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Ministry Guide

We have over twenty active ministries. From feeding the homeless to ringing the church bells to assisting with our Sunday worship, there are a number of ways that we widen the circle of God’s embrace. Here are some resources to learn more about the ministries available to you at Christ Church Cathedral.

 

Giving

Adopt-A-Family

The Adopt-A-Family ministry provides Christmas gifts to those in need of assistance in our parish and in our community. Contact: Debbie Bartlett

 

Pantry Support

Delivery of food and goods to and serving at local pantries, such as at St. John’s in Speedway, St. Mark’s in Plainfield, St. Philip’s and St. Timothy’s in Indy, Lutherans Sharing Place. This activity lasts 1 – 2 hours a month. Contact: Steve Whaley.

 

Administration

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 or Anne Tordai.

 

Cathedral Women

The mission of Cathedral Women is to unite the women of Christ Church Cathedral in service, friend- ship, worship and study that will deepen and strengthen their own spiritual lives and lead them into the service of Christ. Contact: April Culbertson.

 

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: Pat McConnell.

 

The St. Cecelia’s Guild (Music Support)

This group offers support for the musical arts at Christ Church through regular and special events. Contact: Shannon Joyce

 

Teaching

Children’s Formation

September through May we provide formation to children between the 10am and 1pm worship ser- vices. Our children learn through the Godly Play curriculum. Contact: Anne Tordai.

 

Education for Ministry

The Education for Ministry (EfM) program from Sewanee University provides people with the education to carry out ministry. It is an intensive 4-year course of study led by lay ministers. Contact: Marcia Gray.

 

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. Contact: The Rev. Canon Lee Curtis and/or Merrill Grayson.

 

Margaret Ridgely Memorial Library

Our Cathedral library is located on the second floor where books are available to be checked-out. Volunteers help shelve and organize books. Contact: Matthew Stevenson.

 

Nursery Care

Love holding babies and cuddling sweet toddlers? Patient and caring individuals from our congregation needed for childcare. Safeguarding God’s Children training and background check required. Pediatric First Aid and CPR certification encouraged and available (at least 1 certified caregiver required in Nursery at all times). Contact: Anne Tordai.

 

Youth Formation

Youth Formation is offered on Sunday mornings following the 10:00am Eucharist. The Youth do not follow a set program in favor of fellowship and service. Real people, real conversations. Contact: The Rev. Canon Lee Curtis.

 

Teaching

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: The Rev. Canon Lee Curtis and/or Mark Calvert.

 

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. Contact: Irma Petrosino.

 

Sacred Music

Sacred Music at CCC includes a variety of musical offerings, including the Choir of Men and Choristers with audition required, the Coro Hispano, the mixed voice volunteer Gallery Choir, and the Allegria Children’s Choir. Contact: Dr. Michael Boney

 

Sacred Space Yoga

Twice a week, CCC offers beginner Ashtanga yoga, which includes breathing exercises and gentle stretches. It is free to attend and is open to all ages and abilities. Contact: Anne Tordai

 

St. Dunstan’s Guild (Bell Ringers)

The St. Dunstan’s Guild is an assembly of people who practice the art of change ringing. This Guild meets Wednesday evenings to practice ringing the bells in the tower, and is called upon for special occasions or services. Contact: John Goulding.

 

Ushers and Tellers

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. Contact: Terry Kirsten.

 

Vergers

Vergers assist with the organization and operation of the church service, supporting the clergy and the laity in worship. Vergers serve at the 10:00am Sunday service and special services, and commit to serving at least once a month. Contact: Bill White.

 

Mercy

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: The Rev. Tom Kryder-Reid.

 

Parish Breakfast

Can you spare one Sunday a month to stir, scramble, sauté, serve or slice? Join the kitchen brigade preparing brunch on Sundays at the Dean’s Forum! Contact: Tim Culbertson

 

St. Theresa’s Guild

The St. Theresa’s Guild provides friendship to homebound and elderly members of the Cathedral parish. The guild visits and distributes greeting cards and gifts on birthdays, Christmas and Easter with a vision of keeping all members, whether able to attend services or not, involved as continuing members of our common life. Contact: Julie Adkins

 

Prophecy

Bilingual Conversation: Share, Listen, Love

Improve your conversation skills in a second language (English or Spanish) through group activities and one-on-one conversations. This ministry celebrates the community’s rich multilingual and multicultural heritages through bilingual conversation and fellowship. Contact: Jen Hund.

 

Outreach Ministry Team

This group organizes opportunities for the congregation to serve people in need at service agencies in the city of Indianapolis, in other cities in the U.S., and abroad. This group meets once month and for service projects. Contacts: Steve Whaley or Jude Magers

 

Serving

Hats for Indy – Knitting

Hats for Indy is a group of parishioners that meet monthly in restaurants and pubs around the city to knit hats and scarves for our guests experiencing homelessness. Contact: Julie Breuninger

 

Homeless Breakfast

Join us in extending hospitality to people experiencing homelessness on early Sunday mornings. We serve breakfast and coffee, and offer listening hearts and fellowship to all people. This activity lasts 2 hours, and begins at 6:45am. Contact: The Rev. Canon Lee Curtis.

 

St. Mary and Martha’s Guild (Hospitality and Parish Life)

Widening the waistlines of God’s people through food and drink, we help in the kitchen prepare and serve food regularly or for special events. Contact: Carl Michaelis.