Williard School Tutoring & ESL

All Saints is looking for volunteer tutors for elementary school pupils, and ESL training for their parents and others, at Willard Elementary School in SE Pasadena.

The program pairs adult volunteer tutors with students in grades K – 5.  Willard Elementary has a diverse student body of eager and bright young students who are among those most affected by violence and poverty in the Pasadena community.

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Ed Bacon’s “Help Desk” Sept. 22 on OWN

What happens when you invite one of today’s most celebrated spiritual teachers to offer free advice at a “help desk” in a busy public place?  Find out in a new special hosted by Gotham Chopra, Deepak Chopra’s son, as he introduces his world-renowned father and sets up an outdoor help desk in Madison Square Park in New York City.  Chopra brings his spiritual wisdom to the streets, offering life-changing wisdom to hard-hitting questions about relationships, health, spirituality, and personal transformation.  Then, 8 Habits of Love author  Reverend Ed Bacon sets up shop in Venice Beach, California, offering spiritual wisdom and inspiring answers to questions about parenting, loss, faith, and sexuality.

“Help Desk” can be seen on Sunday September 22 from noon – 1PM on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, as part of her series “Super Soul Sunday.”

Not sure how to find OWN on your TV?  Use this link.

Ed Bacon

Ed Bacon: “We Can Find Our Way”

Sept. 15, 2013: Ed Bacon speaking on the topic of “We Can Find Our Way.”

“Everything and everyone belongs as we call the world to a place beyond revenge — a place where hope and history rhyme.”

Love Free or Die

Love Free or Die

To prepare for Bishop Gene Robinson‘s visit to ASC on Sunday 9/22, you might want to watch the 2011 documentary LOVE FREE OR DIE, which details his history-making work to help LGBT people receive full acceptance in the Episcopal Church.

You can rent or purchase the film from a number of digital services, including iTunes, Amazon and Vudu.  More details here.

You can watch an excerpt from the film at Groundswell-Movement.org.


St. Francis Day at All Saints, 9/29

Bring your pets to church for a blessing!

9:00 AM, Sunday, Sept. 29.  Bring your pets, photos of your pets, or even stuffed animals. All pets are invited to walk through the Church and then adjourn to the outdoor worship service on the quad lawn for our annual celebration of St. Francis Day, which, of course, includes a blessing of the animals.

Please arrive no later than 8:45 AM if you would like to participate in the procession.

Ministry Celebration

Celebration of Ministries, 9/22

Traditionally observed on the week after Homecoming Sunday, Celebration of Ministries Sunday is a festive celebration of the various ministries and programs that make up the work and witness of All Saints Church. The centerpiece of the day is a lively assortment of tables on the church lawn, where each ministry offers colorful displays publicizing their work while recruiting new members.

The various ministry banners are also part of the opening processions at the 9 AM and 11:15 AM services.


Call-in-day for passage of the ENDA

Now that Congress is back in session, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is poised to move to the Senate floor this fall. I hope you’ll join us in mobilizing an outpouring of support for this common-sense, national workplace protection law for our LGBT community.

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Homecoming Sunday, 9/15, with Ed Bacon

Sunday, September 15, marks Homecoming at All Saints Church, the kickoff of the 2013/2014 program year and the return of Ed Bacon to the pulpit.  He will speak on “We Can Find Our Way” at the 7:30, 9:00 and 11:15 services.

There will be friends, food trucks, games, a dunking booth, and, perhaps, squirt guns.