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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:
 

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

Friday April 11 - Part 1
Friday, May 9 – Part 2
5:30-8:30 pm
Guild Room at All Saints Church
Light potluck supper will be served 

Women's Community is once again gearing up to screen the FULL version of the  PBS Documentary "Half the Sky" for the All Saints Community. The full version will be divided into two evenings covering the following topics regarding women: Economic Empowerment, Education, Forced Prostitution, Gender Based Violence, Maternal Mortality, and Sex Trafficking.  We will follow each viewing 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.

If you are interested in viewing the documentary, YOU CAN SIGNUP ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE .  You can also signup at the Women's Community Table on the lawn.  Questions?  Contact Gerry Puhara at gdpuhara@gmail.com

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

Saturday, May 3 2014
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
The Cathedral Center of St. Paul  at Echo Park
$20 Registration Fee

Good food, mindfulness and a walk in the park will be part of the annual Women's Community Spiritual retreat this year led by Stephanie Nash, who recently demonstrated laughing as a healing exercise on the Deepak Chopra Show.  Stephanie is a long-time student of Shinzen Young - a guru of Vipassana or insight meditation.

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

There is a registration fee of $20.00 which includes buffet breakfast and lunch.  Scholarships are available, and Sponsors welcome.  Free, secure parking under the building.  You can REGISTER ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE.

Or, you may register at the Women's Community Table on the lawn.  Quetions?  Call Gail Gunther at 626-441-3511 or write her at tngunther@aol.com
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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 Wisdom Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault.  
 
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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Women's Community Christmas "Not a Party"
 
Our Women's Community "Not a Party" is a most uplifting event usually held the first week of December!  It is a fun -filled and lively evening which benefits a charity supported by  the Women's Community mission.  Women socialize, and bring a bottle of wine or food to share.  Our 2013 Not a Party benefitted the work of Flintridge Center.  
 
If you would like to see a slide show of our 2013 Not a Party,
Please CLICK HERE.
To learn more about Flintridge Center,  Please CLICK HERE
 
 
 
 

Past Women's Community Events  include


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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Women's Community Voices from the Heart with Ada Gates Patton
June 9,  2013

Beginning her youth as a debutante in New York, Ada's journey has taken her from the East Coast to Pasadena, where she became the first woman licensed to shoe racehorses in America and the first woman Farrier to shoe horses for the Pasadena Rose Parade. 

To view photos of this event, please click HERE
 



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Women's Community Annual Spring Retreat with Michelle Bloom,   April 20, 2013  

We were lead in song, poetry, contemplation, and movement by Michelle Bloom, a deeply gifted poet, singer, and songwriter of Spirit. More information about Michelle Bloom may be found on her website at:  www.allthingsbloom.com  
 


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Lunch of Compassion with Tara Holbrook

Our speaker, Tara Holbook, told her inspiring story of helping to build and support the Edna Maternity Hospital in Somaliland, Africa, where one in ten women were dying in childbirth.  The Edna Maternity Hospital is described in the best selling book by Nicholas Kristoff and Cheryl Wu Dunn entitled "Half the Sky."
 

 To see a slideshow of this program, please CLICK HERE and click on the link for "Slideshow."  To read more about Edna's Hospital in Somaliland, CLICK HERE for the website. To read more about the humanitarian work of Direct Relief, who provides medicines and medical equipment throughout the world, please CLICK HERE.  

 

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Compassion Works for Youths in Crisis- Lunch of Compassion 2012

Featuring Mikala Rahn
About $1,000 was raised to benefit the shelter. Further information is available on www.publicworksinc.org/lw.
 
To View the entire Program on You Tube, please CLICK HERE
 
 
 


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Voices from the Heart Brunch, "Music of the Spirit" featured Jenny Price

All Saints Church, Sweetland Hall
June, 2012
Director of Children's and Youth Music spoke about her unique spiritual and musical journey and shared some of her musical talents with all of us!

CLICK HERE TO SEE A SLIDESHOW OF THIS EVENT

 
 
 
 


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Annual Women's Spiritual Retreat led by Betsy Perry

Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 pm 
Angeles Mountain Center 

  • To view a SLIDESHOW of the Retreat, please click HERE
  • To view and print out the program materials please click HERE
  • To View and print out a Bibliography of reading about the Black Madonna 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

Aubin Wilson - Chair
626-304-0351
aubin1024@sbcglobal.net

Gail Gunther - Co-Chair
626-441-3511
tngunther@aol.com
 
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