Month: December 2016

Sunbeam V Christmas Cruise 2016: A Beautiful, Life-Affirming Whirlwind

Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman sent this report and photos from the Sunbeam V‘s Christmas Cruise 2016: The Sunbeam V and crew cruised to three islands in just over twenty four hours this week, to offer Christmas Services to the islands’ year-round communities. The communities of Frenchboro and Isle au Haut were visited on…

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Neal Bousfield: Delivering Mission Christmas Presents 1940

Rev. Neal Bousfield, Mission Superintendent (1938-1972) delivering Christmas presents in 1940. As of this writing, we have no other details about this photo. We welcome any factual background information readers are willing to share. Here’s how to reach us. One published account by Mount Desert Island Historical Society describes Rev. Bousfield this way: “For thirty-six…

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Sunbeam V Christmas Cruises This Week to Maine Islands

The Sunbeam V is making a few Christmas Cruises to Maine islands this week. Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman sent these cruise details. ===== Who: Mike, Storey, Jillian, Douglas and the communities of Frenchboro, Isle au Haut, and Matinicus What: The Sunbeam’s annual Christmas Cruise. What is included in the service will vary depending on…

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Two Simple Gifts at the Heart of Maine Seacoast Mission’s Work

December 8,2016 by Scott Planting, Maine Seacoast Mission President At Christmas I take down from the book shelf a precious book that I purchased in Farmington, Maine, December 1, 1975, my first Christmas in the parish in Western Maine I served for 35 years.  The book is a collection of meditations called The Mood of…

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Chipman’s Wharf Bringing Smiles Through the Elves Workshop

  CHERRYFIELD, ME — Monica and Amity Chipman organized a toy drive for the Seacoast Mission’s Christmas program. A Milbridge retail and wholesale live lobster business, Chipman’s Wharf invited fishermen, customers, friends and family to donate new toys to the Mission. The Chipman children delivered more than 50 toys to the Elves Workshop. Children in…

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Celebrating the 6th Anniversary of the Mission’s Downeast Table of Plenty

CHERRYFIELD — Wendy Harrington,  the Mission’s Downeast Campus Director sent this news and photo saying, “I’ve attached a photo of some of the founders of the Table of Plenty at the 6th Anniversary dinner. “On Sunday, December 4th, the Downeast Table of Plenty’s 6th anniversary, we celebrated the Table of Plenty and the wonderful people…

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Scott Planting: After College, Most Island Students Want to Come Back Home

BAR HARBOR — November 15, 2016, Education Talk Radio Host Larry Jacobs interviewed Mission President Scott Planting on Bench-Marking Success in the Opportunity Gap. In the podcast segment here, Scott Planting answers Larry Jacobs’s question about reactions from parents and students on the unbridged islands the Mission serves, when those students must leave the islands to…

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EdGE After School Staff Member Laura Thomas Named MEA ‘Inspiring Educator’

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Laura Thomas is the English as a second language (ESL) teacher for RSU 37, an EdGE after school staff member, and coordinator of the Maine Seacoast Mission sponsored Milbridge Elementary School Food Cupboard. In nominating Laura Thomas for the Maine Education Association’s Inspiring Educator award, fellow teacher Suzen Polk-Hofses wrote, in part,…

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