Wisdom School at Saint Mark’s – New Program Year Offerings
Beginning July 7
Now in its second year, the Wisdom School is designed to offer a balanced path for spiritual transformation grounded in prayer and practice, drawing on the Christian contemplative tradition while respecting the diversity of experiences born from contemplative practices of other traditions.
Choir School Summer Camp
Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle | July 10-14 | $250 Tuition (Scholarships Available)
Saint Mark’s welcomes all boys and girls from rising 3rd grade – 8th grade who are interested in singing music of the Christian faith in the striking cathedral setting, while growing as musicians and children of God. Camp activities include: joyful singing of glorious music; daily guests specializing in art, drumming, and composition; field trips and outdoor activities; visual art projects; organ demonstration and piano/organ lessons; daily sung Morning Prayer; a closing Evensong service and Sunday morning service in the Cathedral.
6-Day High School Summer Camp
Camp Huston, Gold Bar | July 16-22 | $350 Early Bird, by 5/15 (Scholarships Available)
We will gather in large and small groups for fun, fellowship and worship on the beautiful grounds of Camp Huston. Camp activities include swimming, archery, hiking, and campfires along with small group discussions, large group games, creative and meaningful worship, a dance, and a variety show! The theme of the week is The Gospel according to Dr. Seuss.
Camp Huston, Gold Bar
Camp Huston, the Diocese of Olympia’s summer camp, has just announced their summer camp schedule! Situated on 70 beautiful acres in the foothills of the Cascade mountains, campers spend the session in age-based “discovery groups”, learning more about nature, more about God, and more about themselves. Activities include hiking, swimming, team-building, worship, camping in tents, and lots of games and songs! Scholarships available to all!
Benefit Gala & Auction
St. Andrew’s House Retreat and Conference Center | August 5, 7:00pm | $15 tickets
Join St. Andrew’s House for a capital fundraiser featuring friends, locally-sourced appetizers, wine and soft drinks, live music, and a silent auction.
Mission Trip to El Salvador
October 17-24 | $600-650 airfare; $600 food, lodging, transportation, interpreter services
The Diocesan Companion Committee for El Salvador is organizing a mission trip to El Salvador with Bishop Rickel this October. Our ministry as friends of the church in El Salvador is informed by a theology of accompaniment: to walk with the people as Jesus walked with the people of his time. This means putting the poor at the center of any liberative ministry project, listening to their needs, their goals and desires, and living with and breaking bread with the poor. The Anglican Episcopal Church in El Salvador is doing important work in a country facing many challenges. This is your opportunity to help build bonds between our two dioceses and support their ministry of evangelism, justice, and education.
Tentative itinerary includes:
- A meeting with the Mission Committee of the Anglican Church in El Salvador (IAES)
- Tour of historic sites in San Salvador, including the tomb of Archbishop Oscar Romero
- Visit to two Salvadoran women’s and LGBT rights organizations run by the government
- Dinner with members of the IAES Ministry of Sexual Diversity
- Visit to the UN High Commission on Refugees and International Organization for Migration
- Visit to Cristosal, human rights-based non-profit organization
- Attend a gathering of the Ministry of Sexual Diversity at the Church of San Juan Evangelista in San Salvador
- Attend worship at the urban parish of San Mateo
To sign up for this trip or for more information, contact Alan Christensen (committee chair): firstname.lastname@example.org
First Sunday’s Soup and Service
St. Andrew’s House Retreat and Conference Center, Union | First Sundays, 6:00pm
Join St. Andrew’s House on the first Sunday of every month for a soup dinner, followed by evening prayer.