All Places Together
  • The Rev. Colleen Montgomery
12 episodes
All Places Together (APT) is a non-geographic community, based in Virginia. APT seeks to gather individuals who are searching for God in the wilderness of life, individuals who deeply want to connect to something beyond themselves, and individuals who believe the love of Jesus is embodied in all of God’s diverse creation.

Episodes

S1:E12 – Growing in Love
2021 Jul 18
Fifteen years ago Pastor Colleen was stuck in the middle of a classroom debate. Unsure of how to defend what her heart was saying, she stayed in the middle. Since then, she has grown in love and understanding to be able to say that all people are made in the image of God.
S1:E11 – Just Not My Favorite
2021 Jul 1120m 3s
This week's episode takes the series of talking about our favorite places in the opposite direction! Pastor Colleen shares about one of her least favorite places and how she heard God there. May this be an affirmation that God is truly with us wherever we are, even when it isn't our favorite place.
S1:E10 – Into the Ocean
2021 Jul 0431m 9s
The Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New Jersey is a treasured place for multiple generations of Jessie Edelman-O'Brien's family. In this week's episode, she shares stories from her growing years as well as her hopes about bringing her wife on this year's adventure. Through it all, trusting that God is there, even when it doesn't quite feel like it. All Places Together (APT) is a non-geographic community, based in Virginia. APT seeks to gather individuals who are searching for God in the wilderness of life, individuals who deeply want to connect to something beyond themselves, and individuals who believe the love of Jesus is embodied in all of God’s diverse creation.
S1:E9 – Haven of Hospitality
2021 Jun 2734m 57s
Cedric Wilson gathers with All Places Together and shares powerful stories about one of his favorite places, his childhood home. His family nurtured a safe space for him and his brother to grow in, especially as they navigated a move from a Black neighborhood to one that was predominantly white. As a father and husband now, he strives to create the same safe space for all who enter his family's home.
S1:E8 – 9 and 19
2021 Jun 2018m 15s
The murder of the Emanuel 9 in Charleston, SC six years ago was a turning point for Pastor Colleen. In this episode, she shares her story of that night and two weeks that followed, she confesses her white privilege and invites deeper reflection on how Jesus leads us into the work of anti-racism.
S1:E7 – Restoration: Dental & Divine
2021 Jun 13
There aren't many people who like to sit in the dentist's chair. Yet dental care is a powerful metaphor for our relationship with God and for our connection to others as well. There is forgiveness, restoration, and deep relationship. Dr. Kayla Klingensmith share's about this and more on this week's episode.
S1:E6 – Wrestling and Welcoming
2021 Jun 0625m 58s
This week's interview is with Pastor Dave Delaney, Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Virginia Synod, ELCA. Dave shares stories about places where he wrestled with God and how these places showed him how God welcomes all of us.
S1:E5 – Lights of Love
2021 May 3024m 25s
Pastor Colleen is in the hot seat today. Special guest Deb Roberts from Camp Lutherlyn joins the conversation to interview Colleen about one of her favorite places: Lutherlyn!
S1:E4 – Name Day
2021 May 2316m 5s
Today Pastor Colleen shares the story of how All Places Together got its name and explores how God's love gets to all places. She also asks you the questions: Where is your favorite place? How was God with you there?
S1:E3 – Exile in Plain Sight
2021 May 1618m 28s
Can we ever escape the drama of the middle school cafeteria? Maybe not entirely. However, even if we end up being in exile in plain sight, Jesus finds us there. Pastor Colleen shares one of her middle school memories and celebrates how Jesus knows us and loves us, in our middle school years and beyond.