Slave State Documentary Screening (24 September 2022)

Please join us this Saturday evening (24 September 2022) at 7:00 PM for an in-person screening of the documentary film Slave State.

This is a documentary film inspired by the book Slave State:  Evidence of Apartheid in America by Curtis Ray Davis II.

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church is honored to host a screening of this documentary film.

This is Policy Films first film of this length — produced in collaboration with the non-profit organization Decarcerate Louisiana.

The documentary highlights the grassroots movement by Decarcerate Louisiana to sponsor Louisiana legislation to remove slavery from the state constitution with the help of State Rep. Edmond Jordan of District 29.

A Q and A session with author and activist Curtis Davis will follow the screening.

Come and learn how slavery still exists in Louisiana along with the importance of voting yes on Amendment 7 on 8 November 2022 to abolish slavery in our state.

Here is the trailer for this film:

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26 June 2022 UUA General Assembly Sunday Worship

We did not have an in-person worship service on Sunday, 26 June 2022.

Since church staff and church members were attending the 2022 Unitarian Universalist General Assembly (GA) in Portland, Oregon, we had an all-ages potluck and watched the livestream video of the Sunday GA worship from Portland instead.

You can watch the GA worship service here:

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19 June 2022 Worship Livestreaming Video

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we have begun to broadcast a livestream video of our Sunday morning worship services.

This worship video will be available live and in recorded formats.

For our livestream video of our worship services, we are using Facebook Live.  One does not have to log into Facebook or have a Facebook account to view this video.

You can find the 19 June 2022 worship video here.

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29 May 2022 Worship Livestreaming Video

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we have begun to broadcast a livestream video of our Sunday morning worship services.

This worship video will be available live and in recorded formats.

For our livestream video of our worship services, we are using Facebook Live.  One does not have to log into Facebook or have a Facebook account to view this video.

You can find the 29 May 2022 worship video here.

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All-Ages Worship (11 September 2022)

Please join us this Sunday (11 September 2022) at 11:00 AM for the presentation of the 2022 Emerson Award to Kathaleen Pittman (Executive Director — Hope Medical Group for Women).

We honor Kathaleen for her years of service and unyielding dedication to the rights of all people to plan their families as they choose and to seek abortion care as needed.

The Emerson Award is given annually by our congregation to the individual or organization in the wider community whose life and work best exemplify the values and principles of liberal religion.

We will be meeting in the sanctuary for this worship service.  Please join us in person at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106 if you are able to do so.

Our service will also be livestreamed on Facebook Live here if you cannot attend in person.

Although the number of new COVID cases and hospitalizations has increased in the Shreveport metro area, we are still safe to have to in-person worship at this time.

We no longer require proof of vaccination against COVID for all attendees ages 11 and up for indoor events.

However, we do strongly encourage that anyone attending our worship services or other indoor events at All Souls be vaccinated against COVID.

We are also required the wearing of masks for all in-person attendees for all indoor events.

Religious education classes for children and youth resumes this Sunday as well.  The children and youth will be with us for the first 15-20 minutes of the worship service before we sing them out to their classes.

Our September 2022 give-away-the-plate recipient is Highland Center Ministries.

And you can contribute to All Souls using this online resource.

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Pride in the Park (10 September 2022)

Please join us at our table at this year’s Pride in the Park (sponsored by PACE Shreveport).

Pride in the Park will be at Betty Virginia Park on Saturday (10 September 2022) from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

All Souls is scheduled for unloading and set-up at 9:45 AM at the parking lot on the Line Avenue side of the park.

We can use help with setup at 9:45 AM or with teardown at 4:00 PM.

If anyone would like to take a shift at the table during the day, we will welcome that as well.

Or just come hang out with us for awhile along with checking out all the great stuff at this event.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 4 September 2022

Please join us on Sunday (4 September 2022) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

On this Sunday, we will continue our two-part exploration of the movement for LGBTQ+ rights within the Unitarian Universalist Association.

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Highland Center Ministries — September 2022 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Each month we dedicate all of our non-pledge income to an organization doing the work that best embodies our Unitarian Universalist principles and values.

For the month of September 2022, we choose Highland Center Ministries — a partnership of congregations that includes All Souls along with many congregations.

Along with the Highland Blessing Dinner, the Highland Center Ministries’s programs include three clothes closets to assist those who need clothes (The Little Clothesline for infants and toddlers, Maggie Lee’s Closet for children, and Men’s and Women’s Closets).

They also have a partnership with Pelican State Credit Union to offer low-cost hand-up Loans and other banking services to help people stay away from costly and predatory payday lenders.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2022 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to Highland Center Ministries.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of September 2022 will go to Highland Center Ministries.

Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “Highland Center Ministries” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to Highland Center Ministries.  If you want less than 100% of the check to go to Highland Center Ministries, please put the amount you want going to Highland Center Ministries on the memo line.

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Kathaleen Pittman — 2022 Emerson Award Honoree

Join us on Sunday (11 September 2022) at 11:00 AM for the annual presentation of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award to Kathaleen Pittman (Executive Director of Hope Medical Group for Women).

We honor Kathaleen for her years of service and unyielding dedication to the rights of all people to plan their families as they choose and to seek abortion care as needed.

The Emerson Award is given annually by our congregation to the individual or organization in the wider community whose life and work best exemplify the values and principles of liberal religion.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 28 August 2022

Please join us on Sunday (28 August 2022) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

On this Sunday, we will begin a two-part exploration of the movement for LGBTQ+ rights within the Unitarian Universalist Association.

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