Brown Bag Discussion — 26 October 2011

Our October documentary theme continue with At The End of Slavery:  The Battle for Justice in Our Time.

This is a documentary from the International Justice Mission that will be screened on Wednesday, 26 October 2011, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

If you missed the first showing of this film, here is another chance to see it.

In the same way that this picture of the slave ship Brookes galvanized thousands of people who had never seen or owned a slave, IJM hopes this powerful 30-minute film will awaken the world to the modern practice of human trafficking.

Join us to learn more about what you can do now to begin to end slavery around the world, here in the U.S. and even right here in Shreveport.


“The New UU” Adult Religious Education Class — 25 October 2011

On Tuesday (25 October 2011) at 6:30 PM, we will be exploring “Our Philosophy of Religious Education.”

“The New UU” class meets every Tuesday between 4 October 2011 and 22 November 2011 at 6:30 PM.

This class is also great for the not-so-new UU — we will offer an overview of Unitarian Universalist history, religious education, polity and governance and our tradition of social justice.

This week we will take a closer look at Religious Education in our faith tradition and in our congregation.

We provide you with a chance to learn more about our congregation and our faith, and to form closer relationships within a small group of fellow members and friends. All sessions are open to newcomers — although we do encourage you to take the complete series of classes when you can.

There will be no class on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 because of the Board and Council Meeting.

We will be polling the group to decide if our last session will be on 22 November 2011 (Tuesday of Thanksgiving week) or 29 November 2011 (Tuesday following Thanksgiving Week).


News for Week of 8 October 2011

Worship – 11:00 AM, Sunday, 9 October 2011 — “Companions for the Journey” — our quarterly series featuring reflections from three of our members on the journey that led them to All Souls, and the reasons they stay. This month, we will hear from Cherrie Groves Moussaoui, John Allen and Patrick Early.


Pancake Breakfast – 9:30 AM-10:45 AM, Sunday, 9 October 2011 — Pancake Breakfast Fund-raiser — Come join us for a pancake breakfast with pancakes, sausage, vegetarian sausage, and more! Cost is your donation (no one is turned away) and the proceeds go to building air conditioning fund.


We need some REcycling!  If you have some empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls, bring them to the Pre-K/K-1 class in Room 1 before the service this Sunday Only (9 October 2011). They will be making shakers.


Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith Candidate Accountability Meeting — 7:00 PM, Thursday, 13 October 2011 at St. Jude Catholic Church (3800 Viking Drive, Bossier City).

Invited guests include candidates for area seats in the State Senate and House, who will answer questions concerning their intentions to work with Interfaith on the issues that have come up from their member institutions particularly workforce development, enforcement of rental property habitability standards at the state level, and improvement of public education.

Turnout is vital to ensure that Interfaith has a place at the table in the ongoing effort to make our community a better place for all.


Wednesday Brown Bag Talks Are Back

The Brown Bag series returns this Wednesday (5 October 2011) at 11:30 AM with educator Michael Phillips.

Mr. Phillips will be speaking on multiple learning styles.  Learn about the many different ways that people learn, and gain some insight into your own learning style. Bring your lunch and bring your friends.

And mark your calendars now for 12 October 2011 at 11:30 AM when we will feature the documentary Blue Gold which is about the increasing commercialization of water and its potential global effects in the years to come.


“Gather the Spirit” — This Summer in the Religious Education Wing

Our summer program in the Religious Education Wing is “Gather the Spirit,” a multi-generational learning experience based on the theme of water as a great gift, critical at every level of being from the self to the universe.  Throughout the course of the summer, children and youth will transform a room into a river, as they learn about Seventh Principle Stewardship of our resources.

Many thanks to our Religious Education Chair Audrey Allen for putting together these summer sessions and also to Cherrie Groves.

Please see the RE Bulletin Board in the hall if you would like to sign up to help, or if you can bring specific items that will be needed for each session:

  • Scrap Fabric — Bring for 19 June 2011 and 26 June 2011
  • Newspaper — Bring by 24 June 2011
  • Paper Egg Cartons — Bring by 24 June 2011
  • Corks — Bring by 31 July 2011
  • Soda cans — Bring by 31 July 2011

If you have any of these items, please bring them to Room 2 in the RE Wing, or give them to any adult from the Allen or Lawrence household that you happen to see at church.