20s and 30s


Are you looking for community with other young adults at Saint Marks? We may be in different spiritual stages of life, but the one thing we all share is participation in Saint Mark's Cathedral.

We gather to enjoy one another's company, and to discuss spiritual questions and beliefs that we have. All are welcome! The group has regular monthly gatherings as well as special one-time events that range from purely social affairs to faith-focused activities. We hope you'll join us in fellowship.

Upcoming Events

Hike Eucharist

Saturday, September 8, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Naches Peak Loop Trail, Ashford, WA 98937
Please join us for a hike and celebration of the Eucharist in the natural glory of God's creation. This event is hosted by Saint Mark's 20s and 30s, but we wish to invite all who are interested in joining on this journey! We will hike the Naches Loop Trail (length 3.2 miles round trip). The difficulty level is medium and we plan to go at a pace that is accessible to the entire group. We expect the total hiking time to be around 3 hours including resting and a Eucharist celebration. We'll meet at Saint Mark's at 8 a.m. and then carpool to the site. To RSVP, email Russ Crosbie.

Young Adult Dinner at the Deanery

Sunday, September 16, 6-9 p.m.
Home of Steve and Kathy Thomason, 901 Federal Ave. E., Seattle, WA
Those in their 20s and 30s are invited to dinner at Dean Thomason's home, 901 Federal Ave. E. (a short 3-block walk from the cathedral). Some may choose to attend Compline at 9:30 p.m. afterward. All are welcome--bring a friend, too! This gathering is a great way to meet other young adults at Saint Mark's. To RSVP, contact Erik Donner.

You're Invited to the Harvest! Episcopalians Squash Hunger

Sunday, September 23
Chinook Farms, 10890 Elliott Road, Snohomish, WA 98296
A bumper crop of nutritious winter squash is ripening in the rich soil of the Snohomish River Valley. We need your help to hand harvest the squash and fill bins in the field. In just three hours, 100 harvesters can fill a Food Lifeline semi with 40,000 pounds of delicious winter squash. That's 80,000 servings of food! From Food Lifeline the squash goes out to 300 food banks in Western Washington. Open to all ages. Plan to join? RSVP to Rachel McNary.

2:00 p.m. - Harvest
4:30 p.m. - Holy Eucharist in the Fields, Bishop Rickel celebrating
5:30 p.m. - Potluck Picnic--Sweet Corn, Winter Squash and Pig Roast hosted by Eric Fritch of St. John, Snohomish. Donations welcome. Craft beers by the Episco-Brewers. Bring a side dish, salad, or dessert.

Questioning Together

Monday, October 1, 7:30 p.m., Leffler Living Room
This group gathering offers a supportive community for those in their 20s and 30s to explore questions of faith and meaning in our time. We will meet on the first Monday of every month. The topic for October: "Do you call yourself a Christian? What does this mean to you?" Wherever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome. A light dinner will be served; an RSVP is appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for questions, contact Rachel McNary. We look forward to seeing you there!

Bring your furry friend to church!
The Feast of St. Francis and Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 7, at 9 and 11 a.m. services, Cathedral Nave
Each year Saint Mark's honors Francis of Assisi, the 13th-century saint known for his love of God's creation and animals. Pets on leashes or in their portable homes are welcome to join us in church for a blessing that day.

Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build

Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.*
to be Held at Sammamish Multi-Home Site
* (Exact times to be confirmed)
Save the date! Saint Mark's 20s + 30s will participate in a local Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build taking place over several days in the month of October. We will join in on October 13. Plan to join? Contact Rachel McNary to RSVP (and be sure to register, too.)
Join us for fellowship and the hands-on work of Habitat for Humanity. Get together with faith community members to respond to King County's housing crisis.  Pre-register HERE (be sure to choose October 13 as first choice).
Interfaith Build events were initiated by the organization in response to 9/11. Under the banner "Together We Build," dozens of Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and other faith groups come together each year, overcoming the cultural divisions that rise in the wake of violence and hatred. This year's building event will include lunches prepared by faith volunteers, the sharing of cultural traditions, and an Interfaith prayer service. (Prayer service held on Sunday, October 14.)

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Have an idea, or questions?
Contact The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
206.323.0300, x 202