The New Northeast

tracking the Spirit in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine

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A parish retreat at Bishopswood builds bonds of connection

by Kirsten Lowell St. Ann’s, Windham Moments of solitude, moments of fellowship, moments of peace, and moments of laughter. Moments like these were enjoyed throughout the woods of Camp Bishopswood in Hope over Labor Day weekend. More than 50 members of the St. Ann’s community in Windham gathered at beautiful Camp Bishopswood for a weekend…

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What about BION?

BION is a five-day camp for kids in grades 6-12 at Bishopswood and led by Maine Episcopal Youth Events.Fifty four teens were at BION in August. Campers in the six cabins were each given different topics to comment on. Here’s what they had to say: “The experience at BION was fun; it was also a…

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Super affordable Godly Play training comes to Maine

Join people from churches all over our diocese for a weekend of exploring spirituality of children at Godly Play training on June 27-29.  It will also be a spiritual experience for you! A large, one-time grant from the diocesan New Initiatives Fund enables us to have three nationally-known trainers and to reduce the usual $295 fee down…

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A Maine Benedicite

Rediscovered in the Summer 2009 edition of The Northeast when looking for something else: The Rev. John Rafter, rector of St. Thomas, Camden, composed this canticle or benedicite for the opening of the Maine State Senate on June 2, 2009. So lovely and wonderful.  Thank you, John. O all ye works of the Lord, bless…

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Welcome Advent

Between today and December 24 follow Trinity Wall Street’s online Advent calendar, Light Breaks. Each day a new window will open with Advent reflections, video and a chance to share your response. Visit by clicking the image below:

A Creative Stewardship Idea

A way to raise funds at your church’s next silent auction? (hat/tip – the Rev. Scott Gunn of Christ Church, Lincoln, RI)