Week of January 14, 2019 - MLK SUNDAY

Thursday, 1/17

God, My Parents, and Me

A parent group for families with young children. God, My Parents and Me supports the challenging work of parenting by offering spiritual fellowship and emotional nurturing to parents at All Saints Church and in the community at large. Meetings are held Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Guild Room. Child care is provided. 

We welcome all types of parents. Foster parents, LGBTQ+ parents, single parents -- all are welcome here.

Sunday, 1/20

MLK Sunday! Come back on Monday for all day readings of the words of MLK.

Children’s Chapel at 9 and 11:15 am

Children’s Chapel occurs every Sunday at 9 am and 11:15 am for Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Children’s Chapel is a space for children to explore church community at their own level. We radically welcome, pray, explore themes of the people of God, and discuss what’s happening in the world.  

Join us this Sunday as we celebrate MLK! We will watch an MLK video of Kid President and play of game of “Who said THAT?!?” I will read phrases by MLK and by others and children will decide if MLK said it or not!

Curious about videos in Children’s Chapel? We show about three videos each year (generally Advent 1, Pentecost, and MLK Sunday) and all are under 5 minutes. Most of our lessons start with a book or game.

Questions for the car ride home could include:

  • What did you do in Children’s Chapel today? (don’t worry if they don’t remember, ask them how they felt instead!)

  • Did you learn anything new about MLK?

  • What surprised you about church today?

Pre-K Sunday School : 10:15 — 11:00 am

Enjoy a story on MLK and creating Let Freedom Ring Paper Bells

K — 5 Sunday School  : 10:15 — 11:00 am

Enjoy a story on MLK and creating Let Freedom Ring Bells

Parent Culture : 10:15 — 11:00 am

Katie Ford will facilitate a discussion!

1pm Children’s Chapel  : 1:15 — 1:25 pm

No class this week!

Love,

Kelly Erin O’Phelan

kophelan@allsaints-pas.org 

Check out our video for this week:
https://youtu.be/4xXZhXTFWnE

Week of January 1st

Thursday, 1/3

God, My Parents, and Me

A parent group for families with young children. God, My Parents and Me supports the challenging work of parenting by offering spiritual fellowship and emotional nurturing to parents at All Saints Church and in the community at large. Meetings are held Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Guild Room. Child care is provided. 

We welcome all types of parents. Foster parents, LGBTQ+ parents, single parents -- all are welcome here.

Sunday, 1/6

Pick up an Epiphany House Blessing Kit! Look for the green envelopes in the Learning Center! Use the prayer and chalk in side to bless your home for the new year! The Chalk above the door will remind yourself and your family that God dwells in you(r home)!

Children’s Chapel at 9 and 11:15 am

Children’s Chapel occurs every Sunday at 9 am and 11:15 am for Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Children’s Chapel is a space for children to explore church community at their own level. We radically welcome, pray, explore themes of the people of God, and discuss what’s happening in the world.  

Join us this Sunday as we celebrate Epiphany! Find out how many wise men there REALLY were, when exactly did they arrive and make your own “Wise Person” crown with stick on jewels and stickers!

Questions for the car ride home could include:

  • What did you do in Children’s Chapel today? (don’t worry if they don’t remember, ask them how they felt instead!)

  • How many wise men came to see Jesus? When did they come?

Pre-K Sunday School : 10:15 — 11:00 am

Enjoy a Godly Play story on Epiphany

K — 5 Sunday School  : 10:15 — 11:00 am

Enjoy a Godly Play story on Epiphany for grades K-3 and 4/5 Feasting on the Word.

Parent Culture : 10:15 — 11:00 am

Katie Ford will facilitate a discussion!

1pm Children’s Chapel  : 1:15 — 1:25 pm

Start of First Communion

Love,

Kelly Erin O’Phelan

kophelan@allsaints-pas.org 

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11/11- Voting, Holiday discussion in Parents Culture, and a Survey

Thursday, 11/08

God, My Parents, and Me

Take our parent survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MBQSZDX

A parent group for families with young children. God, My Parents and Me supports the challenging work of parenting by offering spiritual fellowship and emotional nurturing to parents at All Saints Church and in the community at large. Meetings are held Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Guild Room. Child care is provided. 

We welcome all types of parents. Foster parents, LGBTQ+ parents, single parents -- all are welcome here.

Sunday, 11/11

Children’s Chapel at 9 and 11:15 am

Children’s Chapel occurs every Sunday at 9 am and 11:15 am for Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Children’s Chapel is a space for children to explore church community at their own level. We radically welcome, pray, explore themes of the people of God, and discuss what’s happening in the world.  

After Election Day on Tuesday we are going to talk about voting and get a chance to vote ourselves! Students will identify how voting is ONE out of many ways to make a difference in our wondrous and confusing world. Students will use star stickers to vote on design ideas for our advent art creations. In the past Kelly has acted as the dictator but this time our students will decide for themselves! Each Sunday in advent has a theme Love, Joy, Hope, and Peace. Which images of each will our students choose?

Questions for the car ride home could include:

  • What happened in chapel this week? (Don’t worry if your child doesn’t remember- ask them how they felt instead!)

  • Did anything you voted for in the election win?

  • How did you feel when your favorite won? How did you feel when it lost?

Pre-K Sunday School : 10:15 — 11:00 am

Enjoy a Godly Play story on The GREAT Family

K — 5 Sunday School  : 10:15 — 11:00 am

Enjoy a Godly Play story on The GREAT Family for grades K-3 and 4/5 Feasting on the Word.

Parent Culture : 10:15 — 11:00 am

November 11: Jessica Ewing will facilitate a discussion about the holidays and the traditions and hopes we all have as parents as we navigate this happy & sometimes-tricky terrain. Please come ready to share and gather ideas for how we can all enrich this season.

1pm Children’s Chapel  : 1:15 — 1:25 pm

Intro to Advent!

Love,

Kelly O’Phelan

kophelan@allsaints-pas.org 

Week of 10/22- Big News, Give Back Oppertunity, and This Week's Lesson!

Thursday, 10/25

God, My Parents, and Me

A parent group for families with young children. God, My Parents and Me supports the challenging work of parenting by offering spiritual fellowship and emotional nurturing to parents at All Saints Church and in the community at large. Meetings are held Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Guild Room. Child care is provided. 

We welcome all types of parents. Foster parents, LGBTQ+ parents, single parents -- all are welcome here.

Sunday, 10/28

Children’s Chapel at 9 and 11:15 am

Children’s Chapel occurs every Sunday at 9 am and 11:15 am for Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Children’s Chapel is a space for children to explore church community at their own level. We radically welcome, pray, explore themes of the people of God, and discuss what’s happening in the world.  

This week in Children’s Chapel we will be talking about fear and joy (just in time for Halloween) During this extra spooky lesson we will talk about what makes us scares, others scared, and what do we do when we are scared. We will also talk about how young people bring joy and light into the world and where does joy and light come from? Matthew 5:16 says “Be a light for all to see”.

Questions for the car ride home could include:

  • What happened in chapel this week? (Don’t worry if your child doesn’t remember- ask them how they felt instead!)

  • I heard you talked about thing that are scary? Did anyone share what they found scary?

  • How do you help people who are scared?

Pre-K Sunday School : 10:15 — 11:00 am

Enjoy a Godly Play story on The GREAT Family

K — 5 Sunday School  : 10:15 — 11:00 am

Enjoy a Godly Play story on The GREAT Family for grades K-3 and 4/5 Feasting on the Word.

Parent Culture : 10:15 — 11:00 am

In Scott Hall 2.

1pm Children’s Chapel  : 1:15 — 1:25 pm

Getting to know you/ welcome.

Love,

Kelly O’Phelan

kophelan@allsaints-pas.org 

Week of 10/8 Highlights- National Coming Out Day and A Crabby Story

Week of 10/8 Highlights- Happy National Coming Out Day!

It’s National Coming Out Day for LGBTQ+ people! Coming out when you feel ready and safe feels amazing! I came out over 10 years ago in suburban Missouri and although it was not always easy I was grateful I felt supported in my hometown Episcopal Church. It’s been 10 years since that time and still there are plenty of places though out the Episcopal Church where it still doesn’t feel safe to be openly LGBTQ+. We still have bishops who don’t celebrate LGBTQ+ people and it’s way past time we say- enough. Actions and stances from church leaders that are homophobic, biphobic and transphobic negatively impact the lives, health and safety of LGBTQ+ young people. I want us to claim that the Episcopal Church world wide doesn’t only allow LGBTQ+ people in the door- we celebrate the gifts they bring to all of us and the gift that is their LGBTQ+ identity. And that’s exactly what we do here at All Saints Church. We celebrate the gifts of LGBTQ+ people.

 It’s a joy today to get to hear the stories of young LGBTQ+ people here at All Saints and all over the country through my job and my volunteer work with The Trevor Project! My favorite thing about being a queer person is the community I have everywhere I go. No matter what city I am in I’m able to find other LGBTQ+ people who love and celebrate me. I adore my LGBTQ+ family here in Los Angeles and I’m so grateful to be able to be out in all parts of my life. Whoever you are you deserve to be treated with respect, celebrated, and loved. To quote Veggie Tales, “God made you special and [God] loves you very much”.

Thursday, 10/11

God, My Parents, and Me- MEETING IN SCOTT HALL 4

A parent group for families with young children. God, My Parents and Me supports the challenging work of parenting by offering spiritual fellowship and emotional nurturing to parents at All Saints Church and in the community at large. Meetings are held Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Guild Room. Child care is provided. 

We welcome all types of parents. Foster parents, LGBTQ+ parents, single parents -- all are welcome here.

Sunday, 10/14

Children’s Chapel at 9 and 11:15 am

Children’s Chapel occurs every Sunday at 9 am and 11:15 am for Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Children’s Chapel is a space for children to explore church community at their own level. We radically welcome, pray, explore themes of the people of God, and discuss what’s happening in the world.  

This week in Children’s Chapel we will read You’re a Crab!: A Moody Day Book by Jenny Whitehead  ! Storypath gives a description how this story relates to our bible stories this week: “The words from Job show us just how angry and sad he is with his situation. These are words of lament in the midst of suffering. Job has not abandoned his faith in the midst of suffering. He calls out to God. These words of lament remind us that we have all sorts of feelings. We give praise and thanksgiving to God, but when we are really angry or sad, we tend to pull away from God. Yet, God is there, even if we cannot experience God’s presence. In You’re a Crab!: A Moody Day Book, we see the many different moods of a young crab, and his mother’s continued presence. Anger and sadness can be difficult emotions for adults, and even more so for children. Hearing scripture bearing witness to these emotions can be helpful for all. We can turn and yell at God in faith, and then we have to sit back and listen for the answer, which the scriptures don’t provide us. We have the opportunity to sit in the lament.” -http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-rcl-october-14-2018/

If we have time we will make crabs from paper plates! It is a baptism Sunday at 11:15 so I hope we get to crabs!

Questions for the car ride home could include:

  • What happened in chapel this week? (Don’t worry if your child doesn’t remember- ask them how they felt instead!)

  • Is it ok to be angry?

  • Does anyone in the Bible every get angry? Do you remember any examples?

Pre-K Sunday School : 10:15 — 11:00 am

Enjoy a Godly Play story on The Flood and the Ark

K — 5 Sunday School  : 10:15 — 11:00 am

Enjoy a Godly Play story on The Flood and the Ark for grades K-3 and 4/5 Feasting on the Word.

Parent Culture : 10:15 — 11:00 am

In Scott Hall 2.

1pm Children’s Chapel  : 1:15 — 1:25 pm

Getting to know you/ welcome.

Love,

Kelly O’Phelan

kophelan@allsaints-pas.org 

Week of 10/1 Highlights COTTON CANDY!

Weekly Highlights

Don’t want to cook dinner Friday? SAME. Come to the rectory event! This Friday October 5th  5:30-7:30 pm. Taco cart and cotton candy! Details here: https://allsaints-pas.org/come-together-on-october-5-at-the-rectory/

Thursday, 10/4

God, My Parents, and Me- MEETING IN SCOTT HALL 4

A parent group for families with young children. God, My Parents and Me supports the challenging work of parenting by offering spiritual fellowship and emotional nurturing to parents at All Saints Church and in the community at large. Meetings are held Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Guild Room. Child care is provided. 

We welcome all types of parents. Foster parents, LGBTQ+ parents, single parents -- all are welcome here.

Sunday, 10/7

Children’s Chapel at 9 and 11:15 am

Children’s Chapel occurs every Sunday at 9 am and 11:15 am for Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Children’s Chapel is a space for children to explore church community at their own level. We radically welcome, pray, explore themes of the people of God, and discuss what’s happening in the world.  

This week in Children’s Chapel we will read “You, Me and Empathy” a story about Empathy! After we will make and decorate heart necklaces or window hangs!

Questions for the car ride home could include:

  • What happened in chapel this week?

  • What is empathy?

  • How can you show empathy? Have you ever been Empathic in the past? Have the entire family share!  

Pre-K Sunday School : 10:15 — 11:00 am

Enjoy a Godly Play story on the Holy Family.

K — 5 Sunday School  : 10:15 — 11:00 am

Godly Play story on the Holy Family for grades K-3 and 4/5 Feasting on the Word.

Parent Culture : 10:15 — 11:00 am

In Scott Hall 2.

1pm Children’s Chapel  : 1:15 — 1:25 pm

Getting to know you/ welcome part II.

Week of 9/24 Highlights (yes there are some)

Weekly Highlights

Feeling stressed with the news? Me too. How are you taking care of yourself this week? I’m enjoying good food, my family, my puppy, and the volunteering I get to do this Friday! Part of your self care plan this week might look like coming to All Saints! We have an awesome week planned that will surely feed your soul. Let us know how we can support you!

Thursday, 9/20

God, My Parents, and Me

A parent group for families with young children. God, My Parents and Me supports the challenging work of parenting by offering spiritual fellowship and emotional nurturing to parents at All Saints Church and in the community at large. Meetings are held Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Guild Room. Child care is provided. 

We welcome all types of parents. Foster parents, LGBTQ+ parents, single parents -- all are welcome here.

Sunday, 9/23

Children’s Chapel at 9 and 11:15 am

Children’s Chapel occurs every Sunday at 9 am and 11:15 am for Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Children’s Chapel is a space for children to explore church community at their own level. We radically welcome, pray, explore themes of the people of God, and discuss what’s happening in the world.  

This week in Children’s Chapel….. WE WILL STAY IN THE CHURCH! Children’s Chapel will be lead by Sally Howard in “big church” and all of our parish will get to see the wisdom of children! Sally will tell a Godly Play style story about Saint Francis and his big heart. There will be time for children to respond to questions and give their in sight. Children and their parents will be welcome to come close to hear and see the story.

Questions for the car ride home could include:

  • Where did you see yourself in the story?

  • What part of the story could we leave out and still have all we need?  

  • What part of the story was the most important?

Pre-K Sunday School : 10:15 — 11:00 am

Starts today! Enjoy a Godly Play story on Saint Francis. 

K — 5 Sunday School  : 10:15 — 11:00 am

Godly Play creation story for grades K-3 and 4/5 getting to know you.  

Parent Culture : 10:15 — 11:00 am

In Scott Hall 2.

1pm Children’s Chapel  : 1:15 — 1:25 pm

Getting to know you/ welcome.

Week of 9/17: Highlights

Weekly Highlights

Thursday, 9/20

God, My Parents, and Me

A parent group for families with young children. God, My Parents and Me supports the challenging work of parenting by offering spiritual fellowship and emotional nurturing to parents at All Saints Church and in the community at large. Meetings are held Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Guild Room. Child care is provided. 

We welcome all types of parents. Foster parents, LGBTQ+ parents, single parents -- all are welcome here.

Sunday, 9/23

Children’s Chapel

Children’s Chapel occurs every Sunday at 9 am and 11:15 am for Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Children’s Chapel is a space for children to explore church community at their own level. We radically welcome, pray, explore themes of the people of God, and discuss what’s happening in the world. 


This week in Children’s Chapel we’ll continue our conversation about families! We’ll be reading a story about a family experiencing homelessness and then discuss what it means to be homeless, how people become homeless, and how we respond to homelessness as people of faith. The book we’ll be reading is called, “Still a Family.”

Questions for the car ride home could include:

  • What did you talk about in Children’s Chapel today? (don’t worry if your child doesn’t remember, ask them how they felt about chapel instead)

  • What kind of people become homeless?

  • How do you think our family can help the homeless?

Pre-K Sunday School (Cancelled): 10:15 — 11:00 am

will resume on Sunday, September 30th.

K — 5 Sunday School (Cancelled) : 10:15 — 11:00 am

will resume on Sunday, September 30th.

Parent Culture (Cancelled): 10:15 — 11:00 am

will resume on Sunday, September 30th.



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Week of 9/10 Update

Weekly Highlights

Children’s Chapel will focus on families! Our book this week is called “We are Family” and was published last year!

I want to better get to know your family at the start of this school year- and is there a better time to focus on families than the start of a new program year? We will ask children to draw a picture of whoever they call family- if could be the people they live with, pets, “grownups”, family friends, or something else entirely!

Instead of staying “parents” we try to say “grownups” to best describe our diverse families. We often say “find your grownups after Children’s Chapel” because a variety of people bring kids to church, grandparents, cousins, neighbors, friends… we want to use the most inclusive language we can so we say grownups.

Car Questions for Children’s Chapel:

  1. What did you do in chapel today? (Don’t worry if they don’t know- ask them how they felt about chapel instead)

  2. Do you remember who you drew a picture of?

  3. What’s the best part of being apart of our family?