A lifelong journey of Faith
At the Cathedral, we believe in the importance of the formation of modern Christian life from a young age, and every child is welcome! With a rich mix of CHiC! Children in Church activities - Sunday School classes, Singing Sundays, and Movie Time throughout the year, we aim to give a solid foundation and sound start to a child's lifelong journey of faith.
The CHiC! program takes place every Sunday at 10:45 AM (except for Christmas and summer holidays) and it is open to all children from the Petite Section (from 3 years old) to CM2 (10-11 years old). Children under three are cared for in the nursery (available all year long, including school holidays).
We also have a dedicated Youth Group for those in collège and lycée (see our Youth Program page ↣).
Godly Play & More
Sunday School classes are grouped by grades :
JAM (Jesus and Me) : Maternelle (Petite, Moyenne & Grande sections) / Preschool
BEACH (Be Excited About Celebrating Him) : CP, CE1, CE2 / 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade
FBI (Faithful Bible Investigators) : CM1 - CM2 / 4th & 5th Grade
The class curriculum includes prayers, bible stories, art projects, music, and it draws upon the teaching methods of Godly Play. Godly Play is an exciting, dynamic, and creative approach to Christian education. It engages and captivates, while offering space for self-discovery and learning.
A Singing Sunday activity is led by the Cathedral Canon for Music, Zachary Ullery, along with the participation of the Cathedral Children’s Choir. All classes will meet together to learn about music and making it part of our faith journey.
During the holiday Sundays around the school vacations, all children are invited to a Movie Time. A fun way to learn Bible, the “Friends and Heroes” series features powerful stories through the first-century adventures of Macky and his friends.
The CHiC! program is an integral part of the Cathedral’s life and calendar. Several projects throughout the year are designed to help a child be more involved with the church community. One of the highlights of the Cathedral's year is the Christmas Pageant, a colorful, moving and musical event with children of all ages taking part. Other activities include a Lent project, a First Communion ceremony, as well as CHiC! Sunday where children act as ushers, welcomers and lectors during services.
Sunday School teachers and assistants volunteer their time and efforts to help children learn more about the Christian faith, adapting God's message to the appropriate age level to open up the possibilities of a life lived in the spirit of Christ. All volunteers are carefully screened according to the guidelines and Procedures for the Care and Protection of Children and Youth adopted by the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe.