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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 button below. (Select the "Young Adults" check box in the form.)

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Bike Ride to Alki—Alki Beach Meetup
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SUNDAY, JULY 30, 12:30–3:30 P.M. A bike ride for all ages and paces from Saint Mark’s to Alki with a post-ride picnic and gathering on the beach. Alternative transportation to Alki, including Water Taxi, will be an option. More information to come. Email Emily if interested (emcmeeks@gmail.com).

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).

Hymn Sing, July 2023
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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 Back by popular request! Join Canon Michael Kleinschmidt for a fabulous “back-stage” pass experience of Saint Mark’s famous Flentrop Organ. We’ll gather for snacks and fellowship in the nave at 12:30 p.m. and then head up to the organ loft at 1 p.m. for a brief tour followed by a hymn sing along. Email Bryan (bpansing@gmail.com) for questions or to request your favorite … Read More

20s/30s Parent Connect
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SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2–3:30 P.M., cathedral lawn  What’s it like to be a young adult and parent of faith? Join for a gathering to connect and share in fellowship together. Snacks, juice and lawn activities for children of all ages will be available. Bring a snack and/or camp chair if you would like. Drop in or out as your schedule allows. Questions? Email Emily (emcmeeks@gmail.com).

20s/30s Picnic and Yard Games
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TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 6–8 P.M., meet at Volunteer Park by the amphitheater   Gather for a picnic and games in the park. Bring a hearty side to share. Plates, napkins and utensils will be provided. We’ll have yard game options, but you are welcome to bring your favorite. Questions? Email Julia (julia7cooper@gmail.com).

Pentecost Polar Plunge!
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SUNDAY, MAY 28, 7 A.M., meet at Madison Park Beach Let’s gather for an early morning dip in Lake Washington that promises to wake up the senses and have us feeling fully alive and ready to celebrate Pentecost! We’ll meet at the Bathhouse, at Madison Park Beach at 7 a.m., pray then plunge, then head over to Leffler House for a shared breakfast. We’ll be dried-off and well-fed in plenty of time for the 9 a.m. liturgy! Dip in whatever … Read More

Pentecost Ride/Run/Roll at Seward Park
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SUNDAY, MAY 28, 3-4:30 P.M., Seward Park, Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle Calling all bikers, scooters, walkers, rollerbladers, runners, unicycles and so forth to join in a Pentecost Sunday Ride/Run/Roll around Seward Park in Southeast Seattle. We will meet on the lawn near the Seward Park Playground at 3 p.m. From there, we will head around the Seward Park 2-mile paved and flat loop. The day ends with the traditional root beer floats! All ages and generations are encouraged to … Read More

20s/30s TGIF Coffee Break
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NEXT OPPORTUNITY: FRIDAY, MAY 26, 8 A.M. PAST GATHERINGS: FRIDAY, MARCH 31 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 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. Dress warm—we’ll sit outside on a heated patio. Questions? Email: emcmeeks@gmail.com

Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club Night
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 6–9 P.M., 4103 Beacon Avenue S., Free but $5 donation appreciated 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. Please wear soft-soled shoes without a heel (flip flops are just fine). Bring a snack or side dish to share for a potluck picnic (tables, … Read More

A Mobile Feast
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SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 12:30–5 P.M., meet on the labyrinth Join other 20s/30s for an afternoon of festivity to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Barnabas. We’ll begin at Saint Mark’s on the labyrinth with a brief liturgy and then start our mobile feast with stops at several Capitol Hill restaurants for refreshment. At each stop, we’ll learn more about the life of Barnabas—an early Christian who was one of the first to welcome Paul and accompanied him on his missionary … Read More

20s/30s First Tuesday Centering 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. On the first Tuesday of each month, join members of the 20s/30s group for a potluck dinner at 6pm in Leffler House. We will then join the Centering Prayer group from 7–8 p.m. No prior experience with Centering Prayer or meditation is required. Dinner will be a simple potluck—please bring a dish to share, but … Read More

Behind the Seams: Ugly Clothes with 20s/30s member Clara Berg
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SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2–3 P.M., MOHAI and White Swan Public House. Sign up required. Hosted by 20s/30s—All are welcome  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! The aesthetics of fashion are constantly changing and with it our perception of what looks good. We’ll join MOHAI Curator of Collections and 20s/30s member, Clara Berg, for an in-person, one-hour session to view the historic fashions in MOHAI’s collection which were once stylish but don’t translate well to our modern eyes. What … Read More

20s/30s Questioning Together with St. Luke’s Ballard: Sabbath & Rest
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UPDATED WITH RESOURCES SUNDAY, MAY 7, 7:30–10 P.M., Leffler House How does keeping sabbath allow us to break a restless cycle and focus on the wholeness God intends? Join for a conversation to explore the practice of sabbath with young adults from St. Luke’s and their clergy, Canon Britt Olson and Mother Hillary Kimsey. Conversation will draw on themes from Walter Brueggemann’s Sabbath as Resistance but prior reading is not required. Dessert provided. At 9:15, we’ll head over to Compline … Read More

20s/30s Explore West Seattle Day
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UPDATED WITH PHOTOS SATURDAY, APRIL 15, meet at the catehdral at 9:30 a.m. to carpool All 20s/30s are invited to join in this exploration of distant and exotic West Seattle. The group will visit the Duwamish Longhouse, eat lunch, and spend some time helping with cleanup along the West Duwamish Greenbelt by removing invasive plants in Pigeon Point Park. The day will end in the afternoon with a visit to St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church to walk their labyrinth. … Read More

20s/30s Questioning Together: Efficacy of Prayer
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UPDATED  SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 7:30 P.M., Leffler Living Room Come join a discussion with The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker and Fraser Reach as we explore the efficacy of prayer. Afterwards, some may wish to go to Compline together. Questions? Email Emily Meeks: emcmeeks@gmail.com RESOURCES SHARED AT THIS DISCUSSION: Notes and quotes from this discussion True Prayer by Kenneth Leech “How to Pray With Our Eyes Open” – NY Times Apps: Venite and the Daily Office

Lenten Lake Plunge with the 20s/30s and 40s/50s
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UPDATED WITH PHOTOS SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 5–6 P.M., Madison Park Beach, 1900 43rd Ave E, Seattle Saint Mark’s 20s/30s and 40s/50s groups invite you to an unusual gathering on the shore of Lake Washington at Madison Beach. Come experience the enlivening power of a cold water dip and its possible invitation as we enter into Holy Week. We’ll gather below the boathouse by the beach area. You may want to check out some of the possible benefits of cold water … Read More

Midnight Breakfast following the Easter Vigil
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SATURDAY, APRIL 8, after the Easter Vigil Liturgy (approx. 11:30 p.m.) at Lost Lake Cafe (on Capitol Hill—10th Ave between Pike and Pine) All are welcome to join members of the 20s/30s group for a late-night breakfast following the Easter Vigil! After the service concludes, and Easter has been proclaimed, we will celebrate at Lost Lake Cafe in Capitol Hill. It will be a joyous feast. Questions or more information? Contact Luke Abdow at: labdow@saintmarks.org Find Lost Lake Cafe on Google … Read More

20s/30s Agape Meal on Maundy Thursday
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UPDATED WITH PHOTOS THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 5:30 P.M., Leffler House The 20s/30s Group will gather for an Agape Meal in Leffler House before the Maundy Thursday liturgy. An Agape Meal is a Christian fellowship meal recalling the meals Jesus shared with his disciples during his ministry. We will use the prayers found in the Book of Occasional Services to bless our meal. We will have vegetarian lentil soup and salad to share, and other simple, vegetarian dishes are welcome—bread, vegetables, hummus, … Read More

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