Welcome to faith formation for young adults and campus ministry for the University of Washington and Western Washington University. We are an open, affirming, and welcoming. We welcome students of all denominations, of all backgrounds, of all ethnicities, of all colors, of all sexualities – we invite everyone to be a part of challenging our faith and drawing closer to God. Our words and worship draw from the most ancient hearts of Christianity, while at the same time they are renewed by our modern minds. Church should not be a place where you leave your questions at the door – bring your doubts, your fears, your hopes, your joys – bring everything God has made you to be.
Our Young Adult Ministry provides several programs aimed at the 18-35 age group. Campus Ministries meet regularly at two colleges, offering community and fellowship. Other programs support all young adults.
A Holy Waste of Time
Young Adults (18-35) are welcome to join us for an annual weekend of A Holy Waste of Time. The retreat is held at the end of summer on the Hood Canal St. Andrew’s House: our beautiful retreat house. Enjoy time with others or by yourself kayaking and swimming the beautiful waters of the canal, hiking under the rain forest canopy, reading in the lodge, and sunning on the deck. All meals are included. Single/couple/family bedrooms available. Kids welcome.
The 2018 weekend will be held on August 17 through 19.
University of Washington
The Sanctuary at UW meets on Wednesday evenings for dinner and conversation. The evening ends with a Compline service at Christ Church, Seattle. All are welcome at one or both events.
We are a community of people living in and around the University of Washington working together to figure out how to live in better relationship with God, one another and creation. We’re just trying to figure out how to navigate life with love and integrity and to keep our hope for the future intact. Together, we worship, play, pray, dance, do yoga, hike, eat, meditate, make art, conversate and much more. We are a Q Center Safe Zone and a Reconciling In Christ ministry (a designation given to ELCA ministries who are supportive of the LGBTQ+ community). We engage in interfaith conversation and relationship. We do our best to live out the radical, gracious love of God in Jesus Christ.
Western Washington University
EPIC is a campus club and a ministry of the Episcopal Church among the students of Western Washington University (WWU). We are an extension of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Bellingham. We also welcome students from Whatcom Community College, Bellingham Technical College, and Northwest Indian College.
EPIC students have shown themselves to be curious, engaged, and increasingly comfortable with the kind of ambiguity that can foster spiritual growth. We always look forward to meeting new students and invite you to join us.
Episcopal Campus Ministry programs operate at many colleges and universities through the United States.
Service Corps Opportunities
Are you a recent college graduate in your 20’s? Do you want an engaging, life-changing ten months of service, community and formation? Apply with the Episcopal Service Corps to start your year of service. And did you know the Diocese of Olympia has its own program based at Saint Mark’s Cathedral? Check out the Seattle Service Corps!