January 15, 2015

All Souls Annual Meeting

in the Context of the Eucharist

Sunday, January 25, 10:00 a.m.

Eucharists on the 25th will be at 7:45 and 10:00 a.m.

The Annual Meeting will take place during the Eucharist at 10:00 a.m.

(see Vestry slate below)

There will be an offering for children during the Annual

Meeting portion of the Eucharist

Sunday, January 18th, Community Breakfast!

An Annual Meeting is a time when we get to name and clarify the things that are motivating us as a faith community. It is a time to elect new vestry persons. It is a time to recall from where we have come and to where we hear the Spirit leading us. We will hear reports from our Treasurer, our assistant for youth, and our children’s formation assistant, among others.

The pledge envelopes are available to be picked up. On Sunday mornings they will be in the back of the church and during the week they will be in the church office.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast, Saturday, January 17, 2015, Crowne Plaza resort in Asheville, NC.  If you would like to purchase tickets for the annual breakfast please call the church office (274-2681) to reserve them. As in years past, All Souls has two tables reserved and tickets are $25. Duke Professor and Award-winning Author Dr. Thavolia Glymph will be the keynote speaker.

Autumn Grace January 17th, 2015 The first meeting of the New Year for the women of Autumn Grace will be held on January 17th in the Owen Library with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. At10:00 we will worship together; then Jane Dawson will lead us in the first of three programs focused on learning about the religious traditions of other faiths. January’s focus will be the Islamic faith. There will be time for discussion with the program ending by 11:30 a.m. All women in their autumn years of life are encouraged to come join us for refreshments and stay for the program. Questions? Contact Babie Chromy (jstrobel5@charter.net, 687-2926)

All are welcome to join the Rev. Glenda McDowell, Rev. Milly Morrow, Rev. David McNair and others preparing for the pilgrimage to Selma for a discussion of John Lewis’s book “Walking with the Wind; A Memoir of a Movement.” and Potluck at St. Matthias on Jan. 22 at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in the topic, please come even if you have not read the book. Also, please bring a dish to share for dinner.

The SENIOR LUNCH BUNCH GROUP will meet on Wednesday, January 28, at 12:30 pm, in Zabriskie Hall. Our presenters are Laura Kirby and Jody Halstead of the Haywood Street Congregation and Respite. The Haywood Street Congregation was established in 2009 with the purpose of reaching out to men and women living on the margin. The Respite was opened in January 2014, where eight homeless adults are able to stay up to two weeks during their recovery from surgery. Please join us as learn about the Respite from the personal experiences of one or two Friends residing at the Respite. We ask that you bring a dish to share with the group.

Bob Feeser and his Tai Chi friends will celebrate Chinese New Year in the Parish Hall, Saturday, Feb 7 from 1 to 4 pm. The Chinese Lion will start his dance at 1:00 appealing to children of all ages. Bob, other Asheville instructors and their classes will demonstrate various Tai Chi forms and styles. Tai Chi’s health benefits (strength, flexibility, balance and stress reduction) are well known. Come join the fun; all are welcome

AmiciMusic returns to All Soul’s on Saturday, February 28 at 7:30PM with a program called “The Enchanted Hour: Songs of Twilight” featuring soprano Amanda Horton, flutist Lea Kibler, and pianist Daniel Weiser. They will perform music by Handel, Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, Hahn, and many more, all evoking the theme of twilight and the thin line between dream and reality. Cost for the program is $15 for All Soul’s members and $20 for general audience. Tickets available at the door. Buy in advance at www.amicimusic.org for a further 10% discount. AmiciMusic is dedicated to performing great chamber music in intimate venues.

A CURE FOR THE WINTER DOLDRUMS If you are looking for a little fun and excitement go to your computer and click on Mountain X and search Children First CIS. You will find info on “our children”; everything from horses, to healthy snacks, to hip hop lessons. You will learn what’s happening on a day to day basis in the Learning Centers, Emma Resource Center, the Hispanic youth program etc. There is more going on than can be included in this space. Check it out.

Roots + Wings School of Art and Design Art and Design Classes Clay and Mixed Media Explorations / K-5 / Thursdays, 4-5pm Visual Art Adventures / Ages 3-6 / Wednesdays, 4-5pm $55 per month Location: The Cathedral of All Souls classrooms

Church of the Advocate: With another cold spell on its way the Clothes Closet needs jackets and hoodies, sweatshirts and sweaters, warm caps, gloves/mittens, and thermal underwear. Our men also need sneakers, boots, white socks, T-shirts, jeans, belts, and button-down shirts. Our women only need jackets and coats, sneakers, and underwear. As always we urgently need sleeping bags and camping gear and are out of them. Your donations make an even greater difference in the lives of our homeless congregation during the winter months.

The flowers are to the glory of God and in loving memory of John “Ace” Fulton and Suzanne Marie Brady Fulton

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. The family of  David Beebe, Bev Gaines, Bob Morrow, Fallon Elkes, Rebecca Jackson, John Chromey, Jon Davis, David Truelove, Suzzy Sams, Ralph Lewis, Sophie Van Keer, Guy Sayles, Jennifer Shelton, Robert Keifer, Karen Sams, Phillip Brent, Dan Powell and family, the Spangler family, Carolyn and Jean Scribner, 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, David, and the Hare family, Clyde Heatherly and family, Bill Norlin, Matt Smith, Mildred Dutten, John and Sean, Audrey Donatelli, Tiger Lily Miceli, Kitty Johnson, the Meadows families, the Sorrells family, Nancy Walton and family, Jim, Aline, and Jeff Carillon, Gretchen and Jack Ryan, Nancy Reid, Pat Hill, Nancy Dennis, Larry Crawford, Mallory Mantiply, Joe Gernoske, Paul Flynn, Elizabeth, Trent, and Luke, Amistead Neely, Julia Gaines, the Rt. Rev. Rustin Kimsey, Ralph Lewis, Julie Carlinnia, Ken Prentice, Lorraine Griepp and Laura Osting.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Betty J. Nokes, Terry Powell, Andrew Prater, Mallory McDuff, Martha Neblett, Michael Raife, Elizabeth Repoley, Don Hunley, Tom Olverson, Laura Whitaker-Lea, Barbara Wilson, George Hayes, Mary Lance, and Lisa Sellers.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Michael and Sharon Raife.

Vestry Nominees: 

Mike Heilig

My wife, Helene, and I moved to Asheville in 1997 and have been coming to All Souls for 16 years.  Our 3 boys Ethan, 15, Lucas 13 and Marshall, 10, were all baptized at All Souls.  Ethan is at Asheville High and Ethan and Lucas are home schooled.   I am a Physical Therapist and Rehab Manager with Mission Health and am currently working on a Masters Degree in Health Administration.  I serve as an usher and also train new ushers and mostly just try to be an active participant in our church community- parish dinners, Food Booth, church work days, Room in the Inn,  and youth group trips to name a few.  In my spare time I enjoy running and cycling and being active with whatever my kids are involved in, whether leading cub scouts, coaching sports or just goofing off.  I am very appreciative that our family can be part of the All Souls community. 


Jason Chambers

I am a native of Western North Carolina and along with my wife Tamara and daughter Gabriella have attended All Souls for the past four years and have been members since 2012.  I am currently employed as Loan Officer with Old Town Bank in Waynesville.  I have served on the Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation, Haywood Habitat for Humanity and am currently a board member of the Friends of the Nature Center.  I enjoy hiking, golf, softball, and snow skiing.



Alex McPherson

I am originally from Great Britain and moved to the USA when I married Terry in 1984.  Over the course of his naval career we moved ten times and belonged to 7 Episcopal parishes, where I served in numerous capacities. I taught Sunday school, coordinated EYC programming, read as a lay reader and served on two vestries. During this somewhat nomadic lifestyle our Episcopal community was the one constant, providing support and comfort in it’s familiarity. In 2010 a career opportunity brought us and our daughter Clare to Asheville, leaving our two older children in Louisiana (LSU Alumni - go Tigers!) to pursue their careers.  Clare’s  love of singing brought us to All Souls where she sang in the choir until graduating from high school. At All Souls, I currently serve on the Outreach committee, read as a lay reader, enjoy providing meals for Room in the Inn, and participated in several foyer groups.Previously I worked professionally as the program coordinator for a not-for-profit parenting center, organized play groups and taught babysitting . Currently I volunteer with various local organizations including - the Mountain Area Radio Reading Service, Buncombe County Pre-School Outreach Program and Asheville Community Theatre.



Nancy Reid

Nancy has been a member of All Souls since the late 70’s. She has volunteered service to All Souls in a wide variety of ways.  For 10 years she chaired the Christian Education Commission, taught Sunday School, served on the vestry three times, is a “lifetime member” of the Altar Guild, served on various commissions, and even repainted the sacristy for the Altar Guild. Nancy is now responsible for receptions, a big but “very rewarding” undertaking. Nancy has been in education all of her working life.  She taught elementary and middle school, worked with new teachers in the central office of Asheville City Schools, adjuncted at UNC Asheville, and, after retirement, has served as an instructional coach in both North and South Carolina.  Children, education, and providing opportunities for people to break bread together as they celebrate meaningful occasions are driving influences in her life, along with her two children and four grandchildren!