Announcements

Children and Youth Religious Education (15 May 2022)

On this Sunday (15 May 2022), children and youth religious education classes will continue to meet in person during our 11:00 AM worship service.

We have resumed our pre-COVID practice where the children and youth will join us in the sanctuary for the first 15-20 minutes and then we will sing them out to their classes.

If your child does not want to go to class, that is also OK — our services are welcoming for all ages.

We will be starting out initially with two classes grouped by age / grade:

Elementary – Pre-K – 5th Grade (Teachers:  Ashford McLain and Kevin Henry) — Our theme is “Peace, Social Justice, and the Interdependent Web.”  This week the group will continue their focus on our connections to all life in the interdependent web of all existence turning their focus to conflict resolution.  They will also continue with their weekly service project of cleaning up the church grounds.

Middle and High School (Teachers:  Ken Peterson and Eric First) — This Sunday the group will update any newcomers on the mural plans and continue their focus on justice issues in Louisiana in light of the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Note — We have not yet brought back nursery care for our littlest members and visitors who cannot yet be vaccinated for COVID.  However, babies and toddlers are welcome to stay with their parents in the sanctuary.  We are very understanding about baby sounds in worship.

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Shreveport March for Reproductive Rights (14 May 2022)

The Shreveport March for Reproductive Rights will be happening on Saturday (14 May 2022) from 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM.

Use this link to RSVP in you are planning to attend.

The march will begin at the Shreveport Police Department (1234 Texas Avenue) and proceed to the Caddo Parish Courthouse (501 Texas Street).

The All Souls monthly building and grounds work day will be rescheduled (details TBD) so that our members and friends may attend this event.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (14 May 2022)

Please join us on Saturday (14 May 2022) at 10:30 AM for our weekly meditation group with Larry Androes.

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.

For more information, contact Larry via email or phone using (318) 272-0014.

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All-Ages Worship (8 May 2022)

Please join us on Sunday (8 May 2022) at 11:00 AM for “Bearers and Forebearers” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

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 number of new COVID cases and hospitalizations has dropped in the Shreveport metro area where we are safe to return to in-person worship.

When we are indoors at All Souls, we will continue to require proof of vaccination for all attendees ages 11 and up.  However, if you cannot be vaccinated, we also accept a negative COVID test in the past 24 hours.  We are also required the wearing of masks for all in-person attendees.

Religious education classes for children and youth resumes this Sunday as well.  The children and youth will be with us for the first 15-20 minutes of the worship service before we sing them out to their classes.

Our May 2022 give-away-the-plate recipient is the United Way of Northwest Louisiana.

While we are remaining physically distant, we want to know how you are doing, what you need, and what you are interested in.  You can let us know using these online surveys.

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

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Online Adult Religious Education — 8 May 2022

Please join us on Sunday (8 May 2022) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

This Sunday we continue our work through the book Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad.

As the author says, “This is not a book you read, this is a book you do” and we will be discussing some of the journal prompts throughout the book.

Layla Saad is a black Muslim woman who was raised in the UK but who now lives in Qatar.  She has written, taught, and offered workshops to a global audience.

We will discuss the journal prompts for days 15, 16, and 17:

  • White Apathy
  • White Centering
  • Tokenism
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Children and Youth Religious Education (8 May 2022)

On this Sunday (8 May 2022), children and youth religious education classes will continue to meet in person during our 11:00 AM worship service.

We have resumed our pre-COVID practice where the children and youth will join us in the sanctuary for the first 15-20 minutes and then we will sing them out to their classes.

If your child does not want to go to class, that is also OK — our services are welcoming for all ages.

We will be starting out initially with two classes grouped by age / grade:

Elementary – Pre-K – 5th Grade (Teachers:  Ashford McLain and Kevin Henry) — Our theme is “Peace, Social Justice, and the Interdependent Web.”  This week the group will continue their focus on our connections to all life in the interdependent web of all existence.

Middle and High School (Teachers:  Ken Peterson and Eric First) — This Sunday the group will update any newcomers on the mural plans and continue their focus on climate change and environmental justice.

Note — We have not yet brought back nursery care for our littlest members and visitors who cannot yet be vaccinated for COVID.  However, babies and toddlers are welcome to stay with their parents in the sanctuary.  We are very understanding about baby sounds in worship.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (7 May 2022)

Please join us on Saturday (7 May 2022) at 10:30 AM for our weekly meditation group with Larry Androes.

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.

For more information, contact Larry via email or phone using (318) 272-0014.

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