Online and Offline Giving Options During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

Due to the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and the  restrictions limiting us from having worship in face-to-face settings, we need to find another ways to keep everything happening at All Souls.

If you want to donate to All Souls, you can click on the link provided to our secure donations server.

On this site, there are four options for your donation — 2020 Pledges,  Capital Fund Drive, Collection Plate, and General Fund.

Pick the desired options for your donation.  Your donation can be a one-time donation or a recurring donation (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or yearly).

If you want to send a check, please mail your check to:

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
9449 Ellerbe Road
Shreveport LA  71106

Please indicate on the memo line of your check if your check is for the 2020 pledge campaign, the capital fund drive, the collection plate, or the general fund.

We will post a link with this information every week when we post information on our Sunday worship service.

Thanks for your continued support during these challenging times.

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Online Middle School / High School Check-In (29 March 2020)

Please join us online today (Sunday, 29 March 2020) at 2:00 PM for our weekly middle and high school check-in.

We will be meeting online using this Zoom link.

Our middle and high school youth will meet Sunday afternoon for an online check-in with Noah Wagstaff and Susan Caldwell.

We’re trying this again, getting the word out a little more widely this time.

We’ll see how everyone is doing, and also think about some other ideas for keeping the group connected online during this time.

We hope to see you Sunday afternoon.

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29 March 2020 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 third attempt at livestreaming our worship, we have used Facebook Live.  One does not have to log into Facebook or have a Facebook account to view this video.

You can find the 29 March 2020 worship video here.

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Online All-Ages Worship (29 March 2020)

Please join us online on Sunday (29 March 2020) at 11:00 AM for “Strengthening the Web” with Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

You can join our worship service online here using Facebook Live Video that will be available on our Facebook page.

As we continue our season of focus on peace, social justice, and the interdependent web, we turn our focus to the ways that we sustain the web of connections between ourselves and all life.

Like everything in our lives right now, we are adapting to the changes in our daily routines.  This service will be changing again this week.

In order to follow the stay-at-home order issued by Louisiana Governor Edwards, each presenter in the service will be speaking from their respective homes.

We hope you will join us from your home.

Because the church page is a public page, you should be able to see the worship service whether or not you have a Facebook account.  However, you do need a Facebook account to “like” and comment on our online worship service.

And if you miss our worship due to work or other challenges in your life, we will save the  worship video on our Facebook page and our web site (check back later for more information).

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Online Religious Education for Children and Youth (29 March 2020)

Immediately after our all-ages online worship service this Sunday (29 March 2020), we will have our online religious education class for children and youth.  This online session is for children, youth, and the adult caregivers / parents in their lives.

This Sunday — “Covenant is All the Time!”

We will be using the religious education Zoom link (click on the link to download Zoom, if you don’t have it already and then join the class).

Continue reading “Online Religious Education for Children and Youth (29 March 2020)”

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Online Adult Religious Education — 29 March 2020

Please join us on Sunday (29 March 2020) at 9:15 AM for our online adult religious education class “Where is the Church?” with facilitator Susan Caldwell (we will be meeting online via Zoom using this link).

Graphic courtesy of Dave Walker at cartoonchurch.com — offered freely for sharing and use by churches

This cartoon from Dave Walker of Cartoonchurch.com depicts an ideal for the church to live out every day, not just in a time of pandemic.

In these times, we are challenged to remember that our covenant is 24-7 — and at the same time — we can be comforted and sustained through that very connection.

So we’ll spend some time checking in and listening to each other and talk about some ways we can continue to live our principles out in the world even from home.

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22 March 2020 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 second attempt at livestreaming our worship, we have used Facebook Live.  One does not have to log into Facebook or have a Facebook account to view this video.

You can find the 22 March 2020 worship video here.

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How Are You Doing … And What Do You Need?

Bennett Upton (All Souls Board President) has designed two surveys to determine how you are faring through the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and what kind of help you might need or might be able to give.

We also want to know what kind of online programming you would find most helpful to keep you connected to your church community even when we can’t be together in the same room.

Please take just a few minutes to fill out both of them and help us shape a strong and resilient congregation for the days to come.

  • Coronavirus Check-In — How are you? We’re trying to assess the impact of the coronavirus on the congregation to find our areas of greatest need.  We’ll keep this information held within a small group of staff and lay leadership in the congregation.
  • Staying Connected — We’re looking to see how we can serve you better and keep you connected to the community.  We’re interested to hear all of your thoughts on how we could do it better.  We’ll also use this to better target our communications with you.  Your answers will be kept confidential, held in a small group of members only and anonymous whenever possible.

Feel free to share this with people that you feel might be interested as church membership is not a requirement of participation.  We welcome the inputs from anyone who participates in the All Souls community.

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22 March 2020 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us online this Sunday (22 March 2020) at 11:00 AM for “Companions for the Journey” with Kathy Osuch and Bob Jordan.

Graphic courtesy of Dave Walker at cartoonchurch.com — offered freely for sharing and use by churches

As we continue our season focusing on peace, social justice, and the interdependent web, we are blessed to have two of our members share their spiritual paths which are centered around their love and respect for the Earth and nature.

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, our worship service will be an online streaming video service and we will not be meeting in person.  You can join us online here.

After the worship service, we are asking children and youth to join us on the religious education Zoom link.  We’ll have a time for sharing joys and concerns and a very short lesson.

Click on the link to download Zoom (if you don’t have it already) and to join the class.

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Adult Religious Education — 22 March 2020

Please join us on Sunday (22 March 2020) at 9:15 AM (via Zoom) for our adult religious education class — “Who is a Prophet?” with facilitator Susan Caldwell.

Please note that this class will be an online interactive class and we will not be meeting in person due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.  Please use the Zoom link if you wish to participate.

This week (after a check-in to find out how we’re all doing and a small tutorial on the features of Zoom) we’ll look at the writings of Paul Rasor, Father Richard Rohr, Rev. William Barber, and others.

We will also talk about what it means to speak with a prophetic voice in turbulent times.

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