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July 15, 2016
Summer Sunday School Continues This Sunday
Art with Ken & Francie Jewesson!
Parishioners and artists Ken & Francie Jewesson are leading Sunday School this Sunday, July 17th at 9:50am for art in the Parish House.
Come Get Your Thrill Tomorrow!
All Saints 1950's Sock Hop & Potluck
6:00pm in the Parish Hall
Come at 6:00 p.m. on July 15 wearing your best 50's attire for a Pot Luck, Sock Hop, and root beer floats in the Parish Hall. We'll be hosted by a professional DJ and we'll "rock around the clock"! You'll definitely want to bring the entire family to this one!
3rd Annual Cleanup Day
Spruces Up All Saints Campus
Thank you to everyone who made Campus Cleanup a lot of fun and big success. We moved and spread 9.5 tons of sand, repainted or touched up three different play structures and a bench, cleaned and improved safety in the school corridor and Parish House windows, and enjoyed ourselves. 



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.
Fiddler On The Roof - Sing-Along
July 20 at 7:15pm
Come singalong to Tevye and his daughters with a showing of The Fiddler on the Roof in the Parish Hall. Remember Match Maker, Match Maker; Miracle of Miracles, To Life (L'Chayim), Do You Love Me, Sunrise, Sunset, and If I Were a Rich Man? They'll all be there for us to sing.
Soups Needed for Eventide
As we continue with our Eventide soup dinners, soups are still needed to feed those who attend the weekly Eventide service on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Soup containers are available for those who wish to make soup.
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. 
The Countdown Is On: 
Matching Fund Within Reach!
In April five parish families added to their already generous gifts to establish a matching gift challenge. All new gifts, which may be paid over 1 to 5 years, will be matched up to $500,000! 

More than 90 parishioners have responded to the match, providing our campaign with a critical boost in fundraising. While we are very close to reaching the match, more gifts are needed before the July 31 deadline.
 
The challenge ends this month . Please join others in the parish to double the impact of your gift and help fulfill the match -- but time is of the essence! Click here to download a statement of intent form, or contact Kathleen or Alyson in the Church Office to make your gift.

The campaign now totals over $9.3 million from 173 gifts. Once the match is fulfilled we will turn our sights to raising the remaining $800,000 required to fund the project's estimated $10.1 million construction costs. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and needed.
 
We are inspired by the continued progress of the campaign, and greatly appreciate the generous and dedicated support expressed by so many parishioners. "It is only together that we will ensure that our beloved Sanctuary stands strong to nurture Christians for generations to come," said Rev.  Aimée.

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.
Peg Hart Memorial
Peg Hart's memorial service will be held
at All Saints on Monday, July 18th at 2:00pm.
Still An Opportunity to Share Your Talents!
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. Click here to read more.
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.
Fiddler on the Roof - July 20, 7:15pm
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

Sock Hop Dinner Dance
Revisit the 1950s with your favorite potluck meal and a sock hop in your rolled up jeans and poddle skirt!
Friday, July 15, 6:00pm

Summer Sunday School
Each Sunday morning will be filled with fun and fascinating stuff so don't miss a single Sunday.
July 17, 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!
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, including a festive coffee hour following the 10 a.m. service. Please bring your favorite Fiesta dish to share.
Thank You From Our Friends at the Network for Africa
Toddlers who attend the Network for Africa kindergarten in Rwanda send a warm greeting! Last year All Saints Outreach Committee donated funds allowing them to purchase a tent to create a classroom for these children. Click here to see their thank you message.

Most recently, All Saints Outreach Committee has donated funds to the Network for Africa to support their life-saving project to assist those living with HIV-AIDS in northern Uganda. 
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

Parishioners were hard at work this past weekend, sprucing up campus. We moved and spread 9 1/2 TONS of sand! WOO!
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 15 - Sock Hop Dinner & Dance at 6pm
  • July 17 - Summer Sunday School
  • July 18 - Peg Hart Memorial at 2pm
  • July 20 - Fiddler on the Roof sing-a-long at 7:15pm
  • July 21 - Outreach Committee Meeting
  • July 24 - Summer Sunday School
  • July 31 - Capital Campaign Matching Gift Deadline
  • 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

Meme of the Week

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

(Inspiration for the new Pokemon Go game? hmmm...)
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