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September 16, 2016
Sunday School Resumes This Sunday - 9:45am
Parent Orientation After 10am Service
It's that time! Sunday School resumes this Sunday, September 18th during the 10 a.m. service. All grades will meet in the Parish House. Parents, please have children arrive at 9:45 a.m. to ensure everyone can settle in. This is going to be another very exciting year! Grades Pre-K through 5th will use the Godly Play curriculum and grades 6th-8th will continue with Living the Good News. Children will return to their parents/families in time for Holy Communion. 

Immediately following the 10 a.m. service, parents are invited to a Children & Youth Formation orientation in the Parish House where we'll share ministry updates including the Godly Play launch and exciting Youth Group news. Child care will be provided. 

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: 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, 969-4771.
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.
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. 
Election Officers Needed For 
Presidential General Election
Tuesday, November 8
Help make this historic election happen by joining with volunteers from Trinity and St. Michael's Episcopal Churches to staff the vote center and its two precincts at the St. Michael's chapel in Isla Vista and donate your stipend to benefit St. Michael's Episcopal Campus Ministry at UCSB. Half and full-day positions are available, and r equired training will take place on Tuesday, October 25 for precinct workers and on Thursday, October 27 for vote center workers.

Please sign up at the Information Table and contact David Boyd, 969-2710 or dboydinc@aol.com for details and questions.
Celtic Spirituality Workshop
Saturday, October 1
Celtic prayer is an ancient way to everyday joy. Refresh your soul with new insight into this ancient form of spirituality. All are welcome! Please contact Rev. Vicki with questions. (vicki@asbts.org) Signup can be found on the Information Table. Click here to read more.
SAVE THE DATE
St. Frances Day Pet Blessing
Sunday, October 2 at the 10 a.m. Service
Bring your favorite furry, feathered or finned friend, and join the chorus of all creation. We believe God made all of creation and called it good. To share God's blessings, we invite our pets to join us in the sanctuary for this special (and slightly shortened) Sunday service of Holy Communion. This will be our October inter-generational (and inter-species) service.

The 8 a.m. service will be pet free.
"What is Gender?" Panel Discussion at Westmont
Tuesday, Sept 20
Three Westmont professors - two of whom are parishioners - will be addressing different definitions of gender in their respective fields. Parishioner Caryn Reeder, All Saints Vestry, will moderate.

Amanda Sparkman, assistant professor of biology, Sameer Yadav, assistant professor of religious studies, and Meredith Whitnah, assistant professor of sociology, examine the ways gender might be defined in their respective disciplines on Tuesday, September 20th at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont's Kerrwood Hall. "What is Gender?" co-sponsored by the gender studies program and the Westmont Feminist Society, is free and and open to the public. 

For more information, please contact organizer Caryn Reeder, associate professor of religious studies, at (805) 565-7047
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, September 29, October 13th & November 3rd in the Parish House as 7pm. Click here for full details.


The Choir is Back! Join Us!
I love the words of Psalm 100: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord...Serve the Lord with Gladness. Come before His presence with singing... Once again I want to extend a warm and broad welcome to anyone who'd like to join us this year. Here's your chance to serve the Lord with gladness and with singing!

We gather to  rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm in the church

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.
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 begin October 5.  Click here for full details.
Bishop Coadjutor Candidates Named
Four regional forums with the soon-to-be-named candidates for bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Los Angeles have been scheduled by the search committee to provide opportunities to meet and confer with prospective nominees. All in the diocese are welcome to attend the sessions, and to view the Saturday morning plenary via webcast. The format will include break-out sessions with individual candidates following a plenary session at each site. For Ventura/Santa Barbara County the session will be Saturday, October 8, 3-6pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 3290 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Inquiries related to the forums may be directed to the Rev. Canon Julian Bull, search committee chair and head of Campbell Hall: bullj@campbellhall.org 
  Photo of the Week

Precious prayers from our Homecoming Sunday last weekend.
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 Begins Sept. 20

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...
  • September 16 - Godly Play training
  • September 17 - M-4 Veterans breakfast at El Montecito
  • September 17 - Godly Play training
  • September 18 - Sunday School Year Begins
  • September 18 - Parent Orientation for Sunday School after 10am service
  • September 18 - Lay Pastoral Visitors Meeting
  • September 20 - Bible & Babble returns - 6pm
  • September 24 - Godly Play training
  • September 29 - Sacred America, Sacred World Class Begins
  • October 1 - Celtic Spirituality Workshop at 9:30am
  • October 2 - Blessing of the Animals at 10am service
  • October 5 - Belief in God class begins
  • October 8 - Regional plenary session - Bishop Coadjutor candidates
  • October 8 - Youth Group Meeting at 5:30pm- Parish House
  • 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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