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“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

These words are both as true and as powerful today as when they were spoken by Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1967. Join us at All Saints Church on Sunday, January 17 as we both celebrate and claim the legacy of Dr. King: equipping ourselves and each other to confront the fierce urgency of now in 2016.

ed_pulpitEd Bacon will preach “Dr. King’s Jailhouse Values” at 7:30, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m.


During the 10:15 a.m. Adult Education Hour choose from:

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“Actualizing the Beloved Community” with Ana Cecelia Perez and Dr. Jim Turner in the Rector’s Forum
Ana Cecilia Pérez is an immigrant rights leader and a passionate leadership and community builder. She is also an independent consultant with expertise in organizational change, multicultural transformative leadership development, and in building collaborations rooted in equity and community empowerment frameworks.

Dr. Jim Turner is a professor of Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA, a specialist in chemical dependency and addictions. He provides consultation and education on diversity and multicultural change processes in organizations and community agencies locally and serves on the Ethics and Program Advisory Committees of VISIONS, Inc.

rick thyneUnder the Affluence: A Conversation about Wealth and Poverty, Race and Religion” with Rick Thyne in the Guild Room

Tim Wise is coming to All Saints on January 30 and 31 to engage us in a dialogue about race, and understanding the dynamics of white privilege, in order to gain the skills to be more effective in eradicating racism in America. Leading up to this visit, we are all encouraged to read Wise’s latest book: Under the Affluence.

All Saints parishioner and gifted teacher, Rick Thyne, has been on a soul searching journey, currently digging into Tim Wise work, and recently having been stirred by Ta-Neshishi Coate’s book Between the World and Me. His reading of Coate’s resulted in a 70 page reflection wealth and poverty, race and religion — and a blog post entitled “A White Man Listening to Black Anger” — which can be found here. In preparation for a more extensive 3-week class in February, Rick will begin this conversation on MLK, Jr. Sunday, inviting others along the road he is traversing so deeply in himself. Come prepared to be provoked, challenged, and inspired as we all find our place at the table in tackling income inequality, racial injustice and the role faith plays in our public discussions and decisions.

Sheldon-EppsJoan-Williams-Profile-Pic-400x400 (2) “Dr. King’s Legacy and the Transformative Power of Theater” with Sheldon Epps and Joan Williams in Sweetland Hall
Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse since 1997, will explore The Pasadena Playhouse and Crossroads Theatre Company’s production of “Fly” dramatizing the historic contributions made by the Tuskegee Airmen to the desegregation of the American military and the furthering of civil rights. With a focus on hope, endurance, and accomplishment, “Fly” tells the story of the first African-American Army Air Corp fighters known as the Tuskegee Airmen who flew over the skies of Europe and North Africa during World War II. Fly was hailed by The New York Times as “a superior piece of theatrical synergy.” Mr. Epps will be joined by Pasadena resident Joan Williams – the widow of Tuskegee Airman who was denied her place in the Rose Parade as Miss Crown City in 1958 because of her race.

And then join us on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. for:

 Change Over Time: Racism and Civil Rights in the 21st Century

patricia coulterBrian Biery NewzeldaSpeakers include Patricia Coulter, former President and CEO of the Urban League in Philadelphia and Brian Biery, long-time Pasadena community organizer.

Zelda Kennedy will offer the Invocation. The program includes a delicious Soul Food Lunch. Suggested donation is $10.00 | Sponsored by COLORS. To RSVP call Edna at 626 298-5681

Finally, return at 5:00 p.m. the inspiring and transformative gift of Jazz Vespers with the Peter Erskine Trio where Zelda Kennedy will off the meditation. More details here.

It’s going to be a rich, full Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday at All Saints Church!
For more information on these or any other upcoming events call 626.796.1172 or visit our website.