All Souls Bangor
Rev. Renee U. Garrett - Final Sermon as a Member of All Soul’s Ministerial Staff
Guest Preacher - Dr. Robert Sherman

Guest Preacher - Dr. Robert Sherman

August 20, 2019

Dr. Sherman is a member of All Souls.  He is also both a Professor and the Academic Dean at Grace Evangelical Theological Seminary.  

What Do We Really Need

What Do We Really Need

August 20, 2019

A reflection on Jesus' parable about a man whose crop is so plentiful he builds a new barn.  It seems wise, yes Jesus calls him a fool.

The One Who Stands in Our Midst

The One Who Stands in Our Midst

August 7, 2019

Just before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah Abraham has a noteworthy conversation with the Lord.  In it we discover a God who is eager to extend mercy to the wicked for the sake of the righteous.  The question then becomes, how many righteous people are enough.  50?  45?  10?  The gospel suggest that only one is necessary.  For one, God will gladly spare all.  Jesus is that one. 

When Your House Is a Mess, Let Jesus in Anyway

When Your House Is a Mess, Let Jesus in Anyway

August 1, 2019

Siblings are different.  That is certainly true of Mary and Martha.  This messages discusses the varying ways they respond to Jesus' visit and how we ought to prepare (if at all) when it comes to inviting Jesus into lives.  

Guest Preacher - Rev. Dr. James Haddix

Guest Preacher - Rev. Dr. James Haddix

July 23, 2019

Rev. Dr. James Haddix is the former Pastor and Teacher of All Souls Congregational Church having retired 2016.  He remains very active in the community.  Some of his activities include the Bangor Rotary Club and the Street Pastor's Project.  He is also the leader of the Bangor Area Pastor's Theologian Discussion Group.

Guest Preacher - Rev. Rebecca Liberty

Guest Preacher - Rev. Rebecca Liberty

July 23, 2019

Rev. Rebecca Liberty and her family joined All Souls Church in December of last year. She is ordained in the Lutheran church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and has served locally as pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church on Essex Street and director of the Wilson Center at the University of Maine in Orono.  She currently works as a discernment coach to help individuals and organizations through transitions.

A Special Presentation

A Special Presentation

July 3, 2019

Following a week long mission trip our mission team faced flight cancellations and delays.  These made it impossible for our pastor to lead Sunday morning worship in person.  instead he offered a few thoughts and an interview with a couple of mission participants.  This recording was made in Antigua, Guatemala with the help of a cell phone.  

Guest Preacher - Mr. Louis O. House, IV

Guest Preacher - Mr. Louis O. House, IV

July 3, 2019

At All Souls we cherish and seek to build informed Christians.  This is evidenced by the many lay people in our congregation more than able to bring a message on Sunday morning.  This message is offered by a member of the Permanent Diaconate of the church.  Mr. Louis O. House, IV.  Louis O. “Skip” House, IV  initially set out to become a minister, studying for a year and a half at Yale Divinity School in New Haven CT and working for a year as Associate in Youth Ministry at the Cleveland Park Congregational Church in Washington, D.C. before changing his career direction.

Reflections on the Trinity

Reflections on the Trinity

July 3, 2019

As the program year comes to a close we take a moment to explore and wrestle with the doctrine of the Trinity.   The Christian faith asserts a God who not only calls us into community and relationship but is those things.  They are inherent characteristics of God's very being and through grace we are invited in.