All Ages Worship (7 July 2024)

Please join us this Sunday (7 July 2024) at 11:00 AM for “Happy Interdependence Day:  Don’t (Forget to) Talk to Strangers” by Barbara Deger with Susan Caldwell (Worship Associate).

Whether within the our Unitarian Universalist principles or the newly-adopted values with love at the center, interdependence is a vital part of who we are as Unitarian Universalists because it’s a vital part of who we are as human beings.

There is no doubt that we need to maintain and strengthen the close ties in our lives — the networks that help us to keep siding with love in the face of relentless injustice.

To quote the Rev. Julian Jamaica Soto:

“All of us need all of us to make it.”

This morning Barbara Deger will share with us some recent research revealing that developing and strengthening our not-so-close ties may also be beneficial, to our own mental health and to the fabric of society.

We will be meeting in the sanctuary for this worship service.  Please join us in person at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106 if you are able to do so.

Our service will also be livestreamed on Facebook Live here if you cannot attend in person.

The COVID risks for Caddo, Bossier and De Soto Parishes (the Shreveport metro area) are all low as of 16 May 2024 according to the COVIDActNow website (no updates since then on this website).  These parishes are also reported as “low” on the CDC’s COVID CountyCheck website.

Additional data can be found on the Louisiana Department of Health’s respiratory virus dashboard web page.

The CDC does not recommend mandatory masking for all indoor events in “low” risk areas.

Starting on 13 November 2022, masks will be optional indoors at All Souls.

Anyone who prefers to keep wearing a mask is welcome to do so and attending worship through livestream video is also an option.

We will still have KN95 masks available in the foyer for anyone who needs one.

We continue to recommend that you stay home if you have any symptoms, and that you keep up with all available vaccinations and boosters.

We no longer require proof of vaccination against COVID for all attendees ages 11 and up for indoor events.

However, we do strongly encourage that anyone attending our worship services or other indoor events at All Souls be vaccinated against COVID.

If you are recovering from COVID and have no symptoms, you should mask in public until you have tested negative twice in a 48 hour period.

We also ask that you go by the previous CDC guidelines of waiting at least 5 days past the onset of symptoms rather than the current 24 hour recommendation.

And of course — if you have symptoms (COVID or other respiratory illness) — please stay home and take care of yourself.

Our July 2024 give-away-the-plate recipient is North Louisiana Interfaith.

And you can contribute to All Souls using this online resource.


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