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.
“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)
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.