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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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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. Questioning Together will take a break during summer months with no program offered June-August, resuming Sunday, September 8. 

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

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 hereThis offering will not be offered June-August but will resume September 3, 2024.

TGIF typically occurs on the Fourth Friday of each month.

This meetup will take a break in June, July, and August, resuming on September 27.

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 Car Camping Trip
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 23–SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, Potlatch State Park Several campsites have been reserved at Potlatch State Park on the Hood Canal for a weekend of 20s/30s fellowship, camp meals, and outdoor activities. Carpooling from Seattle will be available, and there is a limited supply of extra camping gear if you need to borrow some. The approximate cost will be $25–45 per person for the campsite & parking, plus the cost of food (option to bring your own or take part … Read More

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. 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 … Read More

Summer Solstice Yoga on the Labyrinth
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THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 7–8 P.M., on the labyrinth and front lawn Join yoga instructor and Saint Mark’s parishioner Adrienne Hubbard to celebrate the Summer Solstice with an energizing 60 minute vinyasa flow on the labyrinth. All experience levels welcome; please bring your own yoga mat if available. Bring a post yoga snack to share and enjoy the longest evening of sunlight. Questions? Email Adrienne (adriennehub@gmail.com).

Volunteer at Open Mic Night at Recovery Café
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 3:30–6:30 P.M., Recovery Café (2022 Boren Ave.)   Come sing, dance, read poetry, and cheer for Recovery Café community members. Typically these events serve around 75 people. Email Molly (molly.bosch@outlook.com) to RSVP or if you have questions. *The event itself runs from 4:30-6 pm. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 3:30 pm for a brief orientation before going over tasks for the evening.   Volunteer Opportunities Serve at the event. We can accommodate a group of eight volunteers in person … Read More

20s/30s Brunch
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SUNDAY, MAY 12, 12:30–2 P.M., Leffler House Build your favorite salad combo with a 20s/30s Salad Bar. Canon Linzi will also join in on her last day as we celebrate her ministry at Saint Mark’s. Bring a favorite topping or a side to share. Greens and bread will be provided. Questions? Email Jordan Roberts: jordanelizabethroberts@gmail.com

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. UPDATE 5/5: Saint Mark’s discounted tickets are sold out but you may still be able to buy a general admissions ticket here for the 2 p.m. event. 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 … Read More

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. A copy of … Read More

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 … 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 MAY, 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

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