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Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Main phone number: 713-222-2593

For emergency after-hours pastoral care, call 713-826-5332

Mailing Address
1117 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002-3183

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The Treehouse

Cathedral Youth Ministries foster spiritual growth


2020 Youth Calendar

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.

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.

January 18, 2021 - Exploring Racial Reconciliation, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in partnership with Christ Church Cathedral on Monday, January 18th for "Exploring Racial Reconciliation."

This event is for youth, grades 6-12. Register to attend.


Sunday School

Will run Sept. 13, 2020 through April 25, 2021

Fall programming will be online via Zoom.
When in-person activities resume: 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. Register here.

67 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. (Bilingual) Register here.

Seed and Root Groups

Will run Sept. 13, 2020, through April 25, 2021

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.

Register for Seed groups.                         Register for Root groups.

Seed Groups (6th8th gr) Root Groups (9th12th gr)

Tuesdays 6:30–8 p.m.

Wednesdays 6:30–8 p.m.

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! 

Summer 2020 Mission Trips 

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

June 2224: Houston Mission – Join the Treehouse as we serve God in the midst of the city together with CUSE (Cathedral Urban Service Experience) and your Treehouse friends! Each missioner will receive a packing list, a mission devotional, a pack of supplies, and service hours! Friends are invited and scholarships are available. You will return your pack with the amazing donations you have created during your Cathedral Urban Service Experience. 

Missionpalooza, postponed for 2020  Missionpalooza is an annual diocesan-wide youth mission trip focusing on disaster relief. It is for youth ages 12-18 (rising 7th graders through high school seniors).

Episcopal Youth Event (EYE), postponed for 2020  Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) is a triennial event for the youth of the entire Episcopal Church. About 1500 Episcopal youth, adult chaperones, and bishops gather together for worship, workshops, and five days of living in Christian community in college dorms.

Trips include all transportation, meals, fellowship, and fun. There are also leadership opportunities at each of these mission trips for older youth.

BRANCH OUT (postponed for 2020)

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.


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