Announcements

Online All-Ages Worship (22 November 2020)

Please join us this Sunday (15 November 2020) at 11:00 AM for a different online Thanksgiving worship service.

Our service will be livestreamed on Facebook Live here.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no way we can have our customary Thanksgiving service and gigantic potluck this year.

With the virus numbers climbing, there is simply no safe way to do it.

However, we do have several people joining us on the Zoom to talk about what they’re grateful for.

We are also planning to have our bread and water communion as part of the online worship service and we have a no-contact way that we can do this ritual online this year.

We will have a  virtual coffee hour after the service on Zoom.

While we are remaining physically distant, we want to know how you are doing, what you need, and what you are interested in.  You can let us know using these online surveys.

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

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Zoom Lunch (25 November 2020)

Please join us next Wednesday (18 November 2020) at 12 noon for our weekly Zoom lunch.

Bring your lunch and meet up with your All Souls friends, have lunch, and just catch up.

This a chance to connect and catch up midweek.

At some point we may decide to bring in speakers but for now we’re just hanging out and enjoying each other’s virtual company.

Hope to see you there!

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Online Adult Religious Education — 22 November 2020

Please join us on Sunday (22 November 2020) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class.  We will be meeting via Zoom.

Join us as we explore the history of our seven Unitarian Universalist principles and the process by which we will eventually add the eighth principle.

On this Sunday, we continue our exploration of Unitarian Universalist history around the issue of race — where we’ve shone, where we’ve faltered, and how we can move forward.

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15 November 2020 Worship Livestreaming Video

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we have begun to broadcast a livestream video of our Sunday morning worship services.

This worship video will be available live and in recorded formats.

For our livestream video of our worship services, we are using Facebook Live.  One does not have to log into Facebook or have a Facebook account to view this video.

You can find the 15 November 2020 worship video here.

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8 November 2020 Worship Livestreaming Video

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we have begun to broadcast a livestream video of our Sunday morning worship services.

This worship video will be available live and in recorded formats.

For our livestream video of our worship services, we are using Facebook Live.  One does not have to log into Facebook or have a Facebook account to view this video.

You can find the 8 November 2020 worship video here.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (21 November 2020)

Please join us on Saturday (21 November 2020) at 10:30 AM for our weekly meditation group with Larry Androes.

This is a sitting Buddhist meditation including a brief introduction to mindfulness meditation, 20 minutes of sitting, and followed by a weekly teaching.

The group is free and open to all.

For more information, contact Larry via email or phone using (318) 272-0014.

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Online All-Ages Worship (15 November 2020)

Please join us this Sunday (15 November 2020) at 11:00 AM for “What Do You Say When People Ask . . . ?  Your Elevator Speech About Unitarian Universalism” presented by a few members of the Sunday adult religious education class.

Our service will be livestreamed on Facebook Live here.

You may have already encountered questions like “What is Unitarian Universalism” or “What do you folks believe?”

Although no faith tradition can be completely explained in a few words, many Unitarian Universalists find it particularly difficult to crystallize our faith into a short explanation.

The adult religious education class has been working on their “elevator speeches” — and though we don’t recommend that anyone spend a whole lot of time in close proximity with other humans in elevators these days — having a short explanation of our faith can be very useful in conversation with others who ask.

We invite you to join us and hear these expressions of our faith from a few of our members.

We will have a  virtual coffee hour after the service on Zoom.

While we are remaining physically distant, we want to know how you are doing, what you need, and what you are interested in.  You can let us know using these online surveys.

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

 

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Online Religious Education for Children (15 November 2020)

Please join us this Sunday (15 November 2020) at 1:00 PM for our weekly family religious education online class via Zoom.

The Zoom link will be on the All Souls Religious Education Facebook group and on the church’s Slack General channel.

Email Susan Caldwell if you would like to be added to either online forum.

Gratitude trees are being mailed out this week and next to families with children in grades Preschool through Grade 5.

This has been such a hard fall for so many that it can seem very difficult to try and think of things for which we are grateful.

That may be the time when we need to look most earnestly to find them.

The packet will include a poster of a tree as well as a small collection of pre-cut paper leaves on which to write down those things for which you are grateful and glue or tape them to the tree.

If you want, you can post pictures of your tree on the Religious Education Facebook page or on the General Slack channel.

This is not intended to be a stresser or “just one more thing to do.”

Take the time if and when you have the time.

What makes you thankful?

We’d love to know.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 15 November 2020

Please join us on Sunday (15 November 2020) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class.  We will be meeting via Zoom.

Join us as we explore the history of our seven Unitarian Universalist principles and the process by which we will eventually add the eighth principle.

Our purpose between now and our 13 December 2020 Congregational Meeting is to ratify the eight principle as a congregation.

In these Sunday morning sessions, we’ll explore the ways we will not only make the statement, but also live into it as a congregation.

Today we continue our exploration of Unitarian Universalist history around the issue of race: where we’ve shone, where we’ve faltered, and how we move forward.

 

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