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June 3, 2016
End of Year BBQ & Potluck
This Sunday, June 5th After 10AM Service
Dress casually for church!
This Sunday, June 5th after the 10:00 a.m. service we will celebrate the beginning of summer with a BBQ, potluck, games, and fellowship. All Saints will provide the hamburgers and hotdogs, with parishioners bringing sides and desserts. 

Not only is the end of the year BBQ this Sunday, but so is our next inter-generational service! During the 10:00 a.m. service the graduating Bear class from the preschool will be recognized and we will bless them on their journey to kindergarten. All are invited to this festive service led by the Eventide band. If you would like to attend the Bear graduation ceremony, it will be on June 7th at 11:00 a.m. in the church.
Attention Sunday School Teachers!
Sunday School Teachers will meet on Sunday, June 12 with Rev. Aimee and Rev. Vicki immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service in the Parish House living room. We will be discussing upcoming changes and plans for our Sunday School Curriculum and upcoming Teacher Training. Please plan to attend this meeting as we move forward with our very important ministry to the children of All Saints. Please feel free to bring your coffee and snacks to our discussion. We look forward to seeing you and are so grateful for your ongoing wonderful ministry! Please contact Rev. Vicki at 969-4771 with questions.
Matching Gift Fund Inspires Support; Gifts of All Sizes Needed, Appreciated
The How Firm Our Foundation campaign continues to generate wonderful success. So far 124 gifts totaling $8.7 million have been received. We are deeply grateful for everyone's support. To view the Honor Roll of Donors, which is the list of all who have given thus far, please head to the campaign website: www.asbts.org/how-firm-our-foundation.

The matching gift challenge announce last month has already inspired 41 new gifts. Every dollar committed by July 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a maximum of $500,000. Another $240,000 is needed to fulfill the match. Remember, all gifts paid over 1 to 5 years qualify for the match!

If you've been thinking about your gift we encourage you to finalize your commitment soon. We hope to reach the $10 million mark later this summer so we can authorize work on the sanctuary construction drawings.

To learn more or if you are ready to make a gift, please call the Church Office or visit the information table on the patio. Our goal is to achieve 100 percent participation in the campaign.
Author Reading at All Saints
June 22 at 7:15pm


All Saints' member Kathie Deviny will read from her new mystery titled "Death in the Old Rectory" on Wednesday, June 22nd at 7:15 p.m. in the Parish House after Eventide and dinner. Her cozy-style mystery, set in Seattle, is the second in her "Grace Church Mystery" series. Mystery author Mary Daheim describes it with the words, lovable characters, atmospheric charm, and sins from the past make this a must for 'brick and murder' readers. it is among the ten bestselling titles at the Episcopal Bookstore.
For many years Father Robert has called the old rectory in Seattle's Grace Church home. No longer. An enterprising volunteer has a plan to convert it to a thrift store and offices for the church's food bank. Very reluctantly, the single Episcopal priest moves to a church-owned condo., realizing that if all goes well, he will soon be married to the love of his life, who happens to be the Bishop's secretary. Then disaster strikes. One of the thrift shop volunteers, a charismatic man named Nick, is murdered execution-style. Did his past catch up with him, or was he simply in the wrong place at the wrong time? Other incidents follow: an explosion, vandalism, and an attempt on Father Robert's life. The efforts of the police are bolstered by the colorful staff and members of the church. But will it be enough to prevent Grace Church from becoming history?
Special "Find": Time Capsule from 1900 Discovered!
That "boulder" seemed to make a funny sound when the jackhammer hit it while removing the old foundation under the Bell Tower. Sure enough: it wasn't a boulder but a lead box set into place by All Saints parishioners and the Rev. Moore back in 1900 when the cornerstone was laid. What a find! The jackhammer didn't do as much damage as water seepage and the passage of 116 years, abut the box has held its secrets. On Sunday, June 12 the content of the box will be on display after the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services. Come see what's inside!
Parish Family Game Night
Friday, June 10th 6pm-9pm
All are invited to our first Pizza & Game night, so bring your favorite board game and grab a slice of pizza! All Saints will provide the pizza and attendees should plan on bringing their own beverage. Please sign up at the Information Table so that we know how much pizza to order. Let the games begin!
Books Needed
The Book Cart Ministry is calling for your books! We welcome book donations on an ongoing basis and
we currently would like to add new reads. We rotate out books every several months to make room for the new. Gently used books may be dropped off during the week in the office or on Sundays at the Book Cart located on the patio.Please check your bookshelves at home for titles you have enjoyed and might like to share with others. Money raised through the Book Cart Ministry helps other ministries on campus. For questions, please contact Rev. Vicki through the office (969-4771) or email (vicki@asbts.org)
Transition House Dinner - Sunday, June 12
Sunday, June 12th is All Saints' night to prepare and serve dinner at Transition House. Many homeless families rely on us for a hot meal. Food donations are needed. Please contact David Boyd at dboydinc@aol.com or find him at the Information Table on the patio after church this Sunday. 
Ann Jackson Memorial

A memorial service for Ann Jackson is planned 
for Sunday, June 12th at 2:00 p.m. at All Saints.
Summer Music at All Saints
Summer worship at All Saints is always a fun and exciting experience. Each year at our 10am summer services we present a broad variety of musical styles and players. This year we're planning a Summer of Sharing Our Gifts. We need your help. 

All that we are and all that we have are gifts from God. This summer, you are invited to share your musical gifts in worship at All Saints in response to God's generosity to you. 

I'd like to ask everyone, of all ages, who play instruments, sing and have musical gifts of any kind, to participate in the music of our 10am Sunday worship services. If you are a pianist, a violinist, a guitarist, a singer - or even play the saw - will you tell me? I'm putting together not only soloists, but ensembles and a summer choir as well. Whatever level you feel comfortable as a musician, whether it's a solo or playing in a group, I need your help! This is a great opportunity for you to share your gifts in a wonderful, safe and meaningful way!

God's Peace,
Steve O'Connor (steve@asbts.org or 969-4771)

P.S. Give me a call, email or grab me between services and let's talk more about how we can make All Saints' SUMMER of SHARING OUR GIFTS the best that it can be! I can't wait to make music together!! 
All Saints Food Wagon Ministry
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.
Bell Tower Construction - ENTRANCE REMINDER
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. If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please call the church office (805) 969-4771

PFLAG Faith Panel: faith Communities and the Journey to Embrace the LGBTQ People

PFLAG Santa Barbara meets the second Monday of every month at 7pm at the First United Methodist Church. We are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization and not affiliated with any religious or political institutions. 

PFLAG Santa Barbara Chapter
Next Meeting: Monday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Special Panel: Faith Communities and the Journey to Embrace the LGBTQ people

Meeting Location: First United Methodist Church, 305 E Anapamu. Enter parking off of Garden Street behind church

Our special panel this evening will include speakers from three faith communities in different stages of acceptance and support for LGBTQ people. Faith communities have been the source of a great deal of pain and harm, but they are also a source of healing, reconciliation and advocacy. What does it take to move from one to the other and how can we support those communities open to change as well as those already inclusive, toward greater awareness and advocacy? There will be time for sharing and support.

Contact: Georgia Noble, 805-560-8621
Web: pflagsantabarbara.org
Email: pflagsantabarbara@gmail.com
  Photo of the Week

A time capsule from 1900 was discovered last week! The contents will be on display Sunday, June 12th after each service. You don't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
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

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.

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.

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...
  • June 5 - Inter-generational service with Bear blessing at 10am
  • June 5 - End of Year BBQ/Potluck after 10am service 
  • June 7 - Bear Graduation Ceremony at 11am in church
  • June 10 - Parish Family Game Night at 6pm
  • June 12 - Time Capsule On Display After Services!
  • June 12 - Sunday School Teachers Meeting in Parish House 
  • June 12 - Ann Jackson memorial at 2pm
  • June 12 - Transition House Dinner at 5pm
  • June 22 - Author reading at 7:15pm
  • July 11 - Book Club at 6:30pm
  • July 31 - Capital Campaign Matching Gift Deadline

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