Worship for Sunday, 6 November 2011

On Sunday (6 November 2011) at 11:00 AM, please join us for “Giving Back to the Future” by Robert Smith (All Souls Annual Canvass Chair) and Rev. Susan M. Smith (District Executive — Southwestern Conference of the Unitarian Universalist Association)

This service kicks off the annual pledge campaign by which we make the ministries of this church possible.  As we approach the season of giving and thanksgiving, it is time to reflect on how the generosity of the past serves us now and the legacy that we are creating in our own day.  In the week following this service, every member will have an opportunity to share with a canvasser what All Souls means to you and your dreams for its future.

Coming Sunday, 13 November 2011 — Claudia Harris.

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Worship for Sunday, 30 October 2011

Please join us this Sunday at 11:00 AM for the “The Feast of All Souls” — a service in celebration of our Unitarian Universalist heritage and those who have come before us.

At this time of the year, we remember and honor the dead, we pause to pay tribute to those “prophetic men and women” of every age on whose shoulders we stand.

And plan to join us afterward for Trunk or Treat after the 11:00 AM service.

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Worship for Sunday, 23 October 2011

Please join us this Sunday at 11:00 AM for “Presence” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.

All interested newcomers are invited to our monthly Newcomer Information Session following the service.

And mark your calendars now for next Sunday (30 October 2011) for “The Feast of All Souls.” At this time of the year when we remember and honor the dead, we pause to pay tribute to those “prophetic men and women” of every age on whose shoulders we stand.

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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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Blessing of the Animals Worship — 2 October 2011

Join us Sunday (2 October 2011) at 11:00 AM worship service for our annual Blessing of the Animals.

This is the one time each year when our members and friends are invited to bring their animal companions into the sanctuary for a service in celebration of our shared home in the interdependent web of all life. This is also a time to honor the memory of the pets who have gone on before us.

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28 August 2011 Worship

11:00 AM Sunday, 28 August 2011 — Water Communion is a Unitarian Universalist tradition.  At summer’s end, we gather together bringing water from our various summer travels and experiences, briefly sharing our stories as we combine the water in a common bowl.  The water is then boiled, filtered and frozen for use in child dedications and other rituals throughout the coming year.  Bring water in a small container, or if you forgot or couldn’t bring it back with you, we will have “symbolic water” on hand.

Bring along a swim suit that day and join us afterward for the Swim Party and Cookout at the home of Laurie Lyons and Henry Walker in Shreveport.

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21 August 2011 Worship

11:00 AM Sunday, 21 August 2011 — Rev. Barbara Jarrell is back in the pulpit.  Her sermon is “Unfamiliar Alliances.”

During the worship service, the children and youth will have a car wash to raise money for the playground fun.  Drop off your car before church, and have it washed by very conscientious and thorough young people supervised by very conscientious and thorough supportive adults.

Steve Caldwell and Abbas Moussaoui will be coordinating this car wash, so talk to them or contact Susan Caldwell if you can help.

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Artist Sunday — 14 August 2011 Worship

11:00 AM Sunday, 14 August 2011 — Our annual Artist Sunday worship service.

This is one of our most beloved services of the year.  The service is an annual celebration of the arts in which each element of the worship service is an artistic performance of some kind —  song, dance, poetry, drama, instrumental music or something else entirely.

We will also have a visual arts show and sale in the Religious Education Wing after the service, and a special art project for the children and youth. Expect the unexpected, and don’t miss this service that never fails to amaze!

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