October 09, 2014

Stewardship Ingathering

Sunday, October 19, 2014

7:45, 9:00,11:15am

Adult Forum for Oct. 12:New Developments with Homeward Bound of Asheville. Homeward Bound plays a significant role in reducing the number of people who are homeless in Asheville. Emily Ball, Director of Community Engagement, will join us to talk about changes in their work and how we can play a role in them.



Deans Sabbatical Report, Sunday, October 19, 5 -7 pm – Zabriskie Hall, Dean Donatelli will reflect on his time away which included pondering the theme, ‘somewhere between Rome and Assisi’ as well as experience with the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center and St. Paul’s Within the Walls, Rome. Desert and beverages will be served by the EYC and a nursery provided.

Community Breakfast October 19th at 10am: Catch up with your friends and enjoy a wonderful breakfast !

Halloween Party FUNdraiser: Save The Date! Saturday, October 18th - 5:30 - 8:00pm at All Souls Cathedral. Invite your friends and neighbors to show off their Halloween flare! Costume contest, yummy food, warm cider, fun games and Halloween costume parade through the village!  Details and ticket sales to follow! Please put it on your calendar now and get your best costume ideas ready!


“Holidays…Families…and Later Life” is the topic for the Oct. 18th meeting of AUTUMN GRACE. Geographic distance, transportation, & sometimes 3 generations or more can seem overwhelming as we age. Alice Myer, LCSW family therapist, spiritual director and member of All Souls, will facilitate our meeting. She will invite us to examine our family structures and the accompanying places of blessing and stress. How can we become more aware of realistic ways to place our energies this Holiday Season at our age so that we can bless ourselves and those we love? Parish hall - 9:30 - coffee, 10:00 - short devotional followed by program.(Questions, call 215-8825)

The SENIOR LUINCH BUNCH GROUP will meet on Wednesday, October 22,at 12:30 pm, in Zabriskie Hall with Matt Kern, the Board President of the Western North Carolina Nature Center as our guest speaker. Matthew Kern who spent his early years in the Appalachian Mountains, has lived in Asheville for more than fifteen years. The Nature Center, owned by the City of Asheville, features animals native to the Southern Appalachians. Please join us for lunch as we explore and possibly see some of the wild life of Southern Appalachia. We ask that you bring a dish to share with the group.

Service of Healing and Holy Eucharist: Please join us for a Service of Healing and Holy Eucharist on Thursday, October 23, at 7:00. PM in the church. This contemplative service offers an opportunity to be still and to be refreshed. Anointing and the laying on of hands for healing are offered. Charlotte Cleghorn and Thomas Murphy are presiders. Music is offered by Karen Turner and Jacque Combs.


Art Workshop: A workshop designed for adult beginners in drawing, painting, collage and other media will be offered in All Souls’ parish hall on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Margaret Harvey, longtime art teacher at Asheville County Day School and at her Cedar Lane Studio, will conduct the course. All abilities are welcome. Art supplies will be provided. Cost is $45 per person. For more information and to register by Oct. 20, call Cedar Lane Studio at 828-684-3947. Proceeds benefit the music program.


AMICIMUSIC returns to All Souls Cathedral on Friday, November 21 at 7:30 PM with a concert called “BEETHOVEN’S CELLO” featuring cellist Lawrence Stomberg and pianist Daniel Weiser. They will perform some of the great cello/piano works by Ludwig van Beethoven. The Stomberg/Weiser Duo will perform the complete Beethoven cello and piano works that weekend in three separate concerts in different venues around Asheville. Admission will be $20 for general public, $15 for All Souls members, and free for children. A pass to all three concerts is $40. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at www.amicimusic.org at a 10% discount.

After 2 years on the street, with 2 kids, our 2nd Hope to Home crew moved our new friend into her apartment Thursday night. We as a group collected beds, dressers, tables, chairs and all the little things that make an empty apartment livable. All Souls members donated a TV, towels, bed linens and many other items. Some furniture came from the Habitat store. We will stay in contact with our friend for a year. Nicole at Homeward bound connected us all, worked with the Asheville Housing Board to find her apartment, and will stay with us all on our journey. If you would like to know about Hope to Home teams, talk to Pam and Steve Van Allen, Bille Stahmer. Gail Wiley or Jennie Zbierki or you may email Pam and Steve at pamkandsteve@yahoo.com

The next volunteer orientation for the women’s prison in Swannanoa will be held October 14 at 5:45pm.   There will not be another orientation until February 10, 2015 so if you do not have clearance to come to the prison, or if your card expires before February, please come in October. And please let others know. Friends, attending this training will earn you a blue card and clearance to come on the prison grounds.  The Christmas Concert by the Voices of Hope is a wonderful part of the Christmas season and not to be missed.  A blue card is required in order to attend.Women may use the blue card as a step towards an orange card.  The orange card qualifies you to drive women to their singing engagements and/or take them into the community.

Church of the Advocate: Blankets, throws, quilts, sleeping bags, jackets, hoodies, thermal underwear—anything that can keep our homeless congregation warm is urgently needed, as the weather keeps getting colder. Our men also need sweatshirts and T-shirts, jeans, socks, sneakers and boots, belts, and underwear. Our women need casual long dresses, bags, underwear, and sneakers. We’re out of backpacks, carryalls, candles, and low on toiletries (soap, shampoo, and deodorant). Thanks so much for all that you do.


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

William M. and Cornelia M. Pomeroy.

These are the persons for whom our prayers are requested. All persons listed are prayed for during our Wednesdayliturgies. People mentioned in the Sunday prayers have a specific urgency this week. Bev Gaines, 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, Jennifer Shelton, Cindy Davis, Rob Willhige, Jeremy Lamb, MaryAnn Baker, Karen Sams, Phillip Brent, Dan Powell and family, the Spangler family, Carolyn Scribner, Sheila Gibbs, Linda Evans, Carolyn Herman, 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, Chris, Stevie Turner, Peter Yaun and family, Archie Turner, Katie Gonzalez and family, Linda Zralek, David Beebe, Nancy Bole, David Bitgood & family, the Zabriskie family, Tom Drakos, Bob McGee, John and Andrew, Emily Maitland, Deacon Alice Mason, Elaine Young, Will Bryant, and Elizabeth Wilde.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Robert Benninghofen, Leland Derryberry, Amelia Fleming, Chuck Smither, Billie Stahmer, Cynthia Strom, Beth Burdick, Shelly Garland, Mary Hinkle, Eloise Murphy, Kemper Brown, Nancy Clark, Nancy Harrison, Jackson Krupnick, Michelle Peterson, Anne Harrell, Susan Sihler, and Mary Thompson.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Abigail and James Clarkson and Eryn and Wesley Duffee-Braun.