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Juneteenth Liturgy & Potluck BBQ

June 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Black/African American Circle invites you to a special Juneteenth liturgy and potluck BBQ! The worship service will feature poetry, as well as African American spirituals by Sound of the NW Choir and drumming from Gansango African Music and Dance. The Rev. Malcolm McLaurin will be preaching and The Rev. Canon Carla Robinson will be presiding. Big thanks for the vision and ministry of The Rev. Beverly Tasy, the liturgist! A special offering will also be taken up in support of the Richard Younge Curates of Color Fund.

After the service, all are welcome to enjoy a potluck BBQ on the Cathedral lawn. Please RSVP here to let us know what you plan on bringing. Protein will be provided. Beyond good food and conversation, there will be opportunities to learn more about Circles of Color, the PNW Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians, and our friends at Nurturing Roots Farm. Join us in celebrating freedom and the gifts of our Black/African American community!

June 19 commemorates the end of slavery in the United States and is one of the longest-celebrated African American holidays. Learn more about the history of Juneteenth here and Juneteenth resources for families can be found on Canon Barrie’s blog.

Click here to join via livestream. To contribute to the Richard Younge Curates of Color Fund, go to the diocesan giving page. Under “Giving Type,” select “Other Donations” and indicate “Richard Younge” under “Other Designation.”

​**Parking update​: parking will be challenging as a few other groups will be on-site at the Cathedral in addition to Tent City 3 moving in. We encourage you to park at D-House, at the trolley turnaround across from D-House, and in the neighborhood if the lot is full. The liturgy may begin slightly after 12 pm to accommodate.**

Juneteenth Liturgy & Potluck BBQ


June 17, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Adrienne Elliott
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Financial Accessibility
Free Event
Children & Families
Nursing Station, Changing Station, Children Welcome to Participate
Wheelchair Accessible, Accessible Restrooms, Accessibility Options Available Upon Request
All-Gender Restrooms Available
Virtual Accessibility
Live-Stream Available


Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle
1245 10th AVE E.
Seattle, WA 98102 United States
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