Maine Seacoast Mission

Jillian – Pies Make Me Think

Written by Jillian A friend and I were talking on the phone recently. In the conversation he posed this question to me: Name an item in your life that brings you comfort during these trying times? I didn’t have a ready answer, but have since been giving it thought. What exactly did he mean by…

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Sunbeam Back for Planned Tweaks

BELFAST, ME — With the winds cooperating, Capt. Mike Johnson was able to travel with the Sunbeam back to Front Street Shipyard for refit tweaks. Capt. Mike sent this photo of the boat, explaining, “The Sunbeam is back at Front Street Shipyard for a few weeks to address a few minor issues that inevitably develop…

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EdGE Student’s Balloon Car Run

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Students in our EdGE program were given take home kits with suggestions and instructions for projects. The separate kits on different subjects included art, baking, games, and STEM. EdGE student Brayden put together this STEM balloon car and sent this video.

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Continued Academic, Personal Mentoring

  NORTHEAST HARBOR — Through Zoom screens, socially distanced driveway visits, and the U.S. Postal Service, our Student Pathways Team continues facilitating creative and meaningful connection with students during our ongoing, necessary, pandemic separation. When we do engage, our Mission Scholars and Journey and College Exploration and Engagement students are impressive and inspiring in their…

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Jillian and St. Francis of Assisi

From Scott Shaw this morning: “I wanted to send this pic of Jillian ‘caught in action’ posting one of her inspiring signs in Cherryfield. I happened to be driving by and busted her red handed posting one of her quotes of hope and inspiration!” Scott Shaw is the Mission’s Downeast Campus Facilities and Housing Rehabilitation…

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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 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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