Announcements

13 October 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (13 October 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Truth or Dare:  The Quest and the Calling” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

This service will culminate in a burning ceremony for the symbolic release of all that does not serve our path to wholeness.

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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Adult Religious Education — 13 October 2019

Please join us on Sunday (13 October 2019) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class:

After the Elevator Speech: But What Do You Believe?
Forming your personal credo

We’ll continue discussing some of the “big questions” that will ultimately help us to clarify and express our own personal credos and how they fit within the context of our Unitarian Universalist principles and values.

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6 October 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (6 October 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Finding Balance Before the Download” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

As our Jewish friends celebrate the High Holy Days, we consider how the themes of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur resonate with us as Unitarian Universalists.

We are delighted this morning to welcome jazz trumpeter Don “Dirty Red” Crenshaw, who will be providing some of the music for the 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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Adult Religious Education — 6 October 2019

Please join us on Sunday (6 October 2019) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class:

After the Elevator Speech: But What Do You Believe?
Forming your personal credo

For the past three weeks, we’ve worked on an “Elevator Speech” (a way of briefly explaining to others what Unitarian Universalists as a whole affirm, promote, believe, and do).

In that process, we made the distinction between an elevator speech and a credo, a statement of personal belief.

Starting this week, we’ll be discussing some questions that will ultimately help us to clarify and express our own personal credos, and how they fit within the context of our Unitarian Universalist principles and values.

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29 September 2019 Blessing of the Animals All-Ages Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (29 September 2019) at 11:00 AM for our annual Blessing of the Animals worship service for all ages.  Our featured guest speaker is Christie Chapman of WERLA (Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of Louisiana).

Just before the celebration of the Feast Day of St. Francis on the Christian calendar, we are delighted to offer one of our most beloved services of the year — the Blessing of the Animals.

At this time of year only, your furry, feathered, finned, or scaly friends are welcomed into the sanctuary to celebrate our shared place in the interdependent web of all existence.

We do ask that you bring your animal friend on a leash or in an appropriate carrier as even the most docile animals can be unpredictable in strange circumstances.

You know your pet better than anyone and if yours is “not ready for prime time,” feel free to bring a photo or stuffed animal in lieu of the real deal.

We’re honored this year to welcome Christie Chapman of WERLA and our give away the plate collection will go toward WERLA.

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Adult Religious Education — 29 September 2019

Please join us on Sunday (29 September 2019) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class — UU Elevator Speech.

You may be familiar with the concept of an “elevator speech” — a concise way of explaining something in the time it would take to ride a couple of floors on an elevator.

For the next three Sundays, we’ll help you come up with one of your own, to talk to others about our Unitarian Universalist faith.

This is a part of the series Faith Forward: From Visitor to Leader.

The UU Elevator Speech class will give you the sense of empowerment and ownership that reminds you that you are the church.

Last week we looked at some examples of elevator speeches from others, learned some basic tools for constructing an elevator speech and took some time to work individually on our own elevator speeches.

This week — Session 3: Sharing Your Elevator Speech.  We’ll have more opportunities to practice our elevator speeches in a safe, non-judgmental space and look at how we might answer some frequently asked questions about our faith.

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22 September 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (22 September 2019) at 11:00 AM for “What Unitarian Universalism Holds Sacred” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

Some things that are held sacred are different for each one of us.  But as Unitarian Universalists, we also hold a common sense of what calls us to this faith, even as we “arrive from many singular rooms.”

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.

A newcomer class will follow the service.  All visitors interested in pursuing membership or just wishing to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and our congregation are welcome to attend.  Child care will be provided.

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Adult Religious Education — 22 September 2019

Please join us on Sunday (22 September 2019) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class — UU Elevator Speech.

You may be familiar with the concept of an “elevator speech” — a concise way of explaining something in the time it would take to ride a couple of floors on an elevator.

For the next three Sundays, we’ll help you come up with one of your own, to talk to others about our Unitarian Universalist faith.

This is a part of the series Faith Forward: From Visitor to Leader.

The UU Elevator Speech class will give you the sense of empowerment and ownership that reminds you that you are the church.

In our first class, we learned the difference between a credo and an elevator speech.

While a credo is a personal statement expressing what “I believe,” an elevator speech speaks to our common history and distinct Unitarian Universalist theology.  It is the story of who we are as a faith tradition.

This week, we come to Session 2 — “Writing Your Elevator Speech.”

We’ll look at some examples of elevator speeches from others, and (using some basic tools for constructing an elevator speech) we’ll take some time to work individually on our own.

Hope to see you there — we can’t wait to hear yours (sharing, however, is optional — don’t let that keep you away).

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15 September 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (15 September 2019) at 11:00 AM for our annual Homecoming worship service with Rev Barbara Jarrell and our congregation (all of us).

Whether your last visit was a decade ago, last week’s service, or a midweek meeting, we invite and welcome you back to All Souls.

Come and join us for this service in celebration of our congregation.

We will be be ingathering new members, paying tribute to those who have been a part of us for 25 years or longer, and celebrating the history and legacy of our faith community.

And lots and lots of great music from the All Souls Choir and our guest musicians, Weldon Stutes, Randy Guynes, and Hannah Bradley.

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.

Be sure to join us afterward for a Homecoming Potluck — a chance to reunite with old friends and make some new friends.

Whether you make your favorite recipe, run across the street and pick something up at Kroger, or just show up, do join us for this chance to spend a little more time together.

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