North Louisiana Interfaith — September 2021 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Our September 2021 Give-Away-the-Plate recipient is North Louisiana Interfaith.

North Louisiana Interfaith is a non-partisan political organization made up of religious congregations, non-profits, and other institutions throughout Northwest Louisiana.

All Souls has been a member congregation since 2005.

Interfaith leaders work together on issues that most concern the people in our institutions which arise out of house meetings where we listen to each other’s stories.

We work on issues at the local level and statewide level through our affiliate organization Together Louisiana.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2021 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to North Louisiana Interfaith.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of September 2021 will go to North Louisiana Interfaith.

Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “North Louisiana Interfaith” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to North Louisiana Interfaith.  If you want less than 100% of the check to go to North Louisiana Interfaith, please put the amount you want going to North Louisiana Interfaith on the memo line.

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Dialogue on Race — August 2021 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Our August 2021 Give-Away-the-Plate recipient Shreveport YWCA’s  Dialogue on Race program in memory of Thomas Ratcliff.

Dialogue on Race is a program of structured weekly conversations in small groups of 10-15 people under the guidance of two trained facilitators who endeavor to create a safe environment for open and honest dialogue on specific questions around the issue of race.

Many of our members have been through the program and several are facilitators.

We dedicate our gift to the memory of Thomas Ratcliff who grew up in our church and was tragically killed in an apartment fire on 25 June 2021.

John Ratcliff (father of Thomas Ratcliff) is a Dialogue on Race facilitator.

John and his wife Joy have designated Dialogue on Race as one of the causes that would best honor Thomas’s memory.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2021 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to Dialogue on Race.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of August 2021 will go to Dialogue on Race.

Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “Dialogue on Race” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to Dialogue on Race.  If you want less than 100% of the check to go to Dialogue on Race, please put the amount you want going to Dialogue on Race on the memo line.

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Shreveport Green — July 2021 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Shreveport Green is a local non-profit working toward a vision of Shreveport as a

“clean, green, physically enhanced community whose citizens exhibit a strong sense of pride and concern about the environment. We maintain that an attractive city promotes respect and economic development.”

Visit their website to learn more about their various projects and initiatives to improve our city.  We have selected them as our July 2021 give-away-the-plate recipient.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2021 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to Shreveport Green.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of July 2021 will go to Shreveport Green.

Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “Shreveport Green” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to Shreveport Green.  If you want less than 100% of the check go to Shreveport Green, please put the amount you want going to Shreveport Green on the memo line.

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Louisiana Trans Advocates — June 2021 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Our June 2021 give-away-the-plate recipient is Louisiana Trans Advocates (LTA).

June is Pride Month and we have chosen LTA as our give-away-the-plate recipient for June 2021.

LTA is a statewide organization advancing trans rights as core human rights.  They provide support, resources, and empowering intersectional advocacy for all transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people of all ages in Louisiana.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2021 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to LTA.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of June 2021 will go to LTA.

Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “LTA” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to LTA.  If you want less than 100% of the check go to LTA, please put the amount you want going to LTA on the memo line.

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Louisiana Advocates for Immigrants in Detention (LA-AID) — May 2021 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Our May 2021 give away the plate recipient is Louisiana Advocates for Immigrants in Detention (LA-AID).

Under the Biden administration, immigrants are being released from detention centers around the state just about every day so they can join family members around the nation as they await adjudication of their asylum claims.

LA-AID has been helping to house and feed them temporarily along with transporting them to their destinations.  Funds are used to buy plane and bus tickets, food, hotel rooms, clothing and other necessities along with reimbursing those who have stepped up to provide those things.

LA-AID is a volunteer organization dedicated to the abolition of immigrant detention.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2021 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to LA-AID.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of May 2021 will go to LA-AID.

Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “LA-AID” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to LA-AID.  If you want less than 100% of the check go to LA-AID, please put the amount you want going to LA-AID on the memo line.

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Volunteers for Youth Justice — April 2021 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Our Give Away the Plate recipient for the month of April 2021 is Volunteers for Youth Justice (VYJ) — an organization created to serve children and families in crisis.

This month, we’re asking that when you donate money for VYJ to All Souls and All Souls will get the money to VYJ at the end of the month.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2021 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to Volunteers for Youth Justice.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of April 2021 will go to Volunteers for Youth Justice.

Offline — Please send your Give Away the Plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “VYJ” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to Volunteers for Youth Justice.  If you want less than 100% of the check go to Volunteers for Youth Justice, please put the amount you want going to VYJ on the memo line.

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Holy Cross Hope House — March 2021 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Our Give Away the Plate recipient for the month of March 2021 is Holy Cross Hope House (a day shelter for the homeless at 762 Austen Place, Shreveport LA  71101).

This month, we’re asking that when you donate money for Hope House to All Souls and All Souls will get the money to Hope House at the end of the month.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2021 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to Hope House.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of March 2021 will go to Hope House.

Offline — Please send your Give Away the Plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “Hope House” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to Hope House.  If you want less than 100% of the check go to Hope House, please put the amount you want going to Hope House on the memo line.

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Online and Offline Giving Options During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic — Updated 16 May 2020

Due to the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and the  restrictions limiting us from having worship in face-to-face settings, we need to find another ways to keep everything happening at All Souls.

If you want to donate to All Souls, you can click on the link provided to our secure donations server.

On this site, there are four options for your donation:

  • 2020 Pledges
  • Capital Fund Drive
  • Collection Plate
  • General Fund

Pick the desired options for your donation.  Your donation can be a one-time donation or a recurring donation (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or yearly).

Note:  If you give online, be sure to include your name in your entry. Several of our pledges are showing up anonymously.  If you wish to remain anonymous, thank you for your generosity and we will certainly honor that.  But if you want credit on your All Souls pledge statement, be sure you are filling in the space that says “Name on Card.”

If the name on the card is different from the pledging member, please specify the name on the pledge account in the Comments section and again — thank you!

If you want to send a check, please mail your check to:

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
9449 Ellerbe Road
Shreveport LA  71106

Please indicate on the memo line of your check if your check is for the 2020 pledge campaign, the capital fund drive, the collection plate, or the general fund.

Thanks for your continued support during these challenging times.

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2020 Pledge Drive

Send in your 2020 pledge form now or bring it to church this Sunday (29 December 2019).

For more than 70 years, All Souls has provided a home for liberal religion in Northwest Louisiana.

The church currently hosts a variety of activities — Sunday services, adult and children’s religious education, Buddhist meditation, yoga, Earth-Based Spirituality, and more.

All Souls is proud to be recognized as a Welcoming Congregation (Unitarian Universalist program for congregations that have done additional study and discernment around issues related to bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender equality).

We are also honored and thankful to be the host location for the monthly meetings of Louisiana Trans Advocates (Shreveport Chapter).

Your donation helps maintain and improve All Souls.

Thank you to all who support this congregation with your time, talent, and treasure.

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Plant Sale — Second Weekend — 6 and 7 April 2019

We are having a second weekend for our plant sale at All Souls — here are the dates and hours:

  • Saturday, 6 April 2019 — 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, 7 April 2019 — 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The sale features a wide selection of native plants, herbs, perennials, vegetable seedlings, and more.  We are also selling yard art and raffle tickets.

All proceeds from the plant sale benefit All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church.

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