Reza and G-Dog

Thursday Night at All Saints Reza Aslan author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth will be interviewed by actor Rainn Wilson.  It is part of LiveTalksLA.  It is pretty cool to have a mish mash of thinkers come together at All Saints for a talk, so I hope you can join us.

If you want to get together beforehand, some 20s30s will be having dinner at Panini Cafe at 6:30 to catch up and discuss what we know about Resa already.

Then one Sunday at 5PM there is a screening of G-Dog.  A documentary about Father Greg Boyle, the priest who founded homeboy industries.  It is part of the Awareness Film Festival being held across the westside.  Homeboy Industries does profound work for ex gang members.  They also bake bread which they used to sell on the patio on Sundays.  But now they don’t.  So we have to go down to the cafe to get our fix.  If you ever want to go down, I (josh) will get your back. Because that food is delicious!

Pancakes and Parades!

We’ve got some exciting things coming up.


Shrove Tuesday!

Feb 12 6pm

Join us at the church for jazz, jambalaya and Jesters.  A Shrove Tuesday / Mardi Gras Festival for the whole church!


Chine New Year Parade

Feb 16 12pm

Join us in heading down to China town to have some street food and watch the parade.  Parade is at 1pm.


HomeGirl Cafe

Feb 23 11am

We’re getting together for brunch at HomeGirl Cafe downtown.  Join us!


Book Group

Feb 26 8pm

We’re reading the first four chapters of The Meaning of Jesus Two Visions.  By Marcus J Borg and NT Wright.

Join us for an engaging conversation about the book and issues of today.



Monday Meals

We’re still going strong with the Monday Meal.  Join a bunch of us as we serve the less fortunate in our midst.

Every Monday at 1:30pm

Gay and Lesbian Center

We partnering with the center to provide outreach opportunities for our group.

There’s clothes sorting this week, 5:30-9:00 the 11th, 12th, and 13th

We are also setting up a monthly birthday party event like we used to do at MFP.

Stay tuned for more details.

Christmas Happenings!

Christmas Party

FRIDAY Dec 14 7:30

We are happy to announce the 20s30s will once again return to the rectory for a Christmas gathering.  It will feature some warm drinks and a delicious festive menu prepared by Jonathan and Nate.  Also, carols by the fire and reunions galore.

If you are new this year, this event is one of the longest standing traditions for the 20s30s so a lot of the institutional folks come out of the woodwork.

If you haven’t been involved as much this year, we’d love to have you come out and join us!  See what we’ve been up to!

Homeboy Industries

You’ve seen them on the patio selling bread.  What’s that all about?  We’re reading Tattoos on the Heart by Father Greg Boyle.

by Father Greg Boyle.  Father Greg is the founder of Homeboy Industries.  It is a program to get gang members out of gangs and into jobs.  It started with a bakery.  You may have seen them selling bread on the patio.  That’s why.
Tattoos on the Heart is a collection of stories from Father Greg about his work with gang members as they transition out of gang life and into “normal.”
The stories are touching, funny, tragic, and inspirational.  It’s also an easy read.  Perfect for your travel or down time during holidays.
Get yourself a copy at the church bookstore or online.
Homeboy industries has grown into a thriving collection of businesses including the bakery, a silk screen print shop, and a restaurant and catering business.
We plan to have our meeting at Homeboy Cafe.  So you get to read, eat, and see the work in action.  It’s fun. It’s full circle.
We’ll meet this month and again in January.
Saturday December 1st 11am
Homeboy Bakery
130 Bruno Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Project Angel Tree
You’ll see the angels on one of the tables on the patio.  This is a program that buys gifts for prisoner’s children at Christmas time.  It is a really moving experience.  I bought a dress shirt for a teen last year.  He wanted a nice shirt to wear to job interviews.  It did not expect it to be as rewarding as I found it to be.  This year I have been helping more by calling the families to find out what the children might want.  I highly recommend picking up an angel and going shopping for someone you’ll never meet. But never the less whose life you can impact greatly this holiday season.

Happy Advent!

Advent is the season of anticipation leading up to Christmas.  The church has lots of celebrations throughout the season.  We hope to see you as much as possible it would make our holiday a happy one!

Small Group Discussions!

We’re forming new small groups and want to hear from you! What do you want to read?   Do you want to do some heavy reading?  Wrestle with the texts?  Or do you want something simple that can start a conversation?  What have you read lately that was really good?  What is waiting on your bookshelf, that the accountability of a small group might finally give you the motivation to pick up and read again?

Over the next couple months, we’ll be talking to you at various events to hear what you want to do.  Join us at any of these events and join in the conversation!

AllSaints Weekend Dinner Party


At the home of Brian and Karen Ide in West Adams.  We invite you to join in some fun interactive pizza making and friendship making. Then for s’mores around the campfire.  For more info talk to Charlie.

Noodles & New Urbanism

We meet to discuss urban issues and eat noodles because they’re delicious.  This is an active small group that is in partnership with the 20s30s group at Hollywood Pres.  We’re currently reading Sidewalks in the Kingdom by Eric Jacobsen but you can join us if you haven’t read it yet.  We also share articles and videos on the topic via our blog.

This month we’re meeting at Mao’s Kitchen because their curry rice stick noodles have been calling us back every time!  For more info talk to Josh

Homegirl Cafe Breakfast

Homeboy Bakery is the organization that sells bread on the patio the first Sunday of every month.  They work with gang members to get them out of gangs and into jobs.  Like in a bakery, hence the bread.  They also have a full restaurant downtown called Homegirl Cafe.  We’re heading down there to check it out.

Tattoos on the Heart is a collection of stories Father Greg has lived out in the developing of this impactful ministry.  Pick up a copy at the Parish Bookstore or at the gift shop when we visit the Cafe!

For more info talk to Josh



Neighborhood Youth Association

The 20s30s group volunteers with the NYA in their after school tutoring programs.  If you’d like to volunteer or get a tour of the program talk to Charlie.

We look forward to seeing all of you soon on the patio at church or at one of these great events!




Upcoming Smaller Activities

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Brunch on Sunday. And a special thanks to Joseph Becci for the wonderful lasagnas.

Here’s some more information about all the announcements we made about activities going on this month for 20s30s.

20s30s Hamburger Happy Hour and Traditional/Alternative Service Mixer

Wednesday Oct 17 5:30-9

We’re gathering at Rascal on La Brea for their Hamburger Happy Hour.  They have $5 drinks and even their famous signature Rascal Burger is only $5 from 5-7 and it is arguably the best burger in LA.

I’ll probably get there around 5:30 and we’ll hang out and welcome people coming in and out til 9pm.  But the happy hour only goes to 7 so get your order in before then for the half price specials!

Contact Josh or Laynie for more info.

Gay and Lesbian Center BBQ at the Rectory

Sunday Oct 21 4-7pm

Rachel says “Please consider coming to our bbq this Sunday. It should be fun!  Our guest, Bill McDermott, is a lot of fun, and has some really great ideas about how we can partner with the LA Gay and Lesbian Center. It’s time we do more than go to brunch together!

Joe and Steve, our gracious chefs for the evening, need to plan how much food/wine to get, etc., so please sign up ASAP. Also, please let me know if you’re interested in helping to set up/tear down.

You can register at The cost is $10.

The BBQ is Sunday, October 21 at 4:00pm. All are welcome!!! The event will be held at the church rectory located at 504 N. Camden Drive (one house north of All Saint’s church on Camden Blvd in Beverly Hills). INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!!”

I can only agree.  It is wonderful food and the speaker is incredibly engaging.

Field Trip to Neighborhood Youth Association.

Tuesday Oct 23 3:00-5:00

We were all so compelled by Amanda’s presentation about the Neighborhood Youth Association that we decided to go down and check it out for ourselves!  Join us for a field trip and tour of the program in action!

There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer with this organization throughout the city. Just the tour is specifically during their afterschool program.

Pastry Walk

Saturday Oct 27th 10am-1pm

A walking tour of local bakeries.  We are joining a group for a fun time together sampling pastries from various bakeries in the miracle mile neighborhood.  Come for a fun time of walking and munching.


Book Group

Tuesday October 30 7:30pm

We’re wrapping up the year of compassion.  Join us for discussion on Karen Armstrong’s 12 steps to compassion.

Contact Angela or Jocelyn for more information

20s30s All Saints Weekend Dinner

Saturday Nov 3rd 6-9pm

During All Saints Weekend members are encouraged to get out and meet one another through small get dinner or social hours through the city.  All the cool kids, including you, are going to the home of Brian and Karen Ide.   There will be a fun hands on interactive dinner making and a fire pit.

Come to meet new 20s30s people and discuss which books we want to read in our bookgroups.

Sign up for this fun event on the patio after church!

We’ll see you next Sunday on the patio!

Brunch Announcements!

The infamous 20s30s brunch returns THIS SUNDAY!

Sunday Oct 14th, 12-2

Join us for a fun time and fantastic food in the upper parish hall following the 11:15 service.

We’ll be having some fabulous lasagna and hearing from our guest speaker the director of the Neighborhood Youth Association in Venice, an awe-inspiring afterschool program.

Cost is $10

If you’re a traditional service attender you can join us before brunch for pumpkin spice chai and snacks (and help set up!)

Hamburger Happy Hour and Traditional/Alternative Service Mixer

Wednesday Oct 17th 6-9

We’re breaking out from the church brunch cycle and hitting up one of the best new burger places in town: Rascal.

They have a burger happy hour.  Their signature burger is only $5 from 5-7 so drop in and grab a burger (or chicken or fish sandwich) and a drink and get to know some people who go to “that other service.”

Gay and Lesbian BBQ at the rectory

Sunday Oct 21 4-7 PM

Joe Becci will be cooking up some of his famous BBQ ribs.

From Rachel: I hope you all will consider coming to the bbq on the 21st. Yes, it’s technically a Gay and Lesbian Ministry event, but you don’t have to be gay to go! We will be talking about doing some volunteer work at the LA Gay and Lesbian Center and we’d love to have you all involved in that. I think we will end up doing work with the homeless youth there – and many of those kids are homeless because their parents kicked them out for being gay (reading between the lines here: for religious reasons). I think it’s important for church groups like ours to let them know they are okay and loved by God. It’s equally important that straight people tell them that – so we’d love your involvement

.Michael Chiarello's Babyback Ribs with Espresso Barbecue Sauce

All Saints Weekend 20s30s Dinner

Saturday Nov 3 6pm

Are you hearing all the buzz about All Saints weekend but don’t know what it is all about or where you’re supposed to go?

Well come with us!  To Brian and Karen Ide’s house.  That’s where all the cool kids will be.  And by cool kids, I mean you!

Book Groups

The 12 Steps to Compassion Book Group is wrapping up the final few chapters by the end of the year.

But the group is still open to anyone who would like to join!

It meets the last Tuesday of every month.

Contact Angela Williams Gephardt for more info

Because of the success of the Compassion book group, we’re starting another book group so people in different parts of town and/or different schedules can join a group.  Let us know what books you’re interested in!

Service Opportunities

We’ll be visiting the Neighborhood Youth Association in the next few weeks.  Sign up to join the tour of their program and find out how to get more involved.

Monday Meal at All Saints is a great way to get involved with the church and the local community.

Gay and Lesbian Center -the Gay and Lesbian ministry invites us to join them in serving at the Gay and Lesbian center.  If you’d like to find out more about this opportunity join us for a bbq at the rectory on Oct 21.  Or talk to Rachel Brookhart.

Pastry Walk

We’re joining the Pastry Walk at the end of the month.  A walking tour of local bakeries.

Find out more.

I hope you can join us and make more and better friends.



All New 20s30s

We had a great time on the hike on Sunday and a great time at the social hour on Monday night.

Looking forward to getting to know more of you through more large group and small group events and activities.

Farewell/Bon Voyage Reception for Rev Heather

Join us Sept 30 after services in the lower parish hall to send off Heather on her next phase of life, being chaplain at St Margaret’s Episcopal School.

Inter-fatih Field Trip.

Join us Sept 30th on a “field trip” as we visit St Monica’s in Santa Monica.  They have a very popular “Young Adult Mass” on Sunday evenings.  We thought it’d be fun to get a group together to check it out and gather after for discussion.  Service is at 5:30pm

20s30s Brunch

The Brunches are back!  Join us Oct 14th for a “fabulous” brunch immediately following the 11:15 service.  Cost is $10.

Catch up with old friends, find out what’s new with the group!

Neighborhood Youth Association

NYA serves youth in Venice with myriad after school programs and services.  We’re going to partner with them to create service opportunities for us as a group and as individuals.  A group tour is being scheduled for next month.  If you are interested in volunteering, lets us know!

Compassion Book Group

The 12 Steps of Compassion book group is wrapping up the year.  But the group is still open to everyone!  Get in on the tail end of a great year of discussion. The group meets the last Tuesday of every month. Contact Jocelyn for more info.

New Book Group

The success of the compassion book group encouraged us to start another group for people with different schedules or who live different parts of town. Let us know if you’d like to join a new group!

Pastry Walk

As part of our goal to get out and get to know the city, we thought we’d join the “Pastry Walk.”  A simple walking tour of local bakeries. Saturday Oct 27th 10am