Please join us on Sunday (18 August 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Transcending What? Balancing Life and Spirit” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.
In this worship, we will be exploring our first source — “Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life.”
This week’s summer fun activity for children and youth will be making stepping stones with Kevin Henry and Tena Hines.
The children and youth will be making decorative stepping stones for placement either at the church or at their own homes.
Please join us on Sunday (4 August 2019) at 11:00 AM for our Water Communion Service with Rev. Barbara Jarrell.
We welcome Rev. Barbara back this Sunday for our annual Water Communion Service.
This is a time when we bring water — whether real or symbolic — from our experiences of the summer (from far away across oceans or from a puddle in your own backyard).
We pour the water into a common vessel as we briefly share our stories. No one drinks this water. Instead, we boil, filter, and freeze it and add it to water from previous years of this service. The water is used for child dedications and other special rituals of the church.
We’ll have the water ceremony while the children and youth are in with us and then sing them out to their summer fun activity — preparing a salad bar lunch for the church in celebration of Lughnasadh (the beginning of the harvest season in the Druid tradition) with help from Kevin Henry and friends.
This is Green Bag Sunday for Noel UMC Food Pantry. This month, they need canned green beans (15 oz.) and packaged side dishes such as mac and cheese, Rice-a-Roni or Zatarain’s side dishes.
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.
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.
Please join us on Sunday (7 July 2019) at 11:00 AM for “The Myth of Self-Sufficiency” by Susan Caldwell (All Souls Director of Lifespan Religious Education).
If we all “get by with a little help from our friends,” then why do we set the highest standards of autonomy for those with the fewest resources?
How does the myth distort our reading of history and how do we hurt ourselves and our communities when we attempt to “go it alone” and demand the same of others?
Our summer fun activity for children and youth this Sunday will be “Building an Edible Campfire” with Betty Parent and Kevin Henry (who will teach the basics of fire-building in a novel and non-flammable way),
Please join us on Sunday (23 June 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Loving Unconditionally in a Conditional Society” by Elias Capello.
Eli spent his undergrad years here at Centenary and All Souls and is a past President of Louisiana Trans Advocates.
He earned his Masters in Anthropology at UMass Amherst and is currently living in Atlanta doing research for his doctoral dissertation on the ways that trans and queer people create community in the Deep South.
He is back with us during this Pride month to talk about that work.
Our summer fun activity for children and youth this Sunday will be origami with Sam First and Noah Wagstaff.