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Young adults at Saint Mark’s gather regularly to connect, share their spiritual journeys and build community. We consider issues of faith, justice, ethics, and meaning—as we enjoy each other’s company and share a meal or social time together. Many of our members are new to the Episcopal church, so it is a comfortable and light-hearted way to explore what we believe, how we worship, and how we create joyful and resilient lives.

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Have an idea, or questions? Contact Emily Meeks at emeeks@saintmarks.org


20s/30s Newsletter

A special 20s/30s newsletter is sent out every other month, containing information about upcoming 20s/30s events, along with reflections, recommendations, reports from recent gatherings, and more. Subscribe to the email list to get future issues and special updates using the form here. (Select the "Young Adults" check box in the form—if you are already on a different cathedral distribution list, just enter your email address and it should recognize you.)

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Questioning Together + Compline

Questioning Together and Compline will be held on the second Sunday of each month. Each month we'll explore a question of faith together with a facilitator providing background on the topic before open discussion. At 9:15, we'll head over to Compline together.

More information, including material and resources for each meeting, will be posted here as it becomes available.

UPCOMING TOPICS & FACILITATORS:

    • SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2024: What is Anglo-Catholicism? with The Rev. Canon Linzi Stahlecker
    • SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2024: What does it mean to practice evangelism as Episcopalians? with The Most Rev. Melissa Skelton
    • SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2024: Creativity and Faith with Prof. Doug Thorpe
    • SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2024: Topic TBA

Let's Taco Bout It—Dinner & Contemplative Prayer

On the first Tuesday of each month, the 20s/30s group gathers for a taco dinner at 6 p.m. in Leffler House, then joins the Contemplative Prayer group from 7–8 p.m. Dinner hosts vary by month. Tortillas, beans, chips and salsa provided. Bring a favorite side. Learn more here


TGIF Fourth Fridays—Saint Bread

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. See dates here. Questions? Contact Hilary McLeland-Wieser: Hmcleland12@live.com

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

20s/30s First Tuesday Contemplative Prayer and Dinner
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FIRST TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER THROUGH JUNE, 6 P.M., in Leffler House 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 … Read More

Bagel Bar – Brunch after Church
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 12:30–2 P.M., Leffler House Join in for brunch and conversation following the 11am service. Newcomers are especially welcome. Bagels, cream cheese, fruit and yogurt will be provided—bring a spread, topping, or drink to share! Email Julia Cooper (julia7cooper@gmail.com) or Hilary McLeland-Wieser (hmcleland12@live.com).

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).   UPDATED WITH PHOTO

Composting Workshop with the City of Seattle and Nurturing Roots
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO 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 … Read More

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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FOURTH FRIDAYS, 8–9 A.M.: 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

Questioning Together + Compline
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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: emeeks@saintmarks.org Upcoming Topics & Facilitators: SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2024: What is Anglo-Catholicism?  Facilitator: The Rev. Canon Linzi Stahlecker SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2024: What does it mean to practice … Read More

Bike Ride to Alki—Alki Beach Meetup
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UPDATED WITH PHOTOS Ride Resources: SMC to Alki Bike Ride Tips SMC to Alki Ride Map and Directions SMC to Alki Enlarged Maps for Orientation 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 … Read More

Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club Night
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UPDATED WITH PHOTOS! 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 … Read More

Tent City and 20s/30s Meal Night
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SUNDAY, JULY 9, 3:30–7 P.M., Bloedel Hall  There are a few spots left to join 20s/30s member and Tent City Captain Connor Harrison to prepare and serve a meal for our Tent City friends.  We’ll have the opportunity to share dinner together. Shift hours depend on the volunteer task, but range from 3:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Email Emily (emcmeeks@gmail.com) to sign up for a shift.

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.

20s/30s Dinner with the Bishop
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THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 6 P.M. at Diocesan House, 1551 10th Ave E. (two door down from the cathedral) Join the Most Reverend Melissa Skelton for dinner, poetry, live music, and tours of the historic Leary mansion with other young adults in the diocese. Our Dig Deeper partner, Nurturing Roots Farm, will provide the meal—tacos with all the fixings. Free! Register here.

20s/30s Hike to Teneriffe Falls
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SATURDAY, JULY 8, 8:30 A.M., Teneriffe Falls Hit the trail with a 20s/30s hike. Meet at Saint Mark’s to carpool to the trailhead (45 minutes). Please be comfortable with hiking for 6 miles. Pack snacks/lunch and appropriate gear (hiking shoes, water bottle, rain jacket and layers, sunscreen, hat). RSVP encouraged. Questions? Email Adrienne (adriennehub@gmail.com).

Behind the Scenes with the Mighty Flentrop and Your Favorite Hymns
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SUNDAY, JULY 16, 12:30–2 P.M., in the organ loft  Hosted by the 20s/30s Group; All are welcome 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 in the nave. At 12:30 pm, we’ll head up to the organ loft where Michael will offer a “tour” and demonstration of the instrument with opportunity for questions. At 1 p.m. we’ll join in … Read More

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