Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. - Galatians 6:10

Each year, the cathedral community turns its attention to the Nativity of our Lord. We prepare the way during Advent and, amidst the hustle of shopping, cleaning, and cooking, we join our neighbors - our family of believers - in quiet prayer and contemplation as the days grow shorter and the clear nights turn cooler still.

As we look to the close of the church year and prepare for the beginning of a new one, it's once again time for Adopt-A-Family.

The Adopt-A-Family program is an annual effort of the Cathedral congregation and so many of our sister Episcopal churches around the diocese to provide gifts and necessities to needy families. Your generosity will bring joy to the patients and clients of St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway our very own Cathedral Neighbors Being Neighbors ministry.

This year, St. John’s has provided us with some stories of those individuals and families who will be touched by your kindness. Please click here to read about these folks, members of our family of believers.

If you wish to participate, you may sign up in person at the back of the cathedral before or after service. Our ushers will be on hand to assist you.

Please be sure to wrap the gift with holiday wrapping paper and LABEL the gift with the person's name and unique ID (found on the sign up sheet). You may leave the wrapped and labeled gift at the rear of the cathedral with an Adopt-a-Family volunteer or usher from now until this Sunday, December 10.

If you have any questions, please email Carolyn Ver Pault at or Kyle Sabo at