World Religion Day — 26 January 2020

Please join us for the 21st annual World Religion Day celebration on 26 January 2020.

This event will be happening at The Highland Center (520 Olive Street, Shreveport LA 71104) from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

As many as 18 different faith traditions have participated in this event, which includes table displays by each faith group as well as panel discussions and musical presentations throughout the afternoon.

We’re delighted to welcome as our keynote this year the Rev. Theron Jackson of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church — a dynamic speaker and longtime proponent of interfaith engagement and understanding.

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RiZe Up! — Roy Zimmerman in Concert at All Souls (3 February 2020)

Please join us on Monday (3 February 2020) at 7:00 PM for RiZe Up! — Roy Zimmerman in Concert at All Souls.

Admission is $25.00 (or whatever you can pay).

If you want to come to the concert, don’t let money stand in your way.

Join us, and bring your friends, to welcome Roy Zimmerman back to Shreveport and All Souls.

Roy’s signature blend of heart and hilarity has never been more necessary.

RiZe Up is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s original songs — a funny and forceful affirmation of peace and social justice.

It’s laughter and encouragement for progressive-minded people who need a lot of both.

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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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8 December 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (8 December 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Two Notions of God and Their Effect on Movements” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

We continue our season of focus on the Jewish and Christian roots of Unitarian Universalism.

Look for the Mitten Tree this Sunday as well as an opportunity to pay tribute to loved ones by purchasing poinsettias for the sanctuary.

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 (1 December 2019)

It’s Green Bag Sunday for the Noel Food Pantry.

Bring the requested foods (or any foods) in your green bag (or any bag) to the church and place in the hatch of JoDel Adkins’ Green Kia Soul. out in front of the church.

Foods requested this week:

  • Canned soup or chili (15 oz.)
  • Jiffy cornbread mix (8.5 oz.)
  • Individual packets of hot cocoa mix
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Transgender Day of Remembrance (16 November 2019)

The Shreveport / Bossier area Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) will be happening this Saturday (16 November 2019) at 6:30 PM.  The event will be held at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA).

It is a sad fact that in 2019 we must still come together to remember those who have died simply for being who they are.

However, in this commemoration we also try to lift up the triumphs, including election results in various states in the past two years.

This observance of TDoR is planned and hosted by the Shreveport chapter of Louisiana Trans Advocates.

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Rally for Climate Justice (9 November 2019)

Rally for Climate Justice — Saturday, 9 November 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM — Caddo Parish Courthouse.

Gretchen Upton and Gus Demerath (All Souls Youth) are the organizers of this community-wide Climate Justice rally.

We work on many important issues as a congregation as a part of multiple partnerships working for social justice and change.

This issue, however, is the most urgent for all of us, and is already affecting people all over the world, including in our own state of Louisiana.

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Food Pantry Drive (3 November 2019)

This Sunday (3 November 2019) is the Green Bag Sunday for
Noel Food Pantry.

Foods needed at Noel this month are:

  • Jiffy Cornbread Mix (8.5 oz.)
  • Canned green beans (15-16 oz.)
  • boxed cereal (12 oz.)

Bring your bag of food (any color bag) to church with the requested food items and JoDel Adkins will have her green Kia Soul parked out in front with the hatch open for you to place your bag inside.

JoDel volunteers at Noel and will see that the food is delivered to the Noel Food Pantry.

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Laughing Dog Ranch Cookie Sale Benefit (27 October 2019)

On this Sunday (27 October 2019), bring your worthy donations so you can scarf up some delicious treats after church and support Laughing Dog Ranch.

Our middle and high school youth are hosting a cookie sale to benefit Laughing Dog Ranch.

Laughing Dog Ranch is an animal rescue in Oil City LA run by our great friend Pepper Lumina.

Check out her website to see the adoptable pets and other ways to help.

If you would like to help contribute some of the goodies to sell, contact
Eric First or Kathy Osuch.

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