Cathedral Commons

Spring 2018 Schedule

Join us on Wednesday evenings for food, fellowship, and faith formation. This family-friendly weekly offering is designed to make space for community gathering and spiritual growth during the week. There are opportunities for children, youth and adults.

6-6:45 p.m.  Catered dinner in Bloedel Hall (Adults $7, Children $5, Max Family $20)
6:45-8:15 p.m.  Adult Faith Formation Opportunity (In Bloedel Hall unless otherwise noted)

Video and resources from past forums are available on the Cathedral Commons - Video & Resources page.


April 4
Martin Luther King Commemoration. On April 4, 2018 all eyes will turn to Memphis, Tennessee to remember the tragic event that occurred 50 years prior and the legacy left by our nation’s greatest peacemaker, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All are invited to join a small group in the Nave at 4:07 p.m. to ring our bell 39 times, once for each year of MLK’s life. This is organized by the National Civil Rights Museum at the site of Dr. King’s assassination, the Lorraine Motel, where they will start ringing bells at 6:01 p.m. Central Time. Memphis churches will join at 6:03, and we will join churches throughout the country four minutes later (4:07 Pacific Time). In another four minutes bells will begin to ring internationally. If you can’t make it to Saint Marks, please step outside or into the nearest church to mark this seminal anniversary. Cathedral Commons. Join us at 45 p.m. to consider the theme for this commemorative event: “MLK50: Where do we go from here?” This is the title of Dr. King’s last book and a speech delivered August 16, 1967. We will also share some plans that are forming to commemorate in early 2019 the passing of local civil rights leader Edwin Pratt. Any questions, contact Brett Bowton-Meade or Bob Chapman.

April 11
Spring Break, No Dinner

April 18
Dinner, 6-7 p.m.

April 25
Saint Mark’s Feast Day Celebrations. The Feast Day of St. Mark, the namesake of this Cathedral, is celebrated each year on this day. Join us from 6-7pm for a festive and fun dinner where we celebrate the historical Mark and how we live into Mark’s namesake today in this place. Questions? Contact Cristi Chapman.

May 2
Dinner -- 6-7 p.m.

May 9
Dinner -- 6-7 p.m.

May 16
Jesus the Radical Economist: Narrative and Healing. Jesus was a radical economist who challenged the oppressive systems of his time by lifting up the marginalized. Jesus also understood that oppression starts with the body and the body is also the source of healing. What can we learn from the economics of Jesus? What does it mean to heal and what role does narrative play in healing? Drawing from the Gospels, anthropologist David Graeber, and writings from various scholars, Seattle Service Corps member Paige Foreman will lead us in critical look at our economic system and how it influences our attitudes towards oppressed groups using Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. Any questions, contact Paige Foreman.