Worship for Sunday, 11 December 2011

This Sunday at our 11:00 AM Worship Service, Rev. Barbara Jarrell will be in the pulpit, the All Souls Choir will sing, and the service will feature special music from Buddy Flett and Tim Brogan.

Stay afterward for the year-end Congregational Meeting.  And don’t forget the Bake Sale.

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Please join us on Saturday, 24 December 2011, at 6:30 PM for our Christmas Eve service.

Our traditional candle light service, including a reading of the Christmas story as well as carols and special music from the All Souls choir and guest musicians Bob Jordan, Sally Horak Hundemer, Robert Smith, Tom Hundemer and Charlie Caldwell.

See the year’s most beautiful view through the sanctuary window, when the single light of the chalice grows to illuminate the faces of our church community by candle light.

Stay aftereward for a brief reception in the Social Hall. Bring those extra Christmas goodies you don’t want lying around the house.


2012 Stewardship Campaign

This year’s stewardship drive has already surpassed last year’s and promises to be even better — thanks to Stewardship Chair Robert Smith, the dedicated stewards who have taken the time to have vital conversations about what the church means to its members, and of course, thanks to you.

We are still waiting on a number of pledges we know will come in, so if one of those happens to be yours, please take a quick moment to cross this one item off of your growing December list.

Such a small, simple act of filling out a form, and yet you know how much it means to your own spiritual sustenance and to the continued presence of a liberal religious alternative in our community.

Lost your form? Not to worry. Check your mailbox on Saturday and Monday and you should receive a new one, so fill it out and bring it with you to church on Sunday or drop it in the mail. If it crosses in the mail with the one you just sent in, thank you, and please disregard the new one.

Thank you for your continued support of our faith community.


Poinsettias for the Sanctuary

It’s that time of year again.  Soon the sanctuary will be decorated with beautiful poinsettias for the holiday season and you have an opportunity to purchase one or more as a way to honor or memorialize a person, event or cause that is dear to your heart.

Give a donation of your choice ($10.00 suggested to cover costs) and fill out the form in your Order of Service with the dedication as you would like it to appear in the 18 December 2011 and Christmas Eve Orders of Service.


Office Volunteers Needed

Our office volunteers are in need of someone (or ideally, several someones) who can be available to substitute for one of our regular volunteers.

Duties involve mostly answering the phone and email and passing along messages as needed; and being present for service people, potential renters viewing the building, and occasional drop-in visitors.

Office hours are 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Tuesday – Friday.

If interested, call 318-868-3313 or email Virginia Villarreal.


Christmas Party for the Grown-Ups

Date:  Saturday, 17 December 2011

Time:  6:30 – 9:30 PM

Location:  Home of Phil and Sarah Boswell, 734 Coachlight Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana

Call 318-865-8831 or 318-573-3296 for more information.

Please bring a dish to share. Watch your Sunday inserts for an opportunity to let your hosts know what you will bring.

Child care will be provided at the Church by our nursery workers (Bradley Seidel and Rena Reisman) from 6:00 to 9:30 PM at no cost to the parents. Phil and Sarah only live about 5 minutes from the church. To make a child care reservation, please call Susan Caldwell at 318-465-3427 or send her an email.