August 14, 2014

Foyer Groups  2014 Fall Foyer Groups Now forming. Want to get to know more of your fellow parishioners in a relaxed atmosphere? Join a “Foyer Group.” A Foyer Group consists of six-eight adults and children. The groups will meet three or more times between September and January to share a meal and fellowship. They may meet in homes, restaurants, or any location. Sign up forms are available in the back of the church, or contact Shonda Asaad at 684-2682 or for more information. Deadline to register is Aug. 17.

Autumn Grace — Composing Ourselves: (in a wild and worried world) At this senior stage of our lives how do we compose ourselves? Facilitated by Karen Lee Turner, Autumn Grace will explore creative and practical ways to “calm” our lives. Come join us as we discover together spiritual practices that we can learn from the worlds of arts and creative expression as well as our own experience. August 16 – 9:30 am—Breakfast Social – Parish Hall (Zabriskie) 10:00am—Morning Prayer 10:15-11:30—”Composing Ourselves” Program Questions? Babie Chromy (687-2926)

The Cathedral of All Souls Arts Commission presents An Evening with Wiley Cash. A native of Gastonia North Carolina, Mr. Cash holds a Ph.D from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His debut novel A Land More Kind Than Home is set in Madison County, N. C. and received many accolades including the New York Times Notable Book of the Year. In a discussion facilitated by his former teacher and mentor UNCA professor Dr. David Hopes, Mr. Cash will discuss his latest works and approach to fiction writing. Sunday, August 24, 4 p.m. in the sanctuary. Donations gladly accepted. Proceeds will benefit the Literacy Council of Buncombe County.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Bone Marrow Registry drive scheduled for August 24th has been canceled. We will try to reschedule the event sometime in 2015. If you have any questions please contact Marc Asaad at Thank you for your understanding.

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know The Cathedral of All Souls has made it easier for members - and visitors -to make donations and/or payments to your pledge via the cathedral website? Simply go to, click “make a donation” and enter your donation with your credit or debit card. This is a secure site and you do not need a Paypal account. You can also make your payment schedule on a recurring monthly basis -no need to worry about sending a check or bringing your checkbook to church!

Newcomers Class starts September 14 and runs for 6 weeks. We meet at 10:10 in the Owen Library. For more information, contact Thomas Murphy at, Helene Heilig, or Sherry in the Cathedral office at 828-274-2681. The class is intended for individuals new to All Souls or those wanting to learn more about the ministries, the architecture, the ethos of the Episcopal Church, and the gifts of our community.

An opportunity to discuss the writings of Flannery O’Connor on the 50th anniversary of her death will be offered in a weekend seminar led by the Rev. Brian Cole and Emilie White. Setting for the seminar, Sept. 19-21, is the Episcopal Retreat Center at Lake Logan. Cole is former canon of All Souls. White leads All Souls’ book group. The three-day event fee is $395 per person and includes meals and lodging. To register, contact Lake Logan guest services at 828-646-0095. Register by Sept. 1.

You are cordially invited to our very first EVENING Celebration of The Church of the Advocate  hosted by Carrabba’s  at  Trinity Church, 60 Church Street  Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:30- 7:30 pm . Our Special Honoree is The Rt. Rev. Robert H. Johnson, former Bishop of the Diocese of WNC and Believer in the Vision of The Advocate  Guest Speakers: The Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor, Bishop of the Diocese of WNC and Dellin Cooke, Advocate member.  *Carrabba’s has generously offered this meal as a gift and expression of their support and care for the poor and homeless. Therefore, your donations (suggested minimum of $25) will go toward these efforts.  Wine and beer will be available.

Bring your family and friends for delicious food, fellowship and to gratefully celebrate our call to serve those with truly significant needs through this wonderful, charitable gift.  For more information or reservations, please call The Rev. Ham Fuller, Vicar, 243-3932 or 890-3232 or send email to

Adult Forum at 10:10 AM on September 15, 2014: Your Outreach Committee has invited some agencies that have received grants from All Souls to speak and tell how the funding has been used and the impact on our community and their agency. Please bring your questions for Loving Food Resources, Children First, Vecinos and others. If time permits we will share the values that guide our work on your behalf and provide a short report on the Food Booth results. The committee has started its due diligence on those grants which will be awarded on November 16, 2014.

AmiciMusic presents “A TOAST to the STEINS” featuring All Soul’s own Allyson MacCauley plus two soprano Amanda Hortons (yes, there are two singers with same name in Asheville!), baritone David Fields, and tenor Andrew Hiler.  Directed by Pat Heuermann with musical direction and piano by Daniel Weiser. On FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 at 7:30PM. Admission for Church members is only $15 ($20 for non-members) and children are free. Tickets available at the door or online

Church of the Advocate: The Church of the Advocate urgently needs men’s sneakers, white socks, underwear, jeans, and shorts. Our men are also low on khaki pants, belts, t-shirts, short-sleeved button-down shirts, caps, and hoodies. Our women only need sneakers, sandals, casual dresses, bags, and underwear. We’re out of sleeping bags, backpacks, totes, and camping gear. Thanks so much for all you do to ease the lives of our homeless congregation.

The flowers are to the glory of God and in loving memory of The W. Vance Brown Family Eleanor and Francis Field Arthur Jordan and Vance Brown Field.

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, Kate Spooner, Meg Karayiannis, Bob Morrow, Kate Teitelbaum, Fallon Elkes, Quentin Fabrian, Rebecca Jackson, Maude Carver, Taylor Jacobs, John Chromey, Joey and Jon Davis, David Truelove, Suzzy Sams, Sam Craig, John Smith, Ralph Lewis, Sophie Van Keer, Guy Sayles, Robert Keifer, Jim Webb, Jennifer Shelton, Cindy Davis, Rob Willhige, Jeremy Lamb, MaryAnn Baker, Karen Sams, Virginia Mitchell, Phillip Brent, Dan Powell and family, Carolyn Scribner, Sheila Gibbs, Linda Evans, Carolyn Herman, Oz Henry, Lora Scott, Janice Harvey, Joan Tidwell, Carol, David Power and family, Sam Bingham, Curtis Whittington, Emma Mamone-Peeples, JoFrances Dula, Joan Crook, Billy and Sandy Hinson, Jessica and Jackson Ayers, Del Hare, Betty Nokes, Barbara Kendall, Chris, Stevie Turner, Peter Yaun and family, the Byrd family,  Katie Gonzalez and family,  Linda Zralek, Pat McDowell, David Beebe,  James Godwin and Jack Combs

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Sandra Cummings, Carolyn Macfie, Oscar Turner, Susan Wilson, William Wolfe, Hope Claytor, Michael Fitz, Gwin Jones, Lindsay Moody, Nina Tovish, Charles VanHarkness, Loretta Andrews, Michael Egan, Timothy Gray, Garrett Stover, Cameron Prater, Mario DiCesare, and Elizabeth Libbey.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Felicia and Rob Easley and James and Kathryn Curl.