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  • An Advent Procession with Lessons & Carols

    A service of darkness into light

    Sunday, December 8 at 4:00pm

    Join us for this traditional seasonal favorite highlighting the beauty of choral music and the spoken Word. Music by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, John Tavener, Richard Lloyd, Frank Boles, Arvo Pärt, Hugh Distler, Judith Weir, & more. Sung by the All Saints’ Chamber Choir. 

     

    Reception following.

     

  • Choral Evensong - Second Sundays

    Next Choral Evensong: Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 4pm

    3:30pm Organ Recital | 4pm Service with music by the Choristers of All Saints' and the Schola Cantorum.


    A deeply moving service with candlelight, sung prayers, chant, and incense. Sung the Second Sunday of the Month, September 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.

    The organ recital precedes the service at 3:30pm. Evensong begins at 4pm featuring the Choirs of All Saints'. The reception follows in St. Barbara. 

      

  • Choral Evensong - Fourth Fridays

    Fourth Fridays in the Holy Innocents' Chapel at 5:30pm

    Next service: Friday, January 24, 2020

    It's a simple Evensong -- lasting not more than 30 minutes. Come join us! It’s a great addition for those who pray Evening Prayer Monday through Thursday, or for those who’d like to support our young singers, while starting the weekend with prayer.  Music by the Choristers of All Saints' Church. 

     

  • Adult Christian Education

    Sundays 10:10am in St. Barbara

     

    Relationship is Essential, A 3-part teaching series led by Lucian Taylor.

    Being in relationship with God and each other is essential to living a heathy and whole life that accomplishes God’s purposes and brings us the happiness and contentment we so desire. This series will explore why we need relationships, why we avoid the relationships we need, and how we can make the relationships we have richer and more fulfilling.

     

    December 1: Relationship is Essential to Being

    December 8: Relationship is Essential to Becoming

    December 15: Relationship is Essential to Belonging

     


  • 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.

     

    SUNDAY, December 8

    9am Children's Chapel in the Chapel

    10:10am  Children through Grade 3: Day School Library

    10:10am  Youth Grade 4-7: Day School Library

     

    Christmas Pageant Update

    If you have a child in pre-K through 3rd grade who would like to be a part of the pageant at the 3:30pm service on Christmas Eve and will be available on December 8, 15, and 22 for costume fittings and rehearsals, and also youth who are interested in being narrators for the pageant or adults who would like to help with rehearsals, costume fitting, the actual pageant, or snacks, please email dtrueblood@pvschools.net.


    CLASP Alumni Brunch December 15

    All youth, grades 4-12, and all acolytes and acolyte alumni, are invited to join us for brunch in Manning Hall on December 15, during the education hour from 10:10-10:50am. We will eat delicious food, have fun with friends, greet acolyte alumni who have been away, and hear from special guest, Sarah Baxter, the activities director for Maryland Gardens Care Center, who will tell us a little bit about the Maryland Gardens residents, and what our Christmas gifts mean to them. See you all there! (Also, mark your calendars for Friday, December 20, at 3:30pm, and plan to join us as we deliver our gifts to the Maryland Gardens residents!)

     

    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 for Confirmation class! This year, youth preparation for Confirmation will consist of Sunday morning sessions during the regular education hour, from 10:10-10:50am, January 12, 19, & 26, February 2, 9, & 23, March 1, 8, 22, & 29, April 26, & May 3, and a mini-retreat on the church campus on Saturday, April 25, 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 Emilie Finn at efinn@allsaintsoncentral.org

     

     

    Day School Open Houses: January 22

    Come learn more about our school focused on “Educating Children Head to Soul.” From 9-11am, 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.

     

     

  • Women's Breakfast

    Our Newest Fellowship Group to Gather: Next Breakfast Tuesday, December 10

    Join us for breakfast, once a month, for conversation and breakfast on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9am. This month, we will meet at the Daily Dose at Highland and 20th Street. 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 12

    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.  A class taught by the clergy, "All About the Saints" meets at 11am in St. Barbara first. Then lunch starts at 12noon with a delicious seasonal meal provided by Heavenly Scent,  just $7. The program starts at 12:30pm and rarely goes past 1:15pm.  Although the focus is on seniors, all ages are welcome to join us. 

      

    Enjoy your summer, see you at our next gathering: Wednesday, December 11.


  • Caring Crafters

    Caring Crafters (formerly Prayer Shawl Knitting Group):

    Next gathering is Thursday, December 19

    Join us at Panera, 1949 E. Camelback Rd. (faces 20th St., south of Camelback, behind In and Out Burger) at 5:30pm, on the third Thursday of each month. Bring your knitting, crocheting, small hand stitching, beading or just your smiling face and learn more about our donation projects. Contact Sharron (602-499-8134 or email SharronLuther@yahoo.com).



     

  • 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.  


    If you find yourself observing the suffering in the world and looking for an opportunity to help someone  in the little free time you have—consider joining us on our monthly Tuesday evening at 6:30-8:00pm in St. Barbara to send birthday wishes to women incarcerated at Perryville.  So many of the women we write to have been left behind by friends and family and the Birthday cards we sent are often the only cards they receive.  When we receive letters back from the women they are often  filled with beautiful messages of gratitude along with desperate words of loneliness that remind us that no gesture of kindness is too small to make a difference.  


    The 2020 Program Year Dates

    January 21

    February 25

    March 24

    April 21

    May 26

    June 23


  • Wednesday 12:10pm Holy Eucharist  

    Holy Eucharist & Healing Service at 12:10pm


    This is a great time for people to stop by from work for a short spiritual boost at lunch time. It’s a short service, approximately 30 minutes, so you will still have time for lunch.  For you early birds, there is still a 7am Holy Eucharist & Healing Service every Wednesday also.

     

  • 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.


    Special New Offering: Fourth Fridays August through April from 5:30-6pm: Choral Evensong with the Choristers of All Saints' Church. A sung version of Evening Prayer with our youth choir in the 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 2019-2020 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' Choral Music

    Program for Children

    All Saints’ is very pleased to offer a comprehensive 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