Notice of Congregational Meeting (22 December 2019)

From:  Board of Directors (All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana)

To:  All Members, Inactive Members, and Friends

In accordance with the Bylaws of our church and the Fifth Principle of Unitarian Universalism, we hereby announce that All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church will hold a Congregational Meeting on Sunday (22 December 2019) immediately following the 11:00 AM worship service.

On the Agenda:

  • The 2020 Budget
  • A change to the bylaws regarding membership categories

Please make every effort to attend.

All active members should attend this meeting or give their proxies to those who can.

Inactive members and friends of the church are invited and encouraged to participate but bylaws stipulate that only those members who have been active 30 days or longer may vote.

We must have a quorum — childcare provided.


Transgender Day of Remembrance (16 November 2019)

The Shreveport / Bossier area Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) will be happening this Saturday (16 November 2019) at 6:30 PM.  The event will be held at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA).

It is a sad fact that in 2019 we must still come together to remember those who have died simply for being who they are.

However, in this commemoration we also try to lift up the triumphs, including election results in various states in the past two years.

This observance of TDoR is planned and hosted by the Shreveport chapter of Louisiana Trans Advocates.


Rally for Climate Justice (9 November 2019)

Rally for Climate Justice — Saturday, 9 November 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM — Caddo Parish Courthouse.

Gretchen Upton and Gus Demerath (All Souls Youth) are the organizers of this community-wide Climate Justice rally.

We work on many important issues as a congregation as a part of multiple partnerships working for social justice and change.

This issue, however, is the most urgent for all of us, and is already affecting people all over the world, including in our own state of Louisiana.


Food Pantry Drive (3 November 2019)

This Sunday (3 November 2019) is the Green Bag Sunday for
Noel Food Pantry.

Foods needed at Noel this month are:

  • Jiffy Cornbread Mix (8.5 oz.)
  • Canned green beans (15-16 oz.)
  • boxed cereal (12 oz.)

Bring your bag of food (any color bag) to church with the requested food items and JoDel Adkins will have her green Kia Soul parked out in front with the hatch open for you to place your bag inside.

JoDel volunteers at Noel and will see that the food is delivered to the Noel Food Pantry.


Laughing Dog Ranch Cookie Sale Benefit (27 October 2019)

On this Sunday (27 October 2019), bring your worthy donations so you can scarf up some delicious treats after church and support Laughing Dog Ranch.

Our middle and high school youth are hosting a cookie sale to benefit Laughing Dog Ranch.

Laughing Dog Ranch is an animal rescue in Oil City LA run by our great friend Pepper Lumina.

Check out her website to see the adoptable pets and other ways to help.

If you would like to help contribute some of the goodies to sell, contact
Eric First or Kathy Osuch.


Building and Grounds Work Day — 14 September 2019

Please join us on Saturday (14 September 2019) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day.

We have several tasks available this week, most of them indoors! Check it out:

  • We need 2 people to remove and replace a small section of carpet in the blue bathroom.
  • We need LOTS of people to wash and clean the playground structures.
  • We need someone, or a few someones, to dust pulpit, pews, and altar table in the sanctuary, and clean chairs and tables in the classroom.
  • For the little ones, we need all of our old markers tested to see how many have bitten the dust.

Deborah Warren has volunteered to bring lunch for the crew.
For more information, call Earlene Venable at 318-205-9971.
Hope to see you Saturday!


25 August 2019 Artist Sunday All-Ages Worship and Art Show/Sale

Please join us this Sunday (25 August 2019) for our annual Artist Sunday worship at 11:00 AM.  We will have a visual arts show and sale before and after this worship service as well (10:00 AM to 1:30 PM).
Join us for one of our most beloved services of the year.
Every element of the 11:00 service is some form of performing art — instrumental or vocal music, poetry or prose, dance, performance art, or sometimes even acrobatics, martial arts,  juggling or magic.
That same morning in the religious education wing, visual artists and artisans are invited to bring their work for show or sale.
Whether you paint, draw, sculpt, make jewelry, or however you create beauty, come and share that with our members and friends.