Announcements

3 December 2023 Worship Livestreaming Video

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we have begun to broadcast a livestream video of our Sunday morning worship services.

This worship video will be available live and in recorded formats.

For our livestream video of our worship services, we are using Facebook Live.  One does not have to log into Facebook or have a Facebook account to view this video.

You can find the 3 December 2023 worship video here.

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All Ages Worship (2 June 2024)

Please join us this Sunday (2 June 2024) at 11:00 AM for “The Adventures of JETPIG!  UU Values in Action” featuring the children, youth, and adults of All Souls.

This summer at the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, delegates from across the country will vote on the proposed new UU values that will be incorporated into the revised Article II of the UUA Bylaws.

The children and youth have been learning about these values at the beginning and end of the church school year.

Come and learn more about JETPIG and his jetpack of justice, equity, transformation, pluralism, interdependence, and generosity (all powered by love).

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.

The COVID risks for Caddo, Bossier and De Soto Parishes (the Shreveport metro area) are all low — the CDC does not recommend mandatory masking for all indoor events in “low” risk areas.

See the CDC website and the COVIDActNow website for more details.

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 and attending worship through livestream video is also an option.

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

We continue to recommend that you stay home if you have any symptoms, and that you keep up with all available vaccinations and boosters.

Please use this link to evaluate the current COVID risk for the Shreveport-Bossier City metro area as you make your decisions regarding masking and other COVID preventive measures while attending All Souls.

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 June 2024 give-away-the-plate recipient is Louisiana Trans Advocates.

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

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Zoom (and In-Person) Lunch on Wednesday (5 June 2024)

Please join us next Wednesday (5 June 2024) at 12 noon for our weekly Zoom lunch.

Our weekly Zoom lunch is returning to dual-platform access — join us from home using Zoom or in person in the social hall.

Bring your lunch and meet up with your All Souls friends, have lunch, and just catch up.

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The Holy Land Five Documentary Screening (14 June 2024)

Please join us on Friday (14 June 2024) at 6:00 PM for a screening of the documentary film The Holy Land Five (a film by Mohammad Omar).

We will be screening this film in the church social hall.

This film is a documentary exploring the arrest, trial, and subsequent sentencing of five leaders of the Holy Land Foundation (the largest Muslim charity in the US until after 9/11 when it was shut down, assets seized, and leaders arrested by the FBI).

The film features interviews with defense and prosecution attorneys, witnesses, and family members as well as courtroom recreations looking back at the case.

We will have a discussion afterward.

This event is sponsored by the Shreveport chapter of Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East.

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Louisiana Trans Advocates — June 2024 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 June 2024, we choose Louisiana Trans Advocates (LTA), a statewide organization offering support, resources, and advocacy for trans and non-binary youth and adults, their supportive family members, and allies.

The Shreveport chapter of LTA meets at All Souls this Sunday and on the first Sunday of every month from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM in the social hall.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2024 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to LTA and then put “GATP JUN 2024” or “LTA” in the comment section.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of June 2024 will go to Louisiana Trans Advocates.

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

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Meditation with Larry Androes (1 June 2024)

Please join us on Saturday (1 June 2024) at 10:30 AM for our weekly meditation group with Larry Androes.

This group will be meeting via Zoom and not in person.

This is a sitting Buddhist meditation including a brief introduction to mindfulness meditation, 20 minutes of sitting, and followed by a weekly teaching.

The group is free and open to all.

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26 November 2023 Worship Livestreaming Video

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we have begun to broadcast a livestream video of our Sunday morning worship services.

This worship video will be available live and in recorded formats.

For our livestream video of our worship services, we are using Facebook Live.  One does not have to log into Facebook or have a Facebook account to view this video.

You can find the 26 November 2023 worship video here.

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19 November 2023 Worship Livestreaming Video

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we have begun to broadcast a livestream video of our Sunday morning worship services.

This worship video will be available live and in recorded formats.

For our livestream video of our worship services, we are using Facebook Live.  One does not have to log into Facebook or have a Facebook account to view this video.

You can find the 19 November 2023 worship video here.

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12 November 2023 Worship Livestreaming Video

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we have begun to broadcast a livestream video of our Sunday morning worship services.

This worship video will be available live and in recorded formats.

For our livestream video of our worship services, we are using Facebook Live.  One does not have to log into Facebook or have a Facebook account to view this video.

You can find the 12 November 2023 worship video here.

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