The New Northeast

tracking the Spirit in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine

Ministry and Outreach

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Hurricane Harvey

Our brothers and sisters in Texas and Louisiana need our help.” Jump down to an update from the Diocese of Texas – 5 p.m., August 29 August 29, 2017 Long ago the prophet Malachi taught that we are all children of God by virtue of our creation by the same God. “Have we not all…

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Register now for Spring Training 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 27 Pleasant Street Brunswick, Maine Gather with Bishop Steve Lane and Episcopalians across the diocese for a day of learning, sharing, and growth. A church leader? A clergy person? Someone interested in spiritual growth or community outreach? With 21 workshops to choose from, you’ll find what you’re…

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Grant opportunities from the Diocese of Maine help bridge the gap

Since 2007, the Diocese of Maine has made .07% of its income available to support international efforts and ministries that help to alleviate poverty. Any Maine congregation or program group may offer a proposal to Diocesan Council for consideration to fund an international development effort. Past grants have included the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in…

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New chaplains to retired clergy appointed

Bishop Stephen Lane recently named two new chaplains to retired clergy in the Diocese of Maine. Maine’s Chaplains to the Retired, the Rev. Lawrence (Larry) Estey and the Rev. Elizabeth Miller, stand ready to help retired clergy and surviving spouses by providing or helping locate local pastoral care if needed; by hosting gatherings; and by…

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Dreaming about a new ministry in your community?

Apply now for a 2016 Round 2 New Initiative Fund grant from Diocesan Council. Each congregation and organization in the Diocese of Maine is eligible to apply for funding to support new ministries or expanding existing ministries in new directions. Applications will be evaluated on the how closely they meet the Diocese’s Seven Criteria for…

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Maine’s Committee on Indian Relations goes to school

by the Rev. Ted Kanellakis Committee on Indian Relations On Monday, April 4, 2016, the Diocesan Committee on Indian Relations hosted an event at the Penobscot Nation’s, Indian Island School. Forty-one people attended the three hour program. It was an introduction and exposure to the school facility with presentations on culture, art, history, language and education…

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St. Paul’s youth journey to Dominican Republic deeply affecting

After nearly two years of discernment and planning, four St. Paul’s high school youth (all seniors) and three leaders boarded a plane on February 12 to embark on pilgrimage to Dominican Republic. There they volunteered with Outreach 360 in Montecristi near the northwest Haitian border. Youth included Ally Collins, Cedric Hipkins, Markis Larrivee and Joanna…

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Spring Training 2016 – Becoming members of The Jesus Movement

Bishop Steve Lane invites Maine Episcopalians to a diocesan education day called Spring Training 2016 to be held on Saturday, April 9, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick. Three sessions will offer a 20 workshops in areas such as spiritual growth, formation, music, public policy advocacy, church leadership, conflict mediation and more. We’ll pause…

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March 12 Workshop: Engaging in Public Life as Christians

The Maine Episcopal Network for Justice invites Maine Episcopalians to faith-based advocacy workshop at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. “Engaging in Public Life as Christians: A Faith-Based Advocacy Workshop,”  will offer four interactive sessions. Topics include: examining assumptions about the relationship between religion and democracy,…

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Learning to listen in Brunswick

by Deacon Chick Carroll St. Paul’s, Brunswick  The Gathering Place volunteer Have you ever been in a place that didn’t feel right? Perhaps not safe, maybe unfriendly. Or possibly it was okay, but you felt unwelcome? Like it was a little “off” for you. Or how about someplace where you felt you just didn’t know…

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