Christ Church Cathedral is mission-minded. From internal training to external outreach, there are countless opportunities for individuals to get involved. We advocate for the LGBT and Hispanic communities, and provide support to local, national, and global organizations and causes. We work collectively and cooperatively, providing compassionate service to everyone—the homeless, the lost, the steadfast, the strong. Let us know if you would like to serve as a volunteer or if you would like more information about a particular ministry.

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  • IN THE KITCHEN

    Serve the parish by helping the Saint Martha’s Guild coordinate and celebrate receptions, picnics, and events like Mardi Gras. Widening the waistlines of God’s people through food and drink, Contact Carl Michaelis, or call (317) 636-4577 ext. 107.

  • OUTREACH

    Our Outreach Group organizes monthly opportunities for the congregation to serve people in need, living out our mission of Widening the Circle of God’s Embrace. Contact Dean Stephen Carlsen for more information.

  • HOMELESS MINISTRY

    Every Sunday at 7 a.m., CCC opens its doors to those who are homeless. We serve breakfast and coffee, and offer listening hearts and fellowship to all people. Contact Rev. Lee Curtis, or call (317) 636-4577 ext. 104.

  • HUMAN NEEDS

    Volunteers help with administrative support and faithful fellowship with those coming to the Cathedral for financial assistance, for utilities or rent. Meets on Tuesday beginning at 7:30 mornings in the St. Francis Foyer for about two hours. Contact Fred Andrews, or call (317) 636-4577 ext. 115.

  • LAY EUCHARIST VISITORS

    Lay Eucharistic Visitors take communion to the homes of people unable to attend church on Sundays at service. All people are trained and supported through monthly check in meetings. Contact Jacqueline Kenton.

  • ST. THERESA'S GUILD
    Members of St. Theresa’s Guild at CCC are dedicated to sharing the life of the church with our homebound, fellow parishioners through regular visits, special visits during the holidays, card greetings, and gifts for birthdays, Christmas and Easter. Our guild members meet two to four times a year to coordinate activities on behalf of those we serve, share care concerns, and to prepare gifts and flowers for the upcoming holidays. If these kinds of service activities sound like a good fit for your time and talents, please call or send a text message to Julie Adkins at 317-371-8696 or email Julie Adkins.
  • ACOLYTES

    The Acolytes assist clergy in making a reverent worship experience for congregants that flows smoothly, lighting and holding candles, holding the crucifix and bringing the Gospel book into the congregation. Acolytes commit to serving at least once a month and at special services. Contact Lee Campbell, or Indira Samuels.

  • ALTAR GUILD

    Making Christian witness through quiet rejoicing and reflection, the Altar Guild prepares the church for all Eucharists. They are responsible for preparing and maintaining all vessels used Sunday, weekday services, and LEV kits. Altar Guild members commit to serving at least once a month. Contact the Rev. Canon Lee Curtis.

  • CHALICE BEARERS

    Chalice bearers serve the chalice at the Holy Eucharist on Sundays at 8:00am or 10:00am, and special services, and commit to serving at least once a month. They assist the priests at the communion rail, making a holy experience. Contact Irma Petrosino.

  • GREETERS GUILD

    Greeters provide welcome and information to all visitors at Sunday services at the Cathedral. This ministry seeks to welcome the stranger. Greeters serve at the 8:00am or 10:00am Sunday service, and special services, and commit to serving at least once a month. Contact David Baldwin, or Jerri Bruckmann.

  • LECTORS

    Lectors are men and women of the church entrusted with reading the Word of God in the church’s litur- gies at Evensong, on Sunday at 8:00am or 10:00am, and for special services. Lectors commit to serving at least once a month. Briana Rhodes.

  • USHERS

    Ushers offer a ministry of hospitality, greeting all who enter the church and performing duties during and after the service itself. Ushers and Tellers commit to serving at least once a month. Terry Kirsten.

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  • STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

    At the annual Strawberry Festival, hundreds of volunteers dish up more than six tons of strawberries. The event raises money for grants administered by the Cathedral Women. Contact April Culbertson for more information.

  • ADOPT-A-FAMILY

    This program provides Christmas gifts and back-to-school materials to families in need of assistance, be they members of CCC or members of the community. For more information, contact Debby Bartlet.

  • HATS FOR THE HOMELESS

    The outgoing Hats for Indy group meets once a month at a restaurant or pub around the city. They spend time knitting hats for residents who are experiencing homelessness. Contact Julie Breuninger for more information.

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  • MEXICO

    CCC has a partner relationship with the parish of La Transfiguración, located in the village of Nuevo Progreso, Oaxaca, Mexico. CCC and La Transfiguración support each other through prayer and mission trips.

  • BRAZIL

    The Diocese of Indianapolis has a long-standing relationship with the Diocese of Brasília, Brazil. With our help and support, the Diocese of Brasília established an after-school program for children.

  • MISSION TRIPS

    CCC organizes mission trips once a year, and the mission trip planning committee aims for 75 percent of the participants to be first-time missioners. In the past, CCC has traveled to Navajoland and Appalachia.