On July 24-July 30, 2011, we traveled to Cherryfield, ME to collaborate with the Maine Seacoast Mission on our very first mission trip. This was an intergenerational trip with participants in their teens and participants that the Federal Government labels as senior citizens. During this week, we were hosted by the Cherryfield Congregational Church UCC while working on two separate projects on two different homes.
MAINE SEACOAST MISSION
Maine Seacoast Mission serves the Downeast region year-round with an after-school program, food pantries, emergency assistance and special work with both seniors and youth. During the summer, they invite groups to participate in the Housing Repair Ministry, which serves individuals in western Washington County from Steuben to Jonesboro. The Applications are distributed through the Maine Seacoast Mission programs and are collected in June. The highest priority is given to homes with the highest need.
OUR NEXT MISSION TRIP
Though we had hoped to return to Cherryfield, ME in 2012, we were not able to make that happen this year. We look forward to a future mission trip and hope to remain active in the Greater Portland community through the Micah Project.