Week of 10/29 Youth Update

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Week of 10/29 Youth Update

Weekly Highlights:

Wednesday Night Youth Group — Halloween Party!

Tomorrow is our annual Halloween Party! Parish Celebrations will be hosting dinner tomorrow night (they always do an amazing job decorating Sweetland Hall), and then we’ll head upstairs for candy, games, a costume contest, and more fun surprises!

Dinner begins at 6:30, and youth group ends at 8:30. Costumes strongly encouraged!

Parent Culture — Cancelled for this Sunday

This Sunday is All Saints Sunday, which is our feast day — all Adult Education options and Sunday school offerings are cancelled. We’ll resume on Sunday, November 11th.

Parent Potluck

On the first and third Wednesday nights our parents provide an amazing potluck for nearly 60 hungry teenagers — if you’re student is participating in our weekly dinner, and you haven’t joined a potluck team, would you consider doing so? Please contact Jeremy for more information.

Thurifer Training

Thurifer training is scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd, from 2 till 3 pm in the church. Please let Jeremy know if you’re planning on attending. Acolytes must be in at least 8th grade and have served on an acolyte team for two years.

All Saints Family Eucharist

Please save the date for our All Saints Family Eucharist on Sunday, November 4th in the Learning Center. More information to come.

Calendar

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Jesus is not interested in your personal salvation*

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Jesus is not interested in your personal salvation*

I don’t really think that Jesus has ever really been interested in your personal salvation.

But perhaps I should clarify.

I don’t think that Jesus is interested in your personal salvation as it relates to heaven or being saved. This is largely a function of the contemporary American (evangelical) church.

Jurgen Moltmann writes convincingly that Jesus’ historical experience (vis a vis the cross) is not the moment of the reconciliation of all things. There is no moment in time where we could not already be reconciled to God.

The event of the cross, for Christians, functions as a signal marker that we already find the fullness of our being in the divinity in whom we move and have our being. But this act, couched in the paradigmatic theology of Christian faith, is not just for Christians.

The great sin of the evangelical church today is its subversion of the community-saving message of Jesus into the heresy of an individualistic, personal salvation of becoming saved.

It is this interpretive perversion that allows self-proclaimed Christian leaders the theological framework to align themselves with power that oppresses and excludes.

It is not enough, then, to say that Jesus would condemn the xenophobic race-baiting so eagerly displayed by many of our political and so-called religious leaders today.

Jesus would.

Rather, what we must see is that Jesus is the very refugee being denied entry.

Ultimately, Christian faith, if it does anything at all, expands the horizon of God’s embrace. And it does not do this alone. The world’s great spiritual teachers move us to the truth of an existential reality where everything, and everyone, is radically reconciled and included.

Our salvation, then, is not a movement to personal glorification, individualism, and greed — rather, it is a process whereby we understand that we are deeply bound together with everyone else, and that it matters how we treat those whom we are tempted to marginalize and oppress.

This is the theological framework that drives our work with young people at All Saints.

It is a framework that explores the unfathomable depth of God’s love for all people — a framework that helps structure a reality where the work of helping one another and embracing our strength in community becomes the defining way in which we answer the complex and numerous problems facing our world today.

Amen.

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Week of 10/22 Youth Update

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Week of 10/22 Youth Update

Weekly Highlights:

Wednesday Night Youth Group

Wednesday night youth group is an incredible place to meet friends and learn about faith -- and play a few games too. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm in Sweetland Hall, followed by separate programming for middle school  and senior high from 7 till 8:30.

Senior high and middle school will be meeting on campus tonight.

Parent Culture — 10/28

Laura Thornton will be leading us through some guided meditation and other helpful tools for self-care. All parents are welcome to join!

Parent Potluck

On the first and third Wednesday nights our parents provide an amazing potluck for nearly 60 hungry teenagers — if you’re student is participating in our weekly dinner, and you haven’t joined a potluck team, would you consider doing so? Please contact Jeremy for more information.

Thurifer Training

Thurifer training is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd, from 2 till 3 pm in the church. Please let Jeremy know if you’re planning on attending. Acolytes must be in at least 8th grade and have served on an acolyte team for two years.

All Saints Family Eucharist

Please save the date for our All Saints Family Eucharist on Sunday, November 4th in the Learning Center. More information to come.

Calendar

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Week of 10/1 Youth Update

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Week of 10/1 Youth Update

Weekly Highlights:

Wednesday Night Youth Group

Wednesday night youth group is an incredible place to meet friends and learn about faith -- and play a few games too. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm in Sweetland Hall, followed by separate programming for middle school  and senior high from 7 till 8:30.

Senior high and middle school will be meeting on campus tonight.

Become an Acolyte!

There are many ways to get involved in church, and being an acolyte is one of the bests (and not just because of the donuts!). Our acolytes play a key role in all of our service -- being an acolyte is also a great way to meet new friends, to earn service hours, develop leadership skills, and give back to your church community. 

Please let Jeremy know if you'd like to join an acolyte team!

Giving Event @ the Rectory

You are invited to come together with friends and family on Friday, October 5th for our Rectory Reception at the home of Mike and Robin Kinman to launch the 2019 pledge campaign! A delightful evening of community, there will be a host of fun activities for children and youth, including crafts, board games, movies, a taco cart, and much more!

Don’t miss this fun and festive evening for the whole family – RSVP today!

So join us on Friday, October 5th, 5:30 — 7:30 p.m., at 540 Woodland Road, Pasadena 91106. Valet parking will be provided. All ages are welcome! RSVP to Amanda Perez by Tuesday, October 2nd, at aperez@allsaints-pas.org or call 626.583.2766. See you there!

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Week of 9/17 Youth Update

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Week of 9/17 Youth Update

Weekly Highlights:

Wednesday Night Youth Group

Wednesday night youth group is an incredible place to meet friends and learn about faith -- and play a few games too. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm in Sweetland Hall, followed by separate programming for middle school  and senior high from 7 till 8:30.

Senior high will be heading over to Zona Rosa, a local coffee shop, for the evening — middle school will meet on campus as usual.

Become an Acolyte!

There are many ways to get involved in church, and being an acolyte is one of the bests (and not just because of the donuts!). Our acolytes play a key role in all of our service -- being an acolyte is also a great way to meet new friends, to earn service hours, develop leadership skills, and give back to your church community. 

Please let Jeremy know if you'd like to join an acolyte team!

Seekers Orientation

Seekers is our year-long youth Confirmation program for students in grades 9 to 12. Every year we hold a special Seekers orientation where we invite families (Seekers and parents) to come learn about the program and to ask questions about what really goes on in Seekers. Orientation for the class of 2019 is on Sunday, September 23rd from 1 till 2:30 pm in the Learning Center. Lunch will be provided. Please let Jeremy know if you'll be attending.

Assistant Youth Minister Search Update

We are in the process of interviewing candidates, and hope to have a new assistant youth minister in place by the end of September. More information to come.

Calendar

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Week of 9/3 Youth Update

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Week of 9/3 Youth Update

Weekly Highlights:

Wednesday Night Youth Group

Our Wednesday evening program starts up next Wednesday, September 12th, and we are so excited to see everyone! 

Wednesday night youth group is an incredible place to meet friends and learn about faith -- and play a few games too. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm in Sweetland Hall, followed by separate programming for middle school  and senior high from 7 till 8:30.

Children, Youth, and Families Registration Event

This Sunday, September 9th, from 8:30 am till 1:00 pm is our annual Children, Youth, and Families Registration Event in the Guild Room and Sweetland Hall. Not only will you have an opportunity to register your children and youth for our yearly programming, you'll also have the chance to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones, discover exciting program changes, meet the staff, and learn more about all CYF has to offer for your family.

Please make sure to join us this upcoming Sunday. Additional information will be coming soon.

Become an Acolyte!

There are many ways to get involved in church, and being an acolyte is one of the bests (and not just because of the donuts!). Our acolytes play a key role in all of our service -- being an acolyte is also a great way to meet new friends, to earn service hours, develop leadership skills, and give back to your church community. 

Please let Jeremy know if you'd like to join an acolyte team -- mandatory acolyte training is Saturday, September 15th from noon till 4:00 pm (lunch will not be provided). Towards the end of our training we'll have our annual ice cream social and poster contest.

Seekers Orientation

Seekers is our year-long youth Confirmation program for students in grades 9 to 12. Every year we hold a special Seekers orientation where we invite families (Seekers and parents) to come learn about the program and to ask questions about what really goes on in Seekers. Orientation for the class of 2019 is on Sunday, September 23rd from 1 till 2:30 pm in the Learning Center. Lunch will be provided. Please let Jeremy know if you'll be attending.

Assistant Youth Minister Search Update

We are in the process of interviewing candidates, and hope to have a new assistant youth minister in place by the end of September. I hope to have a more expansive update by next week. 

Calendar

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Week of 7/16 Youth Update

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Week of 7/16 Youth Update

Weekly Highlights

Golf & Stuff this Saturday!

This Saturday is our Golf & Stuff trip! If you haven't signed up yet, please click here to do so.

The cost for each student is $17.50, which includes one round of mini-golf, 10 tokens, and unlimited bumper boats and go-kart rides. Please bring additional money if you intend on eating at Golf & Stuff.

We'll gather in the north parking lot at 5:00 pm, in order to leave by 5:15 pm. Our goal is to return by 9:45 pm.

Summer Adventure -- Campers & Counselors

Summer Adventure is now open for registration! All middle school students (incoming 6th to 8th grade students) are invited to join us as campers! You can sign-up by clicking here or stopping by the sign-up center on Sunday morning.

All students entering 9th grade and above are invited to join us as counselors. Please click here to sign-up.

There is a mandatory training for all counselors this Sunday, July 22nd, from 1 till 3 pm in the Learning Center. Lunch will be provided.


This year’s camp will be focused on the earth and sustainability! Students will dig in the dirt to learn about God and ourselves and plant low-water gardens using a variety of succulent plants, create sustainable art projects such as welcome mats and coasters from recycled fabrics and other recycled materials, and play games outside in nature! They will also learn about how kids can reduce their carbon impact and why that’s important. It will aim to inspire environmental creativity in your student through faith, fun and fellowship. The week will end with the grand opening of our new low-water succulent garden on Friday afternoon, July 27th! Parents and Friends will be invited to celebrate at our Garden Party here at All Saints.

Calendar

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Week of 7/9 Youth Update

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Week of 7/9 Youth Update

Weekly Highlights

Not So Bored Game Night

Our monthly Not So Bored Game Night meets this Friday, April 13th, from 6 till 9:30 pm in Sweetland Hall. Light refreshments will be provided. 

World Cup 2018!

Join the youth department as we watch France and Croatia compete in the 2018 World Cup final. The game starts at 8 am, and we'll gather in the senior high room -- light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Calendar

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Week of 7/2 Youth Update

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Week of 7/2 Youth Update

Weekly Highlights

Magic Mountain this Saturday!

This Saturday is our Magic Mountain trip! If you haven't signed up yet, please click here to do so.

We'll gather in the north parking lot at 8:45 am, in order to leave by 9 am. Our goal is to return by 6:00 pm.

Summer Adventure -- Campers & Counselors

Summer Adventure is now open for registration! All middle school students (incoming 6th to 8th grade students) are invited to join us as campers! You can sign-up by clicking here or stopping by the sign-up center on Sunday morning.

All students entering 9th grade and above are invited to join us as counselors. Please click here to sign-up.


This year’s camp will be focused on the earth and sustainability! Students will dig in the dirt to learn about God and ourselves and plant low-water gardens using a variety of succulent plants, create sustainable art projects such as welcome mats and coasters from recycled fabrics and other recycled materials, and play games outside in nature! They will also learn about how kids can reduce their carbon impact and why that’s important. It will aim to inspire environmental creativity in your student through faith, fun and fellowship. The week will end with the grand opening of our new low-water succulent garden on Friday afternoon, July 27th! Parents and Friends will be invited to celebrate at our Garden Party here at All Saints.

Calendar

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All Saints Youth Summer Schedule 2018

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All Saints Youth Summer Schedule 2018

In addition to our monthly Not So Bored Game Nights, we offer many fun opportunities to stay connected and engaged throughout the summer. Please see our summer offerings below -- make sure to sign up if you plan on joining us!

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Presented by 24th STreet Theatre

Two men arrive in the U.S. with big dreams... but no documents.

Dos hombres llegan a los E.E.U.U. con grandes sueños... pero pocos documentos.

A bilingual journey in search of what it means to be "American." With a love of baseball, Tia Victoria's salsa recipe and the help of a talking sock, the pair works day and night to make their taco truck the "Uncle Sam" of mobile restaurants. Will a contest to be "the most American food truck" at Dodger Stadium for the 4th of July prove to Immigration, Naturalization and Customs that they truly belong?

Una aventura cómica, y bilingüe en búsqueda del significado de ser "Americano." Con una pasión por el béisbol y la receta para salsa de Tía Victoria, los dos trabajan día y noche para que su camión de tacos sea el "Tío Sam" de restaurantes ambulantes. ¿Un concurso para buscar el "camión de comida más Americano" en el Dodger Stadium por el 4 de Julio comprobará a la agencia de la Inmigración, la naturalización y las aduanas que verdaderamente pertenecen aquí?

Appropriate for ages 8 and up
Apropiado para los mayores de siete años

Tickets: $10 per person / Scholarships Available
Bolétos: $10 por persona / Becas Disponibles

Register / Regístrese aquí/here.

Written by Leon Martell, commissioned by 24th STreet
Directed by Debbie Devine
Featuring Jesús Castaños-Chima, Tony Duran, Davitt Felder and Andrew Huber

Escrito por Leon Martell, comisionado por 24th STreet
Dirigido por Debbie Devine
Con la actuación de Jesús Castaños-Chima, Tony Duran, Davitt Felder y Andrew Huber

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Magic Mountain

Join us as we spend the day riding some of the greatest roller coasters on the planet!

Click here to register.

Estimated cost: $50 per ticket 

You are welcome to use your annual pass should you have one.

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Golf n Stuff

Come join us as we down to Golf N Stuff, where we'll enjoy an evening of mini-golf, bumper boats, arcade games, and more! 

Click here to register.

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Summer Adventure

 

Counselors

All incoming 9th to college-aged students are invited to serve as counselors for our annual Summer Adventure program. This year our theme will be built around the environment and what we can do to help make our earth a better place for generations to come.

Counselors are required to be present from 8 am till 3 pm each day.

A special party will be held for counselors on Friday afternoon, July 27th.

Mandatory counselor training is Sunday, July 22nd, from 1 till 3 pm. Lunch will be provided.

Please click here to register (COUNSELORS ONLY)

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Transformational Journey 

La Mision

Partnering with the La Mision Children's Fund and the local community, the youth of All Saints head down to La Mision in Baja each summer to engage the deep work of relationship building and service to the community. This year, we'll be working on repair based projects at two separate school sites in La Mision.

Space fills incredibly quickly for this trip. Please click here to register.

All incoming 6th -- 8th grade students are invited to attend with an accompanying parent. Incoming 9th to college aged students are not required to bring a parent.

PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED, as cross an international border.

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Week of 5/7 Youth Update

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Week of 5/7 Youth Update

Weekly Highlights:

Wednesday Night Youth Group

Wednesday night youth group is an incredible place to meet friends and learn about faith -- and play a few games too. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm in Sweetland Hall, followed by separate programming for middle school  and senior high from 7 till 8:30.

We are in our final few weeks of Wednesday night youth group, so make sure you join us as we wrap up the year!

Not So Bored Game Night

Our monthly Not So Bored Game Night meets this Friday, May 11th, from 6 till 9:30 pm in Sweetland Hall. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Confirmation

Our Confirmation service is scheduled for Saturday, May 12th, at 10 am. Please come and support our Seekers class as they complete their year-long confirmation journey. Acolyte team 1 is scheduled to serve.

CYF BBQ -- Calendar Update!

Our annual Children, Youth and Families BBQ will be held on Wednesday, June 6th from 6:00 till 8:30 pm. Our BBQ is our annual end of year celebration for the entire family! We'll have bounce houses, lawn games, and lots of great food! More details to come!

Youth Sunday -- Calendar Update!

In order to accommodate some church-wide scheduling conflicts, we have moved youth Sunday from June 3rd to June 10th. Youth Sunday is an important time when the community gathers to hear the powerful, prophetic voices of our youth -- please make sure to join us on June 10th.

Please note the following updates to the acolyte calendar:

June 3rd: Team 3 (9:00 am service); Team 1 (11:15 am service)

June 10th: Teams 7, 8 (9:00 am service); Teams 2, 5 (11:15 am service)

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Week of 4/9 Youth Update

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Week of 4/9 Youth Update

Weekly Highlights:

Wednesday Night Youth Group

Wednesday night youth group is an incredible place to meet friends and learn about faith -- and play a few games too. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm in Sweetland Hall, followed by separate programming for middle school  and senior high from 7 till 8:30.

Not So Bored Game Night

Our monthly Not So Bored Game Night meets this Friday, April 13th, from 6 till 9:30 pm in Sweetland Hall. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Calendar

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Week of 3/5 Youth Update

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Week of 3/5 Youth Update

Weekly Highlights:

Wednesday Night Youth Group

Wednesday night youth group is an incredible place to meet friends and learn about faith -- and play a few games too. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm in Sweetland Hall, followed by separate programming for middle school  and senior high from 7 till 8:30.

This week in Middle School

This Wednesday we'll be continuing our study of the book of James. Additionally, we will spend some time listening to each other as we consider how we might participate in the March 24th March for Our Lives protest in Los Angele

This week in Senior High

Senior high will continue their work organizing for the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. We'll also discuss various student walkouts scheduled for March 16th. Come and be a part of this holy work.

March for Our Lives, Washington, D.C.

As discussed last week, several parishioners have donated funds to send 10 youth to participate in the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. We've created an online google form where you can apply to go with us. For obvious reasons, we cannot take everyone who applies (unless only 10 do), so May and I will do our best to select a diverse group of youth to represent All Saints in this important work. Click here to complete the form.

In addition to sending an All Saints youth delegation to Washington, D.C., our youth are organizing and leading our parish as we participate in the Los Angeles March for Our Lives rally. All youth leaders, whether traveling to D.C. or leading our local effort, will be required to attend a mandatory training session on Thursday, March 15th, from 6:30 till 8:00 pm -- dinner will be provided. Both groups will have an opportunity to meet with our local representatives, and we want to make sure that everyone is prepped in how to do this.

Please stay tuned for additional details as they are worked out.

Not So Bored Game Night

Our monthly Not So Bored Game Night meets this Friday, March 9th, from 6 till 9:30 pm in Sweetland Hall. Light refreshments will be provided. 

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Week of 2/26 Youth Update

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Week of 2/26 Youth Update

Weekly Highlights:

Wednesday Night Youth Group

Wednesday night youth group is an incredible place to meet friends and learn about faith -- and play a few games too. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm in Sweetland Hall, followed by separate programming for middle school  and senior high from 7 till 8:30.

This week in Middle School

This Wednesday we'll be continuing our study of the book of James. Additionally, we will spend some time listening to each other as we consider how we might participate in the March 24th March for Our Lives protest in Los Angeles.

More details to come.

This week in Senior High

May Choi, along with L.A. Voice, will be leading our senior high youth as we phone bank on behalf of Dreamers. Please bring a cell phone with you (I never thought I'd type that sentence) and a laptop if you're able. L.A. Voice will provide a brief training (including how to block your number and a script to use) as we call on our fellow American's to protect Dreamers.

Additionally, we'll spend some time organizing around the March 14th school walkout (in protest of gun violence) and the March 24th March for Our Lives protest in downtown Los Angeles.

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Week of 2/20 Youth Update

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Week of 2/20 Youth Update

Weekly Highlights:

Wednesday Night Youth Group

Wednesday night youth group is an incredible place to meet friends and learn about faith -- and play a few games too. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm in Sweetland Hall, followed by separate programming for middle school  and senior high from 7 till 8:30.

This week in Middle School

Since September, we have been taking a closer look at the book of James. Recent scholarship has made the compelling argument that this particular book of the Bible is one of the earlier texts of the New Testament, in large part due to its focus on our responsibility to provide for the poor, the widow, and the orphan. The primary message of this book is so similar to the message of the gospels that it often feels as if the words of James could be the words of Jesus.

I mention this because the book of James has had many surprising connections to many of the real world problems we are facing today. James spends a significant amount of time addressing wealth inequality, and does not spare the reader from the stinging critique of how we are not doing a good job of providing for one another, particularly those in need.

As we wrap up our study of the book of James in the next couple of weeks, we'll continue to connect the very real concerns of this book to the realities of the world around us today.

This week in Senior High

May has arranged for the senior high youth to engage in phone banking around DACA -- the phone banking is scheduled for Wednesday, February 28th, which means we will spend tomorrow night (the 21st) working on the details for the 28th. The next two weeks are going to provide our senior high youth with some incredible opportunities to really put their faith into action -- you won't want to miss it!

2018 Budget

As some of you may know, our church wide general budget for 2018 is facing some significant challenges. Our current projected budget shortfall is $550,000, which, according to Chris Caldwell, the chair of the finance committee, is one of the largest budget gaps he has seen in his time at All Saints. 

Although we technically ended 2017 in the black (with a balance of roughly $300,000), this is not a true budget surplus. This "surplus" is largely due to savings in unfilled staff positions. Even if this carryover (or part of it) was applied to the 2018 budget, we would still face a nearly $250,000 budget shortfall.

The largest line item in our budget is personnel, and truthfully, if cuts were to be made, this is where it would most likely occur. 

If you haven't pledged for the 2018 budget, I would like to strongly encourage you to consider doing it. Your pledge dollars support so many vital programs in the youth department, including:

  • Wednesday Night Youth Group
  • Acolytes
  • Seekers
  • Not So Bored Game Night
  • Trouveres
  • Summer programming 
  • Retreats and transformational journeys
  • Parent Culture
  • Youth staff
  • ...and so much more

The youth staff provide programming for over 250 youth in 6th - 12th grade, and work with over 400 parents. It is no small undertaking to keep the amazing work of this place moving forward.

When I started here 8 years ago, there were 8 CYF staff members, three in the youth department. There are now 5 of us on CYF, and yet our workload has not decreased. In the past two years, many of you know that several staff, including myself, have taken on additional roles as other colleagues have left and not been replaced. 

All Saints is facing a unique challenge, and, I believe that we have the ability to lives of abundance, not scarcity. It is my fervent prayer and hope that you will consider pledging for the 2018 fiscal year, or increasing your pledge if you are able. I'm happy to answer any questions or speak with you about any concerns that you may have. Peace.

Gun Violence and our Youth

We have been so inspired to see how youth around the country are leading the way to fight the corrupting and destructive influence of America's addiction to guns. To that end, we will be spending some time on Wednesday evenings discussing how to support the efforts of our local youth as they advocate and agitate for change. I expect more details about this to emerge in the next week or so.

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Week of 1/28 Youth Update

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Week of 1/28 Youth Update

Weekly Highlights:

Wednesday Night Youth Group

Wednesday night youth group is an incredible place to meet friends and learn about faith -- and play a few games too. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm in Sweetland Hall, followed by separate programming for middle school  and senior high from 7 till 8:30.

30 Hour Fast

Join us this Friday, February 2nd, as we fast together and take some time to reflect and pray in the midst of our busy lives. This year's fast will include an intentional focus on the spirituality of fasting, as well as our traditional service projects on Saturday morning. We'll have plenty of time to relax and play some games too!

Some additional details:

  • Fasting begins at noon on Friday, February 2nd. Please make sure to have lunch before noon (if possible)
  • Programming at church begins at 6 pm in Regas House
  • The fast ends at 6 pm on Saturday, February 3rd. Dinner will be provided. Pick-up is 6:30 pm.
  • Please note, we understand that some youth cannot fast for a variety of reasons--you are still invited to join us. We will make accommodations for you to eat outside the presence of our students who are fasting.

Please click here to let us know if you're attending.

*Seekers do not need to register, as it is a required retreat.

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Week of 1/8 Youth Update

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Week of 1/8 Youth Update

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Youth Group Resumes!

Just a reminder that youth group resumes tomorrow night! In senior high, May Choi, our interim youth minister, will be sharing her vision of Wednesday nights for the remainder of this program year--junior high will continue their series exploring the book of James. 

Dinner will be held, as normal, at 6:30 pm in Sweetland Hall.

Not So Bored Game Night

Our monthly Not So Bored Game Night is this Friday, January 12th, from 6 till 9:30 pm in Sweetland Hall.

Light snacks will be provided.

Zelda Kennedy's Memorial Service

As many of you know, Zelda Kennedy, former All Saint's priest, passed away after a battle with cancer. Her memorial service is scheduled for this Saturday, January 13th, at 2 pm. This will be a powerful time to honor and remember her memory, as well as celebrate a life well-lived. 

Acolytes have been requested for this service--please let me know (if you haven't already) if you'll be joining us.

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Week of 12/18 Youth Update

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Week of 12/18 Youth Update

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Isaac's Final Wednesday Night

As you all know, Isaac will be leaving us on December 31st. As a way to honor his past seven years of service to this parish, we are hosting a special celebratory evening on Wednesday, December 20th, from 7 till 8:30 pm in the Learning Center. This event is open to all current and former youth.

Dinner will be held, as normal, at 6:30 pm in Sweetland Hall.

Posada Sin Fronteras

The Latino/Hispanic ministry welcomes you to attend our annual Posada, a symbolic representation of Joseph and Mary seeking refuge as a reflection of immigrant struggles--a reception following the pilgrimage with chocolate will be shared! Festivities will be from 6 till 8:30 pm this Thursday, December 21st, in Sweetland Hall.

For more information, please contact rosemary.muniz@csun.edu, or check out the flyer on our event page.

Christmas Caroling at the Rectory

Robin and Mike Kinman welcome all youth to the rectory for a mug exchange and hot chocolate party! Please RSVP to cortega@allsaints-pas.org by December 21st.

If you plan on participating in the mug exchange, please bring a mug filled with small goodies, including your name inside, wrapped up. After we exchange mugs, we'll use them for hot cocoa!

Please see the calendar below for additional information.

Acolytes for December 24th and Christmas Day

A reminder that you can always check the youth website for which teams are serving each Sunday. Additionally, copies of the acolyte schedule are accessible via the my.allsaints-pas.org portal. 

Here is the schedule for Sunday, December 24th, Advent IV/Christmas Eve:

Advent IV (One service only!)

  • 9:00 am -- Team 7 (arrive @ 8:30 am)

Christmas Eve

  • 3:00 pm -- Teams 1, 8 (arrive @ 2 pm)
  • 5:30 pm -- Teams 4, 5, 9 (arrive @ 4:30 pm)
  • 8:00 pm -- Teams 2, 6 (arrive @ 7 pm)
  • 11:00 pm -- Teams 3, 7 (arrive @ 10:00 pm)

Christmas Day

  • 10:30 am -- Team 5 (arrive @ 10:00 am)

Calendar

Please click on the calendar below to check out additional activities, including who's up to acolyte this upcoming Sunday.

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Week of 12/11 Youth Update

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Week of 12/11 Youth Update

Weekly Highlights:

Wednesday Night Youth Group

Annual Christmas Party!

This Wednesday is our annual youth Christmas party! Every year we host a white elephant gift exchange--if you'd like to participate, please bring a wrapped or decoratively bagged gift ($5 max). Please note that the gifts are intentionally silly and not serious, so please don't expect to head home with something nice...also, each year, there are at least one or two nice gifts that are "stolen" during the white elephant gift exchange, so please come prepared to play the game and not be too attached to the results...

Because of the number of youth who participated last year, separate white elephant gift exchanges will take place in junior and senior high.

Isaac's Final Wednesday Night

As you all know, Isaac will be leaving us on December 31st. As a way to honor his past seven years of service to this parish, we are hosting a special celebratory evening on Wednesday, December 20th, from 7 till 8:30 pm in the Learning Center. This event is open to all current and former youth--more details to come in the days ahead.

Dinner will be held, as normal, at 6:30 pm in Sweetland Hall.

Christmas Caroling at the Rectory

Robin and Mike Kinman welcome all youth to the rectory for a mug exchange and hot chocolate party! Please RSVP to cortega@allsaints-pas.org by December 21st.

If you plan on participating in the mug exchange, please bring a mug filled with small goodies, including your name inside, wrapped up. After we exchange mugs, we'll use them for hot cocoa!

Please see the calendar below for additional information.

Calendar

Please click on the calendar below to check out additional activities, including who's up to acolyte this upcoming Sunday.

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