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  • The Season of Advent

    prayer for our week

    O God, we enter another week of labor and life during this season of Advent in the Christian tradition. As Advent reminds us of better days that hope, love, joy and peace through God can provide, may we ponder a fresh view of life today.

  • Remembering the Season

    prayer for our week

    Remembering the Season O God, each in our own way, we pause to intentionally ponder the beginning of a season that holds much spiritual and religious significance for so many of us.

  • Hazrat Inayat Khan's Prayer for Peace

    A Sufi Prayer to start the week

    Hazrat Inayat Khan's Prayer for Peace Send Thy peace, O Lord, which is perfect and everlasting, that our souls may radiate peace. Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may think, act and speak harmoniously.

  • Yelp Help Maine Rocks!

    and things were hoppin' at Bayview Heights

    Yelp Maine brought 16 Yelp Helpers to Bayview Heights in Portland on Saturday, November 19 and we had fun!

  • Sunrise

    Prayer for week of Nov 14

    Sometimes a new day begins in darkness, and we may not see the security of the earth beneath our feet. So too, we may awaken to see only darkness of the spirit, and not realize our steadfast supports that keep us secure.

  • Passing of Seasons

    We do not wait alone

    We see around us the changes in our world that speak of the passing of time. October's colors fading to the browns of November. Shifts in time, in the patterns of light at the start and end of our working day, a certain shift in temperature.

  • The Ladies at Sawyer Street

    little miracles happen everyday

    Kathy moved to Sawyer Street more than 20 years ago, before Volunteers of America bought the property. She tells us that she is very happy, and feels safe with our staff. She lives her life just as she wants to, and considers our staff and clients to be her family. Kathy hears voices, and responds to them. She hasn't been checked into the hospital since she moved to Sawyer Street.

  • Choosing Well

    prayer for the week

    O God, thank you for the gift of another day, another week, to rise and embrace life in all its wonder and mystery. While we may awaken to darkness on this fall day, may the light that will soon rise be a reminder that we have the opportunity to see our day through a new lens.

  • Panel Discussion Convened in Belfast

    Belfast Community Members Discuss VOA's Role

    On a beautiful day in Northport recently, a panel was convened at Point Lookout Conference Center during our annual Board of Directors retreat. They discussed the role the Volunteers of America plays in the greater Belfast community.

  • Yesterday is Gone

    Prayer for week of Oct 24

    A new day provides us the opportunity to begin again. Yesterday is gone, as beautiful, or perhaps difficult, as it may have been. It will never return. Oh God, as we breathe in the fresh air of another day, and week, we embrace a new beginning and the opportunities that lay ahead today.