Pam Holt — February 2012 Volunteer of the Month

The word that comes to mind with February’s Volunteer of the Month is Success.  Pam Holt has been chosen for her continuing service to the Silent Auction.  She has continued to build upon her previous work and her vision has again proven financially successful from putting together a great committee to the murder mystery.  We thank you Pam for all your hard work.


Basic Conversational Spanish Course

Basic Conversational Spanish — a 12 Week Course — will be coming soon to All Souls.

Unitarian Universalist Association President Rev. Peter Morales has recommended that Unitarian Universalists learn Spanish in preparation for this summer’s Justice General Assembly (GA) in Phoenix, Arizona (20-24 June 2012).

Whether you plan to attend GA or not, take this opportunity to broaden your linguistic and cultural horizons!

No one turned away – do not let money be a reason for not taking this course. On the other hand, if you are able to fund more than one book, you are welcome to do so.

Once you sign up, please write a separate check payable to All Souls (Memo: Spanish Books).  We will order the books from Amazon.  If you wish, you may order your own book from  Be sure and go through the Amazon Vendor Partnership Window on the church’s website so that the church gets a percentage.

Don’t Delay!!!  We have only 10 days left before classes begin!


Valentine’s Day Bake and Gift Sale

On 12 February 2012 before and after church, we will be having a Valentine’s Day Bake and Gift Sale.

Please bring baked goods, cakes, casseroles, or a gift item appropriate for the holiday.

Items will be sold for donations to be determined (where else?) in the heart of the buyer.

No time to bake? Here’s a great idea for serving two great causes at once: Holy Angels Gift Shop is featuring homemade cookies for $5.00 per dozen! Buy some and bring them for the All Souls sale! Call 797-8500 and ask for Sheila Harkey to place an order. They will need a couple of days notice — so put it on your calendar!


Worship for Sunday, 22 January 2012

Please join us this Sunday at 11:00 AM to hear Imam Orsen El Amin of Masjid Al Taqwa in celebration of World Religion Day.

Then join us Sunday afternoon at the Highland Center from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM for the Shreveport-Bossier City World Religion Day event where we celebrate our diverse community of faith.

Next Sunday (29 January 2012), Rev. Barbara Jarrell will be in the pulpit.


Worship for Sunday, 15 January 2012

Please join us this Sunday at 11:00 AM for our Worship Service — All Souls Board President Clay Walker’s sermon will “What Will They Say at Your Funeral?” as we honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The All Souls choir also will sing.

On next Sunday (22 January 2012), we welcome to our pulpit Imam Orsen El Amin of Masjid Al Taqwa as we begin our World Religion Day celebration.


Worship for Sunday, 8 January 2012

Rev. Barbara Jarrell is in the pulpit this morning as we formally welcome the members who have joined us in the past six months.  The All Souls Choir will also sing.

A Newcomer Information Session will follow the service in Room 3.  This session provides an opportunity to watch a video from the Unitarian Universalist Association and to learn more about our faith and about our church.

On Sunday, 15 January 2012 — Clay Walker is in the pulpit in celebration of the legacy of The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.


2012 World Religion Day

Please join us on Sunday, 22 January 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM for Shreveport-Bossier City’s 13th annual World Religion Day celebration.

The event is at the Highland Center (520 Olive Street, Shreveport, Louisiana).

The featuring keynote speaker is Dr. Charlotte Pipes (Professor of Music, Composer, Researcher of Ancient Indigenous Traditions and Member of the Covenant of the Pentacle Wiccan Church of New Orleans).

Come enjoy the table displays and music from the participating groups.  And we will have multi-faith panel discussions on the following topics:

  • Interfaith Marriage
  • Practices and Prohibitions
  • Life After Death

Come and experience the rich religious diversity of Shreveport and Bossier City!


World Religion Pillar — 8 January – 12 February 2012

This Sunday in Religious Education, we begin our multi-week exploration of world religions.

During this time, our children and youth will be learning about the various traditions from which we draw wisdom, as we explore our Third Source — Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.

Learning the stories and teachings of other traditions is another way of learning more about our own, as we explore the way these stories relate to and reinforce our Unitarian Universalist Principles and values.


Basic Enneagram Workshop — 27-28 January 2012

The workshop is scheduled for Friday, 27 January 2012 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM and Saturday, 28 January 2012 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

The Enneagram is a holistic approach to spiritual growth and an extraordinarily useful aid in better understanding ourselves and those who are important to us.  It explains why we can instantly bond with some people yet never really get along with others.

The Enneagram is a powerful “pair of glasses” which makes it possible for us to see ourselves and others with unique clarity.

The Basic Enneagram Workshop will:

  • Give a greater understanding of the motivation that prompts our behavior
  • Help us recognize our gifts and the gifts of others
  • Reveal the traps that can turn our gifts into compulsions
  • Show us our automatic and unconscious compulsions
  • Point out the directions we need to take to integrate our three energy systems-head, heart, and instincts


  • Mickie Cowan — Chaplain at Live Oak Retirement Community in Shreveport, studied at the Jung Institute in Switzerland
  • Maria O’Brien — Jungian-based psychotherapist and certified spiritual director in Fredericksburg TX, and co-author of Beyond the Castle’s Doors-A Soul Quest for the Holy Grail
  • Matt Woollett — Retreat Leader for Men’s Matters and is Chaplain at Hospice Compassus in Alexandria LA.

The $85.00 registration fee includes all workshop materials, lunch on Saturday and snacks.