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April 22, 2016
Belltower Reconstruction Ceremony This Sunday
April 24, 2016
Bells will be ringing at the 8 and 10 am services next Sunday, April 24, as we celebrate the start of our Belltower reconstruction. At the end of each service the ministers and congregation will process to the area in front of the tower for a program of prayer, song and an update on our capital campaign.

Since this will be the last time our bell will ring during the reconstruction, anyone who wants will be able to take a turn. 


Carpinteria Food Distribution
Wednesday, April 27th at 1:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to show up at 1:00 p.m.  and help organize and give free fruit and vegetables to about 28 families at 5201 8th Street in Carp on  Wednesday, April 27 . Please sign at the Info Table. Contact David Boyd at dboydinc@aol.com for more information about this ministry.
Help Received for Mother's Day
Mother's Day gift bag assembly last year
Help received for Mother's Day gifts. Donations continue to be received to buy small gifts for mothers living at the Transition House shelter for homeless families on Mother's Day. As suggested by Transition House staff, gift cards in the gift bags will also be given to single fathers living with their families at the shelter on Mother's Day. Please sign up at the Info Table if you would like to help.

Parishioners Patrice Mueller, themuellerfamily@cox.net, and Amy Miller, amymariem@yahoo.com, are leading this effort and can provide more information. 
Outreach Golf Tournament is May 2nd!
Golfers, Volunteers, and Auction Items Needed!


Have you signed up? Golfers & Volunteers Needed!

12th Annual Jim Bower Community Outreach Golf Tournament

May 2, 2016
La Cumbre Golf Club
4015 Via Laguna; Hope Ranch

10AM Tournament Check In
11AM Tournament Tee Off

4PM Food, drinks and the opportunity to congratulate the winners! ($20/person) 

Tournament fees include golf with cart, lunch, and drinks on the course. Participation costs $200 per golfer, if payment is received by May 1, 2016. Payment on tournament day will cost $250 per golfer. 


This event continues to serve as the primary funding for our Outreach programs. Registration and Questions: 
Call - 805-560-6185; Email - mrosespec@aol.com
Stewardship Update

Your finance committee pledges to support you by keeping you better informed throughout the year. We intend to provide quarterly reports and commentary throughout the year. This "snapshot" of our 1st Quarter finances shows that, although our expenses continue to come in under budget, our revenue falls far too short of the target. The Focus section of this chart shows how our pledge receipts are the dominant component of our revenue. We ask you to please be mindful of your pledge by making regular scheduled payments, as you are able. 

FINANCIAL "SNAPSHOT" 1ST QUARTER 2016


Budget
Jan-Mar '16
Actual
Jan-Mar '16
Under/Over
$ Amount
REVENUE $272,058 $223,904 -$48,154
EXPENSES $323,634 $316,520 -$7,114

Focus on Pledge Payments
Current Year $195,000 $168,758 -$26,242
Prior Year - Not Received $10,000 $3,742 -$6,258
All Other Revenue
$67,058
$51,404 -$15,654


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 office at 969-4771. We look forward to your collaboration in sustaining All Saints as the very special place it truly is. 
Mark Your Calendars!

Our upcoming inter-generational service will be on Pentecost, Sunday, May 15th at the 10 a.m. service. This is also the next opportunity to be baptized at All Saints. If you would like to be baptized, or to have your child(ren) baptized, please contact the church office at 969-4771. Don't forget to wear red!
Education for Ministry News
The local EfM group will have two graduates this year, Vern Bengtson and Yvonne Emerson, who are Trinity parishioners. Every year the Diocese of Los Angeles holds a EfM Graduation Liturgy at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul. This year the liturgy will be on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

The liturgy is designed and participated in by EfM graduates and participants. Bishop Diocesan Jon Bruno will be presiding.

Vern and Yvonne have volunteered to write and deliver the sermon at this service, and local EfM group member Patty Fredlund will be an usher.

Everyone at Trinity and All Saints, as well as the entire diocese is invited to attend!
Healing the Heart of Democracy Adult Study
Today we're living through a 'turning point' period in American democracy. As campaigners jockey to define the future of our government, we wonder what all this looks like when we 'put on the mind of Christ,' as St. Paul urged us to do. Our exploration of democratic values as expressed in Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer continues on May 4th and will run until May 18th - with a 'mid-term break' on April 27th on Wednesday evenings after Eventide at 7:15 p.m. You can find the book at Chaucer's or online.





Theology on Tap, our informal gather for fellowship and theological discussion, will meet on Sunday, May 1st from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. The group will meet for Happy Hour at the Live Oak Cafe, 2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara 93105.
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.

All Saints Day Trip - April 30th

There are still a couple of spots available for the day trip to the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena on Saturday, April 30th. The Santa Barbara Airbus will depart All Saints at 8:00 a.m. to arrive at the Huntington Library around 10:30 a.m. We will have tea in the Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room at 10:45 a.m. followed by private docent tours of the gardens from noon until 1:00 p.m. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore all that the Huntington has to offer. 

We have been assured by the staff that this is an ideal weekend to see the gardens; the roses should be in their glory of first bloom! For those who also enjoy shopping, The Huntington Store is a gift shop not to be missed. We will depart the Huntington around 4:00 p.m. and return to All Saints between 6:00-6:30 p.m. The cost of the day trip is $110/person. Join us for this lovely outing and don't forget to bring sun hats and cameras! All are welcome! For questions, please contact Rev. Vicki at the church, vicki@asbts.org. 

All Saints Book Group - May 9

Our next meeting of the Book Club will be on Monday, May 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish House. Join us for potluck dinner and discussion of In God's Name: An Investigation into the Murder of Pope John Paul I by David A. Yallop. The pope was found dead on the morning of September 29. No official death certificate has ever been issued. No autopsy was performed. Pope Paul I died suddenly just thirty-three days after his reign of pope had begun. Join us for lively discussion around this investigative journalist's great question: Was Pope John Paul I murdered? All are welcome! For questions, please contact Rev. Vicki at the church, vicki@asbts.org. 
  Photo of the Week

Extended Day full house at the Parish School
Exciting Campaign News: $500,000 Matching Fund Established


Five parish families have come forward to create a $500,000 matching fund that will match every dollar committed to the capital campaign before July 31, 2016 (up to $500,000). The sanctuary is in dire need of seismic retrofitting.

"We're so thankful for the generosity of so many in our parish," said Rev. Aimee. "That these five families want to share their abundance to help us ensure the future of our sanctuary is truly a gift from God," she added. The five families have already given to the campaign and are increasing their earlier very generous gift commitments."

The new gift fund will be used to match one dollar of each dollar donated by any parishioner who gives to the "How Firm Our Foundation" capital campaign between April 15 and the end of July. Gifts do not need to be paid by July to be eligible to be matched. Gifts may actually be paid over five years.
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

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
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...
  • April 24 - Belltower Celebration after each service
  • April 30 - Day trip to the Huntington
  • May 1 - Theology on Tap at 3pm
  • May 2 - Outreach Golf Tournament - Golfers, Donations needed
  • May 8 - Mother's Day Dinner at Transition House - volunteers needed
  • May 9 - Book Club Potluck at 6pm
  • May 15 - Pentecost/Inter-generational service 

Meme of the Week

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


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