A Taste of Interfaith — 4 December 2011

“A Taste of Interfaith” is an annual fundraiser for Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith.

Date: Sunday, 4 December 2011, 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Location: Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 166 Alston Street, Shreveport, Louisiana

The admission cost of $25 per person includes an afternoon of food and music representative of the diverse congregations and cultures that make up Interfaith’s membership. The All Souls Choir will be among those performing.

A Silent Auction featuring art, services and gift items to help you with your holiday shopping.

Proceeds support the work of Interfaith in the following areas:

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Next Week in the Wider Community

The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Habitability Forum featuring representatives of all stakeholders in this complex issue. This event will happen on Tuesday (15 November 2011) from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum.  All Souls members who not involved with the Board and Council meeting are encouraged to attend and show your interest and support.

Shreveport Church of Hope is sponsoring a forum titled “Reaching Out to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Victims of Intimate Partner Abuse.”  This event is happening on Tuesday (15 November 2011) at 7:00 PM at Shreveport Church of Hope (1714 Highland Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana).  All Souls members not involved with the Board and Council meeting are encouraged to attend and show your interest and support. For more information, contact Daisy L. at (318) 226-5015.

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Community Meeting on Water Resource Management

On Wednesday (9 November 2011) at 5:30 PM, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources is hosting a series of meetings across the state on Ground Water Resource Management.

These meetings aim to provide information on the state’s past and current ground water resources management practices and the draft recommendations for a state ground water plan.

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Red River Radio Needs You!

The Pledge Drive is still happening at KDAQ and they may still need a few volunteers to work the phones on some shifts.

Volunteers who work a two-hour shift or more can help us to earn a day sponsorships for All Souls.

If you have any time to spare between now and 28 October 2011, please call Henry Edwards at 318-797-5154 and ask him to put you on the schedule.  Then when you sign in, be sure and write that you are working for All Souls.

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“Out of the Darkness” Suicide Prevention Walk — 22 October 2011

It’s not too late to donate!  And it’s not too late to register to walk with us this Saturday (22 October 2011) at 10:00 AM (Southern Hills Park, Shreveport, Louisiana),

The team will meet at 9:00 AM at the playground.

Shreveweave (the All Souls chapter of Interweave Continental) is participating as a team in the Shreveport Out of the Darkness Walk sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender adolescents commit suicide at a higher rate than their straight peers and Shreveweave is proud to be fielding a team to raise money for AFSP.

Do you want to donate?  Or do you want to walk with us?  Click on this link and donate to the team member of your choice or join our team!

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Brown Bag Discussion — 26 October 2011

Our October documentary theme continue with At The End of Slavery:  The Battle for Justice in Our Time.

This is a documentary from the International Justice Mission that will be screened on Wednesday, 26 October 2011, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

If you missed the first showing of this film, here is another chance to see it.

In the same way that this picture of the slave ship Brookes galvanized thousands of people who had never seen or owned a slave, IJM hopes this powerful 30-minute film will awaken the world to the modern practice of human trafficking.

Join us to learn more about what you can do now to begin to end slavery around the world, here in the U.S. and even right here in Shreveport.

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Sunday, 16 October 2011 at All Souls

Sunday, 16 October 2011 – 11:00 AM — “Holy Ground: A Place for Character” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.  The All Souls Choir will sing as well at this worship service.

Join us after the worship service for a viewing of At The End of Slavery — a documentary from International Justice Mission who works to end human trafficking around the globe. Come and learn how you can help, starting right in this meeting.

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News for Week of 8 October 2011

Worship – 11:00 AM, Sunday, 9 October 2011 — “Companions for the Journey” — our quarterly series featuring reflections from three of our members on the journey that led them to All Souls, and the reasons they stay. This month, we will hear from Cherrie Groves Moussaoui, John Allen and Patrick Early.

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Pancake Breakfast – 9:30 AM-10:45 AM, Sunday, 9 October 2011 — Pancake Breakfast Fund-raiser — Come join us for a pancake breakfast with pancakes, sausage, vegetarian sausage, and more! Cost is your donation (no one is turned away) and the proceeds go to building air conditioning fund.

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We need some REcycling!  If you have some empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls, bring them to the Pre-K/K-1 class in Room 1 before the service this Sunday Only (9 October 2011). They will be making shakers.

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Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith Candidate Accountability Meeting — 7:00 PM, Thursday, 13 October 2011 at St. Jude Catholic Church (3800 Viking Drive, Bossier City).

Invited guests include candidates for area seats in the State Senate and House, who will answer questions concerning their intentions to work with Interfaith on the issues that have come up from their member institutions particularly workforce development, enforcement of rental property habitability standards at the state level, and improvement of public education.

Turnout is vital to ensure that Interfaith has a place at the table in the ongoing effort to make our community a better place for all.

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Wednesday Brown Bag Talks Are Back

The Brown Bag series returns this Wednesday (5 October 2011) at 11:30 AM with educator Michael Phillips.

Mr. Phillips will be speaking on multiple learning styles.  Learn about the many different ways that people learn, and gain some insight into your own learning style. Bring your lunch and bring your friends.

And mark your calendars now for 12 October 2011 at 11:30 AM when we will feature the documentary Blue Gold which is about the increasing commercialization of water and its potential global effects in the years to come.

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