Urban Birding Day

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SATURDAY, MAY 25, 8 A.M.–12 P.M., Leffler garden, the Greenbelt, and around the cathedral campus

Join Creation Care and Intergenerational Ministries for a morning of exploring nature and learning about birds on the campus of Saint Mark's. Activities will include learning about local birds and making a simple bird feeder or birdhouse.

There will two guided bird walks in the Saint Mark's Greenbelt: at 8 a.m., Gordon and Jacquelyn Miller will lead a bird walk designed for adults and older youth, and at 11 a.m., David Poortinga and Phil Fox Rose will lead a bird walk for all ages.

Between 9 a.m. and noon there will be refreshments, conversation, and materials for birdhouse and bird feeder building in Leffler Garden. Questions? Email Emily Meeks: emeeks@saintmarks.org

Behind the Seams: Fashioning Gender with Clara Berg

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SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2–3 P.M., Museum of History and Industry, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle 98109. Sign up required.

Hosted by 20s/30s—All are welcome 

Pink for girls? Pants for boys? From color to cut, what we wear is infused with our era’s ideas about gender. Designers may emphasize “masculine” or “feminine” elements on a garment or create a “unisex” look, but the rules around what those words mean change over time. Join MOHAI Curator of Collections and Saint Mark's 20s/30s member Clara Berg for an intimate, in-person, one-hour session to view historic fashions in MOHAI’s collection which align with, deviate from, and expand our ideas about gendered clothing.

The Saint Mark's group will attend the session at 2 p.m.—some may choose to arrive early (1 p.m.) to visit the museum’s exhibits and/or join after (3:30 p.m.) for snacks and refreshments at a restaurant nearby the museum.

Tickets are required for Behind the Seams admission. A limited number of discounted tickets from Saint Mark’s are available ($20). Sign up here. Questions? Email Rose Hazard: pinuprose90@gmail.com


Sober Spirituality

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Exploring a mindful relationship with alcohol with author/spiritual director/coach/priest The Rev. Erin Jean Warde 

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 5:30–7 P.M., Diocesan House Great Room (two doors north of the cathedral at 1551 10th Ave. E, Seattle). Registration required. Donations will be given to Recovery Cafe.

Author, spiritual director, and life coach, The Rev. Erin Jean Warde, will meet with 20s/30s following Choral Evensong to engage in conversation around the challenges and blessings of becoming more mindful about alcohol. Register here. A copy of the book Sober Spirituality: The Joy of a Mindful Relationship with Alcohol will be provided for registered attendees. Light appetizers and refreshing nonalcoholic beverages to be provided.

  • Do you have questions about this topic? Submit your anonymous questions here and they will be shared with Erin to answer at the event.
  • You are welcome to join Saint Mark's 20s/30s for Choral Evensong at Saint Mark's Cathedral at 4:30 prior to Sober Spirituality.

A second part to this conversation will be an opportunity for service. Join 20s/30s at Saint Mark's to support an Open Mic Night at Recovery Cafe on Saturday, June 15. Volunteer opportunities will include food and decoration prep, event support and hospitality. Spots are limited and can be reserved through registration on this page—choose "Volunteer/Open Mic Night " when selecting a ticket type.

Questions? Email Molly: molly.bosch@outlook.com

Easter Brunch

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SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 12:30 P.M., Leffler House

Continue the festivities of Easter by gathering for brunch and conversation after the 11 a.m. service. Quiche, fruit, drinks, and salad will be provided. Baked goods and sides are welcome! Questions? Email Julia (julia7cooper@gmail.com).

Tea after Tenebrae

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 8:30 P.M., Leffler House 

Join in for conversation post-Tenebrae to reflect on the liturgy and share in fellowship over a warm cup of tea. Questions? Email Molly (molly.bosch@outlook.com).

Spring Hike

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SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 8 A.M., Meet on the Labyrinth, Trail Location TBD

Mark the first week of spring by hitting the trail and enjoying nature. Meet at Saint Mark’s to carpool. Sturdy hiking shoes, layered clothing, water, and snacks are recommended. Email Adrienne (adriennehub@gmail.com) to carpool or for any questions.

First Saturday Run Group

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Hosted by 20s/30s—All are welcome

FIRST SATURDAYS: MARCH 2, APRIL 6, 7:30 A.M., meet on the outdoor labyrinth 

All ages are welcome to meet on the outdoor labyrinth in front of the cathedral for a three-mile morning run through Volunteer Park. All paces welcome. Afterward, there will be a chance for fellowship over coffee. Email Adrienne (adriennehub@gmail.com) or Emily (emeeks@saintmarks.org) with questions.

20s/30s Lenten Pen Pals

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During this season of Lent, and during a time in our world where connection seems to be more important than ever, the Saint Mark's 20s/30s group is offering an opportunity for young adults to connect with each other as spiritual pen pals. There are multiple levels of engagement that you can sign up for based on your capacity or desire to dive into fellowship with another member of the 20s/30s group during this season. Please sign up using this form by February 14 (Ash Wednesday).

A Hygge Night In

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 4:30–7:30 P.M., Leffler House

What is "hygge"? It's hard to explain and often mispronounced, but at its most basic, this Danish word translates to "cosiness" (learn more about the word here). Molly Bosch, Julia Cooper, and Adrienne Hubbard are planning a gathering to bring light and warmth into this winter night through conversation, food and fellowship. Bring a favorite craft and snack to share. Interested in learning more? Email Julia Cooper (julia7cooper@gmail.com).

Caroling Cheer

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2 P.M., meet at 120 Broadway (at Yesler)

Come join in for caroling cheer at a few local retirement communities. The vocal adventures will be followed by hot cocoa (or other chocolate-related goodness) at Rey Amargo (722 E Pike St).

First, meet at 120 Broadway (Seatte 98122) at 2 p.m. to brush up on singing voices and mingle. Around 2:45, a group will walk to Skyline Retirement Community and carol through the halls from 3–3:45 p.m. Vocal adventures will be followed by a 17 minute walk to Rey Amargo for chocofreshments! Email Betsy if you're interested, and she'll send you the caroling PDF for printing or downloading: betsy.heimburger@gmail.com

The World is About to Turn

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2023, 9 AM – 3 PM, Office of the Bishop (D-House)

Join in for an exploration of Advent to consider the meaning and relevance of this season in today’s context. Advent is a time of focused preparation and waiting that readies us for a deeper experience of both the birth of Christ and the “Second Advent” or return of Christ. During this holy and often busy season, you are invited to take part in this day of reflection as we connect to faith, other young adults in their 20s and 30s, and God’s goodness. $15 includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all materials. Childcare available. Register here. Questions? Email emily.meeks@saintmarks.org.

20s/30s First Tuesday Contemplative Prayer and Dinner

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Come share a meal with us and practice sacred stillness with the wider cathedral community.

Join in for a taco dinner at 6 p.m. in Leffler House—tortillas, beans and chips and salsa provided, just bring a favorite side—and conversation to start the week. After dinner, the group will head over to the cathedral nave to take part in Contemplative Prayer from 7–8 p.m. No prior experience with Contemplative Prayer or meditation is required. RSVPs encouraged to the host each month but not required.

Dinner hosts vary by month:

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - Hosted by Julia Cooper (julia7cooper@gmail.com)
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2024


Edible Hope Kitchen Prep

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 5:30 P.M., at St. Luke's in Ballard, 5710 22nd Ave NW, Seattle 98107 (Parking onsite available)

Each day, Edible Hope serves up to 120 meals. Come help meal prep for their meal service with other young adults from St. Luke’s Ballard. Tasks will vary by the menu that week but there will be lots of opportunities to chop, dice and season food. Sign up by emailing Emily Meeks (emeeks@saintmarks.org).



Composting Workshop with the City of Seattle and Nurturing Roots

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 3–4 P.M., Leffler Garden

Hosted by the 20s/30s group and the Creation Care Ministry

Learn about composting basics at home and how to use compost in your home garden. Representatives from the City of Seattle’s Master Composter Sustainability Program and Nurturing Roots Farm will guide the interactive discussion and activities. Enjoy snacks and refreshments on the Cathedral front porch before the St. Francis Celebration and Blessing of the Animals at 4:30 that day. Questions? Email Emily: emeeks@saintmarks.org

Pumpkin Patch Excursion and Feast of St. Francis

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 10 A.M., meet by the Saint Mark’s labyrinth  

Join in for a day full of pumpkin picking, apple cider, and everything else Fall! Meet at Saint Mark’s and carpool to Swans Trail Farms. The festivities will continue with an option to attend the Composting Workshop presented by Nurturing Roots Farm at 3 p.m., and the St. Francis Day Celebration and Blessing of the Animals at 4:30 p.m. RSVP encouraged but not required. Email Julia Cooper: julia7cooper@gmail.com

20s/30s TGIF at Saint Bread, Fourth Fridays

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    • SEPTMBER 22, 2023
    • OCTOBER 27, 2023
    • NOVEMBER 17, 2023
    • DECEMBER 22, 2023
    • JANUARY 26, 2024
    • FEBRUARY 23, 2024
    • MARCH 22, 2024
    • APRIL 26, 2024
    • MAY 24, 2024

at Saint Bread, 1421 NE Boat Street, Seattle

Start the day with fellowship and reflection at Saint Bread, a bakery and community space on the Portage Bay waterfront near UW in Seattle. Seating is outside so dress accordingly for weather. Questions? Contact Hilary McLeland-Wieser: Hmcleland12@live.com

Bike Ride to Alki—Alki Beach Meetup

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Ride Resources:

Bike racks are available near the beach at Alki to lock your bike during the gathering.

SUNDAY, JULY 30, begins on the cathedral front lawn at 12:30 p.m.; meetup at Alki Beach at 2 p.m.

What better community activity in July than a gathering on the beach? Following the 11 a.m. Sunday Eucharist, meet on the labyrinth for a blessing and pre-ride snacks and connection. Then gather again at Alki Beach, meeting at the Statue of Liberty between 2—2:15 p.m. for post-ride fellowship. Alki Beach offers many choices for take out food and snacks. Bring a swimsuit for a post-ride dip. Questions? Email Emily (emcmeeks@gmail.com).

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Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club Night

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 6–9 P.M., 4103 Beacon Avenue S., Free but $5 donation appreciated

Co-sponsored by the 20s/30s Group and the Intergenerational Council; all are welcome.

Enjoy the sunset, great views of the city, food and community while learning the basics of lawn bowling from parishioner Tom Sunderland. All ages welcome but no pets. All equipment needed provided. Learn about the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling club here.

Update: You can learn the basic rules of lawn bowling in advance with this brief video.

Please wear soft-soled shoes without a heel (flip flops are just fine). Bring a snack or side dish to share for a potluck picnic (tables, chairs and utensils/plates will be provided). If you are interested in carpooling, please email Kristen Kelly: klk87@hotmail.com

There is no cost parking at the club and at the nearby golf course if that lot is full.

Here is the link to the club address and map:


Driving directions:

Turn west off of Beacon Avenue at 4103 Beacon Avenue S. (There is a sign for the Club on the street.) This is just south of the golf driving range. As you drive in you pass the putting greens on your right and as you keep going you see the bowling greens and clubhouse on your right. Follow the road to the right again past the greens and you will arrive at the club parking lot.

Check out some photos from the event! (Click to enlarge.)

20s/30s Serve Breakfast at Edible Hope

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MONDAY, JULY 3, 8–10 A.M., at St. Luke's in Ballard, 5710 22nd Ave NW, Seattle 98107 (Parking onsite available)

We’re teaming up with young adults from St. Luke’s and Mother Hillary Kimsey to serve breakfast to our unsheltered neighbors in Ballard. Email Emily (emcmeeks@gmail.com) if interested in volunteering for a shift. Learn more about Edible Hope here and consider purchasing an item from their Amazon Wish List.

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