Announcements

Monster Cookie Swap (2 December 2018)

Monster Cookie Swap — Sunday (2 December 2018) after the worship service.

Everyone:  Gather up an assortment of your favorite cookies and baked goods.  Great gifts for neighbors and friends or bring them to holiday parties to share.  Take as many as you like and just toss your worthy donation in the basket on the table.

Bakers:  Bring a batch of your favorite cookies and drop them off at the Cookie Swap table in the hallway.

Questions:  Email Amanda Lawrence or text her at 318-402-3314.

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25 November 2018 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (25 November 2018) at 11:00 AM for “The Evolution of God” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

Rev. Jarrell is in the pulpit this morning — exploring the ways that God has grown with us in the continuing co-creative process as our own minds and hearts expand.

Our “Give Away the Plate” recipient for November 2019 is The Philadelphia Center.

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 — 25 November 2018

Please join us on Sunday (25 November 2018) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class.

We will be viewing “Divine Dance” — a video by Father Richard Rohr from Talks at Google.

At this time of year when we consider our roots in the Jewish and Christian traditions, join us to hear a different take on God and Christianity as something relational, inclusive, and all-encompassing, as opposed to what Father Rohr calls the “supernatural Santa Claus handing out cosmic lottery tickets to those who attend the right church or say the right prayer.”

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18 November 2018 All-Ages Thanksgiving Worship and Feast

Please join us on Sunday (18 November 2018) at 11:00 AM for our annual all-ages Thanksgiving service, communion ritual, and feast — “Finding Gratitude” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

As we do each year, we will begin with a shorter service in the sanctuary and then process to the social hall for an inclusive bread and water communion (focused on the community we share and the need to feed the hungry people of the world).

After the ritual, we have a feast that really is our best potluck of the year.

If you don’t cook, no worries.

There are plenty of people who do cook and there are plenty of things we need that you can pick up from the store.

And even if you can’t bring anything, come anyway.  There are plenty of ways you can help with this feast.

Sign up here to let us know what you can bring.

There will be no religious education classes for children and youth today — these classes will resume next Sunday (25 November 2018).

Our “Give Away the Plate” recipient for November 2019 is The Philadelphia Center.

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Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 Sexuality Education Parent Orientation (26 November 2018)

NOW (National Organization for Women) Shreveport – Bossier and All Souls in partnership are offering a parent / caregiver orientation for the Our Whole Lives (OWL) comprehensive sexuality education curriculum for grades 10-12.

This orientation will happen on Monday (26 November 2018) from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at All Souls

If you are a parent or adult caregiver / guardian of a high school-age youth in grades 10-12 (ages 15-18), we invite you to come and learn from our trained facilitators about the OWL program.

We we will be offering to youth from All Souls and the wider community after the first of the year.

Continue reading “Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 Sexuality Education Parent Orientation (26 November 2018)”

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11 November 2018 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (11 November 2018) at 11:00 AM for “Tribute, Solace, Challenge:  Some Thoughts on  Veteran’s Day” with Steve Caldwell, Jennifer Russell, and Susan Caldwell.

Capt. Cassandra Bates, USAF — first woman serving in the 435th Contingency Response Group Airborne Team

On this Sunday morning at 11:00 AM in every time zone, bells of peace will ring from churches, universities, cemeteries, ships at sea, and war memorials around the world in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the Great War (ostensibly the “war to end all wars” which sadly would later come to be called “World War I”).

On this day, we will pay tribute to those who serve and have served, exploring what “tribute” may and may not mean.

We’ll also take some time to lift up the values on which our nation was ostensibly founded and how we grow a nation that ultimately upholds those values for all — bending the arc always toward justice even when it’s heartbreaking, even when it’s easy to believe we are moving backward.

A newcomer’s class will follow the service — child care provided.

Our “Give Away the Plate” recipient for November 2019 is The Philadelphia Center.

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 — 11 November 2018

Please join us on Sunday (11 November 2018) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class — “From Jesus to Nicea:  A Flash History of the Early, Early Christian Church.”

Archeological find in a Turkish lake may be the church that hosted the Council of Nicea.

Although the Unitarianism and Universalism that form the two streams of our faith largely evolved on this continent, we do look back to the theologians considered heretics of the early Church as the earliest forerunners of our faith.

The journey to what came to be orthodox Christianity was a long one — full of many often cacophonous voices.

Come take a whirlwind tour.

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Building and Grounds Work Day (10 November 2018)

Please join us on Saturday (10 November 2018) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day.

On the second Saturday of each month is our building and grounds work day.

Most of the work on our physical space is done by you — the members and friends of All Souls.

We have tasks available for all ages and all levels of ability.

Stay the whole time or just an hour or so if your day is already full.

If you can’t stay, consider dropping off snacks for the crew.

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