Ed Bacon and the All Saints Players on Christmas Eve, 2015.
Fit to Change the World:
July 13 – 17
This year’s Summer Adventure is for absolutely everyBODY! It’s about celebrating health and wellness in all that we are. It’s about loving ourselves for however we are made — not about feeling bad for what we are not. It’s about movement: running, jumping, making our way on crutches, walking, crawling or rolling in a wheel chair. And sometimes it’s about sitting still or laying down.
“Where else can you hear an awesome evening of lullabies, spirituals, Monty Python, Pharrell Williams (with choreography!), treble music with cello, a great band, the Doobie Brothers (I’m serious), gospel, gorgeous standard children’s choir literature, great quotes by amazing people all in one night? You don’t want to miss this!” — Jenny Tisi
Kyla McCarrel and Lora McManus
I joined the All Saints Youth Choirs when I was four years old and attended fourteen years of weekly rehearsals and early Sunday morning services. This program was my first introduction to the world of classical choral music, and I know that without it, I would not be where I am today. I will be starting my senior year at Chapman University this fall, with a double major in Music Education and Vocal Performance.
All Saints Church joins with our interfaith partners in calling for a day of prayer and fasting for our children. All our children. The children who are victims of the escalating violence in the Middle East. The migrant children who are detained at our borders. The children who are victims of gun violence in our streets. All children.
Rev. Ed Bacon and the All Saints Players present “A Christmas Story for Children,” presented at All Saints Church, Pasadena, on Christmas Eve, 2013.
Marian Wright Edelman speaks at ASC on Sunday, Dec. 8:
“Ending child poverty in this nation is not a money problem — it is a values and priority problem. And we will not rest until we solve them.”
- Marian Wright Edelman, Sun. Dec. 8, 11:15 AM (ascideas.org)
Founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), Marian Wright Edelman has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. The first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar, she directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Mississippi and moved to Washington DC in l968 as counsel for the Poor People’s Campaign, organized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. before his death.
Visiting Los Angeles for the 2013 CDF Conference “Next Steps in Dismantling the Cradle to Prison Pipeline in CA,” Mrs. Edelman will preach from the All Saints pulpit at the 11:15 service, addressing the connections between prison, poverty, children and gun violence.