Online All-Ages Worship (25 July 2021)

Please join us on Sunday (25 July 2021) at 11:00 AM for “Only What We Know” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

Our service will be livestreamed on Facebook Live here.

Watch for our weekly email announcements for info on the next in-person worship service and other opportunities to gather in smaller groups in person.  You can sign up for these announcements using this link.

Our July 2021 give-away-the-plate recipient is Shreveport Green.

We will have a  virtual coffee hour after the service on Zoom.

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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No Online Religious Education for Children on 25 July 2021 — Next Event TBA

Our Sunday afternoon Zoom religious education class for children will take a break on 25 July 2021.

We had originally planned a collage art activity for this Sunday but we are postponing this until August 2021 due to illness (no COVID — just a minor illness for our guest presenter that we don’t want to spread to our children).

As the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread in our community and seems to affect children more seriously, we are trying to be mindful in our planning of outdoor activities (taking into account the Louisiana summertime heat as well).

Watch our website and the All Souls Religious Education Facebook Group for updates on opportunities for our children to get together.

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Together Louisiana Meeting with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (28 July 2021)

Please join us and other Together Louisiana church and community leaders around the state for a conversation with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.

The conversation will happen over Zoom on Wednesday (28 July 2021) at 1:00 PM.

Click here to register if you want to attend.

The meeting is an opportunity for us to strengthen our relationship with Gov. Edwards and collaborate with his administration to shift our state’s trajectory concerning environmental policy, fair taxes, and criminal justice reform.

Please share this link with others and encourage them to attend.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 25 July 2021

Please join us on Sunday (25 July 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

We have completed our White Fragility book study group using the book by Robin DiAngelo.

Continuing our focus on living into the Eighth Principle, we will view and discuss two videos from Emmanuel Acho’s video podcast “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.”

His book by the same name grew out of this podcast series.

We will begin with a short video where President Barack Obama answers a question asked by Mr. Acho — “How Do We Cure Racism?”:

Then we will ll watch “Race vs. Religion” — a conversation between Emmanuel Acho and Rev. Carl Lentz (a Christian pastor for Hillsong East Coast Church) on how religion works either to fuel or stop racism:

We will all watch and discuss both videos together in class on Sunday but do feel free to watch ahead and make notes on the points that most interest you and that you’d like to discuss in the group.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (24 July 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (24 July 2021) 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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18 July 2021 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 18 July 2021 worship video here.

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Online All-Ages Worship (18 July 2021)

Please join us this Sunday (18 July 2021) at 11:00 AM as we welcome the 2021 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award recipients and guest speakers Breka Peoples and Omari Ho-Sang.

Our service will be livestreamed on Facebook Live here.

We are honoring their work from the Summer 2020 organizing the 45 Days of Action Campaign in Shreveport / Bossier City, Louisiana along with their continuing work to dismantle systemic racism and create beloved community in Shreveport / Bossier City.

All Souls presents the Emerson Award each year to an individual, group, or organization in the wider community who best exemplifies Unitarian Universalist principles and the values of liberal religion.

Watch for our weekly email announcements for info on the next in-person worship service and other opportunities to gather in smaller groups in person.  You can sign up for these announcements using this link.

Our July 2021 give-away-the-plate recipient is Shreveport Green.

We will have a  virtual coffee hour after the service on Zoom.

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 — 18 July 2021

Please join us on Sunday (18 July 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

We have completed our White Fragility book study group using the book by Robin DiAngelo.

Continuing our focus on living into the Eighth Principle, we will view and discuss two videos from Emmanuel Acho’s video podcast “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.”

His book by the same name grew out of this podcast series.

The two videos we will watch are Episode 1 (an introduction to the series) and Episode 9 (“Uncomfortable Conversations with the Police”).

We will view the videos together but feel free to watch ahead to see what stands out for you.

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