14 April 2019 All-Ages Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (14 April 2019) at 11:00 AM for “How Beautiful — A Service in Celebration of the Home We Share” with special guest musicians George Hancock, Alan Dyson, Maurice White, and Paula O’Neal.

This is the second Sunday of Faith Climate Action Week, Palm Sunday on the Christian liturgical calendar, and the end of our season of focus on peace, social justice, and the interdependent web.

Instead of individual class presentations from the children and youth, the service will feature participatory elements for all ages as well as lots of music.  We will also have a new member signing ceremony.

Pride in the Park has moved to Sunday afternoon — and we all plan to be there but please join us for this worship service before going to Pride.

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2019 Pride in the Park Moved to Sunday (14 April 2019)

Due to adverse weather on Saturday (13 April 2019), PACE‘s annual Pride in the Park event has been moved to Sunday (14 April 2019).

The event will now be happening on Sunday (14 April 2019) from noon to 5:00 PM.

And the community-based Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 sexuality education course that is hosted by All Souls will not meet on Sunday afternoon.

Many of our OWL class facilitators and youth participants will be attending Pride in the Park and promoting the Our Whole Lives values in their daily lives.

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7 April 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (7 April 2019) at 11:00 AM for our Faith Climate Action Week Service with Frances Kelley.

We are delighted to welcome activist and organizer Frances Kelley back to our pulpit this morning as we celebrate Faith Climate Action Week.

A past winner of All Souls’ Emerson Award, Frances was the director for the massive campaign that defeated the planned open burning of toxic waste at nearby Camp Minden.

She has organized locally for the national 350.org movement and — in addition to various environmental issues — has worked on women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and various election campaigns.

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.

And this Sunday will be the last day for our spring plant sale.

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31 March 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (31 March 2019) at 11:00 AM for “A Seat at the Table” by Lee Jeter.

Join us as we welcome back Lee Jeter (Executive Director of the Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana).  He is one of our most requested guest speakers.

His message of empowerment and inclusion will be taken from Luke 14:10 in the Bible.

This is our monthly “Give Away the Plate Sunday” and the Fuller Center will be the recipient of this Sunday’s non-pledge collection.  Remember that if you only bring one check, you can indicate on the memo line the proportions allotted to All Souls and the Fuller Center.

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 — 31 March 2019

Please join us on Sunday (31 March 2019) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class.  We will have a presentation on “Spread the Vote” with Candice Battiste (Director of Spread the Vote Louisiana).

Spread the Vote is a national organization that empowers and educates voters and also helps them to obtain the necessary state photo IDs to exercise their voting rights and participate in many other basic, daily activities of citizenship that many of us take for granted.

From the Louisiana Spread the Vote Facebook page:

Without ID it is almost impossible to obtain legal employment, to find housing, or even needed medical care. At Spread The Vote + Project ID , we work every day to help the most vulnerable members of our communities obtain the little card that changes lives.

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24 March 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (24 March 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Celebration of Women:  Still Angry” by Melissa Gibson with help from Kathaleen Pittman and Loretta Casteen.

It is Women’s History Month across the nation and Celebration of Women Week in Shreveport-Bossier.

Join us to welcome All Souls member and local activist Melissa Gibson as we celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of those who’ve gone before and recommit ourselves for the great work that is still ahead.

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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17 March 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (17 March 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Dwelling in Peace … because It Matters” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

An important part of the task at hand is to learn how we speak with each other — and more importantly — how we listen to each other within our own walls.

Without this practice, we stand little chance of doing so in the wider world.

We are continuing this season’s focus on peace, social justice, and the interdependent web.

In this season of our church year, we honor our second principle (“justice, equity, and compassion in human relations”), our sixth principle (“the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all”) and our seventh principle (“respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part”).

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.

We will host another “Lunch and Learn” potluck with our Committee on Ministry after the worship service.

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10 March 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (10 March 2019) from 11:00 AM for “Growing Justice” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

We are continuing this season’s focus on peace, social justice, and the interdependent web.

In this season of our church year, we honor our second principle (“justice, equity, and compassion in human relations”), our sixth principle (“the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all”), and our seventh principle (“respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part”).

We will have a new member signing ceremony as part of this worship service.  Please join us and welcome our new members.

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.

We will host another “Lunch and Learn” potluck with our Committee on Ministry after the worship service.

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3 March 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (3 March 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Justice and U(U)s” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

Continuing this season’s focus on peace, social justice, and the interdependent web, what is ours to do as Unitarian Universalists in the effort to bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice?

In this season of our church year, we honor our second principle (“justice, equity, and compassion in human relations”), our sixth principle (“the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all”), and our seventh principle (“respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part”).

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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Green Bag Sunday for Noel Food Pantry (3 March 2019)

This March 2019, Noel Food Pantry is requesting:

  • Canned fruit – 15 oz.
  • Instant oatmeal packets
  • Cornbread mix

Buy one or more of any or all of these items, bring them in a bag (any color bag) on Sunday and place your bag in the hatch of the green Kia Soul that will be parked out front.

JoDel Adkins will take the food to Noel on Monday when she volunteers there.

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