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Scholarship Recipient Studying Civil Engineering in University College Cork, Ireland

Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Scholarship Administrator Terri Rodick keeps in regular contact with our scholarship recipient students. It’s always good, Terri says, when she hears from scholarship recipient students.

Brigitte, pictured here on the Cliffs of Moher, and on the Dingle Peninsula of Ireland – Westernmost point of Ireland.

Brigitte is a third year Civil Engineering student at the University of Maine, Orono. She currently studying in Ireland at the University College Cork as one of two students chosen from a large pool of UM System applicants to spend a semester in Cork, Ireland.

Bridgitte will attend classes at the University College Cork in Environmental Hydraulics, Thermodynamics, Harbor and Coastal Engineering, and Architecture and Planning. Working with four other students, Bridgitte is responsible for design and construction of a full-size refugee shelter. Once complete, her group will present their shelter design to a United Nations representative, hoping that the UN adopt their design or modify it to their liking. After returning to the United States, Brigitte will share stories of her experience, and help other students considering traveling abroad.

Learn more about the Mission’s Scholarships Program.

Mission Scholarship Recipient Helping Dominican Republic Children

Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Program Manager for Scholarships and Outreach Terri Rodick spotted this update about Maine Scholarship recipient Mia at Gordon College in MA, doing good work planning her trip to Las Colinas, Dominican Republic. Learn more about Mia’s project.

Learn more about Manager Terri Rodick’s work with the Maine Seacoast Mission Scholarships Program.

Food Shelves and Refrigeration Upgrade for Milbridge Food Cupboard

The current Milbridge School Cupboard storage space filled with food. (Photo by Wendy Harrington)

Cherryfield, ME — Good news from Downeast Campus Director Wendy Harrington. Milbridge School Cupboard received a $1,000 grant from Good Shepherd Foord Bank for refrigeration and shelving. The Milbridge Elementary School Cupboard is a Maine Seacoast Mission program funded by Sewall.

Laura Thomas oversees the pantry. In December 2016 the Maine Education Association named Laura Thomas an “Inspiring Educator” for her work in Milbridge.

Boston Bruins 2014-15 Team Autographed Jersey Auction to Benefit EdGE Families

Our special thanks to the Boston Bruins Foundation for presenting the Mission this unique team jersey. Our goal is to help get this Bruins collectible to another team fan, and to use 100-percent of the proceeds to help our EdGE families.

High bidder in this Maine Seacoast Mission eBay auction…

  1. Owns this Boston Bruins 2014-2015 Team Autographed Jersey, and also
  2. Helps Downeast Maine children enrolled in our EdGE (Ed Greaves Education) Program challenge themselves, engage with their communities and the outdoors, and explore college and career options.
Auction ends Tuesday, March 7th.
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EdGE is designed to help students make informed choices about their futures and develop the resources and skills to be successful—and happy—in life. More than 700 students take part in EdGE activities each year. To remove any barriers to participation, transportation is provided at no cost to the student. Summer camps have a nominal fee, but all other programs are free, and no one is excluded for lack of funds.

Auction ends Tuesday, March 7th.
Go directly to our eBay Boston Bruins Team Autographed Jersey page
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For more information about the EdGE program, email Maria Wight or call 207.546.4466.

Downeast Table of Plenty, March 5, 2017 – Hosted by Cherryfield Congregational Church

Cherryfield Congregational Church door
Front steps of Cherryfield Congregational Church

Thank you, Cherryfield Congregational Church, for hosting this Sunday’s Downeast Table of Plenty.

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.

Are you or your group interested in providing a meal in 2017? Please email Downeast Campus Director Wendy Harrington.

Sunbeam V Crew Returns to Maine Fishermens Forum March 3-4

Sunbeam V's new dock in Northeast Harbor, ME

Bar Harbor, ME – Crew members of the Mission’s Sunbeam V are returning to the Maine Fishermens Forum Trade Show at the Samoset Resort, Rockland, Maine, on Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

“We wanted to go back,” said Director of Island Services Douglas Cornman. “Last year was our first year” at the Forum Trade Show. “We connected with fishermen and fishermen’s families who had relationships with the Sunbeam — whether it was Sunbeam V or Sunbeam IV, and in some cases, even Sunbeam III — and it was fantastic to reconnect with these families, whether they were on islands we don’t visit regularly, or in coastal towns and villages,” said Director Douglas Cornman.

“It was a great opportunity to build awareness and educate people on what the boat’s currently doing. How we’re using telemedicine, telehealth, and island outreach.”

The Sunbeam V crew will have a booth at the Trade Show. “Our display this year will be our current literature on the Seacoast Mission, on what’s happening at the Mission’s Downeast Campus in Cherryfield, and what’s happening on the outer islands,” said Douglas.

“We are going to have the laptop with the videos. Sunbeam V Captain Mike Johnson has also put together a slide show of past images of Sunbeams, the current Sunbeam. Each day — Friday and Saturday — we’ll have boat crew and boat staff available. So people can ask questions about the Sunbeam itself, or questions about the programs offered from the boat. There’ll be a boat person and a program person at our table each day,” said Douglas Cornman

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Mission’s ‘Downeast Table of Plenty,’ Feb. 26th, Hosted by Free 2 Be 4-H Club, Everyone Welcome

Downeast Table of Plenty

Thank you, Free 2 Be 4-Club, for hosting this Sunday’s Downeast Table of Plenty.

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.

Are you or your group interested in providing a meal in 2017? Please email Downeast Campus Director Wendy Harrington.

Sunbeam V Scheduled for Island Visits Feb. 22nd-23rd

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.

Until we’re able to say hello to you face-to-face, please enjoy this Sunbeam Virtual Tour.