Third Annual All Souls Chili Cook-Off — Sunday, 22 April 2012

Next Sunday (22 April 2012) after the 11:00 AM worship service, we will be having our annual chili cook-off competition.

Who will win the Coveted Chili Chalice?

The Chili Cook-Off is a fun event as well as a fundraiser for the church. Voters vote with their dollars and — in that fine old Louisiana tradition — it is not only permissible but expected and condoned to “vote early and vote often.”


11:00 AM Easter Worship Service — Sunday, 8 April 2012

This Sunday (8 April 2012) at 11:00 AM, please join us for our Easter Worship Service with Rev. Barbara Jarrell in the pulpit this morning.  The All Souls Choir will sing with Joshua Pepper at the piano.

At the end of the service, we will offer a communion ritual that is inclusive and welcoming of all spiritual paths, although those still not wishing to participate are given an opportunity to leave.

Following the service, all children are invited to participate in our annual Easter Egg Hunt.  See below for the details.

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1 April 2012 Worship Service

Please join us this Sunday (1 April 2012) at 11:00 AM for “Maybe the Joke’s on Us.”  Rev. Barbara Jarrell is in the pulpit this morning, and the All Souls Choir will sing.

Before and after church, check out the Easter Bake and Gift Sale in the Social Hall.  If you have baked g00ds or gift items to donate for the sale, please bring them to church by 10:15 AM Sunday.


Emerson Award to Lady Carlson — 18 March 2012

Please join us this Sunday (18 March 2012) at our 11:00 AM worship service where we will present the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award to Lady Carlson (Organizer for Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith).  Ms. Carlson will also be the speaker for this service.

The Emerson Award is presented each year to an individual or organization from the wider community whose work exemplifies the values and principles of liberal religion.

We honor Lady for her achievements in bringing people together across lines of race, religion, politics, economics and geography to work for meaningful change in our community, and for doing so with deep respect for all faith traditions, which she expresses in concert with her own abiding Christian faith.

We will have a reception for Lady following the service.  If you can bring finger foods (cookies, vegetable and fruit trays, nuts, mints, chips and dips, cheese and crackers, or your own fancy appetizer specialties) please contact Cherrie Groves Moussaoui or Amanda Lawrence.  They can also use help with set-up and clean-up.


Iron-Jawed Angels — Thursday, 15 March 2012

Please join us this Thursday (15 March 2012) at 7:00 PM for a screening of the film Iron-Jawed Angels.

If you missed the League of Women Voters showing of this film a few weeks ago, you will get another chance to see it.

Hilary Swank and Frances O’Connor, as suffragist activists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, lead an outstanding cast in this remarkable retelling of the true story of the the struggle to attain the vote for women between 1912 and the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.  Director Katja von Garnier’s use of modern music and camera technique turns the whole idea of a “period piece” on its head. She truly brings home the power of what these women accomplished, and what they endured in the process.

Free of charge and open to the public.  Light snacks provided.

Child care available upon request.  If you are coming, please RSVP by calling the church at 318-868-3313 or by emailing Susan Caldwell.  Let us know at that time if you will need child care.

Please Note — High school youth are welcome and encouraged to attend accompanied by a parent or with parental permission.  This film has no MPAA rating because it wasn’t released for screening in movie theaters (it was created for HBO and was broadcast on cable TV).  There are some strong scenes of violence, particularly when the women are imprisoned and force-fed, as well as brief nudity and sexuality.  A rough guess for a rating would be somewhere between PG-13 and R based on the webmaster’s memory of this film.  The international movie content ratings for this film can be found online here in case you need additional information for making this decision.


Building and Grounds Work Day — 17 March 2012

 Please join us this Saturday (17 March 2012) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

We will undoubtedly have a lot of guests this Sunday and will want our church home to look its very best! Plenty of tasks inside and out — suited to all ages and abilities.

It’s also a good chance to work side by side with your All Souls friends and get to know them better.

If you have a shovel and you’re not afraid to use it, or … even if you’re currently unable to use it but you don’t mind if someone else does, please bring it on Saturday. Thanks!


Daylight Savings Time Tonight

If you have any clocks that don’t reset themselves for Daylight Savings Time, don’t forget to reset them before you go to sleep tonight.

Daylight Savings Times officially goes into effect at 2:00 AM on Sunday, 11 March 2012 (but we won’t alert the authorities if you reset your clocks early).

You don’t want to miss tomorrow’s service featuring Loren Demerath in the pulpit and music from the All Souls Choir!


17 March 2012 Building and Grounds Work Day (Date Change)

The regular monthly Building and Grounds work day will be Saturday, 17 March 2012, instead of the regular second Saturday date of the month.

The date has been changed to avoid a conflict with the Enneagram Workshop on 9-10 March 2012.