Message to Ed Bacon and All Saints Church

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.”

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The Next Chapter Begins: An Update from our Senior Warden

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.

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Featured Ministry: Economic Justice & Nonviolence

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.

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When Disaster Strikes

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.

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The Sacrament of Poems

Kim Rosen in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday April 17, 2016:

“The absolute power of a poem is not even the melting of walls between people — it’s discovering that those walls were never there.”

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John Muir, Naturalist and Mystic

Sunday, April 24

John Muir not only influenced the creation of America’s National Park system, founded the Sierra Club and helped move the environmental movement into the mainstream. John Muir was also a natural mystical theologian.

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Ed Bacon to Preach at Islamic Center of Southern California

Sunday, April 17

“Interfaith Peacemaking in a Time of Hate” is the title of the sermon Ed Bacon will preach at the Islamic Center of Southern California at noon on Sunday, April 17. “A significant part of my continuing education in my twenty-one years as Rector of All Saints Church has come from my friendship with Muslim sages who taught me about Islam as a religion of justice and peace.  I am truly a better Christian and a better human being because of what I have learned from these Islamic scholars.”

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Reweaving the Fabric of Our Society

Policy for the 100%

Sunday, June 5

Sister Simone Campbell, SSS is a driving force for programs and policies that support faith, family, and fairness. Rooted in a deep spirituality of compassion and service, Sister Simone is part of the forty year old organization NETWORK — a nationwide movement united by a belief in the Gospel call for justice as exemplified in the Catholic social justice tradition. We are truly thrilled to welcome her to the Forum this Sunday to present “Reweaving the Fabric of Our Society: Policy for the 100%.”

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Hearts & Hands: Creating Community in Violent Times

Sunday, May 29

We welcome to the Rector’s Forum Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodríguez to address a new imagination for healthy and thriving communities, centered on the arts, based on years of experience working with gangs, youth, the homeless, prisoners, artists, writers, and more.

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Putting Our Faith Into Action WORKS!

On Sunday, April 10 our “Faith in Action” action on the lawn was signing letters to the California Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee supporting a bill that provides a bonus to developers who build housing that sets aside 10% for transitional foster youth.

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