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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20 October 2019 All-Ages Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (20 October 2019) at 11:00 AM for “That All Souls Shall Grow into Harmony with the Sacred” with the children, youth and adults of All Souls.

For the past 8 weeks, our children and youth have been delving more deeply into the words we say every week in our Unison Affirmation.

Why do we say that love is our doctrine and service is our prayer?

Why is it important to seek knowledge in freedom?

And what does it mean to us to grow into harmony with the sacred?

What is sacred?

And by the way, who wrote those words in the first place?

Come and hear a few of the answers, and even more questions!

Our children and youth will also be introducing upcoming service projects and your chance to participate.

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29 September 2019 Blessing of the Animals All-Ages Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (29 September 2019) at 11:00 AM for our annual Blessing of the Animals worship service for all ages.  Our featured guest speaker is Christie Chapman of WERLA (Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of Louisiana).

Just before the celebration of the Feast Day of St. Francis on the Christian calendar, we are delighted to offer one of our most beloved services of the year — the Blessing of the Animals.

At this time of year only, your furry, feathered, finned, or scaly friends are welcomed into the sanctuary to celebrate our shared place in the interdependent web of all existence.

We do ask that you bring your animal friend on a leash or in an appropriate carrier as even the most docile animals can be unpredictable in strange circumstances.

You know your pet better than anyone and if yours is “not ready for prime time,” feel free to bring a photo or stuffed animal in lieu of the real deal.

We’re honored this year to welcome Christie Chapman of WERLA and our give away the plate collection will go toward WERLA.

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