A Taste of Interfaith — 4 December 2011

“A Taste of Interfaith” is an annual fundraiser for Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith.

Date: Sunday, 4 December 2011, 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Location: Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 166 Alston Street, Shreveport, Louisiana

The admission cost of $25 per person includes an afternoon of food and music representative of the diverse congregations and cultures that make up Interfaith’s membership. The All Souls Choir will be among those performing.

A Silent Auction featuring art, services and gift items to help you with your holiday shopping.

Proceeds support the work of Interfaith in the following areas:

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Notice of Congregational Meeting — 11 December 2011

From: Virginia Villarreal (All Souls Board Secretary)

To: All Members, Inactive Members and Friends

In accordance with the Bylaws of our church, and as Secretary of the Board, I hereby announce that All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church will hold a Congregational Meeting.

Date: Sunday, 11 December 2011 at 12:30 PM in the sanctuary.


  • Vote on the Annual Budget
  • Nominate 3 members to serve on the Nominating Committee

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 will be provided.


2012 Stewardship Campaign

Have you had a chance to talk to your Stewardship Campaign Representative?

If you are an active member, you most likely have been contacted by one of the stewards of this year’s campaign to support the ministries of the church.  You have either had or are planning to have a conversation with the steward about your own stake in the church and your hopes and dreams for its future.

We hope that you have welcomed this opportunity to pause and consider the spiritual dimension of your gifts to the church.

Still haven’t heard from your steward?  If you haven’t been contacted by the end of today (Friday, 11 November 2011), call Robert Smith (Stewardship Campaign Chair) at 318-861-8976 or email him at rwpsmith@comcast.net.


Red River Radio Needs You!

The Pledge Drive is still happening at KDAQ and they may still need a few volunteers to work the phones on some shifts.

Volunteers who work a two-hour shift or more can help us to earn a day sponsorships for All Souls.

If you have any time to spare between now and 28 October 2011, please call Henry Edwards at 318-797-5154 and ask him to put you on the schedule.  Then when you sign in, be sure and write that you are working for All Souls.


News for Week of 8 October 2011

Worship – 11:00 AM, Sunday, 9 October 2011 — “Companions for the Journey” — our quarterly series featuring reflections from three of our members on the journey that led them to All Souls, and the reasons they stay. This month, we will hear from Cherrie Groves Moussaoui, John Allen and Patrick Early.


Pancake Breakfast – 9:30 AM-10:45 AM, Sunday, 9 October 2011 — Pancake Breakfast Fund-raiser — Come join us for a pancake breakfast with pancakes, sausage, vegetarian sausage, and more! Cost is your donation (no one is turned away) and the proceeds go to building air conditioning fund.


We need some REcycling!  If you have some empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls, bring them to the Pre-K/K-1 class in Room 1 before the service this Sunday Only (9 October 2011). They will be making shakers.


Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith Candidate Accountability Meeting — 7:00 PM, Thursday, 13 October 2011 at St. Jude Catholic Church (3800 Viking Drive, Bossier City).

Invited guests include candidates for area seats in the State Senate and House, who will answer questions concerning their intentions to work with Interfaith on the issues that have come up from their member institutions particularly workforce development, enforcement of rental property habitability standards at the state level, and improvement of public education.

Turnout is vital to ensure that Interfaith has a place at the table in the ongoing effort to make our community a better place for all.


Blessing of the Animals Worship — 2 October 2011

Join us Sunday (2 October 2011) at 11:00 AM worship service for our annual Blessing of the Animals.

This is the one time each year when our members and friends are invited to bring their animal companions into the sanctuary for a service in celebration of our shared home in the interdependent web of all life. This is also a time to honor the memory of the pets who have gone on before us.

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2011 General Assembly News Online

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) holds its 50th General Assembly this week in Charlotte NC.

General Assembly (GA) is the way that our faith does business – bringing together the distinctive character of our individual congregations through an open and democratic process.

UU World will provide extensive daily coverage of the UUA’s annual convention and business assembly 22-26 June 2011 as well as meetings of the UUA Board of Trustees on 21, 22, and 27 June 2011.

Visit the UUA GA Blog for the latest reports and daily news summaries, or subscribe to our General Assembly feed.

Live video of business plenaries and major events will be available on UUA’s General Assembly 2011 page and on a dedicated channel at Livestream.

Starting on Thursday, 23 June 2011, UU World will also publish a comprehensive guide to our GA coverage, which will be updated daily.  Highlights of UU World’s coverage will be publicized on their Facebook and Twitter pages.