“If Wishes Had Wings”

Mastersingers, Troubadours & Trouveres on Sunday, November 9, 2014.

Jon Dephouse

Jon Dephouse: “Fueling for Indomitable Light”

John Dephouse preaching on Sunday, November 9:

“There is faith that an indomitable light resides at the base of things, and will ultimately find its way through the darkness.”

Ed Bacon: “We Are All Knit Together”

Ed Bacon preaching on Sunday, November 2:

“The deepest question is this: What is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Ed Bacon: “Lamps Trimmed and Burning”

oil lamp

Two Christian traditions have used the parable of the wise and foolish maidens.

The tradition of the great African-American Spirituals used the parable’s imagery during slavery to create a “code song” for the Underground Railroad.  “Keep your lamps trimmed and burning” is a stirring Spiritual which refers to watching for the lantern of the conductor of the under-ground railroad. Staying alert and not getting weary were spiritual and practical values so that a slave running toward freedom wouldn’t miss his or her opportunity to be shown at night where the safe passages were, leading to an emancipated life.

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Veterans Day @ASCpas | Sunday, November 9th

Armistice Day was established on November 11th to commemorate the end of World War I and to honor those who died in war. After World War II the name was changed to Veteran’s Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in the British Commonwealth Nations. In the U.S. the day evolved to be a day to honor all Veterans alive or dead.

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Ed Bacon

Ed Bacon: “This Is Life in a Nutshell”

Ed Bacon preaching on Sunday, October 26:

“The entire universe is about the interconnectivity of all things created by God: created out of love and created for love.”

ed and eboo

An Interfaith Future: A Conversation with Eboo Patel & Ed Bacon

“To be religious in the 21st century is to be interreligious.” – Ed Bacon

Join us for a fantastic evening of conversation about our future that will almost certainly include multi-faith leadership. What does “inter-faith” look like in a 21st century world plagued by conflict and misunderstanding? Can cooperation, service, and young people lead us forward? Eboo Patel and Ed Bacon will leave you inspired about the possibilities that lie ahead!

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Connect, Inspire, Transform

Witnesses for Giving: Karen Alexander and Kurt Johnstad on Sunday, October 26, 2014.

Kate and Charles Barker

Stories of Generosity: Kate & Charles

Kate and Charles Barker

Growing up on opposite coasts we could not have imagined we would meet, marry, make our home, raise our own family, and have our careers here in Pasadena. But this is our story.

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The Beat Within

Amanda Edwards

Each Tuesday not far from Pasadena where I’ve dropped off my three children to see the day at green and glowing school campuses, I pull off the 110 freeway and roll up to a set of low concrete buildings in the shadows of the county hospital. People brush past, check phones, feed parking meters.

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