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North Shore Unitarian Universalists

A Unitarian Universalist Congregation serving St Tammany Parish

Located in Lacombe, LA at 28662 Krentel Road off Hwy 434 just north of I-12 exit 74
Ample parking, wheelchair access, casual dress

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28662 Krentel Road
P.O. Box 2006
Lacombe, LA 70445-2006
Office: 985 882-0096
N 30°21'28"  W 89°55'20"

 

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Ten Years Ago – Hurricane Katrina

Where were you during and after Hurricane Katrina?  If you are native to New Orleans, you know that nearly everything is referred to as “before Katrina” or “after Katrina”.

This week there will be many events to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the hurricane that became one of the most pivotal events in New Orleans’ recent history. 

KATRINA COMMEMORATIVE DINNER

The Greater New Orleans UU (GNOUU) congregations invite you to attend this event in person or online: 

Livestream will be available on Saturday, August 29th, at:

bambuser.com/channel/paulbeedle#

The event schedule is (CST):
livestream begins approx. 5:45pm
ritual at 6:00-7:15pm
livestream ends approx. 7:30pm

(To read the entire story and RSVP, click here)

Ten Years after Katrina – Intersections and Action

What do #BlackLivesMatter and environmental justice have to do with each other? Everything.

When Katrina—a Category 5 hurricane that's part of the pattern of more frequent and severe weather events predicted by leading climatologists due to global warming—made landfall on August 29, 2005, the impact was beyond devastating. But it was not felt equally by everyone in the storm’s path.

The neighborhoods hit hardest, the people who were unable to evacuate, the horrifyingly inadequate federal response, the media coverage of the survivors, and the rebuilding efforts all point to the fact that all lives did not and do not matter to our government or to the media. Poor people, disproportionately African American people, bore the greatest impacts of the storm.

And this week we are showing up for a week of action organized by Gulf South Rising in conjunction with the commemoration of ten years since Katrina. Here’s what we are up to:

  • Sunday, August 23: “Hope and Faith in Post-Katrina New Orleans,” a worship service at First UU Church of New Orleans with guest speakers Prof. Charles and Rev. Kathy Figley
  • Monday, August 24: Katrina Commemorative Interfaith Prayer Service at the St. Louis Cathedral
  • Saturday, August 29: Gratitude Day at Community Church UU, and Katrina Commemoration Dinner at First UU Church, with a ritual of sharing readings, stories, and foods in the fashion of a Jewish Seder (livestreamed starting at 5:45pm Central).   
  • Sunday, August 30: “Reaching Beyond,” a worship service at First UU Church with guest speaker Rev. Marta Valentin, minister of First UU Church when Katrina hit, and “Rounding the 10-Year Bend!,” a worship service at Community Church centered around a water ceremony

(To read the entire story, click here)

Inviting all with open minds and warm hearts

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We invite you to grow with us in a liberal religious tradition that respects ideas, values, diversity, and encourages the exploration of spirituality and life's meaning.

We promote the good in ourselves and in others by embracing moral and ethical values that honor humanity and respect justice.

Providing fellowship and support for all

Our community provides fellowship and support for individuals and families of all ages. We honor life's transitions with ceremonies. We celebrate changes in the season and special days throughout the year.

Sunday Service and Religious Exploration

We meet each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. for our worship and religious education. Our services are contemporary. Dress is casual.

Our Religious Exploration program provides children and young adults with warm and exciting experiences that focus on how we live each day within our Unitarian Universalist morals and values.

Affiliated with other New Orleans congregations

North Shore UU is a member of the Greater New Orleans Unitarian Universalists (GNOUU) along with First Church New Orleans and Community Church UU.

Are you a Unitarian Universalist in your 20s or 30s?

Do you live in the Greater New Orleans (GNO) area?
Are you searching for a way to connect with your UU peers beyond Sunday mornings?
You have now found the GNOUU 20s/30s... Read More:
gnouu.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=128&Itemid=61

Nationally, North Shore UU is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA).

Our labyrinth was featured in a story on one of the local news stations! WGNO aired the story last night--here is the link: wgno.com/2014/02/25/lacombe-labyrinth/#axzz2uRXkpeyF

find us on Facebook NSUUS is now on Facebook, Are You? If you are, please "like" us at http://www.facebook.com/NorthShoreUnitarianUniversalistSociety?fref=ts Thank you!                                                                               

find NSUUS RE on Facebook NSUUS RE is also on Facebook with its OWN page, Are You? If you are, please "like" us at www.facebook.co/Nsuus/RE Thank you!                                                                               

NSUUS Weekly Update

Service and Religious Exploration
Sunday: 11:00 am

August 30th

"Still We Rise”
Rev. Deanna Vandiver in the pulpit

Please help us rebuild and revitalize our Unitarian Universalist faith in greater New Orleans and on the Gulf Coast.

View the UUA Video: Unitarian Universalists Rebuild New Orleans

There is a new UUA video on the website of the Unitarian Universalist Association about the three churches of the Greater New Orleans UU cluster and the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal!

Unitarian Universalists Rebuild New Orleans (approx. 8 minutes)

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The three Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations in New Orleans, like the city itself, were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. However that devastation became an inspiration, not an obstacle, to the members of all three churches. Their resilience and determination have been in evidence every day of the last five years as they rebuild not only their churches, but the city of New Orleans itself.