July 25, 2013

CHRISTIANS FOR A UNITED COMMUNITY

Hosts

 

 A DISCUSSION OF RACE AND THE TRAYVON MARTIN CASE

 

Thursday July 25th, 6:00 p.m.

 Westminster Presbyterian Church

15 Overbrook Place, Asheville NC     [directions below]

 

Please join us for a prayerful conversation and examination of the issues and impacts of this case.

 

Childcare and light snacks will be provided

 

For more information  contact Christians for a United Community at cucasheville@bellsouth.net, 254-4884 or find us on Facebook.

 

  

Directions to Westminster Presbyterian

Church:  From 240 East take the Tunnel Road exit; traveling east on Tunnel Road turn right onto Overbrook Place at the Prestige Subaru Dealership and follow to Westminster Church-we will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Episcopal Presence at Bele Chere! Please join us Sunday, July 28th at 2 pm for Holy Eucharist at the Episcopal tent located near Pack Place. The Asheville area Episcopal Churches have again teamed up to represent a different type of Christian presence at this annual festival. Stop by for free water, information, and a prayer as you enjoy the festival!

Get Connected!  Our elected officials are making decisions which affect Asheville’s poorest children and their families. After 6 years of Advocacy work city workers might lose their right to a living wage. N.C. PreK and Smart

Start are at risk. Juveniles might be housed in adult prisons. Sign up to receive Children First/CIS computer Advocacy Alerts. go to gregb@childrenfirstbc.org or the All Souls web site. If you have trouble getting connected, you can

call Jodi Ford at Children First/CIS at 252-4810 and she will help you with the process. You are the voice of the children, SPEAK UP.

All Souls Outreach Committee: For Your Consideration: BeLoved House  BeLoved House, 39 Grove St., downtown, is an intentional community seeking to walk in the way of Jesus and provide a haven, offering food, clothing, advocacy, empowerment and a sense of belonging. According to Steve Van Allen, Beloved House serves “those too often forgotten in our city: children and families living in poverty, people on the streets, immigrants, people with disabilities. LGBT persons and senior citizens. BeLoved House offers basic first-aid and foot care, haircuts, support in navigating the system to obtain food stamps, housing, employment and counseling. It also does outreach on the streets and at campsites for the homeless. Current needs are over-the-counter medicines, toilet paper, coffee, camping supplies, especially tents, funds to run the residential program, gardening tools, school supplies and art materials for the community’s new art studio.www.beloved.bbnow.org or 828-242-8261

Summer Offering from Oasis of Wisdom and St. Macarius Contemplative Community. Praying with the Anglican Rosary: “The Little Office.”: A four week series emphasizing a variety of ways to experience praying with the unique

Anglican rosary. Anglican rosaries will be lent to participants for the duration of the series. Dates: Wednesday evenings, July 24 and 31 and August 14 and 21. Time: 6:45-8:30 PM (Silent contemplative prayer, followed by teaching and experience of the rosary.) Location: Servanthood House + 156 East Chestnut Street + Asheville. Cost: There is no tuition fee. A free will offering of any amount will help with expenses. Space is limited. Leaders: David Keller

learned the use of the Anglican Rosary from his friend and colleague, Lynn Bauman, who developed the Anglican Rosary over thirty years ago. Jo Stahle has used the Anglican Rosary in her personal prayer and studied its history and symbolism. Jo makes rosaries with a variety of beads. For information and registration for both events contact Emily Wilmer at emily@oasisofwisdom.net or 828.319.7240

The Food Booth is coming August 3&4. This is our major fundraiser for outreach. Volunteer help and food are still needed. Please check with the Food Booth Committee members outside the church after each service today. The

sign up sheets for food items and the large sheet for volunteer hours will both be available. It definitely takes this “Village” to pull off this tremendous effort, if you are out of town or unable to donate your time, monetary donations are wonderful as well. Just put your checks in the offering , made out to the Cathedral of All Souls, and put “Food Booth” in the memo section of the check. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at  ksmiller82@gmail.com.

Please join the All Souls Pilgrims following our return from Cuba for a full report on our time there! August 11 @ 10:10 in the Parish Hall.

 

Flower Guild - Would you like to help with the church flowers during the coming year? The Flower Guild is looking for additional members to join its ministry. The group consists of men and women, with or without previous experience. If there is enough interest, we will get together to plan teams and discuss responsibilities. If you are interested, and/or have questions, please call Anne Kime at 505-7089, or email at agkime1958@msn.com. All are welcome; the more, the more beautiful. We look forward to hearing from you. Flower Guild Chairs: Anne Kime and Margie Johnson.

Ushering – a Ministry of Welcoming.  For many newcomers, the face of the usher at the door makes a lasting impression. We have a wonderful team of ushers at All Souls; however, for a number of reasons several of our ushers have needed to retire. That means we need more ushers,  particularly for the 11:15 service. Training is easy; ushers are scheduled for one Sunday a month; and there is a system in place for substitutes. Please consider becoming an usher.  Thank you!  Josephine (Babie) Chromy (jstrobel5@charter.net; 828-215-8825).

Church of the Advocate Clothes Closet: Thanks so much for all the white T-shirts and men’s underwear—we’re now well supplied with both of these items for the time being. Our biggest need of the moment is for sneakers, sandals and shoes, especially for men, and nonwhite T-shirts, especially in larger sizes. Mens’ white socks, shorts, belts, and caps are also in short supply, as are jeans, hoodies, light jackets, and rainwearr. We’re out of blankets, sleeping bags, and backpacks and need toiletries—deodorant, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, and cosmetics are always in demand. Be assured that your donations make a real difference in the lives of our homeless congregation.

 

Church of the Advocate You are cordially invited to a very special luncheon Celebrating the Church of the Advocate and all those who participate in our ministry; hosted by Carrabba’s at Trinity Church, 60 Church Street Thursday, September 5, 2013, 11:30-1:30; Guest Speaker: The Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor, Bishop of the Diocese of Western North Carolina. We gratefully acknowledge Very Special Honorees: Mary Sorrells, Jacque Combs, Jeannette Smith, Carroll Ensley (deceased), and Gary Kovach Founding Laypersons of The Advocate. Carrabba’s has generously offered this meal as a free gift and expression of their support and care for the poor and homeless. Therefore, all donations (suggested minimum of $25) will go toward these efforts. Please bring your friends and family, office staff, business associates and others so that we might take advantage of this wonderful, charitable gift. For more information or reservations please call the Rev. Ham Fuller, Vicar, at 243-3932 or 890-3232 or e-mail hamfuller@aol.com.

 

The flowers are to the glory of God and in loving memory of 


Ethel Smoak Haas and Mae Elvin Padgett

 

 

These are the persons for whom our prayers are requested. All persons listed are prayed for during our Wednesday liturgies. People mentioned in the Sunday prayers have a specific urgency this week. Jeff Carillon, Kate Spooner, Lynette McKinney, Corallie Hillman, Bob Spangler, Marston, Rod Hester, Catherine, Meg Karayiannis, Chip Hundredmark, Bob Morrow, Gene and Kathy McDowell, Jay and Amanda Killen, Allie Hazelwood, David Wright, Kate Teitelbaum, Warren, Fred Plimpton, John Ptak, Peggy Genova, Jeanne Dellinger , Gail Bellows, Brent & Eleanor, Betty Storie, Nancy Clark, Lydia, Karen Sams, Ruth Ridling, Fallon Elkes, Jill Stevenson, Kari Owens, Stanley Mosser, Kurt, Steve Blizzard, Quentin Fabrian, Bill, Rebecca Jackson, Chick Webb, Nan May, Maude Carver, Barrie Snead, Taylor Jacobs, Betty Nokes, Martha Fullington, Dot Hamill, Addie Pitts, Mary Thompson, Marjorie Hickman, Janelle Selhost, John Cromey, John, Preston Curley, Mavis Cahoon, Richard Mackey, Jim & Gavin Douglas, Jayne Anderson, Larry and David Weigle,Nancy Ross, Joie Davis, Del Hare, Danny Bacher, Amy Ray, Bill Dodson, John Waterman, Donna Wood, Jody, Claudia Dickes, Virginia Curl, and the family of Kemper Brown.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: David Fargo, Colleen May, Jack McWhirter, Joan Crook, Ruth Cooke, Kimberley Miller, Katherine Wortas, Patrick Cordova, Robert Gray, Jeff Konz, Lois MacLean, and Jan Davis.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Joseph and Sandra Cummings and Josh and Sarah Martin.

 

We pray for those serving in the Armed Forces: Lauren Cole (God-daughter of Russ Rymer), Dan Douce (cousin of Carolyn Turner), Brian McDowell (son of Pat and Doug McDowell), Amanda McDowell (daughter of Pat and Doug McDowell), Adam Anderson (son-in-law of Pat and Doug McDowell), Jeremy Beal (nephew of Diane and Paul Summey), Cory P. Moore (son of Robbin Brent Whittington), Justin Echols (nephew of Russ Rhymer), Michael DiPrisco (grandson of Polly and Rob Gaylord), Scott Summers (son of Steve Summers), Eric Hancock (step brother of J Clarkson), Robert Sweet (friend of Becky and Todd Donatelli), JoAnn Burgess (granddaughter of Allen Campo), and Michael Fallon (friend of Becky and Everett Fredholm), Greg Carter (friend of Maggie Hopper), and Nils Laubscher (son of Kenneth and Luann Laubscher), Christopher Hart (nephew of Jeff Benninghofen), David Clifford (son of Wayne and Laurie Clifford), Annika Schauer (daughter of Barbara Schauer), Brandon Sweetman (cousin of Bill Doyle), Justin Smith (nephew of Jon and Kim Miller), Patrick Hickey (son of Junay and Pat Hickey), Jason Gass (friend of Jen Peeples), Frederick M. Overbay (son of Fred Overbay), Matthew Cardenas (son-in-law of Hannah Pennell), Martha Cardenas (daughter of Hannah Pennell), and Jason Lerner (son-in-law of Susan Larmore). Call or e-mail Pat McDowell at 828-277-8176 or patsylol@aol.com. if you wish to add someone to this list.