The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary and author of TRAUMA AND GRACE, will be preaching at both services Sun. Feb. 16.
In the Sunday, Feb. 2 Rector’s Forum, Father Greg Boyle discusses gangs, violence, incarceration and economic justice.
Zelda Kennedy preaching on Sunday, Feb. 2:
“I believe we need to know and to believe that God is beside us; where we live, on the level ground; where we are sick, and in need; where we struggle to do what is right, and where we fight to retain our faith. I believe we need to know and to believe that we, too, can touch, and be touched, by Jesus – right here and now.”
Who is responsible for the number of young people who have stayed out of prison, have reduced their levels of traumatic stress disorder, found full- or part-time work and rekindled their ties with families?
In the Sunday, January 26 Rector’s Forum, Charlie Rahilly and Ed Bacon discuss issues of economic injustice raised in Robert Reich’s new book BEYOND OUTRAGE.
Janine Schenone on Sunday, January 19 talks about “The Snark Factor”:
“How can we effectively proclaim the Good News of Salvation and union with God if we consider ourselves superior to others? This is not the Good News that Jesus proclaimed. On the other hand, how can we love people, Christians or otherwise, who have been verbally and physically violent toward us and the people we love? The same way that Jesus loved his enemies. He confronted them and spoke against them, but did not assume a position of superiority over them. He opposed them with love, with acceptance for who they were at that moment.”
The All Saints Jazz Vespers program brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration six times a year for a service of prayer, meditation and music. So many of them tell us that they love playing in the context of a vespers service with prayers and short meditations and the sense that this is a holy enterprise, not just a jazz concert in the church.
Economist and author Robert Reich urges Americans to get beyond our outrage about the growing concentration of wealth and corrupt politics so that we can mobilize and take back our economy and our democracy. Beyond Outrage will educate us about the threats to a just economy and a working democracy. At the same time, our small group work will equip us to find new ways of making a difference towards increasing justice in our own lives, families, communities, and world.
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, January 19, Nat Read talks in the ASC Rector’s Forum about the transformative role Dr. Martin Luther King played in his life.
“A first class jazz singer!” Scott Yanow, jazz critic and author, proclaims. At once both a striking song stylist and a fearless improviser, Janis Mann is that rare artist who can sweep you away with her captivating sound. She is a true jazz singer in the manner of Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, and Shirley Horn, yet with a sound all her own.