787 Studio events are open to all. They engage not only the mind, but the creative spirit. We will challenge our usual ways of relating by entering the sacred space of making—making art, writing music, improvising, crafting plays, dancing and more. See what’s coming up.

In Our Words: Citizen Book Discussion

Name: Elizabeth Welliver Age: 25 Relationship to the Collective (or the event): Young Adult Volunteer, part-time worker for the Collective, Attended Citizen: An American Lyric – Book Discussion: April 15, 2018 Describe the event in three sentences or less: A spirit-filled discussion of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric. The group was intergenerational, interracial, and…



The Core Members of The 787 Collective are committed to finding new ways to gather young adults and create spaces for spiritual thriving within their congregational community and in the lives of twentysomethings. Past and present gatherings include a personalized retreat experience for participants at a home in Austin, a ritual Sunday supper with an innovative liturgy designed for participant engagement, a meditative photography workshop, and a bring-your-own-lawn-chair theological discussion around race over drinks and light dinner in an expanse of church property that overlooks the Greenbelt. Stay tuned to our calendar or check out our core member congregations to find out what else The Collective is currently and consistently exploring.


The ritual of breaking bread together is essential to the life of the community and gives Collective members a chance to engage in fellowship, share learning, and create a gathering space for all those that share in the joys and struggles of our work.

Day of the Dead

This isn’t a comfortable title for a holiday, for many of us. A sense of conditioning in our society exists: to present our best selves, a self that isn’t sad or holding on to grief too tightly. It’s also difficult and weird to talk about our dead. We even hesitate to say someone “died” instead…


Advisor Dinner: A Study in Spiritual Objects

In an effort to keep our project as young adult centered as possible, we’ve been cultivating an advisor program over the past year that is now entering its second iteration. We’re still in the process of building this community, but we got things started with a committed core of folks over dinner in late August.…


In Our Words: Gathering – The R.S.V.P. 1

Name: Doug Harrison: Age: 46 Relationship to the Collective (or the event): A member of St David’s Episcopal Church 787 team, and lead artist for this event: The RSVP I: How will you respond? Describe the event in three sentences or less: After weeks of sending cryptic teaserinvitations (an even a questionnaire), we hosted a threshold-themed…


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