Christmas 2016 at All Saints Church

Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on the journey this Christmas, there is a service here at All Saints Church for you! From the energetic retelling of the Christmas story complete with shepherds, angel and a baby in the manger at our 3pm family service to candlelight and chamber orchestra at the 11pm Festive Eucharist; English or Spanish; Christmas Eve or Christmas Day … Join us!

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The 2016 Alternative Christmas Market

Sunday, December 4

The Alternative Christmas Market (ACM) reclaims the true Christmas narrative by bringing together over 20 non-profit organizations that address All Saints Peace & Justice initiatives on the local, national and international fronts. Make donations to the organizations and receive unique greeting cards to give as gifts, or purchase socially conscious and fair trade items form a variety of vendors. The ACM has raised between $25,000 to $35,000 annually for these organizations and has raised our social conscientiousness even more.

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Virgen de Guadalupe Celebration at All Saints Church

Sunday, December 11

Join us as we celebrate the feast day of the Virgen de Guadalupe — the patron saint of the Americas — at a festive service full of candles, roses, and joyful song steeped in the Latino religious tradition. Music by Dan Cole and El Mariachi Arcoíris de Los Angeles. Ballet Folklorico Quetzal will perform. Pan dulce and “antojitos” will be served after the service.

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Advent Wreath

Advent Evening Services 2016

The Season of Advent marks the beginning of the new church year and the time of preparation for Christmas. Liturgically it is our antidote to the cultural Christmas frenzy that can be so consuming — and one of the joys of Advent at All Saints are the weekly Sunday Evening services offering time and space for the grace of reflection and refreshment with beautiful music and words of hope, joy and encouragement.

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We Are All Touched by Gun Violence

Fourth Annual Community Vigil:  Sunday, December 11

Please join us in remembering the more than 120,000 Americans killed by gun violence since the December 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre. Speakers will include Mike Kinman (All Saints Church), Francisco Garcia, Jr. (Holy Faith Episcopal Church, Inglewood), Pastor Kerwin Manning (Pasadena Church) and Erin Dunkerly (Survivor of Loss to Suicide by Firearm).

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Election Cycle Self-Care

The headline was Episcopalians on ‘cutting edge’ with election season pastoral care … with the subtitle “Churches have role to play in helping people with political anxiety” … and the article included research by the American Psychological Association indicating that “more than half (52 percent) of American adults report the 2016 election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress.”

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World AIDS Day: A Local Look at a Global Issue

Sunday, November 27

As a faith community, we join in the annual observation of World AIDS Day on December 1st — a day when communities across the globe intentionally stop to remember the millions lost to AIDS and to support our neighbors living with HIV today.

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church autumn

Rectory al Fresco 2016

Friday, November 11

Last autumn a “sold out” crowd gathered outside the rectory to enjoy fellowship, light hors d’oeuvres and beverages, and to make a commitment to support All Saints Church with a pledge during 2016. On Friday, November 11th we will gather again to  enjoy an autumn evening — this year outside the original rectory on the quad lawn at All Saints with inspiring words from our new Rector Mike Kinman.

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Post-Election Contemplative Eucharist

Sunday, November 13

On the Sunday after Election Day we will gather at 5:00 p.m. for a Contemplative Eucharist with special intentions for hope and healing for our nation. The meditative rhythm of choral and instrumental music combined with the silence and the beauty of the church architecture will offer balm for our polarization and polemic weary souls.  The homily is an instrumental piece and the prayers are said silently — with the invitation to light a candle at the altar rail or transept as outward and visible signs of the light we are called to shine in the world.

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