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Sunbeam Update – The Telemedicine Room

BELFAST, ME — This is Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley’s office aboard the Sunbeam on August 17, the day the boat was returned to the water. The wide angle setting on the camera lens gives a fuller view of the different room perspectives nearing the end of the Sunbeam refit. Sharon’s office is…

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Thank you Thursday to Architect Jeri D.W. Spurling

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to architect Jeri D.W. Spurling for gifting her services in designing the Downeast Maine Tiny House for a formerly homeless US military veteran with a disability. The Tiny House was placed on its foundation in Milbridge on August 3, 2020. Jeri Spurling was there…

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EdGE Summer Camp Kids Explore Art, Stories

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Thank you to EdGE Site Coordinator Don Parker for these photos of kids at this year’s EdGE Summer Art/Literacy Summer Camp. As EdGE Interim Director Isaac Marnik writes in his Summer Camp reflection: An Evelyn S. and K.E. Barrett Foundation grant provided books to all campers and students in the summer meals…

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EdGE Summer Camp Success

CHERRYFIELD, ME — It was a delight to welcome campers to the Downeast Campus in July for an action-packed summer experience. The sound of laughter was abundant as EdGE staff provided the first in person programming since schools closed in March. We offered four weeks of a modified version of summer camp that followed State…

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Douglas Cornman – The Driving Force of Spirituality

On Tuesday, July 28th, Mission President John Zavodny and I had the pleasure of co-hosting a Spiritual Roundtable with past Mission presidents and pastors. Joining our Zoom meeting were the Reverends Gary Delong and Scott Planting — both former Mission presidents. Former Sunbeam pastors the Reverends Tony Burkart and Rob Benson, and current Mission Board…

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EdGE Summer Camp Week 1 – Frogs, Photos, Forts, and Fun

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Thank you to EdGE Site Coordinator Jennifer Kearns for these photos taken the first week of EdGE Summer Camp 2020. As we’ve said before, this year’s EdGE Summer Camp is a much modified version of previous EdGE Summer Camps. But even with a cap on Summer Campers attending under Covid-19 State of…

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Love First – A Message of Support From the Maine Seacoast Mission President

June 12, 2020 Love First Fear and hatred are the most isolating forces in our society. Love, compassion, and hope bring us together across boundaries, ideologies, backgrounds, and disparities. Every day, the Maine Seacoast Mission lives our compassion in actions of support big and small. At times like these, though, words themselves are also acts…

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Being Creative – Terri Gift Wraps, Mails #MISSIONTOGETHER T-Shirts to Scholars

BAR HARBOR, ME — Mission Director of Scholarships Terri Rodick sends these photos with a brief message: “Trying to be creative. Sending out 94 t-shirts to our scholars.” Terri is always creative directing our Scholarships program. Even moreso in her day-to-day interactions with Mission scholarship recipients. This year, of course, the coronavirus demands new ways…

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A Portrait of Jillian

BAR HARBOR, ME — Whether she is serving as Sunbeam (and Moonbeam) Steward, or helping direct several activities at the Weald Bethel Community Center, and the Food Pantry, Jillian is known all over for her warmth, her patience, kindness, artistic abilities, and as a chef extraordinaire. Viewers can get hints of all that in this…

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#GivingTuesday – Thanks for Helping the Mission

BAR HARBOR, ME — May 5 is #GivingTuesday. While we know there is no shortage of good works deserving of your #GivingTuesday support, we respectfully ask you to consider making a gift to the Maine Seacoast Mission. Your gift will help us help the incredible Maine kids, families, and seniors we work with in Downeast…

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