Year: 2018

Grateful for Mission Christmas, Maine 1968 Christmas 1968 By Victor Stanley The story of my childhood reads like the beginning of a Steinbeck novel, but it’s all true. Times were tough in the mid-1950s in Down East Maine. Jobs were scarce, and people were desperate. My parents came down with California Fever, lured by the promise of work at a…

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Scott Planting: My Last Christmas Trip Aboard the Sunbeam

A Christmas message from Scott Planting, Mission president: December 18, 2018 – Under clear skies and over calm seas, the Sunbeam V is heading out of Northeast Harbor today for its annual three day, three island Christmas trip. It is my joy to be aboard with crew Captain Michael Johnson, Director of Island Outreach Douglas…

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‘Sea Lights’ Tour on ‘Sunbeam V’ a Smashing Success Sea Lights on Sunbeam a Smashing Success! December 18, 2018 On Sunday evening, December 15, people from across MDI gathered in Northeast Harbor to hit the water aboard the Sunbeam V. Most people know the Sunbeam as the vessel operated by the Maine Seacoast Mission, providing invaluable services to the outer islands that dot…

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Mission Scholarships 2019 Applications Available Now Online

Mission Program Manager for Scholarships and Outreach Terri Rodick asked some Maine Seacoast Mission scholarship recipients if they would please make a short video telling viewers what Mission scholarships meant to them. Here’s Sarah Doucette’s video. BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission’s five scholarships applications and re-applications are now available for downloading online. Program…

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EdGE Director Gives Leadership Lessons to Local High School Basketball Team

Teamwork at the Mission’s EDGE 2018 CHERRYFIELD, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission’s Scott Shaw forwarded this slideshow produced by Scott’s friend, Justin Thompson. Scott said, “Thanks to [EdGE Director] Charlie Harrington for hosting this Team Building experience for the Narraguagus Knights Varsity Basketball Team. The team worked on planning, preparing and execution. They also climbed…

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DETOP Celebrates 8th Anniversary with Food, Fellowship, Good Cheer

CHERRYFIELD, ME — More than 75 people celebrated the 8th anniversary of the Downeast Table of Plenty (DETOP). We enjoyed a roast beef dinner with lots of potatoes and vegetables, and finished with a birthday cake made by Laureena and Maeve. The Table of Plenty is a joyful space where people come to listen to…

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Weald Bethel Open Mic Night – Great Turnout, Lots of Talent

CHERRYFIELD, ME — “Great turnout and lots of talent at Open Mic last night,” reports the Mission’s Downeast Campus Facilities Manager Scott Shaw. “Steve Hartley and I host the Open Mic at the new Weald Bethel Community Center on Wednesdays (excluding December 26th). We have christened our new sound system. It is a perfect fit…

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