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News from
 St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church 
Blue Hill ~ Maine
May 31, 2017   

St. Francis Church
St. Francis By The Sea

T he Calendar 

Sunday Worship Service
10:00 AM
(Coffee Hour)

2:30 PM
Sunday, June11
A New Adult Forum
(see above)

Two Services beginning on Sunday, June 18th 
-and continuing through Sunday, August 20th-

 8:00 am Rite I service 
 10:00 am Rite II Eucharist with music service.

We pray for
Shannon Couhig
Blair Hansen
Jennifer Hulsey
Cathy Husted
Aaron Johnson
Gretchen Lane
Susan Logan
Sonja Olson
Sidney Peck
Corinne Pert
Dinny Robson
Linda Slaven
Peter Smith
Jane Story
Galen Vainio

Those in the Armed Services   
Andy Ditmer
Kyle Carino Mings
Brian Haley
Sean Haley
Peter McGuyer
Eric Partridge

Those with June Birthdays

Marie Bissell
Mark Boechat
Mark Boggs
Camdyn Chung
Betty Creighton
Lewis Doom
Kathi Ensworth
Lois French
Mary Gallant
Brinley Hall
Maddie Heilner
John Higgins
B.J. Miller
John Murphy
Lucy Byrd Pegau
Bob Publicover
Miquel Reinoso
Ralph Siewers
Terri Stephens-Smith
Jean Wheeler
Ray Yardy

It's great to see our summer parishioners coming in.
 We missed you!

Registration is open for a very special experience...
  The 2017 Downeast Spiritual Life Conference 
"Y our Spirit. Your world. Connecting Heart, Earth & Soul"
  July 21-22 
 Friday evening and Saturday
Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor

 This year's event will feature
Mirabai Starr (a featured speaker at Richard Rohr's Conspire Conference in Albuquerque this summer)  as its keynote speaker. Mirabai has been called a "luminary" in the emerging inter-spiritual movement that focuses on the loving spirituality that is common to all the world's religions. 

From Rev. Claudia, "She will set the tone of this event with her heartfelt wisdom and love."
Joining Mirabai as workshop presenters will be Indie Spiritualist Chris Grosso, Muslim slam poet Mona Haydar, meditative gong musician Todd Glacy, eco-activist Fletcher Harper, and Dana Sawyer, professor of religion and philosophy at the Maine College of Art.

Space is limited to 125...click here for complete details and to register:
                       The Downeast Spiritual Life Conference

St. Francis by the Sea
Blue Hill Fairgrounds
 Saturday, August 12
(9 am-1 pm)
From Fair Chair, Mary Hartley:

"Round-up Saturday"
June 24 

There is a sign-up sheet downstairs in the Parish Hall   for a pick-up at your home
... or call Mary Hartley (702-0010)
 ... or the church office (373-5200)

Please remember that no single item should weigh more than 55 pounds. Your neighbors are invited to participate, but be sure they are signed up!

Hey everyone... take a day-trip to Rockland! 

  Our  Barbara Brady's talent is not just at St. Francis...

In addition to keeping St. Francis on the straight and narrow (as much as is possible!) Barbara is a wonderfully accomplished artist. She is part of this four-artist exhibit...

© Barbara Brady "Infatuation", 15x15, oil on paper, 2017


May 27-June 25 (2017)


Links to Websites of
 Special Interest:

From our church office: W e now have a St. Francis Facebook Page!  Link below...   "LIKE" our page and keep up to date on all the news and happenings!!!