Defined By Love, Not By Fear

Sharon Brous in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, April 10, 2016:

“I want for us to live from a place of courage and a place of hope and possibility — and not be defined by fear, but be defined by love.”

“God Is Not a Christian”

Ed Bacon on Sunday, April 10, 2016:

“However God’s spotlight shows up in your calendar, let God’s spotlight wake you up, and show you how to shepherd the holiness within you, and with every human being you meet. Particularly of those of another faith, or of no faith.”

Knowing Our Story, Transforming Our World

Sharon Brous in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, April 10, 2016:

“The Exodus story is our core narrative – and the work of leaving Egypt is our eternal project.”

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A Family’s Story: Ursula and Richard Walker

Sunday, April 24

“Almost a year has passed as we wait for the responsible person or persons to be arrested. We wait for police updates. We wait for someone from our community to come forward with information about a crime that occurred in broad daylight. We wonder why this happened, and we wait for the killing of others to stop.”

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On Practicing Radical Compassion

Richard Rohr in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, April 8, 2016:

“Christianity was meant to be a cosmic message, not a tribal message.”

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Jazz Vespers: Bill Cunliffe’s Big Band BACHanalia

Sunday, April 17

Jazz pianist, Grammy Award-winning arranger and our composer-in-residence Bill Cunliffe is widely known for his swinging and lyrical pianism and his creativity and invention as a composer and arranger of jazz. He graduated from Duke University and the Eastman School of Music, where he won several Down Beat Awards.

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An Evening with Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr on Sunday, April 3, 2016:

“Without contemplation people just don’t really grow because they’re so addicted to their way of thinking. That’s the universal addiction. Your way of thinking is what you’re addicted to… I am, too. And without contemplation, I wouldn’t have known how to loosen my grip on my way of thinking.”

“Resurrection: Not a One-Time Miracle”

Richard Rohr on Sunday, April 3, 2016:

“The Resurrection is not a one-time miracle but the revelation of how reality works: that nothing truly dies.”

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Jazz Vespers: Gillian Margot

Sunday, May 15

With an exquisite voice, a disarmingly wide range and a style that is deeply rooted in the tradition of the great jazz vocalists, Gillian Margot possesses a gift of storytelling and emotionally intelligent lyrical delivery that is refreshingly free of “jazz singer” clichés.

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All Saints’ DNA Lives On

by Ed Bacon, Rector of All Saints Church

I’ve been thinking a great deal about both the essence of All Saints Church and the spiritual needs Hope and I will want to replicate when we move to Birmingham, Alabama in May. As I prepare to hand over the position of Rector to my successor and then join the All Saints Church Diaspora, my endings and plans for new beginnings have been genuinely helped by the gorgeous blue graphic design of our latest Annual Report to the Parish.

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Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself …

All Saints Church is there!

Our growing online community of live-streamers and YouTube viewers means that the Good News of God’s love made tangible 24/7 is truly available 24/7 … wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith or in the journey of life.

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