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  • "Dia de los Muertos" Friends of Music Dinner

    The "Must-Attend" event of 2019!
    Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:30pm Auction & 7pm Dinner


    A soulful fiesta of food, song, and chat -- all to raise money for the All Saints' Music Program.  Click here to see the menu and/or RSVP and pay online.


    RSVP by October 21. 


  • Choral Evensong - Second Sundays

    Next Choral Evensong: Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4pm

    3:30pm Organ Recital | 4pm Service with music by the Chamber Choir


    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, November 22, 2019

    No October Fourth Friday due to Harvest Fair at the Day School


    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

    Exploring the Bible with Father Reed

    Don’t know the Bible stories well? Not sure how we understand the Bible as Episcopalians? Confused about how to develop a regular practice of reading the Bible?

     

    Studies have shown that regular reading of the Bible is one of the strongest indicators for spiritual vitality, and yet Episcopalians tend    to read the Bible less frequently than most other Christians.

     

    Over six interactive classes, we will:

    +Read through and discuss some of the major stories of the Bible

    + Learn how Episcopalians interpret the Bible

    +Learn how to read, pray with, and use the Bible for spiritual growth

     

    Book for the class: “The Path: A Journey Through the Bible” by Forward Movement. Participants are encouraged to order the book (on your own) and read four chapters per week. “The Path” describes itself as being “a clear and easy-to-read introduction to the grand story of the Bible . . . an amazing 360-degree overview of the vast, sweeping epic of God’s extraordinary love for ordinary people.”

     

    September 8: Exploring the Bible

    September 15: Exploring the Bible

    September 22: All Parish Breakfast Potluck

    September 29: Exploring the Bible

    October 6: No Christian education (Blessing of the Animals at 9am)

    October 13: Exploring the Bible

     

    October 20: Special Guest: The Rev. Scott Gunn, Executive Director of Forward Movement

     

    October 27: Pledge Commitment Sunday Brunch

    November 3: Exploring the Bible

    November 10: Exploring the Bible


  • 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.

     

    Saturday, October 12: All-Parish and Youth Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children

    (Youth in grades 4-12, 11:15am-1:30pm, Feed My Starving Children, Mesa)


    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13

    9am Children's Chapel

    10:10am Christian Education

    Preschool (age 4) through Grade 3 Meet in the Day School Library

    Youth Grades 4-7 Meet in the Day School Library


    For more information on our Youth Ministry, contact Pastor Emilie Finn at efinn@allsaintsoncentral.org

    or 602.279.5539 x116.

     

  • Women's Breakfast

    Our Newest Fellowship Group to Gather: Next Breakfast Tuesday, November 12

    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 theScott's Generations Deli at 7th Street and Glendale. 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, November 14

    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, November 13


  • Caring Crafters

    Caring Crafters (formerly Prayer Shawl Knitting Group):

    Next gathering is Thursday, October 17

    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).



     

  • Writing To Reconnect

    Deacon Patrice Al-Shatti invites you to join her for a very special creative and contemplative small group experience this Fall. Writing to Reconnect is a 6 week creative writing program that will help you reconnect with yourself, God, and others. Thursday mornings, 10-11:30am in the Urbano Library, September 19- October 24. Interest is also being gauged for a 7pm week night group in the Spring. Contact Patrice at palshatti@allsaintsoncentral.org for more information or to sign up.

     

  • All Saints' and PACC-911 Pet Adopt-a-thon

    Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10am-3pm in the North Parking Lot that runs along Central Avenue at Maryland Avenue. 


    Over 50 pet adoption agencies on site with pets looking for their forever home! All spayed, neutered, and vaccinated. Food truck, pet blessings, prizes, and hundreds of cute dogs and cats. PetSmart Charities is the official sponsor.  For the month of October, please donate bags or cans of dog or cat food for our PACC-911 partners.  Put your donations in the big red bins in the church and Church Office. 

     

  • 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 October 22 from 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 2019-2020 Program Year Dates

    October 22

    November 19


    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