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January 8, 2016
Children's Epiphany Pageant This Sunday, Jan 10 at 10 a.m. Service
The Epiphany Pageant is set for THIS Sunday, January 10th at the 10 a.m. service. The children, cast and crew have already begun rehearsing for this liturgical drama about the birth of the Christ child and the arrival of the Magi in Bethlehem. Don't miss this wonderful intergenerational service!

All Saints' Night at Transition House 

is This Sunday, January 10 at 5pm

Sunday, January 10th is All Saints' night to make and serve dinner to the residents at Transition House at 5pm. Food donations (or financial) are needed to help make this dinner complete for the expected 57 deserving family members who will enjoy it. Volunteers are also needed to help prepare the food and to serve it. Please contact David Boyd if you can help at or find him at the Information Table after the service this coming Sunday. 

All Saints Book Club Meets Monday January 11

Enjoy Fellowship & Meet the Author!

The All Saints Book Group will meet on Monday, January 11th in the Parish House for potluck and discussion at 6:00 p.m. The book we will be discussing is Brussels to Beirut to Bali: The 1958 World Travels of Four Girls in a Second-Hand Chevy by parishioner Dana Kent. We are delighted that Dana will joins us that night to talk about her adventures. We have several copies of of her book at church which can be purchased after services at our Book Table, or you can find her book locally at Chaucer's and Tecolote book stores, and of course online. Dana tells the story of her travels with three other young women who drove through Europe, Turkey and into the war-torn Middle East. When civil upheaval in Iraq threatens to disrupt their plan to circle the globe, they sell their car and travel by an means available through 26 countries. Join us for a delightful evening.
New Year Toast & Pinata Party, A Whopping Fun Time!

What a fun celebration last week on the patio! We toasted the New Year and cheered on the children around the pinata. Parishioner Fred Allen snapped some wonderful pics - click this link to head over to the All Saints Facebook Page to check them out. 

We are so blessed to be able to serve God and the world together in 2016!
Do You Know About 
The All Saints' Food Wagon? 
All Saints' Food Wagon program continues each Sunday, as we collect food for the hungry along with essential hygiene products. Food and items that you bring for the hungry will be gathered each Sunday at the entrance in a green wagon and brought forward to the altar with our offerings and oblations to God. Your donations will be delivered to Cafe Picasso Food Pantry at St. Michael's University Church (St. Mike's) in Isla Vista to serve UCSB and SBCC students struggling with food insecurity. 

All Saints' Food Wagon provides us all with an opportunity to give out of our abundance. One way to do so is to try spending 10% (the biblical tithe) of your grocery bill on food that you will give away. Parents, you might invite your children weekly to choose the food that your family will bring to church to give to those who don't have enough to eat. This makes them aware of the blessings of their life and forms them at a young age to make a difference in the hurts of their world. Through this simple but loving service, both young and old can extend Christ's grace from the meal we share at the altar to our hungry neighbors' tables.

Pledge Update

So far we have received 198 Pledge Cards. 78 of these have made an increase over last year and 19 of these pledges are from brand new pledgers. The dollar total so far is $752,088.00. If you haven't turned in your pledge card yet, please feel free to drop it in the offering plate or mail/bring it to the church office.

You're Invited! Capital Campaign Kickoff Celebration

Set for Jan 23 at 3 P.M.

You are invited to the Sanctuary 
Preservation and Readiness Project 
Campaign Kickoff Celebration
Saturday, Jan. 23 from 3 to 5 p.m.
at the beautiful home of George and Petty Ittner
1111 Dulzura Drive, Santa Barbara 93108
Wine, drinks, hors d'oeuvres; brief program at 3:45 p.m.
Supervised activities and snacks for children 
at the Parish School Playground

You're invited to drop your children off at All Saints 
then come to the kickoff party

Please take a moment to RSVP by Jan. 15 to or
call the Church Office at 805-969-4771
*Note that no contributions will be sought

 Photo of the Week

The first step in the permit process to take down the Bell Tower and rebuild it is under way! This "notice of development" sign means we are on schedule to begin deconstruction around May 1.
Feeding Ministries
As Christians we are called to care for our brothers & sisters in need. There are a variety of feeding ministry opportunities to live out this calling. Contact David Boyd at for more information about any of these meaningful ministries.

Transition House: Every 2nd Sunday of the month at 5 p.m.; prepare & serve a simple meal to emergency shelter residents. Volunteers & food donations needed.

Carpinteria Food Distribution: Volunteers needed to organize and give free fruit and veggies to some of our less-fortunate brothers and sisters in Carpinteria. 

Community Kitchen: Every 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.; serve a simple lunch at Casa Esperanze Homeless Shelter.

Victoria Hotel: Every Tuesday & Thursday evenings; drive Victoria Hotel manager to Community Kitchen to pick up hot meals to veteran, disabled, and low-income residents.
Christian Formation
Christian Formation is open to everyone at every stage of the faith journey!

Centering Prayer & Healing Presence:
Every Sunday Fall through Spring, alternating Sundays, at 9:15 a.m. in the church office conference room. Contact Pat McClure for more information, 969-1426

Bible & Babble:
Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact The Rev. Vicki for more information,

Sunday School, Sept-May:
Meets during the 10 a.m. service in the Parish House. Children pre-K to 8th grades.

Education for Ministry (EfM):
Theological education at a distance. Local seminar group meets weekly Sept to June at Trinity Library. Contact Robert Brown for more information, 895-3620.

Christ-Centered Prayer:
Every Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish House youth room. Contact Jane Murray for more information, or 680-5292

Men's Bible Study:
Every Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. in Parish House youth room. Contact Ken Jewesson for more information, or 687-1683
Online Giving
All Saints-by-the-Sea now offers online giving.

Convenient. Easy. Secure.

Give out of God's love and gifts in your life that others may feel Christ's love and grace. 

New Art Display Now Up In Church Office
For the next two months art work by parishioner Ken Jewesson will be up in the Parish Office. Please stop by and see these vibrant works of art!
Valentine's Day at All Saints!
If there's one thing All Saints Parishioners love, it's a night at the movies! This Valentine's Day (Sunday, Feb 14), join your friends & family at All Saints for a movie and potluck dinner in the Parish Hall. We will watch the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice at 4:00 p.m. followed by dinner around 6:15 p.m. Click here to read more about the movie.

For our dinner, please bring a dish (appetizer, salad, side, entree, or dessert) and beverage (wine, beer, sparkling water, or soda) to share. Potluck appetizers and beverages can begin early and be enjoyed during the movie. Please sign-up at the information table for the number in your party and what item you are bringing. We look forward to a fun-filled Valentine's evening! Contact Rev. Vicki with any questions, 
Looking Ahead...
  • January 10 - Epiphany Pageant at 10am service
  • January 10 - All Saints Night at Transition House - 5pm
  • January 11 - All Saints Book Club at 6pm in Parish House
  • January 12 - Community Kitchen Feeding Ministry
  • January 12 - Bible & Babble in Church Office at 9am
  • January 13 - Men's Bible Study at 8:15am in Parish House
  • January 16 - Baptismal Prep Class in the church

  • January 16 - Vestry Retreat

  • January 17 - Sunday School resume at 9:50am in Parish House
  • January 17 - Baptism at 10am service
  • January 18 - MLK Day, Office Closed
  • January 23 - Capital Campaign Kickoff Celebration
  • February 14 - Valentine's Day movie & potluck at 4pm in Hall

Meme of the Week

Because we all deserve a chuckle now and then... 


From Around the Web
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