Friday, July 15
Bring a blanket or beach chair and join us on the lawn at All Saints for Family Movie Night, featuring the Disney favorite “The Incredibles.”
Sunday, July 31st with Gary Hall
Transition is all around us. America is facing a contentious presidential election. All Saints prepares to welcome its next rector. The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles will choose a new bishop diocesan in December. Leadership change is afoot everywhere.
Bridging Muslim & LGBT Communities
Salam Al-Marayati in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday July 3, 2016:
“If we’re going to talk about Radical Islam then we also have to talk about Humane Islam. We have to work together to preserve human dignity.”
Gary Hall on Sunday, July 3, 2016:
“We who yearn for a better country do not have the luxury of wallowing in our shared alienation as we work to build that dream of just and lasting peace.”
On Wednesday, June 29th All Saints was honored to serve as the venue for Congresswoman Judy Chu’s National Day of Action on Gun Violence Event. It was an evening of both education and inspiration with presentations from community and faith leaders — including All Saintsers Jack Scott, Julianne Hines, Sandy Padgett and Susan Russell.
“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.
The Future of Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.
Thomas Saenz in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, June 26, 2016:
“This is an odd way of commemorating our upcoming Independence Day — to not do your job. This is an epidemic that does not begin or end with the Supreme Court, it is an epidemic that threatens to bring all of our government to a grinding halt.”
Sally Howard on Sunday, June 16, 2016:
“Jesus was determined to dismantle all that stands against love. Nothing can contain this unbridled spirit of love — and the empire powers feel its threat.”
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.
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.