Building and Grounds Work Day (12 June 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (12 June 2021) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day.

There are tasks indoors and out for all ages and abilities — contact Eric First at (318) 518-8257 for more information.

Come for the whole time or for whatever part of the day you can make it.

Hope to see you there.

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Announcement of Congregational Meeting (30 May 2021)

In accordance with the bylaws of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, the congregation will meet on Sunday, 30 May 2021, at 12:30 PM via Zoom.

On the agenda:

  • A vote on the slate of officers for the Board of Directors (2021-22 term)
  • A vote on the members of the Committee on Ministry (2021-22 term)
    Note — both slates will be finalized and publicized soon.
  • Information on plans for regathering in person
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Building and Grounds Work Day — 10 April 2021

Please join us this Saturday (10 April 2021) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day.

We have been pretty good at working safely, wearing our masks, and taking care of our physical church home until we can meet together in person again.

And the time when we can come together in person again is not yet here but  it’s coming closer.

The time to work on getting our house ready to welcome everyone back is now.

Safe and socially distanced tasks inside and outside (weather permitting).

Wear your mask, bring your own snacks, and join us for all or part of the time.

Hope to see you there.

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Congregational Meeting (13 December 2020)

On Sunday (13 December 2020) at 12:30 PM, All Souls will hold a congregational meeting online via Zoom.

All are welcome although only active members may vote.

On the agenda:

  1. A vote on the 2021 budget.
  2. Changes to the bylaws (These are non-controversial updates and can be found here.  The purpose of these revisions is to streamline the language.  Proposed changes are highlighted in green and language to be struck is highlighted in dark red)
  3. Selection of the Nominating Committee members by congregation
  4. Ratification of the Eighth Principle by our congregation

In addition to the eighth principle link provided in item #4 of our agenda, you may also want to check out this frequently asked question document written and complied the the adult and high school religious education classes.

You may want to watch the 18 October 2020 worship service presented by the youth on the eighth principle.

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Highland Christmas Shoppe (Saturday, 12 December 2020)

This event is happening next Saturday (12 December 2020) from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last shoppers are admitted at 3:30 PM).

What is needed:

  • Donations of new gift items for children and adults costing $20 or less including toys, clothing for children and adults, household items, miscellaneous fun gifts, etc.
  • Gifts can be dropped off at the Highland Center (520 Olive Street, Shreveport LA 71104 using the Topeka Street entrance in the rear) all this week during business hours.
  • Or you may order from their Amazon Wish List here. These items are made available to shoppers who can purchase them for $5 or less.
  • Donations of giftwrap supplies are also needed: paper, tape, ribbon, gift bags, etc.
  • Volunteers willing to help with setup, cleanup, guiding shoppers, etc.

The hours are been expanded so that fewer shoppers will be admitted to the building at a time.

Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced to the greatest extent possible.

If you are not high risk for COVID-19 and you are available to help, please sign up here to volunteer.

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Congregational Meeting (13 December 2020)

On Sunday (13 December 2020) at 12:30 PM, All Souls will hold a congregational meeting online via Zoom.

All are welcome although only active members may vote.

On the agenda:

  1. A vote on the 2021 budget.
  2. Changes to the bylaws (These are non-controversial updates and can be found here.  The purpose of these revisions is to streamline the language.  Proposed changes are highlighted in green and language to be struck is highlighted in dark red)
  3. Selection of the Nominating Committee members by congregation
  4. Ratification of the Eighth Principle by our congregation
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Congregational Meeting (13 December 2020)

On Sunday (13 December 2020) at 12:30 PM, All Souls will hold a congregational meeting online via Zoom.

All are welcome although only active members may vote.

On the agenda:

  1. A vote on the 2021 budget.
  2. Changes to the bylaws (These are non-controversial updates and can be found here.  The purpose of these revisions is to streamline the language.  Proposed changes are highlighted in green and language to be struck is highlighted in dark red)
  3. Selection of the Nominating Committee members by congregation
  4. Ratification of the Eighth Principle by our congregation
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Building and Grounds Work Day — 14 November 2020

Please join us this Saturday (14 November 2020) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day.

We have been pretty good at working safely, wearing our masks, and taking care of our physical church home until we can meet together in person again.

Wear a mask, of course.  Also, bring your own snacks and coffee because — sadly — we cannot safely share any communal food.

We can still get some tasks done — inside and out — wave at each other or elbow-bump hello, and safely engage in a tiny slice of normalcy in this weird time.

You might even get some help from Karmen and Henry.

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Annual Spring Congregational Meeting — 24 May 2020 (Updated)

Our annual spring congregational meeting will be conducted online via Zoom on Sunday (24 May 2020) at 1:00 PM

Agenda — Election of new Board members and new Committee on Ministry members.

New Board Members and terms are:

  • Vice President: Amanda Lawrence (June 2022)
  • Secretary: Kathy Osuch (June 2022)
  • Dawn Subasic (at-large, June 2022)
  • Steve Nicksic (at-large, June 2022)
  • Ken Peterson (at-large, June 2022)

Current members remaining on the Board are Bennett Upton (President, June 2021), Rebecca Tuggle (Treasurer, June 2021), Ernie Cowger (At-Large, June 2021).

New Committee on Ministry Members and Terms are:

  • Sally Wood (June 2023)
  • Bob Jordan (June 2022)
  • Melodie Armstrong (June 2023)

Current members remaining on the Committee on Ministry are Leigh Anne Chambers (June 2021), Jennifer Russell (June 2022), and Judy Cantil (June 2022)

Congregational meetings are open to all, though only active members of 30 days standing or longer can vote.

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How Are You Doing … What Do You Need … And How Do You Want to Stay Connected?? — Updated 16 May 2020

Bennett Upton (All Souls Board President) has designed surveys to determine how you are faring through the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and what kind of help you might need or might be able to give.

We also want to know what kind of online programming you would find most helpful to keep you connected to your church community even when we can’t be together in the same room.

Please take just a few minutes to fill out these surveys and help us shape a strong and resilient congregation for the days to come.

  • Coronavirus Check-In — How are you? We’re trying to assess the impact of the coronavirus on the congregation to find our areas of greatest need.  We’ll keep this information held within a small group of staff and lay leadership in the congregation.
  • Staying Connected — We’re looking to see how we can serve you better and keep you connected to the community.  We’re interested to hear all of your thoughts on how we could do it better.  We’ll also use this to better target our communications with you.  Your answers will be kept confidential, held in a small group of members only and anonymous whenever possible.
  • Share Your Interests — Interested in participating in some guided discussion groups?  We can offer these and would be happy to keep you in the loop on whatever you are interested in.  We are more likely to offer things that people have expressed interest in.

Feel free to share these survey links with people that you feel might be interested as church membership is not a requirement for participation in these surveys.

We welcome the inputs from anyone who participates in the All Souls community.

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