The New Northeast

tracking the Spirit in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine

Christ Church Biddeford

For now, it is enough

by the Rev. Shirley Bowen, Executive Director and Chaplain Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, Biddeford an update from Maine’s Mission Enterprise Zone Bishop Stephen Lane and Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant with the sculpture Thanks to the generosity of a colleague from Christ Episcopal Church in East Norwalk, CT, a very special visitor came to Seeds…

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Seeds of Hope: the power of belonging

by the Rev. Shirley Bowen Executive Director of Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center in Biddeford a Mission Enterprise Zone of The Episcopal Church On a cold March morning I joined Biddeford’s General Assistance Director to visit the home of one of our neighbors. I had contacted the neighbor the week prior to inquire about his…

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Letting go leads to rebirth in Biddeford

The Rev. Shirley Bowen, executive director of the Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center housed at Christ Church in Biddeford, tells a great story. Check out her article featured in the August edition of Vestry Papers. She describes the transformation made by the people of  Christ Church in becoming a ministry-centered neighborhood center with the Baptismal Covenant…

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News from Christ Church, Biddeford

From the Rev. Shirley Bowen, rector of Christ Church – This month Christ Episcopal Church in Biddeford will suspend its Sunday services and be at rest until the annual Diocesan Convention in October 2013. We see this not as a closing of a church but as a transformation of a ministry. The parish will be…

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