20s/30s Dinner at Nurturing Roots Farm

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 5–8 P.M.

Gather around the table at Nurturing Roots for an evening of conversation, food and liturgy with other young adults. Located in Beacon Hill, Nurturing Roots is an urban farm committed to community, self-sufficiency, food empowerment, social justice and education.

Registration details to come. For questions or more information, email Emily: emcmeeks@gmail.com

20s/30s Explore Bainbridge Day

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 10 A.M.–3 P.M.

Let’s take a day trip to Bainbridge! We will take a tour of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church with a break for coffee and conversation. Next, we’ll visit the Japanese Exclusion Memorial to reflect and remember those forced to leave their home for internment camps. We’ll enjoy lunch at the home of John Simmons and Scott Hulet with the option for exploring a trail to the Halls Hill labyrinth, Blakely Harbor, and a historic cemetery.

For those wanting to carpool, we will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Saint Mark’s. RSVP (encouraged but not required) to Emily: emcmeeks@gmail.com

“Scripture & Empire”: A 20/30s Summer Study and Discussion Series

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THREE MONDAYS: JUNE 6, JUNE 20 & JULY 4, 7–8:30 p.m., via Zoom

How does understanding the historical and cultural context of empire shape our faith and create opportunity for new liberation?

Reading list

This summer we will examine the tensions between political power and justice through scripture and supplemental texts with opportunity for reflection and discussion. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz will join us in exploring these themes together.  Attendees are encouraged to attend all three sessions but it is not required—join as you can.

If you are interested in participating, please email Adam Conley (aconley@saintmarks.org) or Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com).

20s & 30s Visit to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission

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SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 4:30–6:30 P.M., at Epiphany Parish in Madrona, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle

Join with the 20s30s Group at 4:30 p.m. on June 26 at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission (located in the chapel of Epiphany Parish Seattle, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122). Father Andriy Matlak has been working tirelessly to raise awareness and coordinate relief efforts with the support of Epiphany Seattle. We'll talk with him about his church, about Ukrainian Orthodoxy, and about how we can be allies to the people of Ukraine in this challenging moment. If you'd like to join us, or for more questions, email Michael Perera at perera.michael@gmail.com.

Made in Faith: Forum on Clothing and Sustainability

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UPDATED WITH VIDEO AND SLIDES

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 6:45-8:15 P.M., online via Zoom only

Join Creation Care for a special forum featuring parishioner Clara Berg, fashion historian and curator, and Richard Hartung, sustainable writer/blogger to discuss connections between clothing, the environment and our faith.

We'll share ways to buy less, choose well and make clothes last.


UPDATE: The slides form this presentation may now be seen here.

A video can be seen below:

20s/30s Behind the Scenes with The Mighty Flentrop

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SUNDAY, JUNE 12, meet in Leffler House at 12:15 p.m., with tour in the Organ Loft to follow at about 1 p.m.

All 20s/30s are invited to join Canon Michael Kleinschmidt for a fabulous “back-stage” pass experience of Saint Mark’s famous Flentrop Organ.

First, we’ll gather after the 11 a.m. service for light refreshments and conversation after the service at Leffler House. At 1 p.m., we’ll head back to the cathedral where Michael will offer a “tour” and demonstration of the instrument, including a brief singalong with favorite hymns.

Email your favorite hymn title from The Hymnal 1982 to Adam Conley: aconley@saintmarks.org

20s & 30s Contemplative Practice

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SUNDAY, MAY 29, 10:10–10:50 a.m., Leffler Living Room

"Be still and know that I am God."

On May 29, 20s & 30s are invited to join Fraser Reach for a contemplative practice in between Sunday services. At 10:10 a.m. in Leffler, Fraser Reach will lead a Lectio Divina (sacred reading) of Psalm 46, followed by a short and simple guided meditation. The goal is to compliment the Sunday worship experience while learning a simple practice that can be used at anytime. No need to RSVP.

Questions? E-mail Adam Conley at: aconley@saintmarks.org

Seattle Service Corps 21/22 Program Year Reflections

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UPDATED WITH VIDEO

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall

Join the Seattle Service Corps for reflections and Q&A about their experiences of the program year so far, impressions of Seattle, and a discussion of what's next as they look toward the end of the year on June 30. Questions? Email Adam Conley at aconley@saintmarks.org


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A Holy Thread: Lenten Reflection & Connection for 20s/30s

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SUNDAYS, MARCH 13, 20, & 27, 5:30–6:45 P.M., Leffler House (with the option to attend the 7 p.m. Contemplative Eucharist in Thomsen Chapel)

Are you drawn to contemplative reading and have a desire to reflect on content with others? Drawing from Listening for the Heartbeat of God by J. Philip Newell, we’ll weave in themes in the readings over the course of three Sundays for a time of spiritual reflection and connection. Participants are encouraged to read the book but it is not required. Co-facilitated by Victoria Szydlowski and Emily Meeks. If interested, please email Emily: (emcmeeks@gmail.com).

January Pop-Up “Questioning Together” & Compline

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 7:30 P.M., Leffler House

Kick off 2022 with a new year Questioning Together & Compline on Sunday, January 9, the first Sunday after the Epiphany. We will explore the question “How do you experience God in darkness and in light?” Gather for dessert and refreshments at 7:30 pm followed by an hour of Questioning Together starting at 8 p.m. For those interested, a group will go to Compline together at 9:30 p.m. Questions? Email Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com) or Seyi Akanni (seyi.akanni@gmail.com).

Candy Cane Lane Walk and Holiday Cheer

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 4:30 P.M.

A tradition since 1949, the houses on this section of NE Park Road in Ravenna transform into Candy Cane Lane, a display of lights and decorations representing traditions and themes from around the world. We’ll meet first at the home of Natalie and Tim Willis (911 Ravenna Blvd NE) from 4:30–5 p.m. for hot chocolate and cookies, and then walk together to Candy Cane Lane at 5 p.m., just a under a mile away. RSVP (appreciated but not required) to Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com).

“Spreadable Hope” 20s/30s Advent Event

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 6 P.M., Leffler House

Drop-in to decorate and frost cookies at Leffler House for an Advent gathering to benefit Edible Hope. Frosting and decorations will be provided. Bring your own pre-baked sugar cookies either homemade or bought. We recommend trying this go-to recipe from Jade Bawcom-Randall. Decorated cookies will be delivered to Edible Hope on Friday, December 3. There will also be an opportunity for those who want to volunteer for the morning meal at Edible Hope from 7-9 am on Friday, December 3. Email Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com) with questions or if interested in volunteering.

20s/30s: Art and Jazz Event

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7:30 P.M., at Epiphany Parish in Madrona

Join an evening of Art & Jazz with other young adults from around the Diocese (7:30–9 p.m.). View art from local artists affiliated with Vibrant Palette Art Center and listen to jazz piano from Jeremy Bacon in the Chapel at Epiphany Parish, Seattle. Artwork will be available for purchase to support Vibrant Palette's mission to empower artists with disabilities and build a more inclusive arts community in Seattle. Light refreshments provided. Questions? Email Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com).

Sunday Stairway Walks for 20s/30s

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2 P.M.–5:15 P.M., pre-registration required

(PREVIOUS WALKS OCCURRED ON JULY 11, AUGUST 8 & SEPTEMBER 26)

Did you know that Seattle has 650 publicly accessible stairways? In the early 1900s, property developers in hilly Seattle would construct public stairways for convenience and to improve access to trolly lines. Now, these scenic passageways provide opportunities to discover off-the-path views through Seattle neighborhoods.

Join with other young adults from around the Diocese of Olympia to explore and learn about different neighborhoods and Episcopal parishes within Seattle. Routes will draw inspiration from Seattle Stairway Walks and range between 2.5–4 miles at an easy pace. The walks start and end at the parish, with an opportunity to connect with clergy and other participants. We’ll also have an opportunity to learn more about the parish, meet clergy and enjoy refreshments after the walk. 

  • OCTOBER 17: St. Paul's and "Southwest Queen Anne"

Cobblestone lanes, historic landmark homes, and expansive views mark this 4.1 mile walk starting from St. Paul’s. Join other young adults from around the Diocese of Olympia to explore and learn more about Southwest Queen Anne with stops at the Wilcox Wall, Parsons Garden and Kerry Park. We’ll also get a brief background and tour of St. Paul’s from Rev. Nat Johnson. Light refreshments provided. Participants have the option of attending a 5 pm service. Learn more and register here. The route is based on this walk.

Contact Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com) or Michael Perera (perera.michael@gmail.com) with questions.

Register using this link

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20s/30s Pop-up “Questioning Together” and Compline

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 7:30 p.m. in Leffler House

Where is God When Bad Things Happen? We’ll discuss this previously discussed question in the lens of a pandemic year in a special edition of Questioning Together.

Join us for a BYO dinner and conversation at 7:30 p.m. (bring your own, drinks provided) followed by an hour of Questioning Together starting at 8 p.m. For those interested, a group will go to Compline together at 9:30 p.m.

Questions? Email Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com) or Seyi Akanni (seyi.akanni@gmail.com).

Intergenerational Hike to Twin Falls

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UPDATE: Check out the Creation-themed liturgy shared at the event here, and some photos below: 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2021,  2 –5:30 P.M.

Let’s hike together! All ages are welcome on this 3 mile roundtrip hike to Twin Falls as we take time to connect, move and pray in nature after church. We’ll meet at the trailhead at 2 p.m. and finish by 5:30 p.m. Bring your water, snacks and appropriate gear - we recommend good hiking shoes, layers, sunscreen and a hat.

Register to attend here!

Questions? Contact Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com). 

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Night Prayer with the 20s & 30s Group

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SECOND & FOURTH MONDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7:30 P.M.

The 20s & 30s at Saint Mark's host prayer together over the phone on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, now at a new time: 7:30 p.m. The liturgy usually ends around 7:45.

On the fourth Monday of the month only, participants are also invited to gather in person, in addition to the call-in option. Participants are welcome on these Mondays to participate in Cathedral Yoga at 6:30 p.m., and then participate in the liturgy immediately following.

In the summer months, the fourth-Monday in-person gathering will be offered outdoors on the labyrinth and front lawn. (Rain location: Leffler Sun room.)

For the last year, the group has been praying an order of service based on the the liturgies of the Corrymeela community. But beginning in July 2022, a service based on the liturgy in the New Zealand Prayer Book will be used

View/download the current order of service here.

Please email Emily Meeks to receive the call-in information and liturgy for the service.

Here are the upcoming dates:

  • JUNE 13 [call-in only]
  • JUNE 27 [in-person or call-in]
  • JULY 11 [call-in only]
  • JULY 25 [in-person or call-in]
  • AUGUST 11 [call-in only]
  • AUGUST 25 [in-person or call-in]

Creation Care Connect: A Conversation with Elizabeth Hawkins in El Salvador

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MONDAY, MAY 24, 6 P.M., via Zoom

 

THE CREATION CARE MINISTRY & 20s/30s GROUP PRESENTS:

Creation Care Connect: A Conversation with Elizabeth Hawkins in El Salvador

All are welcome to join in a conversation with Elizabeth Hawkins, a cathedral community member who has been living and working in San Salvador since 2019. She will share her perspectives with a Creation Care focus from her view living in El Salvador. Join using this Zoom link.

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Postal Fellowship: Letter Exchange During Lent

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There is something about writing and receiving a handwritten note that can be central to our wellbeing in connecting with others. Join the 20s/30s Group for “Postal Fellowship” as an opportunity to pause, reflect, and connect with each other in handwritten correspondence during the weeks of March 22 and March 29.

Share your letter writing, card decorating, stamp selection, envelope art or postcard style with another 20s/30s member. Suggested writing prompts will include themes of “Release” (Week 1) and “Renewal” (Week 2). If you are interested in participating, then please complete this form by March 15 to get your “match” and additional instructions.

Questions? Email Seyi Akanni (seyi.akanni@gmail.com).

 

Personal Prayer Time in the Nave for Lent

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SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 4-6 P.M.

MONDAY, MARCH 22, 6-7 P.M.

PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 12:30-1:30 P.M.

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1-2 P.M.

 

Come to the cathedral nave for a moment of quiet, prayerful reflection during Lent. Several times have been set aside to welcome parishioners to the nave for socially-distanced individual prayer. There is no need to register. Come to the Hoerster Annex entrance (southwest corner of cathedral) where you will be greeted and asked to sign a health waiver. Then you will proceed to the nave for your time of prayer. Total occupancy will be limited. Contact Canon Jennifer, jkdaugherty@saintmarks.org with any questions.

The 20s/30s Group is focusing on March 14 and March 22, but all are welcome at all scheduled times.

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