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We're Hiring a Director of Children, Youth, and Families

March 28, 2022

Ministry: Minister to children, youth, and their families at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Little Rock, Arkansas

Reports to: Dean and Rector

Supervises:

  • Youth Minister and/or Interns
  • Children Ministers and/or Interns
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program
  • Sunday school volunteers 

Committee: Children, youth, and families ministry       

General Job Description:  Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Little Rock, Arkansas is a downtown, urban parish reaching several hundred active parishioners weekly. We are also a resource for the Diocese, supporting the Bishop and other congregations. This minister builds relationships with and programs for children ages 0-18 and their families, including Sunday school, convocation collaboration on VBS, diocesan youth retreats and other youth group activities. This also includes attending activities where Cathedral and Diocesan families are present like school plays, athletic events, and Camp Mitchell. This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. For more information or to submit your resume, please contact amy@trinitylittlerock.org

Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with members of all ages, focusing on members ages 0-18 and their families.

  • Support, maintain, and develop Sunday morning opportunities for the spiritual well being and formation of children, youth, and their families, including oversight of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

  • Lead and coordinate Youth ministry opportunities for the Cathedral, with the Convocation, and the Diocese.

  • Develop strong volunteer leadership for this ministry, including members of all ages. 

  • Participate in the preaching ministry of the Cathedral.

  • Support active ministry opportunities that involve children, youth, and their families including acolytes, children’s choir, and community ministry.

  • Develop intergenerational opportunities.

  • Attend activities where Cathedral and Diocesan families are present including dance, theater, and athletic events.

  • Develop, support, and maintain a partnership between this ministry and the ministry of ECEP (Early Childhood Education Program), including special programs like VBS, Christmas pageant, and other celebrations.

  • Support, maintain, and develop cooperative programs with the Diocese, Camp Mitchell, Central Convocation churches, and Bethel AME.

  • Attend weekly staff meeting 

  • Make a report to Vestry when requested.

  • Maintain confidentiality within & outside the Cathedral.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Aptitude: A Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field is required for this position; however, higher degrees are preferred. In addition, this position requires extensive experience in parish ministry, including knowledge of  children and youth faith formation. Experience in the Episcopal tradition is preferred, along with ministry training and preaching. All staff are expected to have strong organizational and communication skills, ability to attend to details, lead within the congregation including training volunteers, and listen and adapt to their community. Qualified candidates must have the ability to work independently and as a team member, exhibit emotional maturity, and a teachable spirit.

Continuing Education: This position includes a provision for Continuing Education with a budget for those expenses.

Compensation and Benefits: The salary range for this full time position is $50,000 to $55,000. The position includes health insurance and pension for the employee.

Vacation: There are two weeks of vacation the first year; three weeks beginning the second year, and four years the third year and following. 

Prior experience: Minimum 3 years in a relevant field.

Interested candidates should email their resume to Rev. Amy Daveler Meaux: amy@trinitylittlerock.org.

Ringing For Ukraine

March 22, 2022

The bells of our cathedral will speak for and to the Trinity community on Palm Sunday, April 10, during a 20-minute performance by the Trinity Ringing Society in support of the people of Ukraine. The program will begin immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service. All are invited to watch this special performance, and donations for humanitarian aid will be accepted, to be forwarded to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Ukraine Crisis Response Fund. Donations will help meet critical needs for people fleeing the violence, including food, cash, blankets, and hygiene supplies.


If you would like to donate now please make your check payable to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and include “Ukraine” in the memo line. Checks should be mailed to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 West 17th Street, Little Rock, AR 72206, Attn: Jeanie Toombs. You can also donate using a credit card on the church’s REALM website.

For more information about this special musical service, please contact Julie Keller at 501-454-8369 or juliekeller2@me.com.

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Vocal Recital

February 21, 2022

Facebook Event

Friday, March 11th at 7 pm
Connor Lidell in Concert

Come hear award-winning baritone singer Connor Lidell in a free concert at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Connor is in demand for operatic roles nationwide, and also enjoys an eclectic musical career including musical theatre, choral music, session singing, and teaching a large vocal studio. An accomplished pedagogue, his students have gone on to receive professional theatre contracts and have been on national tours. While in Little Rock, the Trinity Choir will have the opportunity to benefit from Connor’s expertise in vocal technique and vocal health; he will lead our choir in rehearsal on Thursday, March 10th and will conduct the choir at eucharist and evensong on March 13th.  Dr. Stephen Dubberly will accompany this recital.

Lenten Retreat

February 16, 2022

Lenten Reflection Day at Trinity Cathedral

Artist and educator Lisa Thorpe will lead this workshop on Saturday, March 5, 12–4 p.m., for adults and teens — no art experience necessary, just an open heart and mind! Participants will make 40 Lenten cards with torn paper collage, an accessible technique for all levels. The registration fee of $60 includes all materials. Learn more and register.

Concert for Choir and Orchestra

February 08, 2022

Link to Livestream

Watch the live-stream on our YouTube channel.

2021 Annual Report

February 01, 2022

The cover of the 2021 Annual Report

The 2021 Annual Report was presented at the Annual Meeting on January 30, 2022. Inside you will find lots of great content telling the story of Trinity Cathedral during 2021. If you would like a paper copy mailed to you, please email Jack Dowling.

2022 Vestry Elections

January 13, 2022

Voting for Vestry Nominees

The Annual Meeting for Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will open on Sunday, January 23 during the 8 a.m. service. The nominees for Vestry will be introduced at this and all subsequent services. Nominations will be taken from the floor at the 8 a.m. service only.

Voting will begin after this service and continue through the 4 p.m. Choral Evensong service. In deference to the pandemic, we will have an electronic voting option on January 23. You will receive a link to vote through REALM.

Those eligible to vote are as follows according to Canon 24, Section 4:  
“All worshipers of not less than 16 years of age, being communicants in good standing and regular contributors of record, or members of family groups which are regular contributors of record, for the support of the parish, and who shall have been canonically connected with the parish for thirty days prior to the date on which the parish meeting is held. This provision as to financial support shall not apply to those communicants who are unable to contribute. Those voters so qualified and being present at the parish meeting shall constitute a quorum.”

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Advent and Christmas Schedule

December 01, 2021

Children's Choir Resumes

November 21, 2021

The Trinity Children’s Choir resumes Wednesday, December 1! This ministry is a fantastic opportunity for children in grades 2-8 (and their parents) for many reasons, including:

  • Free musical education: learning to read music and sing with good technique and confidence
  • Religious education: learning about Christianity and Christian values
  • Building teamwork and listening skills
  • Making new friends
  • Singing alongside our adult singers
  • Free babysitting every week!

We Episcopalians are fortunate to have a beautiful and unique musical tradition, and to be good stewards of that tradition, we must share it with future generations. Rehearsals will be 90 minutes and will take place on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. As we first get started, the Children’s Choir will only sing once a month or so, but as their skills develop, it is my hope that they will sing every other week. I’m relying on you, our parishioners, to help spread the word about this great opportunity. It is not necessary for participants or their families to be Episcopalian. If you, your child, and/or a child you know are interested in this opportunity, please reach out to me at colin@trinitylittlerock.org.

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October 06, 2021

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