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The 20s and 30s group at Saint Mark’s gather regularly to connect, share our 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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20s/30s Post-Church Scripture Time

JULY 7 & 21; AUGUST 4 & 18, 1:30–3:30 P.M., locations vary

All 20s/30s are invited to join for summer meetings on alternate Sundays to gather together, discuss a passage of scripture, share a bite to eat, and pray for one another through the summer months. The first meeting (July 7) will be hosted by Adrienne Hubbard at her home in Capitol Hill, and will rotate hosts each time. Email Adrienne at adriennehub@gmail.com for more information and the address.

20s/30s Fourth Sunday Lunch

BEGINS SUNDAY, JULY 28, locations vary; meet at the baptismal font at 12:30 p.m.

The 20s/30s community will gather for lunch every fourth Sunday following the 11 a.m. service. Meet at the baptismal font to walk to a nearby restaurant or farmer’s market for great food and company. The first lunch will be on July 28. Everyone is welcome! Questions? Contact Kellie Roberts at: Kellie9511@gmail.com

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

20s/30s Questioning Together + Compline: A Special Liturgy Edition
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2022, 7:30–10 P.M., Leffler Living Room   Join for a conversation focused on questions about liturgy with Sacristan Michael Seewer and Fraser Reach. Dessert will be offered. Afterward, some may choose to go together to Compline. Contact Emily Meeks with questions: emcmeeks@gmail.com

Meet the 22/23 Seattle Service Corps
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 10:10-10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall Join the 2022-2023 cohort of the Seattle Service Corps in Bloedel for a Q&A and an opportunity to get to know them better. Learn about their stories and what drew them to SSC and life in intentional community, and hear their impressions of Seattle so far. Check out this article introducing each of these amazing young people, recently posted by the Diocese of Olympia.

Luke Abdow Called as Seattle Service Corps Program Director
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Dear friends, It is my great delight to announce that Luke Abdow has accepted the call to serve as Program Director for the Seattle Service Corps and as staff support for the vibrant 20s & 30s ministry group. Luke is a native of Massachusetts and served as a fellow in an Episcopal Service Corps program in Boston for two years, 2016 to 2018. Prior to that he served in the Fulbright Scholars program as an English teacher in Senegal, and … Read More

20s/30s Mariners Game Outing
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 6:40 P.M. Join a group for Friday night baseball as the Seattle Mariners play the Atlanta Braves. More details to come. Ticket price: $10. For more information, or to reserve your ticket, email Emily: emcmeeks@gmail.com UPDATE: The group had a fantastic time, even though the Mariners lost. See a photo below! 

20s/30s Heart of the Table
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 5–8 P.M. Gather around the table at Nurturing Roots for an evening of conversation, food and liturgy with other young adults. Located in Beacon Hill, Nurturing Roots is an urban farm committed to community, self-sufficiency, food empowerment, social justice and education. Tickets are $10 with 100% of sales going to benefit Nurturing Root programming. Register here (https://heartofthetable.eventbrite.com/). For questions or more information, email Emily: emcmeeks@gmail.com

20s/30s Explore Bainbridge Day
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UPDATED WITH PHOTOS SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 10 A.M.–3 P.M. Let’s take a day trip to Bainbridge! We will take a tour of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church with a break for coffee and conversation. Next, we’ll visit the Japanese Exclusion Memorial to reflect and remember those forced to leave their home for internment camps. We’ll enjoy lunch at the home of John Simmons and Scott Hulet with the option for exploring a trail to the Halls Hill labyrinth, Blakely Harbor, and … Read More

“Scripture & Empire”: A 20/30s Summer Study and Discussion Series
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THREE MONDAYS: JUNE 6, JUNE 20 & JULY 4, 7–8:30 p.m., via Zoom How does understanding the historical and cultural context of empire shape our faith and create opportunity for new liberation? Reading list This summer we will examine the tensions between political power and justice through scripture and supplemental texts with opportunity for reflection and discussion. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz will join us in exploring these themes together.  Attendees are encouraged to attend all three sessions but it is not … Read More

20s & 30s Visit to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission
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SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 4:30–6:30 P.M., at Epiphany Parish in Madrona, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle Join with the 20s30s Group at 4:30 p.m. on June 26 at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission (located in the chapel of Epiphany Parish Seattle, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122). Father Andriy Matlak has been working tirelessly to raise awareness and coordinate relief efforts with the support of Epiphany Seattle. We’ll talk with him about his church, about Ukrainian Orthodoxy, and about how we can … Read More

Made in Faith: Forum on Clothing and Sustainability
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO AND SLIDES WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 6:45-8:15 P.M., online via Zoom only Join Creation Care for a special forum featuring parishioner Clara Berg, fashion historian and curator, and Richard Hartung, sustainable writer/blogger to discuss connections between clothing, the environment and our faith. We’ll share ways to buy less, choose well and make clothes last. UPDATE: The slides form this presentation may now be seen here. A video can be seen below:

20s/30s Behind the Scenes with The Mighty Flentrop
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SUNDAY, JUNE 12, meet in Leffler House at 12:15 p.m., with tour in the Organ Loft to follow at about 1 p.m. All 20s/30s are invited to 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 after the service at Leffler House. At 1 p.m., we’ll head back to the cathedral where Michael will offer a “tour” and demonstration of … Read More

20s & 30s Contemplative Practice
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SUNDAY, MAY 29, 10:10–10:50 a.m., Leffler Living Room “Be still and know that I am God.” On May 29, 20s & 30s are invited to join Fraser Reach for a contemplative practice in between Sunday services. At 10:10 a.m. in Leffler, Fraser Reach will lead a Lectio Divina (sacred reading) of Psalm 46, followed by a short and simple guided meditation. The goal is to compliment the Sunday worship experience while learning a simple practice that can be used at … Read More

Seattle Service Corps 21/22 Program Year Reflections
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAY, MAY 1, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall Join the Seattle Service Corps for reflections and Q&A about their experiences of the program year so far, impressions of Seattle, and a discussion of what’s next as they look toward the end of the year on June 30. Questions? Email Adam Conley at aconley@saintmarks.org A video may be seen below:

20s/30s Pop-Up Questioning Together + Compline
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SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2022, 7:30 P.M.–10 P.M., Leffler House We’ll explore a question connected to “surrender” with a conversation facilitated by Seyi Akanni. Gather for dessert from 7:30–8 p.m. followed by an hour of Questioning Together. For those interested, a group will go to Compline together at 9:30 p.m. Questions? Email Seyi: seyi.akanni@gmail.com

A Holy Thread: Lenten Reflection & Connection for 20s/30s
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SUNDAYS, MARCH 13, 20, & 27, 5:30–6:45 P.M., Leffler House (with the option to attend the 7 p.m. Contemplative Eucharist in Thomsen Chapel) Are you drawn to contemplative reading and have a desire to reflect on content with others? Drawing from Listening for the Heartbeat of God by J. Philip Newell, we’ll weave in themes in the readings over the course of three Sundays for a time of spiritual reflection and connection. Participants are encouraged to read the book but … Read More

20s/30s Bird Walk in Magnuson Park
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SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 10 A.M. TO 12 P.M. We’ll take a guided walk led by David Poortinga through grasslands, wooded hillsides, wetlands and shoreline to discover the many waterbirds and more at Magnuson. No birding experience required. Meet at the parking lot near the Magnuson Park Boat Launch off of 65th/Lake Shore Drive. Questions? Email Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com).

January Pop-Up “Questioning Together” & Compline
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 7:30 P.M., Leffler House Kick off 2022 with a new year Questioning Together & Compline on Sunday, January 9, the first Sunday after the Epiphany. We will explore the question “How do you experience God in darkness and in light?” Gather for dessert and refreshments at 7:30 pm followed by an hour of Questioning Together starting at 8 p.m. For those interested, a group will go to Compline together at 9:30 p.m. Questions? Email Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com) … Read More

Candy Cane Lane Walk and Holiday Cheer
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 4:30 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 Natalie and Tim Willis (911 Ravenna Blvd NE) from 4:30–5 p.m. for hot chocolate and cookies, and then walk together to Candy Cane Lane at 5 p.m., just a under a mile away. RSVP … Read More

“Spreadable Hope” 20s/30s Advent Event
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 6 P.M., Leffler House Drop-in to decorate and frost cookies at Leffler House for an Advent gathering to benefit Edible Hope. Frosting and decorations will be provided. 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 on Friday, December 3. There will also be an opportunity for those who want to volunteer for the morning meal at Edible Hope from … Read More

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