Seattle Service Corps – Episcopal Service Corps
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Hosted at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle | Registration open until February 1, 2018

Saint Mark’s Service Corps program is a chance for young adults to explore their faith and discernment in the context of justice and community. A year spent here is a commitment to:  

  • Living in intentional Christian community
  • Serving 32 hours per week at a local church or nonprofit
  • Participating in the worshiping and communal life of a local church community
  • Discerning questions of personal growth, spiritual transformation, and vocational call 
  • Learning a new way to be the ears, hands, eyes and heart of God. Not just for a year, but for our life.


Versed: Theological Conversations in the 21st Century 

Diocesan House, Seattle | Wednesdays, 7:00pm

Join other young adults along with Episcopal Priests and Bishop Rickel for theological presentations and conversations over dinner.

  • January 24: Money with The Rev. Lance Ousley
  • January 31: Prayer with The Rev. Meghan Mullarkey
  • February 7: Who Needs a Soul? with The Rev. Lucas Mix


NDI/Assessment Training for Parish Bookkeepers and Treasurers

 Diocesan House, Seattle | January 20, 10:00am-12:00pm 

Parishes are asked to complete the NDI form each month to report assessable revenue and calculate the amount owed to the diocese each month. Learn the technical details about how to complete the form, how to determine what revenue is assessable, and what revenue can be deducted from your assessment.  The event will be held in the Diocesan Council Room with a video link to the remote locations. An RSVP is required by Friday, January 12 to ensure that the remote location you wish to attend will be open.


Underhill House Training

Underhill House, Seattle | January 31, 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Underhill House, a quiet place to pause for prayer, is offering our next training on Wednesday, January 31 from 12:00pm–2:30pm. Come consider whether you’d like to greet, listen and pray with our guests once or twice a month, Wednesdays or Thursdays. We’re 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.


Freddy & Francine in Concert

St. Andrew’s House, Union | January 31, 7:00-9:00pm | $25 ticket includes concert and refreshments,  $85 overnight option includes breakfast with the artists

This concert is a Backpack Food for Kids Fundraiser, benefiting Hood Canal Schools. Freddy & Francine is an Americana-Soul duo comprised of Bianca Caruso & Lee Ferris. With voices reminiscent of Aretha Franklin & Van Morrison, their songs blend Soul, R&B, Folk, and Americana with a modern, yet timeless appeal to all ages.


A Festive Evensong Celebration of Gratitude for all Who have Supported the Saint Mark’s Cathedral Capital Campaign

Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle | Sunday, February 11, 6 p.m. Evensong , 7 p.m. Festive Dessert Reception

Join this joyful celebration of the culmination of the Living Stones Capital Campaign and completion of the restoration of your cathedral! Featuring awe-inspiring music from the Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir and the Cathedral Choir and a sumptuous dessert reception. All are invited to an event eagerly anticipated since 1928. Admission is free.


Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way
Life Planning Workshop

Trinity, Seattle | February 17, 9:00am-2:30pm | $20 Registration (includes lunch and resources)

Join Bishop Rickel and Dean Steve Thomason for a workshop on planning ahead to provide for your loved ones. Activities will include a screening of the film Speaking of Dying, panel discussions on wills, conversations about transformative gifts, table talks, and Q&A opportunities with clergy, estate planning attorneys, and financial advisors. Attendees will also receive their own copy of the Diocese of Olympia’s Life Planning Manual. This educational workshop is sponsored by the Joint Planned Giving Ministries of the Cathedral Foundation of the Diocese of Olympia, Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, and the Diocesan Office of Stewardship and Development.


Becoming an Atheist About the God of Rewards and Punishments

Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle | February 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm & February 24, 9:00am-3:00pm | $50 Registration (includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday)

This event will be facilitated by The Rev. Ed Bacon, the former rector of All Saint’s Church in Pasadena, CA.  Drawing on themes from Cynthia Bourgeault’s latest work on Centering Prayer, including her emphasis on Oneness, and tapping Ilia Delio’s work on Wholeness as well as Ed Bacon’s own work on Love and Fear, this workshop is designed for those seeking to integrate a life of both contemplation and action as well as phenomenal levels of energy (a literal “well of water gushing up full of eternal life-energy”). We seek to become atheists about the God of rewards and punishments split off from both science and other faiths while we articulate a New Narrative of experiential faith for a transformed church.



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