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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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.

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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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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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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.

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28 October 2018 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (28 October 2018) at 11:00 AM for  “Dia de los Muertos” with Lee Spruell, Virginia Villarreal, and Susan Caldwell

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration honoring those who have gone before.

At this turning of the year when many traditions follow the cycles of the earth and turn their thoughts to those who have departed this life, we will learn from Lee Spruell and Virginia Villarreal about this unique tradition celebrated in Mexico and among Mexican communities around the world.

If you want to do so, please bring a photograph or possession of a departed loved one.

More akin to All Souls day, the holiday is not “Mexican Halloween.”

A Mexican-themed potluck will follow the service.  If you can make authentic Mexican dishes, that is wonderful and please do.  If your talents run more toward Tex-Mex, that is fine also.  If you’d rather make or pick up something all together different, no one will complain and that’s OK too.

Our “Give Away the Plate” recipient for October 2019 is Noel United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

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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No Adult Religious Education Class Today — 28 October 2018

Due to our media sale fundraiser and potluck lunch today, we are not having our 9:15 AM adult religious education class today.

Sleep in a little longer today and then come at 10:00 AM to shop the media sale before the service.

Please pass the word along to any regulars who may not always check their email.

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Building and Grounds Work Day — 19 May 2018

Please join us on Saturday (19 May 2018) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day.

Tasks indoors and out — for all ages and abilities.

Stay the whole time or stay as long as you can.

If you can’t stay, please consider dropping off some snacks for the volunteers.

If you have a chainsaw, please bring it.  We have downed trees and limbs that need our attention.

Inside — the social hall, sanctuary, and classrooms can always use some sprucing up.

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Annual Gala and Silent Auction (28 April 2018)

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church is pleased to announce their Annual Gala and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday (28 April 2018) from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

The church’s largest fundraiser of the year will be held at the church (9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106).

Live music will be provided by Jim Huckabay and Sandra Odom.

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