Monday, September 16, 2013

New Blog Launched: ASC Ideas

All Saints Church entered a new "blog era" with the launch of ASC Ideas in September 2013 ... an interactive blog site designed to help us in the work of making God's love tangible 24/7.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The "NALT Christians Project" comes to @ASCpas

It's the brainchild of Dan Savage of "It Gets Better" fame -- a series of videos launched on a platform designed to give voice to Christians who keep explaining that we're "not all like that" in response to the rabid rhetoric of the religious right ... the Pat Robertsons, Michele Bachmanns and Jerry Falwells. And Susan Russell jumped on the bandwagon this afternoon with this short video.

Check out the project here ... and consider loading up your OWN witness to God's inclusive love. Seriously. We did this one in five minutes with one take. You've got your stories to tell ... and Dan Savage is giving us a platform to tell them. Ready. Set. GO!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

LET FREEDOM RING! All Saints Marks 50th Anniversary of "I Have A Dream"

At 12 noon on August 28, 2013 All Saints Church in Pasadena joined with those across the nation ringing bells to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have A Dream" speech.

Thanks to all who stepped up on a moment's notice and made freedom ring!

Zelda Kennedy ... closing the bell ringing with prayer ... and let the people say: AMEN!

Monday, August 26, 2013

ASC September Preaching Line Up!

September 1 | Janine Schenone -- "Entertaining Angels"

September 8 | Jon Dephouse - "Temple Run"

September 15 | Ed Bacon -- Homecoming Sunday

September 22 | Gene Robinson -- Celebration of Ministries Sunday

September 29 | Ed Bacon -- Blessing of the Animals

For more information visit the All Saints website

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hannah's Blanket: A Theology of Transitional Objects

We are delighted to welcome Timothy Safford -- Rector of Christ Church, Philadelphia and former All Saints staff member – back to Pasadena for a very special Summer Sunday Forum presentation: Sunday, August 25 during the education hour. (10:15-11:00 a.m.)

Tim will explore the “theology of transitional objects” by sharing the spiritual journey of a baby blanket given to his daughter Hannah by the All Saints’ community – a baby blanket crocheted by parishioner Virginia Classick 16 years ago. Come prepared to be both informed and inspired by the always inspiring Tim Safford. Forum.

For directions/visitor info visit our website.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Reza Aslan Makes All Saints Preaching Debut: Sunday, July 21st

We are delighted to welcome our long time friend and interfaith ally Reza Aslan to the All Saints' pulpit. Here's what NPR's "Fresh Air" had to say about Reza Aslan and his new book: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth:
Writer and scholar Reza Aslan was 15 years old when he found Jesus. His secular Muslim family had fled to the U.S. from Iran, and Aslan's conversion was, in a sense, an adolescent's attempt to fit into American life and culture. "My parents were certainly surprised," Aslan tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

As Aslan got older, he began his studies in the history of Christianity, and he started to lose faith. He came to the realization that Jesus of Nazareth was quite different from the Messiah he'd been introduced to at church. "I became very angry," he says. "I became resentful. I turned away from Christianity. I began to really reject the concept of Christ."

But Aslan continued his Christian scholarship, and he found that he was increasingly interested in Jesus as a historical figure. The result is his new book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth — a historical look at Jesus in the context of his time and Jewish religion, and against the backdrop of the Roman Empire.

Reza Aslan will preach on Sunday, July 21 at 9:00 and 11:15 a.m.
He will also speak about his book during the Adult Ed Hour (10:15 -11:00) in the Forum.

Books will be available for sale and for signing in the Forum and on the lawn after the 11:15 service.

Can’t join us in person? Watch the video streaming live here from the 11:15 service

Reza Aslan in the news...

-- Washington Post, July 15, Excerpt: WhatCan We Know About Jesus

-- Publishers Weekly Picks, July 15, Booksfor week of July 15

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

"God Loves Uganda" @Outfest | July 16

All Saints Church, Pasadena is proud to announce their partnership with 2013 Outfest Los Angeles this year to screen "God Loves Uganda" on July 16th at 7:00 PM in DGA 1. To purchase a ticket to the screening, please visit the Outfest website or call 213-480-7065. If you mention you are part of All Saints Church, Pasadena, you get $1 off your ticket purchase.