Insulating interior walls of the ‘Final Phase’ of Weald Bethel Community Center construction.
CHERRYFIELD, Me — The Final Phase construction on the Weald Bethel Community Center is on target for completion by June 1. To better accommodate the skilled, hardworking, volunteer groups who travel here to help, the addition will house 49 volunteers, complete with bathrooms, showers, commercial kitchen. The new space can also be utilized for other Mission programs for students, families, and seniors.
Housing Rehabilitation Program Coordinator Scott Shaw especially cited Lee Watrous (CT) and his work crew, Cumberland Congregational Church (ME), Ascension Lutheran Church (PA), and Assabet Valley Vocational School (MA) for contributing time, materials, and resources to ensure the Final Phase is completed on time.
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BAR HARBOR — Monday, December 19, 2016. A few photos of the Colket Center floor dedicated in large part to the Mission’s Christmas Program. Rooms, shelves, drawers, and closets once used for resident living space are now Mrs. Christmas’s Command Central.
Each year, through Christmas events and programs, Maine Seacoast Mission distributes about 10,000 holiday gifts to more than 3,200 children, families, nursing home residents, and prisoners at Christmastime.
This includes the “Elves’ Workshop” in the Weald Bethel Community Center at our Downeast Campus in Cherryfield, ME. At the “Elves Workshop,” people can choose the gifts to give their families.
The tradition of Mission Christmas presents began more than 100 years ago when the Mission brought gifts to island residents and lighthouse keepers.
To find out how you can help the 2016 Christmas program, download the 2016 Christmas Wish List (PDF) and/or contact Marilyn Nickson.