9 December 2018 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (9 September 2018) at 11:00 AM for “One World, Two Pockets, and Three Traditions” by  Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

Rev. Jarrell revisits the story of Rabbi Simcha Bunim and how his story still grants us a much-needed perspective over 200 years later.

We will have a newcomer information session immediately following the service.  Childcare will be provided.

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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2019 Pledge Campaign

It’s also that time to turn in your pledge for 2019.

Please turn in your pledge forms no later than this Sunday (9 December 2018) so that the Finance Committee can prepare a budget to present at the Congregational Meeting on 16 December 2018.

If you can’t get a form in before then, please take a few minutes to email your pledge amount to Interim Treasurer Melissa Gibson using melissainkdesigns@gmail.com.

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Congregational Meeting (16 December 2018)

  • From:  Jeff Gauger , Board Secretary
  • To:  All Members, Inactive Members, and Friends
  • Subject:  Announcement of Congregational Meeting

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, 16 December 2018
  • Time:  12:15 PM

Agenda

  • Vote on 2019 Budget
  • Elect three members to Nominating Committee

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

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 provided.

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2018 Capital Campaign

All Souls has announced a Capital Campaign for $10,000 running through the end of 2018.

You can send your donation using four different methods:

    • PayPal using this button:



    • Email sent to giving@allsoulsshreveport.org
    • Submitted to the church office during the Sunday service
    • Mail sent to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (9449 Ellerbe Road Shreveport LA  71106)

For more than 70 years, All Souls has provided a home for liberal religion in Northwest Louisiana.

The church currently hosts a variety of activities, including Sunday services, adult and children’s religious education, Eastern meditation, yoga, and more.

All Souls is proud to be a Welcoming Congregation (a Unitarian Universalist denominational program for congregations that have done additional study and discernment around issues related to bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender equality).

Your donation helps maintain and improve All Souls. Thanks in advance for  your donation.

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2 December 2018 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (2 December 2018) for “The Give and Take Born of Love” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

Our “Give Away the Plate” recipient for December 2018 is Queensborough Progressive Citizens.

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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Give Away the Plate for December 2018

Our “Give Away the Plate” recipient for December 2018 is Queensborough Progressive Citizens (QPC).

QPC is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for citizens of the Queensborough neighborhood of Shreveport.

For December 2018, we are returning to the practice of devoting all the non-pledge income for one Sunday a month to a selected non-profit.

As we make this transition, please know that for any Sunday you want to donate to QPC, just put the money in an envelope and indicate that.

If you are writing one check, indicate in the memo line the amounts to go to pledge and QPC respectively.

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Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 Sexuality Education Parent Orientation (3 December 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 (3 December 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 (3 December 2018)”

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Adult Religious Education — 2 December 2018

Please join us on Sunday (2 December 2018) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class.

We will hear more from Father Richard Rohr in an audio presentation of his “On Being” interview with Krista Tippett (“Living in Deep Time”).

Join us for this continued exploration of the contemplative path in Christianity.

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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Festivus Marketplace (2 December 2018)

Please join us for our holiday Festivus Marketplace this Sunday (2 December 2018) from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

  • A market for jewelry, art, soaps, candles, or whatever beautiful thing you make!
  • A market for buying art, soaps, candles, or whatever beautiful things you want to buy as gifts for your friends and family!
  • This event is happening alongside the church’s Annual Monster Cookie Swap/Sale, which is well attended.
  • There is no set vendor fee, but vendors are encouraged to donate a minimum of 10 percent of their sales to All Souls. You will be supplied with a donation envelope and a name tent for your table.
  • You are welcome to attend the 11 a.m. service or stay with your table, but be aware that traffic will likely be very sparse or nonexistent during that hour.

Please email Melissa with the following:

  • Confirm your interest in this event
  • Your name (or name of business) exactly how you want for marketing
  • Your phone number and email.
  • The church has a few folding tables available available on a first requested-first served basis — please let Melissa know if you need one.
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