Motenko’s ‘Painting Islands’ Exhibit Gets Mission Full Court Press

Bar Harbor, ME — Earlier this year the Maine Arts Commission, as part of its Art in the Capitol program at the Maine State House, showcased MDI resident Howie Motenko‘s photography exhibit “Painting Islands: Uniting Community with Art.”

If you missed it, be of good cheer. “Painting Islands: Uniting Community with Art” is on display at Maine Seacoast Mission’s Colket Center in Bar Harbor July 1 through August 31.

Mission Director of Island Outeach Douglas Corman reminds us the Island Outreach program “is taking the [‘Painting Islands”] photographs around to the fifteen participating islands.” We will let you know the times and places of Howie Motenko’s photo exhibits on the islands as we get them.

Finally, the Mission is celebrating Howie Motenko’s photography exhibition with an Artist’s Opening Reception, at the Colket Center, on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 5-7 pm.

For more information call or email Anna Silver 288-5097.

A Guitar and a Kind Heart

Nancy and guitar. (Photo courtesy Marilyn Nickson)

Cherryfield, ME — The Mission’s June 6 Facebook post opened with: ‘Guitar Lost in House Fire, Seeking Replacement.’ Marilyn Nickson, Downeast Campus Community Coordinator, wondered if someone had “a guitar out there in good condition that might find a home” with an 80-year old woman who “lost everything some time ago in a house fire,” including her “prize possession” guitar.

Well, an secret angel with a guitar and a kind heart had a guitar for the woman we now know is Nancy.

Marilyn Nickson reconnected with Nancy a few days ago. “She was so happy! She’s been playing [guitar] since she was 15, she tells me. She wanted to thank the donor,” Marilyn said in an email accompanying this photo.

Thank you, as well, on behalf of Maine Seacoast Mission.

Downeast Table of Plenty, Sunday, June 25th – Everyone Welcome

Please join us, June 25th, for this Sunday’s Downeast Table of Plenty. If you’d like to host a meal, please go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or contact Wendy Harrington.

Cherryfield, ME — Sunday afternoons, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at our Downeast Table of Plenty, everyone is welcome to share satisfying, home-cooked meals.

People age two to ninety, from every segment of the community attend. Music, conversation, and laughter preside. Hunger and loneliness are nowhere in sight.

The Table of Plenty takes place in the EdGE building on our Downeast Campus every Sunday, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Meals are provided by volunteers.

If you would like to host a meal, you can go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or contact Wendy Harrington.

Sunbeam V Scheduled for Island Telemedicine Visits June 20th-22nd

Please check the Sunbeam Island Services Schedule Calendar for any schedule changes due to weather conditions or other considerations.

Questions about Island Health Services and Telemedicine? Please contact Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley, RN.

For other inquiries about the Sunbeam, contact Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman.

Downeast Table of Plenty, Sunday, June 18th – Everyone Welcome!

Downeast Table of Penty Sign

Please join us, June 18th, for this Sunday’s Downeast Table of Plenty. If you’d like to host a meal, please go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or contact Wendy Harrington.

Cherryfield, ME — Sunday afternoons, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at our Downeast Table of Plenty, everyone is welcome to share satisfying, home-cooked meals.

People age two to ninety, from every segment of the community attend. Music, conversation, and laughter preside. Hunger and loneliness are nowhere in sight.

The Table of Plenty takes place in the EdGE building on our Downeast Campus every Sunday, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Meals are provided by volunteers.

If you would like to host a meal, you can go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or contact Wendy Harrington.

Sunbeam Admires Chopper Pilot’s Skill at Saddleback Ledge Light

“I think that it was a routine maintenance stop. They lowered a bunch of stuff in a basket and then a crew went in the lighthouse. I can’t believe that they were able to get the chopper on that ledge. It is only as big as you see in the picture. The helicopter is from Sandwich, MA.” (Photo and report by Sunbeam V Captain Michael Johnson, June 8, 2017)

Saddleback Ledge Light is a lighthouse on Saddleback Ledge, an islet lying between Isle au Haut and Vinalhaven, Maine, in the middle of the southeastern entrance to Penobscot Bay.

Mission Partners on Washington-Hancock Community Solutions Forum, June 15th

Cherryfield, ME — From Mission Downeast Campus Director Wendy Harrington:

“I’ve attached a flyer about a community forum organized by Maine Equal Justice Partners. The Mission is a partnering organization. I’ve been working with a team from MEJP, and agencies in Washington and Hancock County, to make this forum happen. I’m excited about it.”

A Welcome Visit from Pilgrim Daughters of Lincoln Congregational Church

Pilgrim Daughters Lincoln Congregational Church

Bar Harbor, ME — “We had a great visit today from some of the “Pilgrim Daughters” of the Lincoln Congregational Church. Donna R. Hanscom presented part of their annual donation of gift items for our Christmas Program. Donna is on the right and Pastor Josh is in the back.  (From David Snyder, Mission reception/clerical associate)

First Congregational Church of Lincoln, 19 School St, Lincoln, ME. “We have been right here at the center of the community since 1831.”

Sunbeam V Scheduled for Island Telemedicine Visits June 6th-8th

Please check the Sunbeam Island Services Schedule Calendar for any schedule changes due to weather conditions or other considerations.

Questions about Island Health Services and Telemedicine? Please contact Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley, RN.

For other inquiries about the Sunbeam, contact Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman.