SECOND SUNDAYS*, 7:30–10 P.M., Leffler House
Questioning Together and Compline is held on the second Sunday of each month. Join in for a conversation exploring a question of faith with a facilitator providing background on the topic. At 9:15, there is an option to head over to Compline together. Questions? Email Emily: email@example.com
Upcoming Topics & Facilitators:
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2023
There will be no Questioning Together in December. Instead, a young adult Advent offering will be held on Saturday, December 9 for contemplation, reflection and community. Learn more and register for The World is About to Turn here.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2024: Exploring the Mystics
Facilitator: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2023: How Much is Enough?
Facilitator: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2024: Topic TBA
Facilitator: The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker
SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2024: Topic TBA
Facilitator: The Most Rev. Melissa Skelton
SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2024: Creativity and Faith
Facilitator: Prof. Doug Thorpe
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2024: Topic TBA
Past Series Topics in 2023
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6*, 2023: Geographic Location and Faith Expression
Facilitator: The Rev. Canon Elise Johnston
*note: first Sunday in August 2023 only
How does a sense of place shape theology and belief? Join for a conversation to explore how different social, political and geographic landscapes can provide different contexts of expressing faith with Canon Elise Johnstone from St. John the Baptist Episcopal, West Seattle. Learn more about Canon Elise here. Dessert provided. At 9:15, we'll head over to Compline together.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2023: Faith Outside the Church
Facilitators: The Rev. Paul Benz and The Rev. Michael Cox,
What does it look like to deconstruct the meaning of “church” and apply it to a context that exists outside a physical building? Join us for a conversation about the power of connection when our faith is brought outside the church walls and onto the streets. We will be welcoming The Rev. Paul Benz, who was ordained in the ELCA church and The Rev. Michael Cox, who was ordained in the Assemblies of God and transferring to the Disciples of Christ. Both individuals work as Street Ministers with Operation Nightwatch, a Christian nonprofit working to bring the power of chaplaincy and presence to those living and sleeping on the streets of Seattle. We will explore the idea of “church” as an expansive meaning of sharing Christ in the most human moments of connection in the world and what it looks like to live out the understanding of Christian ministry in the context of accompaniment and kinship with those on the margins. Dessert provided. At 9:15, we'll head over to Compline together. Questions? Email Molly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2023: Gratitude and the Saints
Facilitator: The Rev. Danae Ashley
In the weeks approaching All Saints' Day and a season of reflection and gratitude, join in for a conversation about the significance of the saints in the Episcopal tradition and how our relationship with the saints fosters gratitude. How can the values of these venerated saints inform our attitude about gratitude in contemporary life? The Rev. Danae Ashley, a priest in the Diocese of Olympia and licensed marriage and family therapist, will facilitate this spirited discussion.
Learn more about The Rev. Danae Ashley
A native of Spokane, Washington, the Rev. Danae Ashley is an Episcopal priest and marriage and family therapist who has ministered with parishes in North Carolina, New York, Minnesota, and Washington State and is a marriage and family therapist at Soul Spa Seattle, LLC. Danae uses the Arts in counseling, spiritual direction, and creation of ritual. She also joined the Episcopal Church’s CREDO Faculty in 2022, living into another aspect of her call of supporting clergy across the Church. Danae has written for Working Preacher, Luther Seminary’s Faith+Lead, Episcopal Café, and Sermons that Work, as well as being a contributor to podcasts, books, and producing a play about fertility struggle. She writes and does the audio narration for Sermons That Work, a global ministry of the Episcopal Church. Her favorite past times include reading, traveling with her husband, making sure their rescue dog, Cooper, is living his best life, dancing with wild abandon to Celtic music, and serious karaoke.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2023: Food and Faith
Facilitator: Brian Sellers Petersen
Join in for a conversation on how food practices can reflect Christ in how we cultivate diversity and stewardship, support the land, and nourish mind, body and spirit. Brian is the author of Harvesting Abundance: Local Initiatives of Food and Faith, the host of Spade Spoon Soul podcast and a consultant on Good News Gardens.
Links & Resources
Links and resources from each meeting will be posted here as they become available.