Christ Church Cathedral Women’s Retreat
Feb
15
to Feb 17

Christ Church Cathedral Women’s Retreat

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The 2019 Christ Church Cathedral Women’s Retreat is Friday afternoon, February 15 – Sunday morning, February 17, at DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, TN. It will be a very special weekend for women of all ages in the Cathedral Community. This year's theme "What is it you plan to do with your one and precious life?" is from Mary Oliver's poem The Summer Day.  Our speaker for the weekend is the Reverend Lissa Smith! There will be fellowship, workshops, small groups, coffee and conversation, intentional meals, leisure time, and FUN. This year, we are inviting young women (ages 16 and up) to join us as part of the mother-daughter experience. 

Registration is now CLOSED.

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Absalom Jones Feast Day Holy Eucharist at BreakingBread@6
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Absalom Jones Feast Day Holy Eucharist at BreakingBread@6

Join us for a Holy Eucharist celebrating the feast day of the Reverend Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church. The Liturgy will be hosted by the Beloved Community: Commission for Racial Reconciliation and Christ Church Cathedral. The Right Reverend Jeffery N. Leath, AME Bishop, of the 13th District of Kentucky and Tennessee will preach and the Right Reverend John C. Bauerschmidt will celebrate. Special music will be provided by the St. Bartholomew Chamber Singers directed by Dr. David Madeira. The Offering will be designated to Voorhees and St. Augustine Colleges.

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20th Annual Cathedral Chorister Festival 2019
Mar
2
to Mar 3

20th Annual Cathedral Chorister Festival 2019

We invite you and your Choristers to join us for our 20th Annual Cathedral Chorister Festival, to which we welcome Guest Director Nicholas White, Director of Chapel Music and Organist at St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH.

The Festival comprises a full day of rehearsals and social time on Saturday, March 2, and culminates on Sunday, March 3, with the singing of Festal Choral Evensong at 4 p.m.


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Beating Guns Tour
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Beating Guns Tour

On Friday, March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. the Cathedral will welcome Shane Claiborne and Mike Martin as part of their 38-city Beating Guns Tour. During the event, Mike, a Mennonite pastor turned blacksmith, will turn a gun into a garden tool on a forge set up in the parking lot, in a demonstration of the words of the prophet Isaiah: “and they shall beat their swords into plowshares.” (Isaiah 2:4)

The evening will include music and a discussion of the spiritual dynamics of a culture of fear and violence. Attendees will have an opportunity to write the hostilities of their hearts on pieces of paper and then burn them in the forge. Shane will present ideas for ways to address the epidemic of gun violence in America and will eventually be joined by Mike, who will present the tool he has made and give it away. The evening will conclude with a “benediction” in which Shane and Mike will send attendees out to live into the prophet Isaiah’s message. Afterward, Shane and Mike will be available to sign copies of their book Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence.

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Vincent Dubois, Organ
Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

Vincent Dubois, Organ

The youngest of three titular organists of Notre-Dame Cathedral n Paris, Vincent Dubois has been hailed for his “stunning performances” of major works for organ. One critic wrote, “He plays with consummate passion and breathtaking virtuosity, yet with absolute technical control.” Reception following.

Sponsored by Gene Russell.

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13th Annual Bachanalia
Mar
29
4:00 PM16:00

13th Annual Bachanalia

This six-hour musical event is a gift to Bach aficionados from top-flight local instrumentalists and vocalists, who celebrate the master in traditional and creative ways. Light refreshments and souvenirs on sale throughout the evening. Come for all or part!

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Rod McGaha, trumpet
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Rod McGaha, trumpet

Popular trumpet virtuoso Rod McGaha combines a wide variety of influences into an eclectic, globally conscious blend with a fresh sound. Give your Valentine an evening of jazz—much more romantic than a box of chocolates! Reception following.

Suggested donation $15 | $5 students

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Annual Parish Meeting Business Session
Jan
27
10:45 AM10:45

Annual Parish Meeting Business Session

On Sunday, January 27, there will be one Liturgy at 9 a.m., followed by the business session of the Annual Parish Meeting at 10:45 a.m. in the Nave. Childcare will be available during the meeting. Lunch will be served after the meeting at 12 p.m.

Election polls for the Vestry Election will be open in the Parish Hall at 8 a.m. and remain open until 12 p.m. Nominees for the Vestry Class of 2022: John Bridges, Elise Dugger, Dave Hansen, Jill Meese, Brooks Smith, Pete Stringer, Andrea Tucker, Ben Turnage, Varina Willse, and Ellen Wright.


According to Diocesan canons, an eligible voter must be at least 16 years of age; an enrolled, confirmed communicant in good standing at Christ Church Cathedral; and present at a polling station in order to cast a ballot. Each voter may vote for five nominees.

A flyer with photographs and biographical information for the 10 nominees above is available here. It is also be available on the pew rack in the reception area.

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Wisdom Weekend Retreat
Jan
25
to Jan 26

Wisdom Weekend Retreat

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Join us for a weekend retreat as we engage in Ancient Christian Wisdom practices including meditation, chanting, movements, and Lectio Divina. This weekend’s teaching will focus on the Law of Three – an ancient teaching regarding the law of creation - and the ways it relates to the Holy Trinity.  Join fellow wisdom seekers as we discover how the Law of Three can open our hearts, minds and bodies as we awaken in the world and more fully experience the mystery of God’s Holy Trinity.

Retreat leader, Jeanine Siler Jones, has studied extensively with modern day mystic, Episcopal priest, and writer Cynthia Bourgeault. Jeanine began her study with Bourgeault in 2009 and has been particularly interested in unpacking and applying her teaching from The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three: Discovering the Radical Truth at the Heart of Christianity (2013). Jeanine works as a Spiritually integrated Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director in Asheville, North Carolina, and leads Wisdom Tradition retreats throughout the region. We are delighted to welcome her, once again, to Christ Church Cathedral. 

Suggested donation is $25. Please complete registration form here.

Itinerary for the weekend:
Friday
Dinner: 6-6:45 p.m.
Teaching: 6:45-8:15 p.m.

Saturday
Lite Breakfast: 9 a.m.
Teaching
Lunch: 12-1:15 p.m.
Teaching
Dismissal 4:30 p.m.

For more information contact Meghan Gwaltney Manrique.

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S T Kimbrough Reading
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

S T Kimbrough Reading

S T Kimbrough, father of Dean Kimbrough, will be a featured poet at the Poet’s Corner program at Scarritt Bennett on Thursday, January 24 from 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. in Fondren Hall. Mr. Kimbrough has had successful parallel careers as a musician, academician/churchman, and author with widespread experience in all three fields in the United States and abroad.

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Annual Parish Meeting Opening Session
Jan
20
9:30 AM09:30

Annual Parish Meeting Opening Session

On Sunday, January 20, at 9:30 a.m. in the Nave, the opening session of the Annual Parish Meeting will be held. The Vestry Nominating Committee will begin by introducing the following nominees for the Vestry Class of 2022: John Bridges, Elise Dugger, Dave Hansen, Jill Meese, Brooks Smith, Pete Stringer, Andrea Tucker, Ben Turnage, Varina Willse, and Ellen Wright. Immediately thereafter, nominations from the floor will be received. Election polls will open at 7:45 a.m. in the Parish Hall for pre-polling and remain open until 12:30 p.m. Polls will be open again from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. for parishioners who attend BreakingBread@6. 

According to Diocesan canons, an eligible voter must be at least 16 years of age; an enrolled, confirmed communicant in good standing at Christ Church Cathedral; and present at a polling station in order to cast a ballot. Each voter may vote for five nominees.

A flyer with photographs and biographical information for the 10 nominees above is available here. It is also be available on the pew rack in the reception area.

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Discovery Weekend
Jan
11
to Jan 13

Discovery Weekend

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Our fourth annual Discovery Weekend! Discovery is a powerful weekend of spiritual renewal and formation for middle school and high school students. We are hosting a prayer vigil, asking for individuals to pray anytime during the hour, sign up here. You may pray in the location of your choice or join us on the Cathedral campus in the Chapel. For more information, contact Director of Youth Ministries Alison Bocking.

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Christmas Pageant
Dec
23
4:00 PM16:00

Christmas Pageant

Children of all ages are invited to be part of the Christ Church Cathedral Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 23, at 4 p.m., followed by cookies and punch. There is a role and a space for every child. Older children will help younger children and we will all sing and be filled with joy at this wonderful gift of the Christ child among us. For more information, contact Caroline Bauerschmidt.

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Annual Festival of Lessons & Carols
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Annual Festival of Lessons & Carols

Readers from the Christ Church Cathedral congregation join the Choir and Senior Choristers to trace in music and scripture the story of prophecy and fulfillment, from the foretelling of the coming of Christ through Advent and the Annunciation to the Incarnation of God's promise in the birth of our Savior.

Directed by:
Canon Dr. Michael Velting, Organist and Choirmaster
Joseph O'Berry, Assistant Organist and Choirmaster, organ

Reception following.

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Jesse Tree Event
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Jesse Tree Event

Many in our parish family are unable to come to church due to illness or infirmity. A wonderful way to share the love of Christ during the season of Advent is to make a visit to a parishioner and present them with a Jesse Tree*.

Please consider gathering your family or a group of friends and join us on December 15 at 1:00 p.m. for a brief time of fellowship and carol singing before being sent out to make your visit.

If you have a family member who would like to receive a visit on December 15 or you would like to participate, please contact the Reverend Lissa Smith or call 615-255-7729.

*The Jesse Tree is a small evergreen that represents Jesus’ family tree that rises from Jesse of Bethlehem, the father of King David. It is decorated with symbols portraying Jesus’ ancestors.

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Nashville Unlimited
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Nashville Unlimited

Every holiday season, bassist and producer Dave Pomeroy pulls together a dazzling array of Nashville’s finest singers, songwriters and musicians for a great cause — raising funds for Nashville’s Room In The Inn homeless program. A suggested minimum donation of $20 with all proceeds go to Room In The Inn. Open seating, the doors open at 6 p.m.


This year’s lineup includes Tom Paxton, The McCrary Sisters, Don Schlitz, The Ukedelics, Seay Delgado, The Don Juans, and Aubrey Chemel, with more to come. As always, you never know what “Mystery Guests” will make an appearance for this special event!This is a popular annual event where Nashville musicians and surprise guest artists lend their talents to benefit Room In The Inn—and get the audience in the holiday spirit in the process!

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BreakingBread@6 Feast of St. Nicholas
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

BreakingBread@6 Feast of St. Nicholas

Come, hear the story of St. Nicholas, a fourth-century bishop of Myra, in what is now Turkey. After his death on December 6, 342, stories spread of his love for children and charity toward the hungry, sick, and oppressed. His beneficence led to the tradition of giving gifts to children on his feast day, a practice appropriated by Christmas celebrations.
Join us, it's an additional opportunity for children and families to celebrate the traditions of our saints in Advent.

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Night of Light Liturgy
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Night of Light Liturgy

We will gather in the Nave for the Night of Light Liturgy to acknowledge the suffering of God's people and the coming of the One True Light into the world to guide us through the darkness.

This time of worship will include scripture readings, prayers, silence, the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, music, and the lighting of candles.

Please plan to attend this Liturgy as we offer our hearts to God and as we wait, hope, and heal.

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Advent Gathering
Dec
2
9:45 AM09:45

Advent Gathering

Join us in Cheek Hall to make Advent wreaths, Jesse Tree ornaments, and soup packets for St. Luke's.

You can also walk the labyrinth, made of fresh garland with small candles guiding the way.

Look how much fun we had last year!

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Alternative Gift Market for Christmas
Dec
2
9:45 AM09:45

Alternative Gift Market for Christmas

Honoring Lauren McCathren.

Give a gift of love this Christmas and make a difference in someone’s life.

Participate in the Alternative Gift Market by making a donation to a local or global charity in honor of friends and family. You will receive a gift card for each donation that you can give your friends and family to show you have honored them with a donation. There will be 6 local charities and 2 global charities participating in this year’s market.

Shop the market in Parish Hall on December 2 or order online starting on November 26 through December 10.

We accept credit or debit cards.

For more information contact:

Claire Evans Martin: evans.claire@gmail.com

Melanie Leader: melanie@melanieleader.com

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Rise Against Hunger
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

Rise Against Hunger

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A Hands-On Impact on World Hunger

Rise Against Hunger’s meal packaging program is a volunteer-based initiative that coordinates the assembly-line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Join us as we package 10,152 meals! All are welcome.

Please RSVP here.

Sponsored by the Episcopal Youth Community at Christ Church Cathedral.

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Parish Pub Trivia Night (SOLD OUT!)
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Parish Pub Trivia Night (SOLD OUT!)

Enjoy a night of trivia, fellowship, a silent auction, and prizes!

This is an annual social event for the adults and friends of our parish. There will be pizza, wine, beer by Jackalope Brewing Co., a silent auction, and live trivia hosted by Nerdy Talk Trivia! All proceeds support youth missions and outreach.

The Parish Pub Trivia Night is now SOLD OUT! If you would like to purchase a ghost ticket or make a donation, click here.

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Thomas Ospital Organ Concert
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

Thomas Ospital Organ Concert

One of two chief organists at the Church of St. Eustache in Paris, home of the largest pipe organ in France, 28-year-old Thomas Ospital is a top international concert organist. His scintillating program will include a demonstration of his remarkable skill at improvisation.
Reception following.
Co-sponsored by the Nashville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Suggested donation $15 | $5 students

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A Day of Prayer
Oct
27
7:00 AM07:00

A Day of Prayer

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. – 1 John 5:14

Christ Church Cathedral will join its fellow parishes in the Diocese of Tennessee in leading A Day of Prayer, as part of a Diocesan-wide Prayer Vigil on October 27. This powerful act of corporate prayer will serve to unite us as a common body of Christians in middle Tennessee as we pray for what is just and right in our community and in the world around us. 

A Day of Prayer will also celebrate the diverse ways we as Christians can choose to “pray for our needs and those of others,” by offering a time to pray silently or aloud, in solitude or in communion with friends, family, and neighbors.

Plans at the Cathedral include:

  • Chapel Prayer - The day will begin at 7:15 a.m. with a reading of Morning Prayer in the Chapel and conclude with Evening Prayer at 4:30 p.m. At every hour throughout the day, a period of quiet prayer in the Chapel will begin, during which time intentions from the congregation and the community will be read.

  • Prayer Wall - A prayer wall will be set up outside the Cathedral on Broadway from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will grow throughout the day with handwritten intentions, flowers, and pictures, representing the silent prayers of those who have visited.


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OctoberFeast
Oct
14
12:30 PM12:30

OctoberFeast

Join your neighbors at OctoberFeast—where the church community meets the neighborhood community at brunch each Sunday in October.

This Sunday, October 14, will be at Pomodoro East (701 Porter Road, 37206). The neighborhoods for this area include but are not limited to East Nashville, Inglewood, Donelson, Germantown, Cleveland Park, Old Hickory, Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, and Wilson County.
 
Upcoming: October 21—Jonathan's Grille, and October 28—Crow's Nest. Contact the Reverend Matthew Lewis with any questions.

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The Reverend Dr. Andrew Zirschky, Guest Preacher and Speaker
Oct
7
8:30 AM08:30

The Reverend Dr. Andrew Zirschky, Guest Preacher and Speaker

On Sunday, October 7, the Reverend Dr. Andrew Zirschky will preach at the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Liturgies on the topic "Where Technology and Faith Collide." 

An intergenerational panel discussion during the Dean's Forum at 9:45 a.m. will be moderated by the Reverend Matthew Lewis. Panelists will field questions on a variety of themes relating to faith and technology in order to offer reflections on the subject from their perspectives across different generations. 

The Reverend Dr. Zirschky will continue the discussion over refreshments beginning at 3 p.m. that afternoon. Children, youth, and adults alike are invited to participate in a full day of insightful and challenging conversations about faith in the digital age. 

The discussion will examine how social and mobile media are changing the ways we relate in fundamental ways. What is the call of the Christian community in a digital society and how do we live at the intersection where technology and our faith collide? 

Andrew Zirschky (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Youth Ministry at Memphis Theological Seminary and serves as academic director at the Center for Youth Ministry Training in Brentwood, Tennessee.

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Nashville CARES AIDS Walk
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Nashville CARES AIDS Walk

“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”  Romans 10:15

By designation of the Dean, Christ Church Cathedral’s participation in the Annual Nashville AIDS Walk will be a “100 Hands of Mercy” event. As such, all friends of the Cathedral are invited to join the Walk.

Walk with Christ Church Cathedral members, friends, and hundreds of others to raise funds for Nashville CARES and join the Cathedral’s 27-year history of participation in the AIDS Walk. Your participation will bring the good news of Christ’s healing love to Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

Nashville CARES, one of the outreach ministries supported by the Cathedral, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS and their families by providing services including HIV testing, counseling, and emergency food and shelter. CARES is also dedicated to raising awareness and prevention through education in communities, schools, prisons, and shelters.

Advance registration is available online at nashvilleaidswalk.com There you can join the team, sponsor one of the walkers listed on the CCC team, or make a general team donation. For additional information, please contact Jere Lane at 615-496-3209; or Jeanne Thomas at  615-480-9642.

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ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, known for its unconventional musical selections, plays Aliaksandr Yazinski’s “Peace” for accordion and string quartet; Bryon House’s “Trio” for reworked electronics with English horn, bassoon, and flute; and Nico Muhly’s “Beaming Music” for organ (featuring Canon Dr. Michael Velting) and marimba.
Reception following.
Suggested donation $15 | $5 students

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Foyer Group Kickoff Event: Stars Under The Stars
Sep
29
5:30 PM17:30

Foyer Group Kickoff Event: Stars Under The Stars

The Kickoff for Foyer Groups will be the second annual Stars Under The Stars, which will take place Saturday, September 29, at 5:30 p.m. We will gather on the front lawn of Diocesan House at 3700 Woodmont Blvd. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of laughs as we watch Whoopi Goldberg in the classic movie Sister Act. Come and meet your fellow Foyer Group members and enjoy a night of popcorn and laughs on the lawn under the stars. Please RSVP here if you plan to come. Questions? Contact Adam Hutson (865-922-8633)

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Acolyte Training
Sep
29
1:30 PM13:30

Acolyte Training

Are you interested in becoming an Acolyte? Are you a current Acolyte who would like to expand your role and responsibilities? 
Join us in the Nave on Saturday, September 29, 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m., to learn more about this important ministry. Children and adults are welcome and encouraged to attend!
For more information contact the Acolyte coordinators: Melissa Kirkby or Carolyn Treybig.

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Newcomers Brunch
Sep
16
12:30 PM12:30

Newcomers Brunch

New to Christ Church Cathedral? Interested in finding out a little more about this church community in the heart of Nashville? Come to a Newcomers Brunch in Cheek Hall on September 16, following the 11 a.m. Liturgy. You'll enjoy a catered lunch in fellowship with other newcomers and church members, while hearing more about the mission and community of Christ Church Cathedral. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the Reverend Matthew Lewis.

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