Children and Youth Religious Education Updates (5 September 2021)

All Souls Director of Religious Education Susan Caldwell will be setting up parent meetings at various times next week with the goal of offering convenient times for everyone to participate.

We want to hear what works best for your family as we start the year in religious education.

Watch our website and the All Souls Religious Education Facebook Group for updates.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (4 September 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (4 September 2021) 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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No Online Religious Education for Children on 29 August 2021 — Next Event 12 September 2021

Our Sunday afternoon Zoom religious education class for children will take a break on 29 August 2021.

As the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread in our community and seems to affect children more seriously, we are trying to be mindful in our planning of outdoor activities (taking into account the Louisiana summertime heat as well).

Watch our website and the All Souls Religious Education Facebook Group for updates on our 12 September 2021 religious education event.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 29 August 2021

Please join us on Sunday (29 August 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

We have completed our White Fragility book study group using the book by Robin DiAngelo.

This week we continue our exploration of the 8th principle and anti-racism as we look at environmental racism in the US.

Rev. William Barber of the Poor People’s Campaign calls on us to end the silos that have so often been characteristic of the movement to remediate climate change and other social justice movements.

If we Unitarian Universalists truly believe in the interdependent web of all existence, we need to take a hard and honest look at how climate change along with all the related threats to our environment affect us all but affect most severely those who are already most marginalized among us.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (28 August 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (28 August 2021) 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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No Online Religious Education for Children on 22 August 2021 — Next Event 12 September 2021

Our Sunday afternoon Zoom religious education class for children will take a break on 22 August 2021.

As the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread in our community and seems to affect children more seriously, we are trying to be mindful in our planning of outdoor activities (taking into account the Louisiana summertime heat as well).

Watch our website and the All Souls Religious Education Facebook Group for updates on our 12 September 2021 religious education event.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 22 August 2021

Please join us on Sunday (22 August 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

We have completed our White Fragility book study group using the book by Robin DiAngelo.

This week we continue our 8th Principle and Anti-Racism exploration.

Watch the this week’s Saturday email to the class group and the #sundayadultre Slack channel for this Sunday’s details.

Not on either of these?  Reach out to Susan Caldwell by email or text message and she will fix that for you right away.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (21 August 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (21 August 2021) 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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Children’s Water Play Event Cancelled (15 August 2021)

With apologies to all who were looking forward to a fun and creative art activity, we have decided to indefinitely postpone the afternoon of water balloon play we had planned for Sunday (15 August 2021) at the church.

We’ve made this decision for several reasons:

  • Low and mixed response to our survey gauging interest in this event
  • Updates from the Louisiana Department of Health telling us that the current surge will still be increasing for the next few weeks
  • Close proximity of the school year starting
  • The highly transmissibility of the Delta COVID-19 variant combined with the vulnerability of our younger children who cannot yet be vaccinated

Given all these factors, we realized that it would be irresponsible to bring people together for any additional reason even with all the safety precautions we had planned.

Again apologies for the dashed hopes and disappointments.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 15 August 2021

Please join us on Sunday (15 August 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

We have completed our White Fragility book study group using the book by Robin DiAngelo.

This week we continue our 8th Principle and Anti-Racism exploration.

We will be viewing and discussing two TED Talks videos — “The Urgency of Intersectionality” with Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, and “Racism Has a Cost for Everyone” with Heather C. McGhee (the author of The Sum of Us).

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