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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

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 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 … Read More

Questioning Together + Compline
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SECOND SUNDAYS (September-May), 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  20s30s@saintmarks.org. Upcoming Topics & Facilitators: SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2024: Poetry and Spirituality Facilitator: Prof. Doug Thorpe Join 20s30s members Molly Bosch (poet and writer) and Molly Porter (UW … 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

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

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

A Mobile Feast
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UPDATED WITH PHOTOS 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 … 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

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