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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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It’s Thank You Thursday – for Jenny and Hugh Lawson of Intervale Farm

CHERRYFIELD, ME — It’s Thank you Thursday! Today’s shout-out of Mission Love goes to Hugh and Jenny Lassen, owners of Intervale Farm, an organic blueberry farm in Cherryfield. When the Mission had an opportunity to accept a large delivery of meat for our food pantry, we had a challenge: not enough storage! Hugh and Jenny…

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Mission Food Pantry Open Wednesday, April 8, 9 am – 12 pm

CHERRYFIELD, ME — We are opening the food pantry tomorrow to give out eggs, produce, milk and bread. Will you put a post out stating that we will be open tomorrow from 9 am -12 pm to give out those items? Click here for directions. Thanks, Megan Smith Community Resource Coordinator Maine Seacoast Mission

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Welcome Wyman’s to Thank You Thursday

BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission is grateful for the support of so many — including companies, volunteers, and community partners. Today’s shout-out of Mission Love goes to Wyman’s. Wyman’s is helping us help neighbors through funding for heating assistance, for food, and by providing vital supplies such as cleaning products. We agree fully…

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DETOP – Hunger, Loneliness, Nowhere in Sight

Photos by Hunter Billings CHERRYFIELD, ME — Just because we haven’t posted news of our Downeast Table of Plenty (DETOP) Sunday dinners in awhile doesn’t mean we don’t love them anymore. To the contrary, DETOP dinners are thriving in the new Weald Bethel Community Center at the Mission Cherryfield Campus. People from every segment of…

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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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‘Moonbeam’ Safe Undercover, Undergoing Maintenance

BAR HARBOR, ME — May 23, 2019 the Mission christened their new boat Moonbeam, an interim wood boat to be used while the Sunbeam V was out of the water having its routine major refit. Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson is overseeing the Sunbeam refit. Sunbeam Engineer Storey King, a licensed boat captain, switched hats and…

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Shipyard’s Skilled Carpenters Tackle ‘Sunbeam V’ Pilothouse Reconstruction

BELFAST, ME — Front Street Shipyard carpenters Kirk Ryder (left) and Peter Lewis (right) are responsible for much of the reconstruction of the Sunbeam V pilothouse. Marine carpentry is challenging. Hardly anything is square or level. Multiple compound angles would baffle even the most handy of us. Not only are these carpenters skilled, but they…

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Thank You, Sigma Kappa for More Than a Century of Impacting Our Communities

BAR HARBOR, ME — Thank You, Sigma Kappa for More Than a Century of Impacting Our Communities Since 1918, Sigma Kappa Sorority has helped Maine Seacoast Mission communities many times, in many ways. From funding scholarships, to ensuring families have Christmas presents, to hands-on volunteer work in the Mission’s Housing Rehabilitation Program. Thank you, Sigma…

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