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!

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Summer BBQ and Eat Like a Saint!

 

 

 

 

More activities for 20s30s and opportunities to get involved with more than just themselves at church and the greater community

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EAT LIKE A SAINT – July 10th, 17th, & 24th  @ 7PM

Join us for an evening of Food and learning about Food.

The dinner series will feature special guests, documentaries, and discussion.  As well as delicious food.

Registration is Required.

 

 

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SUMMER BACKYARD BBQ  – July 13 2-6pm

On July 13 join us for a backyard BBQ!  There will be food and drinks and friends and fun.  All the summer time hits!

Other general announcements/upcoming activities:

GIVE BLOOD  Sunday July 14 8am-2pm

No, we’re not amping up our stewardship campaign.  The Red Cross will be on the church campus and they will be set up to receive your blood donation.  It is definitely a good cause. So stop in to Lower Sweetland Hall before or after a service and give some blood.  (You can still get a donut/coffee.)

WE TALK TED TALKS

Joins us to watch a ted talk and then discuss the issue from our own perspectives.

ICE CREAM 2 ICE CREAM  Sunday July 21  4pm

 

Ride your bike from one ice cream hot spot to the next.

 

Food Revolution, Small Groups, Happy Hour, Poetry Tour

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

FOOD REVOLUTION

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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.

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

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SMALL GROUPS!

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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!

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HAPPY HOUR

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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!

POETRY TOUR

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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!

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Hikes, Gardens, and Buses oh my!

The St Francis ministry is ramping up for an amazing spring and summer.

Kicking off this month with a hike in Temescal Canyon and a volunteer day at Greystone Garden.

Our Mercy and Justice ministry is getting ready for another year partnering with Get On The Bus.

Temescal Canyon Hike

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Please join us for a getaway hike into nature–waterfalls, amazing ocean views and lush, wooden canyons.  We will meet by the trail board at the end of the main road into the park by the trail head.  This is a moderate 4-mile hike, about 2.5 hours.  Temescal Canyon is at 15601 Sunset Blvd Pacific Palisades.

Contact Carey Usher for more info!

Here is a link to more info about the trail in general.  Carey has a little bit different route so please make sure to contact her before heading out!

http://www.hikespeak.com/trails/temescal-canyon/

 

Get on The Bus Kick Off

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Each year we partner with Get On The Bus to help children visit incarcerated mom’s.  We accompany children to the detention center and give them books and bears on behalf of their mother. It is a really powerful time for the children as well as volunteers.  Help us prepare for the opportunity by donating books, bears, or time.  April 14th.

Contact Debbie Gauer for more info on how to help.

Greystone Garden Volunteer Day

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April 20th

We’ll be joining the St Francis Ministry to help tend the garden at Greystone.

Greystone Garden is a community demonstration garden. Keep up with all their gardening tips and volunteer opportunities on their blog

http://greystonedemonstrationgarden.blogspot.com/

Contact Uma Yu for more info on the April 20th event.

 

 

Pancakes and Parades!

We’ve got some exciting things coming up.

SOCIAL

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!

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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.

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HomeGirl Cafe

Feb 23 11am

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

SPIRITUAL

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.

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SERVICE

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!

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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.  www.noodlesandnewurbanism.org

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!

Josh