17 February 2019 All-Ages Worship

Please join us on Sunday (17 February 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Our Third Source: Learning and Growing with Love and Respect” with the children, youth, and adults of All Souls.
Capping this season’s focus on the third source of Unitarian Universalism (the wisdom of the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life), we will look at how we tell the stories that did not come from us and how we can learn and be nourished by those stories without stealing or misusing them or the traditions from which they come.
Give Away The Plate — For this Sunday, all of our non-pledge income will go to our Give Away the Plate recipient — Holy Cross Hope House.
Opened in 2004, Hope House is a ministry of Holy Cross Episcopal Church and a place where the church’s homeless neighbors can shower, receive mail, access telephones, and get fed.
Staff and volunteers help guests navigate the system to receive food stamps, Medicaid, and other services, and St. Luke’s Mobile Medical Van visits there twice a month.
Earlene Venable will be on hand to tell us more about this vital ministry in our community.
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Adult Religious Education — 17 February 2019

Please join us on Sunday (17 February 2019) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class for an overview of yesterday’s (16 February 2019) Together Louisiana’s statewide leadership meeting in Alexandria along with an invitation to participate with Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith and Together Louisiana during the upcoming legislative session and the 2019 and 2020 election cycles.

Our Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) affiliate organizations provide us with the opportunity for the kind of active citizenship for which voting is just the first step and we are able to accomplish more through these partnerships than we could ever do as one congregation.

Come and learn more about what we’re doing and how you can join in.

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Green Bag Sunday (3 February 2019)

This Sunday (3 February 2019) is Green Bag Sunday

Bring your bag (of any color) to church on Sunday with the following food items:

  • Soup (10-18 oz cans)
  • Instant Oatmeal Packets
  • Cornbread Mix (8 oz box)

JoDel Adkins will have her green Kia Soul out front with the hatch open and you can place your bags in there for her to take to the Noel Food Pantry on Monday (4 February 2019).

Many thanks for helping to prevent hunger in our community!

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20 January 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (20 January 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Beyond the Dream:  Living into Dr. King’s Legacy” by Dr. Jennifer Russell.

Please join us to welcome psychologist, Dialogue on Race facilitator, and All Souls member Dr. Jennifer Russell as she shares her perspective on how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go in fulfilling our responsibility to Dr. King’s dream.

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 Class Begins 13 January 2019

First class session for Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 comprehensive sexuality education program will happen Sunday (13 January 2019) at 3:00 PM.

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of All Souls and the Shreveport-Bossier chapter of the National Organization for Women, we are proud to announce a new non-profit (Shreveport-Bossier OWL) founded to provide comprehensive sex education for the youth of our community.

Next year, we will offer the middle school curriculum and, in time, we hope to offer the Our Whole Lives curriculum at all available age levels.

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

Please join us on Sunday (16 December 2018) at 11:00 AM for “A House of Prophecy … Outrunning Times Past” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

What is our vision for the church in changing times?

If the church is (according to Kenneth Patton) “the cradle for our dreams and the workshop of our common endeavor,” what form will that take as we move forward?

A congregational meeting will follow this 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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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.

Continue reading “Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 Sexuality Education Parent Orientation (3 December 2018)”

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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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