The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Children's Ministries

Donate a Jacket or Shoes and Wear Your Pajamas to Church!

Cathedral member Emma Ellis is creating a children’s shoe and jacket store at the Homeless Requiem for her Girl Scout Gold Award project, and you are invited to make donations of gently used jackets and shoes to be distributed. As she described in last week’s Sunday School classes, Emma is requesting donations of gently used jackets and close-toed shoes ranging in styles, colors, and sizes so that there will be a selection for the kids. Donations can be dropped off in the box by the Homeless Requiem tables in the Atrium this Sunday morning, October 30. All children who bring a donation are encouraged wear pajamas to church on Sunday!
The Homeless Requiem and dinner, remembering homeless individuals who have died this year, is Tuesday, November 1. For more information, visit

Allegro: Music for Young Children

If you want a fun, structured activity for your child that is as educational as it is fun, Allegro is for you! Movement and music activities are perfect for child development. Music immerses the child in language, evokes movement, stimulates the brain and fosters physical coordination – all in a group setting that builds community. Using Musikgarten’s developmentally appropriate curricula for infants through second graders, Allegro offers children a joyful setting for mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and social growth. Weekly classes are separated by age group, infants through 5 years old. Learn more and sign up at


All fourth and fifth graders are invited to attend EYSeedlings, a monthly gathering of fellowship and fun. The next meeting will be Sunday, February 21 from 4–6 p.m. We will learn some Lenten practices and share a meal together. If you’re planning to come to EYSeedlings at any time this year, please register at In addition to registering, if you’ll be with us on February 21, please email Ciara Rowley at to RSVP.

Shrove Tuesday!

Shrove Tuesday marks the final celebration of frivolity before Ash Wednesday and the holy season of Lent. Join us for a delicious pancake feast served to you by our very own canon staff. You won’t want to miss any of the Shrove Tuesday fun, February 9, 5:30–7 p.m. There will be a fabulous bead toss, naming of the official Shrove Tuesday King, Queen, Prince, and Princess, and more! Sign up online at or in the Atrium on Sunday, February 7.

Allegro: Music for Young Children

Using play, movement, singing, and instruments, Allegro and Musikgarten classes help younger children through age 5 develop musical skills and knowledge as well as an appreciation for music, using the Musikgarten curriculum.
Classes start again in early January and are grouped by age, featuring varied times and age-appropriate curricula. All classes are taught by Brenda Pruitt, and are held in the Allegro room, downstairs next to the choir room. For more information and to register, go to

EYSeedlings Christmas Party

All fourth and fifth graders are invited to attend EYSeedlings, a monthly gathering of fellowship and fun. We will celebrate together Sunday, December 20 after Christmas Lessons and Carols. Parents are also invited, and we ask you to bring a dish to share. If you’re planning to come to EYSeedlings at any time this year, please register at In addition to registering, if you’ll be with us on December 20, please email Ciara Rowley at to RSVP.

Christmas Pageant Sign-Ups

This Sunday, December 13, is the last day to sign your child up for the Christmas Pageant, held every year at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. A signup table will be in the Atrium .All children who are registered in the 4-year-old group through 5th grade Sunday School classes are welcome to participate. If your child is not registered for Sunday School, please contact Ciara Rowley at or register online at Dress rehearsal will be Sunday, December 20 at 12:45 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Sara Chapman at The Christmas Pageant is a tradition not to be missed. We look forward to another wonderful Christmas Eve as we celebrate the birth of Jesus!

Advent Wreath-making

The Cathedral’s annual Advent wreath-making event will take place after Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, November 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Child Hall. Wreath kits, which include the circular form, candles, and candle holders, and a booklet on celebrating Advent at home will be available for pre-order in the Atrium on Sunday, November 15 and November 22 and online at The kits are $14. Some greenery will be provided but everyone is encouraged to bring their own clippings and clippers as well. Dinner will be provided by Figo Pasta following the wreath-making activity. Dinner is $6/child and $8/adult ($10/person at the door).

Deadline Approaching for Greenery

This Sunday, November 15 is the deadline to order fresh wreaths and holiday centerpieces from the Cathedral Choristers, who sang a beautiful Evensong service last Sunday. This tradition is a great way to support the music program for our young people, while purchasing your greenery gifts online. To do so, go to and enter group code: choir (all lower case). We are selling three sizes of wreaths with multiple bow options, centerpieces, swags, and mailbox toppers. Prices range from $37 for a 28” swag to $42 for a 30” wreath, including shipping. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Kelly Cunningham, 404-948-1209 or