Youth & Children

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."

Matthew 19:14

Serving youth and children calls for passion, patience, and faithfulness – pointing out the sacred in the midst of the chaos of adolescence and walking faithfully with young people as they transition from child to young adult.

Responding to the spiritual needs of young people is about building trusting relationships. At Christ Church Cathedral, we strive to walk alongside families and young people as they journey from childhood to adulthood, recognizing their gifts for ministry, their questions about spirituality, and their desire to make a difference in the world. 

The Children's Room

The Children's Room is open and staffed during the 10:00 worship service, providing care and formation activities for children, birth through age 10. Here you will find a lovely mixed-age play space incorporating many elements of Waldorf and Montessori early childhood philosophies.

Each Sunday, we gather around the rug for a circle time of seasonal scripture and singing. After our circle, we share a snack that we've made together. Children are welcome to worship with their families in the nave and come to the Children's Room just for circle time (during the sermon) or to come and stay for the entire service!

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Youth Ministry

More than ever, young people need a safe place to belong and discover Jesus. Christ Church Cathedral offers young people 4th – 12th grade opportunities to connect, serve, and grow in their faith. Our youth ministry is grounded in the Five Marks of Mission:
  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
  • To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
  • To respond to human need by loving service
  • To seek to transform unjust structures of society
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth

Right now our youth ministry is actively collaborating with the Kids4Peace and meeting with youth across all of Cincinnati. Please see the Kids4Peace website for upcoming gatherings.

Summer Camps

We host multiple day camps for children each summer, including Art Camp, Music Camp, and Reading Camp. To learn more, please email us at

For overnight summer camps, check out the youth and family programs at Procter Center.

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