Online All-Ages Worship (11 April 2021)

Please join us on Sunday (11 April 2021) at 11:00 AM for “Reparations:  A Debt Owed” by Candice Battiste.

Our service will be livestreamed on Facebook Live here.

We are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome Candice Battiste (Northwest Louisiana lead organizer for the Power Coalition) speaking on “Reparations: A Debt Owed.”

Candice had to cancel in February to coordinate water relief efforts after the snow and ice emergency.

We are happy and grateful to welcome her back just as the city of Evanston, Illinois has passed its first reparations measure.

Our April 2021 give-away-the-plate recipient is Our Give Away the Plate recipient is Volunteers for Youth JusticeMore details 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 (11 April 2021)

Please join us online for our family religious education class on Sunday (11 April 2021) at 1:00 PM via Zoom.

The Zoom link will be available on the All Souls Slack and on the All Souls Religious Education Facebook Group.

We are continuing our theme of peace, social justice, and the interdependent web with the story What Do You Do with an Idea?

Every great thing that happens — every bit of progress we make — starts with a big idea.

What’s your big idea?

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Online Adult Religious Education — 11 April 2021

Please join us on Sunday (11 April 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

We will resume our White Fragility book study group with Susan Caldwell and Barbara Deger (using the book by Robin DiAngelo).

We will concentrate on Chapter 2 (“Racism and White Supremacy”) paying particular attention to the questions for reflection on pages 34-36.

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Help Needed for Immigrants Released from Detention

Many thanks to all the people (including several All Souls members) who have been helping to transport, feed, and shelter a large number of immigrants who are being released from detention centers around the state awaiting the outcome of their asylum claims with family members here in the US.

Check the All Souls Caring Connection Facebook Group or text Susan Caldwell to be connected to folks who can give you the details on how you can help.

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4 April 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 4 April 2021 worship video here.

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Online All-Ages Worship (4 April 2021)

Please join us on Sunday (4 April 2021) at 11:00 AM for our special Easter holiday service with Rev. Barbara Jarrell and friends.

Our service will be livestreamed on Facebook Live here.

Join us on Easter Sunday when we will celebrate and pay tribute to the common thread of new life that runs through the holidays we celebrate at this time of year– the new life returning to the Earth, the new life of freedom promised in the Passover story, and the spirit of resurrection that brings meaning to the Christian celebration of Easter.

If you are in the local area, check your doorstep (you may find a gift or gifts to help you participate with us).

Our April 2021 give-away-the-plate recipient is Our Give Away the Plate recipient is Volunteers for Youth JusticeMore details 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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Volunteers for Youth Justice — April 2021 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Our Give Away the Plate recipient for the month of April 2021 is Volunteers for Youth Justice (VYJ) — an organization created to serve children and families in crisis.

This month, we’re asking that when you donate money for VYJ to All Souls and All Souls will get the money to VYJ at the end of the month.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2021 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to Volunteers for Youth Justice.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of April 2021 will go to Volunteers for Youth Justice.

Offline — Please send your Give Away the Plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “VYJ” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to Volunteers for Youth Justice.  If you want less than 100% of the check go to Volunteers for Youth Justice, please put the amount you want going to VYJ on the memo line.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 4 April 2021

Please join us on Sunday (4 April 2021) at 9:30 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom (please note the time change for Easter Sunday only).

Due to Easter holiday distractions, our adult religious education class is meeting for check-in only.

We will resume our White Fragility book study group with Susan Caldwell and Barbara Deger (using the book by Robin DiAngelo) next Sunday (11 April 2021) at our regularly scheduled 9:00 AM class time.

We will be discussing chapters two and three of this book.

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Online All-Ages Worship (28 March 2021)

Please join us on Sunday (28 March 2021) at 11:00 AM for “Landscape and Justice” by. Rev. Barbara Jarrell

Our service will be livestreamed on Facebook Live here.

Where are you in the landscape of justice?

What part of it is yours to preserve and grow?

Our March 2021 give-away-the-plate recipient is Our Give Away the Plate recipient for March 2021 is Holy Cross Hope House (a day shelter for the homeless).  More details 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 (28 March 2021)

Please join us online for our family religious education class on Sunday (28 March 2021) at 1:00 PM via Zoom.

The Zoom link will be available on the All Souls Slack and on the All Souls Religious Education Facebook Group.

We will be reading the story Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea by Meena Harris and Ana Ramirez Gonzalez — a true story about our nation’s Vice President and how she was working for big changes in her community even as a young child.

We will also play some games and have some fun.

Contact Susan Caldwell by email if you have any questions.

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