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.
Coming up at Saint Mark's Cathedral:
Outdoor Book Discussion and Picnic: The Universal Christ
THURSDAY, JULY 25
6–7:30 P.M., Volunteer Park
Join a casual conversation on the themes and questions in Richard Rohr’s newest book, The Universal Christ, at Volunteer Park on Thursday, July 25 from 6–7:30 p.m. Bring a snack or beverage to share. We will gather in front of the Asian Art Museum and find a spot outside on the lawn. Reading the book is not required. Check out this two-part podcastto hear Rohr's perspectives on the book or listen to his recent conversation with Oprah. Email Emily Meeks with questions and to RSVP.
BBQ at Canon Jennifer Daugherty’s home
SUNDAY, JULY 28
6:30 P.M., 3810 E Pike St, Seattle
Join SMC members in their 20s and 30s and meet other young adults at a casual gathering at Jennifer and Will Daugherty’s house, 3810 E Pike St, Seattle. It’s in the Madrona neighborhood, about 10–15 minutes from Saint Mark’s. All are welcome! Some may choose to attend Compline at 9:30 p.m. afterward. There is ample street parking. To RSVP, alert the Daughertys of dietary restrictions, or if you have questions, email Canon Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episcopalian People of Color Gathering (On hiatus, will resume in the fall)
SUNDAYS - once a month, starting March 31
12:30 P.M., Cathedral House Room 210
Starting March 31, there will be a monthly gathering for queer, trans, and straight people of color interested in exploring questions of racial, cultural, and gender identities and assumptions as they relate to our experiences of faith and life. This new ministry will be led by POC members of Saint Mark’s and is for any POC interested in the work of decolonizing their Christianity, practicing anti-racism from a POC perspective, and honoring queer-centered theology as these topics relate to personal identity and lived experience. We’ll start with a short liturgy, share a meal, and hold a safe space for each other as we explore what it means to be a person of color inside a white majority church. For more information, contact Emma Song-Rowe, Neshia Alaovae, Linda Chia, or Canon Jennifer Daugherty.
Questioning Together (On hiatus; will resume Monday, September 9)
MONDAYS - April 1 (and first Monday of each month)
7:30 p.m., Leffler Living Room
Come be a part of a lively discussion over a light dinner. The topic for April: “How do we understand the story of the cross and what does it have to do with us?” This month only, we will be joined in our questioning by special guests, elders to question with us. To RSVP (appreciated but not required) or for other information, respond to the Facebook Event or contact Rachel McNary.
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FRIDAY AUGUST 16–SUNDAY AUGUST 18
“A Holy Waste of Time” Retreat
St. Andrew's House Conference & Retreat Center, Union, WA
Come on over to St. Andrew's House, a rustic lodge right on the Hood Canal, to relax and unwind... This annual retreat is for young adults from all over the Diocese. There is no agenda (promise!) but there are optional activities: kayaks, hikes, yoga, songs on the deck (bring your musical instruments!), games, swimming, arts and crafts, you name it. All meals are included—creative home-style cooking with locally-sourced ingredients is a St. Andrew’s House tradition. We'll finish on Sunday with a casual and collaborative Eucharist.
The whole weekend (2 night's lodging, six meals, kayak rental and activities) comes to $85/person. Saturday day-trippers are very welcome for $25/person.
THURSDAYS - March 28 (and fourth Thursday of each month)
7:15 p.m., T.S. McHugh’s Pub, Lower Queen Anne, 21 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
A gathering for young adults hosted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. It is a place for telling stories, eating food, growing in community, and unpacking what it means to be embodied theologians. Questions, contact: email@example.com
SUNDAYS - once a month
Curious about the traditions, histories and flavors of other churches in our diocese? Let’s check out the 5 p.m. services at different parishes in the Seattle area, and maybe go for dinner/drinks afterward. Get on the meet-up e-mail list: firstname.lastname@example.org