Online All-Ages Worship (24 October 2021)

Please join us on Sunday (24 October 2021) at 11:00 AM for “Things Hidden and Shown”  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 October 2021 give-away-the-plate recipient is Together Louisiana.

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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Children and Youth Religious Education Updates

Families — we hear you and we realize how done you are with Zoom.

Please see the invitation to our all-ages Trunk or Treat celebration on Saturday (30 October 2021) from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  We look forward to getting our families together in person to safely celebrate Samhain and Halloween.

All are also invited to the Samhain ritual at 3:00 PM.  You are welcome to use the time between 4 and 5 to decorate your car.

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Trunk or Treat Halloween Carnival (30 October 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (30 October 2021) from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM for Trunk or Treat — a DIY Halloween carnival.

Members and friends — park your cars in the church parking lot.

Decorate them as simply or elaborately as you please.

Pass out candy and / or small toys for the children who go from car to car collecting their loot.

If you want to host a game or simple craft at your car, you are welcome to do that as well.

Masks are required for everyone who is age 5 or older or enrolled in kindergarten to comply with the Louisiana state mask mandate.

We are also encouraging social distancing to the greatest extent possible for this event.

Costumes and Halloween masks cheerfully encouraged for all ages.

Let’s get back together in person safely.

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Samhain Ritual (30 October 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (30 October 2021) at 3:00 PM for a Samhain Ritual with the Thistle Grove of Ár nDraíocht Féin (a Druid Fellowship).

Thistle Grove invites us to their ritual in celebration of Samhain (pronounced SAH-win) — an ancient Celtic festival of the dead that is the source of many of our Halloween traditions — but is not the same as Halloween.

Samhain on the Druid calendar is the turning of the year — a time for remembrance and reverence of the dead.

Though family-friendly and welcoming to all, the ritual is a more solemn occasion than a Halloween celebration and will include a speaking of the names of those who have died.

We invite you to honor your own departed loved ones as you participate in this spiritual ritual and learning experience.

Masks are required as well as distancing to the extent possible.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (23 October 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (23 October 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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Online All-Ages Worship (17 October 2021)

Please join us on Sunday (17 October 2021) at 11:00 AM for “The Enemy of the Good” 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 October 2021 give-away-the-plate recipient is Together Louisiana.

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 17 October 2021 Adult Religious Education Class — Class Resumes 24 October 2021

Our weekly adult religious education class is taking a break this Sunday (17 October 2021).

We will resume our Sunday morning classes next Sunday (24 October 2021) at 9:00 AM.

At that time, the group will review and reevaluate the anti-racism work we have done so far and determine how we want to move forward.

And — for those who wanted them — copies of the book Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad should be after 25 October 2021.  Watch for information on how and when you can pick one up.

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Children and Youth Religious Education Updates

Families — we hear you and realize how done you are with Zoom.

We will continue to watch the local COVID numbers and we feel encouraged by the cooling weather and the possibility of comfortable outdoor activities.

We hope to have news about some outdoor activities for children and youth soon.

Keep the faith.

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