Law Forum: “Is There a War on Women?” (4 March 2013)

Please join us Monday evening (4 March 2013) from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM for this Shreveport Celebration of Women Week Event, sponsored by Louisiana Women for Progress and Planned Parenthood.

The guest speakers for this event are Melissa Flournoy, Rachel Scott and Eileen Velez.

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17 February 2013 Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (17 February 2013) at 11:00 AM for “If We Agree in Love … ” where we will celebrate 30 Days of Love and the wisdom found in our third source.

Using the words of Hosea Ballou as our guide, we celebrate the last day of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s 30 Days of Love campaign by exploring the ways our Universalist heritage has led us to an appreciation of the wisdom of many faiths that teaches us to stand for love in the world.

Join us immediately following the service for a Visioning Potluck where we will share food and conversation about the future of our church.

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10 February 2013 Worship Service

Please join us this Sunday (10 February 2013) at 11:00 AM for “With Love As Our Doctrine: Away from Individuolatry” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.  This service will include an in-gathering of new members. Please join us to make the welcome.

And please join us next Friday and Saturday (15-16 February 2013) for the Welcoming Diversity workshop with Carrie Stewart.

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“The Water of Life” — A Workshop with Kaye Lindauer

Kaye Lindauer (a member of the Chatauqua Institution) is returning to Shreveport.  She has told us mythological stories with a heavy Jungian influence now for 7 years.  This year Kaye will tell the story of the water of life.  She will also discuss Jungian interpretations of Emily Dickson and Rumi and provide us mythological information about the aging process thru story and Jung’s philosophy.  Kaye is an excellent story teller and you would be fascinated with her presentations!

Workshop times and locations:

  • Friday (22 Feburary 2013) — 6:30-9:00 PM at All Souls
  • Saturday (23 February 2013) — 9:00 AM-5:00 PM at All Souls
  • Sunday (24 February 2013) — 9:00 AM-12:00PM at Zocolo Restaurant

Cost is $150.00.  If you would like to know more about this very special event, please email suedcrow@bellsouth.net or call her at 318-349-3855 for more information and registration.  Space is limited to 35 participants.

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Welcoming Diversity — A Workshop with Carrie Stewart

Please join us on Friday evening (15 February 2013) and on Saturday (16 February 2013) for Welcoming Diversity with Carrie Stewart.

Modeled on the Prejudice Reduction Workshops of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI), this workshop will cover the following objectives:

  • To celebrate similarities and differences,
  • To recognize the misinformation that people have learned about various groups,
  • To identify and heal from internalized oppression-the discrimination members of an oppressed group target at themselves and each other,
  • To claim pride in group identity,
  • To understand the personal impact of discrimination through the telling of stories, and
  • To learn hands-on tools for dealing effectively with bigoted comments and behavior.

The workshop will happen on Friday (15 February 2013) from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturday (16 February 2013) from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Working from the understanding that “Guilt is the glue that cements prejudice in place,” this workshop teaches us ways to move forward in a positive and affirming way.

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6 January 2013 Worship Service

Please join us this Sunday (6 January 2013) at 11:00 AM for our worship service — “The Sweetness of a New Year” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.  The All Souls Choir will sing.

During this worship service, you will be given the tools to engage in a new, positive, and life-affirming spiritual practice for the New Year.

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming World Religion Day celebration on 27 January 2013.

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2013 World Religion Day

Please join us on Sunday, 27 January 2013, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Highland Center (520 Olive Street, Shreveport, Louisiana) for our community’s annual World Religion Day celebration.

The keynote adddress will be “Beyond Religious Dialogue” by Dr. David Otto (Professor of Religious Studies and Crawford Chair of Liberal Arts Centenary College of Louisiana).

The event’s panel discussions will include the following:

  • Is it possible to do true multifaith worship, and if so, how?
  • What is your faith’s position on political involvement?
  • What is the role of evangelism in your faith tradition?  How do you find, welcome, and educate new members?

This is a great community-building event offering numerous volunteer opportunities — working at the All Souls information table, helping with set-up on Saturday (26 January 2013), and staffing the event concession stand.

Look for a place to sign up in the foyer and contact Susan Caldwell for more information.

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22 December 2012 Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (22 December 2012) at 11:00 AM for our Loving Others is Loving God worship service.

This worship service is a celebration of the Winter Holidays and our Fourth Source (Jewish and Christian Teachings that call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves).

Stay after the service for the All-Ages Holiday Party.

And remember to join us on Monday (24 December 2012) at 6:30 PM for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.

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14 October 2012 Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday, 14 October 2012, at 11:00 AM for “Behaving, Believing, Belonging:  Growing a UU Identity at Any Age” — Community Worship by the Children, Youth and Adults of All Souls.

Taking our title from a book reflecting on the future of the Christian church, and a recent article by UU minister Rev. Stefan Jonasson on what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist, we will explore these ideas in words spoken, prayed and sung.

This worship service features contributions of our Religious Education classes and music from the All Souls Choir.

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