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Cathedral Connection

The Cathedral of All Souls

Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC 28803 September 2014

Food Booth 2014 and Youth Pilgrimage to Cuba: story and more photos inside. (photos by Tom Whittington)

September Calendar

Adult Forum

21: Community Breakfast

Sept. 7: Youth Pilgrimage to Cuba

24: Senior Lunch Bunch, Zabriskie Hall

Sept. 21: Community Breakfast

14: Newcomers Class begins

22: Book Group reads Crossing to Safety 26-28: Autumn Grace September Retreat

Coming in October 1:

Sundays at 10:10 a.m., Zabriskie Hall Sept. 14: Outreach Grants

Sept. 22: Kairos West Update

Parish Dinner - Brats!

18: EYC Halloween Party FUNdraiser

All Souls is a eucharistically centered cathedral whose life is formed by scripture, the baptismal covenant and our engagement with the world about us. It is a community where all are welcome, trust is present, risks are taken, and where our gifts and graces enable us to be who God knows us to be.

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Notes from the Atrium from Micki Hill, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd & Children’s Formation As we end our summer and enter these new days of autumn we get a glimpse of new beginnings. As families prepare for the first days of a new year of school, I am reminded of the hope wrapped up in these beginnings. I love the photos parents are posting on Facebook, showing the scrubbed and smiling faces of their children off on new adventures, confident and nervous at the same time. They are faces of hope. We hope that our children will be thrilled with their new school, their new class. We hope they will be encouraged and cared for by their new teacher and that they will be filled with new knowledge and gain new abilities. We hope that they will live into their potential. We hope that the new backpack and new shoes and the kiss and hug we give them as we send them off will tell them a little about this hope. At All Souls it is our primary aim to educate hearts to hope. There is hope in a Risen Life. There is hope in learning together, working together and playing together. We face challenges, fears, failures, regrets, death and new life together. We believe through faith that we are connected to one another, and we believe that together we can show forth God’s light and hope to the world. As our children grow, we can be mindful of the hope that is growing within them, remembering that God has made us to be in relationship, with one another, and with God. We can encourage this hope. Our formation programs will feed this hope. Life offers us many opportunities to begin again. As we offer our prayers for good days that follow good days, let us begin each new day, offering our minds, our eyes, our hands and our feet in service to those whose day begins in hopelessness. Let us offer our hearts to God, believing that our hope can change a broken world. I look forward to sharing the days ahead and am blessed to partner with you to share the Light and Life that is growing among us.This year will offer several opportunities that will allow your child to express the hope that is in them.

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May the God of hope f ill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.(Romans 15:13) To each new day, Micki

Adult Forum Sundays at 10:10 a.m., Zabriskie Hall Sept. 1: No Adult Forum

Parents are visiting classrooms for their children’s Sunday formation.

Sept. 7: Youth Pilgrimage to Cuba

All Souls youth and adult Pilgrims who traveled to Cuba this summer will report on their trip. Photos and stories will be shared. Please come and hear how the wisdom gained there can be received by the All Souls community.

Sept. 14: Outreach Grants Adult Forum at 10:10 AM on September 14, 2014: Your Outreach Committee has invited some agencies that have received grants from All Souls to speak and tell how the funding has been used and the impact on our community and their agency. Angelica Wind with Our Voice will be joined by Kaitlyn Breiten of Children First and Amy Schmidt of Vecinos. Please bring your questions for Loving Food Resources, Children First, Vecinos and other participants.

Sept. 21: Community Breakfast Sept. 28: TBA

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Life Before Fall From the Rev. Canon Thomas Murphy

Here we go again. The first hint of fall is in the air. Football is starting up. Children are back to school. Buses are on the road just ready to stop and drop off children (when you are already late). Every time everything starts back up again, and the liturgical cycle repeats, I always question: what is going to be new about the stories we gather around? How are we being called more deeply into God’s love? Do we not sometimes feel the same about the liturgical calendar as we feel about those movies in eternal rotation on TNT? Yes, we already know Zuzu Bailey “every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” What will be different this year? I feel I write and preach a lot about the problems of the world. Looking over my sermons, I have compared the nightly news to ‘a landfill’, ‘a landslide’, a ‘horrific pile of images languishing at our feet’—and a few others not worth ever writing about again. I can’t seem to help to feel the gap between the ways of the world and the ways of what I perceive as the will of God. The gap between these realities seems to form an abyss, deeper and blacker each year. This reminded me of a Nietzsche quote I have been trying to work into a sermon for years. “Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.” I first encountered this quote on a magnet on the fridge of a friend. It has stuck with me

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for years because it seemed like a good reminder of how to avoid being consumed by darkness. I find myself this year asking myself, where do I see light? What occurred to me is that the light I most clearly see is in the community around me. It was in the faces dressed in blue shirts coming forward for Eucharist before Food Booth. It is in the conversations of faithful vestry members discussing the intricacies of an aging roof. It is each time I receive a communication from one of the many members of All Souls out in the world visiting the sick. It just may be that we are in fact God’s solution to the darkness. So, here we go again: walking together through ordinary time, into Advent, into Epiphany, into Lent, into Eater, and back through Pentecost. And it all will feel very much the same except that each year in fact we are the ones that are changing. Maybe that’s what our spiritual journey really means? Doing the same things to un-shroud our souls and light the abysses of creation. Hold on everyone, it will be the same this year but so much different. But only if we’re transformed.

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2014 Youth Pilgrimage to Cuba This summer, nine members of the All Souls community joined a group from Holy Spirit, Mars Hill, on a second pilgrimage to Cuba. They stayed for eight days, sleeping and eating at in the Kairos Center in Matanzas. This community center is owned by the First Baptist Church there, and is the inspiration for our own Kairos West. Each day the group visited their hosts at Fieles a Jesús, an Episcopal church headed by Rev. Tulia Sánchez Ortiga. Traveling in old Pastors for Peace buses with their Cuban companions, they also visited the beach, the ecumenical Matanzas Evangelical Seminary, and a rural congregation in Bermejas. Following are reflections from some of the pilgrims.

Caroline Fleming I went to Cuba on a pilgrimage to be in solidarity. I felt eager to meet our Cuban sister-community, even relishing the everpresent sweat that accompanies July in the Caribbean. But as we approached our sister church Fieles a Jesús that first day to open arms and impossibly friendly faces, I struggled to take it in and to accept the generous welcome. Over the next two days, I also struggled to grasp the “purpose” of our being there—after all, we weren’t DOING anything “constructive.” By the third day, however, something about the simple offering of love and companionship (later identified as the “Cuban effect”) got to me—broke through, peeled away my armor, and left me open, vulnerable, loved and accepted. It began to make sense: that just BEING with our Cuban friends, sharing time with each other in conversation, laughter, communal worship, even floating-for-hours-in-warm-turquoise-water together was “purposeful.”

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As Milly Morrow so beautifully suggested at the send-away homily on the eve of our departure: pilgrimage is about finding God in the faces of the people we encounter. To me, that meant making space to encounter. Opening my heart to accept the uncomfortably generous hospitality and love. Taking time to talk and listen. Being willing to love back. Moments like singing our national anthems to each other around the heavily frosted “Happy July 4” sheet cake, learning steps to danzón and merengue with Josefina, hours of conversation about

politics, religion and family around Margarita’s table set with lobster she had riskily obtained for us a la izquierda (on the black market). Homemade “Carnival” with the children of all ages who shrieked with delight at the stuffed-animal prizes. Singing worship songs in Spanish with our Cuban brothers and sisters... these are now precious memories I refuse to forget. One song we sang that keeps playing through my mind sums it up: En ti veo el amor de Dios... y soy bendita con tu amor (I see the love of God in you, and I am blessed with your love). I went to Cuba on a pilgrimage, and left so GIFTED by the faces of Christ that blessed me and blessed me, and continue to bless me today.

Addie Pitts

I can’t reflect on just one experience. I miss everything. I felt so much love from the beginning; how we . . . connected even though I speak very little Spanish. They were so accepting. Even though they didn’t have many material goods, they always went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. I bonded with many of the children. We had a lot of fun playing sports and teaching them how to do things. Susannah was so sweet. She constantly had us pose for pictures and stole my camera over and over. Luis was another one of our friends there. He was one of the few who spoke English, and he also spoke fluent French. I truly miss my time there.

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Ethan Heilig When I went down to Cuba I didn’t—and still don’t—speak Spanish. The ten days I was down there I relied on sports to create relationships with people. Since I don’t have time to talk about all the great games I played, here is the one I learned the most from: I was playing volleyball over a clothesline with Osmani (the husband of the priest Tulia), and two elder members of the church. What I remember most about that game was how happy everyone was to be playing. They were all so excited and energetic. That game was just one example of the attitude of everyone at that church.

John Norlin The moment that stood out for me was the first day that we got to the Episcopal church. After the worship in the morning, a group of us were standing just talking about Cuban economy, jobs, and universities. I noticed that although most of us spoke French, terrible Spanish or English, the conversation was so much more thoughtful because we were all listening and trying very hard to express our thoughts and understand what people said in all these languages. The full attention of the entire group was on whoever was speaking, and we smiled in relief when any of us could understand a sentence.

Miranda Norlin My second trip to Cuba was different. Knowing I was going to be returning this summer, I spent the past year learning Spanish at school and, although my grammar is still probably worse than a six-year-old’s, I found myself much more able to communicate ideas than I was before. As a result I spent a lot more time with some of the older women in the church community, learning about their lives, their recipes, and their medicinal plants. Every day, it seemed, Ena or Margarita would bring in some plant or newspaper clipping or tincture to teach me about. I had already experienced the incredible hospitality of our Cuban brothers and sisters last year but this trip truly revealed their joyful generosity as they shared with me everything from the name of the Cuban sweet potatoes to how to make a tincture for arthritis.

Camilla Bellows Reflecting back on the trip a million moments and images race to my mind. In words I think of the hospitality, generosity, and some of the most genuine kindness I have ever received! How hard they worked to put together meals for us, trying to make everything perfect to our satisfaction, was unbelievable to me. The fresh fruit, homemade desserts, and lots and lots of coffee. The moments I cherished the most were the relationships that I was able to make with the kids at the church despite my huge lack of communication. You felt them love you and fun they were having in every hug and game you played together. It is so hard to wrap my head around how kind and positive they stayed in a place, that we in the US often view as a disaster or a hopeless mess. I wish I could capture the feelings of God and all the tears I shed on the last day in Mantanzas in this but this was the best I could do. Thank you so much for all your support and making this trip happen!

As always, feel free to call or email me ([email protected], 772-1429). for more information.

facebook.com/groups/allsoulsEYC EYC Calendar on page 9

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Newcomers Class Newcomers Class starts September 14 and runs for 6 weeks. We meet at 10:10 in the Owen Library. For more information, contact Thomas Murphy at [email protected], Helene Heilig at [email protected], or Sherry in the Cathedral office at 828-274-2681. The class is intended for individuals new to All Souls or those wanting to learn more about the ministries, the architecture, the ethos of the Episcopal Church, and the gifts of our community.

Church of the Advocate The Clothes Closet is out of men’s T-shirts, underwear, white socks, jeans, shorts, and sneakers. And we’re really low on khaki pants, belts, caps, and button-down shirts (short- or long-sleeved). As for our women, we’re out of casual dresses (our most popular item), sneakers/sandals/flip-flops, and can always use handbags. Other than these items our women are well supplied. We’re still out of sleeping bags, backpacks, and totes. Our homeless congregation is larger than usual this summer, so your donations are especially needed and very much appreciated.

Google Workshop There are plans to offer a series of 6 Google workshops for three weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. in late September or early October. The workshops would cover using and organizing, Gmail, Contacts, Drive/documents, Chrome browser bookmarks, and possibly Calendar. Participants would need a portable laptop or Android tablet with the Chrome browser installed. If needed, help is available to install the Chrome browser and/or create a Google account. If you are interested in attending, or would like help installing Chrome or creating a Google account, please send email to Lorna Dorr [email protected]

Awesome Archives! by Martha Fullington

How often to we hear: “history repeats itself,” “here we go again,” or how about “the more things change the more they remain the same”? September reminds us that it’s time for Sunday School to start up once again. This month, I returned to the scrapbooks of our first rector, the Reverend Doctor Rodney Rush Swope. In volume III was a copy of the monthly All Souls newsletter—the 1914 version of our Cathedral Connection! Here’s what I found from 100 years ago: THE SUNDAY-SCHOOL An important part of our Church work is the Sunday-school. The children are the most valuable asset the Church has, for in a few years they will be the ministers, the laity, and the workers. Their Christian nurture and instruction are therefore very valuable. We could do much more with this department of our Church if we had more adults interested in our school. We have an attractive room and the best lessons, but we sadly need the active and zealous co-operation of our people. Who will volunteer? Did I hear someone say “deja vu all over again”? Perhaps it’s time to shake things up a bit; why not volunteer and change history?!

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Community Breakfast will make its return on 9/21... come catch up with your friends!

Food Booth 2014 (photo by Tom Whittington)

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This September, the All Souls Book Group Will Read…

Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner Crossing to Safety is Stegner’s exploration into the mysteries of friendship, and it extends Stegner’s distinguished body of work that had already earned him a Pulitzer Prize (for 1971’s Angle of Repose) and the National Book Award (for 1976’s The Spectator Bird). This story is an eloquent and deeply moving meditation on the idealism and spirit of youth, when the world is full of promise, and on the blows and compromises life inevitably inflicts.

Meeting & Discussion Monday, September 22nd, 7 p.m. (Warner Building)

Book Availability

Copies of Crossing to Safety are now available at Malaprop’s Bookstore on Haywood Avenue in Asheville. Malaprop’s is now offering members of the All Souls Book Group a 10% discount on the purchase of a book for our Book Group reading/discussion. You should mention that you are a member. The All Souls Book Group is the nucleus of the Kay Falk Literary Project, which is centered at the Cathedral as part of its teaching mission. For more information, please contact Emilie White at [email protected]

Linda Barton Paul

Autumn Grace

Harpist to perform at All Souls

September Retreat

On September 21st at 4:00, nationally acclaimed harpist, Linda Barton Paul, will perform a concert of classical, Celtic, jazz, and pop tunes. In addition to being an accomplished harpist and teacher of harp, piano, and voice, Linda is an ordained Episcopal deacon who enjoys offering concerts to help raise money for charities. Sales of her CDs at our event help cover her travel expenses, and she will donate 20% of those sales as a gift to All Souls for hosting the concert. As an added treat, our architect Robert Griffin will introduce the concert with a presentation about the sacred geometry of our worship space. A small reception in the Owen Library will follow the concert. Tickets will be $20.00 with 100% going to the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County (PSABC). Limited seating requires advanced ticket sales. For ticket purchase, go to website psabc.org or call 254-2343 for information.

The women of Autumn Grace are eagerly anticipating a retreat at Lake Logan September 26-28 led in reflection by Zenda Addis. Zenda has a Masters in Divinity and a Masters in Theology from Duke Divinity School where she anchored her studies in Eastern and Western wisdom literature and traditions. Her interest is upon formative and transformative spirituality viewing mystics as highly evolved and conscious people. Zenda recently returned from studies at the Jungian Institute in Zurich. She has lived in Asheville for 25 years. We are happy to have such a talented leader and request your prayers for a transformative experience.

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Living it Out

Interviews with All Souls parishioners about ways in which they are living out their baptismal covenants in the world. —by Susan Blexrud

Mike and Susan Stevenson coordinate Room in the Inn at All Souls Given their involvement with Homeward Bound’s Room in the Inn as coordinators for the All Souls’ program, one has to wonder if retirement will ever be in the cards for Mike and Susan Stevenson. They began volunteering for Room in the Inn during summers when school wasn’t in session (Mike was a principal, and Susan was a teacher), and with their retirement in 2002, they took on the responsibility of running the program. For those who aren’t familiar with Room in the Inn, it is Homeward Bound’s most community-driven program, with more than 2,000 volunteers from 40 faith organizations mobilized every year. Room in the Inn partners with churches and synagogues to provide shelter for 12 women, one week at a time. The simple goal is to keep women without homes from sleeping on the street. The greater goal is to build caring, supportive relationships with them. “We didn’t know what we were doing at first,” said Susan. But armed with Mike’s truck and Susan’s trailer, the Stevenson duo soon established a routine of mattress pickup from church-to-church and a stop at the Mission Hospital laundry for sheets and pillowcases. Susan found plates and other tableware at a thrift store, and “we use real napkins and tablecloths to make the experience as nice as possible,” she said. Room in the Inn is a national model, and in Asheville, it was begun by a small group of women in 2001. In 2010, it became a program of Homeward Bound and expanded from its primary shelter role to include case management and working with the women toward finding permanent housing. According to Mike and Susan, a typical day in a Room in the Inn week begins with picking up the women at the AHOPE Day Center at 5 p.m. AHOPE is also a Homeward Bound program and is the only day facility for homeless people in Western North Carolina. AHOPE provides basic services like showers and toiletries, as well as an address where homeless people can receive mail. But more importantly, AHOPE works with clients to find employment and transition out of homelessness.

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The women in the program arrive at All Souls in time for dinner, and between a nutritious meal and lights out at 10 p.m., the week of evenings includes activities like

music, chair massages, and hairdressing services. One parishioner provides flowers, which prompted a woman to remark, “You can tell there’s love here.” “It’s a busy week, and we don’t do it alone,” said Mike. Approximately 60 to 65 volunteers come and go from Sunday to Sunday, providing setup, cleanup, bag lunches, and a host of other needs. Volunteers frequently stay for the evening meal, and Todd and Thomas have also broken bread with the women. “Todd usually comes once a week to eat with us,” Mike said, “and recently, Milly’s family provided one of our meals.” “Our motivation has been not to participate as strangers but as a form of family,” Mike said. While other volunteers (two are required) spend the night at Room in the Inn, Mike and Susan arrive early each morning to provide breakfast for the women and transport them back to AHOPE with a sack lunch for the day. Women who participate in Room in the Inn are carefully screened. They must be emotionally stable, not currently using drugs or alcohol, and willing to abide by the rules of the program, which prohibit drinking, smoking in the building, weapons, fighting, and foul language/abuse. “They also have to be tolerant because they get a lot of the same food as they move from church to church,” Susan said. “We try to provide a good variety. I’m sure they get tired of tossed salad and spaghetti.” Susan and Mike have started taking the women out for dinner on Saturday nights. They typically go to Ryan’s, where the enormous buffet is a big hit. Participating churches pay $1,200 annually to Homeward Bound to be in the program, and each faith community commits to serving at least one week per year. At All Souls, the outreach committee provides additional funding for the Saturday evening dinner out, while parishioners contribute to weekly grocery bills and prepare daily bagged lunches. Proselytizing is prohibited in the program, but there is always a blessing before a meal. “Sometimes the ladies want to do the blessings, and we offer a tour of the church, but participation is voluntary,” Susan said.

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As women in the program move toward stability and permanence, Mike and Susan derive satisfaction from their journey and more importantly, the connections they make. “We’ve made friends through all the volunteers and through the ladies in the program,” Susan said. She recalled a trip downtown with her granddaughters when they happened upon several of the women from the program. “We got big hugs,” Susan said.

Upcoming Events

On the way back to All Souls following dinner at Ryan’s during August’s Room in the Inn week, one of the ladies sang the soulful ballad, “Lean on Me.”

Sept. 7:  Zen Tubing on the French Broad River! We will travel from All Souls to the start of the rive at 12:45 and return by 5:30

“I think the lyrics of that song really fit how homelessness feels,” Mike said.

Sept. 12-14:  Beginning in the Middle! Middle school retreat at Valle Crucis Conference Center. Please see Milly to register your middle school child.

Sometimes in our lives, we all have pain, we all have sorrow But if we are wise, we know that there’s always tomorrow Lean on me, when you’re not strong I’ll be your friend I’ll help you carry on For it won’t be long before I’m gonna need somebody to lean on.

Senior Lunch Bunch Fall Meeting

The Senior Lunch Bunch Group will hold its fall meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 12:30 pm, in Zabreskie Hall. Our guest speaker will be from the Buncombe County Humane Society who will address the benefits of pet ownership. Many of us have either owned a pet or knew a friend or family member who did and can attest to some of these benefits. Whether it was helping a family member recover from a serious illness, reducing stress or just having someone to care for. All of these and more have had lasting physical and emotional benefit. Please join us for our pot-luck luncheon and enjoy the fellowship of meeting new friends and renewing old ones.

Sept. 14: High School fellowship dinner at the Assad home! See Milly for details. Thanks Marc, Shonda and Pierce! Sept. 20: Overnight Youth Confirmation Retreat! See Milly for details. Sept. 28: Corn Maze at Eliada Homes! EYC will volunteer from 1-4. We will leave All Souls at 12:30. Oct 1: Parish Dinner! Brats OctoberFeast Dinner at All Souls from 6:15-7:30. Bring a side dish to share! Oct 5: Crop Walk! See Milly for details and to begin collecting money. Oct 18: Halloween FUNdraiser for Kanuga Parish Retreat! From 5:30-8:00pm in the Parish Hall. Costumes, food, prizes, photo booth and more! Invite your friends and neighbors! Details coming soon!

Did You Know?

The EYC has a representative on the Vestry, who has seat and voice. Pierce Asaad has been serving on the Vestry for several months sharing the youth perspective on issues and topics that arise before the Vestry. If any youth have thoughts or questions that they would like for Pierce to share with Vestry or questions about Vestry, please contact Pierce at [email protected]

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In last month's newsletter, Thomas mentioned the CSR resource portal and the wide array of resources you'll find there for your spiritual journey and lifelong formation. A place where you can find a resource, share a resource, or be a resource. We want to quietly but effectively eradicate the phrase, "I wish I'd known about that." To give you a better idea of what you'll find, for the next few months we'll invite you to explore a particular resource topic. This month we're highlighting resources and programs on the Enneagram. Come for the highlighted resources and stay for anything else that captures your heart, imagination, or longing.

You also can sign up to receive regular e-newsletters on a variety of topics (see the list below) at: http://thecsr.org/sign-up-for-our-enewsletter/ •

Contemplative Wisdom Resources and Registrations



The Spiritual Practice of Individuation



Enneagram Resources and Events



Parker Palmer’s Circles of Trust and Clearness Committees



Highlighted Resources and Events from the CSR



Lifelong Faith Formation Highlights

Thank you for your generous support of the Children First/CIS Summer Camp program. Because of YOU, we were able to provide rafting, hiking, biking, swimming, camping, stream investigating, horseback riding and MORE to 60 at-risk children! For many of these children living in public housing, their world consists of their neighborhood and school. They do not have the opportunity to experience the beauty of the natural world that draws so many people to this area. One year, as a 9 year-old Summer Camper was sitting by the campfire during the overnight camping trip, he turned to the site leader and said “it looks like we are in space because there are so many stars.” To provide the Children First Summer Camp experience for one child is $126 a week for six weeks.

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Contact Kaitlyn Breiten for more information on how you make a difference in the life of a local child. [email protected] or call 828-259-9717.

Bike riding with Trips for Kids

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September Birthdays 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Charles Douglas, David Hopes, Lydia Vander Voort Anne Bonnyman, Marion Reger Jason Cook, Miranda Norlin Kemper Brown, Jason Chambers, Linda Hundredmark, Byron Ellen Shaw Patricia Freewalt, Pamela Slechta Bonnie Bellows, Vivian Muir, Lewis Sorrells Nathan Heath, Max Shaw Kenneth Amoss, Macon Clark, Jean Scribner, Susie Stokes William Auman, John Hickman, Barbara Hunter, Mary Sorum Elizabeth Douglas, Madeline Wilson Kerstin McDaniel, Barry Pate, Karen Wimmer David Fortney Adam Hand, Diane Kepley Dan Garrett, Will Jones, Margaret Scott Jenny Mathews, Jocelyn Reese, Tom Ruff Cristifor Harshman, Clare McPherson, Robbin Whittington Charles Campbell, Tamara Chambers, Gary Hammer, Briley Hooper, Virginia Hunter, Janet Maitland, Lupe Perez Rob Newcomer, Robert Peebles Mark Medlin, Elizabeth Ragan Katherine Hunley, Nancy Reid Judie Mauney Jacob Casper, Richard Jacobs, Caden Maxwell, Robert Noel Jane Atchison, Gregg Blanton, Barbara Peevey Dillan Auman, JT Rhoades Amelia DeHart, John Farrington, Jon Miller Levi Ager, Robert Blank, Michaela Mamone-Peeples, John Veach Elijah Albrecht, Andrew Kryzanek, Nancy Marlowe, Leslie Muir, Kenneth Spurling Thomas Morel Anne Marie Smith

September Anniversaries 1 3 5 6 7 7 9 11 12 14 19 23 23 23 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Mary Anne and Thomas Richardson Linda and Bob Spangler Gail and William Wiley Diane and Paul Summey Barbara and Robert Boylan Marisa and Yates Pharr Sarai and William Repoley Georgia and John Raines David and Vicki Thompson Anna and Dan Garrett Jason and Tamara Seals Elizabeth and Bob Callahan Gay and Michael Cogburn Elizabeth and Robert Gray Carolyn and John Macfie Douglas and Honour Stewart Kim Calhoun and Jacqueline Combs Carol and Richard Harris Helene and Michael Heilig Meg and Wiley Westall William Jones and Barry Pate Jeff Konz and Kate Zubko

Prayer Requests

Bev Gaines, Meg Karayiannis, Bob Morrow, the Teitelbaum family, Fallon Elkes, Quentin Fabrian, Rebecca Jackson, Maude Carver, Taylor Jacobs, John Chromey, Joey and Jon Davis, David Truelove, Suzzy Sams, Sam Craig, John Smith, Ralph Lewis, Sophie Van Keer, Guy Sayles, Robert Keifer, Jennifer Shelton, Cindy Davis, Rob Willhige, Jeremy Lamb, MaryAnn Baker, Karen Sams, Phillip Brent, Dan Powell and family, the Spangler family, Carolyn Scribner, Sheila Gibbs, Linda Evans, Carolyn Herman, Oz Henry, Lora Scott, Janice Harvey, Joan Tidwell, Carol, David Power and family, Emma Mamone-Peeples, JoFrances Dula, Joan Crook, Billy and Sandy Hinson, Jessica and Jackson Ayers, Del Hare, Betty Nokes, Barbara Kendall, Chris, Stevie Turner, Peter Yaun and family, the Byrd family, Archie Turner, Katie Gonzalez and family, Linda Zralek, Pat McDowell, David Beebe, James Godwin, Nancy Bole, David Bitgood & family, the Zabriskie family, the Calhoun family, and Tom Drakos.

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The Cathedral of All Souls 9 Swan Street Asheville, NC 28803

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Contents Adult Forum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Notes from the Atrium. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Life Before Fall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roots + Wings School of Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Youth Pilgrimage to Cuba. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newcomers Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Church of the Advocate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Google Workshops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Awesome Archives!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Worship at All Souls Contemplative Noon Prayer— Thursdays at noon (Owen Library) Holy Eucharist— Wednesdays at noon and 5:45 p.m. and Sundays at 7:45, 9:00, and 11:15 a.m. For Readings, please see the The Lectionary Page http://lectionarypage.net

All Souls Office Hours and Contact Information Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (828) 274-2681, Fax: (828) 277-9461 9 Swan Street, Asheville, NC 28803 http://www.allsoulscathedral.org

About The Cathedral Connection The Cathedral Connection is published monthly in print and online at allsoulscathedral.org/publications-and-forms/connection. Deadline for the next issue is the 15th of next month. Email announcements to [email protected]

All Souls Book Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Linda Barton Paul Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Autumn Grace September Retreat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Living it Out: Room in the Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Senior Lunch Bunch Fall Meeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 EYC Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 CSR Enneagram Resources and Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Children First . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Prayer Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Cathedral Clergy and Staff The Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor, Bishop The Very Rev. Todd M. Donatelli, Dean The Rev. Canon Thomas Murphy, Assistant to the Dean The Rev. Rosa Lee Harden, Canon for Money and Meaning The Rev. Glenda McDowell, Deacon Kyle Ritter, Canon Musician Milly Morrow, Assistant for Youth Formation and Parish Life Events Micki Hill, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd & Children’s Formation Robbin Whittington, Center for Spiritual Resources Sherry Prazich, Cathedral Administrator Sue Gervais, Accounting David Fortney, Facilities Manager Tahani Sticpewich, Webmaster

Adjunct Clergy

The Rev. Anne Bonnyman The Rev. Canon Charlotte Cleghorn The Rev. Jim Curl The Rev. Everett Fredholm The Rev. Del Hare The Rev. Blair Hatt The Rev. Ross Jones The Rev. Nancy Mills The Rev. Ashley Neal

The Rev. Barbara Plimpton The Rev. Jean Scribner The Rev. Robert Spangler The Rev. Judith Whelchel The Rev. David Fargo The Rev. Charles Winters