28 May 2017 All-Ages Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (28 May 2017) at 11:00 AM for “Along the Road: A Bridge and a Tunnel” — all all-ages worship service celebrating the transitions of our children and youth along with the graduation of Bayla Lanham.

The All Souls Choir will sing and two of our young musicians — Mason Upton and Camden Gibson — will play.

The children and youth will join us in the sanctuary for the entire service.

This is also monthly “Give Away the Plate” Sunday when our non-pledge contributions go to a local non-profit chosen by the congregation.

Our recipient is The Philadelphia Center — the HIV/AIDS Resource Center of Northwest Louisiana. We are pleased to welcome Philadelphia Center Director of Communications Chip Eakins and Development Director Hershey Krippendorf as our guests this morning.

Next week — 4 June 2017 — Our guest in the pulpit will be Shreveport attorney John Hodge.

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Adult Religious Education — 28 May 2017

Please join us on Sunday (28 May 2017) at 9:15 AM as we continue in the spirit of the #uuwhitesupremacyteachin that we started on 30 April 2017.

We begin our discussion of Waking Up White by Debby Irving.  For this week, the introduction and chapter 1 (“What Wasn’t Said”).

Two reviews of Waking Up White:

“Debby Irving’s powerful Waking Up White opens a rare window on how white Americans are socialized. Irving’s focus on the mechanics of racism operating in just one life — her own — may lead white readers to reconsider the roots of their own perspectives — and their role in dismantling old myths. Readers of color will no doubt find the view through Irving’s window fascinating, and telling.” — Van Jones, author, Rebuild The Dream, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems; President, Rebuild The Dream; Co-host — CNN “Crossfire.”

“Waking up White is a brutally honest, unflinching exploration of race and personal identity, told with heart by a truly gifted storyteller. Much as Irving’s family sought to shield her from the contours of the nation’s racial drama, so too do far too many white Americans continue to do the same. For their sakes, and ours, let’s hope Irving’s words spark even more truth-telling. They certainly have the power to do so.” — Tim Wise, author (White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son)

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21 May 2017 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (21 May 2017) at 11:00 AM for “Of Joy and Dog Whistles” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

The All Souls Choir will sing.

A congregational meeting will follow the service.

Religious education classes for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service — children and youth attend the first 15-20 minutes of the service and then are dismissed to class.

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Adult Religious Education — 21 May 2017

Please join us on Sunday (21 May 2017) at 9:15 AM as we continue in the spirit of the #uuwhitesupremacyteachin that we started on 30 April 2017.

We will be discussing Rauol Peck’s award-winning documentary I Am Not Your Negro (based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House).

The adult religious education class has already viewed this movie on 7 May 2017 (part 1) and 14 May 2017 (part 2).  If you wish to watch this video before Sunday’s class, you can rent or purchase it as a streaming video from Amazon here.

This film has an MPAA rating of PG-13 for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language, and brief nudity.

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Congregational Meeting — 21 May 2017

To:  All Members, Inactive Members, and Friends

From:  James Peck (All Souls Board Secretary)

In accordance with the Bylaws of our church and as Secretary of the Board, I hereby announce that All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church will hold a Congregational Meeting in the sanctuary.

  • Date:  Sunday, 21 May 2017
  • Time:  12:15 PM

On the Agenda

  • Elect four members of the board (president, treasurer, and two members at-large)
  • Elect two members to the Committee on Ministry.

Please make every effort to attend.

All active members should attend this meeting or give their proxies to those who can.

Inactive members and friends of the church are invited and encouraged to participate.

But bylaws stipulate that only those members who have been active 30 days or longer may vote.  We must have a quorum.

Childcare will be provided.

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14 May 2017 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (14 May 2017) at 11:00 AM for “Nasty Women and Other Mothers” with Jennifer Russell, Amanda Lawrence, and Megan Bennett.

Using the three faces of the Goddess — Maiden, Mother, and Crone — these three women — three mothers from the congregation — will explore the various faces and stages of motherhood, mothering, and the way they affect all of us in one way or another.

Religious education classes for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service — children and youth attend the first 15-20 minutes of the service and then are dismissed to class.

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Adult Religious Education — 14 May 2017

Please join us on Sunday (14 May 2017) at 9:15 AM as we continue in the spirit of the #uuwhitesupremacyteachin that we started on 30 April 2017.

We will be watching and discussing Rauol Peck’s award-winning documentary I Am Not Your Negro (based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House).

This film has an MPAA rating of PG-13 for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language, and brief nudity.

For 14 May 2017, we will conclude by watching part 2.

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Building and Grounds Work Day — 13 May 2017

Please join us on Saturday (13 May 2017) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day.

Tasks for all ages and abilities — inside and out.

Check the to-do list above, bring any equipment you may have to help, or just bring yourself and your willingness to help.

Stay for a little while or the whole time.

Can’t stay?  Consider dropping off snacks for the crew.  We will need sustenance for the work ahead!

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7 May 2017 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (7 May 2017) at 11:00 AM for “A Thing of Beauty” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

To notice beauty each day, in some form or fashion, is to reconnect to the web of life and to our own humanity.

The service will feature music from the All Souls Choir.

Also, two new members will sign the membership book and publicly declare their membership to the wider congregation.

A newcomer information session will take place after the service.

Religious education classes for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service — children and youth attend the first 15-20 minutes of the service and then are dismissed to class.

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Adult Religious Education — 7 May 2017

Please join us on Sunday (7 May 2017) at 9:15 AM as we continue in the spirit of the #uuwhitesupremacyteachin that we started last Sunday.

We will be watching and discussing Rauol Peck’s award-winning documentary I Am Not Your Negro (based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House).

This film has an MPAA rating of PG-13 for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language, and brief nudity.

For 7 May 2017, we will be watching part 1.

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