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August 12, 2016
Network for Africa to Visit All Saints:
Outreach Impact on Rwandan Women & Children
Sunday, August 14 After 10 a.m. Service
You may not know about the toddlers at Network for Africa's project in Rwanda, but they certainly  know about you. For several years All Saints Outreach Committee has been supporting a  kindergarten for the children of survivors of the Rwandan genocide. While we educate and train the  children's mothers, the toddlers are taught their numbers and letters, and given two nutritious  meals a day - two meals more than they would otherwise have. As a result, when the children start  elementary school they are stronger and healthier than their peers, and way ahead in reading and  numeracy. Meanwhile, within twelve months, we quadruple their mothers' income, helping them  break the cycle of poverty. The children and their mothers want me to share their stories of hope  and to thank you.

Please come and hear about the simple ways All Saints has been empowering  women and children in Rwanda, after the 10am service on Sunday August 14th

Rebecca Tinsley, Network for Africa, and part-time ASBTS parishioner
Only a Few Days Left Until Aug 14 Deadline
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 Kathleen@asbts.org. 

Have you moved? Have a new phone number? Send your new contact details to Kathleen at Kathleen@asbts.org.

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. 
Donations Needed!
Transition House Dinner - August 14
This Sunday, 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 our Transition House ministry and other feeding ministries at dboydinc@aol.com - or find him on the patio at the Information Table after service this Sunday.
All Saints Outreach Supports Destined For Grace
Builds Fence for School & Crops
Dear All Saints:

Once again, thank you for providing funds to Destined For Grace to build a fence around our school in Haiti. Progress is being made on the fence! The project manager in Haiti has spent the summer organizing the building of the fence while our students are on their summer break.

The grant could not have come at a better time as the Parent Committee and staff began planting crops that will be ready in the fall.  These crops will be used in our food program to help nourish the students. The fence will not only enclose the school and keep our students safe once school begins but will keep the crops safe from wandering animals as well. There is still work to do on this project and we look forward to sharing with you as more progress is made.  Destined For Grace is truly grateful for your assistance is providing a safe and healthy environment for our students to grow and learn.  Thank you for the prayers during this project. 
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.
The Kungabu Story
The Cyangugu region in southwestern Rwanda is one of the poorest int he county. The peopel depend on subsistence farming and the meager wages they earn working on tea plantations owned by Indian companies to survive. In an effort to lift themselves out of poverty, 30 families in the area near Lake Kivu decided to pool their labor to form a farming cooperative in 2008. They had a vision to start a business that would sustain all of the members: the farming of Tilapia fish. They named themselves, "Kungabu" which means "The Fish Farmers." Click here to continue reading.
'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. 
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 vicki@asbts.org for more information. 
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! 

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. 
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
crackers
corn & mixed vegetables (canned)
jelly/jam & peanut butter
rice
soup
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!
Youth Group!
Youth Group is starting at All Saints!
More details to come...but you can get excited now.
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. 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.

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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. 


*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: pflagsantabarbara@gmail.com or (your congregation's contact)
Website: http://www.pflagsantabarbara.org/
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 lawn after Eventide.
Bring a dish to share!
August 31, 6:30pm

  Photo of the Week

Viva! Fun was had by all at the Fiesta-inspired inter-generational service & coffee hour last Sunday. 
Rev. Aimee & usher Hunter Hawley show off their fiesta spirit! 
(see the confetti in Aimee's hair?)
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 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...
  • 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
  • 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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