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 June, we have chosen The Philadelphia Center for sponsorship of their annual silent auction in August.
Summer fun activities for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service. This week’s summer fun is “Tie-Dye Sunday.”
Children and youth attend the first 15-20 minutes of the service and then leave for their summer fun event.
Please join us on Sunday (3 June 2018) at 11:00 AM for “A Backpack for the Journey” where we will honor the transitions of our children and youth.
We also honor our graduating senior Sam First.
The Affirmation Sunday service is our end of the religious education year where we honor our children and youth — celebrating their transitions as well as the culmination of our pillar on personal spiritual growth and development.
This is a service of joy and hope and a bit of fun, too.
Sam First will give his Senior Sermon, and we will also take time to honor other graduates in our wider church community, as well as the milestones of all the children and youth.
Please join us to be part of a community that honors and celebrates Sam and all the young people who have so much to teach us.
Reminder: 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 June 2018, we have chosen The Philadelphia Center for sponsorship of their annual auction in August 2018.
Mrs. McCollum — an atheist — objected to so-called “voluntary” classes in religious instruction in her young son James’s elementary school.
She objected on the grounds that they were not only inappropriate for public school but also that they were not voluntary at all (considering that the children who did not wish to participate were ostracized by their peers and even coerced by their teachers to attend).
Please join us on Sunday (25 March 2018) at 7:00 PM for ReZist! — a Roy Zimmerman concert.
The cost is $20.00 at the door or pay what you can.
ReZist is 90 minutes of Roy’s original songs — a funny and forceful affirmation of peace and justice.
“Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world’s absurdities and laughing in their face, I’m affirming the possibility for real change.”
CRI works to build safe and caring communities here in Shreveport and across the nation through building relationships.
“We are fulfilled only as we serve others. We are complete only as we give ourselves to others. And we are perfected only as we seek to love others. This is our task: to become other-centered rather than self-centered.”
This Sunday continues our season of focus on peace, social justice, and the interdependent web as we turn our attention to our second and seventh principles along with our second and fifth sources.
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).
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.
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.