28 August 2011 Worship

11:00 AM Sunday, 28 August 2011 — Water Communion is a Unitarian Universalist tradition.  At summer’s end, we gather together bringing water from our various summer travels and experiences, briefly sharing our stories as we combine the water in a common bowl.  The water is then boiled, filtered and frozen for use in child dedications and other rituals throughout the coming year.  Bring water in a small container, or if you forgot or couldn’t bring it back with you, we will have “symbolic water” on hand.

Bring along a swim suit that day and join us afterward for the Swim Party and Cookout at the home of Laurie Lyons and Henry Walker in Shreveport.


21 August 2011 Worship

11:00 AM Sunday, 21 August 2011 — Rev. Barbara Jarrell is back in the pulpit.  Her sermon is “Unfamiliar Alliances.”

During the worship service, the children and youth will have a car wash to raise money for the playground fun.  Drop off your car before church, and have it washed by very conscientious and thorough young people supervised by very conscientious and thorough supportive adults.

Steve Caldwell and Abbas Moussaoui will be coordinating this car wash, so talk to them or contact Susan Caldwell if you can help.


Artist Sunday — 14 August 2011 Worship

11:00 AM Sunday, 14 August 2011 — Our annual Artist Sunday worship service.

This is one of our most beloved services of the year.  The service is an annual celebration of the arts in which each element of the worship service is an artistic performance of some kind —  song, dance, poetry, drama, instrumental music or something else entirely.

We will also have a visual arts show and sale in the Religious Education Wing after the service, and a special art project for the children and youth. Expect the unexpected, and don’t miss this service that never fails to amaze!


31 July 2011 Worship

You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know11:00 AM Sunday, 31 July 2011 — “You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know” by Susan Caldwell (All Souls Director of Religious Education). Susan’s sermon is based on Heather Sellers book of the same name that explores the rare and fascinating disorder of prosopagnosia (face blindness) and the spiritual insights that one women’s journey may offer the rest of us.



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.