Christian Education

Sunday School

Our Sunday School program has been on hold due to COVID restrictions; we are working on ways to re-integrate this program into our Sunday activities.

Traditionally Sunday School at Trinity Cathedral is held Sundays at 10:00 am in Synod Hall (gathering first in All Saints’ Chapel.) Children participate in communal prayer, sharing their thoughts and concerns with one another and then spend time reading and exploring the reading for the day. Afterwards students engage in related activities designed to enhance their Christian formation. Children enter the service at the Peace. Family Sundays (the 4th Sunday of each month) are designed to include Cathedral youth in worship service. On Family Sundays children typically remain with their parents for the entire worship and interested youth serve as readers or offertory bearers, and by assisting with the collection.

During these changing times, the spiritual engagement and development of the youth remains an important part of the work at the Cathedral. The Trinity Cathedral Youth Group works concurrently with Sunday School members to ensure all children have a way to stay connected. We too have adapted, and use various mechanisms to support the youth though these joint ministries. Some of the measures include sending our youth and their parents encouraging text messages that contain scripture and related reflections, to sharing youth and family programming, or TED talks, on important social justice issues.

On Family Sundays, our youth continue to serve a critical role in the worship service by serving as lectors. Outside of service youth gather virtually to develop and prepare for special presentations to the Cathedral (Christmas, Black History Month, Women’s History, etc.). These presentations are not only a way for our youth to share their gifts with the Cathedral; through these initiatives we are able to keep them connected to one another and God’s word.

​If you would like your child to be involved in these ministries, please speak with Dean John or a member of the vestry.

We also welcome members of the congregation who would like to teach or assist, or perhaps share a special interest or talent, to contact us!

Adult Education

Trinity’s Adult Education programs promote intellectual adventure and spiritual inquiry in the true Anglican spirit. Activities include book study groups and interfaith forums. New programs from the Adult Education Commission will be listed here as they are offered.

Lenten Soup and Study Series

Our traditional Lenten Series is a series of presentations based on various spiritual teachings. Topics have included: “Spiritual Heroes – featuring a conversation with Krista Tippett and Joan Chittister on Frontiers of Faith,” “Embracing a Life of Meaning – featuring A Conversation with Kathleen Norris,” and “God For Us!: Lessons from the Great Vigil of Easter”. Typically, there are five weekly sessions; each one begins with an (optional) Stations of the Cross in All Saints’ Chapel at 6:00 pm, followed by a soup supper at 6:30 pm and our Lenten program immediately following. Presentations have included audio and visual components, small and larger-group study, and have been led by both lay people and clergy.