24 March 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (24 March 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Celebration of Women:  Still Angry” by Melissa Gibson with help from Kathaleen Pittman and Loretta Casteen.

It is Women’s History Month across the nation and Celebration of Women Week in Shreveport-Bossier.

Join us to welcome All Souls member and local activist Melissa Gibson as we celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of those who’ve gone before and recommit ourselves for the great work that is still ahead.

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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17 March 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (17 March 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Dwelling in Peace … because It Matters” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

An important part of the task at hand is to learn how we speak with each other — and more importantly — how we listen to each other within our own walls.

Without this practice, we stand little chance of doing so in the wider world.

We are continuing this season’s focus on peace, social justice, and the interdependent web.

In this season of our church year, we honor our second principle (“justice, equity, and compassion in human relations”), our sixth principle (“the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all”) and our seventh principle (“respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part”).

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.

We will host another “Lunch and Learn” potluck with our Committee on Ministry after the worship service.

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10 March 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (10 March 2019) from 11:00 AM for “Growing Justice” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

We are continuing this season’s focus on peace, social justice, and the interdependent web.

In this season of our church year, we honor our second principle (“justice, equity, and compassion in human relations”), our sixth principle (“the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all”), and our seventh principle (“respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part”).

We will have a new member signing ceremony as part of this worship service.  Please join us and welcome our new members.

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.

We will host another “Lunch and Learn” potluck with our Committee on Ministry after the worship service.

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3 March 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (3 March 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Justice and U(U)s” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

Continuing this season’s focus on peace, social justice, and the interdependent web, what is ours to do as Unitarian Universalists in the effort to bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice?

In this season of our church year, we honor our second principle (“justice, equity, and compassion in human relations”), our sixth principle (“the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all”), and our seventh principle (“respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part”).

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 (3 March 2019)

This March 2019, Noel Food Pantry is requesting:

  • Canned fruit – 15 oz.
  • Instant oatmeal packets
  • Cornbread mix

Buy one or more of any or all of these items, bring them in a bag (any color bag) on Sunday and place your bag in the hatch of the green Kia Soul that will be parked out front.

JoDel Adkins will take the food to Noel on Monday when she volunteers there.

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17 February 2019 All-Ages Worship

Please join us on Sunday (17 February 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Our Third Source: Learning and Growing with Love and Respect” with the children, youth, and adults of All Souls.
Capping this season’s focus on the third source of Unitarian Universalism (the wisdom of the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life), we will look at how we tell the stories that did not come from us and how we can learn and be nourished by those stories without stealing or misusing them or the traditions from which they come.
Give Away The Plate — For this Sunday, all of our non-pledge income will go to our Give Away the Plate recipient — Holy Cross Hope House.
Opened in 2004, Hope House is a ministry of Holy Cross Episcopal Church and a place where the church’s homeless neighbors can shower, receive mail, access telephones, and get fed.
Staff and volunteers help guests navigate the system to receive food stamps, Medicaid, and other services, and St. Luke’s Mobile Medical Van visits there twice a month.
Earlene Venable will be on hand to tell us more about this vital ministry in our community.
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Adult Religious Education — 17 February 2019

Please join us on Sunday (17 February 2019) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class for an overview of yesterday’s (16 February 2019) Together Louisiana’s statewide leadership meeting in Alexandria along with an invitation to participate with Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith and Together Louisiana during the upcoming legislative session and the 2019 and 2020 election cycles.

Our Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) affiliate organizations provide us with the opportunity for the kind of active citizenship for which voting is just the first step and we are able to accomplish more through these partnerships than we could ever do as one congregation.

Come and learn more about what we’re doing and how you can join in.

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Green Bag Sunday (3 February 2019)

This Sunday (3 February 2019) is Green Bag Sunday

Bring your bag (of any color) to church on Sunday with the following food items:

  • Soup (10-18 oz cans)
  • Instant Oatmeal Packets
  • Cornbread Mix (8 oz box)

JoDel Adkins will have her green Kia Soul out front with the hatch open and you can place your bags in there for her to take to the Noel Food Pantry on Monday (4 February 2019).

Many thanks for helping to prevent hunger in our community!

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20 January 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (20 January 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Beyond the Dream:  Living into Dr. King’s Legacy” by Dr. Jennifer Russell.

Please join us to welcome psychologist, Dialogue on Race facilitator, and All Souls member Dr. Jennifer Russell as she shares her perspective on how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go in fulfilling our responsibility to Dr. King’s dream.

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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Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 Sexuality Education Class Begins 13 January 2019

First class session for Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 comprehensive sexuality education program will happen Sunday (13 January 2019) at 3:00 PM.

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of All Souls and the Shreveport-Bossier chapter of the National Organization for Women, we are proud to announce a new non-profit (Shreveport-Bossier OWL) founded to provide comprehensive sex education for the youth of our community.

Next year, we will offer the middle school curriculum and, in time, we hope to offer the Our Whole Lives curriculum at all available age levels.

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