Cloister Gallery: April Murphy

Detail of "The Treat Seat" by April Murphy

In November, the Cloister Gallery welcomes artist April Murphy, who will exhibit her brightly colored acrylic paintings of animals and other quirky subject matter throughout the month. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, November 7, from 6–8 p.m. Murphy injects whimsy and humor into her paintings, hoping to bring smiles and lighten moods. “I [read more…]

Combined 10 o’clock service on Nov. 16 to celebrate 175 years


Come for brunch and the final celebration of our 175th anniversary year on Sunday, November 16, as we complete our year of observance of Christ Church’s birthday. We will combine our 9, 11, and 1 o’clock services with a festival Eucharist, Rite I, at 10 o’clock with the Treble, Parish, and Cathedral Choirs accompanied by [read more…]

Submit vestry nominations through Nov. 19

2014 Vestry

Five new members of the vestry will be elected at the annual parish meeting on January 18. These new members will replace Kaki Grubbs, Shannon Hayes, David Kirkland, Phyllis Renfro, and Ellen Harrison, who now comprise the Nominating Committee. Please submit your nominations no later than November 19 by email to David Kirkland; by [read more…]

Dean’s Book Club selections

Cover of "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

The Dean’s Book Club discusses a different book each month, including novels, nonfiction, and books on spirituality and faith. Books are selected by the group and are available for purchase from the Cathedral Bookstore. All are welcome. The club meets in the McGehee Conference Room from 6:30–8 p.m. as follows: Wednesday, November 5“No Great Mischief” [read more…]

Greenery sales support Cathedral Choir

Christmas wreath

You’ll have to get up early on Sunday morning to beat Nan Morris to the Cathedral Choir wreath sale, which runs through November 10. Morris is one of the wreath sale’s most faithful customers, showing up at the choir’s cloister table every year to buy greens as gifts. “My family and friends love the beautiful [read more…]

How Goes the Vision? An Update on our Vision Action Plan (Video)

Dean Thompson stands behind a lectern

Dean Thompson reviews progress to-date and previews the exciting developments to come within the six initiatives of the Vision Action Plan developed earlier this year: Pastoral Care, Community Life, Welcome and Evangelism, Outreach, Worship, and the Spirituality Center. Watch on YouTube Download the Vision Plan (PDF)

EMC 2015: Cathedral represents what we receive from, give to, God

Chris and Scottie McCord

The best part about taking on the task of chairing the Every Member Canvass (EMC) is that it forced us to think more than ever about the pledging process. We thought of reasons why we pledge, what stops us from pledging more or less, and broader questions like why we are Christians and Episcopalians, what church means to us, and why we have chosen the Cathedral to be our church home.

Michael Harvey workshop to focus on power of invitation

Michael Harvey

International speaker Michael Harvey will present “The Power of Invitation” at the Cathedral on Saturday, October 25. Harvey is the creator of Invitation Sunday, and has spent a decade researching the question: “Why don’t we invite our friends to church?” With humor and insight, he will share his findings and offer compelling ways forward, moving [read more…]

Rhythms of Grace to transition

Lisa Puccio

In 2010, Christ Church Cathedral launched a monthly Eucharist and Christian-education program for special needs children and their families named “Rhythms of Grace,” shepherded by Minister for Children and Families Lisa Puccio and former Cathedral Canon Jimmy Grace. Since its inception, 32 families have participated in the program. Last winter, two things occurred in tandem. [read more…]

Annual Parish Retreat offers Camp Allen weekend getaway


A peaceful walk in the woods among towering pines. Ooey-gooey, mouthwatering s’mores by a crackling campfire. A great room filled with the infectious laughter of more than 100 parishioners of all ages gathered in fellowship. Experiences and scenes such as these are why we return time and again to Camp Allen for Christ Church Cathedral’s [read more…]

Extended childcare available for Wednesday, Sunday evening classes

To allow families to more fully participate in Cathedral classes and events, we are now offering childcare on Wednesday and Sunday evenings and for special events, in addition to our regular Sunday-morning nursery hours. On Wednesday evenings, parents should drop off children at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Building and then proceed [read more…]