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Welcome to
G A L A S
Gays and Lesbians/All Saints
serving the GLBT community
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a Peace and Justice Ministry of
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Episcopal-Anglican
PASADENA
Whoever you are, and
wherever you find yourself on your
journey of faith, there is a 
place here for you.
-The Rev. Dr. George Regas, Rector Emeritus

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH
132 N. Euclid Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 792-1172
http://www.allsaints-pas.org

Eucharist at 7:30 a.m.
Choral Eucharist at 9:00 and 11:15 a.m.

MISSION STATEMENT
GALAS (Gays And Lesbians/All Saints) is a Peace and Justice Ministry of All Saints Church. The mission of GALAS is to enhance the journey of faith, and the integration of the spiritual and sexual identities of members of the GLBT community through programs that foster spiritual and educational growth, social interaction, political advocacy and pastoral care.




New July 2009: See below for new activity (Potluck)




A Message from
the New Leadership Chair of GALAS Janis Reid


A Heartfelt Hello


Dear GALAS-

While Margi has told you some things about me, I would like to tell you a bit more about my journey.

I came to All Saints in 1986, just out of college. Unlike many GALAS members who came to All Saintsí for the inclusive community, at the time I came to All Saints I self-identified as straight. I was attracted to All Saintsí liturgical worship and commitment to Peace and Justice as I was moving out of my evangelical heritage. Over the years I have been involved in a number of Peace and Justice groups such as Central American Ministries and Childrenís Advocacy. After coming out eight years ago, I began the two year (!) process of getting up the nerve to attend GALAS events. I have found a wonderful community through GALAS, and I want to continue to grow GALAS into a place where those who are seeking an LGBT community can find it.

The GALAS council will continue to process concerns and major decisions. But we would like to bring more people into involvement and leadership in various areas, including Pastoral Care, Social Events and Outreach and Community Action. We look forward to giving each person the place to reach full potential as the strong and wonderful LGBT people we have been created to be. If you are interested in more involvement or leadership in GALAS, please feel free to contact GALAS.


Peace,

Janis




GALAS Thursday Night
Book Study Group


GALAS Thursday Night Book Study Group Resumes
September 2009(7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)


Last book read: "The Last Lecture"

Randy Pausch

When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. -- Amazon.com review.

The group will meet at the home of Deb Ogden and Judy Detomaso, 127 N. Melrose Ave, Monrovia (north from Foothill Blvd, in between Santa Anita and Myrtle Avenues.) The group starts Thursday, May 7 (7:30pm -9:00pm) and runs six weeks.

Please call Deb Ogden at 626-303-3509 or Janis Reid 323-999-5123 with any questions.

GALAS events are inclusive--all of Godís children are warmly welcome to attend.





GALAS POTLUCK!

Saturday August 1 6-9pm At the home of Phil Wheeler 2113 Minoru Drive , Altadena , Ca 91001 Based on last number of your primary phone number, bring enough food for eight. Main Dish 0-2 Side Dish 3-5 Drinks 6-7 Desserts 8-9 Please contact Janis Reid at galasmail@usa.net Please feel free to bring a friend or family member or just bring yourself!



upcoming events ...




GALAS WELCOME BRUNCH
The next Welcome Brunch is being scheduled soon! These brunches are held at McCormick and Schmicks at 1 PM. Come enjoy good food, fun conversation, and ways with new approaches to having new ideas presented to the leaders of Galas- a way for your voice to be heard!!





April 16-18, 2010
GALAS FOURTH ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT

Camp Stevens
Julian, Calif.

Watch for details!









Ongoing ...

GALAS
Discussion Group


Embracing All of Me
Affirming and Integrating My Spirituality and Sexuality


GALAS offers discussion groups dealing with issues surrounding acceptance, and the life long process of coming out. Each week, topics, which lend themselves to the sharing of personal stories, struggles, and successes in living out your life as GLBT man or woman, will be discussed. These discussion groups will have something to offer regardless of where you find yourself on the road to acceptance and integration of your spirituality with your sexuality.

If you would like more information about this group, please contact Janis Reid at 323-999-5123, and watch for upcoming start dates.


The Writings
Sermons, forums, treatises and other important
writings and documents that have impacted GALAS
and All Saints Church.


Follow the Rainbow ...


On the GALAS Website ...
Links of Interest ...
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Claiming the Blessing
Contact Information and
GALAS Leadership
Bishop's Commission on
Gay and Lesbian Ministry
(Los Angeles Dioceses)
Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles
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Episcopal Church National Website
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Anglican Communion
Related GLBT Groups
and Resources
Canterbury Cathedral




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