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Women's Community

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 Conference room.



Scheduled Women's Community Events this year include:

Women's Community Christmas "Not a Party"

 
December 10, 2014
6:30-8:30 pm
Teri Valentine's House
4918 Oakwood Avenue
La Canada, CA 91011
Map to Location- Click HERE
 
Our Women's Community "Not a Party" will be held this year  It is a fun -filled and lively evening which benefits a charity supported by  the Women's Community mission.  This year we will be raising money for the Foster Care Project Emergency fund for Foster Care students enrolled in College. 
 
Women socialize, and bring a bottle of wine or food to share.  
 
If you would like to see a slide show of our past Not a Party,

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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 hikes 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 Book Group - 
 

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 current book being discussed is The Gospel of Mary of Magdala by Karen King.

 
Please Contact Margot Webb-Foltz by e-mail at mwebbfoltz@charter.net 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

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

 

Voices from the Heart Luncheon:  Leading with a Woman's Voice

featuring Janine Schenone
All Saints Church Senior Associate
for Congregational Development and Welcome.

All Saints Priest, Janine Schenone discussed the topic of how a woman leads in environments where men are often the asssumed leaders .  She framed the discussion around her own journey as a leader in high tech, academia, and the church.  

It was a lively day, with great interest from the audience in the topic!

See a slideshow of this event by CLICKING HERE

 

 

 

 

 

PBS Full Length Documentary "Half the Sky" shown in three evenings followed by a Discussion with Lorna Miller

Women's Communityhas screened all episodes of the FULL version of the  PBS Documentary "Half the Sky." The full version has been divided into three evenings covering the following topics regarding women: Economic Empowerment, Education, Forced Prostitution, Gender Based Violence, Maternal Mortality, and Sex Trafficking.   Each viewing was followed with a discussion facilitated by Lorna Miller.  The PBS Documentary is based on the best selling book by Nicholas Kristoff and his wife Sheryl Wu Dunn.

 

Eat, Pray, Laugh:  A Day of Personal Exploration
Women's Community Annual Spiritual Retreat

Great  food, mindfulness and a walk in the park were a part of the annual Women's Community Spiritual retreat this year led by Stephanie Nash.  

Stephenie recently demonstrated laughing as a healing exercise on the Deepak Chopra Show and she shared her expertise with over 60 women attending our retreat.  

The retreat center itself and the revitalized Echo Park Lake across the street with its great egrets and signature fountain provided a beautiful, serene environment for the day's activities.

Special Thanks go out to the retreat committee who arranged a gracious, and beautiful day with delicious food for women from All Saints, and other congregations.  A Slideshow of this event can be viewed HERE

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Lunch of Compassion with Margaret Prescod,  February 9, 2014.  

Margaret Prescod is the host of “Sojourner Truth” a public affairs program on Pacifica Radio stations KPFK 90.7FM in Southern California. She is a long time community-based women’s rights, anti-poverty and anti-racist campaigner.  Margaret led the delegations that successfully moved UN resolutions on measuring and valuing unwaged work in the home, on the land and in the community.  She is a a co-founder of International Black Women for Wages for Housework.  She is a founding member of the Every Mother is a Working Mother Network. All proceeds were donated to Every Mother is a Working Mother Network (EMWM) who is mobilizing in support of the Rise out of Poverty Act which is in Congress at the moment.

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Lunch of Compassion with Ima Matul of Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking - One survivor shares her first hand story of human trafficking on October 27, 2013

Ima Matul is a survivor/organizer with the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST).  Ms. Matul educated us about her direct experience with human-trafficking, including her journey from being enslaved to becoming an anti-trafficking advocate.  
View a slideshow of the event by CLICKING HERE
To read a complete summary of this event please CLICK HERE



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.To read a recent Women's Community Newsletter CLICK HERE

 

For information about Women's Community, please contact:

Janine Schenone
626.583.2748
jschenone@allsaints-pas.org

Anita Nuñez
626.583.2769
anunez@allsaints-pas.org



Gail Gunther -Chair
626-441-3511
tngunther@aol.com
 
Aubin Wilson - Chair
626-304-0351
aubin1024@sbcglobal.net
 
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