Announcements

All-Ages Worship (22 May 2022)

Please join us on Sunday (22 May 2022) at 11:00 AM for “You Say the Sun Isn’t Shining” by  Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

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 number of new COVID cases and hospitalizations has dropped in the Shreveport metro area where we are safe to return to in-person worship.

When we are indoors at All Souls, we will continue to require proof of vaccination for all attendees ages 11 and up.  However, if you cannot be vaccinated, we also accept a negative COVID test in the past 24 hours.  We are also required the wearing of masks for all in-person attendees.

Religious education classes for children and youth resumes this Sunday as well.  The children and youth will be with us for the first 15-20 minutes of the worship service before we sing them out to their classes.

Our May 2022 give-away-the-plate recipient is the United Way of Northwest Louisiana.

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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North Louisiana Interfaith Regional Assembly of Congregations and Citizen Organizations (14 June 2022)

Mark Your Calendar — the North Louisiana Interfaith Regional Assembly of Congregations and Citizen Organizations will be meeting on Tuesday (14 June 2022) from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (Brown Chapel – Centenary College of Louisiana).

Imagine if all our organizations worked together to build a way for ordinary people to take action to solve our common problems.

We know that we are most effective in creating change in our community and in our state when we work in partnership with others.

Please join us for this relaunch and rededication of North Louisiana Interfaith.

We have committed to bringing at least 20 All Souls members and friends to this event.  Can we do more?  Join us and find out.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 22 May 2022

Please join us on Sunday (22 May 2022) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

This Sunday we continue our work through the book Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad.

As the author says, “This is not a book you read, this is a book you do” and we will be discussing some of the journal prompts throughout the book.

Layla Saad is a black Muslim woman who was raised in the UK but who now lives in Qatar.  She has written, taught, and offered workshops to a global audience.

We will be discussing the journal prompts for days 21, 22, and 23 — beginning with a review of the work so far and continuing with explorations of white feminism and white leadership.

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Children and Youth Religious Education (22 May 2022)

On this Sunday (22 May 2022), children and youth religious education classes will continue to meet in person during our 11:00 AM worship service.

We have resumed our pre-COVID practice where the children and youth will join us in the sanctuary for the first 15-20 minutes and then we will sing them out to their classes.

If your child does not want to go to class, that is also OK — our services are welcoming for all ages.

We will be starting out initially with two classes grouped by age / grade:

Elementary – Pre-K – 5th Grade (Teachers:  Ashford McLain and Kevin Henry) — Our theme is “Peace, Social Justice, and the Interdependent Web.”  This week the group turns its focus to a topic that can be tough at any age — bullying — and some strategies for responding in those situations.

Middle and High School (Teachers:  Ken Peterson and Eric First) — This Sunday Maggie Molisee will be back to start finalizing the mural plans.

We would love for everyone in this age group to have input so it’s a great Sunday to come back to middle school / high school religious education.

With the time remaining and this Sunday being Biodiversity Sunday, the group will also explore the effects of environmental racism on the ecosystem here in Louisiana.

Note — We have not yet brought back nursery care for our littlest members and visitors who cannot yet be vaccinated for COVID.  However, babies and toddlers are welcome to stay with their parents in the sanctuary.  We are very understanding about baby sounds in worship.

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Building and Grounds Work Day (21 May 2022)

Please join us on Saturday (21 May 2022) from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day.

Nearly all of the work maintaining our physical space is done by our members and friends who show up each month and do what needs to be done.

There are tasks for all ages and abilities.  Working side by side is a great way to get to know your All Souls friends a little better.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (21 May 2022)

Please join us on Saturday (21 May 2022) 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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All-Ages Worship (15 May 2022)

Please join us on Sunday (15 May 2022) at 11:00 AM for “Practical Reason, Practical Faith” by  Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

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 number of new COVID cases and hospitalizations has dropped in the Shreveport metro area where we are safe to return to in-person worship.

When we are indoors at All Souls, we will continue to require proof of vaccination for all attendees ages 11 and up.  However, if you cannot be vaccinated, we also accept a negative COVID test in the past 24 hours.  We are also required the wearing of masks for all in-person attendees.

Religious education classes for children and youth resumes this Sunday as well.  The children and youth will be with us for the first 15-20 minutes of the worship service before we sing them out to their classes.

Our May 2022 give-away-the-plate recipient is the United Way of Northwest Louisiana.

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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Notice of Congregational Meeting (29 May 2022)

Notice of Congregational Meeting

Date / Time — Sunday, 29 May 2022, at 12:15 PM (immediately following the 11:00 AM service)

Location — In the All Souls sanctuary or via Zoom here:

Agenda — We will vote on the following Board members:

  • Vice President – Susan Yellott
  • Secretary – Rovena Windsor
  • Member at-Large Deborah Warren
  • Member at-Large Claire McDonnell

We will also select a new member of the Committee on Ministry (nominee name TBA).

All are welcome to attend but you must be an active member of 30 days or longer in order to vote.

We must have a quorum to vote.

If you cannot attend, you may give your proxy to another member.

Proxy votes count toward the election of the Board but not toward the quorum.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 15 May 2022

Please join us on Sunday (15 May 2022) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

This Sunday we continue our work through the book Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad.

As the author says, “This is not a book you read, this is a book you do” and we will be discussing some of the journal prompts throughout the book.

Layla Saad is a black Muslim woman who was raised in the UK but who now lives in Qatar.  She has written, taught, and offered workshops to a global audience.

We’ll be discussing the journal prompts from Days 18, 19, and 20

  • White Saviorism
  • Optical Allyship
  • Processes of Calling Out vs Calling In
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