Announcements

Building and Grounds Work Day (12 June 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (12 June 2021) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day.

There are tasks indoors and out for all ages and abilities — contact Eric First at (318) 518-8257 for more information.

Come for the whole time or for whatever part of the day you can make it.

Hope to see you there.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (12 June 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (12 June 2021) 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 (6 June 2021)

Please join us on Sunday (6 June 2021) at 11:00 AM for “To Be Determined” featuring this year’s graduating seniors Eleanora Lawrence and Gretchen Upton.

This service is an outdoor in-person service in celebration of our community and to honor our graduates.

Our service will be livestreamed on Facebook Live here.

As we gather this Sunday, let us covenant to be together in a way that is safe for all of our community.

  • Although many of us are fully vaccinated, our children under age 12 are not vaccinated.  The research on vaccinated people asymptomatically shedding the virus is encouraging but not conclusive.  We ask that everyone wear their masks and maintain social distance from those not in your family group or vaccinated pod in this public space (current recommendations at least 3 feet apart).
  • If you want to join us at the church but are not comfortable being in this public space, you will have the option to remain in your car and hear the service through your FM radio or watch via Facebook Live on your phone or other portable devices.
  • If you are not yet ready for in-person gathering, you are still welcome to join us from home via Facebook Live (especially if you are part of our community who joins us from other states).

Thank you for your respect and cooperation.

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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No Online Religious Education for Children on 6 June 2021 — Tie-Dye Sunday on 13 June 2021

Our Sunday afternoon Zoom religious education class for children will take a break for 6 June 2021.

Our outdoor service will be multi-generational and geared to all ages.

Then next Sunday (13 June 2021), join us for Tie-Dye Sunday beginning at 1:30 PM on the back patio for creating wearable tie-dye art.

Masks will be required for all participants.

Watch for further news and guidelines for this safe afternoon.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 6 June 2021

Please join us on Sunday (6 June 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

We will resume our White Fragility book study group with Susan Caldwell and Barbara Deger (using the book by Robin DiAngelo).

This week we will concentrate on Chapter 9 — “White Fragility in Action.”  We will explore the the various ways in which white people employ the “How dare you” response to any suggestion they may be complicit in racism.

We will look at a number of the faulty assumptions often made by white people conditioned by white supremacy culture and think about effective ways we might speak back to those in others and ourselves.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (5 June 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (5 June 2021) 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 (30 May 2021)

Please join us this Sunday (30 May 2021) at 11:00 AM for “Too Many to Remember” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

Our service will be livestreamed on Facebook Live here.

Our May 2021 give-away-the-plate recipient is Louisiana Advocates for Immigrants in Detention (LA-AID).

More details and information on how to donate to LA-AID can be found here.

We will not have our usual virtual coffee hour after church on Zoom today.

We will have our Spring Congregational Meeting at 12:30 PM via Zoom here.  More details about the congregational meeting can be found here.

And plan now to join us in person — outdoors — at All Souls at 11:00 AM on 6 June 2021 for our Affirmation Sunday celebration when we will get together safely to celebrate our community and honor our graduates Eleanora Lawrence and Gretchen Upton.

Watch for church email announcements, Facebook news, Slack posts, and our website for more details.

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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No Online Religious Education for Children (30 May and 6 June 2021) — Tie-Dye Sunday on 13 June 2021

Our Sunday afternoon Zoom religious education class for children will take a break for 30 May 2021 and 6 June 2021.

On Sunday (13 June 2021), we will begin our summer fun activities with tie-dye on the church patio.

 

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Online Adult Religious Education — 30 May 2021

Please join us on Sunday (30 May 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

We will resume our White Fragility book study group with Susan Caldwell and Barbara Deger (using the book by Robin DiAngelo).

This week we will concentrate on Chapter 8 — “The Result: White Fragility.”  We will explore the way that white fragility — by turning the narrative around to portray white people as victimized — can ultimately be a form of bullying.

We will explore ways to recognize and interrupt that response in ourselves and others.

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