All-Ages Holiday Party — 18 December 2011

After the 11:00 AM Winter Holiday worship service on 18 December 2011, please stick around to enjoy a party for all ages!

Bring some hearty, nutritious finger foods to share, and join in the fun!

Activities will include cookie-decorating, the usual action-packed dreidel table (oh, I suppose you think I’m kidding about “action-packed”?), ornament and gift bag-making, and — of course — giftwrapping the presents for our Angel Tree.

There are numerous ways to help. To offer your assistance or for more information, contact Cherrie Groves.

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No “New UU” Class This Week (15 November 2011)

There is no “New UU” class this week (Tuesday, 15 November 2011) due to the Board and Council Meetings.

Our next and last class in the series will be “The Meaning of Membership” (Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM).

Also great for the not-so-wew member, this adult religious education class offers an overview of Unitarian Universalist history, religious education, polity and governance, and our tradition of social justice.

For this final class, we will celebrate our time together, discuss any remaining questions and explore the rights and responsibilities of membership.  This is 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 stand well on their own and are open to newcomers, although we do encourage you to take the complete series of classes when you can.  We will offer the class again in the spring.

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New UU Class – “Polity and Governance: Our Tradition of Covenant”

The next “New UU” class meets on Tuesday (8 November 2011) at 6:30 PM.  The session topic will be “Polity and Governance: Our Tradition of Covenant.”

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Worship for Sunday, 30 October 2011

Please join us this Sunday at 11:00 AM for the “The Feast of All Souls” — a service in celebration of our Unitarian Universalist heritage and those who have come before us.

At this time of the year, we remember and honor the dead, we pause to pay tribute to those “prophetic men and women” of every age on whose shoulders we stand.

And plan to join us afterward for Trunk or Treat after the 11:00 AM service.

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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.

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“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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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