14 January 2018 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (14 January 2018) at 11:00 AM for “Thus Conscience Makes Cowards of Us All” by Henry Walker (retired civil rights lawer and long-time member of All Souls).

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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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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22 October 2017 All-Ages Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (22 October 2017) at 11:00 AM for “Fine and Flawed, Proud and Problematic” presented by the children, youth, and adults of All Souls.

On 15 and 22 October 2017, Unitarian Universalist congregations across North America have been revisiting the #uuwhitesupremacyteachin that began last spring.

Originally spurred by a hiring decision at the denominational level that revealed a pattern of white supremacy in hiring decisions, the original purpose of the teach-in was to take an honest look at the way white supremacy culture has affected not only the world outside our doors but also the more subtle ways it has been present within our faith tradition as well.

Our history of working for justice is a proud one in many ways but part of beginning to heal the wounds of institutional racism is looking honestly at those wounds — seeing them for what they are, and acknowledging our own complicity.

In this service, the children and youth will look at ways we go forward and build a better world for all of us.

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Adult Religious Education — 22 October 2017

Please join us on Sunday (22 October 2017) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class.

On the second weekend of the #uuwhitesupremacyteachin, we will take some time for final thoughts on Waking Up White as well as the videos we have watched over the last two weeks — A Class Divided and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race.

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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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16 July 2017 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (16 July 2017) at 11:00 AM for “A Damascus Moment” by Rev. Lee Jeter.

Lee is the director of the Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana and will speak on “A Damascus Moment,” using Acts 9: 3-9 as his text.

Rev. Jeter says:

“We will speak on the change that occurred with Saul on the Damascus Road, and how we need that change today, from the crisis in Flint, to the controversy surrounding removal of the monuments, and other issues affecting our nation and people.”

This week’s summer fun is Rainsticks with Sam Normand.

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9 July 2017 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (9 July 2017) at 11:00 AM for our guest speaker Frances Kelley

A former recipient of the All Souls Emerson Award, Frances is a veteran organizer and activist who led the campaign to stop the open burn at Camp Minden.

Frances has also been a tireless advocate for rights to health care, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and multiple environmental concerns.

Melissa Gibson is the Worship Associate, and the All Souls Choir will sing.

This week’s summer fun is Chinet chalices with Renee Burkhalter.

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