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  • An Advent Procession of Lessons & Carols

    Sunday, December 9

    4pm Candlelight Service (no incense)

    5pm Organ Recital by Emma Whitten

    Reception following recital


    Following the liturgy of the Procession of Carols at King's College, Cambridge, England in 1934, this is a service of darkness into light with glorious scripture passages, lovely carols and hymns--sung by the Chamber Choir of All Saints'. A wonderful way to be immersed in Advent, the prophetic expectation of the coming of the Messiah. 



  • Wednesday 12:10pm Holy Eucharist in Advent

    NEW TIME FOR ADVENT

    Holy Eucharist & Healing Service


    We’ve moved our 10am Holy Eucharist & Healing Service to a  better time for people to stop by from work for a short spiritual boost. It’s a short service, approximately 30 minutes, so you will still have time for lunch. Give it a try and let us know what you think.  

    Starts December 5 and runs through January 2.  

  • Sunday Adult Christian Education

    December 2, 9: Understanding the Book of Daniel (Jim Hartley)

     

    December 16, 23: The Infancy Narratives of Jesus: Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2 (Grant Washburn)

     

    December 30: No Christian Education.

     

     

     

    Rosary Prayer: Every Sunday at 10:15am in the Chapel



  • What's Up For Children, Youth & Families


    All Saints’ Nursery for babies to 4 years

    Sunday mornings 8:30am to 12:30pm in the church’s north wing.

      

    Children's Chapel at 9am in the Chapel  


    For Christian Education at 10:10am this Sunday:

    Children through Grade 3: Manning Hall

    Youth Grades 4-7: Classroom 35

     

    Youth Confirmation Program

    Youth Confirmation preparation begins in January! If you are a student in grades 7-8 (or above), or if you know someone who is, it is not too early to sign up to prepare to be confirmed by the new Bishop of Arizona at her first visitation to All Saints' in May, 2019! This year, youth preparation for Confirmation will consist of 13 Sunday morning sessions during the regular education hour from 10:10-10:50am (January 13, 20 & 27, February 3, 10, 17 & 24, March 3, 10, 24 & 31, April 7 & 14), and a mini-retreat on Saturday, April 27, from 10am-2pm. As students prepare to make their own mature commitment to their Christian faith and to the Episcopal Church, we will read and discuss the Gospel of Mark together, learn about the baptismal covenant and different practices of prayer, discuss with All Saints' clergy and adult mentors how our faith influences our daily lives and actions, and participate in service projects, both within the church and in the wider community. Students and their families are encouraged to attend the Eucharistic service on Sunday either before or after classes. The registration fee is $100 (scholarships are available).   For more information, or to sign up, contact Pastor Finn at efinn@allsaintsoncentral.org

     


    Day School Open Houses: December 5 and January 23

    Come learn more about our school focused on “Educating Children Head to Soul.” Meet with administrators, faculty and Parent Ambassadors.  There is so much that All Saints’ has to offer, so start with a campus visit or call 602.274.4866 to schedule a private tour. You can RSVP for an Open House by using the link on our website, allsaints.org.



    Christmas Pageant Update

    It's that season again! For the next 3 weeks, in children's education we will offer a variety of activities while we begin to fit participants for pageant costumes and begin rehearsing. Please note well the following:

    December 9: Activity & Costume Fitting in Manning Hall 10:10 am

    December 16: Movie & Costume Fitting in Manning Hall 10:10am

    December 23: Movie (for those not in pageant) and rehearsal in Manning Hall 10:10am

    December 24: Rehearsal 2:30pm meet in CHAPEL & Pageant at 3:30pm during our service


    PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND ONE (OR BOTH) COSTUME FITTING ON DECEMBER 9 OR 16. THEY ALSO MUST ATTEND REHEARSAL ON DECEMBER 23 AND 24.


    Please sign your child up for the pageant by emailing jbaker@allsaintsoncentral.org by December 9 with your TOP 2 parts requested (camel, cow, sheep, mary, joseph, magi, shepherd, narrator, angel). PLEASE NOTE AND KEEP THIS DATE AS IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO FIND COSTUMES AT THE LAST MINUTE. The pageant is ideal for children pre-k to 3rd grade, and open to older youth as narrators. 



    Youth Christmas Angel Shopping Expedition! 

    This year, All Saints' 8th-12th grade youth are invited to begin Advent with an Angel Tree Shopping Expedition this Saturday, December 8, from 3-5pm at The Colonnade Shopping Center (and surrounding stores)! We will be shopping for several of the children whose mothers are in prison from the Prison Ministry Angel Tree. We have intentionally chosen to shop for some of the older children, since who better to choose gifts for teenagers than other teenagers!


    We will meet at 3:00pm at the Starbucks by Target (1641 E Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ, 85016) for a quick snack, then proceed on foot to to Target, and then to the shops across the street at The Colonnade Shopping Plaza. Parent pick-up will be at 5:00pm at the Michael's in the Colonnade Shopping Plaza (1925 E Camelback Rd., #132, Phoenix, AZ, 85016). We will walk those youth who drive themselves back to their vehicles in the Starbucks parking lot.


    All participating youth must RSVP, and bring signed permission slips to the event! The permission slip is available by CLICKING HERE. Be sure to wear clothes appropriate to outside weather and comfortable shoes for walking. If you are able, please bring $10 per youth to help cover the cost of food. (But know that no one will starve due to lack of funds!) To RSVP, or for more information, email Pastor Emilie at efinn@allsaintsoncentral.org. To contact Pastor Emilie on the day of the event, call/text 203-392-4695. See you there!

     

     

  • Choral Evensong

    A deeply moving service with candlelight, sung prayers, chant, and incense. Sung the Second Sunday of the Month, October through April. Evensong is one of the jewels of the Anglican tradition, with sung settings of the psalms, evening canticles and prayers from the 1662 Prayer Book. Experience the timeless texts of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis as interpreted by celebrated composers.

    Evensong begins at 4pm featuring the Choirs of All Saints'. The organ recital follows the service at 5pm with a reception after in St. Barbara.


    The December Evensong service is an Advent Procession with Lessons and Carols. February Evensong honors our Legacy Circle. March Evensong celebrates our Saint John's Bible. 


    2018 Dates: October 14, November 11, December 9

    2019 Dates: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12

  • Compline - Fourth Sundays

    Compline is the final service in the daily office of the Book of Common Prayer. Originating in the 4th century, Compline follows the traditional pattern of brief psalms, a reading, prayers and the Nunc Dimittis (the Song of Simeon). The word “Compline” comes from the Latin word for “completions,” as we pray in thanksgiving for the day that is completed, and for safety in the coming night. Services are Fourth Sundays at 8:00pm in the main church from September through April with the Men's & Women's Schola of All Saints'. This is a ‘come as you are’ service and congregants may choose freely to participate in the liturgy or to simply sit in quiet prayer and/or mediation. All are welcome.


    2018 Dates: September 23, October 28, November 25, December 23

    2019 Dates: January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28

     




  • Women's Breakfast

    Our Newest Fellowship Group to Gather: Next Breakfast Tuesday, December 11

    Join us for breakfast, once a month, for conversation and breakfast at Scott's Generations Deli on the Northeast corner of 7th Street and Glendaleon the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9am. Contact Joyce at jamoderow@gmail.com or 602-957-3211 for more information, or to let her know how many chairs to save!


  • Men's Breakfast

    Next gatherings:  Thursday, December 13

    Join the men of All Saints' for breakfast and conversation on the second Thursday of each month, from 7-8am at Scott's Generations Deli on the Northeast corner of 7th Street and Glendale (Madison Village Marketplace, 742 E. Glendale Ave).  All ages welcome. 



  • SAGES On Central

    Year-round monthly opportunity for 60ish+ to enjoy the pleasures of lunch, enriching conversations and social engagement.  The lunch starts at 12noon with a delicious seasonal meal provided by Heavenly Scent, now at $7. The program starts between 12:20pm and 12:30pm and rarely goes past 1:15pm.

     

    Although the focus is on seniors, all ages are welcome to join us. Please RSVP to the Church Office at 602.279.5539 - but should you forget to do so, come anyway!

      

    Wednesday, December 12

    A festive gathering of All Saints' School children singing and sharing Christmas joy with more senior members of our All Saints' family.

     




  • All Saints' Prison Ministry

    Send a Prisoner a Message of God's Love

    Matthew 25:36 "For I was in prison and you visited me."


    As Episcopalians, we promise in our Baptismal Covenant to "strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being."   Many of the prisoners experience isolation, rejection by family, and suffer deeply from being separated from their children.  A few encouraging words from your heart can brighten their day and uplift their hearts.  


    Donations of cards and stamps are gratefully accepted for this ministry.  If you would like more information, contact Lora Villasenor at lmvillasenor@msn.com.


    The Angels are Coming!

    There are more than 200,000 children in Arizona with one or both parents incarcerated.  Like most families, when a parent (a wage earner) is removed from the household, there is an enormous amount of stress on the parent that remains; and, if the incarcerated person is the Mother, the children are often being raised by grandparents and foster parents.   The Angel Tree is a Prison Fellowship that connects parents in prison to their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts.  This year, All Saints’ will sponsor Christmas gifts for 65 children, while delivering the gospel  and reminding these children that they remain in the thoughts and hearts of their absent parent. 

     

    These are the ways you can help:

    + If you sponsored a the gift for a child, please purchase a gift and return it to the church before December 9.  

     

    + Want to help wrap the gifts?  Join us in the Narthex/lobby on  Tuesday, December 11 from 4-8pm.  Show up for a little bit or stay the whole time, plus enjoy some pizza and fellowship while we spread Christmas cheer.

     

    + Bake cookies!  When we deliver gifts to the families we will

    also deliver a tray of homemade cookies on behalf of our congregation.  Last year, the cookies were the centerpiece of the delivery and loved by all.  If you have the gift of baking, this is a great time to share it. Contact Lora if interested. Baked cookies can be left in St. Barbara on December 14 &  before noon on December 15.  

     

    + Deliver gifts!   Gifts will be delivered from noon to 5pm on December 16.  If you are inspired to deliver gifts along with messages of faith and hope, please contact Lora Villasenor @ lmvillasenor@msn.com.  

      

      

    Prisoners Helping the Homeless

    The women at Perryville are partnering with Episcopal Churches in Arizona to crochet beanies for the homeless.  The women will donate their time to crochet 600 beanies and the churches with homeless ministries will hand them out this winter.  Wonderful!  The women are in need or yarn and plastic crochet needles to get started. They will accept any yarn you would like to donate and product that cannot be used for beanies will be used for other craft projects.  If you have yarn to donate please contact Lora Villasenor at lmvillasenor@msn.com.

  • Other Holiday Outreach Giving Opportunities

    Maryland Gardens Giving Tree

    We still have a handful of neighbors at Maryland Gardens who could use a gift or 2 this year to help make their holiday a little brighter. So please take a tag (and sign it out on the sign out sheet near the tree) and bring back your gift, wrapped and tagged by December 16. Gifts may be placed under the tree, or brought to the office during the week. Bringing the tag back is very important! Please wrap gifts for Maryland Gardens. The staff at Maryland Gardens, along with some All Saints' youth and volunteers will provide a festive and fun Christmas party and your gifts will put smiles on all the resident's faces.


    Give the Gift of Music at the Holidays This Year!

    Do you have to give a gift to that person who already has it all? Give them the “Gift of Music” this year by making a donation to the Friends of Music Program at All Saints’! It’s the perfect size and fits every budget from $10-$10,000, and it’s tax deductible. As an added bonus, you get a beautiful photo card to gift them outlining what the donation will be used for, and every person gets a “gift with sponsorship” (varies by level). Come by the table in the Narthex before or after our Sunday services to find out how to give the Gift of Music!


    Plus, starting Sunday, December 2, the “Famous All Saints’ Music Baskets” will be on display for raffle ticket purchase. Our annual tradition of fun, entertaining baskets also raises money for the “Most Heavenly Music on Earth”: Our Choirs! Get your raffle tickets December 2, 9, and 16.


    Purchase Holiday Gifts from Haiti To Support Our Latest Projects at St. Paul’s Church & School

    All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Day School has been partners with the parish and school of St. Paul’s in Haiti since 2010. Our mission has been to build relationships and to assist in constructing latrines, school rooms, a worship space, a cafeteria, a kitchen, a cistern, and a well. We now want to provide the community of St. Paul’s with a heavy-duty diesel generator and to begin work on a community garden so they can begin a lunch program. We are selling Haitian coffee, chocolate, and metal art because it’s a win-win: it supports Haiti’s economy AND we’re raising money to complete our projects at St. Paul’s. Moreover, what we are selling comes from Haiti and from SingingRooster.org — a wonderful nonprofit doing great work in Haiti that also exceeds principles of fair trade. Look for the Haiti display after most services during Advent. We will be located in the narthex. Questions? Email Dr. Beth Carson: bcarson@allsaints.org.


    Massages by Roberto for ER-D Donations

    Get a chair massage from our resident massage therapist, Roberto Paredes on Sunday, December 2 in the narthex between 9am-12:30pm and your donation will be doubled by the matching program at Episcopal Relief and Development. Fix your neck and help people in need around the world. Everyone wins!


  • Evening Prayer

    An Invitation to Deeper Faith and Sustaining A Tradition

    Evening Prayer every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 5:30pm in the Holy Innocents' Chapel. 


  • Centering Prayer

    Saturdays 8:30am, the All Saints’ Centering Prayer Group has weekly meetings in the Chapel. This time of prayer is open to anyone who is interested in practicing the ancient, yet timely practice of Centering Prayer, or learning more about it. The Practice of Centering Prayer familiarizes us with God’s first language – SILENCE. Participation in a weekly Centering Prayer group encourages perseverance in your individual practice, further input through resources and discussions, and an opportunity to share the spiritual journey. Additional information can be found in the Centering Prayer brochure, located in the tract rack, or by contacting Robin Wright at rbnrit@cox.net, Sara Soller at sara.soller@gmail.com, or Jennifer King at jbk393@yahoo.com.


     

  • Got Prayer?

    Are you happy with your prayer life? Would you like to learn more about prayer? Would you like to join with others and explore the practice of prayer? The Prayer Team offers a class that is a general primer on prayer and provides the background required for an invitation to potentially join the All Saints' Prayer Team ministry. For more information:  Contact Tim Hyland at thyland@cavanaghlaw.com.  


  • The Book Discussion Group

    The first Wednesday of the month from 7:30 – 9:00pm in the Urbano Library (September through April)

    The Book Discussion Group welcomes anyone who enjoys challenging reading and spirited discussion. The group reads mainly nonfiction books, and the occasional novel, that is selected to help develop spirituality and a greater understanding of our faith and the faith of others. Click here for the Book Discussion Group 2018-2019 Reading List.


  • Outreach Opportunities  

    FAITH IN ACTION Opportunities

    Are you seeking ways to give back to our community? Are you in need of tangible ways to say thank you for all the gifts you’ve been given?  Here are some opportunities to provide your time and talents to some of our partner organizations:


    To volunteer with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance:

    http://volunteer.firstfoodbank.org


    To volunteer with Andre House:

    http://andrehouse.org/volunteer-information/


    To volunteer with ICM Food and Clothing Bank:

    http://www.icmaz.org/Volunteers/Volunteers.aspx


    To volunteer with Feed My Starving Children:

    https://www.fmsc.org/get-involved/volunteer-now


    To volunteer with Homeward Bound Pathways Out of Poverty: 

    http://www.homewardboundaz.org/get-involved/volunteer/


    To volunteer with Phoenix Rescue Mission:

    http://phoenixrescuemission.org/you-can-help/


     

  • All Saints' New Choral Music Program for Children

    All Saints’ is very pleased to offer a new choral program which embraces the tradition of children’s voices.  For nearly one thousand years, children (primarily boys until the last fifty years!) have sung daily services in the great cathedrals and collegiate chapels of England. This new program is based on the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) curriculum entitled “Voice for Life” and provides youth with a musical education which includes music theory, music history, and vocal training. In addition, choristers learn about the liturgy and history of the church.  


    Who can join? Any child in grades K-12.

     

    What are the requirements?  A love of music and commitment to the singing schedule.

     

    Do I have to belong to the church? Membership to the church is NOT required, nor do you have to be an Episcopalian.

     

    What does my child get out of it?

    A first class musical education by highly experienced and trained professional musicians and lasting friendships.

     

    What is the cost?

    All admitted choristers receive FREE tuition as well as the opportunity to take a variety of music lessons on scholarship. The cost is simply a time commitment.

     

    Why do we rehearse twice a week?

    The choristers prepare and sing a lot of music during the spring and fall terms. It is necessary to rehearse twice a week in order to give the choristers time to learn music, theory, sing at a high level, do homework, and have fun!


    To learn more, contact Director of Music, Joseph Ripka at jripka@allsaintsoncentral.org

     


  • All Saints' Music School (ASMS)

    ASMS is an outreach ministry of All Saints' Episcopal Church and Day School serving the community through music instruction. ASMS is open to all persons regardless of religious affiliation. You need not be a member of All Saints' to receive music instruction. 

     

    Offerings include private and group instruction on a variety of traditional instruments as well as the New Community Chorister Program and group classes for young children.

     

    Voice, Piano, Violin, Saxophone, Tuba, Trombone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Flute, Percussion, French Horn, & Cello.

     

    All Saints’ Music School is committed to developing and encouraging musical skill and appreciation in each student, regardless of age or ability. In an artistic and nurturing environment, our instructors offer a first-rate musical education for all through professional instruction and inspiring musical experiences as an outreach program of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Day School.


    Piano Preparatory Program for Younger Children

    (Birth to 5th Grade) Parents and tots learn rhymes, lullabies, floor and lap games, action songs and dances that stimulate your child’s natural response to music. Older children work on musical literacy through songs, games, and playing percussion and Orff instruments. These classes will lead into the extremely successful, non-traditional Simply Music Piano Program! Group piano classes start at age 5.


    To learn more, contact Director of Music, Joseph Ripka at jripka@allsaintsoncentral.org