2 December 2018 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (2 December 2018) for “The Give and Take Born of Love” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

Our “Give Away the Plate” recipient for December 2018 is Queensborough Progressive Citizens.

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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Give Away the Plate for December 2018

Our “Give Away the Plate” recipient for December 2018 is Queensborough Progressive Citizens (QPC).

QPC is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for citizens of the Queensborough neighborhood of Shreveport.

For December 2018, we are returning to the practice of devoting all the non-pledge income for one Sunday a month to a selected non-profit.

As we make this transition, please know that for any Sunday you want to donate to QPC, just put the money in an envelope and indicate that.

If you are writing one check, indicate in the memo line the amounts to go to pledge and QPC respectively.

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

Please join us on Sunday (25 November 2018) at 11:00 AM for “The Evolution of God” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

Rev. Jarrell is in the pulpit this morning — exploring the ways that God has grown with us in the continuing co-creative process as our own minds and hearts expand.

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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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.

Continue reading “Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 Sexuality Education Parent Orientation (26 November 2018)”

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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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Give Away the Plate for November 2018

Our “Give Away the Plate” recipient for November 2018 is The Philadelphia Center.  From their website:

The Philadelphia Center developed in the spring of 1990 as concerned citizens responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic as it spread into the Shreveport area of Louisiana.  Over the past 20 years, The Philadelphia Center has expanded to become the only HIV/AIDS resource center in Region VII.  The Philadelphia Center serves the parishes of Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Bienville, Red River, DeSoto, Sabine, and Natchitoches.

For the month of November 2018, All Souls will donate half of all our non-pledge income to the Philadelphia Center for a sponsorship of their 2019 Resolution Run in January.

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

Please join us on Sunday (14 October 2018) at 11:00 AM for “This I Believe” with Rebecca Tuggle, Kevin Henry, and Tena Hines.  John Allen will be our worship associate.

Three All Souls members will speak about the foundational principles that guide their lives today and the continuing journey that has brought them here thus far.

#RONFEST2018 continues in this service and in a brief celebration afterward.  We celebrate the service that Ron Thurston has provided to All Souls as we bid him farewell.

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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Give Away the Plate for October 2019

Our “Give Away the Plate” recipient for October 2018 is the Noel United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

We have changed the way we do our Give Away the Plate donations each month.

Instead of taking up just one collection per month, we are giving half of our non-pledge income each week to one organization for the entire month.

This month’s recipient is Noel United Methodist Church Food Pantry. Here is a description from their website:

What: Noel has the largest food pantry in Northwest Louisiana giving out over 10,000 bags of food every year to people in need in Caddo Parish. The Food Pantry is operated by Director Susan Foster and over 100 volunteers from Noel and various churches of all denominations, including our own JoDel Adkins.
Other services offered include “Start-up” Kits for those who have experienced a recent house fire.

When: Monday-Thursday from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.

Where: The Food Pantry is located at Noel United Methodist Church, 520 Herndon Street, Shreveport LA  71101.

Info: Contact Director Susan Foster at 318-424-0434 or sfoster@noelumc.org.

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