Advent Season 2022
The word “Advent” means “coming”. In the church year, Advent is a season. It is a season of reflection, waiting and preparation which leads to the observance of the “advent” or “coming” of Jesus Christ. The church color for Advent is purple, the color of repentance. The words of the carol: “Let every heart prepare Him room” catch the meaning of Advent. The Advent wreath is has four candles. The wreath’s circle represents the eternity and the oneness of God the Father, God
A Night in Bethlehem | December 4
"Come to Bethlehem and see him whose birth the angels sing.." On Sunday, December 4th, the entire family is invited to spend... A Night in Bethlehem Sunday, December 4 3:30 - 5:30 Activities for all ages Admission: Bring a canned good for a local food pantry Join us for a hands-on holy land experience! Explore a bustling marketplace in Bethlehem on a very special night. Visit the artisan tents to try your hand at scroll writing and jewelry making. Visit the apothecary and sw
Women's Association | December 6
The Women's Association will meet again on December 6th at 10:00 a.m. in Room A at All Souls. We will enjoy a gift exchange. You are encouraged to bring something from your home (a book, a vase, a candle, a deck of cards). Just something you aren't using. Cookies and tea and coffee will be provided. Contact Shirley Brownewell with questions. See you there.
Ukraine Sock Drive
For the month of November, All Souls will be hosting a sock drive for Ukraine. We have learned that those working on the front line are in desperate need of warm wool socks to wear inside their boots. There is a shortage of wool in Ukraine and living conditions on the front are primitive and cold. Donations of new wool boot socks can be dropped off in the Church Office during regular business hours. We will also accept monetary donations to help purchase new socks. Thank you!
Festival of Lights Parade | December 3rd
The Board of Christian Education is entering a float in downtown Bangor’s Festival of Lights Parade on December 3rd and we need your help! We are looking for donations of strings of white Christmas lights. New, or gently used (still working), strings of white lights can be dropped in the wrapped box at the back of the church! If interested in participating, we would love to have a few people help string lights on Saturday morning. We are also looking for youth and adult super
Welcome Elizabeth Tilton as Youth Programs Assistant
Please welcome Elizabeth Tilton as our new Youth Programs Assistant! Elizabeth, also known as Beth, grew up in Rockland, and met her husband Josh while they both attended Husson University. They have 6-year-old twins. Beth has worked in higher education financial aid, as a domestic violence advocate, and is a currently a licensed foster parent.
Thanksgiving (Bread) Sunday | November 20
Members and friends of All Souls Church are invited to bring a loaf of bread to the worship service on Thanksgiving Sunday, November 20th. Upon entering the Meetinghouse, please place your bread in the baskets located at the Chancel (front of the Meetinghouse). Following the service, each household will be invited to take a loaf of bread as you leave the church to share at your table on Thanksgiving Day. Thus, when sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner, a visible and sustainin
We are pleased to share that plans are underway to offer a new ministry at All Souls. We will be offering GriefShare, a 13 week program which is a special seminar and support group for people dealing with the loss of a loved one. GriefShare is a video seminar series that features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective. Each seminar is combined with a small group discussion time to allow group participan
All Souls Annual Bazaar | November 19
Please join us during this wonderful time of year to purchase your family’s holiday goodies and gifts!! The entire church is filled with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas. Booths are as follows: Silent Auction, Pantry goods, Café, Cheese Wheel, Candy, Attic Treasures with good quality used items for sale, Boutique with many high-end crafts, Children’s Room with kid’s items, Cards and CDs, Library with books for sale, Pies, Breads, Music, gift baskets and MORE! Mark