On one of December’s wintriest nights, a group of young souls gathered at the Cathedral to embrace fellowship and share a warm and hearty meal. Our purpose in getting together (beyond digging into lasagna, salads, bread and a whole bunch of desserts) was to start a discussion about revitalizing the place of young adults at Christ Church Cathedral.
The young adult fellowship is open to everyone aged 20-45 in the parish. We want to be a place for people to get together, where a sense of community would enable us to participate in work and activities to benefit the parish and the wider community. Guidance and leadership will be provided by Rev. Canon Hilary Murray, the Cathedral’s Canon Pastor.
These ideas about the purpose of the group formed our discussion at dinner — along with chat about pop culture, the cathedral and what activities the group could undertake in the New Year. Ideas for those included a board game night, pot luck lunches after church, volunteer work and outreach we could do as a group and ways we could help with Cathedral ministries and events or get involved with diocesan activities. We’re is looking forward to hearing more ideas to promote fellowship and community.
Our group needs a name! So, if you’re creatively inclined, or if the Holy Spirit gives you an idea — let us know! We’d appreciate receiving suggestions by January 3rd so voting can be done early in the New Year. Please submit your suggestion to either the Cathedral office or to Canon Hilary. If you missed out on the dinner December 14, no worries, you can join us any time. We want to include as many of the Cathedral’s young adults as possible, and if you have an event or activity you’d like to do, let us know, or even better, bring yourself and your suggestions to the next event! Keep an eye out in the weekly bulletin, the Cathedral’s Facebook page, bulletin boards or the announcement screen for the next event! It should take place in late January or early February 2020.