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January 15, 2016
The church office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18

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 Peggy 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

Lenten Study
Lent is just around the corner! It comes early this year along with Holy Week and Easter. Ash Wednesday falls on February 10 and with it comes the church season when we look within ourselves to understand our spiritual relationship to God and how we might draw closer. Lent is a time when we practice certain disciplines that enable us to fully look forward to and experience the impact of the cross and Easter.

To aid our spiritual journey, All Saints is offering a Lenten Class based on the book by James W. Moore, Give Up Something Bad for Lent. Join us from 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. in the Parish House for five Wednesdays: February 17, 24 and March 2,9, and 16. Fifteen copies of the book have been ordered and will be available at the Book Table (on the patio each Sunday) for $10.00. Contact Rev. Vicki at Click here to read more about this class!

12th Annual Jim Bower Community Outreach Golf Tournament

May 2, 2016
La Cumbre Golf Club

Golf experience not necessary to be on the committee!

This event continues to serve as the primary funding for our Outreach programs. Contact Sally Messerlian at

Theology on Tap - February 7, 3-5 p.m.

Theology on Tap, our informal gathering for fellowship and theological discussion, will meet on Sunday, February 7 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Our leaders, Michael Swift and Scott Danielson, have selected this time frame and the calendar date of the first Sunday of each month for Theology on Tap to meet in an ongoing way. The group will meet for Happy Hour at the Live Oak Cafe, 2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara 93105. While enjoying a brew, a bubbly, or a glass of wine, ongoing spiritual topics will be presented for our consideration and discussion. This presents a relaxed forum to explore our faith and its relevance to us today. It also gives us an opportunity to meet others for enjoyed fellowship. All are welcome! Please contact Rev. Vicki with questions, 
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner Returns To All Saints!
February 9th at 6:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to celebrate Shrove Tuesday on February 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall with pancakes, sausage, friends and good music! Dinner will be promptly at 6 p.m. and the suggested donation for the pancake dinner is $5 person or $10 per family. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, and was traditionally viewed as a day of repentance. Shrove Tuesday has become the last day for celebration and feasting before a period of fasting and abstinence during the Lenten season. Pancake Cooks are needed for this event!  If you would like to help  please contact Anne Hopkinson ( A signup sheet for this event can be found at the Information Table on the patio after Sunday service.
Sanctuary Tour 
"Why do I need to take a tour of the sanctuary? I sit in church every Sunday!" If this thought has crossed your mind, well, please think again. More than 120 parishioners have taken a sanctuary tour to receive an update on the plans to preserve our beautiful and history sanctuary and to ready it for the next 100 years of worship. The next opportunity for a sanctuary tour is February 28th after both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services. If you are interested in a tour, just meet at the Bell Tower after the service.

Did you notice?

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.

Wednesday, February 10th

Services at 12Noon and 7:00 p.m.
 Photo of the Week

Two very convincing Romans during the children's Epiphany Pageant. Congratulations to all the children, parents & volunteers who made this year's pageant a grand success! Click here to see other photos!
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.
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, 
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 Wed at 5 p.m. and Thurs at 10:30 a.m. in Parish House youth room. For Wednesday group contact Jaque Reed 969-4409, for Thursday Group contact Jane Murray 684-4405.

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 In Church Office
100% of Sales Go To All Saints!
Parishioner Ken Jewesson has created expressly for All Saints a new series of uniquely colorful art works that will be on sale in the Parish Office for the next two months. 100% of all proceeds go directly to All Saints. There is no set price for each work; it is Ken's wish that the purchaser donate to the church the amount he/she considers suitable for the painting. So come enjoy Ken's joyful creations, and give in to the irresistible temptation to take one home! Help turn Ken's generosity into a reality for All Saints.
Mark Your Calendars

The Annual Meeting will be on 
Sunday, February 21st during our
one service at 9 a.m.
From our Friends at the Friendship Center - An Invitation
Old Hollywood Glamour!

Saturday, February 13, 2016
11:30 to 2:30 pm
The Fess Parker
Reagan Room, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
Click here for more info & tickets
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch with local wines amid the elegance of the Fess Parker ... glamorous attire welcome, or dress in black and white!
  • Musical entertainment by A LA CARTE (Henry Garrett & Jan Ingram)
  • Silent Auction: Unique Heart-Art by Jeff Bridges, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rod Lathim, and other local artists and celebrities
  • Live Auction: an evening of old Hollywood-style crooning, a Santa Barbara Staycation, a Magic Castle mystery, and more...
  • Party Favors: Choose from beautiful hand-decorated papier-mâché hearts by local art students

All proceeds from the event support our H.E.A.R.T. (Help Elders At Risk Today) Program, subsidizing the cost of adult day services
for low-income aging and dependent adults and their families.

Looking Ahead...
  • 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 7 - Theology on Tap at 3pm at Live Oak Cafe
  • February 9 - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at 6pm in Hall
  • February 10 - Ash Wednesday; 12Noon & 7pm
  • February 14 - Valentine's Day movie & potluck at 4pm in Hall
  • February 17 - Lenten Study begins at 7:15pm in Parish House

Meme of the Week

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


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