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All Saints’ Children & Youth Choirs Spring Concert: Alway Something Sings

Sunday, May 21

Every single day, it seems as if there is something new to worry about; a new “How can this possibly be happening?” moment: in our families, our country, our environment, friendships, or life situations. Moments where everything seems wrong—as if the world is going to end and we’re not going to survive. Then, something happens—a moment when something sings.

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All Saints Church Applauds District Court Executive Order Stay

All Saints Church applauds the April 25 ruling by district court Judge William H. Orrick blocking implementation of the January executive order on immigration, which ordered the Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department to block cities who do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement from receiving federal funds.

“As Christians, we believe the Gospel is what Howard Thurman called ‘a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised among us,’” said the Reverend Mike Kinman, rector of All Saints Church.  “That is the heart of any movement of Sanctuary – provision of all that is necessary for equity and justice and protection from all that would wish to keep God’s children in chains.”

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Denim Day 2017: All Saints

For the past 18 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim.

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Resist LA: May 1st March of Prophetic Resistance

Monday, May 1 | 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

May 1st is a day of action, prophetic resistance and witness to the pain and suffering occurring in our communities. On May 1st, we join with others across the nation to stand with the oppressed, to march for rights and lift up the voices and stories of working families in Los Angeles. Muslims. Immigrants. Workers. Unions. Women. The LBGT community. Sanctuary cities. And anyone who dares to speak the truth to power. We will respond and resist in the spirit of King and Milk. Huerta and Chavez. March with us on May 1 from MacArthur Park to LA’s City Hall as we show the world what real power looks like.

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Tim Wise: Race and Whiteness in the Era of Trumpism

Sunday, April 30

We are thrilled to welcome anti-racist activist and writer Tim Wise to All Saints once again — this time talking about race in America in the context of our new presidential administration and exploring the ways white privilege and white fragility shape our national and cultural narrative and inform the rise in white nationalist rhetoric.

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Gnaw on This: Third Sunday of Easter

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena

The gospel isn’t meant to be gulped down on Sunday morning, but gnawed on through the week so it really becomes a part of us. You’ve got to work at it, like a dog with a good bone! Here’s the Gospel for this coming Sunday —the Third Sunday of Easter— reminding us of the need to walk together, and listen for the voice of Christ  Gnaw away!

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Featured Ministry: New Member Class

A Welcome Stop on My Journey of Faith
by Christine Hartman

My family and I started coming to All Saints in 2012 and we immediately fell in love with it. Fairly quickly, I became interested in signing up for the New Member class but the dates and times never really lined up for me. As I got more involved in All Saints, I realized that attending the class would be a helpful component of my journey. I wanted to know more about the Episcopal church in general and more about All Saints in particular. This seemed to be the way to do it.

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9th Annual Foster Care Project Art Show

Sunday, April 23

On Sunday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Sweetland Hall, enjoy and support the creative work of foster children and youth – paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculpture. All artwork is for sale and all proceeds go to the artists.

These works portray young artists’ perceptions of the world around them, “with liveliness, directness and intelligence,” according to show curator, Jay Belloli.

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Earth Day, April 23 (at All Saints)

All Saints will celebrate Earth Day on the lawn on Sunday, April 23.  This event has added importance this year because the Church and the Climate Change Task Force, through the passage of a vestry resolution, committed to efforts to go carbon-neutral, and to encourage and assist with the All Saints Community becoming carbon-neutral as well. The first step in that effort is nearly complete with the conversion of all Church lighting to efficient LEDs, partially using a Pasadena Water and Power rebate of close to $47,000.

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Gnaw On This: Second Sunday of Easter

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena

The gospel isn’t meant to be gulped down on Sunday morning, but gnawed on through the week so it really becomes a part of us. You’ve got to work at it, like a dog with a good bone! Here’s the Gospel for this coming Sunday —the Second Sunday of Easter— with some notes and more “food for thought” on the power of doubt as fuel for faith — and Jesus call for peace as a personal and communal call to action. Gnaw away!

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Fifty Days of Gratitude

When I was a day school chaplain we had an annual routine reminding each other and ourselves that [a] Lent has 40 days and [b] Easter has 50 days because [c] Chaplain Susan didn’t do forty days of Lent to do just ONE day of Easter!

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The mission of the Church is to go to hell.

On this “hinge day” in Holy Week — after Jesus is laid in the tomb on Good Friday and before the first fire of Easter is kindled for the Great Vigil — this teaching from Bishop Mary Glasspool offers a powerful reflection on what the “he descended into hell” part of the Creed has to say on this Holy Saturday about our mission as the Church the other 364 days of the year. Shared in gratitude and with her permission.

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