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Happy Christmas Through Masks with the ‘Sunbeam’ Crew

freepressonline.com 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 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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Mission December 2020 eNewsletter Now Online

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — The Mission’s December 2020 eNewsletter is available to read or download online. Click here. December 2020’a stories are: Melvin D. Adams III, Ed.D Joins Mission as ​New Downeast Director Christmas Around the Mission Mission Announces Honorees for ​2021 Sunbeam Award Gala Mission People & Places – Stephanie Moores Reinventing Island Health…

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Cornman – Islands’ Christmas – Why We’re Doing What We’re Doing

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Island Outreach Director and Chaplain Douglas Cornman is extra busy these days working as liaison between the Mission Christmas Program and island communities. The Christmas program provides white paper packages tied up with red string to the islands’ children and teens, as well as to island elders. Douglas hopes to remind…

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MDIslander – Mission Christmas Events Continue

mdislander.com Christmas events continue despite pandemic November 28, 2020 by Ninah Gile on Arts & living, Lifestyle Mount Desert Maine Seacoast Mission On Dec. 5, the Maine Seacoast Mission will be lighting up the Sunbeam from bow to stern, with a decorated Christmas tree in the salon. Its new headquarters in Mount Desert will be…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Betsy Ogden, Sarah Davis, Suzy Kelley, Fiber Loft

It’s a Thanksgiving Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Betsy Ogden, Sarah Davis, Suzy Kelley, the Fiber Loft and its circle of knitters. The Mission’s Christmas tradition of giving children hand knit hats and mittens began over 100 years ago. Betsy Ogden learned of the Mission’s need for hand-knit hats…

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Spreading Christmas Cheer – An Old Mission Tradition Kicks in for 2020

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Spreading Christmas cheer is one of the Mission’s oldest traditions, beginning over 100 years ago with Mission gifts to island residents and lighthouse keepers. We invite you this year to help us put presents under trees for individuals and families who can’t do it alone. Covid-19’s stretched family budgets make shopping more…

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