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  • September 25, 2017

    Inspired by Diversity

    prayer for our week from Chaplain Al Boyce

    God of creation, we joyously, yet reverently, pass through the threshold of a new week. We are strong as a community because we embrace the unique differences among us as source of our greatest strength. For the racial diversity that makes our community a richer place to work, and be present in the world, we are grateful.

  • August 28, 2017

    Remember: Be Kind

    prayer for our week from Chaplain AL Boyce

    O God, we are human and all without fault as we are imperfect creatures, each one of us. As the major religions of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judiasm, and Taoism admonish us: "love your neighbor as yourself," remind us to be kind, O God.

  • August 24, 2017

    Kathy's Celebration of Longevity and Health

    Story by Marleigh Souza, Image by Michael Heiko

    Kathy was a resident of Sawyer St. long before Volunteers of America bought the house. ​She has lived there for well over 24 years, and is happy to call it "a home, not a house."

  • August 21, 2017

    Admin Office Day of Caring

    giving love to the Friendship Hill House!

    Every year, our Brunswick office folks offer themselves up to one of the programs to do landscaping, housecleaning, painting, repairs... you name it. They get much done, and return to the office the next day exhausted and stiff from working so hard, and telling stories of many hours well spent in service.

  • August 14, 2017

    Our Neighbors

    prayer for the week of August 14

    O God, as we begin another week focused on our families, our work and the week ahead we pause to remember our nation. With growing intolerance, prejudice and hate gripping our country, O God, call us back to loving our neighbor as ourselves.

  • August 9, 2017

    Parish House in Bar Harbor

    our newest behavioral health program

    The Parish House Apartments in Bar Harbor creates 6 one-bedroom units of permanent supportive housing for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The project is located in a renovated historic building at 27 Kennebec Street in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor, Maine and its many amenities. We are proud to partner with Local Solutions and Community Housing of Maine on this project.

  • August 7, 2017

    Assume Innocence

    prayer for our week by Reverend Al Boyce

    O God, with goodness all around us exemplified by loving families, friends and co-workers we begin this week desiring healthy attitudes and loving relationships.

  • July 31, 2017

    God's Love Expressed in Action

    prayer for our week by Reverend Al Boyce

    O God, we know that talk is easier than action. As a new week begins to unfold we pause to remember good deeds and dedicated lives can change the world, one person at a time.

  • July 24, 2017

    Divine Sunlight

    prayer for our week

    O God of nature and new days we lift our hearts with joy as we greet the sun of a new day. For the warmth, nourishment, and beauty that sunshine provides we welcome and bask in its presence as we embrace the newness of another week.

  • July 17, 2017

    Beauty in Routine

    prayer for the week of July 17

    O God, we begin this fresh week conscious of the daily expectations and responsibilities each of us holds. We begin the week aware that routine is part of life. We begin this week asking that our eyes be open to the beauty found in family and work responsibilities and the steady balance of daily routine.