Basic Enneagram Workshop — 27-28 January 2012

The workshop is scheduled for Friday, 27 January 2012 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM and Saturday, 28 January 2012 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

The Enneagram is a holistic approach to spiritual growth and an extraordinarily useful aid in better understanding ourselves and those who are important to us.  It explains why we can instantly bond with some people yet never really get along with others.

The Enneagram is a powerful “pair of glasses” which makes it possible for us to see ourselves and others with unique clarity.

The Basic Enneagram Workshop will:

  • Give a greater understanding of the motivation that prompts our behavior
  • Help us recognize our gifts and the gifts of others
  • Reveal the traps that can turn our gifts into compulsions
  • Show us our automatic and unconscious compulsions
  • Point out the directions we need to take to integrate our three energy systems-head, heart, and instincts


  • Mickie Cowan — Chaplain at Live Oak Retirement Community in Shreveport, studied at the Jung Institute in Switzerland
  • Maria O’Brien — Jungian-based psychotherapist and certified spiritual director in Fredericksburg TX, and co-author of Beyond the Castle’s Doors-A Soul Quest for the Holy Grail
  • Matt Woollett — Retreat Leader for Men’s Matters and is Chaplain at Hospice Compassus in Alexandria LA.

The $85.00 registration fee includes all workshop materials, lunch on Saturday and snacks.


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Please join us on Saturday (24 December 2011) at 6:30 PM for our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.

Plan to come early for special music.

Children and youth should be there by 6:00 PM to prepare for the Twelve Days of Christmas.  Older youth and young adults who’ve grown up in the church are also welcome to join them, and to help out with the little ones.

Our traditional Christmas Eve candle light service, featuring a reading of the Christmas Story, special music from the All Souls Choir and guest musicians Joshua Pepper, Bob Jordan, Sally Horak Hundemer, Robert Smith, Tom Hundemer and Charlie Caldwell, and of course, carols in the growing light of the candles in the darkened sanctuary.

Please stay afterward for a brief and informal reception in the social hall.  Bring those extra cookies and other goodies that you don’t want lying around the house!


Worship for Sunday, 18 December 2011 — And Cookie Exchange!!

Please join us this Sunday at our 11:00 AM Worship Service — “Love and Light: A Celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah and Yule.” Join us for stories and songs of the season from the children, youth and adults of All Souls. Stay afterward for the All-Ages Holiday Party and Cookie Swap after our worship service.

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Please join us on Saturday, 24 December 2011, at 6:30 PM for our Christmas Eve service.

Our traditional candle light service, including a reading of the Christmas story as well as carols and special music from the All Souls choir and guest musicians Bob Jordan, Sally Horak Hundemer, Robert Smith, Tom Hundemer and Charlie Caldwell.

See the year’s most beautiful view through the sanctuary window, when the single light of the chalice grows to illuminate the faces of our church community by candle light.

Stay aftereward for a brief reception in the Social Hall. Bring those extra Christmas goodies you don’t want lying around the house.


Christmas Party for the Grown-Ups

Date:  Saturday, 17 December 2011

Time:  6:30 – 9:30 PM

Location:  Home of Phil and Sarah Boswell, 734 Coachlight Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana

Call 318-865-8831 or 318-573-3296 for more information.

Please bring a dish to share. Watch your Sunday inserts for an opportunity to let your hosts know what you will bring.

Child care will be provided at the Church by our nursery workers (Bradley Seidel and Rena Reisman) from 6:00 to 9:30 PM at no cost to the parents. Phil and Sarah only live about 5 minutes from the church. To make a child care reservation, please call Susan Caldwell at 318-465-3427 or send her an email.


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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All-Ages Holiday Party — 18 December 2011

After the 11:00 AM Winter Holiday worship service on 18 December 2011, please stick around to enjoy a party for all ages!

Bring some hearty, nutritious finger foods to share, and join in the fun!

Activities will include cookie-decorating, the usual action-packed dreidel table (oh, I suppose you think I’m kidding about “action-packed”?), ornament and gift bag-making, and — of course — giftwrapping the presents for our Angel Tree.

There are numerous ways to help. To offer your assistance or for more information, contact Cherrie Groves.


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.