“High School Reunion” Silent Auction — 19 November 2011

“High School Reunion” is the theme of this year’s fabulous Silent Auction Party where the auction is silent, but the party is not!

Dress as you did in high school, or as you can dress to go to your high school reunion, or as you can dress as if you went to high school in the era of your choice, and meet us at Cohabitat (610 Commerce Street, Shreveport, Louisiana), 6:30 PM – 9:30 AM – Saturday, 19 November 2011.

Catering by A Stone’s Throw Cafe and music by Lip Service Trio and Twang Darkly.

Other entertainment by … oh, wait, that’s a surprise …

Tickets are $10.00 per person, and we are selling tickets — not just reservations.  They are for sale in the foyer, and you will want to bring your ticket with you to the auction, because …

Oh, wait … that’s a surprise, too …

Tons of fabulous items for bidding, which is where you come in!

Forms for making and soliciting donations will be available in the foyer when you buy your tickets.  Take a bunch!  We can make more!


Sunday, 16 October 2011 at All Souls

Sunday, 16 October 2011 – 11:00 AM — “Holy Ground: A Place for Character” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.  The All Souls Choir will sing as well at this worship service.

Join us after the worship service for a viewing of At The End of Slavery — a documentary from International Justice Mission who works to end human trafficking around the globe. Come and learn how you can help, starting right in this meeting.


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.


Wednesday Brown Bag Talks Are Back

The Brown Bag series returns this Wednesday (5 October 2011) at 11:30 AM with educator Michael Phillips.

Mr. Phillips will be speaking on multiple learning styles.  Learn about the many different ways that people learn, and gain some insight into your own learning style. Bring your lunch and bring your friends.

And mark your calendars now for 12 October 2011 at 11:30 AM when we will feature the documentary Blue Gold which is about the increasing commercialization of water and its potential global effects in the years to come.


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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Clay Walker Speaking on Juvenile Justice

Thursday, 29 September 2011 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM —  All Souls Board President Clay Walker will be giving a presentation on the juvenile justice system to Louisiana Women for Progress at the All Souls.

Clay will speak on the kinds of children in our juvenile system, the relationship among schools, education, community support systems, mental health and families, and what we can do to help.

All women are welcome to join Louisiana Women for Progress which is designed to educate and advocate for changes that benefit our community.


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!