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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.)



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.

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



    • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2023: Exploring the Saints and Gratitude with the Rev. Danae Ashley
    • SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2023: Food and Faith with Brian Sellers Petersen of Good News Gardens
    • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2023: No Questioning Together for December in lieu of The World is About to Turn on December 9
    • SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2024: Exploring the Mystics with The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
    • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2023: How Much is Enough? with The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
    • SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2024: Topic TBA with The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker
    • SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2024: Topic TBA with The Most Rev. Melissa Skelton
    • SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2024: Creativity and Faith with Prof. Doug Thorpe
    • SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2024: Topic TBA

Let's Taco Bout It—Dinner & Contemplative Prayer

Join in for a taco dinner – 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. On the first Tuesday of each month, the 20s/30s group gathers for a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. in Leffler House, then joins the Centering Prayer group from 7–8 p.m. Dinner hosts vary by month. Learn more here.

TGIF Fourth Fridays—Saint Bread

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

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

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

Bilingual Stations of the Cross
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PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 12:30–2 p.m., in the cathedral nave, 20s/30s lunch follows in Leffler House. All are invited to participate in the ancient practice of collectively walking and praying the Stations of the Cross with the cathedral community, in a bilingual Spanish/English format led by Canon Rosario-Cruz and community members. The service will begin following the conclusion of the Palm Sunday liturgy. The service leaflet for this liturgy may be seen here. Following the service, there will be a … Read More

Dig Deeper—Exploring Food Justice with 20s/30s
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UPDATED DIG DEEPER EVENTS AND INITIATIVES SATURDAY, APRIL 22, following the Cathedral Day confirmation liturgy, about noon – Cathedral Day Smoothie Bike  SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 12 P.M. – Juneteenth Celebration at Saint Mark’s Cathedral THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 6 P.M. – Dinner with the Bishop at Diocesan House in the historic Leary Mansion TBA – Heart of the Table Dinner & Liturgy – Location TBD TBA – Farm Days – Location TBD About Dig Deeper  Come explore ways to grow, harvest, share and … Read More

20s/30s Questioning Together: Theodicy and Suffering
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UPDATED SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 7:30–9 p.m., Leffler House How do we justify God when there is so much suffering in the world? Come explore these themes at the beginning of Lent with Curate Linzi Stahlecker and 20s/30s member Fraser Reach as we consider transformation and the journey of deeper union with God. Dessert and light snacks provided. Questions? Email Emily: emcmeeks@gmail.com UPDATE: “Notes and Quotes” from this discussion can be downloaded here.  See images from the presentation below (click to … Read More

All Desires Known: A Theology of Sexuality
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A 20s/30s Conversation with Dean Steve Thomason SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 7:30–9 pm, Leffler House Nothing is more human than our sexuality. The world can send many signals about the body, sex and sexuality that can be confusing or toxic.  In this conversation with Dean Steve Thomason, we’ll discuss a theology of sexuality and how it can deeply resonate with the divine mystery and the gift of desire that flows from it. We’ll consider how an understanding of sexuality does not … Read More

Chili and Care Packages
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A 20s/30s Collaboration with SMC Youth SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 5:30–7 P.M., Leffler House Assemble and stuff care packages for SMC students away at college and then enjoy a chili bar with toppings and cornbread. A great opportunity to connect with youth at SMC. RSVP encouraged but not required. Questions? Email Luke: labdow@saintmarks.org

Advent & Apocalypse: A 20s/30s Discussion Series
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SESSION 1: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 5:30–7 P.M. SESSION 2: SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 7:30–9 P.M., Leffler House (Note new time) How does our anticipation for the birth of Christ reflect the seismic significance of the incarnation? In this two-part series, we’ll explore the Advent and Christmas season in the context of the apocalypse and how this may change our preparation with Rev. Linzi Stahlecker and Fraser Reach. We’ll end in time for the option to attend the Contemplative Eucharist Compline together. … Read More

20s/30s Cooking Circle
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UPDATED FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 6:30-9 P.M., Bloedel Hall  Prepare and share a meal together. The menu will have a Lebanese theme and we’ll learn several cooking techniques from trained chefs Luke Abdow, Marc Aubertin, and Deborah Person. Questions? Email Luke: labdow@saintmarks.org Fee: $15, includes resources and food. Financial assistance available if needed. UPDATE: Check out the recipes from the event here. See some photos below. (Click to enlarge)

20s/30s Candy Cane Lane Walk and Holiday Cheer 2022
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 7–9 P.M. A tradition since 1949, the houses on this section of NE Park Road in Ravenna transform into Candy Cane Lane, a display of lights and decorations representing traditions and themes from around the world. We’ll meet first at the home of Penny and Rob Reid (6114 21st Ave NE) from 7–8 pm. for hot chocolate and cookies, and then walk together to Candy Cane Lane, just a under a mile away. Please note: Penny and … Read More

“Spreadable Hope”: An Advent Gathering to Benefit Edible Hope
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UPDATED WITH PHOTOS! TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 7:30–9 P.M., Leffler House Young adults, drop-in to decorate and frost cookies at Leffler House for an Advent gathering to benefit Edible Hope. Frosting and decorations will be provided along with a custom hot chocolate and tea station. Bring your own pre-baked sugar cookies either homemade or bought. We recommend trying this go-to recipe from Jade Bawcom-Randall. Decorated cookies will be delivered to Edible Hope, which is also a site placement for the Seattle … Read More

20s/30s Vespers at Golden Gardens
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 5:30 to 7 P.M., Golden Gardens Park Join for a brief evening prayer at sunset followed by social time on the beach. Some snacks provided. You are welcome to bring a musical instrument, a blanket, or a snack to share. Email Emily for meetup logistics: emcmeeks@gmail.com

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