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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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Day 3 of General Convention – Bishop Lane’s daily update

Scarborough Community Garden Holds Ribbon-Cutting and Open House

On Sunday, May 31st, Scarborough Community Garden held a ribbon-cutting and open house. St. Nicholas Episcopal Church’s Vicar, the Rev. David S. Heald, offered a blessing and dedication. The new garden will address hunger in the community by growing nourishing vegetables for neighbors who struggle to put healthy food on the table. Funded in part…

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Introducing Planned Giving on Demand

by Lisa Meeder Turnbull Diocesan Stewardship Consultant The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) has just released Planned Giving on Demand, a new resource to support congregations in their planned giving ministry. Whether you have a well-established legacy stewardship program or are just beginning to think about how legacy stewardship might benefit your congregation, Planned Giving on…

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Episcopal clergy offer Ashes to Go at six Maine locations

A group Episcopal clergy and laypeople will take the traditional Ash Wednesday practice of the imposition of ashes from inside of church buildings out to the people on the streets of Portland, Windham, Winthrop, Falmouth, Brunswick, and Waterville. In its third year in Maine, Ashes to Go has spread to three new communities in 2014….

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Photos from Diocesan Convention

Below are links to photos from the 2013 Diocesan Convention held at Point Lookout, Northport, on Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26. Thanks to Marjorie Manning Vaughan of St. Alban’s, Cape Elizabeth, for serving again as the Convention photographer, and to Stacy Parady for organizing and uploading hundreds and hundreds of pix! View them…

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Office assistant position available

The Episcopal Diocese of Maine has an opening for a full-time office assistant to start September 3. Visit the Maine Nonprofit Job Board for details or click here for a full description of the position and information about how to apply. The deadline for completed applications is Monday, August 12.  

Ashes to Go at Monument Square (video from the Press Herald)

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Praying Around the Diocese updated

Weekly updates on the new page on NNE, Praying Around the Diocese, was a bit neglected during General Convention and the catch-up period after. Visit each week to learn a bit about the congregations, chapels, and ministries we prayer for each Sunday in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer. As of today we’re all up-to-date with…

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Ashes-to-Go in Portland tomorrow

Several Portland-area priests are takin’ it to the streets tomorrow. The practice of taking the ashes to those who may not choose to or remember to attend an Ash Wednesday service in a church started in the Diocese of Missouri. (This morning’s USA Today has this story.) This year it has spread to more than…

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