Help a Child to Read

Book Donations & Volunteers Needed!

 

Summer Reading Camp means another summer of children happy to be at the cathedral. Beginning June 17, third and fourth graders struggling to read attend the camp to play literacy games, listen to the book of the day, make crafts, and work one-on-one with a certified reading tutor. They also get to enjoy a tasty and nutritious breakfast and lunch –– all at no cost to the campers.

 

The Summer Reading Camp has a proven track record of helping children improve their comprehension and reading fluency, while fostering a love of books.

 

Because the campers thrive with individualized attention, volunteers are needed to read to the children or help them with their work.

 

Book donations are also needed and may be left at the front desk. The books will be added to the collection from which campers may choose, once a week, one book to keep as their own. Often these books are the only books in the camper’s home.

 

For more information about this ministry, contact Dianne Ebbs.

Our Children’s Program

We are pleased to offer a Christian Formation program for children, ages three to 12, which adapts to their needs as they grow. We utilize the Montessori-based The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Classes run on Sundays, beginning at 9:45 AM, September through May, and ending around 10:30 AM. when the children join their parents and grandparents worshipping at the 10 a.m. liturgy for the distribution of Holy Communion.

 

Children learn about events in the Bible and the geography of the Holy Land. They learn about the liturgy and the meaning of Holy Communion. They learn about compassionate and loving service.

 

By accommodating various learning styles, we are able to support the spiritual development of all children. We build on the belief that children have a special capacity to experience the presence of God. The classrooms are warm, attractive and safe, while the lessons foster a sense of wonder and love for God. Children meet in one of three classrooms, divided by level pre-kindergarten to kindergarten, first through third grade and fourth through sixth grade.

 

For more information, or to register your child, contact children and family ministry director Hannah Teetor.

 

Meet Our Director of Children and Family Ministry:

Hannah Teetor

 

Learn More:

Choir & Art Camps for Children

Cathedral Choir of Children and Youth

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