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Coming Up at All Souls

Jun 10

accidental saints

Join us each Sunday at 10:10 in the Parish Hall for our Summer Book Group! Drop ins are most welcome.

This summer we’ll be reading Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People. Nadia Bolz-Weber is a Lutheran minister in Denver, a two-time New York Times bestselling author, and a former standup comic. In her book she shares stories of her life and work pastoring House of All Sinners and Saints that help us to see God in unlikely situations and in people who society have typically dismissed. Nadia Bolz-Weber speaks candidly and with grit as she helps us to see grace even in our own messy lives. Discussions of the book begin June 10 and last through the summer. We will have two copies available for loan in the Parish Library and the book is also available at local public libraries. 

Jul 20

Every summer we have an all-parish camping trip at the Santa Lucia campground in Big Sur, right on the river. The weekend includes swimming, singing and s’mores—as well as a group dinner and informal Sunday morning Eucharist at the outside chapel at the campground. You can find more info here and sign up here!

Sep 14

BishopsRanchChapelA highlight of the year at All Souls is the parish retreat, held each fall at the Bishop’s Ranch near Healdsburg in Sonoma County – a wonderful place to be in autumn. The beautiful acres of oak woodland include an enclosed playground and a room-sized tree house, along with a pool, comfortable guest accommodations, a historic ranch house, and a lovely small chapel.

The ranch is owned by the Diocese of California and is pledged to the restoration and preservation of native habitats. All ages participate in reflection, worship, hymn singing, hiking, Bible study, spirituality groups, wine tasting, and just quietly talking with old friends and new.

The 2018 retreat is Friday September 14 – Sunday September 16. This inter-generational event includes activities for children, youth, families, and adults of all ages.

You can learn more of the details  by talking with Emily Hansen Curran, registration will open in August.