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July 22, 2016
Summer Sunday School Continues This Sunday
Beach Nature Walk
Parishioners Michael Swift and Heather Hawley are leading Sunday School this Sunday, July 24th at 9:50am. We'll meet at on the patio and head to the beach!
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.

Parish Guided Hike - Rattlesnake Canyon
Saturday, August 6
Parishioner Karen Telleen-Lawton will lead a parish hike of Rattlesnake Canyon on 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.
'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 info@cdlmonks.org, or Mt. Calvary Monastery at 805-682-4117 or mtcalvary1@aol.com. 
Carpinteria Food Distribution Wednesday, July 27
Volunteers Needed
Approximately 34 families are expected at the Carpinteria Children's Project at Main on Wednesday, July 27th at 1:00pm to receive free fresh fruits and vegetables. Christ calls us to serve those in need, and this is both a rewarding and enjoyable service. Meet at 5201 8th Street, in Carpinteria at 1:00 p.m. Contact David Boyd at dboydinc@aol.com for more information or to sign up.
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 vicki@asbts.org. 
C. Seybert Kinsell, M.D. Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award from Alpha
September 25, 2016

The public is invited to honor and celebrate Dr. Kinsell. Admission is $50 for the cocktail and appetizer reception. Reservations can be made by calling Alpha at 805-683-2145 or emailing Maria Nielson at mnielson@alphasb.org 
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 Star and the Title Song, Singin' in the Rain.

Bell Tower Construction Continues on Schedule
 

Critical work continues on the Bell Tower. This past week the crew focused on forming some of the columns and footings and setting the rebar. A concrete pour is scheduled for early July. Here's a sneak peek behind the construction fence for the last week of June. 

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Remember:

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. 

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please call the church office (805) 969-4771
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 3, 6:30pm
August 31, 6:30pm


Summer Sunday School
Each Sunday morning will be filled with fun and fascinating stuff so don't miss a single Sunday.
July 24, & 31
9:50am

Inter-Generational Service
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
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.
See Sense & Sensibility This Summer 
at the Solvang Festival Theater
All Saints has planned a theater evening for Saturday, August 13 to see the Pacific Conservatory Theater's performance of Sense and Sensibility at the Solvang Festival Theater. Click here for more details.
All Saints Food Wagon Ministry
Donations Needed!
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
crackers
corn & mixed vegetables (canned)
jelly/jam & peanut butter
rice
soup
tuna & chicken (canned)

Please, no beans of any kind at this time.

Financial "Snapshot" - 2nd Quarter 2016

This "Snapshot" of our 2nd quarter finances shows once again, that our expenses are carefully monitored and have been kept under budget throughout the year. Our revenue still falls short of the target. The Focus section of this chart shows how our pledge receipts are the dominant component of our revenue. In the spirit of full transparency, please note that even once we receive all pledged revenue, we are still operating at a deficit of $114,707. we ask you to please be mindful of your pledge by making regular, scheduled payments as you are able. If you are not a current pledger and would like to support All Saints, you can find a pledge card in the pews, at the info table, or by calling the church office at 969-4771.


Budget Actual Under/Over
REVENUE $529,336 $493,154
-$36,182
EXPENSES $652,715 631,581 -$21,134

Focus on Pledge Payments
Current Year
$400,000
$373,609
-$26,391
Prior Year- Unreceived
$10,000
$4,202
-$5,798
All Other Revenue
$119,336
$115,343
-$3,993

  Photo of the Week

Aimee just can't believe it - Elvis was in the house at the All Saints Sock Hop last week. Click here for more photos.
Pete & Becky Adams Offer Testimony of Support
Last month, Pete and Becky Adams spoke during the 8 a.m. service about their views of the "How Firm Our Foundation" capital campaign and their support. Click here to read their testimony. Below are just a few of their thoughts. We thank them for the continued support and involvement, including Pete's service on the Project Facilities Committee.
 
Becky and I believe in this project very much!  Not only is the necessity for structural rebuilding obvious, but, to us, the opportunity to make improvements is compelling also.  Moving the Altar Rail to floor level for greater accessibility makes sense; increasing our capacity for Christmas and Easter, weddings and funerals and special classes by using the now underused vesting room makes sense; finally, adding a Memorial Chapel and Columbarium makes sense, and adding ADA-compliant restrooms and more space for the Altar and Flower guilds makes sense.  There are no frivolous "dreams" here; these are all improvements which will enhance the usefulness of our Church, without substantially changing its appearance or the sacredness and beauty of its space.

Our hope is that every one of us recognizes that the time has come for us to step up and secure our Church home into the future.  WE are the ones to make this happen.  We have been given the opportunity to ensure that All Saints will survive and thrive for the next 116 years (at least!).  My dream is that we will get  100% participation  for this project!  Why not?  The amount you can give is not as important as the fact  that you have given .  It will show us and others that everyone is on board and dedicated to saving our beautiful spiritual home.  
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 dboydinc@aol.com 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, vicki@asbts.org  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, kfjewesson@cox.net 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...
  • July 24 - Summer Sunday School
  • August 3 - Picnic on the Patio at 6:30pm
  • August 7 - Fiesta Inter-generational service at 10am
  • August 10 - Singing in the Rain sing-a-long at 7:15pm
  • August 13 - Trip to Solvang Festival Theater
  • August 31 - Picnic on the Patio at 6:30pm

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