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.
Please join us on Sunday (1 September 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Someone Else’s Truth” by Rev Barbara Jarrell.
“When galaxies collide, there are all sorts of consequences. And still, truth is bigger than all of that.”
You are going to want to know where this is going.
Our summer fun for children and youth will focus on the theme of “Love is the Doctrine of this Church.”
The children and youth will talk together about what that means and then work together on a collaborative art project that supports that theme.
And it’s also Green Bag Sunday for Noel United Methodist Food Pantry ! Bring your bag (any color bag!) this Sunday with one or more of the following items:
- Jiffy Cornbread Mix (8.5 oz.)
- Green Beans (15-16 oz. can)
- Mac and Cheese (7.25 oz. box)
Place them in the hatch of the green Kia Soul that will be parked up by the front breezeway and JoDel Adkins will make sure they get to the food pantry this week.
Please join us on Sunday (28 July 2019) at 11:00 AM for “After Apologies, Then What?” by Claudia Harris.
We are delighted to welcome counselor and All Souls member Claudia Harris back to our pulpit as she explores the interplay between apology, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
This is Give Away the Plate Sunday, and our recipient this month is the 2019 North Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival sponsored by PACE. All Souls is proud to be a co-sponsor of the festival and this Sunday’s non-pledge collection will go toward our sponsorship.
Our summer fun activity for this Sunday is making and racing little cars with Amanda Lawrence.
Please join us on Sunday (21 July 2019) at 11:00 AM for “There is Love More Powerful than Differences or Fears in its Claim on Our Hearts” by Judy Cantil and Bishop Shaun Cooper.
While religions may differ in their metaphysical views, religious and secular views converge in the realm of compassion and ethics.
Join Judy and her friend Bishop Shaun for this joyful service full of music and life in celebration of bridging differences in these polarizing times.
Our summer fun activity for this Sunday is water balloon painting with Leigh Anne and Joshua Chambers.
Please join us on Sunday (14 July 2019) at 11:00 AM for “When Lady Liberty Weeps” by Dr. Pamela McPherson.
Dr. Pamela McPherson is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in Shreveport, Louisiana. She has been recognized for her role as a whistle-blower regarding the care and conditions at the immigration detention facilities and has seen firsthand the state of the facilities and people housed there.
We are thrilled to have her at All Souls as our guest speaker this Sunday.
Her presentation is called “When Lady Liberty Weeps” and will include video.
Our summer fun for this Sunday will be “How to Read Music” with Ash McLain and Kevin Henry. And for the not-as-musically-interested — “Jewelry Making” with Georgia Morgan.
Please join us on Sunday (7 July 2019) at 11:00 AM for “The Myth of Self-Sufficiency” by Susan Caldwell (All Souls Director of Lifespan Religious Education).
If we all “get by with a little help from our friends,” then why do we set the highest standards of autonomy for those with the fewest resources?
How does the myth distort our reading of history and how do we hurt ourselves and our communities when we attempt to “go it alone” and demand the same of others?
Our summer fun activity for children and youth this Sunday will be “Building an Edible Campfire” with Betty Parent and Kevin Henry (who will teach the basics of fire-building in a novel and non-flammable way),
Please join us on Sunday (23 June 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Loving Unconditionally in a Conditional Society” by Elias Capello.
Eli spent his undergrad years here at Centenary and All Souls and is a past President of Louisiana Trans Advocates.
He earned his Masters in Anthropology at UMass Amherst and is currently living in Atlanta doing research for his doctoral dissertation on the ways that trans and queer people create community in the Deep South.
He is back with us during this Pride month to talk about that work.
Our summer fun activity for children and youth this Sunday will be origami with Sam First and Noah Wagstaff.
Please join us on Sunday (2 June 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Ain’t Got No Home” by Earlene Venable with Barbara Deger (Worship Associate).
All Souls member Earlene Venable will speak on a topic near and dear to her heart — homelessness — as a local and global issue.
Reflecting on her own work with Holy Cross Hope House and the St. Luke’s Mobile Medical Ministry, she will share her own perspectives on the issue and ideas for solutions based on her personal experience.
Our summer fun activity for children and youth this Sunday will be Tie-Dye Sunday. Our children and youth will be tie-dyeing in the religious education wing.