October 14, 2018
Asian Episcopalians, Anglicans meet in Hawaii
When Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries — the Episcopal Church-wide ministry to and by Episcopalians of Asian descent — gathered Sept. 27 – Oct. 1 in Honolulu, Hawaii for its triennial conference, the Diocese of Los Angeles contingent, pictured above, was one of the biggest, as befits California’s large population of people of Asian descent. The consultation included Asians and people engaged in Asian ministry from the United States, Canada, England, South Korea and the Philippines, including 40 American and Canadian teenagers. The conference theme, “Piko – Celebrate Christ, Community and Creation,” came from the Hawaiian word for navel or belly button, representing interconnectivity. Seven consultations make up the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries Council: Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander. The council operates in partnership with the Episcopal Church’s Office of Asiamerica Ministries. For more about the meeting, which focused on identifying new leadership for the future, click here and here for articles by Lynette Wilson of Episcopal News Service.
Tickets for Nov. 3 Bishop’s Dinner going fast
Only 16 seats are left for the Nov. 3 gala Bishop's Dinner, at which noted author and church historian Diana Butler Bass (pictured at left) will be the featured speaker, according to the Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija, diocesan development officer. Andrew Leek (pictured), CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital, will be guest of honor at the event at St. John’s Cathedral, 514 W. Adams, Los Angeles. Tickets are priced at $150, which include a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. For information and sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets, visit www.edlagives.org or www.bishopsdinner.org. For more about the event, click here.
Epiphany, Los Angeles, needs votes to win funds for restoration
The Epiphany Conservation Trust, which raises funds for repairs and renovation at historic Church of the Epiphany, Los Angeles, a cradle of the 1960 Chicano movement, has an opportunity to raise up to $150,000 for restoration work, and needs the help of Episcopalians of the diocese. Epiphany is one of 20 historic sites nationwide selected for a national grant competition that launched Sept. 24. Produced jointly by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Main Street America, and American Express, and backed by National Geographic, the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets program will provide a total of $1.6 million in preservation funding to the projects that receive the most votes from the public. “If we succeed [in getting the grant], we’ll use the funds to rehabilitate the church’s basement, where much of the Chicano movement was organized,” says the Rev. Thomas Carey, vicar. “The renovated space will house our healthcare and legal clinic programs, our People’s History Project, and community meetings. Anyone can vote online once a day until Oct. 26. Each voter may cast as many as five votes; all five may go to the same program. To sign up and vote, visit www.nationalgeographic.com/voteyourmainstreet. An Episcopal News story with more information is here.
Deadline is near for mission congregations to apply for new grants program
The Feeding Hungry Hearts Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Mission Needs Grants Program, according to the Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija, development officer for the Diocese of Los Angeles. The grants will provide money for innovative ministry ideas in mission congregations of the Diocese of Los Angeles. The deadline to apply is Monday, Oct. 15. To read more about the program and how to apply, click here.
2019 calendars featuring institutions to be available at Diocesan Convention
The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles will once again be publishing a calendar for the upcoming new year. The 12-month calendar, from January through December 2019, includes liturgical information from the Revised Common Lectionary, with the calendar dates in the proper color for each day. Also included are important diocesan dates, including deadlines for diocesan convention. The 2019 calendar will feature 12 institutions of the diocese. Fifty free copies will be available to each congregation and will be distributed at Diocesan Convention. For more information, contact the Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija, llebrija@ladiocese.org.
The Episcopal News, Autumn 2018, is online
A report from the 2018 General Convention, plus three features on young adult ministries are in the Autumn 2018 issue of The Episcopal News.
  • Following the way of Jesus: A report from the 2018 meeting of General Convention
  • Living in service: EUIP (Episcopal Urban Intern Program) expands to Echo Park
  • Interfaith interns build relationships, share stories, create community
  • Seminarian Shawn Evelyn: Answering the call to serve
Visit www.episcopalnews.org or click the image at left or here to download the issue for reading or printing.
Diocesan Convention
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Nominations are now open for officers to be elected at Diocesan Convention Nov. 30 - Dec. 1. Some offices are for diocesan governance or finance boards, such as Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, Commission on Ministry, Corporation of the Diocese and Diocesan Investment Trust. Others are for campus ministries and diocesan institutions, such as HFS, an adoption agency.

Did you get the Call? Convention is coming
The Call to Convention was issued to clergy and lay delegates by Canon Steve Nishibayashi, Secretary of Convention on Sept. 25. If any member of your delegation did not receive it, please contact Canon Nishibayashi at snishibayashi@ladiocese.org. A copy of the Call is here, and can be forwarded to delegates, but the SoC needs current email addresses (preferred) or alternate contact information for all delegates so that they will receive convention-related information promptly.

Hotel room reservations are now being accepted for the 2018 Diocesan Convention, to be held Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 at the Ontario Convention Center. Reservations for any of the participating hotels may be made here. Hotels offering convention rates are: Doubletree by Hilton Ontario; Azure Hotel & Suites; and the Holiday Inn at Ontario Airport. All reservations must be made from the link above to get the special convention rates.

Youth participation, deadlines and deanery meetings
As the fall season begins, preparations are under way for Diocesan Convention, meeting Friday – Saturday, Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 meeting of Diocesan Convention at the Ontario Convention Center. Bishop John Harvey Taylor will convene the annual meeting under the theme “Come Home, EDLA” (for “Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles”).

Diocesan Convention delegates, clergy and all other interested church members should mark their calendars for the pre-convention deanery assemblies, which will take place during the first three weekends of November. One or more members of a team including the bishops, canon to the ordinary, chief financial officer and treasurer will attend each meeting.

Calling clergy and lay delegates to Diocesan Convention’s 122nd annual meeting Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 at Ontario Convention Center, the Secretary of Convention, Canon Dr. Steve Nishibayashi, has announced dates for filing audit reports and proposed legislation.
Interfaith group to honor Rachel Nyback of Hermosa Beach parish
The Rev. Rachel Nyback, rector of St. Cross Episcopal Church, will be among the honorees at the 15th annual Interfaith Unity Awards Dinner and Silent Auction on Sunday, Nov. 11, 6 - 9 p.m. at Temple Menorah, 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach 90277. The event is sponsored by the South Coast Interfaith Council. A keynote address will be given by Varun Soni, dean of religious life at the University of Southern California (USC). Other honorees include Rabbi Rebeccah Yussman of Temple Menorah; Galen Goben and Forest Lawn; Hasaan Haq of the Islamic Center of South Bay; Mr. and Mrs. Mogharabi of the Baha'i Community of Lakewood. Pastor Rob Robbins of Great Open Door of God in Christ, will be posthumously honored with a lifetime achievement award. Tickets are $70 per person. Reservations are requested by Nov. 5: email to office@scinterfaith.org or call 562.983.1665.
Events & Announcements
Middle school students invited to Oct. 27 Bishop Suffragan's Ball
The Rt. Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce and the Program Group on Youth and Young Adult Ministries invite middle school-age Episcopalians of the diocese to the second annual Bishop Suffragan's Ball, 7 - 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1020 North Brand Blvd., Glendale 91202. Like the longstanding Bishop's Ball for high schoolers, the Suffragan Bishop's Ball will feature music, dancing, food, games, and an opportunity to meet Bishop Bruce.
Stories, documentary to highlight Prism's 'Reimagine Justice' event
Prism Restorative Justice, the jail ministry of the Diocese of Los Angeles, will hold its primary annual fundraiser, "Reimagine Justice," at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Church of Our Saviour, 535 Roses Road, San Gabriel. The evening will begin with a reception, followed by dinner, story sharing, and screening of "Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prisons, a short documentary by Brave New Films. Tickets are $50; proceeds benefit Prism's work in jails. For more information, call 626.703.4474 or visit prismjustice.org. To order tickets, click here.
Calling all girls: GFS Rally Day will include a visit to St. Luke's Brass Rubbing Center
Girls throughout the diocese are invited to a Girls Friendly Society- Los Angeles Rally Day, which will feature a visit to the Brass Rubbing Medieval Arts Center at St. Luke's Church, Long Beach, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. All girls ages 7 to 21 are invited to come; they need not be members of GFS. The day will begin at St. Luke's with registration and a service project, followed by a World Day of Prayer service. Girls are invited to bring or wear costumes or accessories representing a nation of the world to enhance the international theme. After the service will be a historical presentation and brass rubbings, followed by a potluck lunch, English country dancing, and friendship circles. Read more here.
Need legal help? Visit All Saints-sponsored free clinic
All Saints Church, Pasadena, will sponsor a free Legal Clinic on Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. at the Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena 91103. Assisting with: housing; public benefits; family law; expungements; bankruptcy/ consumer debt & other issues. Open to all individuals and community members who need legal assistance, but lack the resources to hire an attorney. Clients should bring any and all papers related to their cases. Those who can't attend the clinic and are in need of support may call Public Counsel at 213.385.2977. For information contact Ada Ramirez at 626.583.2734 or aramirez@allsaints-pas.org.

Volunteers invited to help out at Camp Stevens
Camp Stevens, the diocesan facility in Julian, will hold a Family Volunteer Day on Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for anyone who would like to help spruce up the camp. The volunteer day is part of the camp's annual Harvest Weekend Family Camp (Oct. 12 - 14). Lunch will be served for volunteers; a $10 donation is appreciated. For more information, call 760.765.0028. In addition, the camp is selling shares of the pigs that are raised there throughout the year; they will be available for Christmas. For information about pig shares, email to farmgarden@campstevens.org.
The Abundant Table invites all to monthly Open Farm
The Abundant Table Farm offers "Open Farm" on the first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Individuals, families and church groups receive a tour of the farm and have an opportunity to try their hand at farm work, learn about the ministry's operations and community involvement, and buy organic produce and products in the Farm Store. U-Pick Strawberry picking is available for an additional fee. Purchases support young adult ministry, the care of creation, and a healthy local food system. (A $5 donation per volunteer helps support the farm.) The Abundant Table began as an Episcopal/Lutheran campus ministry at California State University Channel Islands and blossomed into an organic farm project in 2009. For more information about The Abundant Table, click here. To reach the Farm Store directly, call 805.983.0333. The farm is located at 1012 W. Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo.
Stillpoint to offer 'The Enneagram with Kathryn Grant' Oct. 20
Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality will offer a Saturday retreat program, "The Enneagram with Kathryn Grant" on Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at St. Edmund's Church, 1175 South San Gabriel Boulevard San Marino 91108. The Enneagram model — a profound, elegant, and compassionate map of the human psyche — is a psychological system with roots in sacred tradition. It can be a valuable guide in a journey toward self-understanding and self-development. Enneagram has nine core values, avoidances, defense mechanisms and motivations. Seeing one's actions, emotions and thoughts with more clarity, one moves through life more smoothly and with deeper understanding of self, personal worldview and the views of others. Participants will gain insight into their personal worldview and develop a map for their spiritual and psychological growth and health. Kathryn Grant is a spiritual director, life coach, and certified Enneagram instructor who has been immersed in the Enneagram for nearly 25 years. Her experience ranges from developing and leading workshops and retreats to serving as a board member for the International Enneagram Association. The cost of the retreat is $58 ($68 with lunch). To register, click here.
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Multicultural Ministries - also known as New Community - in the Diocese of Los Angeles will launch a series of Asian Immersion experiences at which lay and clergy leaders to learn more about and engage first-hand with Asian cultures and communities, and to explore potential connections churches might make with surrounding Asian communities.

The Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) has produced a "Vote Faithfully" toolkit to help congregations encourage their members and communities to vote in the general election on Nov. 6. The toolkit include action steps, including Register, Mobilize, Communicate and Advocate; and worship resources, such as a litany, quotes, music and prayers.

A king, queen and prince or two are among the memorial images returning to the 31st annual Brass Rubbing Medieval Arts Center at St. Luke’s Church, Long Beach, Oct. 16 - Nov. 10.

The Guibord Center will present "Values in the Voting Booth: A Faithful Response to the 2018 Elections" on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 - 4 p.m. at The Islamic Center of Southern California, located at 434 Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles 90020.

Noted author and church historian Diana Butler Bass will be the featured speaker at the gala Nov. 3 Bishop’s Dinner at St. John’s Cathedral, 514 W. Adams, Los Angeles. NOTE: The Rev. Lorenzo

The Bishop's Guild Tea, an autumn tradition in the Diocese of Los Angeles, will return on Saturday, Oct. 13, 3 - 5 p.m. at St. Francis' Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates 90274.

The 2019 annual pilgrimage to Cuernavaca is an opportunity to become acquainted with our companions in the Anglican Diocese of Cuernavaca, and to learn Spanish, one of the languages represented in churches of the Diocese of Los Angeles. The dioceses of Cuernavaca and Los Angeles are in an official companion relationship.

The Sancta Sophia chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King is pleased to invite all members and their guests to St. Mark’s Church in Upland for the 2018 Fall Assembly on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Two members of the Diocese of Los Angeles will present the film A Brilliant Genocide and discuss the current challenges of ministry in Uganda at the next quarterly luncheon workshop of the Program Group on Global Partnership on Thursday, Oct. 11, 12 - 1:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul, 840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles 90026.

The recent rollout of the new diocesan website has hit a glitch for some users: the old address, ladiocese.org, sometimes fails to redirect to the new site. The Communications Office is working to resolve this problem, but please update your bookmarks and use www.diocesela.org, which will go directly to the redesigned website.

The Internship and Leadership Development Program at The Abundant Table in Ventura is meant to help prepare young adults for careers focused on community development and social change. Participation in the leadership development cohort is an opportunity to sharpen skills in reflection, analysis, self-care and community-building while feeling supported in exploring your passions and goals. For information, email to Lola@theabundanttable.org

Kwok Pui Lan, Anglican theologian, will give an address titled "Metaphor, Moral Reasoning, and Women's Protest Movements" on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7 - 9 p.m. in Los Angeles, and Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 - 9 p.m. at Albrecht Auditorium in Claremont.

Celebrate the fall at Camp Stevens! Come with your family or a group of friends for fall-themed activities and food. Each year the camp staff crafts a new schedule, just for that year's families.
This week around the diocese
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Screening: A Brilliant Genocide
Cathedral Center of St. Paul
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles 90026
Information/Reservations: Troy Elder, miamitee@gmail.com
Two members of the Diocese of Los Angeles will present the film A Brilliant Genocide and discuss the current challenges of ministry in Uganda at the next quarterly luncheon workshop of the Program Group on Global Partnership. A Brilliant Genocide is a 2016 documentary film that reveals atrocities committed against the northern tribes of Uganda by the government of dictator Yoweri Museveni under the guise of crushing a rebellion by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Gift of Years: Embracing Every Stage of Life
St. Columba's Church
1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo 93010
Information: teri@terihelton.com or 805.482.8831
Women of all ages are welcome to a six-hour spiritual retreat, where they will take a long, loving look at the years past and the years to come, with a special focus on embracing where we are right now. Cost is $35, which includes a light breakfast and lunch. Reservations are requested by October 8; make checks payable to St. Columba's Episcopal Church Health Ministries.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The Guibord Center: Raimon Panikkar, interfaith pioneer
St. John’s Cathedral
514 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles 90007
Information here
Long before the terms “interfaith” and “interspirituality” became popular, Raimon Panikkar was a pioneer in interreligious theology and dialogue. Ordained a Catholic priest, Panikkar took a turn in his faith, infusing the spiritual wisdom and practices of Hinduism and Buddhism into his Christian life and teaching. Joseph Prabhu, professor of philosophy and religion at California State University, will present. A reception will follow the program.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 3 - 5 p.m.
Bishop’s Guild Tea
St. Francis’s Church
2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates 90274
Information here
    The tea, an autumn tradition in the Diocese of Los Angeles, is the annual fundraiser for the Bishop’s Guild, a 101-year-old organization that offers scholarship support to seminarians of the diocese. Advance tickets are $25 each, and may be bought in advance. At the door, tickets will be $30. Afternoon tea will be served, and several gift baskets will be raffled with tickets at $5 each or 5 for $20.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 3 p.m.
Installation of Rector Paul A. Price
Trinity Episcopal Church
419 S. Fourth Street, Redlands 92373
Bishop John H. Taylor will install the Rev. Paul A. Price as rector of Trinity Episcopal Church. All are invited. Clergy: Cassock, surplice, white stole. A reception will follow the service.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 11:30 a.m.
Holy Hoe Down
All Saints Church
504 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills 90210
Information here
All Saints Church for food, square dancing, and music at a crowd-pleaser for all ages. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for children under twelve; a package for families of four or more is $45.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Asian Immersion Experience
St. Thomas Church
15694 Tetley Street, Hacienda Heights 91745
Reservations: Fennie Chang, hsinfenchang@hotmail.com
Information: Peter Huang, peter.huang@stfrancispalosverdes.org
Multicultural Ministries - also known as New Community - in the Diocese of Los Angeles will launch a series of Asian Immersion experiences at which lay and clergy leaders to learn more about and engage first-hand with Asian cultures and communities, and to explore potential connections churches make with surrounding Asian communities. Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce will host the program, which will begin with presentations and discussions on the Chinese and Taiwanese populations in Southern California, and continue with cultural immersion experiences in the nearby community, including a visit to the nearby Hsi-Lai Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the West. The Rev. Fennie Chang, vicar of St. Thomas' Church, the Rev. Peter Huang of St. Francis, Palos Verdes Estates, and the Rev. Thomas Ni of Church of Our Saviour, San Gabriel, will give presentations on issues related to the Chinese diaspora, both recent immigrants and emigres as well as Chinese Americans who have been in the U.S. since the late 1800s. Cost of the event is $30 per person; lunch is included. Registration is required.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Lecture: Metaphor, Moral Reasoning, and Women's Protest Movements
Mount Saint Mary's University
12001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles 90049
Information: lgarry@msmu.edu
Kwok Pui Lan - Anglican theologian, distinguished visiting professor at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, professor of Christian Theology and Spirituality at Episcopal Divinity School at Union, and the 2011 president of the American Academy of religion will give an address at Rose Hills Auditorium on the Doheney Campus. This event will be free and open to the public.

This week in liturgy, art & music
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 7 p.m.
Celtic Contemplative Prayer: Being the Body of Christ
St. Columba's Church
1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
Information: www.stcolumbaca.com
    Are you looking for an alternative to the stress and busyness of life? Come and be a part of this prayer experience of spoken work and prayer, meditative song and silence.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 8 p.m.
Beethoven Extravaganza
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
1031 Bienveneda Avenue, Pacific Palisades
Information: 310.573.7422 or www.musicguildonline.org
    Petronel Malan, piano, and the Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s perform Beethoven's Coriolan Overture, Emperor Piano Concerto and Symphony No. 4. Three-time Grammy-nominated South African pianist Petronel Malan is an internationally recognized artist and recently enjoyed an unprecedented run of 30 weeks on Classic-FM’s Top-10 list with her recording of Bach transcriptions.

Latin Vigil Mass with LASchola
St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church
7501 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 90046
Information: 323.876.2102
    Part of the Willan West 2018 Festival, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Anglo-Canadian organist and composer Healy Willan.

SATURDAY, OCT. 13, 6:30 p.m.
The Gathering: The Music and Story of Our Hearts
A concert in support of Asian-American ministries
St. John's Cathedral
514 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Information/Tickets here
    Hosted by Bishops John Harvey Taylor and Diane Jardine Bruce and the deans of St. John's Cathedral, the concert will raise funds for The Gathering, a ministry to Asian Americans in the Diocese of Los Angeles. Featuring classical and jazz selections performed by Haesung Park, organist at St. Matthew's Church, Pacific Palisades; Jenny-Soonjin Kim, adjunct professor of music at Claremont Graduate University and member of St. Athanasius Church, Los Angeles; and Hyunju Hwang, organist at St. Francis Church, Palos Verdes Estates, who will also be accompanied by percussionist Tsukumi Shikano. In addition to music performances there will be conversations with the musicians facilitated by Christopher Gravis and Mel Soriano. For further information contact the Rev. Peter Huang at peter.huang@stfrancispalosverdes.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 4:30 p.m.
Solemn Evensong
St. James in-the-City Episcopal Church
3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010
Information: 213.388.3015 or STJLA.org
    Featuring the Choir of St. James'.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 5 p.m.
Jazz Vespers: Denise Donatelli
All Saints Episcopal Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
Information: Melissa Hayes, 626.583.2725 or mhayes@allsaints-pas.org
Denise Donatelli is one of today’s premiere vocalists, alternating between jazz and adult contemporary with ease. Her last two consecutive albums have received three Grammy® nominations. She will be joined by Bill Cunliffe, piano; Larry Koonse, guitar; Alex Boneham, bass; and Christian Euman, drums. Christina Honchell will offer a meditation. To use the elevator for accessibility, arrive five minutes early. Child care provided for children under 4. Validated parking available in Plaza las Fuentes.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 6 p.m.
International Laureates Organ Series: Oliver Brett
St. James in-the-City Episcopal Church
3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010
Information: 213.388.3015 or STJLA.org

Creation Taizé Prayer and Song
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
7th & Atlantic, Long Beach 90813
Information: 562.436.4047 or www.stlukeslb.org
     St. Luke’s begins its 15th season of Taizé with a celebration of all creation and a timely tribute to St. Francis of Assisi. Please join us for a quiet hour of chant-like music, readings, reflective meditation and prayer.
Choral Evensong
St. John's Cathedral
514 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles 90007
Information: 213.747.6285

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 5 p.m.
Music of George Frideric Handel
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
504 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills 90210
Information: 310.275.0123, ext.112 or www.allsaintsbh.org
Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord; Suzanna Giordano-Gignac and Stephen Redfield, baroque violins; Leif Woodward, cello. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Admission is free with a Music Guild donor season pass.

Greek Isles & Italy Cruise with Dubrovnik
June 7 - 21, 2019
Imagine sailing on the same waters of historic seas that the ancient mariners navigated. This trip begins and ends with stays in two classic Italian cities Venice and Rome. Travelers will have the chance to experience the canals of Venice and the classical beauty of Rome. However, rather than a bus, they will cruise to ten classic ports laden with history, culture and religion Kotor, Dubrovnik, Argostoli, Santorini, Mykonos, Chania, Malta, Sicily and the Italian mainland ports of Naples, and Livorno (Pisa and Florence). The cost from Los Angeles starts at $4,599 (inclusive of $600 in port fees and taxes). For more information contact the Rev. Canon Jim Newman, 310.391.5522, 888.-802.722 (toll-free), or rector@stbedesla.org. A brochure may be downloaded here.

DOWNEY: Lead Preschool Teacher, St. Mark's School. Requires a minimum of six (6) Early Childhood Education units; must be available to work full time (8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday) must pass a criminal background check (State, FBI, and Child Abuse Index); must have First Aid and CPR certificate, or ability to obtain such certificates. For information click here, or call 562.869.7213 or fax resume to 562.861.9523 or email to info@stmarksdowney.org.

EL MONTE: Physician's Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, Cleaver Family Wellness Clinic. Mid-level medical provider licensed to practice in California. Position requires 8 hours per week of clinical work on Fridays and 2 - 4 hours per with application information is here

LA VERNE: Interim musician, St. John's Church, for six to nine months beginning mid-September. Organist/pianist preferred. Responsible for Wednesday evening choir rehearsals, music at 10 a.m. services on Sundays, plus major holy days and special events. For more information, email to vicar@stjohnslaverne.org.

MONROVIA: Soprano Soloist/Section Leader, St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Seeking a professional soprano soloist/section leader to start in October. This is a salaried position; the choir season is September-May. Masters degree in music preferred, as is the case with the other staff singers. Compensation: $100 per “event” of service and rehearsal. More information is here. Contact Kent Jones, director of music, at StLukesDirector@aol.com for more information and an audition.

PASADENA: Assistant Organist-Choirmaster, All Saints Episcopal Church. Part-time (25 hours/week). To accompany choir rehearsals; prepare and play voluntaries, hymns, service music and accompaniments at Sunday and other liturgies in cooperation with the director of music; work with music team. Full job description and application instructions are here.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA: Organist/Choirmaster, St. John Chrysostom Church. Part time (15 hours per week). To provide organ and other keyboard accompaniment, lead the choir and plan the music program. Classical and contemporary music proficiency required. For a full job description and application instructions, click here

SOUTH PASADENA: Professional tenor section leader, St. James' Church. Choir seeks a professional tenor section leader. Applicants should have excellent sight-reading skills, feel comfortable singing Renaissance and traditional Anglican music with one voice on a part, and be a responsible, professional employee. Section leaders perform solo repertoire throughout the church year as well. Having a degree in music is encouraged, but not required. Section leaders sing every Sunday morning (excluding summer Sundays), one Wednesday rehearsal a month and services for Advent, Christmas, and Holy Week. Email to sarahdrabant@gmail.com for more information. 

THOUSAND OAKS: Tenor or Baritone section leader for The Parish of Saint Patrick. Choir seeks a professional baritone or tenor to lead the male section. Applicants should have excellent sight reading and musicianship skills, feel comfortable singing solo, and provide singing leadership at all scheduled Wednesday evening rehearsals and Sunday morning church services. For more information, please contact Susie Ruth at church@stpatschurch.org.

VENTURA: The Farm Store at The Abundant Table. The farm store is looking for dedicated employees who love agriculture, farmers, food, the earth, and extraordinary community! Are you interested in helping shape the local food system? If so, the farm has shifts available on weekends and weekdays and would love to hear from you. Please send your resume and a brief statement about your interest in The Abundant Table to Lola@theabundanttable.org.