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Featured Events and Announcements

This page was last updated on April 18, 2014.

Saint Mark's hosts a variety of programs and events. A listing of events- including Sunday music- can be found in our monthly calendar: this April at Saint Mark's. Hard copies are also available at the Cathedral. For a full schedule of Cathedral activities please see the online calendar.

Sundays and Beyond with information about the ministries and activities at Saint Mark's.

A weekly publication which announces events, new ministry opportunities, classes and more, and occasionally includes a reflection from a member of the clergy.
Sundays and Beyond also contains our prayer list.

this April - a calendar of events happening this month at the Cathedral.

'Demented Relations' Support Group

Monday, April 21, 1 pm
The Rev. Pat Taylor's home

This is a mutual support group for spouses or life partners caring for a partner suffering from dementia and diminished cognitive capacity from a medical condition. (We meet on the third Monday of the month.)

Contact the Rev. Pat Taylor at 206.860.1459 or

A Single Person's Place at God's Table

Mondays, April 21 & 28 and May 12 & 19, 7:15 pm
Leffler House Meeting Room (second floor)

The single life has its ups and its downs, its moments of free time and its moments of yearnings for others.  It can be an opportunity to celebrate the solo journey or an occasion to reflect on God’s design for us.  Join us for four evenings in a facilitated conversation about what being a person of God and a single person means.  We reflect on readings that speak to the single life and  on what inspire us on this road we are on. This is a facilitated conversation for those who have been single for two years or more. It is open to individuals across genders, generations, and sexual orientations.

Oikocredit presents: Coffee at the Crossroads

Tuesday, April 22, 6 pm
Bloedel Hall

A free public event to learn how Aldea Global and Oikocredit are working together to help 1200 coffee farmers in Nicaragua navigate climate change and fair financing to ensure sustainability from coffee bean to coffee cup.

Complimentary refreshments will be served. Please RSVP: 206.395.3696 or

Newcomer Brunch

Sunday, April 27 12:30 pm
Diocesan House (1551 10th Ave E)

All recent Newcomers to the Cathedral are invited to a special Brunch. This event will be an opportunity for you to meet a variety of others within the Saint Mark's community and learn more about who we are and what we do. The Diocesan House, an historic mansion serves as the Office of the Bishop of Olympia. Please RSVP to Carol Green so we can plan to welcome you: or 206-523-2158.

Read more about newcomer opportunities here...

Parish Forum: Architects and Design Committee

Sunday, April 27, 6 - 8 pm
Skinner Hall

The second of three planned forums in which parishioners are invited to dream, share, and converse about potential scope and design details of the upcoming capital project focusing on preserving and restoring the Cathedral. All are welcome.

The final forum will be Sunday, July 13 at 6 pm.

Arts at Saint Mark's presents: a Cathedral Trio Concert

Friday, May 2, 7:30 pm
Cathedral Nave

The Cathedral Trio plays music for flute, viola and harp by Ravel, Babcock, Volpe, Krouse, Presser and Mathias. $10 suggested donation, advance passes available through the Cathedral Shop, 206/323-1040.

The Cathedral Trio are all members of Saint Mark's Cathedral Choir:  Brian Fairbanks, flute, Joyce Ramée, viola, and Naomi Kato, harp.

Noel House Semi-Annual Volunteer Potluck

Sunday, May 4, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Leffler Living Room

Share stories and receive updates from Noel House staff. Please join us! Open to all current, past and future volunteers and friends of Noel House. Bring something to share: appetizers, hot dish, salads, bread or sweets! Beverages are provided. If you're new to Saint Mark's, this is a chance to learn more about the women's shelter. Saint Mark's has been host to the shelter for over 15 years.

Author Reading: Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor

Wednesday, May 7, 7:30 pm
Cathedral Nave

Are you in the dark about where your life is going? Do you sometimes feel as if your best efforts to grow your soul are just shots in the dark? Whatever your answers to those questions, here is a better one: How did darkness become a synonym for everything wicked, sinister, or wrong?

An Episcopal priest, Barbara Brown Taylor, is the author of twelve books, including the New York Times bestseller An Altar in the World. Read more about the book and the author at

Event is free. The Cathedral Shop will have books available for purchase. Download a flyer here.

Annual Youth Retreat: Camp Casey

Friday - Sunday, May 9 - 11
Camp Casey, Whidbey Island

Every year, the youth take a weekend off from all things that keep them so busy. Weekend is packed with some serious game playing, historic fort exploring, beach playing, relaxing, and just being together.

Carpools (drivers needed!) leave Friday afternoon, and back by Sunday afternoon. Price: $100, scholarships are available. Open to middle school and high school. Sign up with Bre at or 206.696.3953. 

Blue Nile Children's Organization Benefit Dinner and Auction

Saturday, May 10, 5 - 9 pm
Bloedel Hall

Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, followed by a live auction, delicious Ethiopian dinner and our featured program. Hear about the BNCO clinic– and how your support is benefiting expansion of clinic operations and improved services. RSVP by April 18 to or 206.228.1712.

Read more about the BNCO Ministry at Saint Mark's.

Youth hunger and homelessness: understanding and meeting the need

Sunday, May 18, 10:10-10:50
Leffler Living Room

What is life like for a homeless teen? What are the causes of teen homelessness? What can we do to help those in need now and address causes of homelessness? Join us in a discussion with Alexis Lair from Teen Feed, a non-profit that provides meals and social services to homeless teens in the U District and is a partner organization for the St. Brigid's Banquet feeding ministry.

Good News in the Holy Land: The Episcopal Church at Work in the Middle East

Sunday, May 11, 12:30 pm
Bloedel Hall

Hear about the Diocese of Olympia Pilgrimage in 2013 focused on humanitarian efforts of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Learn about the history of the Anglican Church in the Holy Land and about the Living Stones, the indigenous Palestinian Christians working in the hospitals, schools and churches, together with a journey through the Holy Sites of the Old and New Testament.

Presentation led by Janet McCully, Doug Thorpe and others from Saint Mark’s who made the journey. Mother’s Day brunch provided.

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Seattle, WA 98102