August 21, 2014


August 31st - Blessing of the BackPacks for all children and teachers at 9:00 and 11:15. Please bring your backpacks or briefcases, and hands and heart, for a blessing  at the beginning of a new school year!

Following the 11:15 we will celebrate this new beginning with a Welcome Back Picnic!!! picnic and field party! Games and bouncy house will ensue! Please bring a dish to share…hot dogs and burgers will be on the grill for us here! 


AMICI Music 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 at


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.


CHILDREN FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING The Children First Committee will meet on Mon. Aug. 25 at 5:30 in the CE Room. We will update future plans and hope you will join us for this look into what  is coming up for fall and beyond.


All Souls Cathedral Children’s/Youth Choir rehearsals begin!  Registration and the first rehearsal will take place on Wednesday, September 3.  All children ages 5 through 2nd grade rehearse 4:15 to 5:00 p.m. in the CE Room.  Children and youth in grade 3 and above rehearse 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. in the CE Room.  All children and youth are warmly encouraged to participate.  Questions?  Contact Kyle at 274-2681


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.


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!


Did You Know? The EYC has a representative on the Vestry, who has seat and voice. Pierce Asaad has been serving on the Vestry for several months sharing the youth perspective on issues and topics that arise before the Vestry. If any youth have thoughts or questions that they would like for Pierce to share with Vestry or questions about Vestry, please contact Pierce at


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 14, 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.

Interested in a Google Workshop? There are plans to offer a series of 6 Google workshops for three weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. in late September or early October. The workshops would cover using and organizing, Gmail, Contacts, Drive/documents, Chrome browser bookmarks, and possibly Calendar. Participants would need a portable laptop or Android tablet with the Chrome browser installed. If needed, help is available to install the Chrome browser and/or create a Google account. If you are interested in attending, or would like help installing Chrome or creating a Google account, please send email to Lorna

The Church of the Advocate’s needs are much the same as last week: 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 still out of sleeping bags, backpacks, totes, and camping gear. And we’re always grateful 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 John Raymond and Veronica Sophia Crook and Bert Abbott.


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, the Teitelbaum family, 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, 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, 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, Archie Turner, Katie Gonzalez and family, Linda Zralek, Pat McDowell, David Beebe, James Godwin and Nancy Bole.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Betty Mantiply, Janis Bryant, Holli Towe, Jesse Williams, Jeffrey Benninghofen, Patrick Hickey, Virginia McKnight, Thomas Vickery, Ronald Curran, Elizabeth McCormick, Marc Asaad, Victoria Clark, Langston Haden, Milly Morrow, Marcella Mulhollem, Nicholas Konz, Carley Starr, Penelope Jackson, Jordan McKeel, and Kathy Rauch.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Janet and John Maitland, Brenda and Michael Lilly, David and Sally Fargo, Kristi and Scott Gray, Jan and Steve Davis, and Leon and Micki Hill.