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Queer in Christ - September 2023

In this Issue

  • QuiC Picnic - Postponed
  • Ministry Fair
  • Book Discussion
  • Queer Conversations
  • QuiC Coffee & Art Walk
  • Leadership Meetings
  • The Rubric article about Queer in Christ

Upcoming Meetings & Events

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QuiC Picnic: Postponed

The QuiC Picnic that had been planned for tomorrow afternoon (September 9 at 1pm) at Little Water Cantina has been postponed. Stay tuned for an announcement about a rescheduled QuiC Picnic to celebrate the end of summer!

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Ministry Fair: This Sunday!

We will have the Saint Mark’s Ministry Fair this Sunday after both the 9am and 11am liturgies in the cathedral nave. We are looking for one or two volunteers to sit at our Queer in Christ Table after both the 9am and 11am services.

If you might be available and willing to sit at the QuiC table (and have conversations with people about the ministry as they walk by), please let Michael Seewer know ([email protected])! We will have brochures and other information about the ministry on the table as well. 

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Queer in Christ Book Discussion

September 24, 2023, Cathedral House 210

We will host our first Queer in Christ book discussion on Sunday, September 24 at 12:30pm, discussing Why be happy when you could be normal? by Jeanette Winterson. Learn more details about the book and discussion here. Interested in joining? Contact Vicky Greenbaum ([email protected]) with questions, and also to let her know if you'd like to join remotely! 

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QuiC Meet & Greets become

Queer Conversations

First Sundays after Evensong at 5:30

Starting on October 1, our Sunday Meet & Greets after Evensong will become “Queer Conversations”. Join us on the first Sunday each month at 5:30 after Choral Evensong (usually in Leffler Living room) for Queer Conversations. We will have different conversation topics each month. At our October event, join Communications Director Gregory Bloch in conversation about the experiences of queer people from Saint Mark’s history. We will have refreshments starting at 5:30, and the conversation will start at 5:45.

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QuiC Coffee & Art Walk

October 8, 12:30pm

Join members of Queer in Christ on October 8 at 12:30 p.m. for a visit to Lower Queen Anne to grab some coffee and visit The Fishbowl, one of Seattle’s newest art galleries designed specifically for QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists, creatives, and community members. Want to join? Meet us at 12:30 on the cathedral’s front porch, and we will take the bus to Lower Queen Anne together. Questions? Contact Michael Seewer ([email protected]).

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QuiC Leadership Meetings

First Fridays of October, January, April

On October 6, we will start having quarterly leadership meetings (instead of monthly). These will be on the first Friday evening of the following months: October, January and April (there will not be a leadership meeting in July). Consider joining one of these leadership meetings to discuss what events we plan for the future! Contact Michael Seewer ([email protected]) if you’d like to attend. 

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The Rubric article about Queer in Christ

The Fall 2023 edition of The Rubric, the Cathedral's magazine about ministries, includes an article about the Queer in Christ ministry! The article talks about the origins of the ministry, and discusses some of the initial events we've hosted in our first year. We've done a lot so far! Click here to view the Fall 2023 edition, and scroll to page 9 to see the article about Queer in Christ.

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Notable News from across The Episcopal Church

- North Carolina bishops condemn anti-LGBTQ+ attacks as lawmakers advance anti-LGBTQ+ bills

- Renaming liturgy offers a blessing to a North Dakota woman and her new name

- Pioneering Episcopal priest Pauli Murray's US quarter design unveiled

- Pride. Celebrate. Retreat. Celebrating LGBTQ+ Communities (a queer retreat in the diocese of New York!)

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]

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