Cathedral Commons

Fall 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.


Resilience in Troubling Times: Developing Spiritual Practices that Sustain Us on the Journey
Wednesdays, September 19 and 26 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Building on the parish’s work with Esther De Waal’s book Seeking God, and drawing in resources from Society of St. John the Evangelist, participants will explore spiritual practices that assist us in making our way in a troubled world more gracefully, less anxiously, with flourishing and faithfulness as integral experiences.


Challenges for the Church in the 21st Century
Wednesday, October 10, 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Change is at the heart of who we are as Christians and as the Church. Throughout its 2,000 life, the Church has cycled through change with varying degrees of success and challenge. Join Marc Aubertin and The Rev. Cristi Chapman as we explore some of those major cycles through time and consider some of the specific challenges (and opportunities!) facing the Church in the 21st century.


Immigration Reform in Washington State with Attorney General Bob Ferguson
Wednesday, October 17, 7–8:30 p.m.

In line with the cathedral’s long history of involvement in immigration and refugee resettlement, Saint Mark’s presents Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who will share his thoughts on the current state of immigration both here and nationally, as well how we can continue our involvement. The evening includes a follow-up panel discussion moderated by The Right Rev. Greg Rickel, Bishop of Olympia, with Marcos Martinez, Executive Director of Casa Latina; Estela Ortega, Executive Director of El Centro de la Raza; and Michael Ramos, Executive Director of The Church Council of Greater Seattle.


The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation
Wednesdays, October 24, November 7, and November 14, 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Dean Thomason will offer a three-week series on his sabbatical gleanings on the Book of Revelation, which has been subject to gross misinterpretation and misappropriation. It is a wonderful book that gathers up all creation, and we would do well to reclaim its message of hope for the world.


When Waiting is Impossible
Wednesdays, December 5 and 12 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Canon Jennifer Daugherty, Canon Nancy Ross, and Curate Cristi Chapman will offer a two week series that examines women of the Old and New Testaments and lessons they teach us today about the challenge of waiting and the possibility for new life in the midst of uncertainty and difficulty.