In case you missed the memo, the announcement or the note in Saints Alive, we are sad to announce that after thirty five years of faithful service our elevator is no longer functional. Plans are underway to install a replacement so please stay tuned for updates on that timeline — and be prepared for some event and program venue changes as we work together to ensure accessibility for all our parish and community members.
Today, September 12, 2016, clergy and justice leaders will gather in thirty states and at our nation’s capital for the National Higher Ground Moral Day of Action. Led by William Barber, James Forbes, Traci Blackmon and Sister Simone Campbell today’s actions launch a moral revival in support of the “Higher Ground Moral Declaration.”
Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, September 11, 2016:
“Nothing that happens in this world is in vain if we will entrust it to God and then do our part…God doesn’t expect us to sit back and wait for something to happen to us. God wants us to be actively involved.”
“While we cannot all physically stand in the Camp of Sacred Stones today, let us hold, both in spoken word and silent prayer, the aspirations of the Sioux people and urge our policymakers to protect and responsibly steward our water, the sacred gift from God that sustains us all.” These words from our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry were part of his powerful statement issued on August 25 in support of the Standing Rock protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
We continue the All Saints tradition of great speakers, teachers and thought leaders in our weekly Rector’s Forum. Here are some of the guests already booked — with more to come! Mark you calendars now — you’re not going to want to miss a thing!
October 2 – November 13
Registration is open now for our newly reconfigured New Member Class! Designed for folks from other faith traditions, from no faith tradition, and for lifelong Episcopalians, the All Saints New Member Class is a place to explore your journey of faith with presentations by All Saints staff members and reflections in small groups.
Who would guess that 16-year-old Mernie Migacz, a high school honor student, President of the Speech Club, stats keeper for the boys’ basketball team, active in her church youth group and working in the church nursery, was also living in the fifth of seven foster homes?
Susan Russell on Sunday, September 4, 2016:
“‘In the face of fear, resistance is hope.’ In choosing life, we resist the fear that would waste our hearts and become instead the change we want to see.”
by Christina Honchell and Mike Kinman
A friend recently sent me a video of Joni Mitchell singing “California” in 1970, and it’s been in my head ever since, and especially as I think of Homecoming. If you know the song, you know it could be our state anthem –- it’s what I always sing to myself on my way back home from anywhere beyond our golden state: “ah, but my heart cried out for you…”
Seema Sueko in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, August 28, 2016:
“To me, theater, and its opportunity to represent voices on stage and validate them, gives us the opportunity to ensure that all peoples can see themselves, can feel they are the protagonist of their own life.”