Seattle Service Corps “Pantry Pounding” and Porch Reception

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 12 P.M., Leffler porch

Join the Seattle Service Corps on the front porch of Leffler after the 11 a.m. service for conversation and refreshments hosted by the newly-arrived 2021–2022 cohort! All are invited to bring a "Pantry Pounding" gift to help provision the service corps for the coming year. The wish list items may be seen and signed up for here. Gifts that you can sign up for include kitchen staples like flour, sugar, and oil, but also a bicycle, sleeping bags, or a guitar! Questions? E-mail Adam Conley at aconley@saintmarks.org.

VISION

Empowering servant leaders to be grounded by resilience, deepened by prayer, motivated by justice, and inspired by prophetic imagination.

 

A year with the Seattle Service Corps is a commitment to:

  • Living in intentional Christian community
  • Serving 32 hours per week at a partner non-profit or church
  • Engaging in regular spiritual practice, learning, discernment and formation
  • Participating in the life of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
  • Building relationships and having fun on retreats, group service projects and special events
  • Enjoying immediate access to Seattle’s dynamic cosmopolitan environment as well as nearby natural wonders!

Learn more about the Episcopal Service Corps in the video below:

APPLY

Interested in a service year with SSC?

Questions? Contact:

Seattle Service Corps Director Adam Conley at:

servicecorps@saintmarks.org


DONATE

Make a gift in support of the Seattle Service Corps:

(Select "Seattle Service Corps" from the list of options.)

WHAT MEMBERS SAY

"A year of service and intentional community gave me the freedom and support to find the ‘me’ I can be proud of and the ‘me’ God wants me to be. The bumps and reroutes along the way just make for good stories and amazing memories”
- Bailey K., 2017–18

 

"When I made decisions that supported my call to chaplaincy, I was wholeheartedly encouraged and cheered on by my [Seattle Service Corps] community.
- Karen S., 2017–18

Check out this article by Service Corps alum Paige Foreman (now studying at Yale Divinity School).

MEET THE CORPS!

Check out this music video prepared as a thank-you for supporters of SSC! The video is the artistic brainchild of SSC member Grace, who was listening to her carefully curated “Early 2000s Playlist.” Inspiration struck when her favorite N’SYC song came on. “Let’s make a church-themed-parody-music-video and dress up like a boyband!” She exclaimed to her confused but intrigued roommates. Well, after some dance rehearsals, drawn on goatees, and a bunch of cheesy puns, these SSC stars were born. The housemates hope you enjoy watching this musical masterpiece as much as they had fun making it!
In this short video the 2020–21 Corps members introduce themselves and give a fun glimpse into their living space:

SERVICE PARTNERS

Service Corps members work part-time at local non-profits, such as:

The Church Council of Greater Seattle

Kids 4 Peace

Mission to Seafarers

Edible Hope Ministries

The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia
(Faith Formation, Communications, etc)

Immanuel Community Services

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Mercy Housing Northwest
(new partner for 2020/21)

Real Change
(new partner for 2020/21)


PROGRAM SUPPORT

These organizations generously provide services to Service Corps members:

The Ignatian Spirituality Center

The Krista Foundation

Seattle Service Corps “Pantry Pounding” and Porch Reception

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 12 P.M., Leffler porch

Join the Seattle Service Corps on the front porch of Leffler after the 11 a.m. service for conversation and refreshments hosted by the newly-arrived 2021–2022 cohort! All are invited to bring a "Pantry Pounding" gift to help provision the service corps for the coming year. The wish list items may be seen and signed up for here. Gifts that you can sign up for include kitchen staples like flour, sugar, and oil, but also a bicycle, sleeping bags, or a guitar! Questions? E-mail Adam Conley at aconley@saintmarks.org.

Seattle Service Corps Year-End Conversation

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 7 P.M., via Zoom

Join this year’s SSC cohort for an evening of conversation and Q&A to learn more about their service year experience, learnings, impressions of Seattle in a pandemic, and what they’re doing next. Please pre-register using this Zoom link.


Blessing and Sending

SUNDAY, JUNE 27, during the 11 A.M. service

The seven women of this year's SSC cohort—Caroline, Kylee, Taylor, Amanda, April, Grace, and Stephanie—will mark the conclusion of their service year with a blessing and sending during the 11 a.m. service on June 27. Whether watching via livestream or in person, your prayerful witness will help lift and send our service corps members as they move into the next chapter of God’s call for their lives.

Seattle Service Corps Newsletter #2

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Check out the second issue of the newsletter created by the members of the Seattle Service Corps! In their words:

In this newsletter, you will find stories, musings, and lessons gained from our experiences in Seattle, introductions to a few of our corps member’s service placements, as well as one of our favorite recipes we’ve made for our community meals. We hope you enjoy it!

Click in the lower right of the reader below to read the report full-screen.

Click here to download a pdf.

Seattle Service Corps Newsletter #1

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Check out the first newsletter created by the members of the Seattle Service Corps! In their words:

In this newsletter, you will find stories, musings, and lessons gained from our experiences in Seattle, introductions to a few of our corps member’s service placements, as well as one of our favorite recipes we’ve made for our community meals. We hope you enjoy it!

Click in the lower right of the reader below to read the report full-screen.

Click here to download a pdf.

Blossom Abundantly—SSC Storytelling Fundraiser

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 12–12:30 P.M. (during regular virtual coffee hour), via Zoom.

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing.

— Isaiah 35:1–2a

JOIN US December 13 at 12 p.m. for a half-hour storytelling fundraiser that showcases how corps members continue to “Blossom Abundantly” in SSC.

Come and be inspired as corps members share stories of growth and formation. Discover the hopes and goals of this year's cohort, and hear how they are following the Way of Jesus.

Join using this link!

At the event, you will be invited to make a recurring donation in support of the Seattle Service Corps. Check out the tiers and rewards in the flyer below (click to enlarge, or download here):

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An Invitation from the Presiding Bishop

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Are you discerning a year with Episcopal Service Corps?

This video from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry talks about the courage to serve, and that it is in spaces like ESC where the real work of "doing church" takes place. The "PB" is behind ESC all the way, and it's worth listening to his wisdom and words of encouragement, particularly in light of the challenges of COVID-19.

Meet the 2020–21 Seattle Service Corps!

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Check out this video by and about the current Seattle Service Corps!

The seven women of the 2020–21 cohort extend pandemic-safe hospitality with a virtual tour of their home. Learn who is who, where they're from, and where they serve. Produced, directed, and edited by Stephanie and Caroline.