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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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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15 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 first attempt at livestreaming our worship, we have used Facebook Live.

You can find the 15 March 2020 worship video here.

Starting next week (22 March 2020), we will only have the online livestream worship to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community and our community’s medical resources (this is known as “flattening the curve” and NPR explains why this is important here).

We will monitor the risks and make an evidence-based decision to resume in-person worship when it is appropriate.

We will announce that decision when it happens online through email announcements, social media, and our website.

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

Please join us on Sunday (15 March 2020) at 11:00 AM for our worship service.

We will also be live-streaming this service using Facebook Live on our congregation’s Facebook page tomorrow at 11:00 AM.

This is our last Sunday of in-person services due to the recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

We encourage everyone to use discretion in your decision to attend or not based on your own personal health risk for yourself and others.

For at the two weeks starting next Sunday (22 March 2020), we will move to online services only at All Souls and will evaluate after that time if we should resume in-person classes and worship services.

For 15 March 2020, religious education classes for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service.  Children and youth attend the first 15-20 minutes of the service and then are dismissed to class.

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Carnival Art Market (9 February 2020)

Please join us for our Carnival Art Market this Sunday (9 February 2020) from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM (with a break for the 11:00 AM worship service).

Just in time for Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras, we’ll have prints, jewelry, fabric art, delicious baked goods, and more!

Come and shop before and/or after church and invite your friends from other congregations (and no congregation) to do the same!

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Building and Grounds Work Day — 8 February 2020

Please join us on Saturday (8 February 2020) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day.

For this month — new thrones for our All Souls royalty!

We have 7 new toilet seats for the bathrooms and we need folks with tools to undertake this most vital of missions.

We also need to clean and sanitize all the tables and chairs in the social hall and classrooms, and anything else we see that needs doing — outside (weather permitting) and inside.

Beyond basic cleaning and yard mowing, all of the work of maintaining our congregation’s physical space falls to us — the members and friends of All Souls.

We have tasks for all ages and abilities and you are welcome to help whether you can stay the entire time or for just an hour or so.

Can’t stay?  Consider dropping off some breakfast or snacks for the work crew.

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World Religion Day — 26 January 2020

Please join us for the 21st annual World Religion Day celebration on 26 January 2020.

This event will be happening at The Highland Center (520 Olive Street, Shreveport LA 71104) from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

As many as 18 different faith traditions have participated in this event, which includes table displays by each faith group as well as panel discussions and musical presentations throughout the afternoon.

We’re delighted to welcome as our keynote this year the Rev. Theron Jackson of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church — a dynamic speaker and longtime proponent of interfaith engagement and understanding.

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RiZe Up! — Roy Zimmerman in Concert at All Souls (3 February 2020)

Please join us on Monday (3 February 2020) at 7:00 PM for RiZe Up! — Roy Zimmerman in Concert at All Souls.

Admission is $25.00 (or whatever you can pay).

If you want to come to the concert, don’t let money stand in your way.

Join us, and bring your friends, to welcome Roy Zimmerman back to Shreveport and All Souls.

Roy’s signature blend of heart and hilarity has never been more necessary.

RiZe Up is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s original songs — a funny and forceful affirmation of peace and social justice.

It’s laughter and encouragement for progressive-minded people who need a lot of both.

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2020 Pledge Drive

Send in your 2020 pledge form now or bring it to church this Sunday (29 December 2019).

For more than 70 years, All Souls has provided a home for liberal religion in Northwest Louisiana.

The church currently hosts a variety of activities — Sunday services, adult and children’s religious education, Buddhist meditation, yoga, Earth-Based Spirituality, and more.

All Souls is proud to be recognized as a Welcoming Congregation (Unitarian Universalist program for congregations that have done additional study and discernment around issues related to bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender equality).

We are also honored and thankful to be the host location for the monthly meetings of Louisiana Trans Advocates (Shreveport Chapter).

Your donation helps maintain and improve All Souls.

Thank you to all who support this congregation with your time, talent, and treasure.

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