Year: 2019

What to Expect When ‘Sunbeam V’ Returns to Service

BAR HARBOR, ME — Here are some of the highlights of what we expect when our mighty vessel, Sunbeam V, is back in service: Modernized navigational suite including automatic identification (tracking) system (AIS), a more powerful radar, and better chart plotter functions. Quieter and more fuel-efficient generators. Sound attenuation technologies on engine room bulkhead to…

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‘Sunbeam V’ Refit Coming Along Nicely

Thank you, Front Street Shipyard, for this 12/23 photo captioned, “Progress on the lower deck in SUNBEAM.” The refitting of the Mission’s boat is looking very good. Learn all about the Sunbeam V crew’s work among communities on Maine unbridged islands.

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Merry Christmas to All

As we all count blessings this Christmas season, let me take a moment on behalf of the Maine Seacoast Mission to express our gratitude Whether you are a community member, board member, donor, volunteer, staff member, or partner, let us celebrate our common purpose and dedicated work during this season of faith and love —…

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Frenchboro Christmas Service – Carols, Pageant, Chaos, and Joy

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — On Friday, December 20th, The Moonbeam, crew (Storey, Jillian, & Douglas), and two special guests – Mission President John Zavodny and Communications Associate Hunter Billings – traveled to Frenchboro through some rough seas and cold to offer a Christmas service, including a Nativity pageant. All of the Frenchboro children and almost…

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Isle au Haut – Mission Christmas Service and Island Holiday Spectacular

ISLE AU HAUT, ME — On December 19th, Isle au Haut children put on their annual Holiday Spectacular; Mission Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman led the community in the annual Christmas service. A community potluck prior to the program turned out approximately 100 islanders and guests. The Christmas service included Douglas reading the account of…

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A Busy Time of Year at Mission Food Pantry

CHERRYFIELD, ME. Mission Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington sends this photo and a thank you note. “The holidays are a busy time at the Food Pantry. Thanks to many generous donations from individuals and local grocery stores we are able to provide food for a holiday dinner and more,” said Director Harrington. Learn more…

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Mission College Readiness Students Help Out with Elves’ Workshop

CHERRYFIELD, ME — We had five Class of 2022 college readiness students from Sumner and Narraguagus high schools assist with the Elves’ Workshop at Weald Bethel on Saturday, December 14th. Heavy rains did not deter their giving hearts! They unloaded and then sorted a van-load of donated toys, assisted families with selecting presents for their…

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Maine Seacoast Mission – Thank You, Machias Savings Bank

Maine Seacoast Mission thanks you, Machias Savings Bank. Portland Press Herald Community News Briefs December 16, 2019 MACHIAS Community Development Grants awarded to 22 groups Machias Savings Bank Foundation last month awarded more than $150,000 in Community Development Grants to 22 organizations, whose services have statewide reach and impact. The full list of recipients includes:…

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There is Still Time to Help Give a Merry Christmas

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Marilyn Nickson, our Christmas Program Manager, welcomes a late gift arrival. Yes, there is still time to help a family, a child, a senior have a Merry Christmas. You can download our Christmas Wish List 2019 here. The Wish List includes package mailing instructions. Also, this year is the first time the…

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Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Donating Toys for Mission Christmas Program

BAR HARBOR, ME — Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Senior Vice President Lisa Lyn Parsons sends very welcome news to the Mission: BHB&T is donating two loads of toys for the Mission’s Christmas Program. Thank you, Senior VP Parsons and to all the BHB&T staff and employees making this happen. Merry Christmas! You can learn…

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