September 18, 2014


We welcome guest organist and music director Kathy McNeil.

September 20th 6pm - 8pm we will be joined by Mark Siler and a few friends from Kairos Cuba (!!) to enjoy Cuban music and Cuban food together while we support this sister organization in Cuba! 5$ donation at the door! Please share the word! Kairos West Community Center, 6pm-8pm All ARE WELCOME! 742 Haywood Rd West Asheville 28806 828-772-1429


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 All Souls Book Group will meet on Monday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Warner Building. The Group will discuss the novel “Crossing to Safety” by Wallace Stegner.


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 transformativeexperience.


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.


On October 4th at 11:00 AM we will celebrate the life of Gene McDowell, a well-loved former associate rector here at All Souls.  If you would like to bring some gift of food for the reception, please let Nancy Reid know either by email ( or phone (828-231-6218).  Thanks so much.


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!


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 at a 10% discount.


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!


All Soul’s Walking Club. Get a move on and join A.S.W.C! You may already know the many health benefits of exercise. Together we will create accountability, motivation, safety and enjoy socialization with fellow parishioners. The group meets at the park located at the intersection of Park and Vanderbilt in Biltmore Forest. A.S.W.C. Join us every Tuesday morning at 9 AM. 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.


Do you love working with children? Are you interested in becoming a mentor? Applications are now available for those interested in volunteering at the Children First/CIS Learning Centers, afterschool safe havens for children in grades K-5 living in the poorest communities of Buncombe County. Volunteers interact and engage with the children in a positive way, and the commitment is as little as 1 hour per week. The Learning Centers are open Monday - Thursday, and volunteer slots range from 2:30-6:00 p.m.Want to learn more? Please email Kaitlyn Breiten at or call 828-259-9717 for more information or to apply.


Church of the Advocate: The Clothes Closet most urgently needs blankets and quilts, jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts, anything that can help keep people sleeping out warm. We’re also completely out of men’s white socks, sneakers, boots, belts, jeans, and low on T-shirts. Our women only need casual dresses (we have none and they’re constantly requested), sneakers, bags, and jackets. As nights get colder your donations to our homeless congregation are especially appreciated.

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

James Ritter and The Reverend Mason Wilson.

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, 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 Larmore, Tom Drakos. Joe Alexander, Bob McGee, Sharon Price, John and Andrew, and Emily Maitland.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: Katherine Hunley, Nancy Reid, Judie Mauney, Jacob Casper, Richard Jacobs, Caden Maxwell, Bob Noel, Jane Atchison, Gregg Blanton, Barbara Peevey, William Auman, J.T. Rhoades, Amelia DeHart, John Farrington, Jon Miller, Levi Ager, Robert Blank, Michaela Mamone-Peeples, and John Veach.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Elizabeth and Bob Callahan, Gay and Michael Cogburn, Elizabeth and Robert Gray, Carolyn and Cody Macfie, Douglas and Honour Stewart, Kim Calhoun and Jacqueline Combs, Carol and Richard Harris, and Helene and Michael Heilig.