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Women's Community

Women's Community facilitates spiritual growth, education, community building, and service opportunities for the women of All Saints Church. All women who attend All Saints Church are members of Women's Community. Women's Community creates a nurturing environment and gives voice to issues of critical importance. The Women's Community Steering Committee provides leadership in coordinating the activities of the Women's Community, and meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 to 8:30 in the OCC Trailer.

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Upcoming Events in Women's Community

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Voices from the Heart 2017

Honoring Alma Stokes

"The Transformative Power of Music"


featuring musical accompaniment by 
Elizabeth Tatum, voice, and Pat Kelly on piano

Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 12:30 pm
Sweetland Hall

All Saints Parishioner Alma Stokes will share her faith journey, and her love of music which transforms and moves her heart.  All Saints Chorus members, Elizabeth Tatum and Pat Kelly will accompany her journey with spirituals and meaningful songs in Alma's life.  

Luncheon, wine, and socializing will begin at 12:30 pm in Sweetland Hall followed by this unique program of stories and music that promises to not only entertain, enlighten and inspire us all.  Admission is $25 which includes brunch, wine, soft drinks, stories and music!  Sponsorship categories are available to help defray the cost of the event, and to provide scholarships for those who cannot pay.  

Signup will be available at the Women's Community Table on the lawn, or you may SIGNUP ONLINE NOW BY CLICKING HERE.  Volunteers are needed to staff this event.  Please contact Gerry Puhara at gdpuhara@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

 

 

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Ongoing Events at Women's Community

Holy Strollers and Holy Hikers

Holy Hikers:   Holy Hikers promise a more challenging hike!    All are welcome!  Hikes are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month, beginning at 7:30 a.m.  A typical hike would be within Echo Canyon at the top of Lake Avenue.     If you would like to attend, please call Aubin Wilson at 626-590-6527 or e-mail her at aubinelizwilson@gmail.com

Holy Strollers Rose Bowl Walk:  We walk the 2nd Saturday of the month.  Holy Strollers meet at the corner of Del Monte and Arroyo just above the Rose Bowl.  From there we walk down into the Rose Bowl and around the track, or on the nature trail.  It is about an hour long easy walk.  please join us by calling Gerry Puhara at 818-970-7564 to sign up, or e-mail her at gdpuhara@gmail.com

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Women of Spirit Sacred Circle and Contemplative Book Goup
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30 pm in the OCC Meeting room, all year.  Pot luck dinner at 6:00 PM, book discussion from 7:00-8:30 pm. 

The book being discussed beginning in September is entitled is Tales of a Wounded Healer: Creating Exact Moments of Healing. More information about the book can be seen HERE

 
Please Contact Margot Webb-Foltz by e-mail at mwebbfoltz@gmail.com for more information.

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Union Station Family Center Homeless Center Food Preparation Team -

We gather on the 5th Monday of the month to prepare a delicious meal for the families at Union Station.   Periodically throughout the year, our meal is in combination with a holiday, such as New Years Eve, Memorial Day or Labor Day so we create special parties for those occasions.  We also encourage women to bring their teenagers over the age of 16 to participate as well.  

 

For more information please e-mail Gerry Puhara by clicking HERE.

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Past Women's Community Events  include

 

Saturday, April 22, 2017
at the beautiful La Casita Del Arroyo
177 So. Arroyo Blvd. in Pasadena

Betty Cole was the facilitator and presenter of this wonderful day.   Betty learned meditation as a young Quaker and worked from that tradition as peace staff with the American Friends Service Committee. She has been a teacher and community activist for nearly four decades and has been an active member of All Saints for 35 years. She is currently coordinator of the weekly Monday Night Meditation Group at All Saints, a History teacher at Westridge School for Girls, and a senior student of the Zen Center of Los Angeles. The attendees enjoyed a restful day of meditation, garden walks, and community with each other

 

Lunch of Compassion
Deacons:  The Best Kept Secret in the Episcopal Church

Featuring
The Rev. Dr. Joanne Leslie,Archdeacon of the Diocese of 
Los Angeles

Sunday, October 23, 2016

What is a Deacon in the Episcopal church?  Who is a Deacon, and what do they do?  And, what is an Archdeacon

Joanne  shared her experience with maternal and child malnutrition issues in sub-Saharan Africa and efforts to reduce health inequalities in underserved communities of Los Angeles.  In addition, she shared her vision of the critical role  that deacons play in the contemporary church, and we will heard about the incredible breadth of ministries of the fifty deacons who currently serve our diocese.   She discussed how the call to be a deacon is different than the call to the priesthood and to lay leadership. All profits from this program were donated to Community Health Councils of Los Angeles, a non profit, community-based health promotion and policy organization based in Los Angeles.   

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Women's Community

Voices from the Heart Brunch 2016 
honoring
Gary Leonard and Chris and Sheila Mackey-Mason 

Sunday, June 12, 2016 

We thoroughly Enjoyed the stories behind our beautiful Altar Flowers and the spiritual journey of those who create them.  Plus we had a fantastic demonstration of how to create three different styles of floral arrangements.  

Later in the summer, Women's Community joined once again with Gary to provide a hands on workshop on flower arranging.  The event was enjoyed by all, and we all took home beautiful arrangements that we made ourselves!  

Flower Arranging Workshop with Gary Leonard - August 29, 2016

 We are presenting this workshop by popular demand, as a hands on follow-up to the successful Women's Community voices from the Heart Program in June.  Each student participated by creating their own long low arrangement, as well as a glass vase arrangement. 

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The Women's Community Annual Spiritual Retreat

 
Held, Saturday, May 14, 2016
Diocesan and Retreat Center
Echo Park

All women  were welcomed to an enlightening respite at the Women's Community Spiritual Retreat led by cardiologist, Dr. Christina Economides, mindfulness educator, Ann D'Angelo, and ASC priest, Dr. Sally Howard.  Many women from the ASC Community took time to refresh and learn about heart health practices across body, mind, and soul.

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Women's Community Voices from the Heart Brunch
Music and Faith:  Variations on a Theme II
honoring  
Zanaida Robles and Elizabeth Tatum

All SaintS Sweetland Hall was electric on Sunday, June 14th when chorus soloists, Elizabeth Tatum and Zanaida Robles shared their faith journey and love of music.  It was so enlightening to learn about the inspiration that music has contributed to their lives.  It was a fantastic day with good food, wine, and this amazing program!!   After each artist told their story, they presented us with a beautiful Mini-Concert which included Moses Hogan's "Deep River," Mozart's "Sull' Aria," Farrell's "Peace on Earth," and Leo Delibes' "Flower Duet."  A question and answer period, followed by multiple standing ovations finished off the enlightening and entertaining program.

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Lunch of Compassion on Financial Inclusion, the Sharing Economy and Social Justice.

Featuring Social Entrepreneur
Jessica Jackley,
Co-Founder of Micro Finance Non Profit, KIVA

Our Women's Community October Lunch of Compassion featured well known social entrepreneur Jessica Jackley, investor and advisor to the Collaborative Fund.  She is also the co-founder and former CEO of Pro-Founder, and Co-Founder and former CMO of the Micro Loan  non-profit organization KIVA.  Founded in 2005, KIVA's mission is to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.  Jessica shared her thoughts on financial inclusion, the sharing economy and social justice.  All Saints Women's Commiunity set up an All Saints Team on Kiva, and we will meet in January to invest the money raised by this event.  More information on Kiva can be found at www.kiva.org.

To See a Slideshow of this event please Click HERE

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For information about Women's Community, please contact:

Jim Loduha
626.583.2736
jimloduha@allsaints-pas.org

Jamie Hebert
626.583.2765
 
Aubin Wilson -  Chair
626-304-0351
aubinelizwilson@gmail.com
 
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