Announcements

Transgender Day of Remembrance (16 November 2019)

The Shreveport / Bossier area Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) will be happening this Saturday (16 November 2019) at 6:30 PM.  The event will be held at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA).

It is a sad fact that in 2019 we must still come together to remember those who have died simply for being who they are.

However, in this commemoration we also try to lift up the triumphs, including election results in various states in the past two years.

This observance of TDoR is planned and hosted by the Shreveport chapter of Louisiana Trans Advocates.

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10 November 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (10 November 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Bound Together in Love and Commitment” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

Join us to welcome Rev. Barbara back to the pulpit this morning.

A Newcomer Information Session will follow the service.

Religious education classes for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service.  Children and youth attend the first 15-20 minutes of the service and then are dismissed to class.

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Adult Religious Education — 10 November 2019

Please join us on Sunday (10 November 2019) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education classes — for this Sunday, you have choices.

  • The New UU –Bennett Upton, Facilitator
    New and not-new Unitarian Universalists will benefit from this comprehensive introduction to our faith tradition and our congregation. Hear stories from our history, and learn more about our covenantal living tradition in the here and now.
  • New Ideas in Christian Thought –Rev. Barbara Jarrell, Facilitator
    This is the time of year when we explore our roots in the Jewish and Christian traditions and the way those traditions have evolved over the years. Join Rev. Barbara for a look at some of the theologians and religious leaders who are rethinking and reshaping the Christian tradition for a new era.
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Rally for Climate Justice (9 November 2019)

Rally for Climate Justice — Saturday, 9 November 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM — Caddo Parish Courthouse.

Gretchen Upton and Gus Demerath (All Souls Youth) are the organizers of this community-wide Climate Justice rally.

We work on many important issues as a congregation as a part of multiple partnerships working for social justice and change.

This issue, however, is the most urgent for all of us, and is already affecting people all over the world, including in our own state of Louisiana.

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Food Pantry Drive (3 November 2019)

This Sunday (3 November 2019) is the Green Bag Sunday for
Noel Food Pantry.

Foods needed at Noel this month are:

  • Jiffy Cornbread Mix (8.5 oz.)
  • Canned green beans (15-16 oz.)
  • boxed cereal (12 oz.)

Bring your bag of food (any color bag) to church with the requested food items and JoDel Adkins will have her green Kia Soul parked out in front with the hatch open for you to place your bag inside.

JoDel volunteers at Noel and will see that the food is delivered to the Noel Food Pantry.

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3 November 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (3 November 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Companions for the Journey” with Rebecca Tuggle, Diana Teeters, and Ken Peterson.

Join three of our members as they talk about the journeys that brought them here, the reasons they stay, and where they are on their respective spiritual paths.

Religious education classes for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service.  Children and youth attend the first 15-20 minutes of the service and then are dismissed to class.

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Adult Religious Education — 3 November 2019

Please join us on Sunday (3 November 2019) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class:

After the Elevator Speech: But What Do You Believe?
Forming your personal credo

This week we will continue discussing some of the “big questions” that will ultimately help us to clarify and express our own personal credos and how they fit within the context of our Unitarian Universalist Principles and values.  We will also hear any credos that class members have written and want to share with the group.

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27 October 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (27 October 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Returning to All Souls:  A Celebration of Dia de Los Muertos  (The Day of the Dead)” with Lee Spruell and Virginia Villarreal.

We are thankful and honored to welcome back Lee Spruell to our sanctuary, who will once again share his family’s celebration of the Day of the Dead, as has been celebrated in Mexico for years.

You are invited to bring a picture of a departed loved one to place on the ofrenda.

Although the theme is death, the Day of the Dead is not considered a solemn or spooky holiday.  It is not Halloween.

In many traditions, this is the time of year to feel closer to those who have departed this world, and the celebration is for the expression of our love and joy at having known them.

Religious education classes for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service.  Children and youth attend the first 15-20 minutes of the service and then are dismissed to class.

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Adult Religious Education — 27 October 2019

Please join us on Sunday (27 October 2019) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class:

After the Elevator Speech: But What Do You Believe?
Forming your personal credo

This week we will continue discussing some of the “big questions” that will ultimately help us to clarify and express our own personal credos and how they fit within the context of our Unitarian Universalist Principles and values.

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Laughing Dog Ranch Cookie Sale Benefit (27 October 2019)

On this Sunday (27 October 2019), bring your worthy donations so you can scarf up some delicious treats after church and support Laughing Dog Ranch.

Our middle and high school youth are hosting a cookie sale to benefit Laughing Dog Ranch.

Laughing Dog Ranch is an animal rescue in Oil City LA run by our great friend Pepper Lumina.

Check out her website to see the adoptable pets and other ways to help.

If you would like to help contribute some of the goodies to sell, contact
Eric First or Kathy Osuch.

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