Come join us for a special Fourth of July worship service with Rev. Barbara Jarrell and special musical guest Emily Cates.
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) holds its 50th General Assembly this week in Charlotte NC.
General Assembly (GA) is the way that our faith does business – bringing together the distinctive character of our individual congregations through an open and democratic process.
UU World will provide extensive daily coverage of the UUA’s annual convention and business assembly 22-26 June 2011 as well as meetings of the UUA Board of Trustees on 21, 22, and 27 June 2011.
Starting on Thursday, 23 June 2011, UU World will also publish a comprehensive guide to our GA coverage, which will be updated daily. Highlights of UU World’s coverage will be publicized on their Facebook and Twitter pages.
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The Shreveport Times press coverage for this public meeting can be found here:
Additional coverage about this story on the Unitarian Universalist Association’s web site can be found here:
This meeting was held in response to the 26 January 2011 attack on John Skaggs at the Sand Bar in downtown Shreveport. Police and witnesses said William Payne attacked Mr. Skaggs with the blunt end of a pool cue, causing serious facial injury to his eye socket and jawbone area and rendering him unconscious. Mr. Payne was charged with attempted second-degree murder and committing a hate crime (Mr. Payne was making physically threatening statements regarding attacking the victim based on his sexual orientation). Mr. Skaggs suffered at least 14 facial fractures and had metal plates mounted in his face.
Excerpts from Ordination Service for Rev. Barbara Jarrell
“Becoming a Welcoming Congregation – What’s Next?” — In celebration of bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender pride month, members of the Welcoming Congregation Committee will present this celebration of our recent vote affirming our wish to become a Welcoming Congregation and to explore where this ministry in our congregation will take us next.
On Sunday (19 June 2011) at 11:00 AM — George Leppla will give the sermon “Old Parables … Modern Times.” George is not only the church’s Board Treasurer — he attended seminary in a former life. Come stimulate your brain and warm your heart!
Our summer program in the Religious Education Wing is “Gather the Spirit,” a multi-generational learning experience based on the theme of water as a great gift, critical at every level of being from the self to the universe. Throughout the course of the summer, children and youth will transform a room into a river, as they learn about Seventh Principle Stewardship of our resources.
Many thanks to our Religious Education Chair Audrey Allen for putting together these summer sessions and also to Cherrie Groves.
Please see the RE Bulletin Board in the hall if you would like to sign up to help, or if you can bring specific items that will be needed for each session:
- Scrap Fabric — Bring for 19 June 2011 and 26 June 2011
- Newspaper — Bring by 24 June 2011
- Paper Egg Cartons — Bring by 24 June 2011
- Corks — Bring by 31 July 2011
- Soda cans — Bring by 31 July 2011
If you have any of these items, please bring them to Room 2 in the RE Wing, or give them to any adult from the Allen or Lawrence household that you happen to see at church.
Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith’s monthly collective leadership meeting is 6:00 PM, Thursday night, 16 June 2011 at the Life Church, 2222 Meriwether Road, Shreveport, Louisiana.
The meeting will include planning for a 15 September 2011 Candidates Accountability Meeting in advance of the 22 October 2011 election, as well as a presentation on current pressures on the family and how Interfaith helps to strengthen families facing those pressures.
Hope to see you there!
The church office has phone and internet service (including email) again.
The phone company was able to repair the phone line damage caused by the road construction crew on Ellerbe Road.