In April, representing the Mission and Outreach Ministry Council, I visited the Maine Sea Coast Mission (MSM) in Bar Harbor, ME. I visited with Rev. Scott Planting, president of the mission at the Colket Center, which Tristram and Ruth Colket donated to the Mission in 1972 along with an endowment for its upkeep.
Because many people in this area are starved for meaningful interaction with others, MSM provides community-building activities. The area is also one of the most economically impoverished regions of the nation. MSM also focuses on food, housing rehabilitation, and community services.
I was impressed with the scholarship program for the MSM. Encouraging the dreams of the young people who grow up in the "parish" of MSM becomes an important service to all concerned. MSM values its Christian ministry, and performs valuable service.