Mission’s ‘Downeast Table of Plenty,’ Feb. 26th, Hosted by Free 2 Be 4-H Club, Everyone Welcome

Downeast Table of Plenty

Thank you, Free 2 Be 4-Club, for hosting this Sunday’s Downeast Table of Plenty.

Sunday afternoons, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at our Downeast Table of Plenty, everyone is welcome to share satisfying, home-cooked meals.

People age two to ninety, from every segment of the community attend. Music, conversation, and laughter preside. Hunger and loneliness are nowhere in sight.

The Table of Plenty takes place in the EdGE building on our Downeast Campus every Sunday, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Meals are provided by volunteers.

Are you or your group interested in providing a meal in 2017? Please email Downeast Campus Director Wendy Harrington.

Chipman’s Wharf Bringing Smiles Through the Elves Workshop


CHERRYFIELD, ME — Monica and Amity Chipman organized a toy drive for the Seacoast Mission’s Christmas program. A Milbridge retail and wholesale live lobster business, Chipman’s Wharf invited fishermen, customers, friends and family to donate new toys to the Mission.

The Chipman children delivered more than 50 toys to the Elves Workshop. Children in the photo are Nash, Maverick, Wesley, Elena, Madelyn and Isaac Chipman. Thank you.

Elves Workshop is Ready. Starts Saturday November 26th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Elves Workshop 2016

Each year, through Christmas events and programs, Maine Seacoast Mission distributes about 10,000 holiday gifts to more than 3,200 children, families, nursing home residents, and prisoners at Christmastime.

This includes the “Elves’ Workshop” in the Weald Bethel Community Center at our Downeast Campus in Cherryfield, ME. At the “Elves Workshop,” people can choose the gifts to give their families.

The tradition of Mission Christmas presents began more than 100 years ago when the Mission brought gifts to island residents and lighthouse keepers.

To find out how you can help the 2016 Christmas program, download the 2016 Christmas Wish List (PDF) and/or contact Marilyn Nickson.

Wanted: Thanksgiving Fixings for Weald Bethel Food Pantry

Fixings need for Weald Bethel Food Pantry
Cherryfield – Weald Bethel Food Pantry volunteers Morna and Elsie will do anything to help the Mission’s Weald Bethel Food Pantry and feed people. They were at BaySide & 4 Corners Shop and Save in the Town of Milbridge to help raise funds to buy turkeys for the Washington County Food Pantries. The fundraiser was very successful and the pantry has turkeys.

Thanks for helping your neighbors. Now we need the fixings. Will you please help with a donation of food or funds. We need pie filling, evaporated milk, stuffing mix, gravy, flour, sugar and/or stevia.

Our Weald Bethel Food Pantry is set up like a general store to offer nutritious food such as meat, dairy, eggs, whole-grain bread, and fresh fruits and vegetables that are often local and organic.

Last year we served over 4,000 individuals (1,700 households) who had an immediate need for food. Our service area includes the towns on either side of Route One from Steuben to Columbia Falls.

The pantry is located on our Downeast Campus just off Route One in Cherryfield. It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. On Tuesdays, it is also open from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or in an emergency, call 546-5853. Learn More: http://wp.me/P7LgU1-8K