17 January 2021 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 17 January 2021 worship video here.

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Online All-Ages Worship (17 January 2021)

Please join us on Sunday (17 January  2021) at 11:00 AM for our Martin Luther King Sunday worship service with Dialogue on Race Facilitators Jennifer Russell, Tena Hines,  and John Ratcliff.

Our service will be livestreamed on Facebook Live here.

We will have a  virtual coffee hour after the service on Zoom.

While we are remaining physically distant, we want to know how you are doing, what you need, and what you are interested in.  You can let us know using these online surveys.

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

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Online Religious Education for Children (17 January 2021)

Please join us this Sunday (17 January 2021) at 1:00 PM for our weekly family religious education online class via Zoom.

The Zoom link will be on the All Souls Religious Education Facebook group and on the church’s Slack General channel.

What can kids do?  On this MLK Sunday, we’ll hear the story of Ruby Bridges — a little girl who made big changes.

Not everyone will be at the center of history the way Ruby was but everyone of every age can do something to make the world better.

Contact Susan Caldwell by email if you have any questions.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 17 January 2021

Please join us on Sunday (17 January 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class (please note that we are changing back to our regular time for this class for the rest of the church year).

We will be meeting via Zoom.

Gandhi and King — As we continue our exploration of world religions, we use this Martin Luther King Sunday to look at the way Gandhi’s practice of his Hinduism inspired King’s practice of his Christianity, and how both men felt called by faith to transform their societies for the sake of all people.

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First Sunday Food Pantry Day (3 January 2021)

Melissa Lewis will be outside in front of the church collecting food for Noel United Methodist Church Food Pantry on Sunday afternoon (3 January 2021) from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Requested foods this month:

  • Cheese/peanut butter crackers
  • Tuna in pop top cans
  • Vienna sausages in pop top cans
  • 8 oz. juice boxes
  • Fruit cups and/or applesauce cups
  • Assortments of small cereal boxes
  • Breakfast bars
  • Pop Tarts

As always, the process will be contactless and you can place your bags of food into the hatch of her car.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 13 December 2020

Please join us on Sunday (6 December 2020) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class.  We will be meeting via Zoom.

Join us as we explore the history of our seven Unitarian Universalist principles and the process by which we will eventually add the eighth principle.

At our 13 December 2020 congregational meeting, we will vote on ratification of the eighth principle as a congregation.

For this Sunday, we welcome anyone who would like to attend and ask questions about the eight principle [although we do encourage you to read this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) document first because you may find that your questions have already been answered by the FAQ].

We also recommend that you watch the 18 October 2020 worship service presented by the youth on the eighth principle.

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Congregational Meeting (13 December 2020)

On Sunday (13 December 2020) at 12:30 PM, All Souls will hold a congregational meeting online via Zoom.

All are welcome although only active members may vote.

On the agenda:

  1. A vote on the 2021 budget.
  2. Changes to the bylaws (These are non-controversial updates and can be found here.  The purpose of these revisions is to streamline the language.  Proposed changes are highlighted in green and language to be struck is highlighted in dark red)
  3. Selection of the Nominating Committee members by congregation
  4. Ratification of the Eighth Principle by our congregation

In addition to the eighth principle link provided in item #4 of our agenda, you may also want to check out this frequently asked question document written and complied the the adult and high school religious education classes.

You may want to watch the 18 October 2020 worship service presented by the youth on the eighth principle.

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Highland Christmas Shoppe (Saturday, 12 December 2020)

This event is happening next Saturday (12 December 2020) from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last shoppers are admitted at 3:30 PM).

What is needed:

  • Donations of new gift items for children and adults costing $20 or less including toys, clothing for children and adults, household items, miscellaneous fun gifts, etc.
  • Gifts can be dropped off at the Highland Center (520 Olive Street, Shreveport LA 71104 using the Topeka Street entrance in the rear) all this week during business hours.
  • Or you may order from their Amazon Wish List here. These items are made available to shoppers who can purchase them for $5 or less.
  • Donations of giftwrap supplies are also needed: paper, tape, ribbon, gift bags, etc.
  • Volunteers willing to help with setup, cleanup, guiding shoppers, etc.

The hours are been expanded so that fewer shoppers will be admitted to the building at a time.

Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced to the greatest extent possible.

If you are not high risk for COVID-19 and you are available to help, please sign up here to volunteer.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 6 December 2020

Please join us on Sunday (6 December 2020) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class.  We will be meeting via Zoom.

Join us as we explore the history of our seven Unitarian Universalist principles and the process by which we will eventually add the eighth principle.

At our 13 December 2020 congregational meeting, we will vote on ratification of the eighth principle as a congregation.

In these Sunday morning sessions, we are exploring the ways that we are not only making a statement but also living into the eighth principle as a congregation.

On this Sunday, we will review the “frequently asked question” (FAQ) document that we’ve created together and explore the ways we will honor the eighth principle as a part of our congregation’s covenant.

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First Sunday Food Pantry Day (6 December 2020)

This Sunday (6 December 2020), Melissa Lewis will be at All Souls from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM to collect monthly contributions for the Noel United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

Requested donations for this month:

  • Jiffy Cornbread Mix
  • Canned green beans
  • Canned cranberry sauce.

Of course, any and all non-expired non-perishable food is accepted but these are the items they are specifically requesting this month.

There are lots of hungry people in our area right now and both Noel and Highland Center Ministries are two organizations that we support are working to feed them.

If you can’t get out to do this, please consider a donation to one of these food-centered non-profits.

Noel Food Pantry has been our “Give Away the Plate” recipient for November  2020 and their Amazon Wish List is here.

You may also give online to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana which provides much of the food for Noel Food Pantry, the Highland Blessing Dinner, and other non-profits who to reduce food insecurity in our community.

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