“High School Reunion” Silent Auction – 19 November 2011

Whether you usually attend them, organize them or avoid them, you will NOT want to miss this High School Reunion.

That’s the theme of this year’s fabulous Silent Auction Party where the auction is silent, but the party is not!

Dress as you did in high school …

Or dress as you would to go to your high school reunion …

Or dress as if you went to high school in the fashion era of your choice.

The party will be at Cohabitat (610 Commerce Street, Shreveport, Louisiana) on Saturday, 19 November 2011, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

The event is catered by A Stone’s Throw Cafe with musical entertainment by Lip Service Trio and Twang Darkly.

Other entertainment by … oh, wait, that’s a surprise.

Tickets are $10.00 per person, and we are selling tickets, not just reservations. They are for sale in the church foyer, and you will want to bring your ticket with you to the auction, because …

Oh, wait … that’s a surprise, too.

Tons of fabulous items for bidding, which is where you come in! Forms for making and soliciting donations will be available in the foyer when you buy your tickets.  Take a bunch — we can make more!

And do go back and read your Friday Silent Auction email for all the juicy details on this fabulous event!  See you there!


No “New UU” Class This Week (15 November 2011)

There is no “New UU” class this week (Tuesday, 15 November 2011) due to the Board and Council Meetings.

Our next and last class in the series will be “The Meaning of Membership” (Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM).

Also great for the not-so-wew member, this adult religious education class offers an overview of Unitarian Universalist history, religious education, polity and governance, and our tradition of social justice.

For this final class, we will celebrate our time together, discuss any remaining questions and explore the rights and responsibilities of membership.  This is a chance to learn more about our congregation and our faith, and to form closer relationships within a small group of fellow members and friends.  All sessions stand well on their own and are open to newcomers, although we do encourage you to take the complete series of classes when you can.  We will offer the class again in the spring.


Building and Grounds Work Day – 12 November 2011

This announcement comes from Patrick Early (Building and Grounds Co-Chair)

We will have a building and grounds work day this Saturday (12 November 2011) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

We have many routine tasks to be done, such as changing A/C filters, insuring the restrooms are clean and stocked, burnt out bulbs and fluorescent tubes are replaced, the sidewalks and patios are cleaned of leaves, etc.

In addition, we are planning to clean the playground in preparation for equipment repairs, we need to clean the church roof and the guttering of fall leaves and pine straw, we want to repair and maintain the nature trail and the pathway to the meditation deck.  The deck itself is in need of substantial maintenance work.

It is my intention to be there, but frankly right now I cannot do much, as my Doctor has ordered me to “Stay off your feet!” What I can do, I will.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Patrick Early,
Building and Grounds Co-Chair


Worship for Sunday, 6 November 2011

On Sunday (6 November 2011) at 11:00 AM, please join us for “Giving Back to the Future” by Robert Smith (All Souls Annual Canvass Chair) and Rev. Susan M. Smith (District Executive — Southwestern Conference of the Unitarian Universalist Association)

This service kicks off the annual pledge campaign by which we make the ministries of this church possible.  As we approach the season of giving and thanksgiving, it is time to reflect on how the generosity of the past serves us now and the legacy that we are creating in our own day.  In the week following this service, every member will have an opportunity to share with a canvasser what All Souls means to you and your dreams for its future.

Coming Sunday, 13 November 2011 — Claudia Harris.


New UU Class – “Polity and Governance: Our Tradition of Covenant”

The next “New UU” class meets on Tuesday (8 November 2011) at 6:30 PM.  The session topic will be “Polity and Governance: Our Tradition of Covenant.”

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Community Meeting on Water Resource Management

On Wednesday (9 November 2011) at 5:30 PM, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources is hosting a series of meetings across the state on Ground Water Resource Management.

These meetings aim to provide information on the state’s past and current ground water resources management practices and the draft recommendations for a state ground water plan.

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Worship for Sunday, 30 October 2011

Please join us this Sunday at 11:00 AM for the “The Feast of All Souls” — a service in celebration of our Unitarian Universalist heritage and those who have come before us.

At this time of the year, we remember and honor the dead, we pause to pay tribute to those “prophetic men and women” of every age on whose shoulders we stand.

And plan to join us afterward for Trunk or Treat after the 11:00 AM service.

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Worship for Sunday, 23 October 2011

Please join us this Sunday at 11:00 AM for “Presence” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

All interested newcomers are invited to our monthly Newcomer Information Session following the service.

And mark your calendars now for next Sunday (30 October 2011) for “The Feast of All Souls.” At this time of the year when we remember and honor the dead, we pause to pay tribute to those “prophetic men and women” of every age on whose shoulders we stand.


Coming Next Week — Trunk or Treat!!

Our annual whole-church celebration of Halloween is Sunday, 30 October 2011, immediately after the 11:00 AM worship service.

Members will decorate their cars for Halloween — we’ll have Trick or Treat for the children and a “Trick or Treat Potluck” for everyone!

So dress up in your scariest (or your fanciest)  costume, decorate your car, bring some treats for the kids, and a dish to pass — we will celebrate Halloween in style!