April 23, 2015
April 26 Adult Forum, 10:10 a.m. America 50 Years After Selma and Our Own Neighborhood. What bridges have we continued to cross and what bridges remain to be crossed in regard to race in America? What are the issues confronting us today? How do we engage these as a community and as individuals? Led by Glenda McDowell, Milly Morrow, Todd Donatelli
Service of Healing and Holy Eucharist Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m. Please join us for a Service of Healing and Holy Eucharist on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the church. This contemplative service offers an opportunity to be still and to be refreshed. Anointing and the laying on of hands for healing are offered. Charlotte Cleghorn and Thomas Murphy are presiders. Music is offered by Karen Turner and Jacque Combs.
Seeking a Way to Serve at All Souls? Visit the New Ministry Board If you have been seeking a way to offer your gifts in ministry we have a new way for you to consider how to do so. The Ministry Board will be hanging on the church porch each Sunday and will have cards you can take which have the following on them: a basic introduction to the ministry, what kind of gifts/skills work best in that ministry, and who you can contact for further information.
You are invited to join a two part Workshop on Racial Healing. It will take place in Zabriskie Hall on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 PM and Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:00 AM -3:30 PM. Vanessa Jackson is an author, speaker, therapist, social worker and will lead a conversation for us entitled ” Black Lives Matter”. This event is sponsored by the Jubilee Community’s Social Justice Team and All Souls. No reservations necessary; registration is at the door. For additional information, please contact Don or Nancy Ackermann Cole at 232 5547.
Wholly Living/Holy Dying Sunday, April 26, 2015 •1-4pm • Zabriskie Hall All adults are encouraged to attend this important workshop. Whether you need to plan for yourself or help your parents plan, we all need to attend this workshop. CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED. Our Pastoral Care Team will offer this workshop to open the dialogue and provide information and resources to help you with end-of-life planning: medical choices to funeral issues. Our clergy, parish attorneys and medical professionals, and an expert from Care Partners will address your questions about options, terms, and forms you may need to have in place. We need to talk…now.
The All Souls Book Group will meet on Monday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss THE HORSE’S MOUTH, a novel by Joyce Cary. The meeting will be in the Warner Building. Children First Committee Meeting The Children First Committee will meet on Mon. April 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the CE Room. We will discuss Are You Smarter Than?, Summer Camp tuition drive, and food donations. Everyone is welcome. If you are new to All Souls come check us out.
Common Threads will be meeting on Thursday, April 30 to work on resizing some tablecloths for All Souls. There are jobs for anyone who wants to assist, from cutting and sewing to pinning and pressing. We will also meet Wednesday, May 6, to finish the tablecloths, as needed, and to work on sleeping bags for The Church of the Advocate. Both meetings will be in Zabriskie Hall, from 10 to 2. You only need to bring your lunch. As always, you’re welcome to come for as long as your schedule allows. Questions? Contact Sally Fargo - firstname.lastname@example.org
Support local non-profit Children First/CIS while enjoying real stories from real people. Fireside Asheville presents: Tales from the Treehouse-Stories of Transformation on Friday May 1 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Rainbow Community School Auditorium 574 Haywood Road. Enjoy story sharing interwoven with live music as real people share their stories of transformation-that moment when they saw something from a different perspective. Admission is $5 all proceeds benefit Children First/CIS and light refreshments will be served. Childcare for children ages 3 & up available for $3 per child. Please RSVP for childcare to KaitlynB@childrenfirstcis.org.
Ministry and Mission Conference Episcopal Diocese WNC Saturday, May 2, 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. First Baptist Church, Asheville. How Can We Sing the Lord’s Song in a Foreign Land? This annual diocesan event offers learning and growth for all. Workshops provide information, ideas, hands-on learning for all facets of congregational life. Workshops include prayer, restorative justice, art and theology, church wealth and mission, enneagram, dementia, racism, recovery, liturgy and many others. For more information and to register please click: http://www.diocesewnc.org/digital_faith/events/3164466
The Daughters of the King will meet Sunday, May 3, at 10:15 a.m. in the CE room. All Daughters and those interested in learning more about the Daughters of the King are invited to attend.
Sighs Too Deep for Words: A Right Brain Theology The Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Western NC Friday, May 8, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Apple Barn at the Valle Crucis Conference Center $40 (includes lunch) “Real faith means holding ourselves open to the unconditional mystery which we encounter in every sphere of our life which cannot be compressed in any formula.” - Martin Buber This workshop will explore our right brain way approach to the sacred .Bishop Taylor will present the ways in which the arts – especially poetry, painting, and music - can lead us deeper into the mystery. Find a deeper appreciation of the “secret in the middle” and ways that we might dance ourselves closer to it. To register, call the Valle Crucis Conference Center at (828) 963-4453. The Artist Abbey presents Reuniting with Wonder: A Morning Retreat with the Works of Celtic Poet John O’Donohue. Friday, May 8, 9:30-Noon, Owen Library. Retreat fee: $28. Join us for a contemplative morning as we draw inspiration from the works of Irish poet, author, and philosopher John O’Donohue. Best known for his illumination of Celtic spirituality, he is the author of Anam Cara, Beauty, and To Bless the Space Between Us. Led by All Souls Parishioners Karen Lee Turner and Nevin Compton Trammell. To register please email: email@example.com
Room In The Inn returns on May 10 for the week with us in Zabriskie Hall. We offer a safe night’s lodging, a delicious evening meal, a light breakfast and a bag lunch for the new day. But chiefly, we offer hospitality, a listening ear, and friendship. Could you help out? Call Susan & Mike Stevenson at 254-5227 or email KNLSTV@gmail.com. We think you will be glad you did.
“Do not be Afraid” is a common one-liner in the Bible, yet we continue to struggle with fear. Fear can be protector, but often it is a deterrent to love, openness, and getting on with living. We fear things we can’t control or understand. Diane Russell will facilitate two meetings focusing on our fears. In May we will look at the psychological basis of fear and at what scripture says to us. Please join us in the Owen Library on Sat., May 16. 9:30 - coffee and snacks, 10:00 meditation and meeting. We will end by 11:30. Questions? Contact Babie Chromy (firstname.lastname@example.org, 687-2926 or Linda Kane email@example.com ), 338-0222.
Fundraiser for Children First! We will hold our annual trivia fundraiser on Thursday, May 21st in the Parish Hall. Doors open at 5:30 for light refreshments from local restaurants, and local brews at suggested donations. The game begins at 6:30 with prizes including include a spa package, a round of golf, dinner for two at Edison Craft Ales & Kitchen, an overnight stay with breakfast at Omni Grove Park Inn, Navitat Canopy Adventures Ultimate Zipline Passes, brunch at The Barleycorn, and theater tickets from NC Stage. Teams are comprised of up to 6 members for a $250 entry fee. Please firstname.lastname@example.org to enter!
The 24th Annual Kanuga AIDS Retreat sponsored by Province IV will be held on June 5-7, 2015 at the Kanuga Center. It is the only national retreat of its kind for those living with HIV/AIDS. Rev. Bob Hudak from Greenville, NC is the retreat leader this year where 250 individuals from across the Southeast will come for spiritual renewal and fellowship. The retreat fee is $195. If you or someone you know could benefit from this life transforming weekend or if you would like to make a memorial donation , please contact Frank Courson at 670-5928 or email@example.com. Registrations are due by May 15. Some scholarships are available. End of Grade testing time is quickly approaching for our 3rd and 4th grade NC public school students. Johnston Elementary School is in need of volunteer proctors for the mornings of May 27 & 28. A proctor has the job of being a witness during testing, so it is not a hard role. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Janna Hoekema, Media & Test Coordinator, at Johnston at 232-4291 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. End of Grade testing time is quickly approaching for NC public school students. Madison Middle School is in need of volunteer proctors for the mornings of June 9 and 10. Being a proctor is an easy job essentially consisting of being in a room during the administration of test. Those interested in volunteering may contact the school at 649-2269 or our assistant principal, Jennifer Caldwell, at email@example.com. Flower Memorials - There are several openings during the months of May and June for you to honor a loved one with flowers to beautify our Sanctuary. If you would like to consider this, please call Anne Kime, 505-7089, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church of the Advocate April is behaving like March, so please keep the blankets, sleeping bags, hoodies, and light jackets coming. Our homeless men need sneakers and sandals, white socks, boxers, T-shirts, and belts. Our women also need sneakers and sandals, plus long casual dresses and bags of all types. We’re out of toiletries (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hairbrushes) and camping gear. Donations left in Zabriskie Hall will be collected after the 11:15 service every Sunday and gratefully received by our homeless congregation. The flowers are to the glory of God and in loving memory of The Rev. Deacon David Palmer Nard and in thanksgiving of the Baptism of Ethan Palmer Boehme
These are persons for whom our prayers are requested. All persons listed are prayed for during our Wednesday liturgies. Names offered during the Prayers of the People on Sundays are persons having a specific urgency this week. Bev Gaines, Bob Morrow, John Chromey, David Truelove, Guy Sayles, Jennifer Shelton, Robert Keifer, Karen Sams, Phillip Brent, Dan Powell and family,the Spangler family, Linda Evans, Carolyn Herman, Janice Harvey, David Power and family, Emma Mamone-Peeples, Betty Nokes, Stevie Turner, Katie Gonzalez and family, the Zabriskie family, Deacon Alice Mason, Elaine Young, Aubree Fox, Molly Kenan, Myrtle and Sondra Stamey, the Teitelbaum Family, Will Bryant, Del Hare, Bill Norlin, John and Sean, Audrey Donatelli, Pat Hill, Larry Crawford, Joe Gernoske, Elizabeth, Trent, and Luke, Ralph Lewis, Ken Prentice, Lorraine Griepp, Kim Calhoun and family, Ted Ahl, Laura Osting, Julia Gaines, Bruce Barkstrom, Herman Capozzi, M. J. Snook, Mike Martinelli, George Sherrill,David MacKendrick, Jan & Steve Davis, the Rymell and Flynn family, Bill Alexander, Meredith Norwood, Norma Lea and Bob Ferguson, Aaron and Theresa Stranberg, Oz Henry, Kerstin McDaniel, Nancy Keller, the Butler family, Richard Henning, Helen Maxwell, Candy Peeples, the Meares Family, Becky Almond, and Betty Mantiply.
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Elizabeth Callahan, Anne Ponder, Raymond Underwood, Sophie Whelchel, Roy Wayne Watkins, Michael Whelchel, Philip Croley, John Ruff, Ryan Ruff, Jayne Anderson, James Gray, Hal Keiner, Jay Schauer, Dean White, Emily Wilmer, Mary Malone, Lorna Dorr, Eleanor Miller, Bill Russell, and Frazier Worth.
We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: A.K.and Jeff Benninghofen, and Amy and James Ager.