Announcements

26 January 2020 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (26 January 2020) at 11:00 AM for “Kindness at the Core” by Larry Androes.

In celebration of World Religion Day, we are delighted to welcome back to our pulpit Larry Androes — teacher of the weekly sitting Buddhist meditation here at All Souls every Saturday morning at 10:30 AM.

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 — 26 January 2020

Please join us on Sunday (26 January 2020) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education classes.  For this Sunday, you have choices:

  • The New UU –Bennett Upton, Facilitator
    New and not-so-new Unitarian Universalists will benefit from this comprehensive introduction to our faith tradition and our congregation. Hear stories from our history and learn more about our covenantal living tradition in the here and now.
  • The Wisdom of the World’s Religions — Susan Caldwell, Facilitator
    Inside Mecca, Part II— We conclude a 2-session exploration of Islam viewing the second half of a National Geographic documentary showing a rare view of the Hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca that is one of the Five Pillars of the Islamic faith) through the eyes of three different pilgrims.
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World Religion Day — 26 January 2020

Please join us for the 21st annual World Religion Day celebration on 26 January 2020.

This event will be happening at The Highland Center (520 Olive Street, Shreveport LA 71104) from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

As many as 18 different faith traditions have participated in this event, which includes table displays by each faith group as well as panel discussions and musical presentations throughout the afternoon.

We’re delighted to welcome as our keynote this year the Rev. Theron Jackson of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church — a dynamic speaker and longtime proponent of interfaith engagement and understanding.

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RiZe Up! — Roy Zimmerman in Concert at All Souls (3 February 2020)

Please join us on Monday (3 February 2020) at 7:00 PM for RiZe Up! — Roy Zimmerman in Concert at All Souls.

Admission is $25.00 (or whatever you can pay).

If you want to come to the concert, don’t let money stand in your way.

Join us, and bring your friends, to welcome Roy Zimmerman back to Shreveport and All Souls.

Roy’s signature blend of heart and hilarity has never been more necessary.

RiZe Up is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s original songs — a funny and forceful affirmation of peace and social justice.

It’s laughter and encouragement for progressive-minded people who need a lot of both.

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19 January 2020 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (19 January 2020) at 11:00 AM for “The Power of One” by Carolyn Jones.

Please join us on this Martin Luther King Sunday to welcome one of Shreveport’s own civil rights trailblazers.

From her childhood as the first African-American child to integrate Creswell Elementary to her current life as a businesswoman, musician, tireless community volunteer and activist, hers has been and is a remarkable life.

Ms. Jones will tell her story and (along with her nephew guitarist Maurice White III) will share music with us as well.  Together, they make up the duo Acoustic Standard.

And in celebration of the holiday, please take the time to revisit this moment in Unitarian Universalist history, when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the Ware Lecture at UUA General Assembly 1966.

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 — 19 January 2020

Please join us on Sunday (19 January 2020) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education classes.  For this Sunday, you have choices:

  • The New UU –Bennett Upton, Facilitator
    New and not-so-new Unitarian Universalists will benefit from this comprehensive introduction to our faith tradition and our congregation. Hear stories from our history and learn more about our covenantal living tradition in the here and now.
  • The Wisdom of the World’s Religions — Susan Caldwell, Facilitator
    Inside Mecca, Part I — We begin a 2-session exploration of Islam viewing the first half of a National Geographic documentary showing a rare view of the Hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca that is one of the Five Pillars of the Islamic faith) through the eyes of three different pilgrims.
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12 January 2020 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (12 January 2020) at 11:00 AM for “UU Ethical and Spiritual Considerations in Light of the World’s Religions” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

We are continuing our focus on the third source of Unitarian Universalism — “wisdom of the world’s religions, which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.”

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 — 12 January 2020

Please join us on Sunday (12 January 2020) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class — Understanding the Bible with Susan Caldwell (Facilitator).

For this Sunday — Exploring the Christian Scriptures

Our Unitarian and Universalist forebears read the scriptures for themselves and arrived at interpretations of their own, sometimes at risk to their freedom or their very lives.  With the stakes not nearly so high in our own lives, it seems only right that we honor them as we claim the Hebrew and Christian scriptures that are also part of our own religious heritage.

Today we’ll spend one more Sunday in our exploration of the life and teachings of the man Jesus and the religious and political backdrop against which he came on the scene.  This class is based on the book Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals by former UUA President John Buehrens.

The New UU class with Bennett Upton start again next week (19 January 2020) at 9:15 AM with a new series of classes.

Whether you are brand new to Unitarian Universalism, or you’ve been around awhile and would like to fill in some gaps, this class is for you.

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5 January 2020 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us this Sunday (5 January 2020) at 11:00 AM for “Wholly Whole and Holy” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

Join us for the first service of 2020 as we begin our focus on the third source of Unitarian Universalism (the Wisdom of the World’s Religions).

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 — 5 January 2020

Please join us on Sunday (5 January 2020) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education classes.  For this Sunday, you have choices:

  • The New UU –Bennett Upton, Facilitator
    New and not-so-new Unitarian Universalists will benefit from this comprehensive introduction to our faith tradition and our congregation. Hear stories from our history, and learn more about our covenantal Living Tradition in the here and now.   This Sunday — Session 1 — “Theology and Worship” — We begin with an introduction to each other and to Unitarian Universalism.  We will explore Unitarian Universalism’s process-oriented approach to religion as well as some basic theological understandings shared by most Unitarian Universalists.
  • Understanding the Bible — Susan Caldwell, Facilitator
    Understanding the Bible provides an opportunity to engage with the scriptures and read them “against the grain.”  As our very tradition was born because our forebears took the initiative to do exactly that, often at the risk of their reputations and even their lives, it’s only right that we take on for ourselves the right and privilege of doing so.  This week — “Setting the Scene for Jesus:  An Introduction to the Christian Scriptures” — Our Unitarian and Universalist forebears read the scriptures for themselves and arrived at interpretations of their own, sometimes at risk to their freedom or their very lives.  With the stakes not nearly so high in our own lives, it seems only right that we honor them as we claim the Hebrew and Christian scriptures that are also part of our own religious heritage.  We begin an exploration of the life and teachings of the man Jesus and the religious and political backdrop against which he came on the scene.
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