"To Become Disciples Who Make Disciples Through Christ"
To Become Disciples Who Make Disciples Through Christ Fall/Winter 2009 A World Transformed OUR VISION: A world transformed by Jesus I hope your summer was relaxing and regenerative and that you’re facing the fall with renewed energy and a commitment to connect to Jesus through our All Saints’ community. In these pages you’ll find a full calendar of opportunities to connect. In fact, the fall of 2009 promises to be a uniquely exciting time at All Saints’. Change is in the air as we await the calling of a new rector. There’s a full schedule of new ‘Crosswalk’ classes, our many ministries are positively buzzing about the events they have planned for the next few months, children are being registered for the fall, and I’m so gratified to notice how many new people are stepping up to take responsibility around here. This will be a busy but bittersweet time for me as I anticipate my retirement in early January. It’s been a year of “last times”—the last time I celebrate Easter at All Saints’, the last time I lead a Holy Land pilgrimage with All Saints’ and now, the last time I teach a series of ‘Crosswalk’ classes. Please review the topics that Gabri, Barry and I will be teaching and sign up soon! I also strongly encourage you to invite friends to visit All Saints’. You may be surprised by the positive response. In difficult times, many people are looking for an opportunity to turn to what really matters, what’s important, what they deeply crave in their lives—and you may be the one to present that opportunity. You’re probably reading this issue of Get Connected online via our website, rather than in printed form (of course, we’ll make a printed copy available if you specifically request it). This is part of our ongoing effort to be better stewards of the environment and of our financial resources. The cost savings in paper, printing and postage are substantial. Browse through Get Connected with your calendar handy, make a note of the things in which you’d like to participate and plan to invite at least one other person to All Saints’ this fall. OUR MISSION: To become disciples who make disciples through Christ God’s blessings, The Rev. Carol Anderson Rector email@example.com The Rev. Carol Anderson, Rector To Become Disciples Who Make Disciples Through Christ Worship 8:00 a.m. A service of Holy Eucharist in All Saints’ Chapel. 10:15 a.m. A new approach to liturgy and the Eucharist offering a relaxed and informal experience in All Saints’ Chapel. 9:00 & 11:15 a.m. Both of these are services of Choral Eucharist in the main sanctuary. +Se7en+ is a mix of old and new approaches to worship: music, multi-media visuals, text and movement together in a provocative and dynamic combination in All Saints’ Chapel. First Sunday of the Month 7:00 p.m. The Rev. Gabriel Ferrer Senior Associate Rector firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about Worship contact Glynis Horton at (310) 275-0123 x103 or email@example.com To Become Disciples Who Make Disciples Through Christ Crosswalk Crosswalk is the adult formation course at All Saints’. The human heart hungers for a relationship with God. The world longs for people who are transformed by that relationship. None of that happens without faith “practices”—ways of being shaped by the way of Jesus. Each of these classes will involve teaching, peer discussions, homework and resources for follow-up. Track 1: DISCOVERING The Lord’s Prayer These classes are introductions to the faith community with practical applications. September 16-30 Leader: Rev. Carol Anderson and continues Oct. 21 - Nov. 11 The Lord’s Prayer is one of those prayers we say by rote. But it is really a revolutionary, life-changing way of prayer and living given by Jesus. Learn it anew in this class. 7:00 p.m. Dinner–$8 Adults $5 Children 12 and under (by reservation please) SCHEDULE: Track 2: DEEPENING The next step, when you have some understanding of the basics of the Christian faith. Genesis: In The Beginning Sept. 16 - Oct. 7 Leader: Rev. Gabriel Ferrer A four week overview of one of the most seminal books in all of Hebrew scriptures. We’ll hit the highlights, the lowlifes and everything in between. Introduction to the Prayer Book October 14-28 Leader: Rev. Gabriel Ferrer The Prayer Book. Book of Common Prayer? The red book in the pew! Yes, that one. Find out what’s in it. It might delight you… Dear Trouble Makers: November 4-18 Leader: Rev. Gabriel Ferrer Letters To Corinth Corinth: the ancient version of Los Angeles. One of Paul’s most favorite cities, and one of his most contentious relationships with a local church. We’ll see what’s behind both his words and his barbs. 7:45 p.m. Crosswalk Classes 9:00 p.m. Compline in the Chapel Childcare available from 6:45 p.m. (by reservation please) Track 3: APPLYING Practical integration of faith within the world that surrounds us. Reading Darwin Sept. 16 - Oct. 14 Leader: Dr. Barry Taylor This year marks the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin’s controversial book on evolution that forever changed the way we look at life on earth. The creation versus evolution debate still rages, and opinions run high about Darwin’s theories. Join us for an in-depth exploration of Darwin, his theories and how they intersect with the Biblical story. The Rev. Carol Anderson Rector firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about Crosswalk contact Glynis Horton at (310) 275-0123 x103 or email@example.com If I Only Had A Brain Oct. 21 - Nov. 18 Leader: Dr. Barry Taylor We hear a lot of talk about the shift from left-brain to right-brain dominance. Each side is marked by certain distinct tendencies. The leftbrain orientation is logical, analytical and objective, the right-brain is intuitive, holistic and subjective. What if the Church has been too leftbrained in its orientation? What would a right-brain Church look like? To Become Disciples Who Make Disciples Through Christ Pastoral Care Every member of the church is a minister and we encourage everyone to get involved at any time! Home Lay Eucharistic Ministry (LEM) Home LEMs celebrate the Eucharist with the homebound or hospitalized and remind those we visit that they are an integral part of our community. Contact: Gretchen Karl (310) 397-7982 or firstname.lastname@example.org Prayer Ministry The Prayer Ministry provides a font of continual prayer in two ways: Following Sunday service, we pray with those who feel a need to express personal adoration, thanksgiving, confession and supplication. We also provide personal prayer partners for those struggling through a crisis. Contact: Pam Morrow (310) 559-3376 or email@example.com Martha Ministry The Martha Ministry provides meals to parishioners who find it difficult to cook due to an illness or child birth. Contact: Anna German (310) 854-1876 or firstname.lastname@example.org The Knitting Guild The Knitting Guild creates shawls and distributes them to parishioners who are ill or in transition, and supplies caps for all the babies that attend the New Baby Brunch. A prayer card and a personal note accompany both. Contact: Carol Potter (310) 836-0378 or email@example.com Chaplaincy Chaplaincy provides care for the souls, hearts and minds of the sick and their families outside the walls of the parish, either at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, St. John’s Hospital or in the Los Angeles Twin Tower Prison Complex. Contact: David Logan, Hospital Chaplaincy (323) 954-0592 or firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Dennis Gibbs, Prison Chaplaincy (213) 893-5054 or email@example.com Calling Ministry The calling ministry is chaplaincy via the phone lines. There are members of our parish that are homebound, and the calling ministry is a way to let someone know we care. Contact: Norma Hunt (310) 384-2042 or firstname.lastname@example.org The Rev. Gabriel Ferrer Senior Associate Rector email@example.com For more information about Worship contact Glynis Horton at (310) 275-0123 x103 or firstname.lastname@example.org To Become Disciples Who Make Disciples Through Christ Mercy & Justice …for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me. These ministries address the basic physical needs people face each day. These ministries represent missions throughout the world. HEALING AND WORLD MINISTRIES Honduras Since 2001, All Saints’ missions have treated thousands for basic health care problems, built a daycare center and partnered with Siempre Unidos, a local agency to help Hondurans living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to missionaries to travel to Honduras, the World Mission Ministry needs many skills and talents here at home. Contact: Nancy Traina at (818) 761-1367 or email@example.com Disaster Relief: Katrina Response We remain committed to St. Peter’s By The Sea and to Camp Coast Care (CCC), the Episcopal-Lutheran center assisting in the rebuilding of the Mississippi and Louisiana region. Each year two mission groups travel to CCC and take part in home reconstruction and other duties. Contact: Linda Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org Alternative Market You’ve probably seen the Alternative Market at All Saints’ during Advent each year. This market includes gifts supporting the Honduras Program, Palestinian Children’s Relief, the Homeless program and other ministries. Watch for this event during the Advent season. It is a great opportunity to support the work of Outreach. FOOD MINISTRIES Homeless Assistance Services This program provides our in-need population with a safe, friendly place for interaction, prayer and referral services. Each Monday we provide hot meals, spiritual services, clothing and hygiene kits to over 100 people. Volunteers may join the team for as little as two hours a month. –Matthew 25:35 My Friend’s Place Thursdays, Sept. 17, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17 My Friend’s Place is a drop-in center that offers disenfranchised youth a safe environment, as well as professional counseling, work preparedness programs and parenting skills classes. All Saints’ volunteers serve pizza, soda, cake and ice cream to the guests who celebrate a birthday that month. Guests also receive small gifts and cards, along with a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday! Food Link Each month, in partnership with Hope-Net, All Saints’ donates food to our Food Link partner, the Wilshire Presbyterian Church food pantry. Look in the Sunday bulletin for this month’s item. Please make bringing food donations a frequent part of your Sunday church routine and consider making a food delivery once a month. Contact: Connie Koenenn at email@example.com To Become Disciples Who Make Disciples Through Christ Mercy & Justice These ministries represent restorative justice. PEACE & JUSTICE Prison Chaplaincy Restorative justice emphasizes repairing harm caused by criminal behavior through counseling, restitution and community services. All Saints’ Restorative Justice Ministry encompasses lay volunteer chaplains at Los Angeles Correctional Facilities and working with the LA Diocese on the PRISM Program which provides expanded support for youth and the families of the incarcerated. Get On The Bus The Get on the Bus program unites children with their incarcerated mothers and fathers for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. These are kids who are otherwise unable to visit their parents. We will begin planning for the spring 2010 programs in November 2009. Please contact Velveeta Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be part of this exciting ministry. These ministries represent hope and education for future generations. HELPING OUR NEXT GENERATION St. Francis Ministry St. Francis taught respect for the environment, proper use our natural resources and honor for all living things. This new ministry explores these teachings in both a practical and prayerful way. Look for our frequent helpful hints online at www.allsaintsbh.org Contact: Hadley Arnold at email@example.com Beverly Hills Adult Literacy In partnership with the Beverly Hills Library, All Saints’ teaches adult literacy and learning skills. This is an established program that trains participants to be teachers and mentors in learning. Debbie Gauer Outreach Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about Mercy & Justice contact Debbie at (310) 275-0123 x115 or email@example.com To Become Disciples Who Make Disciples Through Christ Children & Family “Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to support these persons in their life in Christ?” (Liturgy for Holy Baptism, Book of Common Prayer) OUR MISSION: To open the door for the child to fall in love with Jesus. These are the themes we seek to teach all children as they move from the Toddler program to Catechesis to CAST: • God’s love for you is unconditional and endless. You matter to God! • God embraces you every moment of every day, and blesses you with special gifts. • God wants us to recognize the face of Christ in others. • God empowers us to use our gifts as difference-makers in His kingdom. Infant & Toddler Care Sundays at 9:00, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Infant Nursery & Toddler Room Birth to 4 years With a nursery for babies and a program for toddlers (ages 19 months to 4 years), the Infant and Toddler Ministries provide our young ones with a safe, loving environment and a positive introduction to the church. Toddlers participate in a structured hour-long program with art projects, songs, Bible stories and a light and healthy snack. They also get healthy doses of play and fun! We take great care to ensure parents can worship knowing their children are in the caring and experienced hands of professional sitters and parish volunteers. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. 12 months to 3 years (suggested ages) Toddler Play Groups continue! Every Wednesday morning come gather with your babies and toddlers for a morning of play and fellowship. This is also a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and get your toddlers (and babies!) familiar with our childcare rooms. Mom’s Small Group Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. (beginning September 10) All mother’s are welcome to join this day time small group lead by the Rev. Carol Anderson. We will resume meeting each week for study, prayer, and fellowship from from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Childcare is available until 2:00 p.m., allowing us to go to lunch together or run some errands. This is a flexible, “come as you can” small group, as we understand it can be difficult for moms to make a weekly commitment. (Cost for Childcare is $10 per child) For more information, contact Christal Ellis at (310) 275-0123 x123 or firstname.lastname@example.org New Baby Brunch Sunday, October 18th at 12:30 p.m. in Room 112 Come meet with other new (and not so new parents) in a convivial setting. Take a break and let us serve you! If you’ve welcomed a new child into your family in the last year, consider youself invited. To RSVP and for more details please contact Caroline Buress at (310) 463-0573 or Christal Ellis at (310) 275-0123 x123 or email@example.com Toddler Play Groups Christal Ellis Infant & Toddler Ministries firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about Infants & Toddlers contact Christal at (310) 275-0123 x123 or email@example.com HOW TO REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN Our registration process serves multiple purposes: It helps us plan classroom space and provides emergency and disaster information for our files. Please register your children for our Sunday programs. Pick up a form at the Family Ministries table on Sundays, or download a copy from www.allsaintsbh.org/children/ministries_registration.pdf To Become Disciples Who Make Disciples Through Christ Children & Family CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD Sundays at 9:00, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. 3 years to 11 years What is so special about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd? Catechesis assumes young children have a religious potential, that God is already present in their deepest being and that they are capable of developing a conscious and intimate relationship with God and they need only guidance and vocabulary to realize that relationship and give expression to it. The program takes place in an Atrium with a trained catechist whose sources are scripture and liturgy. The Atrium contains models of items used in the Church’s worship as well as parables, prophecies, maps of Israel and the life of Christ. The child prepares for involvement in the larger worshiping community. The catechist “calls forth” the child’s response instead of “pouring in” information. They listen with the child and together as a “co-wonderer” who enjoys meditation on the questions raised by the Scriptures. Where does my child fit in? Level One is for children three to five years old. The child of this age is particularly capable of receiving and enjoying the most essential elements of our faith: the announcement of God’s love in the person of the Good Shepherd who died and is risen! Level Two is for children six and seven years old. At this age children are captivated by the image of the True Vine, “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, bears fruit in plenty, for cut off from me you can do nothing.” It answers the child’s need for relationship with God, family, friends and the community. Level Three is for children eight to eleven years old. This level focuses on God’s plan in history as a plan of communion that links all people together and the people with God. The emphasis is on our response to God’s unfolding generosity and the responsibilities that come with His great gifts. “What is the Kingdom of God and my place in it?” is a cosmic query that begins to lay the foundations for life’s commitment. BAPTISM FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN September 13 and November 8 Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to support these persons in their life in Christ? (Liturgy for Holy Baptism, Book of Common Prayer). For more information about pre-baptism classes, contact Glynis Horton at (310) 275-0123 x103 or firstname.lastname@example.org Kathy Finley Coordinator for Catechesis email@example.com For more information about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd contact Kathy at (310) 275-0123 x120 or firstname.lastname@example.org To Become Disciples Who Make Disciples Through Christ The CAST COMMUNITY OF ALL SAINTS’ TEENS Sundays, 10:10–11:00 a.m. Junior High (grades 6-8) This dynamic program supports and nurtures young people’s understanding of the Christian Faith. Students receive hands-on instruction during real-life experiences like retreats, service opportunities, and mission trips. In their 9th grade year, students are invited to renew their baptismal vows in the Confirmation liturgy. Sundays, 10:10–11:00 a.m. Senior High (grades 9-12) Students discuss current issues and share their thoughts and views while using the Bible and other resources to deepen their faith. Third Sundays, 10:10–11:00 a.m. November 15, December 20, January 17 Sr. High CAST members volunteer each month to help prepare sack lunches for the homeless and needy in our community. Donations are needed every month to help prepare meals for this worthwhile cause. Senior High Small Group Meetings Wednesdays beginning September 9 at 7:00 p.m. Students develop their gifts, opinions and independence through discussion and prayer. Students are challenged to approach modern-day themes from a biblical standpoint, and encouraged to grow their Christian faith as their spiritual identity matures. Youth Vestry Meetings Second Sundays, 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Youth vestry offers formation, community service hours, leadership development and FUN! Elected members act as program consultants, event coordinators and take part in various ministry opportunities. Blessing of the Animals & Petwash Youth Leader Training & Lunch CAST Halloween Haunt Saturday, October 3 Sunday, October 4, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 5:00 p.m. Food on Foot Faith Forum Invitation to Confirmation OUR VISION A community of teems EXCITED by the LOVE of GOD OUR MISSION To equip teens on their Christian journey to adulthood Karlyn Johnson-Brown Youth Ministries email@example.com For more information about The CAST contact Karlyn at (310) 275-0123 x113 or firstname.lastname@example.org One Voice Project Thursday, December 17, 5:30 p.m. One Voice provides Christmas food baskets and toys to families living below poverty level in Los Angeles. This worthwhile cause is great service project for the whole family. Check out onevoice-la.org for more information. ADDITIONAL CAST EVENTS See the CAST calendar available through our mailing list and on the patio every Sunday for a schedule of the fun and flexible host of opportunities for teens to know themselves, meet others and find God through variety of hands-on experiences. To Become Disciples Who Make Disciples Through Christ Small Groups At the heart of All Saints’ Parish is a mission: To become disciples who make disciples through Christ. This work is done though the ministry of worship, education, mission, fellowship and perhaps most effectively, through our Small Group Ministry. The tradition of Small Groups at All Saints’ reaches back to the 1940s and has been a rich part of our life together. A small group is made up of between 5 and 10 people who do four basic things: • Meet: To know God through growing in relationship to other disciples. • Study: To know God though intentional study of the Bible, the Church, Theology (God-talk) and the world around us. • Serve: To know God by engaging outward in the service of one another (members of your group), the community and the world. • Pray: To know God through the discipline and practice of prayer both as a community and as an individual. The average small group looks like this: a group of 6 people who meet every other week. Some select their own curriculum, others follow a few suggested guidelines we have made. There is time for prayer, study, pastoral check-in and most of all, a deep sense of encountering God while in community with others. The Rev. Maryetta Anschutz Associate Rector email@example.com For more information about Small Groups please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Stewardship At All Saints’ we believe that everything we have is given to us by God, and as disciples of Jesus we are to be faithful stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. That starts with making a pledge to give a percentage of your income to God’s work at All Saints’. Because we approach stewardship from a Biblical perspective, we don’t view the money you give merely as a means of paying the bills. Rather we see your financial commitment as a key way to help you grow spiritually in your relationship with God. Andy Carmichael Director of Development email@example.com For more information about Stewardship contact Andy at (310) 278-6305 or firstname.lastname@example.org However, a church does rely on the generosity of the congregation and all of the classes and events in this issue of Get Connected can only happen because of the faithful giving of our parishioners—and All Saints’ parishioners are a generous people. To make a stewardship pledge, simply fill out the appropriate card from the pew or go online to www.allsaintsbh.org and click on “Stewardship”, then click on “I’m Ready to Pledge”. To Become Disciples Who Make Disciples Through Christ Fellowship WOMEN’S MINISTRY Join us as we continue our theme of Living in the Kingdom, Now; Exploring Our Gifts and Passions. Women’s Dinners: Living in the Kingdom NOW Ladies, join us for dinners each month and our Women’s. Dr. Barry Taylor Thursday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. Barry Taylor will be exploring how we can become involved with God. His contemporary approach to the gospels gives us an opportunity to view the bible in a new and exciting way. RSVP by September 10. Women’s Ministry Retreat Friday to Sunday, October 2-4 A retreat with The Reverend Doctor Katherine Grieb at Serra Retreat in Malibu. Her topic for the weekend will be, “I Believe; Help My Unbelief!” Space is limited. Deadline for sign-ups is September 13. WriteGirl Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. Keren Taylor, Executive Director and Mentor of WriteGirl, will share how women of all ages are being encouraged to pursue finding a voice through the written word. RSVP by November 12. Farewell Party for Carol Thursday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. Join us as we say good bye to our wonderful rector, Carol Anderson. It will be a evening to wish her bon voyage as she heads off to New York City. RSVP by December 3. Cost is $10 to cover cost of dinner. RSVP to Desirée DeAscentis at (310) 753-1927 or email@example.com MEN’S MINISTRY BREAKFASTS Saturdays, Sept. 26 & Nov. 14 at 9:00 a.m. Men come together for a hearty breakfast (suggested donation $10), catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Speakers share stories of a life lived navigating the waters of 21st century America as a Christian. Their stories provoke conversations, and in the dialogues we deepen our relationships with God and our neighbor. Contact: Glynis Horton (310) 275-0123 x103 or firstname.lastname@example.org 20s/30s GROUP The 20s/30s group has an active fall planned with several activities to serve this group’s social and spiritual aspirations. To stay informed, contact Todd Bouldin at email@example.com We also invite you to join the ASBH 20s/30s Facebook group for regular updates. Beer and Bible Study Thursdays in October at 7:30 p.m. Join us beginning October 1 for a four-week study of the book of Ecclesiastes, bring your favorite beer and enjoy a lively discussion of the good life according to this wisdom writer. This group study will be perfect for visitors and friends. NAMI Walk Saturday, October 3 at 9:30 a.m. Join us and other ASBH walkers at the 3rd Street Promenade for this annual benefit for the mentally ill. Sign up at www.nami.org/namiwalks09/los/asbh 20s/30s Brunch Sunday, November 15 at 12:30 p.m. Join chef Jean Luc for a terrific brunch served in Upper Sweetland Hall. Cost is $10 per person, and guests are welcome. RSVP to Todd Bouldin at firstname.lastname@example.org To Become Disciples Who Make Disciples Through Christ Fellowship ALL SAINTS’ 101 Sundays, September 13 and November 8 at 12:30 p.m. If you’re new to All Saints’ welcome! We’re glad you found us! Membership in the parish involves a few things: being Baptized and Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church (preparation can be done through our adult formation program), regular attendance, participation in the stewardship program and an investment in one of the many ministry programs. To learn more about membership, the parish, and life at All Saints’ Beverly Hills, please join us this fall for one of our Sunday afternoon classes led by the Rev. Maryetta Anschutz. Lunch will be served, so please register in advance by contacting Glynis Horton at (310) 275-0123 x103 or email@example.com 2nd & 4th Thursdays at Noon Gather with a community of people with time in the middle of a Thursday who gather for luncheons, fellowship, lively entertainment and field trips. All are welcome to join this community of friends. For information contact Eileen Ridout at (310) 836-7037 or firstname.lastname@example.org Jan Daley–Singer, actress, songwriter, and parishioner. Anne Tumilty–Our beloved former Associate Rector and SAGES leader. Don Wildman–Host of The History Channel’s “Cities of the Underworld”. Marc Wanamaker–The unofficial historian for Hollywood & Beverly Hills. Barbershop Quartet–Barbershop from the Santa Monica Oceanaires. Thanksgiving Lunch–Brazilian pianist Marcelo Cesena, parishioner and world-renowned violinist Pip Clarke-Ling, and amazing oboist Tom Boyd. Christmas Carol Sing–With parishioner and pianist Steven Smith. Christmas Eve–No meeting. September 10 September 24 October 8 October 22 November 12 November 8 December 22 December 24 MIDWEEK LUNCHEON GAY & LESBIAN MINISTRY This ministry is a central part of All Saints’ that connects people to the parish and fellowship. For more details and to be added to the mailing list, please contact email@example.com To Become Disciples Who Make Disciples Through Christ Music Whether you’re young or young-at-heart, an accomplished singer or simply a shower virtuoso, All Saints’ provides an opportunity for you to make a joyful noise. Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. (through May) Participation is open to all Parish Choir is a choral ensemble of approximately 35 volunteer singers supported by a trio of staff singers. The repertoire selected for this choir is designed to inspire and challenge musicians of all levels, beginner to accomplished. Music reading and choral skills are presented from introductory levels and participants may elect to attend brief instructional sessions on basic music theory and notation following designated rehearsals. Membership in this choir is open to all with a love of music and a desire to sing. The choir sings at several 9:00 a.m. Sunday Eucharist services per month, leads the parish’s periodic and popular Taizé services and is occasionally invited to sing other special services. All Saints’ Choir Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. (through May) Participation is by audition only All Saints’ Choir is a semi-professional choral ensemble consisting of 12 staff singers and 30 accomplished volunteers. Membership is by audition, which must demonstrate an advanced level of vocal and musical ability. The All Saints’ Choir has recorded five professional compact discs for the Gothic label and has sung for numerous national gatherings of professional church musicians. The choir sings weekly throughout the year at the 11:15 a.m. Sunday Eucharist and offers a variety of special services and concerts during the season. Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. (through May) Participation is open Open to girls and boys (with unchanged voices) ages 8 and up, Choristers provides tuition-free musical education and Christian formation, as scriptural texts and sacred poetry are learned in the context of the great music of the Anglican tradition. No prior musical education is required and those who participate learn to lead worship. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 p.m., with a meal included. They lead worship once or twice a month at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Eucharist throughout the academic year. A pledge of time to participate in one of our choir ministries is voluntary. It is every member’s obligation to attend faithfully so that every choral offering in worship is the very best it can be. Parish Choir All Saints’ Choristers Dr. Craig Phillips Associate Director of Music firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about Music or the Choir progams contact Craig at (310) 275-0123 x112 or email@example.com To Become Disciples Who Make Disciples Through Christ Parish Events All Saints’ Brunch Bunch Sundays, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6 at 9:30 a.m. Our brunches have food both hot and plentiful. Plan to join us! Purchase tickets ($5 each) at the Parish Store. Sunday, September 27 at 12:30 p.m. Join us following the 11:15 a.m. service. Last year was the first time in YEARS we’ve celebrated our Parish on parish grounds and it was a great success! We will have food, games, adventures and entertainment! Cost is $10 adults/$5 children. Parish Picnic Blessing of the Animals Saturday, October 3 at 10:00 a.m. Join us in honoring all God’s creatures great and small, and the Feast Day of St. Francis. This special service in the church welcomes all animals that need a Blessing and a treat! In addition, All Saints’ will host the Amanda Foundation Shelter for a pet adoption day. So if you don’t have an animal to bless but are thinking about adopting a new pet, join us for the service and check out what our friends at Amanda have to offer! The blessing will be followed by the CAST Pet Wash. Join us for a weekend of celebration for our retiring rector Carol Anderson. Mark your calendars now for the following dates: Friday Night, January 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Services, January 10 at 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Farewell Luncheon, January 10 following the 11:15 a.m. service. Farewell to Carol Anderson LIFE TRANSITIONS Adult Baptisms One of the great traditions of All Saints’ is the opportunity for adults and teens to be baptized during the Easter Vigil. Preparation for this process is overseen by The Rev. Gabri Ferrer. For more information please contact Glynis Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org Weddings Weddings, and working with couples preparing for marriage, are happy occasions at All Saints’. Our aim is to lend support, encouragement and affirmation during the preparatory period and at the time of the marriage. For more information please contact Pam Morrow at email@example.com Funerals All Saints’ clergy and staff provide liturgical, personal and practical guidance to those who have experienced the death of a loved one. We help with all of the church arrangements and help address any pastoral concerns. For more information please contact Glynis Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org To Become Disciples Who Make Disciples Through Christ Information Central www.allsaintsbh.org This is your best source for all that is happening at All Saints’. It is updated daily. Weekly All Saints’ Life Bulletin This is the insert in your weekly worship leaflet. All Saints’ Life The newsletter of All Saints’ published nine or ten times a year and distributed to the entire parish. Welcome Table On the patio each Sunday, this is the place for directions, information and a person to warmly welcome you. Parish-wide Events E-Mail To subscribe, simply send an email to email@example.com Where an extension is listed, simply call (310) 275-0123 and dial the extension: Baptism Glynis Horton Letter of Transfer Debbie Winchell Membership Information The Rev. Maryetta Anschutz Membership x103 x101 x110 Altar Guild Ivah Prentiss (310) 454-6910 Lay Eucharistic Ministers Jeffrey Weaver x129 Lectors & Intercessors Jeffrey Weaver x129 Home Communion Gretchen Karl (310) 397-7982 Music Ministries Dr. Craig Phillips x112 Prayer List Glynis Horton x103 Ushers Clarke Morrow (310) 559-3376 Pastoral Care Glynis Horton Weddings Pam Morrow Worship Ministries Mercy & Justice Ministries Debbie Gauer x115 Recording Ministries Mark Horton (310) 409-5300 Parish Store Theresa Amy (818) 571-4456 Martha Ministry Anna German (310) 854-1876 All Saints’ Association Andy Carmichael (310) 278-6305 Small Group Ministry The Rev. 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