“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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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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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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20th Annual World Religion Day Celebration (27 January 2019)

Please join us on Sunday (27 January 2019) from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM for the 20th Anniversary of Shreveport’s World Religion Day Celebration.

Join us for the 20th Annual Celebration of World Religion Day –Shreveport-Bossier and experience the true religious diversity of our community.

The event features table displays by participating faith groups as well as multifaith panel discussions on important issues of the day along with musical performances representing some of the participating groups.

We need volunteers to help us set up for the event on Saturday (26 January 2019) at 12:00 PM and to also staff the All Souls table in 90-minute shifts between 1:00 and 6:00 PM on Sunday (the event is over at 5:00 PM and the last shift will assist with post-event clean-up).

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13 January 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (13 January 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Rhythms / Cycles / Circles of Life and Religious Differences” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

This will continue our focus on our third source (“wisdom of the world’s religions that inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life”).

A special 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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Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 Sexuality Education Class Begins 13 January 2019

First class session for Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 comprehensive sexuality education program will happen Sunday (13 January 2019) at 3:00 PM.

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of All Souls and the Shreveport-Bossier chapter of the National Organization for Women, we are proud to announce a new non-profit (Shreveport-Bossier OWL) founded to provide comprehensive sex education for the youth of our community.

Next year, we will offer the middle school curriculum and, in time, we hope to offer the Our Whole Lives curriculum at all available age levels.

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Special Congregational Meeting (13 January 2019)

  • From:  Jeff Gauger  (All Souls Board Secretary)
  • To:  All Members, Inactive Members, and Friends
  • Subject:  Announcement of Special 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 / Time:  Sunday, 13 January 2019 / 12:15 PM

Agenda:

  • Vote on 2019 Budget (postponed from 16 December 2018)
  • 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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16 December 2018 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (16 December 2018) at 11:00 AM for “A House of Prophecy … Outrunning Times Past” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

What is our vision for the church in changing times?

If the church is (according to Kenneth Patton) “the cradle for our dreams and the workshop of our common endeavor,” what form will that take as we move forward?

A congregational meeting will follow this 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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