Building and Grounds Work Day — 8 June 2019

Please join us on Saturday (8 June 2019) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day.

Most of the care and maintenance of our physical church home is done by us — the members and friends of All Souls.

This is a great opportunity for you not only to contribute to the stewardship of our surroundings and also to get to know your fellow church members and strengthen our community.

Come for the whole time or just an hour or two if that’s all you can spare.

And if your day’s too busy to stick around, consider dropping off snacks for the crew — see you this Saturday!

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Announcement of Congregational Meeting (19 May 2019)

  • From:  Bennett Upton, President and Acting 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 in the sanctuary.

Date/Time: Sunday (19 May 2019) after the worship service

  • On the Agenda:
  • Elect four members of the board:
    • President — Bennett Upton
    • Treasurer — Rebecca Tuggle
    • 2 members at large — Cindy Mandarino and Ernie Cowger.
  • Elect members to the Committee on Ministry.
  • Re-evaluate the 2019 budget to determine choices to be made concerning staff summer employment.

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 provided.

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Building and Grounds Work Day — 11 May 2019

Please join us on Saturday (11 May 2019) for our monthly building and grounds work day.

The work of our physical church home is mostly done by us — the members and friends of the congregation.

If the weather turns out to be severe, stay safe, but if it’s just a little wet and manageable, we can tackle some of the indoor tasks such as sprucing up classrooms, changing the hallway bulletin board, shredding old papers, etc.

Come and join us for the whole time if you’re available, or give as much time as you can.

If your day is too jammed with other stuff, consider dropping off some snacks for the crew.

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Hazel Martin Memorial Service — Saturday, 27 April 2019

Friends and family of Hazel Martin will gather on Saturday (27 April 2019) at 3:30 PM in the sanctuary to celebrate her life (Hazel passed away on 10 March 2019 in Raleigh NC).

Hazel was a longtime active member of All Souls and a dedicated Unitarian Universalist at the district and national level as well.

A tribute to Hazel and her many contributions to church life is on page 2 of the April 2019 newsletter.

We will have a reception in the social hall for those in attendance immediately following the service.

We would appreciate more help with set-up and clean-up for that event and — if anyone can bring some nice cookies, pastries, or a fruit or veggie tray to go with the food we already have coming, that would be lovely.

Join us to welcome Hazel’s family and to celebrate a great life well lived!

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2019 Pride in the Park Moved to Sunday (14 April 2019)

Due to adverse weather on Saturday (13 April 2019), PACE‘s annual Pride in the Park event has been moved to Sunday (14 April 2019).

The event will now be happening on Sunday (14 April 2019) from noon to 5:00 PM.

And the community-based Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 sexuality education course that is hosted by All Souls will not meet on Sunday afternoon.

Many of our OWL class facilitators and youth participants will be attending Pride in the Park and promoting the Our Whole Lives values in their daily lives.

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Building and Grounds Work Day — 9 March 2019

Please join us on Saturday (9 March 2019) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day.

Most of the work for our church home is done by us — the members and friends of All Souls.

Weather permitting — we’ll have tasks both outdoors and indoors.

But rain or shine, we’ll have jobs for all ages and abilities.

Come join us for the whole time, or just an hour or so if that’s all the time you have.  Every little bit helps.

Can’t stay this Saturday — consider dropping off some snacks for the work crew.

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“Lunch and Learn” Potlucks Continue — 10 and 17 March 2019

The All Souls Committee on Ministry will continue hosting “Lunch and Learn” Potlucks on 10 and 17 March 2019.

In an ongoing effort to bring more members into full engagement with church life, the Committee on Ministry will host “Lunch and Learn” potlucks for discussion of the book Moving on from Church Folly Lane by Rev. Robert T. Latham.

The potlucks sessions will take place on 10 and 17 March 2019 immediately after our worship service.

Child care will be provided for the discussion part of the event.

For more information, contact Amanda Lawrence at 318-402-3314 or via email here.

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3 February 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (3 February 2019) at 11:00 AM for “The Four Limitless States of Mind” by Larry Androes

Larry Androes — teacher of the Saturday sitting Buddhist meditation — will be here to speak to us on the Four Limitless States of Mind: Metta (lovingkindness); Karuna (Compassion); Mudita (empathy) and Upekkha (equanimity).

Please join us to hear a speaker who shares these teachings with great compassion, joy, and humor.

Religious education classes for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service.  Children and youth attend the first 15-20 minutes of the service and then are dismissed to class.

Please stay with us after this worship service for a “Lunch and Learn” potluck with the Committee on Ministry.

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“Lunch and Learn” Potlucks — 3 and 10 February 2019

The All Souls Committee on Ministry will be hosting “Lunch and Learn” Potlucks on 3 and 10 February 2019.

In an ongoing effort to bring more members into full engagement with church life, the Committee on Ministry will host “Lunch and Learn” potlucks for discussion of the book Moving on from Church Folly Lane by Rev. Robert T. Latham.

The first two sessions will take place on 3 and 10 February 2019 immediately after our worship service.

Child care will be provided for the discussion part of the event.

For more information, contact Amanda Lawrence at 318-402-3314 or via email here.

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