Month: December 2020

Happy Christmas Through Masks with the ‘Sunbeam’ Crew from Offshore: An Adjusted Holiday by Eva Murray Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:16 AM The Saturday before Christmas brought a calm day — itself something special — and the Maine Seacoast Mission vessel Sunbeam to our harbor. Recently sprung from a long stay at the Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, the Sunbeam had all…

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Thank you Thursday for Laura, Tom, and the People We Meet

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Laura and Tom, and the many kind, memorable people Mission staff encounter in our daily work. Sunbeam Steward Jillian says of Laura and Tom, “They have refreshing spirt and I always enjoy our conversations when I pass them on the slip. Here they…

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Thank you Thursday for Our Many Christmas Elves

It’s Thank You Thursday. A Christmas Eve shout out of Mission love goes out to the many elves who helped create a cheerful Mission Christmas 2020 for over 1,400 people. Thank you to the Mission staff and volunteers who coordinated the Christmas Program. They are Tracy Reynolds, Carla Cote, Marilyn Nickson, Maria, and Dannie. Our…

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We Wish You a Mission Christmas and a Healthy New Year

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — It’s a moonlit and chilly December dark evening in Maine. Around four-thirty. There’s a heavy dusting of snow on the frozen ground. You’re in your wood fire warmed Downeast home wondering whether the ground is finally frozen so that now the snow will pile up until the February thaw. You’re also…

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Thank you Thursday to Reny’s and Marden’s

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to friends and Maine retailers: Marden’s and Renys Mission Community Resource Coordinator Megan Smith tells us, “For years Marden’s and Renys in Ellsworth have collaborated with our Christmas Program. We provide gift tags to both stores. Each tag has a child’s name and a…

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Mission Christmas Program Enters Busiest Week

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Jillian is active on the Mission’s Downeast Campus whenever, it seems, she’s not traveling as Steward aboard the Sunbeam. Her activities include helping get wrapped Christmas presents from Point A to Points B, C, D, E, F, G, etc. This is the Mission’s busiest week for the Christmas Program. With two-thirds of…

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EdGE Using GSK Science Kits at Student Homes

CHERRYFIELD, ME — This is a photo of 100 bags of the GSK Science in the Summer science kits we recently received from the Maine Discovery Museum. We also used such kits this year for summer camps. GSK Science in the Summer is a science education program for students entering second through sixth grades. Each…

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Music Academy Offers Online Lessons to EdGE Students

CHERRYFIELD, ME — We are excited to announce, in collaboration with Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM), current and former EdGE students in grades 5 – 12 are eligible to apply for FREE online music lessons with MAMM instructors. Please see the flyer here for more information. Application deadline is December 18th – Click Here

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Winter Reminiscing – Jillian Meets the Isle au Haut Snowman

ISLE AU HAUT — From Sunbeam steward, Jillian. “It is last winter and I’m posing with my new friend in front of the Isle au Haut school. I asked Douglas to take the photo because this snowman sculpture made by Billie Barter instantly charmed me. He made it as a gift for the school children.”…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Local EdGE Elementary Schools

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to local elementary schools that partner for programming with Maine Seacoast Mission’s EdGE Program: Milbridge Elementary, Cherryfield Elementary, Harrington Elementary, DW Merritt Elementary (Addison), Jonesport Elementary, Beals Elementary, and Rose M. Gaffney Elementary (Machias). EdGE provides after-school and in-school programming for students at these…

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