Laughing Dog Ranch Cookie Sale Benefit (27 October 2019)

On this Sunday (27 October 2019), bring your worthy donations so you can scarf up some delicious treats after church and support Laughing Dog Ranch.

Our middle and high school youth are hosting a cookie sale to benefit Laughing Dog Ranch.

Laughing Dog Ranch is an animal rescue in Oil City LA run by our great friend Pepper Lumina.

Check out her website to see the adoptable pets and other ways to help.

If you would like to help contribute some of the goodies to sell, contact
Eric First or Kathy Osuch.

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20 October 2019 All-Ages Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (20 October 2019) at 11:00 AM for “That All Souls Shall Grow into Harmony with the Sacred” with the children, youth and adults of All Souls.

For the past 8 weeks, our children and youth have been delving more deeply into the words we say every week in our Unison Affirmation.

Why do we say that love is our doctrine and service is our prayer?

Why is it important to seek knowledge in freedom?

And what does it mean to us to grow into harmony with the sacred?

What is sacred?

And by the way, who wrote those words in the first place?

Come and hear a few of the answers, and even more questions!

Our children and youth will also be introducing upcoming service projects and your chance to participate.

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29 September 2019 Blessing of the Animals All-Ages Worship Service

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.

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1 September 2019 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

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.

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28 July 2019 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

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.

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21 July 2019 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

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.

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14 July 2019 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

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.

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