“What Is It to Be a Christian?”

Luke Ready on Youth Sunday, June 5, 2016:

“I believe we have been called to show compassion and to fight injustice. And regardless of whether or not you believe in God, your acceptance of that call is what validates your identity as a Christian.”

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Trouveres Offer Pre-Festival Concert

Saturday, June 18

Thirty-one of our Trouveres will be attending the Pacific International Choral Festival (Picfest) in Eugene, Oregon June 21st – 27th — a festival featuring ten children’s and youth choirs from around the country. All Saints is honored to be the only church choir participating in this prestigious festival.

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Celebrating Union Station & Marv Gross

Wednesday, June 15

In 1973, a group of community volunteers — including All Saints staffer Alice Callaghan — opened Union Station as a simple hospitality center to serve poor and homeless men in downtown Pasadena. Since then it has grown into the premiere Pasadena agency helping men, women and children rebuild their lives, and working to end homelessness — led for the last 21 years by our great friend and colleague Rabbi Marv Gross.

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“Acting Compassionately to Fulfill God’s Grace”

Sophia Meyer-Yen on Youth Sunday, June 5, 2016:

“So few places are willing to stand up for the rights of all families — the values of All Saints have helped to guide me through adolescence, and helped to make me the independent person that I am today.”

“Seeking My Own Answers on the Reality of God”

Dilan Wijesinghe on Youth Sunday, June 5, 2016:

“To me, it means being open-minded, loving all my brothers and sisters, treating them as ends rather than as means, and seeing how God works through each of us on our journeys, as we try and find our own way of love.”

Reweaving the Fabric of Our Society

Policy for the 100%

Simone Campbell in the Rector’s Forum on Youth Sunday, June 5, 2016:

“I believe that those of us who have a root in faith, where we know that God is in ALL creation, that we are challenged and called to do what I call ‘walking towards trouble.’ We need to walk towards the challenges of our time.”

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Jazz Vespers: TriTone Asylum

Sunday, June 26

TriTone Asylum — a collective of Los Angeles musicians — brings together years of experience and collaboration. The instruments at their sonic core are the electric valve instrument (EVI), keyboards and/ or guitar, electric bass, saxophone and drums.

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Youth Sunday at All Saints Church!

Sunday, June 5

At All Saints Church our youth are not just the leaders of the future — they are the leaders of the “now.” In worship, music, action and governance the active, dynamic presence of our fabulous young people are a key component of the “all” in All Saints.

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Creating Community in Violent Times

Luis J. Rodriguez in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, May 29, 2016:

“Why don’t we have a diversity in ideas? The voices are either right wing or liberal. That’s the only way we think? This country’s very diverse, we have a lot of spectrum. I know a lot of conservatives who have good ideas, and, of course, I know a lot of liberals who have good ideas, but the point is we don’t know how to speak to each other anymore.”

“When a Foreigner Comes”

Susan Russell on Sunday, May 29, 2016:

“We are called to the place where respecting the dignity of every human being is not just a promise we make but a practice we live.”

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#AllSaintsWearsOrange | National Gun Violence Awareness Day

All Saints Church commends the City of Pasadena for commemorating National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2. On this day we will join millions of Americans in committing to end gun violence in America. And we will wear orange – symbolizing the value of human life.

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Winning the Battle Against Religion-Based Bigotry

Jenny Pizer in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, May 22, 2016:

“One vision is that religious liberty should come first and everything else should give way. To others, Church and State are supposed to be separate and it’s essential that they be separate for the good of both… These are two competing visions. Is there one that’s right and another that’s wrong? Well, actually, no — they have to live together. And they do live together if we do our work well.”

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