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Mission’s Downeast Table of Plenty: Free Community Supper, Sun., Dec 17

Please join us, Sunday, December 17, for our Downeast Table of Plenty.
Would you care to host a DETOP meal? Thank you.
Please go to the calendar website, SignUp, and schedule your Sunday or email Wendy Harrington.

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Each Sunday afternoon, 3:30-5:00 pm, at the Mission’s 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, please go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or email Wendy Harrington.

Thank You for a Successful Christmas Open House and Wreath Auction

BAR HARBOR, Me — The Mission’s Christmas Open House and Wreath Auction is a key event in support of our Christmas Program. Organizations and individuals who decorated the Colket Center and created unique wreaths for 2017’s event are listed here so you can visit them online.

The Open House receives donations in two ways: donations visitors put in a large jar on the staffed welcome table at the entrance, and payments of winning bids on the silent auction for wreaths. Approximately 350-400 people attended this year’s event.

The 2017 Open House received $924.00 in donations and $2,702.00 in auction payments for a total of $3,626.00.

Wreath and Centerpieces

Artwaves
Bar Harbor Congregational Church (BHUCC) – Karen McFarland and Christy Benson
Bar Harbor Garden Club – Sherri Alley
Lori Bartlett
Ruth Brunetti and Bill Fernald
The Bud Connection
Judith Burger-Gossart
Cottage Flowers
Jenny J. Denegre, BH Food Pantry
Chelcey Dunham
Sue Ferrante-Collier
Frost Farms
Harbor House Children’s Center
Jesup Memorial Library
Kids’ Corner
Kimball Shop & Boutique
Kvetina Gardens
Susan Lerner
MDI Hospital
Carla Minctons
Katherine Moore-Testa
Deborah Page
Snugglemagic Farm
Spruce and Gussy
Terri Rodick
Linda Rowell-Kelly
Swallowfield
Melita Westerlund
Westside Florist

‘Sunbeam V’ Schedule: Island Telemedicine Visits Dec 12-19

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

The Sunbeam V is scheduled for a December 12-19 to visit Matinicus and Isle au Haut.

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.

‘Alice’s Restaurant’ Group Enjoys Christmas at Downeast Campus

“Alice’s Restaurant” regulars celebrate Christmas at the Cherryfield Downeast Campus.

This group comes on a regular basis, each Wednesday, to play Bingo, and Mahjong, and celebrate birthdays and holidays. Today, December 6, was their Christmas party.

I love calling this weekly event Alice’s Restaurant. Alice Duston was the inspiration for this weekly gathering.

Wendy Harrington
Maine Seacoast Mission
Service Program Director
Cherryfield, ME 04622

Mission’s Downeast Table of Plenty: Free Community Supper, Sun., Dec 10

EdGE Building, Downeast Campus, Cherryfield, ME
Please join us, Sunday, December 10, for our Downeast Table of Plenty.
Would you care to host a DETOP meal? Thank you. Please go to the calendar website, SignUp, and schedule your Sunday or email Wendy Harrington.

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Each Sunday afternoon, 3:30-5:00 pm, at the Mission’s 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, please go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or email Wendy Harrington.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Employees Help With Maine Seacoast Mission Christmas Program

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees (left to right, standing) Pam Farnsworth, Emily Johnson and Natalie Wray, (and below) Kara Churchill and Monica Soper collect new items donated by fellow employees and provided to the Maine Seacoast Mission Christmas Program. For almost two decades Bank employees have assisted generously with the Mission’s Christmas Program making Christmas morning a little more special for those in need in our community.

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Cathy Planchart, VP
Corporate Communications & Community Relations
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
P.O. Box 1089, Ellsworth, ME  04605
207-667-0660 x14655 / cplanchart@barharbor.bank

DATE: December 5, 2017

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Employees Help With Maine Seacoast Mission Christmas Program

Bar Harbor, Maine – For almost two decades, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees have been donating gifts to the Maine Seacoast Mission Christmas Program and this year is no exception. The Bank’s involvement has been spearheaded all these years by Pam Farnsworth, Loan Specialist, who contacts the Mission, organizes the collection, and delivers all of the gifts to the Mission for distribution. This year the Bank asked for a list of 150 people needing gifts, rather than the usual 100. A list of individuals was provided referencing age, gender and wish; the majority of which were seniors. Half of the names were claimed within a day, by Bank employees at all locations from Lubec to Topsham. With money donated, a group of employees had fun shopping for the final names on the list.

“My co-workers at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust are so generous; it makes it a pleasure to participate in this program. It will be well over $4,000 worth of gifts collected this year. I find coordinating this program to be one of the most inspirational events in which I am involved.” says Pam. “The enthusiastic response to my request each year from co-workers shows me just how much the Bank cares about the community.”

Each year the Mission distributes about 10,000 holiday gifts to more than 3,200 children, families, nursing home residents, and prisoners at Christmas time. The tradition of Mission Christmas presents began more tha100 years ago when the Mission brought gifts to island residents and lighthouse keepers. Now, generous donors bring new items to the Mission throughout the year to be distributed on the islands and in Hancock and Washington Counties over the holidays. Many people who are now adults and supporters of the Mission say how important the presents they received from the Mission were. They restored hope that may have been lost and showed that people did, indeed, care about them.

For more information, please contact the Maine Seacoast Mission at 207-288-5097 or online at www.seacoastmission.org.

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT: BHB) is the parent of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust with more than $3 billion in assets. Founded in 1887, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank serving the financial needs of its customers for 130 years. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust provides a full range of financial services through its 49 branch locations in all three Northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust was named one of the 2017 Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks in the nation by American Banker magazine. For more information call 1-888-853-7100 or go to www.bhbt.com.  Member FDIC.

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‘Sunbeam V’ Island Outreach Marina Overnight Retreat with BHCC Youth Group 12/8-9

Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman has scheduled the Bar Harbor Congregational Youth Group Retreat aboard the Sunbeam V at Northeast Harbor Marina for December 8-9, 2017.

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.

‘Sunbeam V’ Schedule: Island Telemedicine Visits Dec 5-7

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

The Sunbeam V has a scheduled Telemedicine visit December 5-7 to Matinicus, and Isle au Haut.

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.