Food Revolution, Small Groups, Happy Hour, Poetry Tour

As summer approaches we have a few exciting new events and happenings to talk about!


food rev

May 18th at All Saints the St Francis Ministry is hosting a composting and planting pot luck.   It’s part of the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution.

Come to All Saints on May 18th and Bring a dish to eat, a recipe to share, something to plant.

If you’re like me, you’ll be just starting out with all this planting stuff and probably sticking to the Chia Pet brand window sill herb garden.

chia herb garden

But Uma assures me even more experienced gardeners can get help with bigger projects.   Maybe leave the junker at home though, okay Charlie?




If you are interested in connecting with folks in a small group.  We encourage you to form small groups.  But the best ones happen organically.  You do not want to be told who to meet and when.  So come out to the planting events, the hikes, happy hours, bike rides, etc.  And those friends who you can connect with and who want to read the same books you do!

small group



It’s summer and that means more after work daylight hours.  So why not head out with your church friends and enjoy LA’s booming gastro pub scene?

We’re meeting Friday the 10th at Rascal. Happy Hour is 5-7 but you can come later if you are a big spender!



Seattle based poet Matthew Brouwer will be making a tour of LA and on of the stops will be at All Saints.  Come check out this profound young artist.  Experience some of his dynamic performances poetry and then we’ll have a discussion about faith and creative arts.

We’re also in the midst of planning some large group events.  Feel free to suggest ideas.  If you don’t, then we’ll just be doing what I want to do and that means Fourth of July Bike Ride to the Beach!


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!




Pastry Walk fun!

Last month the book group Noodles and New Urbanism put on a “Pastry Walk”  a walking tour of local bakeries.  About 25 people came out.

We all had a good time at the Pastry Walk!  Check out photos from the event!

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All Saints Weekend!

What is All Saints Weekend?

The church develops some community building by coordinating dinner parties all over the city.  Get to know parishoners in your neighbhorhood by signing up to attend one of these dinners.

OR you can go to the designated 20s30s dinner:

Saturday, November 3rd: 6:00-9:00 pm
West Adams

Fun, interactive dinner
(kid friendly)

Sign up on the patio on Sunday or register online


What is the Pastry Walk?

We are joining a walking tour of local bakeries! Put on by a neighborhood advocacy group: noodles & new urbanism. We’ll be exploring the neighborhood of miracle mile while enjoying delicious local pastries.

Saturday at 10am starting at Fonuts on 3rd street


Book Group

We had a great book group last night! Wrapping up 12 Steps of Compassion. Have a suggestion for our next book to read together?

Let us know in the comments section below!

Service Projects:

Neighborhood Youth Association has locations all over the city.  They work hands on with their tutors, giving them the tools and techniques to teach youth, as well as suiting volunteers with their strengths.

If you’d like more info contact Josh Paget or Debbie Gauer

Monday Meal

Join us on Mondays if you can to come serve the homeless in the neighborhood of all saints.

A lot of us “20s30s” have flexible schedules and have found this a fun comfortable way to serve and grow together.

If you can’t make it on Mondays here’s a list of other ways you can help with the Monday Meal.



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!