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We're glad you're here!

Welcome to our virtual home during the COVID-19 Cathedral Closure!  Whether you have attended Saint Mark's in person before or are joining us now for the first time, we're glad you're here.

Parenting during a pandemic is full of unexpected joys and struggles. The days are full, our kids' feelings are big, and our roles as parent and professional, educator and coach, partner and friend are now blended together in messy, unexpected ways.  We believe there is beauty and promise emerging in the midst of the mess. That belief is rooted in the life of Jesus, who blended humanity and divinity together in his own life, death, and resurrection.

Our Christian faith proclaims God is in the midst of messes, and marks each moment of our daily work and play as holy.  Below, you'll find some ways we are banding together at Saint Mark's to remember and reflect God's love in our daily lives at home. Engage in the ways that best support you and your children, and know that we are praying for you!

For more information about Children & Family ministries and programming, please contact The Rev Canon Jennifer King Daugherty, jkdaugherty@saintmarks.org.

 

Weekly Offerings

Sunday school classes are currently on summer break. 

 

GODLY PLAY

9 a.m. on Sunday Mornings via zoom

Children in preschool- 2nd grade tell bible stories with objects from home, make art together, and share their prayers and praises. Led by Alicia Goodwin.

To get on the weekly preparation email list  and receive the zoom link, contact Alicia.

 

PRACTICING OUR FAITH: EXPLORING SAINTS AND SACRAMENTS

10 a.m. on Sunday Mornings via zoom

Children in 3rd–5th grades study scripture together and make connections to our life in quarantine, plan projects for the community, and more! Led by Kristen Kelly and Sonjia Gavin.

To get on the weekly preparation email list and receive the zoom link, contact Kristen.

 

SPECIAL WEDNESDAY LENTEN EVENSONG VIA ZOOM

4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lent: February 24,–March 24

During the season of Lent, the choristers of the Choir School will host a weekly Evensong service for the whole congregation over Zoom on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Join using this Zoom link.


Monthly CFM Newsletter

Each month the CFM team shares short, simple ways to connect faith with everyday life at home.  Sign up to receive the newsletter here (just be sure to check the "Children and Families" box), or view a recent example here.


Monthly Encouragement for Parents

Gathering and Growing through a Quarantine

So much has changed so quickly! As parents and caregivers, we are continually adapting to these unusual times. Many of us report that juggling competing responsibilities and dealing with ongoing change is trying and overwhelming. It can also reveal a capacity for resilience we didn't know we had. Join cathedral staff and fellow parents for connection and reflection each month.  Contact the Rev. Canon Nancy Ross at nross@saintmarks.org.


 

Video Resources for Children & Parents

These videos were made with love by Saint Mark's clergy and staff.  Below, Deacon Earl reads a story that undergirds all of Children's Spiritual Formation at Saint Mark's.

Godly Play as a Spiritual Practice: An Interview with Alicia

The Saint Mark's Prayer Podcast for Children and Families is currently in flux. Listen to past episodes here.

Events and Offerings for Children and Families

Wendy Claire Barrie Called as New Canon for Intergenerational Ministries
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A Message from Dean Thomason Dear friends, It is my great delight to announce that Wendy Claire Barrie has accepted the call to serve as Canon for Intergenerational Ministries at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle. She will begin her work November 1, 2021. Her visionary leadership and vast experience in lifelong spiritual formation and her passion for intergenerational ministry will complement the many gifts our formation team already brings into these areas, and as a lay person herself, she has a keen … Read More

Intergenerational Hike to Twin Falls
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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).    About Twin Falls: … Read More

Back-to-School Picnic on the Cathedral Lawn with Backpack Blessing
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 6-7:30 P.M. We all know that the last year and a half has been hard for everyone, but especially for kids. Now, as the new school year looms, many challenges remain. To mark this milestone, all are welcome to a back-to-school gathering on Friday evening, September 3—to reconnect in person, to have some fun together, and to lift up and honor the amazing kids of our community. Bring a blanket and your own picnic dinner. The cathedral … Read More

Choir Camp Evensong
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WEDENSDAY, JULY 14, 4:30 P.M., via Zoom Join the choristers for a Choir Camp Evensong over Zoom! The Saint Mark’s Choir School’s Quarantine Quire Camp for senior choristers is happening July 11–14! On Wednesday, July 14, at 4:30 p.m., the participants will be leading a Zoom Evensong service. These talented young people will lead our prayer as officiants and cantors. Join using this Zoom link.

Mid-summer Family Ride/Run/Roll around Greenlake
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SUNDAY, JULY 18, 3:30–5 P.M. Grab your bikes, rollerblades, or walking shoes and do the 2.7-mile loop around Greenlake with other cathedral families. Parents must accompany their children or have a designated adult chaperone. Social distancing will be observed. Parking isn’t awesome on a beautiful summer Sunday but in addition to the on-site parking lot, free Sunday street parking in available in the area.   3:30 P.M. Gather at the outdoor stage area, east side of the Greenlake Community Center. Address: 7201 … Read More

Quarantine Quire Camps, 2021
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SENIOR CHORISTER CAMP REGISTER: Senior Chorister Camp registration here. AGES: rising 3rd grade–8th grade CAMP DATES: July 11-14, 2021 Sunday, July 11, 3–4:30 p.m.: Camp kickoff (masked/distanced at the cathedral) Monday, July 12–Wednesday, July 14, 10–11:40 a.m. daily: Camp via Zoom Wednesday, July 14, 4:30 p.m.: Final Zoom Choral Evensong TUITION: No tuition fees will be charged for camp 2021.   SCHOLA HIGH SCHOOL CAMP REGISTER: Schola Camp registration here. AGES: rising 9th-12th grade, and younger newly changed-voice tenors/basses CAMP DATES: August 2-6, 2021 7–8:30 p.m. … Read More

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