Category Archives: Current Events

On Bangor PD’s ‘Sharpie Post’ about Panhandlers and LaMarche’s protest

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The Bangor Police Department Facebook Page — which has become wildly popular in the past year thanks in large part to the ‘duck of justice’ — is now taking heat for a recent post. Their public service announcement outlined how officers have witnessed panhandlers using sharpies to write messages on cardboard signs to ultimately scam Bangor residents.

Here is the post in question originally published to Facebook on June 4th…

Saturday in Bangor: Get equipped to live on mission with one-day discipleship training

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This Saturday, June 6th in Bangor there will be a ‘Missional Discipleship One-Day’ held at the Union St Brick Church, 126 Main St, Bangor. Hosted by Imago Dei Church, this day of equipping is free and open to the public.

If you have a desire to learn more about what it means to “live on mission”, both individually and as a family — as well as meet leading practitioners in the Bangor area in this field — please stop by and connect with the folks at this event.

Jenner’s identity crisis only slightly more extreme than our own

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I opened up my Twitter feed early this afternoon, and in a somewhat ironic juxtaposition I was greeted with this (see image below) — two tweets from separate news agencies posting two separate pictures from a Vanity Fair photo shoot that resulted in a disjointed portrayal of a man who has made himself into a woman. A confusing picture of a confused human in an even more confusing world.

Rather appropriately, the default twitter prompt was asking me “What’s happening?”… You tell me, Twitter, because it’s times like these that I’m at a temporary loss for words.

Bangor store stands firm after getting complaints for Jesus-themed windows

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This story passed through my social media feed the other day and I couldn’t resist giving it a virtual ‘shout out’.

Discount Mattress and Furniture in the Airport Mall in Bangor currently has their windows decorated with a nativity, and the words ‘Jesus is the Reason for the Season.’ Nothing wrong with that, right? Jesus is the reason for this season after all.

6,000 lives impacted by 2014 ‘Day of Hope’ in Bangor

Pastor Bobby Bledsoe (red shirt) interacts with the crowd

The local organizers of Bangor’s first ever ‘Day of Hope’ were pleasantly surprised at the turnout this past Saturday on the Bangor Waterfront. It’s safe to say most volunteers were not expecting so many ‘guests of honor’ to be lined up outside the event’s entrance by 9 AM. But the rain held off, and by day’s end everyone involved was simply thankful to have played a small part in the event’s success.

‘Day of Hope’ coming to Bangor Waterfront September 20th

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Convoy of Hope, a non-profit organization out of Missouri, has partnered with organizations and local churches in the Bangor area to offer a ‘Day of Hope’ on the Bangor Waterfront Saturday, September 20th.

The purpose of this event is to simply serve those in need in our area by way of free medical and dental screenings, haircuts, grocery distribution, a hot food area, fun for the kids (Kid’s Zone with bounce houses, etc), clothing items, and much more.

The Ben Sauer story: heartache and hope from a blogging mom amid the unthinkable

Photo Credit: Blue4Ben Facebook Page

No family should ever have to watch their child die, let alone in barely 3 months from a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. Ben Sauer celebrated his 5th birthday with his twin brother just 8 days before he passed away. One can’t help but think about how different it must have been for the family just one year prior, on the 4th birthday, when not a hint of sickness was in little Ben. Or even just a few months prior, in the family Christmas photo, when the cancer still had not yet reared it’s ugly head.

Furthermore, no one should have to go through such a tragedy alone. In years past it would typically be close relatives, and maybe the local community, that would rally and help shoulder the grief and heart ache. But in today’s blogging and social media era, thousands have followed the heart-wrenching story of little Ben Sauer while his mom, Mindy, has blogged every grief-stricken detail, while at the same time maintaining an eternal focus filled with life-giving hope.

UMaine student groups team up for February 27th Day of Prayer with ‘missional’ focus

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UMaine chapters of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Navigators, and Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) are teaming up to provide prayer and worship opportunities for students during the 2014 Collegiate Day of Prayer.

Everyone — community members and students — are invited to attend and participate.