All Ages Worship (21 July 2024)

Please join us this Sunday (21 July 2024) at 11:00 AM for “The Joseph People
and the State of Re-Entry in Louisiana” by Curtis Davis (Executive Director — A 2nd Chance at Life Foundation).

We are honored to welcome Curtis Davis back to our pulpit this morning.

The story of Joseph in the Hebrew Testament is one of triumph over betrayal and imprisonment.  Old stories endure for a reason and this one has much to teach us about the current state of incarceration and re-entry in Louisiana.

Wrongly imprisoned in Angola for 25 years, Curtis Davis has worked tirelessly since his 2016 release to help others who are incarcerated or recently released.

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.

The COVID risks for Caddo, Bossier and De Soto Parishes (the Shreveport metro area) are all low as of 16 May 2024 according to the CDC’s COVID CountyCheck website.

Additional data can be found on the Louisiana Department of Health’s respiratory virus dashboard web page.  The most sensitive metric to follow for current COVID trends is the “Laboratory Surveillance Data” link.  The link is currently showing a marked increase in positive COVID tests as of 13 July 2024.

The CDC does not recommend mandatory masking for all indoor events in “low” risk areas.

Starting on 13 November 2022, masks will be optional indoors at All Souls.

Anyone who prefers to keep wearing a mask is welcome to do so and attending worship through livestream video is also an option.

We will still have KN95 masks available in the foyer for anyone who needs one.

We continue to recommend that you stay home if you have any symptoms, and that you keep up with all available vaccinations and boosters.

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.

If you are recovering from COVID and have no symptoms, you should mask in public until you have tested negative twice in a 48 hour period.

We also ask that you go by the previous CDC guidelines of waiting at least 5 days past the onset of symptoms rather than the current 24 hour recommendation.

And of course — if you have symptoms (COVID or other respiratory illness) — please stay home and take care of yourself.

Artist Sunday 2024 is happening in one week (28 July 2024).

Our July 2024 give-away-the-plate recipient is North Louisiana Interfaith.

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

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Online and In-Person Adult Religious Education (21 July 2024)

Please join us on Sunday (21 July 2024) for our adult religious education class at 9:00 AM.

Our adult religious education class is now a dual-platform class — meeting in person in the church social hall and also on Zoom.

We will our discussion of the Heritage Foundation’s “Project 2025” plan for the future of the U.S. under a “conservative administration beginning in 2025” along with some policy details.

This is the plan that a Heritage Foundation’s Kevin Roberts has called a “new American Revolution” and he says it “will remain bloodless if the left will allow it.”

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30 June 2024 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 30 June 2024 worship video here.

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23 June 2024 UUA General Assembly Sunday Worship Streaming Video

We did not have an in-person worship service on Sunday, 23 June 2024.

We had an all-ages potluck and watched the livestream video of the Sunday GA worship instead.

You can watch the GA worship service here (if you wish to fast-forward past the opening announcement slides, move forward to 15:00 minutes):

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All Ages Worship (14 July 2024)

Please join us this Sunday (14 July 2024) at 11:00 AM for “Bending the Arc:  The Difficult Takes a Little Time, The Impossible Takes a Little Longer” by Claudia Harris.

This quote from Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930) — Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate — forms the basis for this timely message from Claudia Harris.  Please join us!

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.

The COVID risks for Caddo, Bossier and De Soto Parishes (the Shreveport metro area) are all low as of 16 May 2024 according to the COVIDActNow website (no updates since then on this website).  These parishes are also reported as “low” on the CDC’s COVID CountyCheck website.

Additional data can be found on the Louisiana Department of Health’s respiratory virus dashboard web page.

The CDC does not recommend mandatory masking for all indoor events in “low” risk areas.

Starting on 13 November 2022, masks will be optional indoors at All Souls.

Anyone who prefers to keep wearing a mask is welcome to do so and attending worship through livestream video is also an option.

We will still have KN95 masks available in the foyer for anyone who needs one.

We continue to recommend that you stay home if you have any symptoms, and that you keep up with all available vaccinations and boosters.

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.

If you are recovering from COVID and have no symptoms, you should mask in public until you have tested negative twice in a 48 hour period.

We also ask that you go by the previous CDC guidelines of waiting at least 5 days past the onset of symptoms rather than the current 24 hour recommendation.

And of course — if you have symptoms (COVID or other respiratory illness) — please stay home and take care of yourself.

Artist Sunday 2024 is happening in two weeks.

Our July 2024 give-away-the-plate recipient is North Louisiana Interfaith.

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

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Online and In-Person Adult Religious Education (14 July 2024)

Please join us on Sunday (14 July 2024) for our adult religious education class at 9:00 AM.

Our adult religious education class is now a dual-platform class — meeting in person in the church social hall and also on Zoom.

We will present an overview of the Heritage Foundation’s “Project 2025” plan for the future of the U.S. under a “conservative administration beginning in 2025” along with some policy details.

This is the plan that a Heritage Foundation’s Kevin Roberts has called a “new American Revolution” and he says it “will remain bloodless if the left will allow it.”

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North Louisiana Interfaith Welcome Luncheon (1 August 2024)

Please join All Souls and other member organizations of North Louisiana Interfaith at the North Louisiana Interfaith Welcome Luncheon:

North Louisiana Interfaith is currently in the process of recruiting new institutions and seeking a recommitment from current member institutions.

Please join us for this celebratory luncheon at which members will confirm our commitments and receive materials for our Pledge to Vote campaign for the election season (here is a link for the Pledge to Vote campaign for the Spring 2024 elections).

Pledge to Vote is a voter turnout strategy that has proven highly effective at improving the engagement of “casual” voters through a sense of healthy competition among enrolled institutions.

It is not about how you vote — North Louisiana Interfaith is non-partisan — but that you vote and encourage friends (particularly in low turnout areas) to do so as well.

Register for the 1 August 2024 luncheon by scanning the QR code above or by visiting the event page on the North Louisiana Interfaith web site.

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12 May 2024 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 12 May 2024 worship video here.

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5 May 2024 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 5 May 2024 worship video here.

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North Louisiana Interfaith — July 2024 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

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

For the month of July 2024, we choose North Louisiana Interfaith (an organization that All Souls supports as a member institution).

North Louisiana Interfaith and the statewide organization Together Louisiana harness the power of organized people to create real change in our communities.

Our two most significant projects of late are the Community Lighthouse project (creating solar powered community hubs that will literally save lives when the grid goes down) and Pledge to Vote (a campaign to increase voter turnout that has been highly effective in Caddo Parish and will be kicking off a statewide campaign on 1 August 2024).

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2024 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to North Louisiana Interfaith and then put “GATP JUL 2024” or “North Louisiana Interfaith ” in the comment section.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of July 2024 will go to North Louisiana Interfaith .

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

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