push pin_announcements_iconWednesday: Bible study from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Grant Hall. Contact Greg Troxell to learn more about this chronological study through the Gospels. email: gtroxell@allsaintscarmel.org

Wednesday: The Friends of St. Benedict will meet in the library from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for study and prayer. Our aim is to integrate the wisdom of monastic life and spiritual theology into our everyday lives as Christians. We meet the third Wednesday of every month, and all are welcome.

Saturday: Santa Lucia work day—There’s lots to do before the rains begin! RSVP to Mother Cynthia at 831-667-2310 or thevicarofbigsur@gmail.com. Bring a sandwich; beverages, fruit, and snacks will be provided.

Saturday: Calling all bakers! The bake sale at the November 23 Craft Faire helps the parish discretionary fund offer assistance to those in need. Can you help stock our table? Contact Andrea Matters at 831-624-3090 or andreamatters@gmail.com.

Commitment Sunday is just a week away! Present your 2014 pledge on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, or mail it ahead of time.

Join with Church of the Wayfarer to collect non-perishable food for the hungry (spaghetti/spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, chili/hearty soups, tuna, rice, cereal, macaroni and cheese, canned fruits and vegetables). Don’t forget to check expiration dates! Our joint donations will be collected and blessed next Sunday, November 24. Place your donations in the containers provided in the church.

Outreach food ministry events—Monday, November 25, at 9:30 a.m. we’ll bring large amounts of food from the altar to Seccombe Hall and then separate, organize, and plan for distribution. Thursday, December 5, we’ll organize food for Christmas food boxes at 10:00 a.m. Come help us!

Thanksgiving services—The annual IOC Thanksgiving service will be held on Tuesday, November 26, at 7:00 p.m. in Carmel Mission Basilica. All Saints’ will offer a Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, followed by a shared Thanksgiving dinner.

Our parish Thanksgiving dinner, at noon on Thanksgiving Day, is a time to join with friends for a festive shared meal. Use the sign-up sheet to RSVP. We’re planning an elegant setting with a diverse array of foods, and you’re invited to bring your favorite seasonal dish to share.

Big Sur Coat and Blanket Drive—This month Santa Lucia Mission is collecting sweaters, coats, blankets, tents, and sleeping bags. Collection boxes will be available at All Saints’ on Sundays and during the week.

I-HELP is opening a small apartment complex in Marina and is in need of furnishings and housewares, including bedroom and living room furniture, twin bed frames, box springs, and bedding, kitchen accessories, flatware, serving ware, and appliances. To help or learn more, call Janie at 831-384-3388.

Sunday handout deadline—To be included in next Sunday’s handout, your announcement must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on the preceding Wednesday. Most special parish events are included in the announcements for three weeks before they occur. Contact Andrea Matters at andreamatters@gmail.com or 624-3090.