When we walked in to the foster/adopt presentation at All Saints, one year ago, we knew in our hearts that our journey was about to take a dramatic turn.
What Religious Liberty Is and Isn’t
Sunday, May 22
with Jennifer Pizer, Lambda Legal Law & Policy Director
The surge of anti-LGBT legislation across the country has dominated the news cycle putting homophobia and transphobia front-and-center in our civic discourse. A source of concern for all fair-minded Americans, this latest surge strikes a deep chord with people of faith who once again see their religion being hijacked as a weapon of mass discrimination.
Ed Bacon on Sunday, May 1, 2016:
“We’ve come to celebrate, appreciate and agitate.”
An All Saints Day to Remember
May 1, 2016
by Susan Russell
On Sunday, May 1st All Saints Church gathered 2000 strong to celebrate the 21 year tenure of Ed Bacon as its rector with a blow out “four alarm glory attack” service in the street marked by joy, energy and diversity.
Rodrigo Garcia in the Rector’s Forum, Sunday, April 24, 2016:
“My dad [Gabriel Garcia Marquez] would say things like ‘everything is in the Bible.’ I think he would say that if you read the Bible, Don Quixote, Moby Dick, Oedipus Rex, and War and Peace you could be done.”
Ed Bacon on Sunday, April 24, 2016:
“Sacred discomfort is essential to the work of advancing Jesus’ agenda of radical inclusion.”
Michael Curry on Friday, April 22, 2016:
“Congratulations on your retirement. Congratulations on your faithfulness, and as Rector of All Saints Church and as leader in this Church.”
by Jason Lyon
What an exciting time to be a member of All Saints Church! As we bid a fond and bittersweet farewell to our beloved Rector of 21 years, Ed Bacon, the Rector Search Committee continues its prayerful, diligent discernment with the final candidates for the call to be our next Rector. On behalf of the vestry and search committee, I invite your prayers for this important and holy work as we wait together for the decision and announcement we hope will come very soon.
by Rosemary Sova
A few years ago I had a life-threatening medical crisis. Afterward, I was healed in body, but sick in spirit. I had previously put my life as a lawyer behind me in disillusionment. Although I had never forgotten my cradle faith in God, I wondered whether God had forgotten me. Now I was weak and lost, wondering why I was even alive.
Our hearts are breaking at the news reports of the devastating earthquake in Ecuador and the historic flooding in Texas. Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is already on the ground in both areas providing direct relief — and will be there to provide post-disaster development aid.