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October 7, 2016
Youth Group Begins Tomorrow at 5:30pm

The first Youth Group activity will be held on Saturday, October 8th at 5:30pm in the Parish House. All Junior High youth (6th-8th grades) and Senior High youth are welcome. The Youth Group will be making and enjoying dinner together. Click here for more details.

Upcoming Youth Group Dates:
Saturday, October 29th, 5pm
Saturday, December 10th, 6pm
Living Generously
This Sunday, we begin our 2017 Annual Giving Campaign: Living Generously. In the coming week, you will receive a packet in the mail which will include a Narrative Budget and a 2017 Pledge Commitment Card. Please read the Narrative Budget to discover more about All Saints-by-the-Sea's life-sustaining ministries. Over the four weeks, we invite you to consider how you might participate in giving generously to support All Saints' ministries. Please bring your Pledge Commitment Card with you to church on Sunday, November 6, when completed pledge cards will be offered as an act of worship in grateful response to all that God has provided. 

Creating Our Giving Basket
As part of our Annual Giving Campaign, we are building a Giving Basket as a meditation on how All Saints' ministries inspire us to live generously. During Coffee Hour, you are encouraged to festoon our Giving Basket with ribbons, while contemplating how All Saints' outreach ministries inspire you to live more generously. The All Saints' Giving Basket will be used in worship on November 6. 
Big Day in the Parish! Combined Worship Set for Sunday, Oct. 23 at 9 a.m.
Ringing of the bell in the new Bell Tower
Single, combined worship service

Immediately After Combined Service

Town Hall meeting after the 9 a.m. worship service

A single combined worship service is planned for Sunday, Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. The new Bell Tower will be dedicated at the beginning of the service and a special Town Hall gathering will take place after the service. 

Please plan to arrive by 9 a.m so that all in the parish can hear the ringing of the bell in its new tower to begin worship. Following the service you will have a chance to grab a cup of coffee and return to the Sanctuary for an update on the Sanctuary Preservation and Readiness Project.

NOTE: We will only have a 9 a.m. service on Oct. 23: there will be no 8 a.m. service and no 10 a.m. service: ONLY a 9 a.m. combined worship service. 
Book Group News
All Saints Book Group will meet next on Monday, November 14th at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish House for discussion and potluck. We will be discussing the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman. Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell." But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations... (Booklist, starred review). Bring a dish to share and a beverage of your choice (wine, soft drinks, etc.) and enjoy an evening of fellowship and lively discussion. All are welcome! Please contact Rev. Vicki at the church with questions,
Reminder: Transition House Dinner Second Sunday of Each Month (Next: October 9th)
This Sunday, October 9th will be All Saints' night to serve dinner at Transition House. If you would like to donate food items or volunteer contact David Boyd at
All Saints Photo Directories Are Here!
The 2016-2017 All Saints photo directories have arrived fresh off the presses! Pick up your copy at the Information Table this Sunday after the service. (Suggested donation of $10.)
Sacred America Sacred World
Thursday Evening Adult Formation Classes
Everyone is invited to another Read-along and Dialogue that continues our good work with  Healing The Heart of Democracy .    In an amazing bit of synchronicity this summer, a book was published that seems designed to continue our engagement with politics as a sacred path. 

Join us as we explore  Sacred America - Sacred World: Fulfilling Our Mission in Service to All  by Stephen Dinan. Classes will meet Thursday evenings, October 13th & November 3rd in the Parish House as 7pm. Click here for full details.

Vestry Nominations
The nominating committee invites you to make recommendations of people to serve on the vestry. The vestry is a body of non-ordained people in the Episcopal Church, duly elected by the members of the church to provide oversight with the rector of the spiritual and material concerns of the parish. Vestry members should have been active in the life and ministry of All Saints-by-the-Sea for one year. The nominating committee will enter into a period of discernment once names  are received. Please submit names for vestry recommendations to David Telleen-Lawton at
Church Office Closed Monday, October 10th
The Book Cart Ministry Update!

Thanks to your generosity, the All Saint's book cart ministry is thriving.  And thanks to your donations, this ministry is helping to fund our new "Godly Play" Sunday school program.  Bring your donations to the book cart area on Sunday or to the office during the week.

Most Sundays you'll find one of the following standing near the carts who can help you locate your favorite subjects or authors:  Kathie Deviny, Joe Rawls, Rev. Vicki and Richard Scheeff.  Let one of them know if you're interested in volunteering.  We'd like to add a few eight o'clocker's to the rota.

We also have new copies of prayer books, and other adult and children's materials on spirituality, "Episcopaliana" and seasonal meditations to name a few.  If you don't see what you're looking for, just ask.

And if that weren't enough, there is now a special spirituality shelf in the library room located behind the refreshment table.  We're grateful to parishioner Pat McClure for donating a portion of her library to begin this permanent collection.  Please return these books when finished.  If you want your own copy, the book team is glad to help you with ordering.


The Book Cart Ministry is still 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.

Please, no open containers - new, unopened food only. 

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.
Belief in God in an Age of Science
Wednesday Evening Adult Formation Classes
Science underlies every aspect of the world around us, and faith is the foundation of our lives. These two very different ways of knowing are both essential, but science and religion have a history of conflict: from Galileo to Dawkins, from creationism to the big bang. Yet many have sought to bridge the gap.  Please join us as parishioner and physicist Michael Swift takes us through "Belief in God in an Age of Science", a six-week class on science and religion. Classes continue October 12.  Click here for full details.
Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality
Retreat to be Held at All Saints
Stillpoint will offer "The Body's Role in Spiritual Transformation: Rediscovering the Lost Body-Connection within Christian Spirituality," an expieriential day retreat, on Saturday, October 22, 9 a.m. - 4p.m., facilitated by the Rev. Elizabeth Rechter, Stillpoint's Executive Director. "You are invited to experience a process of inner exploration into your own body's wisdom called 'BioSpiritual Focusing." The retreat will be held at All Saints. Cost is $48 per person ($58 with lunch). Visit to register.
Parish School Fall BBQ
5:00 PM in School Yard
  Photo of the Week

Bunny Blessing!
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.
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 

Bible & Babble:
Every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Contact The Rev. Vicki for more information, NEW DATE & TIME

Sunday School, Sept-May:
Meets during the 10 a.m. service in the Parish House. Children pre-K to 8th grades. Starts at 9:45 a.m.

Youth Group: Grades 6th-12th are welcome. Meets on Saturday evenings, monthly. Contact Rev. Vicki Mouradian at

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, or 687-1683
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...
  • October 8 - Regional plenary session - Bishop Coadjutor candidates
  • October 8 - Youth Group Meeting at 5:30pm- Parish House
  • October 9 - Transition House Dinner
  • October 10 - Office Closed, Columbus Day
  • October 12 - Bible & Babble
  • October 21 - Parish School Fall BBQ at 5pm.
  • October 23 - Combined Worship at 9am
  • October 23 - Town Hall following 9am service

Meme of the Week

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

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