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Families & Children

The Children and Families Ministry of the Cathedral of Hope serves our infants through 4th grade with a safe and fun environment staffed by experienced workers. As a member of the Center for Progressive Christianity, the Cathedral of Hope teaches God’s inclusive love for all persons. Ours is a safe environment for our children. All staff and volunteers have undergone thorough, state-approved background checks. A coded security lock is activated whenever children are present in our ministry area and a number-name tag sign-in system is in place for our young people’s security.

Infant and Child Care is provided for new born up through age five at 9am, 11am and 1pm for all regularly scheduled services, including Wednesday evenings.

Children’s Church (4 yrs. through 4th Grade) meets every Sunday at 9am, 11am and 1 pm. The children meet in community to participate in a complete worship service experience presented in a variety of media including songs, puppet performances, dramatic readings, and interactive storytelling. Children’s worship is designed around a sermon, prayers, offering, and Communion. The children have the opportunity to serve as ushers, readers, puppeteers, actors, prayer leaders, candle bearers, sound and lighting technicians and altar ministers.

Children’s Sunday School for the same ages (4 yrs. through 4th Grade) follows in age appropriate small group rooms, during which time the same lesson addressed in the children’s sermon is reviewed and reinforced on an expanded level through discussions, games, crafts, and various other interactive events, concluded by snacks and free time.

Hope Day School offers a high-quality early childhood educational program providing a safe and nurturing preschool environment to promote the spiritual, cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of young children while responding to the needs of the family.  More information on our school here.

Our Faith

We take the core values of our church very seriously, though our teaching techniques are anything but boring. Our young people are reminded weekly that this love is from God and is a love of inclusion, and of liberation of all through the hope that is demonstrated best through Jesus in his saving life and works.

Our Facility

We are dedicated to, and in the business of creating healthy childhood memories, and our facility has been designed and built to reflect our continuing quest for this goal. Our display cases, murals, Christian symbol floors, and other art installations serve as teachers for both children and adults, even when the staff and volunteers are not present.

For further information about our programs or curriculum please email Dan Peeler, our Minister for Children and Families, or call 214-351-1901.