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July 1, 2016
Book Group Meets Monday, July 11
All Saints Book Group will meet on Monday, July 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish House for potluck and discussion. We will be discussing Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve by Tom Bissell. The book is a trip into faith, history, and skepticism. Join us for lively discussion and fellowship around shared food and drink (beverages may include wine and soft drinks). Please contact Rev. Vicki at the church with questions, vicki@asbts.org.
Church Office Closed
The Church Office will be closed Monday, July 4th
in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen at regular business hours on Tuesday, July 5. 
Thank You, Volunteers!
Thank you to the eleven All Saints parishioners who, along with volunteers from Trinity and St. Michael's University Church, donated their time and attention to staff the vote center and two precincts at the St. Michael's chapel in Isla Vista for the June 7 Primary Election. They donated their election worker stipends to benefit the St. Michael's Episcopal Campus Ministry at UCSB. This was the most actively participated-in election at the St. Michael's precincts in recent memory, and the volunteers helped hundreds of civic-minded citizens complete the process to cast their votes. There will be another opportunity to volunteer for this outreach before the Tuesday, November 8 Presidential General Election. 
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.
Join Us In The 4th of July Parade!
All Saints friends and families: Join the All Saints Parish School at the Montecito 4th of July Parade! We'll march in the parade as "The All Saints-by-the-Sea Parish School". We'll gather at the Upper Manning Park circle on San Ysidro Road at 11am (until the parade begins at 11:30am). We hope to see you all in RED, WHITE & BLUE! ...with flags, strollers, bikes, and enthusiasm!
Picnic on the Patio
This Wednesday, July 6th, come join your fellow parishioners for a picnic on the patio following the Eventide service (6:30 p.m.) Bring a salad to share!
Matching Gift Fund Inspires Support; Gifts of All Sizes Needed, Appreciated
The How Firm Our Foundation campaign continues to generate wonderful success. So far 166 gifts totaling over 
$9.2 million have been received. We are deeply grateful for everyone's support. With everyone's help we can make our $11.6 million goal. 

The matching gift challenge announced in April has so far inspired 87 new gifts. Every dollar committed by July 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a maximum of $500,000.Remember, all gifts paid over 1 to 5 years qualify for the match!

If you've been thinking about your gift we encourage you to finalize your commitment soon. We hope to reach the $10 million mark later this summer so we can authorize work on the sanctuary construction drawings.

To learn more or if you are ready to make a gift, please call the Church Office or visit the information table on the patio. Our goal is to achieve 100 percent participation in the campaign.

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.
Transition House Dinner Sunday, July 10
Sunday, July 10 is All Saints' Sunday to prepare and serve dinner to Transition House residents. Approximately 55 family members are expected to be present. Please consider helping if you can - food donations and volunteers are needed. Contact David Boyd at dboydinc@aol.com or find him on the patio after service. 
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. 

I'd like to ask everyone, of all ages, who play instruments, sing and have musical gifts of any kind, to participate in the music of our 10am Sunday worship services. If you are a pianist, a violinist, a guitarist, a singer - or even play the saw - will you tell me? I'm putting together not only soloists, but ensembles and a summer choir as well. Whatever level you feel comfortable as a musician, whether it's a solo or playing in a group, I need your help! This is a great opportunity for you to share your gifts in a wonderful, safe and meaningful way!

God's Peace,
Steve O'Connor (steve@asbts.org or 969-4771)

P.S. Give me a call, email or grab me between services and let's talk more about how we can make All Saints' SUMMER of SHARING OUR GIFTS the best that it can be! I can't wait to make music together!! 
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.
July 6, 6:30pm
August 3, 6:30pm
August 31, 6:30pm

Parish Work Day
Grab your gloves and tools, and spend a few hours helping All Saints Parish School get ready for another school year.
Saturday, July 9, 8:00am-3:00pm

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 10, 17, 24 & 31
9:50am

Inter-Generational Service
Our inter-generational services continue through the summer.
Sunday, July 10, 10:00am
Sunday, August 7, 10:00am

Homecoming Sunday & Inter-generational Service
September 11, 10:00am
3rd Annual Campus Cleanup Day
Saturday, July 9th
Our 3rd annual campus cleanup day will be Saturday, July 9 from 8am to 3pm, and we need your participation - sign up now! We'll be painting, cleaning, plumbing, and having fun. Some folks will have to leave at lunchtime, and that is a-ok too. We'll focus on the Parish School this year. These are projects for every age and ability, so bring the whole family! Supplies and refreshments will be provided. Let's give our lovely campus a little spruce up. If you haven't already, please contact Nathan Sigler at nathan.sigler@gmail.com. 
Calling All Veterans

The Montecito Journal is putting together a special service for veterans in the near future (details to come) at El Montecito Presbyterian Church - and all veterans are invited. If you are a veteran of any war, please contact Anne Hopkinson at anne@asbts.org.
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.

Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap has moved to a new meeting day, the second Thursday of each month. The group, led by Michael Swift and Scott Danielsen, will gather at 6:00pm at the Live Oak Cafe, 2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara. Please join us for lively theological discussion, fellowship, and no-host drinks and appetizers. This group spans all ages and all are welcome! Our next meeting date is Thursday, July 14. Join us! For questions, please contact Rev. Vicki at vicki@asbts.org.
  Photo of the Week

Parishioners Ben and Clara Watson share why they felt inspired to give to the Sanctuary Preservation & Readiness project. 
Organ Update: Hard Work Underway; Town Hall Set for Fall
For the past several months, our leadership has been working on key configuration issues for the Sanctuary, a very important aspect being the location of the new tracker organ. A team from organ maker CB Fisk visited in late January and we learned that the location of the organ would significantly impact the quality of the sound.

The location of the new organ has been narrowed to two locations, each with its own advantages and challenges. One is at the front (east or alter-end) of the church, and the other is at the back (west) end of the church. These options reflect a range of trade-offs as to likely acoustic and liturgical quality, integration with the internal church architecture, and consistency with the historical look and feel of the space. 

We considered holding a Town Hall meeting before summer to get your feedback but we find ourselves a few weeks short of being fully prepared to do this. So, rather than do this during summer when many are away, we are targeting fall for the meeting. We are planning a brief survey afterward to gather your feedback. We look forward to seeking your input before a final decision is made about the organ.

We are really excited about how the project is unfolding and about our fundraising progress!

Rev. Aimee and Tom Mack
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 after Tuesday, July 5

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 4 - Church office closed
  • July 6 - Picnic on the Patio at 6:30pm
  • July 9 - Parish Work Day, 8am-3pm
  • July 10 - Inter-generational service at 10am
  • July 11 - Book Club at 6:30pm
  • July 15 - Sock Hop Dinner & Dance at 6pm
  • July 20 - Fiddler on the Roof sing-a-long at 7:15pm
  • July 31 - Capital Campaign Matching Gift Deadline
  • August 3 - Picnic on the Patio at 6:30pm
  • August 7 - 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

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