Children’s Water Play Event Cancelled (15 August 2021)

With apologies to all who were looking forward to a fun and creative art activity, we have decided to indefinitely postpone the afternoon of water balloon play we had planned for Sunday (15 August 2021) at the church.

We’ve made this decision for several reasons:

  • Low and mixed response to our survey gauging interest in this event
  • Updates from the Louisiana Department of Health telling us that the current surge will still be increasing for the next few weeks
  • Close proximity of the school year starting
  • The highly transmissibility of the Delta COVID-19 variant combined with the vulnerability of our younger children who cannot yet be vaccinated

Given all these factors, we realized that it would be irresponsible to bring people together for any additional reason even with all the safety precautions we had planned.

Again apologies for the dashed hopes and disappointments.


Building and Grounds Work Day (14 August 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (14 August 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.


First Sunday Food Pantry Day (1 August 2021)

Melissa Lewis will be at the church parking lot this Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 PM to collect food and other items for the Noel United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

For this month, they are requesting travel size toiletries (shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, deodorant, and toothbrushes) – no mouthwash please.

They are also requesting breakfast cereal (any size).


Together Louisiana Meeting with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (28 July 2021)

Please join us and other Together Louisiana church and community leaders around the state for a conversation with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.

The conversation will happen over Zoom on Wednesday (28 July 2021) at 1:00 PM.

Click here to register if you want to attend.

The meeting is an opportunity for us to strengthen our relationship with Gov. Edwards and collaborate with his administration to shift our state’s trajectory concerning environmental policy, fair taxes, and criminal justice reform.

Please share this link with others and encourage them to attend.


Online All-Ages Worship (18 July 2021)

Please join us this Sunday (18 July 2021) at 11:00 AM as we welcome the 2021 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award recipients and guest speakers Breka Peoples and Omari Ho-Sang.

Our service will be livestreamed on Facebook Live here.

We are honoring their work from the Summer 2020 organizing the 45 Days of Action Campaign in Shreveport / Bossier City, Louisiana along with their continuing work to dismantle systemic racism and create beloved community in Shreveport / Bossier City.

All Souls presents the Emerson Award each year to an individual, group, or organization in the wider community who best exemplifies Unitarian Universalist principles and the values of liberal religion.

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 July 2021 give-away-the-plate recipient is Shreveport Green.

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.