The Rector in the Rector’s Forum

Sunday, November 20

On November 1, 2016 Mike Kinman will become the Tenth Rector of All Saints Church — and on Sunday, November 20 the Rector’s Forum will focus on our new rector. Join us for a very special Forum that promises to be a time of both inspiration and interaction as we begin a new chapter in the adventure that is All Saints Church.

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Milton Viorst on Zionism

Sunday, November 13

We welcome Milton Viorst to the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, November 13 at 10:15 a.m. From serving as the Middle East correspondent for The New Yorker to penning articles for the New York Times, Milton Viorst has dedicated his career to studying the Middle East. His latest book — Zionism: The Birth and Transformation of an Ideal — is grounded in the expertise and knowledge garnered from decades of studying this contentious region.

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Matthew Fox: Creation Spirituality and the Cosmic Christ

October 15/16

It is a great honor to welcome Matthew Fox — one of the truly prophetic voices of our time — to All Saints Church on the weekend of October 15/16. An internationally acclaimed spiritual theologian, Episcopal priest, and activist Fox was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years. He has devoted 45 years to developing and teaching the tradition of Creation Spirituality rooted in ancient Judeo-Christian teaching, inclusive of today’s science and world spiritual traditions; welcoming of the arts and artists; wisdom centered, prophetic, and committed to eco-justice, social justice and gender justice.

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Edina Lekovic: Women In Islam

Sunday, October 2

We could not be more thrilled to be launching the 2016/2017 Season of Rector’s Forums with our friend, colleague and interfaith ally — the amazing Edina Lekovic. Serving as the Public Affairs Consultant to MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) Edina is a gifted communicator, frequently called to speak to the wide variety of issues confronting Muslim Americans. Among other honors and tributes she was recently named one of L.A.’s 10 Most Influential Women by Los Angeles Magazine.

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Flexible Space

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.

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A Litany for the National Moral Day of Action

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.”

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“How Do We Rejoice in the Midst of Strife?

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.”


The Episcopal Church Stands With Standing Rock

“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.

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Fall Rector’s Forums: Mark Your Calendars NOW!

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!

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New Member Class

New Member Class: Fall 2016

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.

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We Are All Saints: Spotlight on Mernie Meier

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?

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“Choose Life, Hope and Resistance”

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.”