Online Adult Religious Education — 22 May 2022

Please join us on Sunday (22 May 2022) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

This Sunday we continue our work through the book Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad.

As the author says, “This is not a book you read, this is a book you do” and we will be discussing some of the journal prompts throughout the book.

Layla Saad is a black Muslim woman who was raised in the UK but who now lives in Qatar.  She has written, taught, and offered workshops to a global audience.

We will be discussing the journal prompts for days 21, 22, and 23 — beginning with a review of the work so far and continuing with explorations of white feminism and white leadership.

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Children and Youth Religious Education (22 May 2022)

On this Sunday (22 May 2022), children and youth religious education classes will continue to meet in person during our 11:00 AM worship service.

We have resumed our pre-COVID practice where the children and youth will join us in the sanctuary for the first 15-20 minutes and then we will sing them out to their classes.

If your child does not want to go to class, that is also OK — our services are welcoming for all ages.

We will be starting out initially with two classes grouped by age / grade:

Elementary – Pre-K – 5th Grade (Teachers:  Ashford McLain and Kevin Henry) — Our theme is “Peace, Social Justice, and the Interdependent Web.”  This week the group turns its focus to a topic that can be tough at any age — bullying — and some strategies for responding in those situations.

Middle and High School (Teachers:  Ken Peterson and Eric First) — This Sunday Maggie Molisee will be back to start finalizing the mural plans.

We would love for everyone in this age group to have input so it’s a great Sunday to come back to middle school / high school religious education.

With the time remaining and this Sunday being Biodiversity Sunday, the group will also explore the effects of environmental racism on the ecosystem here in Louisiana.

Note — We have not yet brought back nursery care for our littlest members and visitors who cannot yet be vaccinated for COVID.  However, babies and toddlers are welcome to stay with their parents in the sanctuary.  We are very understanding about baby sounds in worship.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (21 May 2022)

Please join us on Saturday (21 May 2022) at 10:30 AM for our weekly meditation group with Larry Androes.

This is a sitting Buddhist meditation including a brief introduction to mindfulness meditation, 20 minutes of sitting, and followed by a weekly teaching.

The group is free and open to all.

For more information, contact Larry via email or phone using (318) 272-0014.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 15 May 2022

Please join us on Sunday (15 May 2022) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

This Sunday we continue our work through the book Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad.

As the author says, “This is not a book you read, this is a book you do” and we will be discussing some of the journal prompts throughout the book.

Layla Saad is a black Muslim woman who was raised in the UK but who now lives in Qatar.  She has written, taught, and offered workshops to a global audience.

We’ll be discussing the journal prompts from Days 18, 19, and 20

  • White Saviorism
  • Optical Allyship
  • Processes of Calling Out vs Calling In
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Children and Youth Religious Education (15 May 2022)

On this Sunday (15 May 2022), children and youth religious education classes will continue to meet in person during our 11:00 AM worship service.

We have resumed our pre-COVID practice where the children and youth will join us in the sanctuary for the first 15-20 minutes and then we will sing them out to their classes.

If your child does not want to go to class, that is also OK — our services are welcoming for all ages.

We will be starting out initially with two classes grouped by age / grade:

Elementary – Pre-K – 5th Grade (Teachers:  Ashford McLain and Kevin Henry) — Our theme is “Peace, Social Justice, and the Interdependent Web.”  This week the group will continue their focus on our connections to all life in the interdependent web of all existence turning their focus to conflict resolution.  They will also continue with their weekly service project of cleaning up the church grounds.

Middle and High School (Teachers:  Ken Peterson and Eric First) — This Sunday the group will update any newcomers on the mural plans and continue their focus on justice issues in Louisiana in light of the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Note — We have not yet brought back nursery care for our littlest members and visitors who cannot yet be vaccinated for COVID.  However, babies and toddlers are welcome to stay with their parents in the sanctuary.  We are very understanding about baby sounds in worship.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (14 May 2022)

Please join us on Saturday (14 May 2022) at 10:30 AM for our weekly meditation group with Larry Androes.

This is a sitting Buddhist meditation including a brief introduction to mindfulness meditation, 20 minutes of sitting, and followed by a weekly teaching.

The group is free and open to all.

For more information, contact Larry via email or phone using (318) 272-0014.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 8 May 2022

Please join us on Sunday (8 May 2022) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

This Sunday we continue our work through the book Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad.

As the author says, “This is not a book you read, this is a book you do” and we will be discussing some of the journal prompts throughout the book.

Layla Saad is a black Muslim woman who was raised in the UK but who now lives in Qatar.  She has written, taught, and offered workshops to a global audience.

We will discuss the journal prompts for days 15, 16, and 17:

  • White Apathy
  • White Centering
  • Tokenism
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Children and Youth Religious Education (8 May 2022)

On this Sunday (8 May 2022), children and youth religious education classes will continue to meet in person during our 11:00 AM worship service.

We have resumed our pre-COVID practice where the children and youth will join us in the sanctuary for the first 15-20 minutes and then we will sing them out to their classes.

If your child does not want to go to class, that is also OK — our services are welcoming for all ages.

We will be starting out initially with two classes grouped by age / grade:

Elementary – Pre-K – 5th Grade (Teachers:  Ashford McLain and Kevin Henry) — Our theme is “Peace, Social Justice, and the Interdependent Web.”  This week the group will continue their focus on our connections to all life in the interdependent web of all existence.

Middle and High School (Teachers:  Ken Peterson and Eric First) — This Sunday the group will update any newcomers on the mural plans and continue their focus on climate change and environmental justice.

Note — We have not yet brought back nursery care for our littlest members and visitors who cannot yet be vaccinated for COVID.  However, babies and toddlers are welcome to stay with their parents in the sanctuary.  We are very understanding about baby sounds in worship.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (7 May 2022)

Please join us on Saturday (7 May 2022) at 10:30 AM for our weekly meditation group with Larry Androes.

This is a sitting Buddhist meditation including a brief introduction to mindfulness meditation, 20 minutes of sitting, and followed by a weekly teaching.

The group is free and open to all.

For more information, contact Larry via email or phone using (318) 272-0014.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 1 May 2022

Please join us on Sunday (1 May 2022) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

This Sunday we begin our work through the book Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad.

As the author says, “This is not a book you read, this is a book you do” and we will be discussing some of the journal prompts throughout the book.

Layla Saad is a black Muslim woman who was raised in the UK but who now lives in Qatar.  She has written, taught, and offered workshops to a global audience.

We will be discussing the journal prompts for days 12, 13, and 14 (all dealing with anti-blackness).

  • Day 12  — Racist Stereotypes
  • Day 13 — Cultural Appropriation
  • Day 14 — a review of Week 2 that lets us consider — among other questions — “what we now see that we cannot unsee.”
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