September 11, 2014

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. Angelica Wind with Our Voice will be joined by Kaitlyn Breiten of Children First and Amy Schmidt of Vecinos. Please bring your questions for Loving Food Resources, Children First, Vecinos and other participants.

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 at, or Sherry in the Cathedral office at 828-274-2681. The class is intended for individuals new to All Souls or to those wanting to learn more about the ministries, the architecture, the ethos of the Episcopal Church, and the gifts of our community.


Community Breakfast September 21st at 10 AM :Catch up with your friends and enjoy a wonderful breakfast !


On September 21st at 4:00, nationally acclaimed harpist, Linda Barton Paul, will perform a concert of classical, Celtic, jazz, and pop tunes. Linda is an ordained Episcopal deacon who enjoys offering concerts to help raise money for charities. As an added treat, our architect, Robert Griffin, will introduce the concert with a presentation about the sacred geometry of our worship space. A small reception in the Owen Library will follow the concert. Tickets will be $20.00 with 100% going to the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County (PSABC). Limited seating requires advanced ticket sales. For ticket purchase, go to website or call 254-2343 for information. 


The SENIOR LUNCH BUNCH group will hold its fall meeting on Wednesday, September 24,at 12:30 pm, in Zabriskie Hall. Our guest speaker is Heather Hayes, Marketing and Design Manager of the Asheville Human Society. She graduated from NC State University receiving a degree in Environmental Design and Architecture. As a Park Scholarship recipient, she was awarded a full scholarship on the basis of academic, leadership and service. Working for AHS, was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Please join us for our pot-luck luncheon as we explore the ,many benefits of pet ownership. We ask that you bring a dish to share with the group.


The women of Autumn Grace are eagerly anticipating a retreat at Lake Logan September 26-28 led in reflection by Zenda Addis. Zenda has a Masters in Divinity and a Masters in Theology from Duke Divinity School where she anchored her studies in Eastern and Western wisdom literature and traditions. Her interest is upon formative and transformative spirituality viewing mystics as highly evolved and conscious people. Zenda recently returned from studies at the Jungian Institute in Zurich. She has lived in Asheville for 25 years. We are happy to have such a talented leader and request your prayers for a transformative experience.


Brian Cole will speak on Appalachian religion on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of First Baptist Church, Asheville. The talk, sponsored by the Asheville History Center, is free. Oldtime religion is still practiced in these mountains today and we may stand to benefit from what we have ridiculed, Cole said.

The talk is in conjunction with the HillBilly Land: Myth and Reality, exhibit at Smith-McDowell House Museum, 283 Victoria Rd., Asheville, through Dec. 31.


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 a 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 the Vestry or questions about the Vestry, please contact Pierce at


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.   If you are interested in attending, or would like help installing Chrome or creating a Google account, please send email to Lorna Dorr


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!


Church of the Advocate: Although our men are still in urgent need of sneakers, belts, T-shirts, shorts, button-down shirts, and caps, nights are getting colder and they’d be grateful for sweatshirts, jackets, boots, and warm socks as well as the always needed white socks. Our women are in urgent need of casual dresses and are low on shoes/sneakers, underwear, and bags, and like our men need jackets. We’re out of blankets and as always need sleeping bags and backpacks. Your donations during this change of season period will brighten the lives of our homeless congregation.



The flowers are to the glory of God and in loving memory of Veatrice and Orval Ponder Eleanor and Herschel Ponder.


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, 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, 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, Nancy Bole, David Bitgood & family, the Zabriskie family, the Calhoun family, Susan Laramore, and Tom Drakos. Joe Alexander, Bob McGee, and John and Andrew.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Dan Garrett, Will Jones, Margaret Scott, Jenny Mathews, Jocelyn Reese, Tom Ruff, Cristifor Harshman, Clare McPherson, Robbin Whittington, Janet Maitland, Charles Campbell, Tamara Chambers, Gary Hammer, Briley Hooper, Virginia Hunter, Lupe Perez, Rob Newcomer, Robert Peebles, Mark Medlin, and Elizabeth Ragan. We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Anna and Dan Garrett, Jason and Tamara Chambers, and Emilie Malajati and Cynthia Strom.