16 November 2014 Adult Religious Education

Please join us on Sunday (16 November 2014) at 9:30 AM for our Adult Religious Education Class — An Introduction to Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic by Matthew Stewart.

This book is a very persuasive response to the idea that our country was founded as a “Christian nation.”  Stewart’s work takes a close, fresh look at what the founders meant by the words in the Declaration of Independence — “the laws of nature and nature’s God.”

After this introduction, we will take orders for the book and continue our study of the book together on 7 December 2014.

Nursery Care is provided for the Adult Religious Education and Worship hours.  Activities for children and youth will be provided during the Adult Religious Education hour at 9:30 AM as well.

If you have an activity or project you would like to share with a multi-age group or you are simply willing to hang out with them on the playground or on our newly partially refurbished nature trail, please email Susan Caldwell or call her at (318) 465-3427.

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9 November 2014 Adult Religious Education

Please join us at 9:30 AM on Sunday (9 November 2014) for “A Discussion with Rev. Ron Robinson.”  We will be learning more about his Welcome Table Church and A Third Place Community Foundation.

Nursery Care is provided for the Adult Religious Education and Worship hours.  Activities for children and youth will be provided during the Adult Religious Education hour at 9:30 AM as well.

If you have an activity or project you would like to share with a multi-age group or you are simply willing to hang out with them on the playground or on our newly partially refurbished nature trail, please email Susan Caldwell or call her at (318) 465-3427.

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2 November 2014 Adult Religious Education

CarltonSmithPlease join us on Sunday morning (2 November 2014) at 9:30 AM for our Adult Religious Education Class — A Discussion with Rev. Carlton Smith.  Rev. Smith serves as one of seven Congregational Life Staff in the Southern Region of the Unitarian Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and is the primary UUA contact for congregations in Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi and Pensacola FL.

Since we recently finished our Sunday morning discussion of the UUA Common Read (Paul Rasor’s Reclaiming Prophetic Witness), we’ve asked Rev. Smith to talk with us about his perspective on our prophetic role as Unitarian Universalists in the public conversation.

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26 October 2014 Worship and Religious Education for Children and Youth

LadyCarlsonPlease join us on Sunday (26 October 2014) at 11:00 AM for “The Prophetic Imagination” by Lady Carlson (Organizer for Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith).

We are delighted to welcome back Lady Carlson — and it might not surprise you to learn that she is all about our recent theme of speaking with a prophetic voice of faith as we work to create beloved community that never fails to consider “the least of these” and truly leaves no one behind.

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, then are dismissed to their classes.

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26 October 2014 Adult Religious Education

LadyCarlsonPlease join us on Sunday (25 October 2014) at 9:30 AM for our Adult Religious Education class — A Discussion with Lady Carlson (Organizer for Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith).

Come and spend a bonus hour with the always-inspiring and energizing Lady Carlson.  We may have some Walter Brueggemann, some Interfaith updates, some talk about the future of workforce development in Northwest Louisiana, some more inspiration for our own prophetic witness … we will just get started and see where it goes!

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19 October 2014 Worship and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (19 October 2014) at 11:00 AM for “Collective Choices and a Singular Punishment” by Beth Compa (Staff Attorney for the Promise of Justice Initiative of New Orleans)

Please join us to welcome Beth Compa who will explore the ways we are channeling our state’s resources and how we might strive to do that more responsibly:

Why do we pour money into the vengeful act of killing while others go hungry, young kids don’t have access to the early education that we know makes an essential difference in their lives, young working parents struggle to make ends meet — what other choices might we make to manifest the society and community we want?

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, then are dismissed to their classes.

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19 October 2014 Adult Religious Education

ReclaimingPropheticWitnessBookPlease join us this Sunday (19 October 2014) at 9:30 AM for our Adult Religious Education Class.

We will be continuing our discussion of the UUA Common Read — Reclaiming Prophetic Witness: Liberal Religion in the Public Square by Paul Rasor.

Rasor makes the point that this is a crucial time for a liberal religious voice that has gone missing from public dialogue.

This week, please read the epilogue. We currently have several paper copies of the book available at church.

Rev. Barbara Jarrell requests that all church members read this book — whether you’re taking the class or not.  She also says:

Toward sharpening our vision this single effort will add common references, language and understanding as we move forward together.  And it will help you be a more informed participant and contributor in those efforts.  Please join us in class or at least in reading if you can– if you will.

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12 October 2014 Worship for All Ages

Please join us on Sunday (12 October 2014) at 11:00 AM for “The Prophet’s Toolbox.”

Do you want to know how to pack a Toolbox of Faith?

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Join the children, youth and adults of All Souls as we explore the tools we need to practice our faith and to walk it out into the world as modern-day prophets.

The service will include music from Mason Upton and from the All Souls Choir.

The children and youth will be with us for the entire time in the sanctuary.  Next Sunday (19 October 2014), they begin their pillar on Jewish and Christian Heritage.  As always, nursery care will be provided during this service for very young children.

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12 October 2014 Adult Religious Education

ReclaimingPropheticWitnessBookPlease join us this Sunday (12 October 2014) at 9:30 AM for our Adult Religious Education Class.

We will be continuing our discussion of the UUA Common Read — Reclaiming Prophetic Witness: Liberal Religion in the Public Square by Paul Rasor.

Rasor makes the point that this is a crucial time for a liberal religious voice that has gone missing from public dialogue.

This week, please read the fifth and sixth chapters. We currently have no paper copy of the book available at church, but we expect more to arrive next week. You may email Susan Caldwell if you are interested in purchasing a copy.

Rev. Barbara Jarrell requests that all church members read this book — whether you’re taking the class or not.  She also says:

Toward sharpening our vision this single effort will add common references, language and understanding as we move forward together.  And it will help you be a more informed participant and contributor in those efforts.  Please join us in class or at least in reading if you can– if you will.

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Podcast — “Debate — What Better Explains Morality — Naturalism or Supernaturalism?”

“Debate — What Better Explains Morality — Naturalism or Supernaturalism?” with Chan Hearron and Randall Lord

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