Grace Cathedral is a house of prayer for all people and that means all ages! Young people are always welcome to worship with the congregation and to take part in Sunday morning children’s programs or our Teen Group. For families with young children we offer childcare and special seating at the 11 a.m. service.
Sunday Morning Programs
Sunday morning programs for children and teens begin at 10:45 a.m., on the lower level of the cathedral. Enter from Taylor Street or the cathedral garage and the Family Ministries Welcome Team will be there to greet you!
We greatly appreciate you registering for programs in the fall, so we know how many will be joining us for planning purposes, but everyone is welcome to attend a program anytime, on a drop-in basis.
Godly Play is for children age 4 through 3rd grade. This play-centered program is led by two adult teachers in the Montessori tradition of honoring a child’s sensibilities and choices. When our Godly Play session finishes, the children re-join their families in the family seating area for the rest of the service.
Our Teen Group isn’t your granny’s Christian youth group. We meet for open-ended and provocative discussion on the big questions in life and for volunteer projects that make us stretch—stretch our preconceptions, our understanding of the world and who we think is our brother and sister. But we also know how to have a good time!
During the 11 a.m. Choral Eucharist, families with children and youth sit together in the first pews at the front left of the cathedral. We sit together so that our children can find us when they re-join us after Sunday morning programs—and because we like to be together!
Child Care (for children age 5 and younger)
Children are always welcome in worship at Grace Cathedral. But if your little darling prefers playing to praying, we have a well-equipped nursery with professional childcare attendants (and a changing table and quiet place for nursing). Parents are provided with silent pagers, so they can be notified if they’re needed. The nursery is open on Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Rev. Mary Carter Greene, leads our Children, Youth and Family Ministry. She would love to hear from you with questions or suggestions. Look for Rev. Mary Carter’s contact info below.