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!
As summer approaches we have a few exciting new events and happenings to talk about!
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.
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!
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!
Watch this youtube video “Ash Wednesday and Lent in 2 Minutes.”
Then join the lenten conversation happening around All Saints!
Forty Days of Vegan
Follow the group blog and join in community vegan-friendly dinners
An simple meal we all eat from one pot, a practice in community and austerity.
Reading daily meditations compiled from the writings of St Francis Assisi
40 DAYS OF VEGAN (for LENT) I’m going for it. Who’s in? Joshua Paget hooked me up with Vegan books so I don’t get emaciated & pass out. Let’s do this… We can blog about the journey, support one another, meet up at vegan restaurants, & reflect on its effect upon our lives spiritually. Wait…Booze is vegan, right?
Buy the book online
It’s kind of a new thing for us, but I think it’s a step in the right direction. …
WHERE: Angela & Sam Gebhardt’s House
ADDRESS: 3103 S Halm Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
DATE: JAN 31ST, 2012
DATE & TIME & FREQUENCY: Angela and I were debating between a Mon and Tues. Looks like Tuesday is more doable for the group than Monday. If I’m really wrong, let me know. We are thinking 1 time a month to start…the 4th Tuesday of each month.
FIRST ONE: The first one will be at Angela & Sam Gebhardt’s house in Culver City. They have graciously volunteered their house. We can decide during the first meeting if it’s better for people to meet at one house, alternate houses, or the church.
DISCUSSION TOPICS: We are thinking that we could start with the book, 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life. There’s plenty to discuss in that book and we don’t have to necessarily only talk about the book. I’d love for it to be a place where we can also dialogue about individual situations and daily struggles each of us are having. BUY BOOK: You can buy it from the bookstore or from Amazon
OUTLINE FOR EVENINGS (TENTATIVE):
7:30pm: Meet and greet (everyone bring wine or appetizer)
8:00pm: Start with 1 chapter/step in the 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life
915-930/45: Share an individual situations/struggles anyone is having and pray together
9:30~10:00: we are out of there..
Let me know your thoughts!
Now available on Netflix streaming and on DVD.
Watch it on your own time, watch it with your family, form a group and watch it together.
Questions for group discussion:
Do you feel overwhelmed or stressed by Christmas? Which aspects of “The Season” are most stressful? Which aspects help you experience peace?
Do you agree with Reverend Billy’s message?
What’s your reaction to the way Reverand Billy presents his message? Is he effective?
Do you think his method overshadows his message?
Yet, how many other documentaries have you watched on this issue?
What methods in our own lives might overshadowed the message of Christ?
What measure of Chistmas austerity are you willing to take this year to make sure you experience more of the peace and less of the hustle and bustle of Christmas?