West Seattle Event Calendar

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Apr
27
Fri
2018
Peter Qualliotine at Seattle Yarn
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Seattle Yarn is so excited to be hosting Peter Qualliotine on Friday April 27th at 7:00 pm!

Peter has spent his life working for gender equality and focuses on men’s accountability and cultural attitudes towards women.

With the emergence of the #metoo movement and our current cultural and political climate we find this topic more vital than ever to discuss as a community. With his talk on “Men’s role in ending gender-based violence” Peter will be discussing what men can do to stop sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and commercial sexual exploitation. Join this conversation about toxic masculinity and learn how men can be allies in the movement towards gender justice.

Seattle Yarn is located at
5633 California Ave SW

Seats are limited! Call early to reserve your place! 206 935 2010

E-mail: seattleyarn@gmail.com

Tickets $20

Apr
28
Sat
2018
DNDA Let’s Talk Race series: Understanding Islam @ High Point Community Center
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the third event in our Let’s Talk Race Series 2018: Understanding Islam, Saturday, April 28th!

This is an introductory workshop with a goal to supply participants with knowledge and resources on the fundamentals that align the Muslim world. Topics of discussion will include understanding the 5 pillars of Islam, the impact of stereotypes and deconstructing them, the various identities and experiences of Muslims, and intersectionality between Islam and other faiths/spiritual practices. Participants will be asked to reflect on how spirituality impacts their lives and the communities they identify with, through creative storytelling and dialogue. We invite people of all faiths and identities to take this opportunity to explore, connect, learn, and grow with us.

This event is free and open to the community, and provides free child care and a community dinner.

Join us at:
High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave SW
Saturday, April 28, 1:00-6:00 pm

Apr
29
Sun
2018
Adult Forums in the Time of Easter @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Apr 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Sunday Adult Forums in the Season of Easter
All Sunday forums are held from 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, April 8, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
Nature of Person, with The Rev. Kate Wesch

Have you ever wondered about the human soul? What is it and why does it matter? Are you curious as to the Christian understanding of what comprises a person? This conversation explores the definition of a person with particular focus upon how we care for and keep our souls.

The Rev. Kate Wesch is the Rector of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church.

Sunday, April 15, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
C.S. Lewis, with Jon Roberts

C.S. Lewis is perhaps the twentieth century’s greatest Christian Apologist and his enduring stories are infused with Christian themes and insights. In this forum we will cover a brief biographical sketch of C.S. Lewis, review how he bases his works on core biblical themes, and discuss how his work and thoughts are impacting our current understanding of Christianity.

Jonathan Roberts is a member of Epiphany Parish in Seattle and grew up attending the University Presbyterian Church. He has read C.S. Lewis’s books throughout his life and for the last six years has been sharing his enthusiasm for Lewis with a book group that meets weekly at Epiphany Parish. He is married to Elizabeth Roberts and they have three teenage children. Jonathan has worked in the technology industry for thirty years, both at Microsoft and Ignition Partners, a Venture Capital firm he co-founded eighteen years ago.

Sunday, April 22, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
The Kingdom of God , with The Rev. Kate Wesch

The Kingdom of God is where what God wants to happen always happens the way God wants it to happen. God’s Kingdom is spatial and timeless and it is right here, right now. Jesus speaks of this kingdom more than anything else in scripture. In fact, it is mentioned nearly 300 times in Holy Scripture. So, what exactly is this Kingdom and what does is mean for us today?

Sunday, April 29, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
William Wilberforce: Reformation in Manners, with Jon Roberts

William Wilberforce achieved two great objectives in his life. The first, and best known, was his work leading to the abolition of slavery within the United Kingdom, but the second was his ability to effect a dramatic change in British human behavior. Wilberforce leveraged a speech given by George III at his coronation challenging the British people to live more principled and moral lives. Wilberforce cajoled and shamed, but also inspired the British to create a worldview that radically changed attitudes toward child labor, prostitution, and animal cruelty, among other causes. Wilberforce’s efforts shifted the consciousness of the British people and set the stage for what we now refer to as Victorian morals. In this forum, we will explore what motivated Wilberforce and how his Reformation in Manners movement worked and how we can apply this approach to addressing the dysfunction in our current culture.

Sunday, May 6, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
Introduction to Labyrinths: Sacred Geometry

Ann Lockhart What is this pattern on the ground? A bit of history, a bit of language to help understand how and where labyrinths got started, and why they are still meaningful in today’s world. We’ll play with finger labyrinths, dot-to-dot and seed patterns.

Ann Lockhart is a member of Epiphany Parish in Seattle. Ann first walked the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in the late ‘90s. A love of labyrinths has been part of her spiritual life ever since. In the past year, Ann has been trained as a labyrinth facilitator by Veriditas, the organization founded at Grace Cathedral, and has participated in the Global Labyrinth Society Annual Gathering at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island. She has led Quiet Day labyrinth retreats and encourages use of Epiphany’s labyrinth at every opportunity.

Sunday, May 13, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
Following the Path: Labyrinth Pilgrimage, with Ann Lockhart

Learn more about how labyrinths can enrich our spiritual lives and can become part of our daily practice. We will celebrate spring and Mother’s Day by walking a labyrinth: journeying in, centering down, and letting go.

Sunday, May 20, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
The Saint John’s Bible: Igniting the Spiritual Imagination, with Brad Neary, Director, The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program

Neary’s presentation will focus on the story of the original handwritten and illuminated folios of The Saint John’s Bible — 16 years in the making — as well as on the production of the stunning Heritage Edition. Limited to 299 sets, the seven volumes of the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible are true to the scale, beauty and artistic intent of the original manuscript. Following his presentation, Neary will host an open house session for anyone interested in taking a closer look at the Gospels and Acts volume of the Heritage Edition.

Brad Neary serves as director of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program for the western third of the country. He also serves as a Senior Development Officer on Saint John’s University’s Institutional Advancement staff (Collegeville, MN). Neary has been a member of the Episcopal Church since May 2000 and has been a parishioner at Epiphany Parish since moving to Seattle in August 2013.

Sunday, May 27, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
The Seven Spiritual Disciplines, with The Rev. Kate Wesch

We often talk about spiritual disciplines or holy habits, things we practice as Christians. The seven spiritual disciplines include: daily prayer, weekly worship, Sabbath, pilgrimage, keeping the liturgical calendar, tithing, and fasting. This forum intends to be an overview of these practices with ideas for incorporating them into our busy lives and a conversation about how these holy habits transform our souls over time.

May
1
Tue
2018
The Whale Trail’s Orca Talk: Current research to help Southern Resident Killer Whales recover @ C & P Coffee Company
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Current Research to Support Recovery Actions for Southern Resident Killer Whales”
Presentation by Brad Hanson, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

When: Tuesday May 1, 7:00 – 8:30
–Doors open at 6:30
Where: C&P Coffee Company, 5612 California Ave SW
Cost: $5 suggested donation; kids free
Advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com
Presented by The Whale Trail
Sponsored by Nucor Steel

With just 76 orcas in J, K and L pods, the Southern Resident Killer Whale population is nearing its all time low of 71 individuals. Is the population still viable – can they be saved? What have we learned over the past year that will help these orcas recover, and what are the most pressing questions still to be addressed?

Join us to hear the latest findings and future research directions, presented by Dr. Brad Hanson, NWFSC lead killer whale researcher.

Buy tickets now to reserve your seat. And hurry – this will likely sell out.

This is the first in the 2018 Orca Talk series hosted by The Whale Trail in West Seattle. Thanks to Nucor Steel for sponsoring this Orca Talk!

About the Speaker

Brad Hanson joined the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in April of 2003. Previously, Brad worked as a Wildlife Biologist at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle, WA. Brad received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington where he worked on the development of improved tag attachment systems for small cetaceans. He also holds an M.S. in Fisheries from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Zoology also from the University of Washington. Brad is an ecologist and is currently studying foraging and habitat use of Southern Resident killer whales and health assessment of harbor and Dall’s porpoises.

About The Whale Trail

The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites where the public may view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment. Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 50 million people each year. The Whale Trail is currently adding new sites along the North American west coast, from California to British Columbia.

The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners including NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, the Whale Museum. Donna Sandstrom is the Founder and Executive Director. The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, registered in Washington State. Join us!

May
3
Thu
2018
Forum: Drilling down on homelessness @ Fauntleroy Church
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Drilling Down on Homelessness Forum @ Fauntleroy Church
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This public forum will dive below surface responses to give homelessness a human face and explore specific decisions ahead if Seattle and its neighborhoods are to turn the corner on this tenacious problem. Speakers from the Transit Riders Union and Facing Homelessness will detail current proposals to gain more low-income housing and lead a discussion about practical and effective community and individual action. This free event is a community service of the church’s homelessness task force.

May
6
Sun
2018
Adult Forums in the Time of Easter @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
May 6 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Sunday Adult Forums in the Season of Easter
All Sunday forums are held from 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, April 8, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
Nature of Person, with The Rev. Kate Wesch

Have you ever wondered about the human soul? What is it and why does it matter? Are you curious as to the Christian understanding of what comprises a person? This conversation explores the definition of a person with particular focus upon how we care for and keep our souls.

The Rev. Kate Wesch is the Rector of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church.

Sunday, April 15, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
C.S. Lewis, with Jon Roberts

C.S. Lewis is perhaps the twentieth century’s greatest Christian Apologist and his enduring stories are infused with Christian themes and insights. In this forum we will cover a brief biographical sketch of C.S. Lewis, review how he bases his works on core biblical themes, and discuss how his work and thoughts are impacting our current understanding of Christianity.

Jonathan Roberts is a member of Epiphany Parish in Seattle and grew up attending the University Presbyterian Church. He has read C.S. Lewis’s books throughout his life and for the last six years has been sharing his enthusiasm for Lewis with a book group that meets weekly at Epiphany Parish. He is married to Elizabeth Roberts and they have three teenage children. Jonathan has worked in the technology industry for thirty years, both at Microsoft and Ignition Partners, a Venture Capital firm he co-founded eighteen years ago.

Sunday, April 22, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
The Kingdom of God , with The Rev. Kate Wesch

The Kingdom of God is where what God wants to happen always happens the way God wants it to happen. God’s Kingdom is spatial and timeless and it is right here, right now. Jesus speaks of this kingdom more than anything else in scripture. In fact, it is mentioned nearly 300 times in Holy Scripture. So, what exactly is this Kingdom and what does is mean for us today?

Sunday, April 29, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
William Wilberforce: Reformation in Manners, with Jon Roberts

William Wilberforce achieved two great objectives in his life. The first, and best known, was his work leading to the abolition of slavery within the United Kingdom, but the second was his ability to effect a dramatic change in British human behavior. Wilberforce leveraged a speech given by George III at his coronation challenging the British people to live more principled and moral lives. Wilberforce cajoled and shamed, but also inspired the British to create a worldview that radically changed attitudes toward child labor, prostitution, and animal cruelty, among other causes. Wilberforce’s efforts shifted the consciousness of the British people and set the stage for what we now refer to as Victorian morals. In this forum, we will explore what motivated Wilberforce and how his Reformation in Manners movement worked and how we can apply this approach to addressing the dysfunction in our current culture.

Sunday, May 6, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
Introduction to Labyrinths: Sacred Geometry

Ann Lockhart What is this pattern on the ground? A bit of history, a bit of language to help understand how and where labyrinths got started, and why they are still meaningful in today’s world. We’ll play with finger labyrinths, dot-to-dot and seed patterns.

Ann Lockhart is a member of Epiphany Parish in Seattle. Ann first walked the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in the late ‘90s. A love of labyrinths has been part of her spiritual life ever since. In the past year, Ann has been trained as a labyrinth facilitator by Veriditas, the organization founded at Grace Cathedral, and has participated in the Global Labyrinth Society Annual Gathering at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island. She has led Quiet Day labyrinth retreats and encourages use of Epiphany’s labyrinth at every opportunity.

Sunday, May 13, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
Following the Path: Labyrinth Pilgrimage, with Ann Lockhart

Learn more about how labyrinths can enrich our spiritual lives and can become part of our daily practice. We will celebrate spring and Mother’s Day by walking a labyrinth: journeying in, centering down, and letting go.

Sunday, May 20, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
The Saint John’s Bible: Igniting the Spiritual Imagination, with Brad Neary, Director, The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program

Neary’s presentation will focus on the story of the original handwritten and illuminated folios of The Saint John’s Bible — 16 years in the making — as well as on the production of the stunning Heritage Edition. Limited to 299 sets, the seven volumes of the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible are true to the scale, beauty and artistic intent of the original manuscript. Following his presentation, Neary will host an open house session for anyone interested in taking a closer look at the Gospels and Acts volume of the Heritage Edition.

Brad Neary serves as director of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program for the western third of the country. He also serves as a Senior Development Officer on Saint John’s University’s Institutional Advancement staff (Collegeville, MN). Neary has been a member of the Episcopal Church since May 2000 and has been a parishioner at Epiphany Parish since moving to Seattle in August 2013.

Sunday, May 27, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
The Seven Spiritual Disciplines, with The Rev. Kate Wesch

We often talk about spiritual disciplines or holy habits, things we practice as Christians. The seven spiritual disciplines include: daily prayer, weekly worship, Sabbath, pilgrimage, keeping the liturgical calendar, tithing, and fasting. This forum intends to be an overview of these practices with ideas for incorporating them into our busy lives and a conversation about how these holy habits transform our souls over time.

May
13
Sun
2018
Adult Forums in the Time of Easter @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
May 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Sunday Adult Forums in the Season of Easter
All Sunday forums are held from 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, April 8, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
Nature of Person, with The Rev. Kate Wesch

Have you ever wondered about the human soul? What is it and why does it matter? Are you curious as to the Christian understanding of what comprises a person? This conversation explores the definition of a person with particular focus upon how we care for and keep our souls.

The Rev. Kate Wesch is the Rector of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church.

Sunday, April 15, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
C.S. Lewis, with Jon Roberts

C.S. Lewis is perhaps the twentieth century’s greatest Christian Apologist and his enduring stories are infused with Christian themes and insights. In this forum we will cover a brief biographical sketch of C.S. Lewis, review how he bases his works on core biblical themes, and discuss how his work and thoughts are impacting our current understanding of Christianity.

Jonathan Roberts is a member of Epiphany Parish in Seattle and grew up attending the University Presbyterian Church. He has read C.S. Lewis’s books throughout his life and for the last six years has been sharing his enthusiasm for Lewis with a book group that meets weekly at Epiphany Parish. He is married to Elizabeth Roberts and they have three teenage children. Jonathan has worked in the technology industry for thirty years, both at Microsoft and Ignition Partners, a Venture Capital firm he co-founded eighteen years ago.

Sunday, April 22, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
The Kingdom of God , with The Rev. Kate Wesch

The Kingdom of God is where what God wants to happen always happens the way God wants it to happen. God’s Kingdom is spatial and timeless and it is right here, right now. Jesus speaks of this kingdom more than anything else in scripture. In fact, it is mentioned nearly 300 times in Holy Scripture. So, what exactly is this Kingdom and what does is mean for us today?

Sunday, April 29, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
William Wilberforce: Reformation in Manners, with Jon Roberts

William Wilberforce achieved two great objectives in his life. The first, and best known, was his work leading to the abolition of slavery within the United Kingdom, but the second was his ability to effect a dramatic change in British human behavior. Wilberforce leveraged a speech given by George III at his coronation challenging the British people to live more principled and moral lives. Wilberforce cajoled and shamed, but also inspired the British to create a worldview that radically changed attitudes toward child labor, prostitution, and animal cruelty, among other causes. Wilberforce’s efforts shifted the consciousness of the British people and set the stage for what we now refer to as Victorian morals. In this forum, we will explore what motivated Wilberforce and how his Reformation in Manners movement worked and how we can apply this approach to addressing the dysfunction in our current culture.

Sunday, May 6, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
Introduction to Labyrinths: Sacred Geometry

Ann Lockhart What is this pattern on the ground? A bit of history, a bit of language to help understand how and where labyrinths got started, and why they are still meaningful in today’s world. We’ll play with finger labyrinths, dot-to-dot and seed patterns.

Ann Lockhart is a member of Epiphany Parish in Seattle. Ann first walked the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in the late ‘90s. A love of labyrinths has been part of her spiritual life ever since. In the past year, Ann has been trained as a labyrinth facilitator by Veriditas, the organization founded at Grace Cathedral, and has participated in the Global Labyrinth Society Annual Gathering at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island. She has led Quiet Day labyrinth retreats and encourages use of Epiphany’s labyrinth at every opportunity.

Sunday, May 13, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
Following the Path: Labyrinth Pilgrimage, with Ann Lockhart

Learn more about how labyrinths can enrich our spiritual lives and can become part of our daily practice. We will celebrate spring and Mother’s Day by walking a labyrinth: journeying in, centering down, and letting go.

Sunday, May 20, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
The Saint John’s Bible: Igniting the Spiritual Imagination, with Brad Neary, Director, The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program

Neary’s presentation will focus on the story of the original handwritten and illuminated folios of The Saint John’s Bible — 16 years in the making — as well as on the production of the stunning Heritage Edition. Limited to 299 sets, the seven volumes of the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible are true to the scale, beauty and artistic intent of the original manuscript. Following his presentation, Neary will host an open house session for anyone interested in taking a closer look at the Gospels and Acts volume of the Heritage Edition.

Brad Neary serves as director of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program for the western third of the country. He also serves as a Senior Development Officer on Saint John’s University’s Institutional Advancement staff (Collegeville, MN). Neary has been a member of the Episcopal Church since May 2000 and has been a parishioner at Epiphany Parish since moving to Seattle in August 2013.

Sunday, May 27, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
The Seven Spiritual Disciplines, with The Rev. Kate Wesch

We often talk about spiritual disciplines or holy habits, things we practice as Christians. The seven spiritual disciplines include: daily prayer, weekly worship, Sabbath, pilgrimage, keeping the liturgical calendar, tithing, and fasting. This forum intends to be an overview of these practices with ideas for incorporating them into our busy lives and a conversation about how these holy habits transform our souls over time.

May
14
Mon
2018
Seattle Reads ‘Homegoing’ book group @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
May 14 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library for a discussion of the 2018 Seattle Reads featured work, “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi.

Book Description: “Homegoing” follows the parallel paths of two sisters and their descendants in Ghana and the United States, as it illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy.

View in Catalog: “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi

Next Month’s Title: “Men We Reaped” by Jesmyn Ward

This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 pm.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

May
20
Sun
2018
Adult Forums in the Time of Easter @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
May 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Sunday Adult Forums in the Season of Easter
All Sunday forums are held from 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, April 8, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
Nature of Person, with The Rev. Kate Wesch

Have you ever wondered about the human soul? What is it and why does it matter? Are you curious as to the Christian understanding of what comprises a person? This conversation explores the definition of a person with particular focus upon how we care for and keep our souls.

The Rev. Kate Wesch is the Rector of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church.

Sunday, April 15, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
C.S. Lewis, with Jon Roberts

C.S. Lewis is perhaps the twentieth century’s greatest Christian Apologist and his enduring stories are infused with Christian themes and insights. In this forum we will cover a brief biographical sketch of C.S. Lewis, review how he bases his works on core biblical themes, and discuss how his work and thoughts are impacting our current understanding of Christianity.

Jonathan Roberts is a member of Epiphany Parish in Seattle and grew up attending the University Presbyterian Church. He has read C.S. Lewis’s books throughout his life and for the last six years has been sharing his enthusiasm for Lewis with a book group that meets weekly at Epiphany Parish. He is married to Elizabeth Roberts and they have three teenage children. Jonathan has worked in the technology industry for thirty years, both at Microsoft and Ignition Partners, a Venture Capital firm he co-founded eighteen years ago.

Sunday, April 22, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
The Kingdom of God , with The Rev. Kate Wesch

The Kingdom of God is where what God wants to happen always happens the way God wants it to happen. God’s Kingdom is spatial and timeless and it is right here, right now. Jesus speaks of this kingdom more than anything else in scripture. In fact, it is mentioned nearly 300 times in Holy Scripture. So, what exactly is this Kingdom and what does is mean for us today?

Sunday, April 29, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
William Wilberforce: Reformation in Manners, with Jon Roberts

William Wilberforce achieved two great objectives in his life. The first, and best known, was his work leading to the abolition of slavery within the United Kingdom, but the second was his ability to effect a dramatic change in British human behavior. Wilberforce leveraged a speech given by George III at his coronation challenging the British people to live more principled and moral lives. Wilberforce cajoled and shamed, but also inspired the British to create a worldview that radically changed attitudes toward child labor, prostitution, and animal cruelty, among other causes. Wilberforce’s efforts shifted the consciousness of the British people and set the stage for what we now refer to as Victorian morals. In this forum, we will explore what motivated Wilberforce and how his Reformation in Manners movement worked and how we can apply this approach to addressing the dysfunction in our current culture.

Sunday, May 6, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
Introduction to Labyrinths: Sacred Geometry

Ann Lockhart What is this pattern on the ground? A bit of history, a bit of language to help understand how and where labyrinths got started, and why they are still meaningful in today’s world. We’ll play with finger labyrinths, dot-to-dot and seed patterns.

Ann Lockhart is a member of Epiphany Parish in Seattle. Ann first walked the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in the late ‘90s. A love of labyrinths has been part of her spiritual life ever since. In the past year, Ann has been trained as a labyrinth facilitator by Veriditas, the organization founded at Grace Cathedral, and has participated in the Global Labyrinth Society Annual Gathering at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island. She has led Quiet Day labyrinth retreats and encourages use of Epiphany’s labyrinth at every opportunity.

Sunday, May 13, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
Following the Path: Labyrinth Pilgrimage, with Ann Lockhart

Learn more about how labyrinths can enrich our spiritual lives and can become part of our daily practice. We will celebrate spring and Mother’s Day by walking a labyrinth: journeying in, centering down, and letting go.

Sunday, May 20, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
The Saint John’s Bible: Igniting the Spiritual Imagination, with Brad Neary, Director, The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program

Neary’s presentation will focus on the story of the original handwritten and illuminated folios of The Saint John’s Bible — 16 years in the making — as well as on the production of the stunning Heritage Edition. Limited to 299 sets, the seven volumes of the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible are true to the scale, beauty and artistic intent of the original manuscript. Following his presentation, Neary will host an open house session for anyone interested in taking a closer look at the Gospels and Acts volume of the Heritage Edition.

Brad Neary serves as director of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program for the western third of the country. He also serves as a Senior Development Officer on Saint John’s University’s Institutional Advancement staff (Collegeville, MN). Neary has been a member of the Episcopal Church since May 2000 and has been a parishioner at Epiphany Parish since moving to Seattle in August 2013.

Sunday, May 27, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
The Seven Spiritual Disciplines, with The Rev. Kate Wesch

We often talk about spiritual disciplines or holy habits, things we practice as Christians. The seven spiritual disciplines include: daily prayer, weekly worship, Sabbath, pilgrimage, keeping the liturgical calendar, tithing, and fasting. This forum intends to be an overview of these practices with ideas for incorporating them into our busy lives and a conversation about how these holy habits transform our souls over time.

May
27
Sun
2018
Adult Forums in the Time of Easter @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
May 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Sunday Adult Forums in the Season of Easter
All Sunday forums are held from 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, April 8, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
Nature of Person, with The Rev. Kate Wesch

Have you ever wondered about the human soul? What is it and why does it matter? Are you curious as to the Christian understanding of what comprises a person? This conversation explores the definition of a person with particular focus upon how we care for and keep our souls.

The Rev. Kate Wesch is the Rector of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church.

Sunday, April 15, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
C.S. Lewis, with Jon Roberts

C.S. Lewis is perhaps the twentieth century’s greatest Christian Apologist and his enduring stories are infused with Christian themes and insights. In this forum we will cover a brief biographical sketch of C.S. Lewis, review how he bases his works on core biblical themes, and discuss how his work and thoughts are impacting our current understanding of Christianity.

Jonathan Roberts is a member of Epiphany Parish in Seattle and grew up attending the University Presbyterian Church. He has read C.S. Lewis’s books throughout his life and for the last six years has been sharing his enthusiasm for Lewis with a book group that meets weekly at Epiphany Parish. He is married to Elizabeth Roberts and they have three teenage children. Jonathan has worked in the technology industry for thirty years, both at Microsoft and Ignition Partners, a Venture Capital firm he co-founded eighteen years ago.

Sunday, April 22, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
The Kingdom of God , with The Rev. Kate Wesch

The Kingdom of God is where what God wants to happen always happens the way God wants it to happen. God’s Kingdom is spatial and timeless and it is right here, right now. Jesus speaks of this kingdom more than anything else in scripture. In fact, it is mentioned nearly 300 times in Holy Scripture. So, what exactly is this Kingdom and what does is mean for us today?

Sunday, April 29, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
William Wilberforce: Reformation in Manners, with Jon Roberts

William Wilberforce achieved two great objectives in his life. The first, and best known, was his work leading to the abolition of slavery within the United Kingdom, but the second was his ability to effect a dramatic change in British human behavior. Wilberforce leveraged a speech given by George III at his coronation challenging the British people to live more principled and moral lives. Wilberforce cajoled and shamed, but also inspired the British to create a worldview that radically changed attitudes toward child labor, prostitution, and animal cruelty, among other causes. Wilberforce’s efforts shifted the consciousness of the British people and set the stage for what we now refer to as Victorian morals. In this forum, we will explore what motivated Wilberforce and how his Reformation in Manners movement worked and how we can apply this approach to addressing the dysfunction in our current culture.

Sunday, May 6, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
Introduction to Labyrinths: Sacred Geometry

Ann Lockhart What is this pattern on the ground? A bit of history, a bit of language to help understand how and where labyrinths got started, and why they are still meaningful in today’s world. We’ll play with finger labyrinths, dot-to-dot and seed patterns.

Ann Lockhart is a member of Epiphany Parish in Seattle. Ann first walked the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in the late ‘90s. A love of labyrinths has been part of her spiritual life ever since. In the past year, Ann has been trained as a labyrinth facilitator by Veriditas, the organization founded at Grace Cathedral, and has participated in the Global Labyrinth Society Annual Gathering at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island. She has led Quiet Day labyrinth retreats and encourages use of Epiphany’s labyrinth at every opportunity.

Sunday, May 13, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
Following the Path: Labyrinth Pilgrimage, with Ann Lockhart

Learn more about how labyrinths can enrich our spiritual lives and can become part of our daily practice. We will celebrate spring and Mother’s Day by walking a labyrinth: journeying in, centering down, and letting go.

Sunday, May 20, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
The Saint John’s Bible: Igniting the Spiritual Imagination, with Brad Neary, Director, The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program

Neary’s presentation will focus on the story of the original handwritten and illuminated folios of The Saint John’s Bible — 16 years in the making — as well as on the production of the stunning Heritage Edition. Limited to 299 sets, the seven volumes of the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible are true to the scale, beauty and artistic intent of the original manuscript. Following his presentation, Neary will host an open house session for anyone interested in taking a closer look at the Gospels and Acts volume of the Heritage Edition.

Brad Neary serves as director of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program for the western third of the country. He also serves as a Senior Development Officer on Saint John’s University’s Institutional Advancement staff (Collegeville, MN). Neary has been a member of the Episcopal Church since May 2000 and has been a parishioner at Epiphany Parish since moving to Seattle in August 2013.

Sunday, May 27, 9:15-10:00 am in the Parish Hall
The Seven Spiritual Disciplines, with The Rev. Kate Wesch

We often talk about spiritual disciplines or holy habits, things we practice as Christians. The seven spiritual disciplines include: daily prayer, weekly worship, Sabbath, pilgrimage, keeping the liturgical calendar, tithing, and fasting. This forum intends to be an overview of these practices with ideas for incorporating them into our busy lives and a conversation about how these holy habits transform our souls over time.

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