At CCC, we are more than a church; we are a family. We care about our members and about the community, which is why we offer pastoral care, recovery services, and caregiving ministries.
- PASTORAL CARE
Our clergy celebrate with you in times of joy, and pray with you in times of sickness or grief. We provide the sacraments—the anointing of the sick, last rites, baptism, and confession—and are always available to speak in confidence.
CCC hosts several Alcoholics Anonymous meetings each week. On Mondays, CCC also hosts Al-Anon, the support group for friends and family of individuals who struggle with alcoholism. For details, please contact Floyd Acoff.
CCC’s caregiving ministries provide support for the sick, homebound, and those unable to physically attend church. If you are interested in receiving fellowship and communion within your home, contact the Cathedral.
When the service ends, the fellowship continues. Following Sunday worship from September to May, CCC offers a variety of enrichment programs.
- CHILDREN'S FORMATION
Children learn about God’s bountiful spirit through Godly play, a Montessori-style Sunday School model that focuses on curiosity and questions. Children grow spiritually at their own pace.
- YOUTH FORMATION
Every Sunday, youth in grades six through 12 meet to discuss God’s work in their lives. There is no curriculum and no homework—only real faith, honest questions, and open conversation.
- DEAN'S FORUM
Adults gather and discuss topics of the moment, from events around the world to issues within the church, following the 10am Holy Eucharist with Dean and Rector Stephen Carlsen. Topics for discussion change weekly, but range from science, religion, to human sexuality and the Bible. Find the topic for this week’s forum at our Events page.
Curious about God and religion? Explore your faith with conversation and community.
The Education for Ministry theological certificate program is a four-year program through Sewanee University. Lay and clergy members examine the Old and New Testaments, church history, and systematic theology.
It’s okay to be curious and ask questions. At Catechumenate—a weekly gathering in the winter and spring—individuals explore mature, adult faith in the context of open and gracious conversation.
- MRM LIBRARY
A generous bequest from the Lilly family established the Margaret Ridgely Memorial Library in 1928. The library is a resource that promotes spiritual education and growth, theological inquiry, and reflection.
We live in a fast-paced world full of technology and information, and sometimes we need to take a step back. At CCC, we offer a number of activities that calm the mind, refresh the body, and rejuvenate the spirit.
Twice a week, CCC offers beginner Ashtanga yoga, which includes breathing exercises and gentle stretches. Yoga is held on the lawn, weather-permitting. It is free to attend and is open to all ages and abilities.
- CENTERING PRAYER
In a hectic, noisy world, it can be refreshing to seek peace through prayer. Each month, parishioners gather for Centering Prayer, where they focus on quiet contemplation and internal reflection.
- Anointing for Healing
Each Monday, at the 12:05 p.m. service, CCC offers Holy Eucharist with the anointing of holy oil. This 30-minute service offers a moment of quiet reflection, and soothes the body and the spirit.