All Saints Episcopal Church Newsletter
All Saints Episcopal Parish, San Leandro, California
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you believe, whatever your experience of organized religion has been
and wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome at All
A Celebration for Rev. Karen
Karen's son is graduating from college. She will be on vacation
from May 6 through May 13 in order to celebrate with the family. We
offer her our sincere congratulations. Well done MOM! Enjoy
that special time with your family.
you have concerns during this time, please speak to the Rector's Warden
Claire Burke. She is in charge. The Rev. Kathryn Ward will preach and
celebrate on Sunday, May 10 at both services, and handle pastoral care
submitted by Tom Breckenridge
Social Ministries Team met on April 26 to discuss the social ministries
fund and decide on some disbursements from that fund. Thomas LaFrance
presented a thorough explanation of how the account is funded as well as
a history of income and expenses. Thank you Thomas!
Among the points that Thomas made:
Ministries is a designated fund. That is, it is not a part of the
operations budget, but is funded solely through donations made
specifically to Social Ministries - primarily through the
first-Sunday-of-the-month Social Ministries donation envelopes.
diocesan guidelines, 100% of Social Ministries donations are used for
social ministries. That is, these moneys are not subject to the same
roughly 12% assessment to the operations budget that is paid to the
diocese for its work, part of which is of course social ministry.
Parishioners have been very generous in their support of Social Ministries. On average, $500 per month is donated.
generosity through the years has built the Social Ministries fund
balance to just over $5,700. Last year, social ministries expenditures
for disbursements, the team discussed a number of possibilities,
deciding against some, deferring several for later this year, and taking
immediate action on the following:
1. $250 for Sacred Space
2. $250 for grocery certificates for Reverend Karen to give to people who come to the church looking for assistance
3. Giving all donations made to Social Ministries on the first Sunday in May to Corazon
we discussed the merits of disbursements for various causes, we
realized that we needed to clarify our own Social Ministries mission and
the criteria for disbursement of funds. Our next meeting will be
dedicated to achieving that clarity.
Social Ministries Team thanks the parish for its generous and
enthusiastic support of the parish's programs. Through the years we have
grown from a parish making a single chili supper a month for 35 women
and children to one maintaining a robust ministry that feeds and tends
to the needs of thousands.
Blessings to you all.
Cinco De Mayo Dinner!
Saints will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a family-friendly Mexican
dinner and games from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall on Saturday,
May 2. The proceeds will support the Corazon building project in Mexico.
A donation of $15 per adult and $7 per child is encouraged. Alcoholic
beverages (margaritas or beer) may also be purchased. The program will
include the following:
5:00 pm Social
hour with Latino music, chips and salsa, and beverages (non-alcoholic
and alcoholic.) Games will be offered for the children.
Mexican dinner to include salad, rice, beans, fajitas, and dessert.
First raffle- prizes include a hearty meal at Tequila Bar and Grill.
6:30 p.m. Break the piñata!
6:45 p.m. Second raffle- surprise gifts!
are still gathering raffle prizes, if there is something that you would
like to donate, please speak to Bill or Irene O'Hair or to Claire
is the time to line up your passport for the Southern Alameda Deanery
outreach trip to northern Mexico to build a home with and for a family
there. The build day is Saturday, June 20th. No particular construction
skills are needed for the work, only a big heart and a willingness to
work and follow directions! All Saints volunteers have the option of
travelling by car together to Chula Vista, CA on Friday, June 19th,
returning on Sunday, June 21st. Pick-ups and drop offs can also be made
at the San Diego airport.
volunteers are heartily welcome; those under the age of 12 must be
accompanied by an adult family member. Energetic middle
school, high school and young adults are especially welcome. Most
volunteers will sleep at St. John's Episcopal Church in Chula Vista on
Friday and Saturday nights. Adults who may want to stay in a hotel are
asked to make their own reservations. Free food is provided for workers.
For more information, or to indicate your interest, please speak to
Bill or Irene O'Hair, or to Claire Burke.
Items Desired For Garage Sale
Saturday May 16
sure to save the date for the Yard Sale that All Saints is sponsoring
in connection with the San Leandro Yard Sale on Saturday May 16 from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m.
bring your clothing, jewelry, small household items etc. to the church
during the next few weeks so we can begin organizing and pricing items.
Please note that we are not able to accept large items that require more
than one person to carry or transport in a large pickup.
is needed on that Saturday, and the day before, to set up and get
ready. Please sign up for one or more slots of time on the sign up list
in the narthex or speak with Connie Camp, Mary Kincaid or Claire Burke.
you ahead of time for all the help that it is going to take to make
this a fun event and a successful fund raiser for All Saints.
Treat Your Mom to Church on Mother's Day
thanks to God for the woman who gave you birth, and so much more, in
church on Sunday, May 10. We will honor her, and other mothers, on that
Be Fiery for the Church's Birthday
will celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples, and the
birthday of the church, on Sunday, May 24. The Holy Spirit set the first
disciples "on fire" for ministry and mission. By tradition, many
Christians wear red on this day. Join others for a special celebration
on this day.
Pictures for Parish Profile
Search Committee needs photographs for the parish profile. Pictures of
the Crab Feed, the coffee hour, baptisms, confirmations, weddings, the
Christmas pageant, and/or last year's Corazon trip are especially
desired, though all pictures would be appreciated. Please label your
pictures with your name, so they can be returned to you. Photos should
be submitted to Sallie Enderlin, Jack Strohm, or the church office.
Church Office:firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-569-7020
Neighborhood Center: John Trubina,email@example.com
check the calendar for scheduled meetings and to see what spaces and
times are available for a meeting you are planning. To add a meeting
time and space to the calendar, contact John.
Priest: Reverend Karen Swanson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rector's Warden:Claire Burke, email@example.com
Care Team Leader: Anne Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Editors: Connie Camp, Claire Burke
Parish Musician: Dylan Snodgrass, email@example.com