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The Treehouse

Cathedral Youth Ministries foster spiritual growth


Cathedral Youth  Ministries offer high-quality spiritual formation opportunities within the context of a supportive community of adult sponsors.

Sunday school is key in this process, but spiritual formation happens in many different contexts outside of the Sunday school classroom including Seed and Root groups, community and diocesan events, outreach and missions projects and leadership development opportunities. For more information, contact Minister for Youth Marcia Quintanilla.

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Download the Youth Spring 2020 Calendar (English and Spanish)

Read about our Costa Rica Mission trip and more on our blog: ccctreehouse.org

Sign up for our enews here.

Learn more about Christ Church Cathedral's holistic vision for children's and youth spiritual formation and community service by downloading our "Roots to Fruits" flyer.


Summer Shade 

This summer, the Cathedral Youth won’t be taking a hiatus. We will continue meeting weekly through our Summer Shade program. Every Thursday we will gather at 6 p.m. via ZOOM to either: have game night with awesome prizes, watch a movie, or do an activity together (think cookie decorating, mask making or painting with a twist zoom style). This is a great opportunity to gather as a community for fellowship and fun! 

For movie dates, we will offer $5 “Movie Packs” that you must register for. Pick up will be the Wednesday before the movie date.

For activity dates, we will offer complimentary "Supply Packs," and pick up will also be the Wednesday before the event. Be sure to register.

You must register to pick up all movie or supply packs.

Sign up for the Youth enews and follow us on Instagram @ccctreehouse to stay up to date with each week’s offering. We will make sure that details go out by Tuesday for that week’s program. If you have any questions contact our Minister for Youth, Marcia Quintanilla.

June 11

Movie Night - "Trolls" 

June 18

Game Night – Bingo (win a $10 gift card to Canes!)

June 25

Activity – Let’s Make Cookies! 

July 2

Movie Night – "Star Wars"**

July 9 

Game Night – Star Wars or Scripture (win a $10 to Amazon!) 

July 16

Activity – Painting with The Treehouse!

July 23

Movie Night – "HAMILTON"

July 30

Game Night – Trivia/Scavenger Hunt (win $10 gf to Starbucks)

August 6

Activity – Let’s Make Masks! 

** "Star Wars" movie is subject to change if Netflix, Disney + or any other movie streaming service offers a new movie release. 

Sunday School

Currently on Zoom; email Marcia Quintanilla for the link.

When in-person worship resumes: Sundays in the Ballard Youth Center, third floor of the McGehee Building, aka The Treehouse

1011 a.m. 
Youth Sunday school is a place to come together as a community and grow in our faith through teaching, discussion, and doughnuts. 

2:30 p.m. 
Sunday school (grades 9–12) is an opportunity for young people to ask the big questions and explore the richness of our faith in a safe and fun context. (in English)

Seed and Root Groups

Weeknights on Zoom during the school year

Seed and Root Groups give youth a chance to meet in small groups in their neighborhood for fellowship and Bible study. Read more about them here.

Seed Groups (6th-8th gr) Root Groups (9th-12th gr)

Tuesdays 6:30-8 p.m.
Now on Zoom

Wednesdays 6:30–8 p.m.
Now on Zoom

Branch Out

Thursdays during the school year, Minister for Youth Marcia Quintanilla visits youth at area middle schools and high schools for lunch, extracurricular events, or a quick visit. 

Summer 2020 Mission Trips 

Each year, youth ministries has three mission trips during the summer.

June 22-24: Houston Mission – The Houston Mission Trip collaborates with the Cathedral’s own CUSE (Cathedral Urban Service Experience) program to make an impact on our friends and neighbors in the Houston area by volunteering with several non-profit organizations. This mission trip is opened to current 5th graders through twelfth grade students. Here's what you need to know:

  • It will be virtual, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, via Zoom.

  • Registration is $30, and kids will pick up a "Mission Kit" the week before.

  • The group will do work for The Beacon, New Hope Housing, and other nonprofits.

  • Stay tuned for a packing list from Marcia.

  • Register here.

June 28-July 3: Missionpalooza – This year we will be working with those affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area. It is for current 6th-12th graders. [postponed for 2020]

July 7-11: Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) -- This nationwide Episcopal youth gathering happens once every three years. This year, it is at the University of Maryland, and is open to youth ages 15-19. [postponed for 2020]

Trips include all transportation, meals, fellowship, and fun.

There are also leadership opportunities at each of these mission trips for older youth. 

Summer Shade 

Every Thursday during the summer, the Cathedral youth group gets together for fun, service, and fellowship.

Friends are always welcomed and encouraged to participate. If you have any questions, contact Minister for Youth Marcia Quintanilla. All Summer Shade events are based around a meal and an activity (Either service, movies, or a fun event in the Houston area). Normally they are during the evening unless stated otherwise.

Destination Unknown 

Our popular Destination Unknown Lock-In for middle school youth will be rescheduled soon, with drop off at 5 p.m. and pick up at 10:30 a.m. This is an action-packed adventure where we will explore some of the exciting things Houston has to offer, while building up our community through fellowship.

In the past we have watched the bats on Waugh Drive, explored the Orange Show, played laser tag and gone bowling, and ridden box sleds downhill at Addicks Dam. The best part about the lock-in is that participants don’t know what they will be doing in advance. (But don’t worry, no one is ever disappointed.)