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August 19, 2016
Jim Dow's Paintings on View This Sunday 
This Sunday Jim's paintings will be on display on the patio after the 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. services. Jim and Pat Dow have been members of the parish since 1957 and have supported many All Saints initiatives. Jim even s erved as a key leader of our last capital campaign when he attended weekly meetings to oversee the work of the architect and contractor. And he's stepping up again as an accomplished artist and supporter of our current $11.6 million campaign: he's donating several water colors, the proceeds of which will go toward the Sanctuary Preservation & Readiness Project.  
"I want to help provide funds for this necessary renovation project," Jim said. "Anyone who buys one of my paintings can write a check to the church with the proceeds going to the capital campaign." The paintings range in cost from $300 to $600, and included is a brand new painting of the Sanctuary with its "original" Bell Tower.  
Picnic on the Patio - Wednesday, August 31st
Last Picnic on the Patio of the Summer - Don't Miss It!
Enjoy food and fellowship on the patio after Eventide.
Bring a dish to share as well as a beverage of your
choice-wine, beer, or sodas.
August 31, 6:30pm

Youth Group!
Youth Group is starting at All Saints!
More details to come...but you can get excited now.
Join The All Saints Book Group
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. 
News from Santa Barbara Foodbank
Food Bank of Santa Barbara County
Dear All Saints:
My name is Leslie Velez and I recently joined the Foodbank and I would like to share some updates about the Foodbank Children's Health Initiative following the generous May 2016 grant awarded by All Saints-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church.

On June 13, 2016, the Foodbank launched Picnic in the Park, a CHI outreach program that offers free, healthy lunches to children in high-need areas of Santa Barbara County at 16 public sites. The Foodbank recognizes that, while summer should be a time of enjoyment, it can be a time of hunger for thousands of children who do not receive the meal assistance (free and reduced-price lunch) that they receive during the school year. In fact, as many as 84% of children in our county who receive free or reduced-priced lunches during the school year don't receive any meal assistance during the summer. That's over 34,000 kids.

At each Picnic in the Park site in Santa Maria, Goleta, Isla Vista, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria, children up to 18 years old can count on a free lunch and fun enrichment activities Monday through Friday for 10 weeks during the summer months. Foodbank volunteers from each community commit to running local sites for the length of the program. In the roughly two months since the program began, Foodbank volunteers have distributed over 32,000 meals. North County sites continue through August 5, and South County sites serve lunch until August 19.

Many thanks for the
support of All Saints-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church. It has made a tremendous difference in the lives of thousands of children.
Summer Outreach Opportunities for Youth
All Saints youth are invited to feel good while earning community service credits and doing Jesus' work by helping at any of the following All Saints local area outreach activities:
1. Serve lunch to residents at PATH Homeless Center, 816 Cacique St., SB on Tuesdays, August 23 and/or 30 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
2. Give away fresh fruit and vegetables to needy families at 5201 8th St., Carp on Wednesday, August 24 from 1:00 to 2:15 pm.
3. Ride with and help a driver who will transport dinners to low-income and disabled residents of the Victoria Hotel, 24 E. Victoria St., SB on Thursday, August 25 from 5:00 to 6:15 pm.
4. Serve dinner to homeless people at St. Mike's Chapel, corner of Camino Pescadero and El Greco Rd., Isla Vista on Monday, August 29 from 4:45 to 6:00 pm.
All ages who can do these tasks are welcome, and no preparations or experience is necessary. You will work alongside friendly All Saints parishioners. Just show up with a smile and the desire to help some folks who need it. Please contact David Boyd,969-2710,, for more info.

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.
Check Out Bell Tower Construction Photo Album
You can keep up with the Bell Tower construction from home! 

Photos are updated weekly. Check out the latest behind-the-scenes (or behind-the-fence) photos of all the work being done to remove and rebuild the Bell Tower. It's truly amazing! 

Education for Ministry (EFM) to Begin Again
in September  
The seminar group is the nucleus of the EFM program. A group of six to twelve participants and a trained mentor meet weekly over the course of a nine-month academic year. Through study, prayer, and reflection, EFM groups move toward a new understanding of the fullness of God's kingdom. Participants are given weekly assignments to study with the help of resource guides. Through discussion and guided reflection, the seminars furnish an opportunity to deepen understanding of the reading materials. By examining their own beliefs and their relationship to our culture and the tradition of our Christian faith, participants can learn what it means to be effective ministers in the world and in coming to terms with the notion that everything we do has potential for manifesting the love of Christ, we discover that our ministry is at hand wherever we turn. An Information Meeting is being planned for September and this date will be publicized soon.

'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 
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.
Sunday School 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!
Summer Music - Vocabella Visits This Sunday

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. 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
Save the Date: Sunday, September 11th
Homecoming Sunday!
Com celebrate as we commission our parish school and Sunday school teachers and bless our children from both the parish school and the church as they begin a new year! 
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)
  Photo of the Week

#FlashBackFriday to this awesome parish hike selfie from Rattlesnake Canyon!
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.
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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.
Wednesday, August 24th at 1 p.m. at 5201 8th Street, 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 31 - Picnic on the Patio at 6:30pm
  • September 11 - Homecoming Sunday & Inter-Generational Service
  • September 18 - Sunday School Year Begins
  • September 18 - Parent Orientation for Sunday School after 10am service

Meme of the Week

Because we all deserve a chuckle now and then... 

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