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Intersectional Resistance: Reproductive Justice

Sunday, January 22

Reconciliation is holy work. Resistance is too. When the agendas of the president-elect and the new Congress scapegoat people of color and Muslims, deprive our fellow citizens of control over their lives, desecrate God’s creation or enrich the wealthy at the expense of the poor, we must oppose them. This is not a partisan political statement; it is a confession of faith.”
— The Reverend Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies

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The Adaptive Challenge of Love

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church

I’m noticing that the whole conversation about praying for our president-elect (including our little piece of it at All Saints Church) has attracted considerable energy. While a passionate conversation about prayer could be a wonderful thing – it feels like something more is going on.

Maybe it’s just because we are in one of the eyes of this particular hurricane, but it feels like there is a special intensity to this conversation on all sides – and that always makes me wonder what that’s about. Makes me wonder if something else is going on here that isn’t about prayer or pastoral care – two topics that I would hope people of faith could disagree about in good faith.

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A Word From the Rector

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church

There has been a lot of conversation about praying for the president-elect. That’s good. Conversation is good. Conversation about the purpose of prayer is fantastic. I hope it draws us into a deeper consideration of the role of prayer in our lives and common life.

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A Weekend of Prayer & Sacred Resistance

January 20-22, 2017

At All Saints Church we will enter this new era in our nation’s history with prayers for our country and a recommitment to sacred resistance. We will stand in resistance to the systemic evils that oppress and marginalize any member of our human family – including but not limited to racism, sexism, nativism, homophobia, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. Grounded in our baptismal promises, our resistance to public policies that perpetuate those evils is how we put our faith into action in the world.

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Women’s March/LA: Calling All Episcopalians

On Saturday, January 21st women and men committed to the shared values of love, justice and compassion will take to the streets in a nationwide demonstration of solidarity and sacred resistance — and All Saints is proud that The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles is organizing to be part of that witness. From the Facebook Event:

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We Are All Saints: Spotlight on Lorenzo Bacani

by Matt Mueller-Curson

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the youth of All Saints Church embody the spirit of this parish with enthusiasm and dedication. And it would be hard to get any more involved at All Saints than high school junior Lorenzo Bacani. Acolyte, chorister, Vestry member – Lorenzo has done it all.

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We Pray For Our Leaders

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church

As Episcopalians, we pray for our leaders. It’s one of those things we do.

We pray for our leaders because they are human beings, made in God’s image, and beloved by God. We pray for our leaders because leadership is important – because it is a sacred trust, power to be exercised for the common good despite all temptation to the otherwise.We pray for our leaders regardless of whether or not we like or agree with them. Our prayers are neither endorsement nor censure. Our prayers ask God to guard and guide, to bring out in our leaders what we hope God brings out in us all – the image of God that dwells in each one of us.

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Stories from the Undocumented in Our Community

Sunday, January 8 | 10:15 a.m.

“You are my Own, chosen and marked by my love, delight of my life.” Words that sweep us off our feet. Words our hearts long to hear. Words of adoration and joy. This Sunday, we hear God saying these words to Jesus in his baptism and we realize these words from God are for us, too. Each of us. All of us. The voice of God’s Spirit reminds us that no matter how unworthy we might consider ourselves, God delights in us. The voice of God’s Spirit reminds us that no matter how rejected or persecuted a person is, God delights in them.

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Revisiting Manzanar

Sunday, January 8 | 5-7:30 p.m.

Please join the Interfaith Study Group for a very special evening with guest speakers Shizuko Akasaki and Bill Shishima who will share their family’s stories of sudden removal from business and homes to detention camps 75 years ago at the beginning of World War II. Come learn from their history as we prepare to enter an uncertain future for our neighbors who are immigrants in this nation.

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A New Chapter Begins

Celebrating the Ministry of the All Saints Church Community
Monday, February 27, 2017

We are thrilled that the Reverend Becca Stevens — recent CNN Heroes inductee and author of “Find Your Way Home” (our 2016 “One Church, One Book) — will be with us to help celebrate the installation of her long-time friend, Mike Kinman, as our 10th Rector on Monday evening, February 27th.

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MLK, Jr.: Beyond the Sound Bites

Monday, January 16 | 9am-5pm

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church

Like most Americans, I grew up knowing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King by the sound bites.

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