Part Two of the All Saints Church annual meeting, Sunday, March 9, 2014
Ed Bacon preaching on March 9:
“I truly believe, my friends, when we listen deeply to our lives, and to the life that’s pulsing in the depths of our souls, that you and I will discover… that we can establish our hope, and our encouragement of ourselves and others, in the reliable, never-failing love of God… In this time of wilderness, that divine love, when listened to mindfully, will provide you your path in each and every moment.”
Human rights lawyer, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson is dedicated to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. One recent victory: A ban on sentences of life imprisonment without parole imposed on children convicted of most crimes in the U.S.
On, Saturday, March 29, from 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM, All Saints Church presents a free, one-day conference for empowering youth and parents against bullying. After a free lunch from noon-1:00 p.m., a diverse and distinguished panel of experts will share their own experiences with bullying, how they overcame it, and teach how to identify bullying. In small groups for both youth (grades 6-12) and parents — attendees will share personal stories and identify what bullying looks like, then come up with next steps on how to change culture for the better and prevent bullying in the future.
Ann D’Angelo visited the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, March 2 to help the parish prepare for Lent through the exercise of mindfulness.
Jon Dephouse preaching on Sunday, March 2:
“Learn as much as you can and the answers will present themselves. Learn about homelessness in this community. Learn the history, relate to homeless people… Learn all you can about the ravages of guns in this community and in the world. Talk to families and those who have been intimately affected by such violence. Learn as much as you can about racial and class divides. Seek the uncomfortable relationships with people who may see the world through vastly different eyes… This is slow, hard, arduous work, but really what we most deeply want to do.”
Following up on the tremendous energy around mindfulness in the recent Rector’s Forum, join us for a morning of meditation practice in preparation for Lent. This session will especially focus on the benefits of mindfulness for parents and children as we continue learning how to cultivate presence and awareness into our everyday life.
The Latino-Hispanic Ministry at All Saints Church Pasadena, in partnership with community organizations Young and Healthy, the Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (CHAP), and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), will host an enrollment workshop about the different health insurance options and benefits available through Covered California, Medi-Cal, and other options associated with the Affordable Care Act. Certified, bilingual personnel will be on-site to directly enroll eligible applicants in the Covered California and Medi-Cal options, and to provide referral information for other enrollment options for those not eligible.
Join us for a celebration of life, spirit and music when we welcome the Russell Ferrante Trio to ASC’s ongoing Jazz Vespers series on Sunday, March 16 at 5:00 PM.
On Sunday, Feb. 23, Kenneth Turan made his annual visit to ASC to discuss the upcoming Oscars.
Sally Howard preaching on Sunday, Feb. 23:
“All Saints has been my spiritual home since the early 1980’s. I came to All Saints, like many of you, searching for a church where I didn’t have to have all the answers, or believe all the things I had been taught about God. And yet, I was still welcomed at the table. And I didn’t have to leave my LGBT friends behind.”