MATE Council Meeting - January 22, 2015 6:30 p.m. Leeds Community Church
Care and Kindness Ministies Jim Kok's Blogs
You can receive regular mailing of Jim's blog (sent out each Friday) by sharing your email address at ShowUp@careandkindness.org. I have found these short blogs to be both inspiring and very useful in my life. [Judy Hamilton, MATE webmaster]
Jim Kok, an ordained minister for over 50 years, is the founder of Care and Kindness Ministries. His ministry sponsors conferences in various locales around the United States, publishes a periodical named the Care Capsule, distributes a weekly blog, wherein he shares brief comments and insights. The author of numerous books, Jim's writings are enjoyable and stimulating, but more importantly, he suggests and encourages simple acts that can be easily undertaken daily - behaviors that put one's beliefs into actions that make a difference to everyone.
What is in a name?
Mission at the Eastward believes that the name of our cooperative parish is important for three reasons: first, it is historic, remembering the eighteenth century "Presbytery at the Eastward" located in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Second, what distinguishes Mission at the Eastward is that it is a mission, it has characteristics that are different from a collection of congregations. Third, mission implies service. To learn more Click Here
Presbyterian News Service: Building Blocks: Housing Ministry in Maine Builds Relationships More Important than Dwellings
Article by free-lance writer Toni Montgomery on the work, wonders and God's work through MATE's housing ministry click here
Camp at the Eastward Pictures from Special Worship September 28, 2014 Click Here
Sparrow's Nest Theater [located at 1114 West Mills Rd., Industry, ME], aims to support and foster a creative arts community. Producing plays, offering arts classes and a monthly music praise worship are some of the activities. Sparrow's Nest is a partnership between Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware and United in Christ Presbyterian Church in Starks. The 2014 theater season is funded, in part, through grants from the Presbytery of Northern New England and Mission at the Eastward.
As a mission of the Presbyterian Church (USA), contributions made to Mission at the Eastward are deductible by the donors as provided by section 170 of the Code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts, to or for the use of Mission at the Eastward are deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes as provided by sections 2055, 2106 and 2522 of the Code.