All Ages Worship (21 July 2024)

Please join us this Sunday (21 July 2024) at 11:00 AM for “The Joseph People
and the State of Re-Entry in Louisiana” by Curtis Davis (Executive Director — A 2nd Chance at Life Foundation).

We are honored to welcome Curtis Davis back to our pulpit this morning.

The story of Joseph in the Hebrew Testament is one of triumph over betrayal and imprisonment.  Old stories endure for a reason and this one has much to teach us about the current state of incarceration and re-entry in Louisiana.

Wrongly imprisoned in Angola for 25 years, Curtis Davis has worked tirelessly since his 2016 release to help others who are incarcerated or recently released.

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.

The COVID risks for Caddo, Bossier and De Soto Parishes (the Shreveport metro area) are all low as of 16 May 2024 according to the CDC’s COVID CountyCheck website.

Additional data can be found on the Louisiana Department of Health’s respiratory virus dashboard web page.  The most sensitive metric to follow for current COVID trends is the “Laboratory Surveillance Data” link.  The link is currently showing a marked increase in positive COVID tests as of 13 July 2024.

The CDC does not recommend mandatory masking for all indoor events in “low” risk areas.

Starting on 13 November 2022, masks will be optional indoors at All Souls.

Anyone who prefers to keep wearing a mask is welcome to do so and attending worship through livestream video is also an option.

We will still have KN95 masks available in the foyer for anyone who needs one.

We continue to recommend that you stay home if you have any symptoms, and that you keep up with all available vaccinations and boosters.

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.

If you are recovering from COVID and have no symptoms, you should mask in public until you have tested negative twice in a 48 hour period.

We also ask that you go by the previous CDC guidelines of waiting at least 5 days past the onset of symptoms rather than the current 24 hour recommendation.

And of course — if you have symptoms (COVID or other respiratory illness) — please stay home and take care of yourself.

Artist Sunday 2024 is happening in one week (28 July 2024).

Our July 2024 give-away-the-plate recipient is North Louisiana Interfaith.

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

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30 June 2024 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 30 June 2024 worship video here.

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23 June 2024 UUA General Assembly Sunday Worship Streaming Video

We did not have an in-person worship service on Sunday, 23 June 2024.

We had an all-ages potluck and watched the livestream video of the Sunday GA worship instead.

You can watch the GA worship service here (if you wish to fast-forward past the opening announcement slides, move forward to 15:00 minutes):

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16 June 2024 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 16 June 2024 worship video here.

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9 June 2024 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 9 June 2024 worship video here.

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2 June 2024 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 2 June 2024 worship video here.

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All Ages Worship (14 July 2024)

Please join us this Sunday (14 July 2024) at 11:00 AM for “Bending the Arc:  The Difficult Takes a Little Time, The Impossible Takes a Little Longer” by Claudia Harris.

This quote from Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930) — Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate — forms the basis for this timely message from Claudia Harris.  Please join us!

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.

The COVID risks for Caddo, Bossier and De Soto Parishes (the Shreveport metro area) are all low as of 16 May 2024 according to the COVIDActNow website (no updates since then on this website).  These parishes are also reported as “low” on the CDC’s COVID CountyCheck website.

Additional data can be found on the Louisiana Department of Health’s respiratory virus dashboard web page.

The CDC does not recommend mandatory masking for all indoor events in “low” risk areas.

Starting on 13 November 2022, masks will be optional indoors at All Souls.

Anyone who prefers to keep wearing a mask is welcome to do so and attending worship through livestream video is also an option.

We will still have KN95 masks available in the foyer for anyone who needs one.

We continue to recommend that you stay home if you have any symptoms, and that you keep up with all available vaccinations and boosters.

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.

If you are recovering from COVID and have no symptoms, you should mask in public until you have tested negative twice in a 48 hour period.

We also ask that you go by the previous CDC guidelines of waiting at least 5 days past the onset of symptoms rather than the current 24 hour recommendation.

And of course — if you have symptoms (COVID or other respiratory illness) — please stay home and take care of yourself.

Artist Sunday 2024 is happening in two weeks.

Our July 2024 give-away-the-plate recipient is North Louisiana Interfaith.

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

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Artist Sunday Coming Soon (28 July 2024)

The 2024 Artist Sunday worship service will be happening on Sunday (28 July 2024) at 11:00 AM.

This event is an annual tradition at All Souls — a worship experience for all ages in celebration of the arts and the artists.

Every element of the service is an artistic performance.

Previous services have included not only prose, poetry, and storytelling, but vocal and instrumental music as well as magic, acrobats, belly dancers and jugglers.

We will also host a visual art show and sale in the religious education wing of our building.

There is no booth fee and artists who sell their work may keep their proceeds.

To learn more or to participate, email or text Susan Caldwell.

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26 May 2024 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 26 May 2024 worship video here.

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19 May 2024 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 19 May 2024 worship video here.

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