Maine Seacoast Mission

Journey Cohort 3 Weekend – Teamwork, Resiliency

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Program Manager Dakin Hewlett and Program Coordinator Briana West shared this update about the Mission’s EdGE Journey six-year youth mentoring program. EdGE Journey, launched in 2017,  is made possible by the Emanuel and Pauline A. Lerner Foundation and its mentoring-based initiative, Aspirations Incubator: This past weekend, due to the pandemic, EdGE Journey…

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Annual Workers’ Welcome Fair Ushers In Downeast Blueberry Season

Annual Workers’ Welcome Fair Ushers In Downeast Blueberry SeasonMaine Public | By Ari SniderPublished July 31, 2021 at 11:24 AM EDT Blueberry season is getting underway, and that means hundreds of migrant workers who rake and process Maine’s iconic wild berries are arriving in the state. To welcome the workers, several support organizations participated in…

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Thank you Thursday for Trailblazer Award Winner Brittney Church

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to this year’s Trailblazer Award winner at our 2021 President’s Scholarships Celebration – Brittney Church. Brittney, a Narraguagus High School (NHS) graduate, is entering her fourth year at the University of Maine Farmington studying Elementary Education. She is incredibly driven, smart, and resilient. In…

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People & Places – Scott Shaw

CHERRYFIELD, ME — I am the Downeast Campus Facilities Manager and the Housing Rehabilitation Manager, and I joined the Mission in 2003. The older housing stock in Washington County has always been challenging for families to maintain. With the help of hundreds of amazing volunteers every normal, non-Covid year, we assist with needed repairs so…

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Sunbeam Award Gala 2021 – Today, Help Us Thank Our Wonderful Copper Sponsors

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME – With just three weeks to go before the Sunbeam Award Gala 2021, we want to thank our wonderful sponsors for their generous support of the Maine Seacoast Mission’s fundraising event in support of our community. Today, help us thank our Copper sponsors. Visit them online: Brookings-Smith Machias Savings Bank Front Street…

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Thank you Thursday for BettyAnn and Ben Haskell

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to BettyAnn and Ben Haskell of Brewer, ME for preserving a lovely piece of Mission island history and gifting it back the Mission. Ben Haskell’s father, Reverend Stanley Haskell, was a Sunbeam Boat Minister (1974-1985). “When dad retired,” said Ben Haskell, “the women of…

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Everyone Loves Bernie and Billy

ISLE AU HAUT, ME – Thank you to Jillian for this joyful profile of two longstanding Mission friends. “It is absolutely wonderful to have Bernie and Billy back aboard the Sunbeam. They are Isle au Haut’s matriarch and patriarch of the Barter family, with four generations spending time on the island these days. “Billy grew…

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EdGE Summer Camp’s Positive Risk Takers

CHERRYFIELD, ME — A photo update from EdGE Site Coordinator Jen Kearns. These pics were taken by students showing other students learning basic photography at Cherryfield EdGE Summer Camp. Said Jen, these photos also show, “Cherryfield students learning positive risk taking by overcoming their fears and perceived danger in a safe, supportive environment. “The Flying…

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Mission Selects Inaugural Davis Maine Scholarship Recipients

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Six hardworking Downeast high school juniors learned recently they were selected as Maine’s first Davis Maine Scholars. The students — all first-generation college bound— will each receive a full four-year cost of attendance scholarship at one of three Davis Maine Scholarship partner colleges: Clark University (MA), University of New England (ME),…

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Mission Sunbeam Award Gala 2021

August 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bar Harbor ME
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Tennis Tournament to Benefit EdGE – Sept. 25, 2021

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