All-Ages Worship (21 August 2022)

Please join us this Sunday (21 August  2022) at 11:00 AM for “No, We Are Not a Christian Nation:  The Rise of Christian Nationalism and What the Founders Had to Say About it” with Susan Caldwell and Barbara Deger.

We will be meeting in the sanctuary for this worship service.  Please join us in person at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106 if you are able to do so.

Our service will also be livestreamed on Facebook Live here if you cannot attend in person.

Although the number of new COVID cases and hospitalizations has increased in the Shreveport metro area, we are still safe to have to in-person worship at this time.

We no longer require proof of vaccination against COVID for all attendees ages 11 and up for indoor events.

However, we do strongly encourage that anyone attending our worship services or other indoor events at All Souls be vaccinated against COVID.

We are also required the wearing of masks for all in-person attendees for all indoor events.

Religious education classes for children and youth resumes this Sunday as well.  The children and youth will be with us for the first 15-20 minutes of the worship service before we sing them out to their classes.

Our August 2022 give-away-the-plate recipient is Basic Necessities.

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

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2022 Emerson Award Honoree

Join us on Sunday (11 September 2022) at 11:00 AM for the annual presentation of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award.

The Emerson Award is given annually by our congregation to the individual or organization in the wider community whose life and work best exemplify the values and principles of liberal religion.

In 2022, we are honored to present the award to Kathaleen Pittman (Director of Hope Medical Group) for her years of service and unyielding dedication to the rights of all people to plan their families as they choose and to seek abortion care as needed.

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Today Only — No Online Adult Religious Education — 21 August 2022

There will be no adult religious education class this Sunday (21 August 2022).

Join us next Sunday (28 August 2022) at 9:00 AM as we begin a two-part exploration of the movement for LGBTQ+ rights within the Unitarian Universalist Association.  We will be meeting via Zoom.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 14 August 2022

Please join us on Sunday (14 August 2022) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

Recent news events have seen repetition of the mistaken notion that the United States is “a Christian nation.”

We will take a look at the troubling rise of Christian Nationalism in American politics and examine some recent Supreme Court decisions along with what they say about religious influences in our government.

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Basic Necessities — August 2022 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Every month, we dedicate all of our non-pledge income to an organization doing the work that best embodies our Unitarian Universalist principles and values.

For August 2022, we have chosen Basic Necessities — a diaper bank providing diapers, period products, and incontinence supplies to all who need them, at no charge.

Basic Necessities is a part of the Alliance for Period Supplies and the National Diaper Bank Network.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2022 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to Basic Necessities.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of August 2022 will go to Basic Necessities.

Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “Basic Necessities” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to Basic Necessities.  If you want less than 100% of the check to go to Basic Necessities, please put the amount you want going to Basic Necessities on the memo line.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 7 August 2022

Please join us on Sunday (7 August 2022) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

Recent news events have seen repetition of the mistaken notion that the United States is “a Christian nation.”

Those who say this often point to the founders and to references to God in some of our founding documents.

We will take a closer look back at some of those claims and the words of the founders that give us deeper insights into the God of their understandings.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 31 July 2022

Please join us on Sunday (31 July 2022) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

We will continue our discussion about the Ware Lecture from the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly 2022 featuring Dr. Ibram X. Kendi.

We will also talk more about where we go from here.  We welcome your ideas and suggestions.

Please join us.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 24 July 2022

Please join us on Sunday (24 July 2022) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

We will view and discuss the second half of the Ware Lecture from the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly 2022 featuring Dr. Ibram X. Kendi.

Please join us.

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All-Ages Worship (3 July 2022)

Please join us on Sunday (3 July 2022) for “The State of the Union:  Suprisingly, Not as Bad as it Seems” with Amanda Lawrence and friends.

It is a hard and dangerous time for human rights in this country of that there is no doubt.

However, believe it or not, we are in a better position to handle it now than we were before Roe v. Wade in 1972.

The mourning is real but so is hope.  Join us as we welcome our own Amanda Lawrence back to the pulpit.

We will be meeting in the sanctuary for this worship service.  Please join us in person at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106 if you are able to do so.

Our service will also be livestreamed on Facebook Live here if you cannot attend in person.

Although the number of new COVID cases and hospitalizations has increased in the Shreveport metro area, we are still safe to have to in-person worship at this time.

When we are indoors at All Souls, we will continue to require proof of vaccination for all attendees ages 11 and up.  However, if you cannot be vaccinated, we also accept a negative COVID test in the past 24 hours.  We are also required the wearing of masks for all in-person attendees.

Religious education classes for children and youth resumes this Sunday as well.  The children and youth will be with us for the first 15-20 minutes of the worship service before we sing them out to their classes.

Our July 2022 give-away-the-plate recipient is Gingerbread House.

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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