Announcements

All-Ages Worship (4 December 2022)

Please join us this Sunday (4 December 2022) at 11:00 AM for “Would You Believe?” 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.

Starting on 13 November 2022, masks will be optional indoors at All Souls.

Anyone who prefers to keep wearing a mask is welcome to do so.

We will still have KN95 masks available in the foyer for anyone who needs one.

We no longer require proof of vaccination against COVID for all attendees ages 11 and up for indoor events.

However, we do strongly encourage that anyone attending our worship services or other indoor events at All Souls be vaccinated against COVID.

Please use good judgment and stay home if you have any symptoms.  Even those who have tested negative for COVID can later test positive.

Our December 2022 give-away-the-plate recipient is North Louisiana Interfaith.

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

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Middle and High School Youth Religious Education (4 December 2022)

This Sunday (4 December 2022) — “Understanding the Bible”

Adapted for this age group from a curriculum based on the book by John Buehrens (Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals).

This week — Session 2 — “The Akedah”

We will discussion the story of the Binding of Isaac.

What does this story say about Abraham and what does it say about God?

What did this story mean to the people who told it at the time and what does it mean today?

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Online Adult Religious Education — 4 December 2022

Please join us on Sunday (4 December 2022) as we continue our adult religious education class at 9:00 AM for “WhUU Dat” via Zoom and facilitated by Susan Caldwell and Barbara Deger and continuing our discussion of the Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide.

This week’s reading will be the final chapter of the pocket guide — “Our Roots” by Dan McKanan.

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North Louisiana Interfaith — December 2022 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Each month we dedicate all of our non-pledge income to an organization doing the work that best embodies our Unitarian Universalist principles and values.

For the month of December 2022, we choose North Louisiana Interfaith.

Interfaith is a non-partisan political organization made up of member institutions of which All Souls is one of many institutions.

We work together on issues that arise from our congregations at the local level and on statewide issues through our umbrella organization Together Louisiana.

As a member congregation, we make a financial pledge to Interfaith that we fulfill partially through our budget and supplement with Give Away the Plate giving twice each year.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2022 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to North Louisiana Interfaith and then put “GATP DEC 2022” or “Interfaith” in the comment section.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of December 2022 will go to North Louisiana Interfaith.

Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “North Louisiana Interfaith” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to North Louisiana Interfaith.  If you want less than 100% of the check to go to North Louisiana Interfaith, please put the amount you want going to North Louisiana Interfaith on the memo line.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (3 December 2022)

Please join us on Saturday (3 December 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.

Please note that this group is still meeting via Zoom.  You will need to contact Larry for the Zoom link information using the contact information at the end of this post.

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 (27 November 2022)

Please join us this Sunday (27 November 2022) at 11:00 AM for “Sharp Relief” 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.

Starting on 13 November 2022, masks will be optional indoors at All Souls.

Anyone who prefers to keep wearing a mask is welcome to do so.

We will still have KN95 masks available in the foyer for anyone who needs one.

We no longer require proof of vaccination against COVID for all attendees ages 11 and up for indoor events.

However, we do strongly encourage that anyone attending our worship services or other indoor events at All Souls be vaccinated against COVID.

Please use good judgment and stay home if you have any symptoms.  Even those who have tested negative for COVID can later test positive.

Our November 2022 give-away-the-plate recipient is The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.

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

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Middle and High School Youth Religious Education (27 November 2022)

This Sunday (27 November 2022) — “Understanding the Bible”

Adapted for this age group from a curriculum based on the book by John Buehrens (Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals).

This week — Session 2 — “Beginnings”

We will look at one of the creation stories from the Book of Genesis and some exploration of what it may have meant to the people who first told it.

And we will explore why should Unitarian Universalists should read the Bible:

  • These stories belong to us, too.  The Jewish and Christian scriptures are the stories of the “parents and grandparents” of our faith movement.
  • It’s important for us to know these stories and learn about the ways they have been used for good to promote justice — and for ill to justify injustice.
  • The Bible contains some big “Capital T Truths” that are neither science nor history but are nevertheless of great value to our experience as humans.
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Children’s Religious Education (27 November 2022)

This Sunday (27 November 2022) — “Joseph and His Brothers”

Children and youth are with us in the sanctuary for the first 20 minutes and then are dismissed to their classes.

The elementary class (Pre-K through Grade 5) continues their season of focus on our Jewish and Christian heritage looking at the story of Joseph and His Brothers — a story of jealousy, sibling rivalry, and ultimately forgiveness.

They will also have a chance to finish a group project they were working on last time.

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