26-27 July 2013 Yard Sale — Church Playground Fundraiser

OperationPlaygroundAwesomeOn 26 and 27 July 2013 starting at 7:00 AM, we will be having a Garage Sale (145 Ockley Drive, Shreveport LA).  Proceeds will benefit OPA (Operation Playground Awesome).

To arrange for drop-off or for more information, email Robin or Jason Drury or call them at 318-564-7624.  Donate only clean, working items and children’s clothing in good conditions.

No adult clothing please — If you have adult clothing to donate, drop by the church office for some Goodwill bags to hold your donations for Goodwill.

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Garage Sale Bargains — 5 and 6 April 2013

Garage Sale to Benefit All Souls — Friday (5 April 2013) and Saturday (6 April 2013) from 8:00 AM to closing time TBA.  The Garage Sale location is the home of Melissa and Jonathan Gibson (9312 Wiscassett Drive, Shreveport LA).

Books … home decor … children’s items … and more.

Even if you’ve missed Friday’s sale, there are still bargains to be found.

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Monster Cookie Swap — 9 December 2012

The 2012 Monster Cookie Swap is 9 December 2012 immediately after the 11:00 AM Worship Service.

Bring a couple dozen cookies to swap out.  Make one recipe and take home loads of different kinds of cookies!

Don’t bake?  Even better..make a donation to All Souls in lieu of providing cookies.  Or do both (That’s cool too)!

There are always tons of cookies available — treat yourself to dessert or use them as neighbor/teacher gifts!

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2013 Pledge Drive — Get Your Pledge By Sunday, 9 December 2012

By now you have probably heard from your friendly pledge steward, and you’ve had a bit of time to consider your own finances, your sense of ownership in the church, and the different kinds of gifts that you bring to our faith community and receive from being a part of it.

Please make every effort to get your pledge form turned in by this Sunday (9 December 2012).  The Finance Committee will be meeting on Tuesday (11 December 2012) to determine the 2013 budget.

Many thanks for your support of the church!

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28 October 2012 Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (28 October 2012) at 11:00 AM for “Gifted.”  Rev. Susan Smith and Robert Smith will be with us to kick off the 2013 Stewardship Campaign.  Join us afterward for a Halloween Potluck and Trunk or Treat celebration after the service.

Next Week (4 November 2012) — “Caught in an Inescapable Network of Mutuality — Hostage or Healer:  What Is the Zip Code for the Beloved Community?” by Claudia Harris

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Media Sale — 18 August 2012

Our Media Sale will be happening on Saturday (18 August 2012) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

If you’ve been looking for a place to unload all of those old books, CDs, DVDs, video games, game systems and even VHS tapes, cassettes, and those vinyl albums you’ve rescued from melting in the garage, donate them to All Souls for the next Media Sale.

Bring them to the church the week of 14-17 August 2012 for the sale on 18 August 2012.  For more information, contact Kathy Osuch at 318-861-6729.

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All Souls Casino Night – 3 November 2012

Tickets will go on sale this Sunday (5 August 2012) for All Souls’ first-ever Casino Night.

The Casino Night will happen on Saturday, 3 November 2012, from 6:00 – 10:00 PM at the Elks Lodge, 310 East Preston, Shreveport LA.

Go “all-in” with All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church at this year’s Annual Gala (formerly known as the Silent Auction).  This year’s theme is Casino Night and features for-fun table games such as roulette, blackjack, and craps!

Casino Night tickets will go on sale for $50.00 per person starting Sunday (5 August 2012).

Admission tickets cover the first buy-in of the evening, dinner, entertainment, cash bar, raffle prizes, and more!  Cash raffle tickets are also available for $1 apiece and three prizes ($150, $100, and $50) will be awarded at the event (need not be present to win).

The event will also feature a Silent Auction with chances to bid on the parties and some of the other more popular items of the Silent Auction tradition. (Casserole of the Month, Dessert of the Month, and the Coveted Parking Space, to name a few).

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Capital Fund Drive Success!

With a goal of $30,000 and only 6 weeks to attain that goal, we outdid ourselves by donating a total of $58,865 for repairs and construction required for the immediate erosion problems.  It was because of the generosity and dedication of our members and friends that we were able to achieve such a result.

Work has been completed for the immediate repairs and plans are underway to begin the topography and erosion reports necessary to determine a plan of action for erosion control throughout the church property.

The money raised that will not be used for this project (approximately $28,000) will be set aside in the savings account and will be used sparingly and with full disclosure to the congregation.

[Submitted by Laurie Lyons — All Souls Treasurer]

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