The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Youth Ministries

Thank You, Maggie Paul!

Maggie Paul has served the Cathedral of St. Philip faithfully for the last four years, one as a Youth Ministry intern, and three as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. She has been a caring pastor to our youth and their families, while building up a community and programming that will continue to welcome and nurture them in faith. As Maggie leaves us at the end of June to begin this next chapter of her life and ministry, we give thanks for the good work she has done here and send her on with our blessing!

True Grit with Kathy Roberts

Our Raising Youth Series is back with Kathy Roberts coming to speak on Sunday, April 7 at 6 p.m. As pendulums do, they will swing through a wide arc and swing right back. In the last decade, the parenting pendulum took us through a period of overprotection, helicopter parenting, and smoothing out the bumps and valleys of our children’s lives. Mostly out of fear and good intentions, we DID lots of things for our kids that they could have done for themselves. Our kids became Dis–abled, Dis-couraged, and lost confidence in their own skills. Most are now learning how to fail and recover at the age of 25, which is not ideal. But we parents are resilient and can learn a new way (or an old way!) to En-able and En-courage our kids to live independently, confidently and resiliently. Come share and learn with us as we see how we got to this place and how to change our path forward. Please RSVP to Maggie Paul, mpaul@cathedralATL.org.

Youth Confirmation Starts Soon

Confirmation is when a person makes the decision to take ownership of the promises made by their parents, Godparents, and grandparents at their baptism, in order to live out their Baptismal Covenant. At the Cathedral, we encourage Confirmation during the 8th grade year, and our 8th grade Sunday school curriculum is a Confirmation curriculum. All youth are invited to participate in the Confirmation program if they feel ready, so long as they are at least in 8th grade.

Wednesday Nights on the Lawn

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us Wednesday evenings starting April 25 on the Lanier House Lawn for an old fashioned community picnic. Feel free to bring your own food and beverage or enjoy something from one of our vendors. Options will include market favorites: S&J's Woodfired Pizza, Good Food Kitchen (street tacos), and King of Pops. The Cathedral will also host our own food booth “Hot Diggity Dogs,” which will offer a variety of kid friendly meals. Hot dogs are $2 each and come with a glass of lemonade. Spring hours will be 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. See you on the lawn!

What Adults Should Know About Adolescent Mental Health

The Cathedral Counseling Center’s Caroline Paris will lead a discussion on the mental health of teenagers and college students on Sunday, March 4, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Gould Room. The discussion will focus on communicating with adolescents and getting them to communicate with you. Other topics addressed will include social media, stress, depression, grief, and suicide. Please RSVP to Canon Cathy Zappa, czappa@stphilipscathedral.org, or Maggie Paul, mpaul@stphilipscathedral.org.

Eagle Scout Project to Help Food Bank

Jesus tells us to help others, and one of the easiest ways is to donate food to a food bank. In Georgia, one in four children don’t get enough food each day. For my Boy Scout Eagle Service Project, I am holding a food drive to help support the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and through them, the hungry in Georgia. You can participate by placing food in the collection barrels, labeled Atlanta Community Food Bank, conveniently located in the youth hall upstairs. By donating, you are helping the hungry in Georgia to have enough food on the table.

Soup-er Bowl Sunday!

It's time for the SOUP-er Bowl! Help Cathedral youth gather goods and monetary donations for Buckhead Christian Ministry on Sunday, February 4. We will be collecting items before the 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services at the top of the ramp in between Child Hall and the Court of Gratitude. Help predict the winner of the Patriots vs. Eagles Super Bowl game by placing your donations in the appropriately marked bins. We have correctly predicted the winner for the majority of the past thirteen years! Some helpful items are canned tuna or chicken, canned spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, oatmeal or grits, soup, jam or jelly, and hygiene items. For more information, contact Maggie Paul, mpaul@stphilipscathedral.org or 404-365-1080.

Rock the Universe

Join the youth on a wild ride! We are going to Rock the Universe at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida! Explore the sights at Universal while also enjoying concerts by Casting Crowns, for King & Country, Brandon Heath, Family Force 5, and more! We will drive down during the day, party all night, and sleep the whole way home, as we get to know each other and continue to build and invest in our Episcopal Youth Community at the Cathedral! Rock the Universe is September 9-10.

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