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Island Pastors Offer Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

Sponsored by MDI Clergy Association and Maine Sea Coast Mission

Thanksgiving is a time when we remember the many blessings in our lives, and a group of MDI pastors are sponsoring an ecumenical service of scripture, prayer, hymns, and thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 25 at 5:30 PM at St. Saviour’s Church in Bar Harbor.

The service is a collaboration among clergy from several different congregations, and is intended as an opportunity for the whole community to gather across the lines of individual denominations and traditions. The Maine Seacoast Mission is sponsoring the service, along with the MDI Clergy Association.

The Rev. Jane Cornman of The Episcopal Parish of St. Mary & St. Jude will be preaching. Singing will be accompanied by Robin Ann Barron of Bar Harbor Congregational Church at the organ. The Rev. Rob Benson of Bar Harbor Congregational Church, the Rev. Suzanne Cole of The Church of Our Father in Hull’s Cove, The Rev. Tim Fleck of St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church Bar Harbor and the Episcopal Parish of St. Andrew & John, Southwest Harbor, and The Rev. Dr. Deborah Jenks of the United Church of Christ of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor, will also be participating.

The Rev. Scott Planting, President of the Maine Seacoast Mission, says, “Thanksgiving is a holiday that does not belong to any one religion or tradition, so it is an excellent opportunity for this sort of shared community service. We hope that it may have something to offer every person of faith, no matter their background.”

The MDI Clergy Association has developed over the past two years from an informal gathering of island pastors invited to meet for lunch regularly by Rev. Planting. The group discusses and coordinates response to island-wide issues as well as supporting one another in ministry. Last January, the group coordinated the ecumenical Martin Luther King Day celebration at the Mission.

Contact:


The Maine Sea Coast Mission
127 West Street
(207) 288-5097 church office
The Rev. Scott Planting
splanting@seacoastmission.org

St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church
41 Mt. Desert Street
(207) 288-4215 church office
The Rev. Tim Fleck
Tim@MDI-Episcopal.org
(207) 812-8362 mobile phone
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The Latest News and Events in Bar Harbor, Maine

It’s a beautiful Autumn, so your year round BHMA members are here to keep you warm, entertained and well fed. Below are featured some of the upcoming events. For current events also check out our local Chamber of Commerce.

 

Friday, October 31st, 2014
Mini Monsters Eat Free at Geddy’s
Celebrate Halloween with the Family, Kids in costume eat free – For a every adult entrée purchased a child eats free! To qualify for this deal the adult must order an entrée (excluding appetizers), the child must be in costume and they will receive a free meal off of our children’s menu

 

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
All Saints’ Evensong at St. Saviour’s
4.00pm
In honor of All Saints Day, St. Saviour’s Episcopal Parish in Bar Harbor will present a service of Evensong on Sunday, November 2 at 4:00 pm. This Anglican form of sung Evening Prayer will feature the St. Saviour’s Festival Choir, conducted by Julia Morris-Myers. Music will include works by Geraint Lewis and American composers Robert Powell and Craig Phillips.

A wine and cheese reception in the Parish Hall will follow the service.  St. Saviour’s is handicap-accessible and all are welcome. Donations will be accepted for the Rector’s Discretionary Fund, which provides immediate help for food, rent, heat, prescriptions and other needs.  For more information please call the church at 288-4215 or visit the website at www.ssaviours.me.

 

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
20th Annual Early Bird Pajama Sale and 6th Annual Bed Races

6.00am – 10.00am
Your BHMA sponsored chance to “get the worm”. Early Birds can take advantage of 6.00 – 9.00am sale opening times at our local participating stores. Come in your PJ’s and get additional discounts.
At 10 the Bed and Pajama Parade will start at the village green and culminate with the Bed Races on Cottage Street.
For more info visit our Chamber website

 

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Free Veteran’s Day Community Spaghetti Supper
5.00 – 6:30 pm. St. Saviour’s Parish Hall (handicap accessible), 41 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor
Come one, come all! Donations will be welcome for and information available about Supportive Services for Veteran Families, an outreach program of Washington Hancock Community Agency.  Our service men and women will be welcome and celebrated – past and present! Please bring the veterans in your life.

 

Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Small Business Saturday

Support you local Year Round Small Businesses!

 

Friday, December 5th, 2014
14th Annual Midnight Madness Sale and Village Holidays

5.00pm – Midnight
Help Bar Harbor ring in the holidays at this community celebration and retail event. The evening kicks off with the arrival of Santa and Wild Iris Farm’s “reindeer” at 5:00pm to light the town’s tree on the Village Green.
From there, follow Santa down to the MDI YMCA from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, where fun waits for the whole family. Children may have their picture taken with Santa, make an ornament, decorate cookies, enjoy crafts, play games, and even take a ride in Santa’s “Sleigh”.
Following the family activities is one of Bar Harbor’s favorite retail events, the Midnight Madness Sale. Come to downtown Bar Harbor and make a night of it with dinner at one of Bar Harbor’s many restaurants before shopping from 8:00 p.m. until midnight. Stores will be offering generous discounts and those that shop at participating retailers, will be able to bring their receipts to the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center on the corner of Main and Cottage Streets to enter to win a midnight raffle drawing
For more info visit our Chamber Website

 
 
Friday, December 5th, 2015
Bar Harbor Merchants Association “12 Day of Christmas Shopping and Dining”
This is a “thank you” event for all our loyal customers. Starting on Friday, December 5th for 12 days your purchases at participating BHMA stores will earn you entries into a drawing for BHMA Gift Certificates. Multiple entries are actively encouraged and there is no cost beyond your original purchase

 

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
YWCA Children’s Christmas Bazaar
On Saturday, December 13th local children in grades K-4 can shop for gifts to give to their family members at Christmas.  Each year about 100 children come through the door looking for that perfect present.  They look forward to being here, and are always so proud of the gifts they have chosen “all by themselves”.  Shopping times are staggered but starts with Kindergarten at 9:00 and the event ends at 12.  The items that the children purchase are donated items, from local businesses and individuals.  FMI call Abby at 288-5008 or email abby@ywcamdi.org.

 

 

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