June 10, 2019
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Michael Chittum, Executive Director
I have just finished two stints of training through the Center for Parish Development (CPD). The first session in May was entitled “Building Capacities for Missional Renewal.” In June was the “Coaches Training For Missional Renewal.” I am now a certified coach for CPD and am ready to walk with a church or a cluster of churches through a process of renewal that will involve the entire congregation.

I am excited by this possibility for our member churches. The foundational work is based on prayer and Bible study leading a church to discern God’s direction for them. It is NOT a cookie cutter, one size fits all, do these 3 things approach. Rather, it helps a church look at who they are, at where they minister, and at what God is calling them to be and to do.

You will hear more from me about this, but I hope you begin to consider whether your church will want to begin this journey of renewal.
Maine Seacoast Mission
Julie Robie, Missions Administrator

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — With the Sunbeam V out of the water for a routine major refit, the Mission had to find a way for the Sunbeam crew to travel among the islands. After researching, locating, and inspecting several boats, Sunbeam Engineer Storey King identified a 34-foot wooden Downeast Cruiser to serve as six-month transportation. On Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:30 pm, the Sunbeam crew, Mission staff, and others gathered while the three Isle au Haut students who helped choose the boat’s name poured sparkling cider over the bow while Moonbeam Captain Storey King said, “I christen thee, Moonbeam.”
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