Month: August 2020

Thank you Thursday to Architect Jeri D.W. Spurling

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to architect Jeri D.W. Spurling for gifting her services in designing the Downeast Maine Tiny House for a formerly homeless US military veteran with a disability. The Tiny House was placed on its foundation in Milbridge on August 3, 2020. Jeri Spurling was there…

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The Island Reader – Great Poems, Stories, Photos of Maine’s Islands

Thank you, George Smith, for this terrific review of The Island Reader 2020. It is available online to read or download. The Island Reader has great poems, stories, and photos of Maine’s islands August 7, 2020 – Book Reviews, Life, Maine, Photography, Travel By George Smith The Maine Seacoast Mission does a lot for people…

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EdGE Summer Camp Kids Explore Art, Stories

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Thank you to EdGE Site Coordinator Don Parker for these photos of kids at this year’s EdGE Summer Art/Literacy Summer Camp. As EdGE Interim Director Isaac Marnik writes in his Summer Camp reflection: An Evelyn S. and K.E. Barrett Foundation grant provided books to all campers and students in the summer meals…

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EdGE Summer Camp Success

CHERRYFIELD, ME — It was a delight to welcome campers to the Downeast Campus in July for an action-packed summer experience. The sound of laughter was abundant as EdGE staff provided the first in person programming since schools closed in March. We offered four weeks of a modified version of summer camp that followed State…

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Thank you Thursday to Downeast Community Partners

It’s Thank you Thursday and today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to Downeast Community Partners (DCP). DCP was created in 2017 with the merger of two organizations: Washington Hancock Community Agency and Child and Family Opportunities. With headquarters in Ellsworth and Machias, the new DCP was, and is, designed to improve the quality of…

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Douglas Cornman – The Driving Force of Spirituality

On Tuesday, July 28th, Mission President John Zavodny and I had the pleasure of co-hosting a Spiritual Roundtable with past Mission presidents and pastors. Joining our Zoom meeting were the Reverends Gary Delong and Scott Planting — both former Mission presidents. Former Sunbeam pastors the Reverends Tony Burkart and Rob Benson, and current Mission Board…

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