Online All-Ages Worship (12 September 2021)

Please join us on Sunday (12 September 2021) at 11:00 AM for “Even So, There is Sweetness” 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 September 2021 give-away-the-plate recipient is North Louisiana Interfaith.

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 — Parent Meetings on 14, 15, and 16 September 2021

We are holding a series of parent meetings this coming week via Zoom.

We want to determine what kind of religious education format and schedule will work best for your family and your children.

You only need to just one session though you are welcome to attend as many as you like.  It is the same meeting at several different times.

The same Zoom link will be used for all four meetings on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, 14 September 2021, at 12 Noon
  • Tuesday, 14 September 2021, at 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 15 September 2021, at 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, 16 September 2021, at 12 Noon

Email Susan Caldwell to let her know which meeting you will attend.

If none of these times work for you, text her at 318-465-3427 to set up an appointment.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 12 September 2021

Please join us on Sunday (12 September 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.

This week we continue our exploration of the 8th principle and anti-racism as we look at racial disparities in health care.

In just about every aspect of health care in the US, racial disparities are often stark.

Whether the inequities are present in access to care, in attitudes of medical personnel that impact the treatment of people of color, or in a lack of trust in the medical profession brought about how they treat people of color, the inequities are very real.

Come join us to learn more.

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Building and Grounds Work Day (11 September 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (11 September 2021) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day.

There are tasks indoors and out for all ages and abilities — come for the whole time or for whatever part of the day you can make it.

Vaccinated or not vaccinated — please wear your mask when you are working near others.  Hope to see you there.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (11 September 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (11 September 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 (5 September 2021)

Please join us on Sunday (5 September 2021) at 11:00 AM for “Prayer is Our Prayer, Too” with Jennifer Russell, Rovena Windsor, Barbara Deger, and Susan Caldwell (DRE / Worship Associate).

Our service will be livestreamed on Facebook Live here.

Each Sunday we recite our unison affirmation which includes the words, “service is our prayer.”  There is no doubt that service is an essential aspect of our covenantal faith.

It is in our spiritual DNA as exemplified daily by so many of our members.

At the same time, it’s important to remember that actual prayer can also be a vital part of Unitarian Universalist practice and (within the wide embrace of our expansive theology) can take many forms.

In this time of great upheaval and suffering of people and planet, join us as three All Souls members talk to us about their personal practice of prayer.

You are welcome to share your own practice in the Facebook comments during the worship service as well.

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 September 2021 give-away-the-plate recipient is North Louisiana Interfaith.

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 — 5 September 2021

Please join us on Sunday (5 September 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.

This week we continue our exploration of the 8th principle and anti-racism as we look at environmental racism in the US.

Rev. William Barber of the Poor People’s Campaign calls on us to end the silos that have so often been characteristic of the movement to remediate climate change and other social justice movements.

If we Unitarian Universalists truly believe in the interdependent web of all existence, we need to take a hard and honest look at how climate change along with all the related threats to our environment affect us all but affect most severely those who are already most marginalized among us.

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Children and Youth Religious Education Updates (5 September 2021)

All Souls Director of Religious Education Susan Caldwell will be setting up parent meetings at various times next week with the goal of offering convenient times for everyone to participate.

We want to hear what works best for your family as we start the year in religious education.

Watch our website and the All Souls Religious Education Facebook Group for updates.

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North Louisiana Interfaith — September 2021 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Our September 2021 Give-Away-the-Plate recipient is North Louisiana Interfaith.

North Louisiana Interfaith is a non-partisan political organization made up of religious congregations, non-profits, and other institutions throughout Northwest Louisiana.

All Souls has been a member congregation since 2005.

Interfaith leaders work together on issues that most concern the people in our institutions which arise out of house meetings where we listen to each other’s stories.

We work on issues at the local level and statewide level through our affiliate organization Together Louisiana.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2021 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to North Louisiana Interfaith.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of September 2021 will go to North Louisiana Interfaith.

Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “North Louisiana Interfaith” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to North Louisiana Interfaith.  If you want less than 100% of the check to go to North Louisiana Interfaith, please put the amount you want going to North Louisiana Interfaith on the memo line.

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