The New Northeast

tracking the Spirit in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine

Youth and Young Adults

Summer Finale Week – a new way to gather at Bishopswood

For the past 50 years, young people from across Maine and beyond have immersed themselves in the natural world at our diocesan camp, Bishopswood. Located in the midcoast town of Hope, Bishopswood is just five miles from downtown Camden. For all those adults who have had to wave good-bye to children and grandchildren on Sunday…

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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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Bishopswood needs our help to open its doors in 2016

Estimates are in and the comprehensive Bishopswood septic system will cost $185,000. As Bishop Lane says in his letter to friends of our diocesan camp: Read it here “Now is the time to make a gift toward this project. I have committed diocesan resources so that contracts can be made and work can begin, but…

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Deputy of the Day – Anna Foster

Today’s Deputy of the Day is a member of the Official Youth Presence at General Convention. Anna Foster, a member of St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland, and a recent graduate of South Portland High School, is one of 18 young people from across The Episcopal Church chosen through a competitive process to be involved in…

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Awakening changes your life

by Maeghan Higgins, 11th grader St. Ann’s, Windham On the weekend of November 14-16th, over sixty people gathered together at the diocesan Fall Middle School Event, Awakening, to learn and grow in Christ.  The event at St. Luke’s Cathedral was attended by kids from all across the state of Maine. This weekend was all about awakening…

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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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Young Mainer finds her longed for “fire” as missionary to Uruguay

by Kirsten Lowell St. Ann’s, Windham Imagine waking up every day for an entire year in a place unlike anywhere you have ever been. Imagine waking up every day to form relationships with people in a language that you are attempting to comprehend. Imagine waking up every day to serve and worship in a culture…

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Seriously grown-ups: these kids can pray you under the table

By Liz Graves St. Saviour’s, Bar Harbor “Who knows how the awareness of God’s love first hits people?” Frederick Buechner wrote. “Some moment happens in your life that you say yes, right to the roots of your hair, that makes it worth having been born just to have happen.” When high school teens and adults…

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