August 07, 2014

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)

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 March and June 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.

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 menajd@hotmail.comThank you for your understanding.

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 in a fun program of semi-staged scenes from shows by Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, and Jules Stein. 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 More info at 802-369-0856 or e-mail

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.

Roots + Wings School of Art and Design NEW CLASSES BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER 2014 – REGISTER NOW! Join us for our unique offerings of once-a-week classes at Roots + Wings School of Art and Design. We use a semester program to allow for curriculum building as students progress through the year with us. For each age group, our instructors will work with students on exploring a variety of mediums, tools and techniques. Our monthly ‘themes’ are only a point of departure as students build confidence, knowledge, and skills. All leading them to finding their own unique way of expressing their creativity! or 828.545.4827

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 SENIOR LUNCH BUNCH GROUP will hold its fall meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 12:30 pm, in Zabreskie Hall. Our guest speaker will be from the Buncombe County Humane Society who will address the benefits of pet ownership. Many of us have either owned a pet or knew a friend or family member who did and can attest to some of these benefits. Whether it was helping a family member recover from a serious illness, reducing stress or just having someone to care for. All of these and more have had lasting physical and emotional benefit. Please join us for our pot-luck luncheon and enjoy the fellowship of meeting new friends and renewing old ones.

All Soul’s Walking Club & All Soul’s Running Club:  How do you jump start your week? Hippocrates the father of medicine said, “Walking is the best medicine.” Get a move on and join A.S.W.C or A.S.R.C.! You may already know the many health benefits of exercise. Together we will create accountability, motivation, safety and enjoy socialization with fellow parishioners. At each meeting you will learn more about how to improve your time, ensure proper recovery, and find deeper personal motivation. We meet at the Cathedral doorsA.S.W.C. Join us every Tuesday morning at 9 AMA.S.R.C. Meets every Monday evening at 6 PM. For more information about these activities please contact Blake Walker at 828.713.6589 or email Blake is a Wellness Practitioner and Certified Personal trainer with The American Council on Exercise. He specializes in supporting senior’s and women’s health goals. 

Greeters: Has there ever been a time in your life when you were “trying on churches” in a community new to you and to your family? Do you remember how you felt when no one acknowledged you as you approached the door or after the service in the sanctuary? You probably didn’t return unless the music was outstanding or the sermon spoke to you in some profound way. At All Souls we are without doubt blessed with beautiful music  and a sermon every Sunday that makes all newcomers and current parishioners sit up and take notice. But the clergy and vestry at All Souls strive for much more. This fellowship is offered by the Greeters to encourage visitors and parishioners to feel part of the All Souls community. Greeters are scheduled at a frequency of once every other month and are needed for all services. A Greeter training will be held in the month of October (date to be announced). For further information, please call Tamara and Jason Chambers @ (828)400-1291. Thank you.

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 you 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!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The Early Reading Connection Outreach Mission is seeking more volunteers who would enjoy spending one hour every other week during the school year assisting Kindergarten children in developing their early reading skills.  The Cathedral of All Souls has provided volunteers at W. Estes Elementary School for the past 18 years, but the need for more “reading helpers” continues to increase each school year as more children enter Kindergarten not knowing basic pre-reading skills (such as the alphabet). If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like more information about our mission, please contact Fred Selph, Coordinator, at 828-664-0712


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


Church of the Advocate: Thanks for the jeans and shorts, all of which were snapped up on Sunday so please keep them coming. Our homeless men also need sneakers, white socks, caps, short-sleeved dress shirts, belts, and lightweight suits for job interviews. Our women are very well supplied except for bags, casual dresses, and underwear. We’re again out of blankets, backpacks, sleeping bags, and totes. Be assured that your donations make a real difference in the lives of the Church of the Advocate congregation.


The flowers are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Lois Rogers Herman and Carl Herman.


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, Tom and 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, Gail Poore, Linda Zralek, Pat McDowell, David Beebe, and James Godwin

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Sally Conder, S. Ross Jones, Louly Konz, Lucas Heilig, Alyssa Wharton, Jones Byrd, Jacqueline Stackhouse, Dottie Benninghofen, Sheila Campbell, Linda Spangler, Mike Stevenson, Shawna Gilmore, Terry McPherson, Bruce Barkstrom, William Cecil, Ann Coxe, Dawn Dickinson, Clementine Gregory, Jack Jones, Lupe Perez, and William Rogers.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Nancy and Robert Butler, Christina and Matthew Brookshire, Barbara and Jay Schauer, Mike and Susan Stevenson, and Andrew and Linda Kane.