11 November 2018 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (11 November 2018) at 11:00 AM for “Tribute, Solace, Challenge:  Some Thoughts on  Veteran’s Day” with Steve Caldwell, Jennifer Russell, and Susan Caldwell.

Capt. Cassandra Bates, USAF — first woman serving in the 435th Contingency Response Group Airborne Team

On this Sunday morning at 11:00 AM in every time zone, bells of peace will ring from churches, universities, cemeteries, ships at sea, and war memorials around the world in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the Great War (ostensibly the “war to end all wars” which sadly would later come to be called “World War I”).

On this day, we will pay tribute to those who serve and have served, exploring what “tribute” may and may not mean.

We’ll also take some time to lift up the values on which our nation was ostensibly founded and how we grow a nation that ultimately upholds those values for all — bending the arc always toward justice even when it’s heartbreaking, even when it’s easy to believe we are moving backward.

A newcomer’s class will follow the service — child care provided.

Our “Give Away the Plate” recipient for November 2019 is The Philadelphia Center.

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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21 October 2018 All-Ages Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (21 October 2018) at 11:00 AM for “Good News in Difficult Times” presented by the children, youth, and adults of All Souls.

The 20th Century Unitarian Universalist theologian James Luther Adams said:

Religious liberalism holds that the resources (divine and human) that are available for the achievement of meaningful change justify an attitude of ultimate optimism.

Do we truly have right and reason to be hopeful?

Our children and youth will present some reasons.

This service will also include a brief memorial tribute to Carol Graywing (former member of All Souls who had moved to Seattle several years ago to be closer to her daughter and grandson, and who also passed away in September 2018).

Carol was very active in the women’s movement of the 1970’s and 1980’s along with the women’s movement within our own denomination as well.

Throughout her life, she remained a powerful voice for women, a thoughtful poet, and a seasoned leader of worship with a wonderful sense of reverence and drama. Carol’s obituary can be found here.

This Sunday is her daughter and Carol’s daughter Lauren Gaddy has bought flowers to be placed on the altar of every Unitarian Universalist church where Carol held membership — San Francisco, Little Rock, Shreveport, and Seattle.  She has also has asked that we remember her in the service.  Knowing the depth of this loss to our national faith community, we are honored to honor her.

A newcomer session will follow the service — all interested persons are welcome to attend

We will see a video about our faith and hear your stories as you are comfortable sharing them along with answering any questions you may have about Unitarian Universalism and about membership in our congregation.

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

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19 August 2018 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (19 August 2018) for “Worthy Tools for the Struggle” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

We will have a new member signing ceremony during the worship service and a newcomer information session after the worship service.

Today’s summer fun activity is light painting with Joshua and Leigh Anne Chambers.

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15 July 2018 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (15 July 2018) at 11:00 AM for “Keeping Your Head in the Age of Twitter: Not Being Hijacked by Hashtags” by Claudia Harris.

A Reminder that “Give Away the Plate Has Changed”  — rather than selecting one charity or non-profit at the end of the month, we now give half of all of our non-pledge income for the entire month to a selected non-profit.

For the month of July 2018 , we have chosen RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services).

We are breaking with our usual custom of choosing a local non-profit due to the RAICES campaign to reunite the families separated at the border and their offer of a bond check of $20 million to release all the mothers of the 2500 immigrant children who were separated from their parents.

Founded in 1986, RAICES provides free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas.

Summer fun activities for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service.  This week’s summer fun is crafts and games with Kayla and Jax.

A newcomer information session will immediately follow the service — childcare provided.

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4 February 2018 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (4 February 2018) at 11:00 AM for “Where They Find the Light” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

We continue our focus on our third source, our sixth principle, and our sixth source.

Click here to see the principles and sources of Unitarian Universalism.

Our monthly newcomer information session will take place after 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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9 April 2017 All-Ages Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (9 April 2017) at 11:00 AM for “The Great Kapok Tree” — a worship service by the children, youth, and adults of All Souls.

This story by Lynne Cherry has much to tell us about the interdependent web and how all life is dependent upon and responsible for all other life.

It is a good reminder of the way we should look after the planet which also extends to the way we look out for each other.

Our guest for this service and immediately afterward will be Ms. Lily Jonsek of PAX who will do a brief pulpit editorial during the service, and a presentation after our worship service.

PAX brings exchange students from predominantly Muslim countries and countries in the Former Soviet Union.  They are interested in talking to people about being host families for these students — a light lunch will be served.

We will also have a newcomer session following the service.

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4 December 2016 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

revjudithtaylorPlease join us on Sunday (4 December 2016) at 11:00 AM for “Seeing the Future” by Rev. Judith Taylor.

Please welcome our guest — Rev. Judith Taylor of Unity Church of Shreveport — to our pulpit.

A newcomer information session will follow this worship 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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6 December 2015 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

MenorahPlease join us on Sunday (6 December 2015) at 11:00 AM for “Making Light of It” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

We continue our exploration of the season of light and the All Souls Choir will sing.

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.

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

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16 March 2014 Worship Service

FriendshipPlease join us on Sunday (16 March 2014) at 10:30 AM for “The Spirit of Friendship” with Phil Boswell and John Ratcliff.

The worship service features music from the All Souls Choir and special guest musicians.

A newcomer’s information session will follow the service at 12 noon.  Childcare will be available for worship and the newcomer’s class.

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