Singing the Church’s Song – Postponed
Due to low registration numbers, the “Singing the Church’s Song” training workshop has been postponed until Spring. If you have already registered, we can issue a refund or keep you on the registration list for the Spring date. In the meantime, if you would like input or assistance with Music or Psalm selection, Chanting the Liturgy, or Choral Singing, the Commission for Liturgy and the Arts is happy to help at no charge to you or your congregation. Contact Susan Bloomfield (email@example.com) or Eric Stelle (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions or more information.
Commission for Liturgy and the Arts – Call for New Members
The Saint Mark’s Cathedral Choir School will teach your children to pray with their voices and sing praises from their hearts. Spread the word to your neighbors, grandchildren, and the mom of the kid you know with the really loud voice at the playground! The season kicks off in the third week of September. For the weekly schedule, including initial parent meetings, and the registration link, follow the link below. Questions? Contact Choir School Director Rebekah Gilmore, email@example.com.
Enneagram – Beyond the Basics
Saint Mark’s Cathedral – Bloedel Hall, Seattle | September 22, 6:30-8:30pm; September 23, 9:30am-3:00pm | $50 Registration for 2-Day Workshop, Includes Saturday Breakfast and Lunch
The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system composed of nine personality styles or “types.” Each of us gravitates to and adopts one of these styles in childhood. Every style inhabits a distinct worldview and set of motivations that influence how a person moves through the world. Friday evening is accessible to those with no prior experience with the Enneagram, but will also be beneficial for those who have worked with it before. Saturday will dive deeper into the Enneagram. This experiential workshop will illuminate how nine personality types relate to each other. Knowing another’s way of looking at the world and the underlying motivations of each type can help us understand how and why we are different from one another. Together we will explore contrasting tendencies within the Emotional and Thinking Centers of our own ‘Body Intelligence’, learning to correlate the high and low side of each type’s Passions/Virtues and Fixations/Holy Ideas. Employing the “higher aspects” of all Types is essential when using the Enneagram for transformation.
High School Youth Retreat (HYC)
St. Stephen, Longview | September 29-October 1 | $35 Registration
The Fall High School Youth Retreat includes faith formation and exploration, fun, and fellowship through contemporary music, worship, small group conversations, games, workshops, and special activities. The Traveling Day Society Drum Circle will join for part of this event, exploring First Nations spirituality, ceremonies, and similarities to Episcopal liturgy and theology. Eucharist will be an eclectic and beautiful fusion of the two! Weekend conferences start on Friday evening and end midday on Sunday.
Meet youth from around the diocese, make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and live into a larger Christian community. Registration closes September 24.
Welcoming the Stranger: Ways of Serving and Understanding
Saint Mark’s Cathedral – Bloedel Hall, Seattle | September 30, 9:00am- 3:00pm | $15 Tickets (includes catered lunch and workshop materials)
Inviting in the stranger, as Matthew’s Gospel directs, is central to our identity as Christians. But what does that mean in practical terms, right here on the ground in Seattle? This event, sponsored by Mideast Focus Ministry at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, will feature an array of guest speakers and workshops to help us understand how to better serve refugee populations here in Seattle and beyond. Featured speakers and guests include Dean Steve Thomason, The Rev. Pete Strimer, The Rev. Terry Kyllo, Mary Segall (Mideast Focus Ministry Chair), Olivier Santos (Saint Mark’s Cathedral), Anne Lynn (President, American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem), Greg Hope (Refugee Resettlement Office), Talya Gillman (Jewish Family Services), Rizwan Rizwi (Muslim Housing Services), The Lutheran Refugee Program, and representatives from Catholic Refugee Services. Purchase online below or contact Mary Segall. Please make checks payable to: Saint Mark’s—Syrian Conference.
Bishop’s Committee for the Environment | October 11-25
The time is now to start team-building so you are ready to change hearts, and make a difference for creation!
Underhill House Training
Underhill House, Seattle | October 18, 12:00pm
Underhill House is growing! Underhill House is now seeking to open on Wednesdays, expanding on their current Thursday time. Come to the next training on Wednesday, October 18 from 12:00pm–2:30pm and consider whether you’d like to greet, listen and pray with our guests once or twice a month, either Wednesdays or Thursdays. Underhill House is a quiet place to pause for prayer. It is located half a block east of Broadway on Republican on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Come and discern — no commitment necessary to attend training. If you have questions or would like to sign up, please contact Susan Dean.
Come and See… Go and Tell – Cursillo
Dumas Bay Conference Centre, Federal Way | October 20-22 | $100 Registration
Applications are due by September 22. For an application and more information, please email below.
Honor and Remember: A Veteran’s Pilgrimage
Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle | November 11, 10:00am-12:00pm
Are you a veteran? Join the Diocese of Olympia’s Veteran’s Ministry for a journey of remembrance, reflection, and prayer. Bring a token of your service. A light lunch will be served, please RSVP below.