In this Issue

  • May QuiC planning meeting
  • Seattle Pride
  • Pauli Murray commemoration
  • Other news
QuiC Planning Meeting: May 5 at 7 pm

Join members of the Queer in Christ ministry for the next leadership planning meeting! We will meet tonight, Friday evening, May 5. The only requirement to join us is having a passion for this ministry, and a desire to help us decide what events and activities we’d like to plan moving forward. Questions! Contact Michael Seewer ([email protected])
QuiC Queer in Christ divider
Seattle Pride!!

June 2023

Saint Mark’s Cathedral is planning on being present at several events several events during Pride Month, including Taking Pride in Capitol Hill on Saturday, June 3 from 9-noon; and Pride Fest (Capitol Hill) on Saturday, June 24.

We are looking for 8-10 people to join us for Taking Pride in Capitol Hill on Saturday, June 3 from 9-noon. This is a community event where people gather to clean the streets, sidewalks, and parks of Capitol Hill in preparation for Pride Month. Interested in joining? Sign up here!

We are looking for volunteers to serve at our booth at Pride Fest Capitol Hill on Saturday, June 24 from noon until 8pm. Volunteers will sit at a booth and be present to answer any questions people might have about Saint Mark’s, The Episcopal Church, etc. You do NOT have to be an expert! We will have plenty of resources available to share. If you might be willing to volunteer for a 2-hour timeslot at Pride Fest, please use this form to sign up!

The Pride Fest booth sign up also includes slots for people to volunteer at a Queer in Christ/Pride table in the nave starting June 25 for a few Sundays. That way if we have any visitors who saw us at Pride, there will be a table with more info about Queer topics at Saint Mark’s.

More details about Pride events and activities will be communicated in a special Pride Month newsletter soon!
QuiC Queer in Christ divider
Pauli Murray Commemorations

July 2023

On July 1, The Episcopal Church observes the Feast Day of Pauli Murray, an Episcopal priest and well known civil rights activist. This observance was recently added to The Episcopal Church’s “calendar of saints”, and so we are excited to celebrate the life and legacy of Pauli Murray with a few events in July! 

In mid-July, we are planning a forum on Pauli Murray, hosted by Queer in Christ with notable author and creator of the Brave Sis project Rozella Kennedy joining us for the forum. We will learn more about Pauli’s legacy and why we celebrate her today! More details on this event will be communicated in the coming weeks.

On Sunday, July 2 at 4:30pm we are hosting a Taizé Prayer liturgy that will be themed around Pauli Murray’s life and legacy, with readings and music inspired by her witness. Friends of Queer in Christ are invited to contribute your musical talents (do you play an instrument?) or other support (reading, ushering, etc.) in helping make this special liturgy honoring Pauli Murray possible. If you might be willing to contribute your time and talents to making this special liturgy happen, please contact Michael Seewer ([email protected]).

Notable articles from Episcopal Church Foundation Vital Practices: LGBTQ+ Pride
In this publication by ECF (Episcopal Church Foundation), four Episcopalians share their stories of finding sacred meaning in their lives within the context of their faith and sexual orientation and/or gender identity or expression, including two videos and two articles.
Saint Mark’s Cathedral acknowledges that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of all the Coast Salish tribes. [Learn more]