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I was horrified, devastated, by the massacre in Paris on November 13, 2015. The details of that tragedy were almost too gruesome to hear about. I share in the sorrow of so many good citizens – in France and around the world. I want to cry out that the world has far, far, far more good and righteous citizens than it has vicious and evil ones. Read more.

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Christmas Pageant Sign-Ups

It is time to sign up for the Christmas Pageant, held every year at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. All children who are registered in the 4-year-old group through 5th grade Sunday School classes are welcome to participate. If your child is not registered for Sunday School, please contact Ciara Rowley at or register online at A pageant sign-up table will be in the Atrium on Sundays, November 29, December 6, and December 13. Dress rehearsal will be Sunday, December 20 at 12:45 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Sara Chapman at The Christmas Pageant is a tradition not to be missed. We look forward to another wonderful Christmas Eve as we celebrate the birth of Jesus!

Advent Wreath-making

The Cathedral’s annual Advent wreath-making event will take place after Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, November 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Child Hall. Wreath kits, which include the circular form, candles, and candle holders, and a booklet on celebrating Advent at home will be available for pre-order in the Atrium on Sunday, November 15 and November 22 and online at The kits are $14. Some greenery will be provided but everyone is encouraged to bring their own clippings and clippers as well. Dinner will be provided by Figo Pasta following the wreath-making activity. Dinner is $6/child and $8/adult ($10/person at the door).

Hart Readers to Discuss Evensong

For the Wednesday, December 2 meeting of the Cathedral Book Store’s Hart Readers, we’ll be reading and discussing Evensong by Gail Godwin. Parishioner Sheryl Paylor will facilitate. A bestselling novel by this distinguished author brings to life the people of a small Smoky Mountain town and a woman whose world is indelibly altered by them. Beautifully written and filled with the insight and compassion Godwin is known for, Evensong is about family, the sometimes uncomfortable bonds of marriage, and the quest for religious faith. We will meet in the Walthour Library at 6:30 p.m. Please join us!