17 December 2017 All-Ages Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (17 December 2017) at 11:00 AM for “The Light is Reborn” with the children, youth, and adults of All Souls.

We are celebrating our season of focus on our Jewish and Christian heritage, and the holidays we celebrate at this time of year (heralding the return of light to the world and to our own hearts and spirits).

A congregational meeting will immediately follow the service.

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Congregational Meeting (17 December 2017)

Announcement of  Congregational Meeting
From:  James Peck (Board Secretary)
To:  All Members, Inactive Members, and Friends

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 and Time: Sunday, 17 December 2017 at 12:15 PM

On the Agenda

  • Vote on 2018 Budget.
  • Elect one member to Nominating Committee.

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

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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Monster Cookie Swap — 10 December 2017

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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All-Ages Thanksgiving Service, Communion, and Potluck Feast (19 November 2017)

Please join us at 11:00 AM on Sunday (19 November 2017) for our annual Thanksgiving service.

We begin with a brief service in the sanctuary, continue with an inclusive bread and water Thanksgiving communion in the social hall, conclude with a huge potluck feast.

Our communion is based on a theme of unity, abundance for all, and freedom from hunger.  This communion has no theological exclusivity.

Our children and youth will remain with us for the worship service, communion, and meal on this Sunday.

If you are interested in bringing a dish, please check our online potluck sign-up to see what dishes are needed.

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A Taste of Interfaith (5 November 2017)

A Taste of Interfaith (Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith’s annual fundraiser) will be happening on Sunday (5 November 2017) from 4:00 to 6:30 PM at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (908 Rutherford Street, Shreveport LA  71104).  Admission is $25.00.

The afternoon will include music and other performances from the various performing groups of our member congregations, food representing all our congregations and cultures, and a silent auction featuring great merchandise and gift certificates (just in time for holiday shopping).

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Economic Development Summit with Governor John Bel Edwards (9 November 2017)

On Thursday (9 November 2017) from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, citizens from across the state of Louisiana will meet with Gov. Edwards and other public officials for a conversation about changing the narrative of economic development in Louisiana to focus on investment in US — schools, jobs, infrastructure, and more.

Governor Edwards has made changes to our state’s economic development policies as significant as any in the last 50 years.

These changes have the potential to represent a historic shift in our state’s philosophy and culture of economic development — from one oriented more toward corporate subsidies to one based on shared prosperity.

For that shift to achieve its full potential, this new direction must be supported, deepened, and institutionalized.

This meeting will be hosted by University Baptist Church (5775 Highland Avenue, Baton Rouge LA  70808).

Lunch included with $5.00 contribution — Register online here.

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Building and Grounds Work Day — 21 October 2017

Please join us on Saturday (21 October 2017) for our monthly building and grounds work day.  We will be there from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Beyond basic mowing and cleaning, all of the work of maintaining our building and grounds is done by us — the members and friends of All Souls who volunteer every month.

Come join your church friends and get to know them better as you work side by side to spruce up our church home.

Weather permitting, there are tasks indoors and out, for all ages and levels of ability.

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17 September 2017 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (17 September 2017) at 11:00 AM for “Home in a Community of Seekers” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.  This is our annual homecoming service.

Whether you have been a longtime member, a member who hasn’t attended in awhile, a former member or a friend; we want you to come home and to feel at home in this covenanted community where love will always call us back.

We will be recognizing new members and honoring those members who have reached the 25 year mark.  Please come and join us in celebrating them.

We will have a potluck lunch immediately following the service.  Please bring a dish to share and join us for the celebration. If you can help with setup or cleanup, please call or text Amanda Lawrence at 318-402-3314.

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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Beyond Galilee Screening — 17 September 2017

Please join us on Sunday (17 September 2017) at 6:00 PM for a screening of the documentary Beyond Galilee.

In August of 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was invited to Shreveport, Louisiana to deliver a speech at the Galilee Baptist Church as part of a voter registration workshop.  Beyond Galilee explores how the Civil Rights movement evolved in Shreveport in the years that followed — highlighting the key events of the movement in Shreveport through the testimonies of the actual participants supplemented by news footage, rare audio, home movies and photos from the era.  Beyond Galilee chronicles a vital part of Shreveport’s history and provides much needed insight and perspective into the city’s role in the national Civil Rights movement (summary from IMDb page for this documentary).

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Building and Grounds Work Day — 12 August 2017

Please join us on Saturday (12 August 2017) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day — tasks inside and out for all ages and all levels of ability.

Come for a little while or come the whole time. Except for lawn mowing and basic cleaning, all the tasks to maintain our building and grounds are done by ourselves — the members and friends of the church.

Working together is a great way to build and strengthen relationships and get to know your church community a little better.

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