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August 5, 2016
Fiesta & Inter-Generational Sunday!
August 7 at 10 a.m.
In the spirit of Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, we will have a Fiesta inspired inter-generational service on Sunday, August 7 at 10:00 a.m, including a festive coffee hour following the service. Spanish guitarist Anthony Ybarra will be the guest musician and our children & youth will assist with the readings, Eucharist, and music.  Please bring your favorite Fiesta dish to share during the Fiesta coffee hour after the service.
Godly Play Comes to All Saints!
We are very excited to announce that the Godly Play curriculum is coming to All Saints this fall! This curriculum will be introduced to our Sunday School, grades Pre-K through 5th, when we begin our new Sunday School year on September 18! Godly Play is a unique way of doing Christian Formation. Developed by Jerome Berryman, an Episcopal Priest, Godly Play uses religious language, parable, sacred story, liturgical action, and wondering to help children discover the deep resources of our faith.Out Sunday School teachers and volunteers will be busy throughout August and September with Godly Play training and converting our rooms into Godly Play space. For parents, grandparents, and others interested in learning more about the curriculum and the Godly Play approach, you are welcome to visit one of our two training sessions: August 19 from 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. followed by August 20 and 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or September 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. followed by September 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our training sessions will be conducted on our campus by the Rev. Carren Sheldon from Holy Trinity in Santa Barbara. If you wish to attend, please contact Rev. Vicki at the church.
Join Us Tomorrow! 
Parish Guided Hike - Rattlesnake Canyon
Parishioner Karen Telleen-Lawton will lead a parish hike of Rattlesnake Canyon tomorrow Saturday, August 6th. Family and friends are welcome!
Here are the details:
  • We'll meet at 9:00am at the Rattlesnake Canyon Trailhead
  • Park on Las Canoas Road, on the street or in Scofield Park
  • What to wear: Hiking shoes, hat, & sunscreen
  • What to bring: Plenty of water and a snack
We'll do some quiet contemplative walking and some interpretive hiking on this 2 hour hike.
Prayer Resources
Recently, our lectionary assigned gospel readings have invited us to focus our energies on
praying to God. Amid the noisy and often troubling news of our world, we who follow Christ are
invited to quiet ourselves and spend time in prayer and the presence of the Divine.

There are times when we need to stop: sit and meditate; read scripture; pray; take a silent,  contemplative walk. These provide an opportunity to switch our minds and our lives away from day-
to-day work. God has difficulty entering a mind that is caught up in the business of the day. Taking  a break opens us up to the presence of God and a chance for learning and growth.

'Into Silence' Contemplative Retreat Planned for September in Santa Barbara
The Community of Divine Love, an Episcopal monastery in the Diocese of Los Angeles, will offer "Intro Silence," a guided contemplative retreat, September 8-11 at Mt. Calvary Monastery in Santa Barbara. It will be led by Brother Dennis Gibbs and Sister Greta Ronningen of CDL, both of whom are chaplains to the incarcerated of the Los Angeles County Jail system, as well as writers, retreat leaders and spiritual directors. Cost for the retreat is $400 per person for four days and three nights, including accommodations and meals. Space is limited to 15 participants. 

For more information, or to register, contact CDL at 626-703-4474 or, or Mt. Calvary Monastery at 805-682-4117 or 
Do We Have Your Current Contact Info?
Do We Have Your Recent Photo?
We're updating the All Saints Parish Directory! If you weren't able to get your photo taken a couple of months ago when we had a photographer on campus, don't fret!  Email a photo of yourself (head shot preferably) to Kathleen at 

Have you moved? Have a new phone number? Send your new contact details to Kathleen at

Don't miss the opportunity to be included in the All Directory (or to have your correct information/current photo included) - email Kathleen by August 14th. 
Book Group News
Our next All Saints Book Group meets Monday, September 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish House. We will be discussing Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. "A respected mystery writer turns his attention to the biggest mystery of all: God. An award-winning author for his long-running Cork O'Connor series, Krueger aims higher and hits harder with a standalone novel that shares much with his other work...'the awful grace of God,' as it manifests itself within the novel, would try the faith of the most devout believer. Yet, ultimately, the world of this novel is one of redemptive grace and mercy, as well as unidentified corpses and unexplainable tragedy. A novel that transforms narrator and reader alike." (Kirkus Reviews) 

Join us for potluck dinner, fellowship and lively discussion. Bring a dish and beverage to share (wine or soda). All are welcome! Please contact Rev. Vicki at for more information. 
Did You Hear? We Met Our Match!
It's official: we are $1 million closer to making sure our Sanctuary stands strong for generations to come! The $500,000 matching fund established in April by five parishioners has generated an additional $500,000 for the "How Firm Our Foundation" capital campaign. The dollar-for-dollar match inspired 101 gifts to the project, including many second gifts.

"With each of us generously giving what we are able, we have reached this new milestone," said Rev. Aimée.  "I am so inspired by what we have been able to accomplish together, and I give thanks to God for each of you."
The Book Cart Ministry Needs Your Used Books!
The Book Cart Ministry is calling for your books! We welcome donations on an ongoing basis and are currently seeking new titles. We rotate out books every several months to make room for new titles. Gently used books may be dropped of during the week at the Church Office or on Sunday at the Book Cart location on the patio. Please check what you have read at home and might share with others. Money raised through the Book Cart Ministry helps support other ministries on campus. For questions, please contact Rev. Vicki at 
Help All Saints Food Wagon Ministry
By Adding Just Few Items To Your
Grocery Cart This Week
Donations Still Needed!
We collect food for the hungry each Sunday. Food & items that you bring for the hungry will be gathered each Sunday at the entrance in our green food wagon and brought forward to the altar with our offerings and oblations to God. The food will be donated to Cafe Picasso Food Pantry at St. Michael's University Church (aka St. Mike's) in Isla Vista to serve UCSB and SBCC students struggling with issues of food insecurity. 

Items needed:
Tide laundry pods
toothpaste & toothbrushes
feminine hygiene products (pads, tampons)
almonds & peanuts
dried fruit
corn & mixed vegetables (canned)
jelly/jam & peanut butter
tuna & chicken (canned)

Please, no beans of any kind at this time.
Parent Orientation

There will be a parent orientation for Sunday School this year immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service on September 18 with child care provided. We will be sharing updates with you as we prepare to launch Godly Play and Youth Group. We hope you can join us in prayerful support of our exciting Sunday School efforts!
Singin' In The Rain Sing Along
August 10th

August 10 at 7:15 p.m. 
we'll sing along with Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and 
Debbie Reynolds. We'll raise our voices to
Fit as a Fiddle, Make 'Em Laugh, Moses Supposes, Good Morning, 
You Are My Lucky Sta r and the Title Song,
Singin' in the Rain.

Upcoming Feeding Ministries:
Carpinteria Food Distribution - August 10
Transition House Dinner - August 14
There are two opportunities to serve our feeding ministries this month. August 10, help distribute fresh fruits and vegetables at the Carpinteria Children's Project on Main to hungry local families. August 14, help feed families living at Transition House - during All Saints' monthly BBQ dinner (food donations are needed). Contact David Boyd to learn more about these ministries - or find him on the patio at the Information Table after service this Sunday.
Summer Music - Upcoming Events

Our summer at All Saints has been filled with the music of a wide variety of musicians. We've been especially blessed to have a number of our own members playing and singing at the 10:00 a.m. service.

Our summer series continues through early September. This coming Sunday August 7, we'll salute Fiesta with guest classical guitarist Anthony Ybarra. August 14, we'll be privileged to welcome our own Robert Brown and Patrick Hackney, playing guitar and mandolin. August 21, our own Valerie Hasley and her vocal ensemble, Vocabella, will be with us. August 28, we'll welcome the Santa Barbara EFM singers and on September 4, our own Eventide Band will lead the music of the 10 a.m. service.

You will not want to miss these upcoming Sundays!
Bell Tower Construction Continues on Schedule
With Special Note

A crane places one of two twin steel cages that will be faced with stone. It was learned during demolition that the spires on our old Bell Tower likely were built following the infamous 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake. That won't be an issue in the future.



During the construction we will need to enter and exit the church using the door on the front right hand side of the church (closest to the Parish House) and the Vesting Room door.  

You'll also notice some stained glass windows have been boarded up to preserve them in place during construction. 

*Special Note:  In preparation for our permit filings, Bob Easton and our structural engineer began preliminary investigations beyond the entrance area. Patching these areas may continue beyond this Sunday. 

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please call the church office (805) 969-4771
Theology on Tap - August 11th
Join us for great discussion, fellowship and happy hour!
August 11th 6:00-9:00 p.m. 
Live Oak Cafe
2222 Bath Street, Santa Barbara
All are welcome!
Love. Period. Interfaith Pride Celebration Service 
at Sunken Gardens 
Sunday, August 28
Our congregation is one of 22 faith communities and organizations sponsoring  this celebration that promises to be healing, inspiring, and uplifting. Please join  us.

As part of Santa Barbara's Pacific Pride Festival, the second annual Interfaith Pride  Celebration will take place on Sunday, August 28. The celebration will feature members  of faith groups who stand up for the dignity of all people, and on this day particularly for  the LGBTQ community.

Speakers from various faiths will describe how their traditions promote love and justice  for all. An interfaith choir will bring our voices together in song. Afterward, there will be  lite refreshments and an opportunity for people to mingle with representatives from open  and welcoming congregations in our community. 

Presented by PFLAG Santa Barbara
Contact: Email: or (your congregation's contact)
Summer at All Saints - Mark Your Calendars!
Movie Sing Along Series
Come join us as we sing along to some of the best movie musicals ever made.
Singing in the Rain - August 10, 7:15pm

Picnics on the Patio
Enjoy food and fellowship on the lawn after Eventide.
August 31, 6:30pm

Inter-Generational Service & Fiesta
Our inter-generational services continue through the summer.
Sunday, August 7, 10:00am

Homecoming Sunday & Inter-generational Service
September 11, 10:00am

Parish Hike - Rattlesnake Canyon
August 6
  Photo of the Week

Did you hear the good news? Youth Group is starting at All Saints!
Stay tuned for more details, but in the meantime...spread the word!
Mary Jo Yaeger and Terry Dodge 
Commit to the Capital Campaign
Mary Jo and Terry started attending All Saints in 2012, a few years after their marriage and a few more years after retirement: both from the U.S. Postal Service. She was raised Roman Catholic and he a Baptist.  Mary Jo was the longtime postmaster in Summerland and Terry currently works part time at Montecito's Read 'n Post.  After participating in Rev. Vicki's confirmation class, Mary Jo was received and Terry was confirmed into The Episcopal Church.
Terry and Mary Jo appreciate their connection to the All Saints community.  As with so many parishioners, they participate in different ways.  Mary Jo is a regular at Bible and Babble and Tuesday morning Eucharist, and serves on the Outreach Committee. Terry recently volunteered as an election worker at St. Michael's in Isla Vista.
Discussing their contribution to
the capital campaign, Mary Jo noted, "We're both on fixed incomes and do not have extra sources to draw from for our donations." Terry said further, "Because we want to contribute we decided to dedicate what we would normally spend on our vacation as a gift to the capital campaign."  
When the couple learned about the matching gift fund they decided to extend their pledge from two to five years.  "We're very pleased to have this opportunity to contribute even more, and thank the parishioners who made this matching fund possible," they said in unison!
Co-chair Ed Birch responded to this extraordinary gesture, "We are touched and humbled by the generosity of Mary Jo and Terry. Gifts of all sizes will not only help us achieve the goal, but by the spirit of giving and coming together as a family that means so much. On behalf of my co-chairs Bitsy and Sheri, please accept our sincere appreciation."

Feeding Ministries
As Christians we are called to care for our brothers & sisters in need. There are a variety of feeding ministry opportunities to live out this calling. Contact David Boyd at for more information about any of these meaningful ministries.

Transition House: Every 2nd Sunday of the month at 5 p.m.; prepare & serve a simple meal to emergency shelter residents. Volunteers & food donations needed.

Carpinteria Food Distribution: Volunteers needed to organize and give free fruit and veggies to some of our less-fortunate brothers and sisters in Carpinteria. 

Community Kitchen: Every 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.; serve a simple lunch at Casa Esperanza Homeless Shelter.

Victoria Hotel: Every Tuesday & Thursday evenings; drive Victoria Hotel manager to Community Kitchen to pick up hot meals to veteran, disabled, and low-income residents.
Christian Formation
Christian Formation is open to everyone at every stage of the faith journey!

Centering Prayer & Healing Presence:
Every Sunday Fall through Spring, alternating Sundays, at 9:15 a.m. in the church office conference room. Contact Pat McClure for more information, 969-1426 On Summer Hiatus

Bible & Babble:
Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact The Rev. Vicki for more information,  On Summer Hiatus 

Sunday School, Sept-May:
Meets during the 10 a.m. service in the Parish House. Children pre-K to 8th grades.

Education for Ministry (EfM):
Theological education at a distance. Local seminar group meets weekly Sept to June at Trinity Library. Contact Robert Brown for more information, 895-3620.  On Summer Hiatus

Centering Prayer:
Every Wed at 5 p.m. and Thurs at 10:30 a.m. in Parish House youth room. For Wednesday group contact Jaque Reed 969-4409, for Thursday Group contact Jane Murray 684-4405. On Summer Hiatus

Men's Bible Study:
Every Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. in Parish House youth room. Contact Ken Jewesson for more information, or 687-1683 On Summer Hiatus
Online Giving
All Saints-by-the-Sea now offers online giving.

Convenient. Easy. Secure.

Give out of God's love and gifts in your life that others may feel Christ's love and grace. 

Looking Ahead...
  • August 5 - Fiesta! Church Office Closed
  • August 6 - Rattlesnake Canyon Parish Hike
  • August 7 - Fiesta Inter-generational service at 10am
  • August 10 - Carpinteria Food Distribution
  • August 10 - Singing in the Rain sing-a-long at 7:15pm
  • August 11 - Theology on Tap
  • August 13 - Trip to Solvang Festival Theater
  • August 14 - All Saints Night at Transition House
  • August 31 - Picnic on the Patio at 6:30pm
  • September 11 - Homecoming Sunday & Inter-Generational Service

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