All Souls Annual Gala and Silent Auction (25 October 2014)

All Souls Annual Gala and Silent Auction — Saturday (25 October 2014) from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Featuring …

  • Live music from Air Heart!
  • The Return of the Photo Booth!
  • Dinner, Drinks, and Great Shopping Opportunities!
  • Want to help? Help by showing up!

Countdown to the Gala …

3.  Get your tickets (we have some donated tickets from those unable to attend, so if money is tight, please ask a board or staff member)

2.  Plan your costume – there’s still time! — A bed sheet could be a toga, old jeans with a hat, flannel shirt and some pine straw make you a scarecrow, or come as you were 20 years ago or as you think you’ll be in 20 years.

1.  Come to the Gala and have great food, music and fun!


Debate — What Better Explains Morality — Naturalism or Supernaturalism? (4 October 2014)

Chan Hearron and Randall Lord continue their series of debates with the question “What Better Explains Morality — Naturalism or Supernaturalism?”

Please join us at All Souls on Saturday (4 October 2014) at 6:30 PM for this provocative dialogue.

Chan Hearron
Randall Lord

Chan Hearron is a teacher of apologetics at Word of God Academy.

Randall Lord is a local chiropractor and member of Ark-La-Tex Freethinkers.

They have engaged in a series of debates over the years, covering such topics as Gay Marriage, Evolution vs. Creationism, and the Existence of God, among others.

Over the years, they have developed a friendship, and their debates are always conducted in a civil and respectful manner, though never without a sense of fun, as they truly enjoy the give-and-take.

Their commitment to civil dialogue and willingness to build and sustain relationship is a breath of fresh air in the current culture of argument and “who-can-shout-the-loudest-over-the-other.”


Interfaith Candidate Accountability Night (18 September 2014)

This is a reminder to all our All Souls folks who signed up to turn out for the Accountability meeting:

If you will RSVP by email to Susan Caldwell and let us know you received this reminder and are still planning to come, that will save us from making phone calls.

All of the mayoral candidates and most of the school board candidates will be there.

As a reminder, Interfaith is a non-partisan organization and this is a non-partisan event — candidates and supporters are asked not to wear, bring, or distribute any campaign apparel, paraphernalia or literature.

If you do so, you will be politely asked to put it back in your car and/or turn your shirt inside out.

Remember, also, that this is different from a forum. Candidates are asked specific questions about whether or not they will work with Interfaith on our agenda of issues, and at the end they are given a short period of time to lay out their vision for Shreveport. They will not take questions from the floor.

To learn more, visit the Interfaith website at

Thank you for turning out to represent All Souls and stand in solidarity with our Interfaith partners — see you there.


Swim Party and Potluck — 17 August 2014

SwimPartyPlease join us on Sunday (17 August 2014) after the Sunday worship service for our annual Swim Party and Potluck (12:00-2:30 PM)

The swim party will be at the Home of Laurie Lyons and Henry Walker (441 Drexel Drive, Shreveport LA).

Bring your suits with you to church that day, along with a side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share at our Swim Party and Potluck.

We will have burgers and hot dogs (along with vegetarian versions of both).  We’ll also provide water, tea and lemonade.

We’re looking forward to sharing this All Souls End-of-Summer tradition, and many thanks once again to Laurie and Henry for allowing us to have it in such a beautiful setting.


Religious Education Teacher Training — 20 August 2014

Please join us on Wednesday (20 August 2014) from 6:00 – 8:30 PM for religious education teacher training for adults working with children and youth.

If you have been a member or regularly attending friend of All Souls for six months or longer, you are eligible to teach.

Teacher Training covers:

  • Basics of child development
  • Basics of childhood spiritual development
  • Curriculum and implementation tips
  • Safety
  • Icebreakers and team-building activities
  • Where to find supplies in the Religious Education Wing
  • Answers to your questions




New Worship / Religious Education Schedule Starting 24 August 2014

Next Sunday (24 August 2014) — big changes for our Sunday morning schedule.

Worship will start at 11:00 AM.  On most Sundays, children and youth will stay in worship for the first 15 to 20 minutes before departing to their religious education classes.

On selected Sundays, we will have all-ages worship where the children and youth remain in the service.  When we have all-ages worship, there will be no religious education classes for children and youth.

Adult religious education classes will start back in the Fall after Labor Day — please check our website announcements for these details as they become available.


9 August 2014 Building and Grounds Work Day

BuildingAndGroundsPlease join us on Saturday (9 August 2014) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly Building and Grounds Work Day.

Tasks inside and out — for all ages and abilities.

Most of the work to maintain our building and grounds is done by volunteers on these monthly work days.  It’s also a great way to get to know your All Souls friends better as you work side by side.


Farewell Reception for Tamila and Sarah Allen (13 July 2014)

Immediately following the 10:30 AM worship service, please join us in saying “farewell” to Tamila and Sarah Allen.

We are saying entirely too many farewells these days, but (even as we mourn the loss to our community) we congratulate Tamila Allen on a new job opportunity in Dallas and offer her our best wishes as she makes this move.  Her youngest daughter Sarah Allen will be going with her.

Continue reading “Farewell Reception for Tamila and Sarah Allen (13 July 2014)”


Summer Worship and Religious Education Schedule

Starting next Sunday (8 June 2014) and continuing throughout the summer vacation season, the entire church community (children, youth, and adults) will take a break from our 9:00 AM Religious Education hour.

We will have our worship service at 10:30 AM.

For most Sunday services, the children and youth will leave the worship service after the first 15 to 20 minutes to enjoy their fun and relaxing summer activities.

On very rare occasions, we will have an all-ages worship service where the children and youth stay with us for the entire worship service (this will be announced on our website and on Facebook).


Artist Sunday Weekend and Bizarre Bazaar Coming Soon

If you love our annual Artist Sunday worship (10:30 AM — Sunday, 22 June 2014), check out this year’s Artist Sunday Weekend.

You can also enjoy this year’s Bizarre Bazaar:

  • Saturday, 21 June 2014 — 5:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, 22 June 22 2014 — 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM