“Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?” The answer to this question from our Baptismal Covenant is “We will with God’s help.” One way we live out that commitment as a congregation is for the Vestry (the governing Board) to take official stands on issues of justice and peace and in support of the dignity of every human being. We do that through the process of adopting a resolution. One of those resolutions — adopted in 2013 — concerns Gun Violence Prevention.
Wednesday, June 29
Last week, All Saints applauded the witness of those who staged a sit-in on the House Floor and demanded that Speaker Paul Ryan allow for common sense gun control legislation to get a vote. Wednesday, June 29 has now been declared a National Day of Action on Gun Violence — and All Saints is honored to be the venue for SPEAK OUT: Enough is Enough — hosted by Congresswoman Judy Chu.
Summer is a time to take a break from our usual routine; a time for renewal of body, mind and spirit. Summer is also a great time to try new ways of being in community with each other! With that in mind, here’s a list of Summer Fun events to add to your calendar. Friends from All Saints will be on the lookout to welcome you to any and all of these events.
The Supreme Court and Immigration Relief Programs: The Future of Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.
Sunday, June 26
The June 23rd split decision by the Supreme Court — failing to act on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration and leaving in place a lower court ruling pending further litigation — once again highlights the desperate need for comprehensive immigration reform in our nation. And there is no one better to unpack the implications of today’s ruling – along with the wider issues of immigration reform – than our Forum speaker this Sunday: MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund) President and General Counsel Thomas A. Saenz.
All Saints Church in Pasadena applauds the actions of those sitting in on the floor of Congress today to protest the lack of congressional action on sensible legislation to address the scourge of gun violence in our nation. We salute Representative John Lewis for refusing to let the critical work of sensible gun legislation be hijacked by partisan politics and leading his colleagues into the “good trouble” of sitting down in order to stand up for congressional action. And we recommit the energy of All Saints Church and the work of our Gun Violence Prevention Task Force to both pray and act to end gun violence in our nation.
Sunday, July 3
“We are your shield. The Muslim community stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the LGBTQ community. We are one, we are all part of one humanity, and we will defend each other — we will work together.” Salam Al-Marayati — President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council — spoke these words at the Interfaith Vigil on the steps of the Islamic Center of Southern California on June 13th — the day after he tragic shootings in Orlando.
Sunday, June 19
In the wake of yet-another horrific act of gun violence in our nation we turn to two experts to inform and inspire us in the work of making #EnoughIsEnough not just hashtag but a reality.
It shouldn’t be so hard. I mean, I know her after all. We are friends. Our kids are friends … she feels like family. Yet, I struggle to muster up the courage to ask a simple question. I wonder if the question will damage our relationship. Will it seem as though I don’t trust her? Will I deeply offend her? Will it change things? What if the answer isn’t something I’m prepared to hear … then what will I do? Can we stay friends?
Sharing with permission this litany written by the Reverend Michael Hopkins — long-time friend of All Saints Church — that these words might give shape to our prayers that call us into action to end the scourge of gun violence and heal the disease of homophobia that infects our nation and our world.
Monday, June 13
Our hearts are breaking once again at tragic news of a mass shooting in our nation — this time targeting the LGBT community in Orlando, FL. Join us on Monday, June 13th at 12:10 p.m. in the chapel at All Saints Church for a Eucharist and Prayer Vigil to end the scourge of gun violence in our country and heal the disease of homophobia that infects our human family.
Susan Russell will preside. 12:10 p.m.
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Sunday, June 12
All Saints Church announced today that the Reverend Mike Kinman will be the Tenth Rector of the 133-year-old Pasadena congregation. The official announcement was made at a special Forum on Sunday, June 12, following a unanimous vote by the Vestry on Tuesday, June 7, to confirm Kinman’s nomination by the Rector Search Committee.