17 February 2019 All-Ages Worship

Please join us on Sunday (17 February 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Our Third Source: Learning and Growing with Love and Respect” with the children, youth, and adults of All Souls.
Capping this season’s focus on the third source of Unitarian Universalism (the wisdom of the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life), we will look at how we tell the stories that did not come from us and how we can learn and be nourished by those stories without stealing or misusing them or the traditions from which they come.
Give Away The Plate — For this Sunday, all of our non-pledge income will go to our Give Away the Plate recipient — Holy Cross Hope House.
Opened in 2004, Hope House is a ministry of Holy Cross Episcopal Church and a place where the church’s homeless neighbors can shower, receive mail, access telephones, and get fed.
Staff and volunteers help guests navigate the system to receive food stamps, Medicaid, and other services, and St. Luke’s Mobile Medical Van visits there twice a month.
Earlene Venable will be on hand to tell us more about this vital ministry in our community.
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Adult Religious Education — 17 February 2019

Please join us on Sunday (17 February 2019) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class for an overview of yesterday’s (16 February 2019) Together Louisiana’s statewide leadership meeting in Alexandria along with an invitation to participate with Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith and Together Louisiana during the upcoming legislative session and the 2019 and 2020 election cycles.

Our Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) affiliate organizations provide us with the opportunity for the kind of active citizenship for which voting is just the first step and we are able to accomplish more through these partnerships than we could ever do as one congregation.

Come and learn more about what we’re doing and how you can join in.

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“Lunch and Learn” Potlucks Continue — 10 and 17 March 2019

The All Souls Committee on Ministry will continue hosting “Lunch and Learn” Potlucks on 10 and 17 March 2019.

In an ongoing effort to bring more members into full engagement with church life, the Committee on Ministry will host “Lunch and Learn” potlucks for discussion of the book Moving on from Church Folly Lane by Rev. Robert T. Latham.

The potlucks sessions will take place on 10 and 17 March 2019 immediately after our worship service.

Child care will be provided for the discussion part of the event.

For more information, contact Amanda Lawrence at 318-402-3314 or via email here.

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Farewell Party for Jeff Gauger — Saturday, 16 February 2019

Come join us this Saturday evening (16 February 2019) at 7:00 PM for a party to mourn Jeff Gauger’s leaving and to celebrate his time among us.

In the short time Jeff has been here at All Souls, he has served on the board, sung in the choir, preached a sermon, and has done spoken word pieces for Artist Sunday and for our recent New Year’s service.

We are sad to lose him from the church and from the community, but this is our chance to let him know how much we appreciate him!

Bring a snack to share (think “heavy hors d’oeuvres”) and whatever you’d like to drink.

We’ll have some beer, wine, water, lemonade, and coffee available, but more and different options will be welcome.

To help with setup, cleanup, or any aspect of the party, contact Bennett Upton at 318-553-7321.

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10 February 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (10 February 2019) at 11:00 AM for “With Help from the Essential Wisdom of the World’s Religions” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

We are continuing this season’s focus on the third source of Unitarian Universalism:

“the wisdom of the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.”

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.

Please stay with us after this worship service for a “Lunch and Learn” potluck with the Committee on Ministry.

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3 February 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (3 February 2019) at 11:00 AM for “The Four LImitless States of Mind” by Larry Androes

Larry Androes — teacher of the Saturday sitting Buddhist meditation — will be here to speak to us on the Four Limitless States of Mind: Metta (lovingkindness); Karuna (Compassion); Mudita (empathy) and Upekkha (equanimity).

Please join us to hear a speaker who shares these teachings with great compassion, joy, and humor.

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.

Please stay with us after this worship service for a “Lunch and Learn” potluck with the Committee on Ministry.

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Adult Religious Education — 3 February 2019

Please join us on Sunday (3 February 2019) for our 9:15 AM adult religious education class.

Continuing this season of focus on our third source (“wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life”), we will view the next in a series of videos from the Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding Summit at Emory University of Atlanta (featuring the Dalai Lama in dialogue with an internationally renowned multifaith group of religious leaders).

This week — having heard the responses of the assembled religious leaders to the Dalai Lama’s address — we turn now to a dialogue among the group.

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Green Bag Sunday (3 February 2019)

This Sunday (3 February 2019) is Green Bag Sunday

Bring your bag (of any color) to church on Sunday with the following food items:

  • Soup (10-18 oz cans)
  • Instant Oatmeal Packets
  • Cornbread Mix (8 oz box)

JoDel Adkins will have her green Kia Soul out front with the hatch open and you can place your bags in there for her to take to the Noel Food Pantry on Monday (4 February 2019).

Many thanks for helping to prevent hunger in our community!

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“Lunch and Learn” Potlucks — 3 and 10 February 2019

The All Souls Committee on Ministry will be hosting “Lunch and Learn” Potlucks on 3 and 10 February 2019.

In an ongoing effort to bring more members into full engagement with church life, the Committee on Ministry will host “Lunch and Learn” potlucks for discussion of the book Moving on from Church Folly Lane by Rev. Robert T. Latham.

The first two sessions will take place on 3 and 10 February 2019 immediately after our worship service.

Child care will be provided for the discussion part of the event.

For more information, contact Amanda Lawrence at 318-402-3314 or via email here.

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