An Open & Affirming, Just Peace Church on Mt. Desert Island, Maine



Third Sunday every month—Food Pantry Sunday.
We gather nonperishable food, household items, and monetary donations for the two local food pantries.

Mondays, 6 p.m.—Acadia Handbell Choir rehearsal. Newcomers are always welcome; contact Mary Gilliland (244-7109).

Tuesdays, 1:30-2:45 p.m.—Soul Rest Contemplative Prayer Group. Gatherings include prayerful reading, quiet sittings, walking meditation, and sharing. All are welcome.

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.—AA meeting.

Thursdays—Victor's day off.


Soul Rest Contemplative Prayer Group gathers Tuesdays from 2:00-3:15 in the Pastor's office Our time together includes brief prayerful reading, sitting quietly for 20 minutes, walking meditatively for 5 minutes and returning to silent resting in the Presence for 20 minutes. An opportunity for sharing follows. Persons wishing to experience Soul Rest are welcome at any time.

Bible Reflection: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays of the month 3:30 -5:00pm at the Alcyon Center. For other offerings check the website:
Spiritual Guidance: a spiritual director journeys with you, listens to the happenings in your life, helps you to be aware of the movement of the Spirit, assists you in discerning how to respond to difficult situations, suggests practices for spiritual deepening. Questions? Contact Lyta Seddig: or 244-7887. Lyta, a retired Presbyterian minister, received her certificate in Spiritual Guidance from the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation and has offered spiritual direction for 25 years. 

Sunrise Association Spring Meeting
May 18, 2019
Machias Centre Street Church UCC
Machias, Maine
9:00 - 12:30
includes lunch.


Annual Spring Breakfast & Plant Sale
Saturday June 1, 2019
8-12 noon

Breakfast Sandwiches, Muffins
Coffee,Tea, Juice and more.
Also Victor's Blueberry and Rhubarb Pies

Plant Sale
Annuals, perennials, starter seedlings.

The 2nd Sunday of each month is FOOD PANTRY SUNDAY.
Gifts of food or money are welcome and can placed in the containers at the back of the sanctuary. Our support of our 2 island food pantries enables about 300 of our neighbors to meet their monthly food needs.

June 6 at 6:00 (includes a simple supper) 
Repeated July 21 after fellowship (light lunch)
Books available at the Parish House

June 2 at 12:30
3 UCC churches of MDI Church Picnic
Details announced soon. 

Our Wednesday Pie sales will be 
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Pie sales start at 12 noon.

Our Lobster dinners will be Saturdays August 10 and 17. 


        Activities at the Alcyon Center

First Friday of the month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.—Alcyon Breakfast and Quiet Day. 

First Friday of the month, 7-9 p.m.—Soul Friends for Women. 

First three Wednesdays of the month, 3:30-4:30 p.m.—Bible Reconnaissance.
Call 244-1060 if you would like to receive the commentary and questions for each session.

Please call 207-244-1060 for more information about activities at the Alcyon Center.


Worship Page announcements and inserts are due by Wednesday each week. Please send them by e-mail.

 Concert For Mary
The Acadia Handbell Choir and the Common Good Ukulele Band Sunday April 28, 2019  3:00pm
Mount Desert Island High School Cafeteria
It's FREE, just come and enjoy