On December 3, 2016 the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles adopted a resolution declaring itself a “Sanctuary Diocese.” Here are responses to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding both the intent and impact of the resolution on our work and witness as members of what our Presiding Bishop calls “The Jesus Movement.”
Monday, February 27
On Monday, February 27 we will mark the beginning of this new chapter in the life of All Saints Church with a liturgical celebration of ministry welcoming Mike Kinman as our 10th Rector. We are honored that the Reverend Becca Stevens — recent CNN Heroes inductee and author of “Find Your Way Home” (our 2016 “One Church, One Book) — will be our preacher. And we are delighted to welcome back our Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce as celebrant for the festival bilingual service, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Sally Howard on New Years’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2017:
“When we see others and ourselves as God sees us, we can see the secret beauty and depth of our hearts, the core of our reality, that no trauma or sin can touch.”
“It is New Year’s Eve, and this is our Watch Night. This is truly Freedom’s Eve. Except instead of remembering and praising God for the freedoms won in the past, we are looking forward to and praising God for the freedoms that will be won in the year and years to come.” — Mike Kinman, New Year’s Eve 2016
Zelda Kennedy on Christmas, Sunday, December 25, 2016:
“My friends, I pray this day that the holy, living and compassionate God calls us to bring our creative and redeeming love into this world, so that we believe that we can make a difference and do what others claim cannot be done.”
This year there will be multiple opportunities for both reflection and action as we celebrate together the work and witness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mark your calendars now and join us for all or some of them!
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016:
“This is the story of the birth of Jesus. A night that transformed our lives. The story begins over 2000 years ago — on this night, God was searching for an angel to deliver some very special messages.”
by Antonio Gallardo
As I continue to reflect upon the scriptures for this season around the conception and birth of Jesus, a group of characters have been standing out for me lately like they have not done it before, the Shepherds. I have read about, and heard about, many reflections about Joseph, Mary and Jesus’ stories, but I have not heard not equally as many stories about “The Shepherds.”
PASADENA HOMELESS COUNT: THEY COUNT, WILL YOU?
THE EVENING OF JANUARY 24 & MORNING OF JANUARY 25
The Office for Urban Initiatives at Fuller Theological Seminary, the Partnership to End Homelessness (the Continuum of Care in the City of Pasadena), and the City of Pasadena, are once again looking for individuals to volunteer for the 2017 City of Pasadena Count and Subpopulation Survey. Can we count on you?