Jeff Castelaz

Jeff Castelaz & Joe Henry: “Profitable Prophets: Exploring Social Change in Pop Music”

The intersection of music, action, and social change pulses with transformative energy. It is a place familiar to Jeff Castelaz — the president of Elektra records and a widely respected leader in independent and mainstream music.

Jeff Castelaz was joined by Joe Henry for a discussion in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, October 12, 2014.

Francisco Garcia

Francisco Garcia: “Coming to the God-Party”

Francisco Garcia preaching on Sunday, October 12:

“We need to contend seriously with the great trauma and harm we cause in our culture when folks are not invited to the table. The God-Party seeks to invite precisely those who have been left out.”

Shelley Lei

Stories of Generosity: Shelley

I found All Saints through Yelp.

My mother grew up in a very strict sect of the Seventh Day Adventists. Because of this, she shied away from church life after she left home to go to college. My father, born in China, grew up Buddhist. Until I was six, we were semi-regular practicing Buddhists. After we moved away from the nearest temple, we stopped practicing and I grew up in a secular household. We discussed the philosophy of and debated the merits of various religions, but did not actively have faith in any one religion.

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Matthew Berkley

Stories of Generosity: Matthew

All Saints has been the one constant in my life.

When my mother Pat Kelly, asked me to attend a new church in Pasadena with her, I was reluctant. Ten years earlier the church I grew up in had rejected my being gay, and I was not ready to allow religion back in my life. She said, “They have really great music at All Saints,” something she knew I would appreciate. After several weeks of her cajoling me to attend with her, I acquiesced to her request. It was All Saints Sunday, 1990.

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Susan Russell

Susan Russell: “Celebrating Marriage Equality Monday”

“There was breaking news on the marriage equality front this morning as the Supreme Court surprised many (let’s make that “most”) by rejecting without comment appeals from five states seeking to overturn lower court decisions in favor of marriage equality.

By refusing to sustain marriage discrimination in Wisconsin, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Indiana today the Supreme Court moved our nation a little closer to being a nation of liberty and justice for all.”

Read the full article on the Huffington Post.

“How Can I Keep from Singing?”

The Trouverés Youth Choir at All Saints Church, Pasadena, on Sunday, October 5, 2014. (Arrangement by Greg Gilpin.)

Ed Bacon

Ed Bacon: “Accessing God’s Generosity”

Ed Bacon preaching on Sunday, October 5:

“There are no bad souls, only bad deeds. Do not pray for your enemy’s destruction but for your enemy’s redemption.”

EDEN Environmental Ministry

EDEN, the environmental ministry of All Saints, sponsors a wide variety of environmentally-oriented events each year.

For 2014/15, our Earth Day celebration will be on the lawn on Sunday, April 19, and our family-friendly car camps will be at Anza Borrego Desert State Park March 20-22 and at Yosemite National Park July 17-20.

Click here to see other highlights of this program year.