Mission Christmas Program Enters Busiest Week

Mission Christmas Program Enters Busiest Week

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Jillian is active on the Mission’s Downeast Campus whenever, it seems, she’s not traveling as Steward aboard the Sunbeam. Her activities include helping get wrapped Christmas presents from Point A to Points B, C, D, E, F, G, etc.

This is the Mission’s busiest week for the Christmas Program. With two-thirds of the wrapping completed, our volunteer elves are looking at extra shifts to finish the work.

Jillian’s been great at filling her old Honda hatchback with Christmas gifts for families on Maine islands, which will arrive with Jillian aboard the Sunbeam.

With this photo, emailed yesterday, Jillian writes, “I picked up another carload of presents today for Islesboro. Here’s a picture I caught of one of our devoted elves, Dannie, before she raced back inside to wrap more gifts.”

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EdGE Using GSK Science Kits at Student Homes

EdGE Using GSK Science Kits at Student Homes

CHERRYFIELD, ME — This is a photo of 100 bags of the GSK Science in the Summer science kits we recently received from the Maine Discovery Museum. We also used such kits this year for summer camps. GSK Science in the Summer is a science education program for students entering second through sixth grades.

Each bag holds six different science experiments:

  • Medicine Makers
  • Slime Specialist
  • Will it Mix
  • Color Creator
  • Invisible Change
  • Water Watchers

We will be using the kits for after-school programming and sending kits for families to use at home by the end of December or early January.

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Winter Reminiscing – Jillian Meets the Isle au Haut Snowman

Winter Reminiscing – Jillian Meets the Isle au Haut Snowman

ISLE AU HAUT — From Sunbeam steward, Jillian. “It is last winter and I’m posing with my new friend in front of the Isle au Haut school. I asked Douglas to take the photo because this snowman sculpture made by Billie Barter instantly charmed me. He made it as a gift for the school children.”

Learn more about Jillian’s work aboard the Sunbeam.

It’s Thank you Thursday for Local EdGE Elementary Schools

It’s Thank you Thursday for Local EdGE Elementary Schools

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to local elementary schools that partner for programming with Maine Seacoast Mission’s EdGE Program: Milbridge Elementary, Cherryfield Elementary, Harrington Elementary, DW Merritt Elementary (Addison), Jonesport Elementary, Beals Elementary, and Rose M. Gaffney Elementary (Machias).

EdGE provides after-school and in-school programming for students at these schools. EdGE after-school programs are an opportunity for students to choose from a variety of experiential, creative, and thought-provoking activities. EdGE in-school programming ranges from leadership activities to team building and trust activities.

Most EdGE staff for after-school programs are teachers who work at the school during the day. Collaboration with these teachers and administrators makes EdGE successful. Thank you all for supporting and providing EdGE to Washington County children.

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