Adult Religious Education — 9 February 2020

Please join us on Sunday (9 February 2020) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education classes.

The Wisdom of the World’s Religions — Susan Caldwell (Facilitator)
This week, “Taoism: The Origins of ‘Go with the Flow.'”

From the Tao Te Ching: “Whatever is flexible and flowing will tend to grow, whatever is rigid and blocked will wither and die.” This morning we’ll take a look at one of the oldest religions, and one that influences many practitioners of other religions including Unitarian Universalism, and no religion as well.

Note: because of the Art Market event, we will meet this week in the Middle/High School Room.

Note about The New UU Class:
Bennett Upton is hoping to start another “New UU” class very soon, but is taking a short break for the sake of building the numbers.  Whether you are brand new to Unitarian Universalism, or not so new but wanting a refresher or to fill in some gaps, this is a great class for you.  It covers the history and theology of our faith tradition and congregation, and lets you explore how all of that fits with your theology and personal perspective.

If you are interested in being part of the class when it starts again, email Bennett or call or text him at 318-553-7321.

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2 February 2020 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (2 February 2020) at 11:00 AM for “Amid the Noise and Haste – We Choose” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

Rev. Barbara is back in the pulpit this morning, revisiting Desiderata (a 1927 piece by Max Ehrmann that saw a resurgence of popularity in the 1970s and bears another look in the present age).

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.

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Adult Religious Education — 2 February 2020

Please join us on Sunday (2 February 2020) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education classes.  For this Sunday, you have choices:

  • The New UU –Bennett Upton, Facilitator
    New and not-so-new Unitarian Universalists will benefit from this comprehensive introduction to our faith tradition and our congregation. Hear stories from our history and learn more about our covenantal living tradition in the here and now.
  • The Wisdom of the World’s Religions — Susan Caldwell, Facilitator
    “Zoroastrianism:  A Look Inside the World’s Oldest Monotheistic Religion” The subject of Zoroastrianism has come up a few times in our recent discussions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, so let’s go back and take a closer look at its origins, its influence on the Abrahamic traditions, and its current practice.
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26 January 2020 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (26 January 2020) at 11:00 AM for “Kindness at the Core” by Larry Androes.

In celebration of World Religion Day, we are delighted to welcome back to our pulpit Larry Androes — teacher of the weekly sitting Buddhist meditation here at All Souls every Saturday morning at 10:30 AM.

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.

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Adult Religious Education — 26 January 2020

Please join us on Sunday (26 January 2020) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education classes.  For this Sunday, you have choices:

  • The New UU –Bennett Upton, Facilitator
    New and not-so-new Unitarian Universalists will benefit from this comprehensive introduction to our faith tradition and our congregation. Hear stories from our history and learn more about our covenantal living tradition in the here and now.
  • The Wisdom of the World’s Religions — Susan Caldwell, Facilitator
    Inside Mecca, Part II— We conclude a 2-session exploration of Islam viewing the second half of a National Geographic documentary showing a rare view of the Hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca that is one of the Five Pillars of the Islamic faith) through the eyes of three different pilgrims.
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19 January 2020 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (19 January 2020) at 11:00 AM for “The Power of One” by Carolyn Jones.

Please join us on this Martin Luther King Sunday to welcome one of Shreveport’s own civil rights trailblazers.

From her childhood as the first African-American child to integrate Creswell Elementary to her current life as a businesswoman, musician, tireless community volunteer and activist, hers has been and is a remarkable life.

Ms. Jones will tell her story and (along with her nephew guitarist Maurice White III) will share music with us as well.  Together, they make up the duo Acoustic Standard.

And in celebration of the holiday, please take the time to revisit this moment in Unitarian Universalist history, when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the Ware Lecture at UUA General Assembly 1966.

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.

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Adult Religious Education — 19 January 2020

Please join us on Sunday (19 January 2020) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education classes.  For this Sunday, you have choices:

  • The New UU –Bennett Upton, Facilitator
    New and not-so-new Unitarian Universalists will benefit from this comprehensive introduction to our faith tradition and our congregation. Hear stories from our history and learn more about our covenantal living tradition in the here and now.
  • The Wisdom of the World’s Religions — Susan Caldwell, Facilitator
    Inside Mecca, Part I — We begin a 2-session exploration of Islam viewing the first half of a National Geographic documentary showing a rare view of the Hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca that is one of the Five Pillars of the Islamic faith) through the eyes of three different pilgrims.
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12 January 2020 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (12 January 2020) at 11:00 AM for “UU Ethical and Spiritual Considerations in Light of the World’s Religions” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

We are continuing our focus on the third source of Unitarian Universalism — “wisdom of the world’s religions, which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.”

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.

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Adult Religious Education — 12 January 2020

Please join us on Sunday (12 January 2020) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class — Understanding the Bible with Susan Caldwell (Facilitator).

For this Sunday — Exploring the Christian Scriptures

Our Unitarian and Universalist forebears read the scriptures for themselves and arrived at interpretations of their own, sometimes at risk to their freedom or their very lives.  With the stakes not nearly so high in our own lives, it seems only right that we honor them as we claim the Hebrew and Christian scriptures that are also part of our own religious heritage.

Today we’ll spend one more Sunday in our exploration of the life and teachings of the man Jesus and the religious and political backdrop against which he came on the scene.  This class is based on the book Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals by former UUA President John Buehrens.

The New UU class with Bennett Upton start again next week (19 January 2020) at 9:15 AM with a new series of classes.

Whether you are brand new to Unitarian Universalism, or you’ve been around awhile and would like to fill in some gaps, this class is for you.

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5 January 2020 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us this Sunday (5 January 2020) at 11:00 AM for “Wholly Whole and Holy” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

Join us for the first service of 2020 as we begin our focus on the third source of Unitarian Universalism (the Wisdom of the World’s Religions).

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.

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