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  • March 28, 2017

    A Winter Hawaiian Luau to Celebrate Great Teamwork

    all the hard work paid off with positive inspections

    Beach Street recently held a festive Hawaiian-style lunch with residents, staff, and our Maintenance Team to celebrate of all the hard work everyone has done for the program.

  • March 28, 2017

    Margaret Chase Smith House Residents Take Community Meals (and fun) Seriously

    here they are in their Saint Patrick's Day Finest

    Last July, the Elsie & William Viles Foundation​ partnered with Volunteers of America with a grant to our Food Security for Seniors program. The funds have given us the ability to provide monthly grocery distributions to the 44 residents of our affordable senior housing program in Augusta, the Margaret Chase Smith House.

  • March 27, 2017

    Mystery

    by Tom Kircher

    Holy One, Holy Mystery, you whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere – unbounded by time and space, above and below, within and without – bless your Creation, bless this moment in time as we seek to see with eyes unblinded that which is everywhere around us.

  • March 20, 2017

    Starting Again

    O God, Great Mystery of Life, we welcome spring as nature calls forth a new season. The cold, dark, winter will now gradually leave us and the sights and signs of nature's brilliant return of fresh new life will come. May we be grateful for the down time; the time to withdraw; retreat; have a time of dormancy.

  • March 15, 2017

    Inspired by a box of lunchbags

    Teamwork and a Great Idea Made for a Big Day, and 60+ lunches

    Years ago, Cross Insurance donated insulated nylon lunch bags to us for Camp POSTCARD. We distributed them to the campers and the rest (about 60) were put into storage. In the process of spring cleaning, we recently came across the box. One of our IT folks, Christine Magee, got an idea.

  • March 13, 2017

    God of the First Step

    prayer for our week

    O God, we welcome a new day with trust. As we pick up the responsibilities and joys of another day we remember how fortunate we are to receive the gift of life. May we embrace the gifts of life with wholehearted gratitude.

  • March 6, 2017

    God of New Things

    prayer for our week

    O God we are grateful to greet the sunshine of a new day that offers us a fresh new beginning.

  • March 3, 2017

    Chaplain Al's Video Podcasts

    Ministry Moments from Our Chaplain Al Boyce

    Our Co-Founder Maud and Our Roots

  • February 28, 2017

    Our Founders, Our History

    Maud was a fearless champion of Womens' Rights

    In 1882, when she was 17, Maud Elizabeth Charlesworth was speaking to crowds as a devout member of the Salvation Army. In Geneva, while speaking on behalf of "White Slaves," young women entrapped and exploited for factory work and prostitution, she was arrested.

  • February 28, 2017

    What Calls You To Ministry?

    a conversation with some of our Ministry Team members

    Curious to know what draws some of our staff to Ministry, we asked and they answered.