Thanksgiving Eve at All Saints Church

Wednesday, November 23

Prepare for your holiday weekend with family and friends with a centering Eucharist on Thanksgiving Eve beginning at 7:30 p.m. Gary Hall will offer the meditation. Members of Canterbury and Coventry Choirs offer music. Child care provided. All are welcome to attend this beautiful, reflective service.

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Cast All Your Votes For Dancing

Our All Saints Jazz Vespers 2016/2017 launched on Sunday, October 16 with the amazing Dwight Trible in a powerful evening of music, meditation and prayer. The poem chosen for the evening was Hafiz’s “Cast All Your Votes For Dancing.” It offered a timely message in these last days of the election cycle — timely enough that we’re sharing it here — along with the meditation that followed (offered by Susan Russell.)

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The Feast of All Saints Day at All Saints Church

Sunday, November 6

At All Saints Church the Feast of All Saints Day is a Celebration of Life in the Presence of Death. It is the day the church celebrates in music and liturgy the truth that this community — what we call the communion of saints — is stronger even than death. It is the day we traditionally honor all who have died: the great martyrs of history who gave their lives to defend their faith in the risen Christ, as well as those we have personally known and loved; those we hold close to our hearts and minds and those who are victims of cruelty, war and violence. And this year it is the day we welcome Mike Kinman on his first Sunday as the 10th Rector of All Saints Church.

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The Church and the City: Seeds for a More Positive Future

 A series of stories about All Saints’ gifts to the city

When the Berlin Wall was brought down in 1989 and the threat of nuclear war and communism waned, George Regas, All Saints Rector during that time, addressed the congregation challenging us by saying “It is time now for All Saints to bring our energy and advocacy and organizing home! It is time for All Saints to give a gift, to contribute to this city of ours.”

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Jazz Vespers: Dwight Trible

Sunday, October 16

Dwight Trible is a singer who combines the best of vocal virtuosity with musicianship and improvisational skills to the delight of audiences and musicians alike. In addition to performing with his own group, the Dwight Trible Ensemble, Dwight is the vocalist with the Pharaoh Sanders Quartet and is also the vocal director for the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples’ Arkestra.

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Deacons: The Best Kept Secret (in the Church!)

Sunday, October 23

What is a Deacon in the Episcopal Church? Who is a Deacon, and what do they do? And, what is an Archdeacon? Join the Women’s Community for a simple lunch of rice and beans as the Venerable Dr. Joanne Leslie — Archdeacon of the Diocese of Los Angeles — clears up the mystery and answers all of your questions.

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Procession of the Animals

The Procession of the Animals at All Saints Church on St. Francis Sunday, October 2, 2016.


Amy Brenneman and the Fight for Reproductive Justice

Sunday, November 27

On June 27, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a historic decision striking down a Texas law designed to shut down most of the state’s abortion clinics with medically unnecessary restrictions. The decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt reaffirmed a woman’s constitutional right to access legal abortion, and was called “one of the most significant abortion-related ruling from the Court in more than two decades.”  And All Saints’ own Amy Brenneman was right in the middle of that historic decision.

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Franky Carrillo on Ending the Death Penalty in California

Sunday, October 23

Falsely convicted of murder in 1991, Franky Carrillo spent twenty years in prison before being exonerated and released in 2011. After his release, Carrillo returned to school, obtained a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University and earlier this year received a $10 million settlement from the County of Los Angeles. An Anti-Death Penalty activist, Carrillo will be with us in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, October 23 to share his story and his support for Proposition 62 on the November ballot.

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Norman Lear Portrait

Norman Lear in the Rector’s Forum

Sunday, December 11

We are thrilled to welcome Norman Lear — producer of groundbreaking television shows such as “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons,” and “Good Times” (among many others) — to the Rector’s Forum. In 1981 Lear decided to leave the world of television for political activism founding “People for the American Way,” a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting First Amendment rights, strengthening public education, and promoting electoral and immigration reform. Lear is also a founder of “Declare Yourself” — a national nonpartisan, nonprofit campaign created to empower and encourage eligible young adults to register and vote.

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