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:
Episcopalian People of Color Gathering
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.
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.
Exploring Scripture with 20s+30s: Who is God? What does God Want?
THURSDAYS: April 25, May 2, May 9, & May 16
7:00–8:30 p.m., Leffler Living Room
Come join other 20s/30s in exploring the questions, “Who is God? What does God want?” by studying and interpreting scripture together. We will look at different Old Testament and New Testament passages from a variety of perspectives—historical, contextual, theological, and more—in order to discover the “surplus of meaning” for our lives today. No prior experience or familiarity with scripture is required—just bring your curiosity and questions. Attendance at all four sessions is highly encouraged as each week will build on the last. Facilitated by Canon Jennifer Daugherty. To register and receive preparatory materials or for questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Young Adult Events around the Diocese of Olympia:
Young Adult Bible Study: The Lineages of Jesus
TUESDAYS - March 26, April 2, & April 9
6:30 p.m., Fremont Coffee Company, 459 N 36th St., Seattle, WA 98103
Every Tuesday night from now through April 9, the Diocese of Olympia is hosting a Bible study for young adults at Fremont Coffee Company, focusing on the stories of the ancestors of Jesus. Feel free to come to every session, just one, or anything in between. Contact Sarah Blanco for more information, or if you’d like a ride.
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
Wrestling with God: Faith and Film Discussion Series
FRIDAYS - March 29, April 26, & May 10
7:00 p.m., at Diocesan House, 1551 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
Join us for a monthly film series exploring stories that wrestle with faith - the beauty and the mystery, as well as the ways in which religion is used to oppress and exclude. In Silence (March 29) Jesuit missionaries in Japan confront persecution by the local authorities and must wrestle with the colonialism of mission work and God's silence in the midst of suffering. Disobedience (April 26) is the story of two orthodox Jewish women who have fallen in love with one another and must face expulsion from their faith community. Finally, Ava (May 10) tells the autobiographical story of an Iranian teenage girl whose parents suspect her of having an inappropriate relationship with one of her male classmates, putting her in conflict with her community's religious fundamentalism. Watch the films with us, and stay for conversations about the connections between the movies, our faith, and the world around us. All films are free and, refreshments will be served. Bring a friend!
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
SAVE THE DATE:
BBQ with the Bishop at Seattle’s Historic Leary Mansion
Thursday, June 20, 6:30–8:00 p.m., at Diocesan House, 1551 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
Let’s take a behind-the-scenes tour of the grand house then enjoy casual discussion and dinner with our personable Bishop, Greg Rickel. For information: email@example.com