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  • 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.

  • July 17, 2017

    Growing More Than Vegetables in the Waldo County Garden Project

    With a projected 2017 harvest of 100,000 pounds, Reentry Residents who work at the farm have lots to be proud of.

    Our Reentry Programs offer offenders who are serving the last months of their sentence a chance to learn interpersonal and employment skills, engage in community service, take personal enrichment classes and work within a transitional model of creating a life post-incarceration.

  • July 13, 2017

    Transforming Conflict, Preserving Relationships

    Community Mediation Services Program is "Life Changing"

    Over the past year, a Maine farm family has been having trouble communicating and tension has developed in their relationships as they work to bring the next generation into the business side of the farm. Read about how Community Mediation Services helped this farm family navigate the complex maze of family business and personal decision making, and learn about other programs and services CMS offers by clicking here.

  • July 5, 2017

    Michael Coon on Positively Maine

    all about Volunteerism

    Michael Coon, Vice President of External Relations, was interviewed by Tory Ryden for Positively Maine​, her Good News Radio show on WGAN.

  • July 3, 2017

    We Rise

    prayer for the week of July 3

    O Great Mystery of Life and Giver of all things good, we enter this 4th of July week remembering the capacity of great good in the midst of struggle. As we recall our forefathers and how they face the call to Freedom with courage and resolve, we are reminded that the same human capacity dwells within us.

  • June 29, 2017

    Margo Wood and Nancy Hutton, Literacy Angels

    bringing free books to Camp for the kids

    ​For months prior to June 20, Margo Wood, Board member and Literacy Angel, is out scouting for free or discounted books in the Portland area.

  • June 26, 2017

    Others

    Chaplain's prayer for our week

    O God, when our world feels tough and challenging remind us that there is always someone with a greater struggle. Remind us that in thinking of others our concerns and worries are lessened and a balanced perspective on life comes.

  • June 16, 2017

    Mainebiz Forum Executive Insights

    this year's topic was Workforce Development

    The Annual Mainebiz Executive Insights Forum was held today at Bowdoin College​ in Brunswick. The topic was how private business is working with workforce development resources to find the employees they need to succeed.

  • June 12, 2017

    Prayer for our Week

    Moving Week

    O God, we pray, see our human limitations and strengths today as we begin a week of moving and change. Be it moving our main office, or moving muscles for health sake, give us determination and fortitude to do it well with patience and grace.