John Zavodny

Mission President Talks About Food Security Creativity and COVID-19

CHERRYFIELD, ME — One of the Mission’s first acts to guard against the spread of COVID-19 was to get creative with our Food Pantry and Seniors Commodities program. Food security is a key focus of Maine Seacoast Mission. COVID-19 meant adding new measures of food security. In this video, Mission President John Zavodny, speaking last…

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Mission Suspends EdGE In-School Programs; Developing At-Home Alternatives

BAR HARBOR, ME — All Maine Seacoast Mission’s EdGE in school programs are currently suspended. Our instructors are developing at-home alternatives for our wonderfully creative students. We are also working with school partners who have asked us to help ensure healthy food for our students during this time of social distancing. Mission President John Zavodny…

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MaineBiz – Maine’s ‘Unbridged’ Islands Hunker Down

March 19, 2020 www.mainebiz.biz Maine’s ‘unbridged’ islands hunker down By Laurie Schreiber Islands in Maine without bridges to the mainland are taking special steps to protect residents from the threat of coronavirus. ===== “We’re taking our cues from our island communities,” [Mission President John] Zavodny said. “North Haven has taken the step of prohibiting non-island…

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Mission Commitment During the COVID-19 Challenge – A Note from the President

BAR HARBOR, ME — Through ice storms, fire, world wars, recession, and countless Nor’easters, the Maine Seacoast Mission has supported Maine’s isolated communities on the outer islands and in Downeast coastal communities since 1905. Never is Mission support more needed than in times like these. The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for the people supported…

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Mission Has Terrific Time at 45th Fishermen’s Forum

ROCKPORT, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission spent last weekend at the 45th Maine Fishermen’s Forum. The Sunbeam crew and Mission President John Zavodny, took turns at the Mission booth, reconnecting with old friends, and meeting plenty of new ones. The accompanying photo shows (L-R) Sunbeam Engineer Storey King, Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN,…

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Island Middle to High School Transition Program – High Seas, Resilient Kids

BAR HARBOR, ME — It is an example of how the Mission watches and listens to our communities and responds creatively. That’s how Maine Seacoast Mission President John Zavodny described the Mission’s island Middle to High School Transition Program. Led by Mission Island Outreach Director and Chaplain Douglas Cornman, the annual Transition Program retreat helps…

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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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Zavodny, Shaw and Friends at Community Center Open Mic Night

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Open Mic Night on fall and winter Wednesdays at the Mission’s Weald Bethel Community Center are a great way to bring people together to make and/or listen to music. October 30, 2019, Mission President John Zavodny stopped by at Open Mic, grabbed a guitar, and played an impromptu “Werewolves of London.” John…

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Mission, Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, and Partner Colleges Launch Four-Year Davis Maine Scholarship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2019 For More Information Contact: Scott K Fish Communications and Marketing
sfish@seacoastmission.org (207)-458-7185 Maine Seacoast Mission, Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, and Three Partner Colleges Launch Four-Year Davis Maine Scholarship BAR HARBOR, ME — The Maine Seacoast Mission, the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, and three inaugural Partner Colleges — Clark…

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Thank You for a Heartfelt 16th Sunbeam Award Gala

BAR HARBOR, ME — Thank you to everyone who helped make Maine Seacoast Mission’s 16th Annual Sunbeam Award Gala a success. Mission President John Zavodny said, “This was my first Maine Seacoast Mission Gala. It was everything I hoped for and more. The outpouring of love and support for the Mission, for our shared work,…

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