JUDAISM Workshop with Joel Grossman and Rabbi Carolyn Braun
Jan
7
10:00 AM10:00

JUDAISM Workshop with Joel Grossman and Rabbi Carolyn Braun

Beginning at the Center for Grieving Children
555 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine 04101
$75 fee; register by contacting ChIME at admin@chimeofmaine.org or call 207-347-6740

The morning session introduces Jewish spiritual practices from the personal perspective of Joel and his life-long spiritual journey.  Learn how he incorporates teachings, ritual, and spiritual practices into his life as an Interfaith minister, including the Jewish practices around celebration, grief, death and dying.

For the afternoon session, Rabbi Carolyn Braun invites participants to her Temple Beth El in Portland for an overview of the Jewish faith and its practices. The Temple is within walking distance of the Center for Grieving Children and we will gather at the Temple after lunch at 2:00pm.

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Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month
Jan
21
10:30 AM10:30

Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month

TOPIC TO COME

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students.
Typical services include music, silence, readings and reflections.  An offering is taken but not required.  You are also invited to stay for the social hour and meet ChIME students, faculty, staff and graduates informally.

Look for more details the week before or call 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org.

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Community Chaplains Needed Now: Photography as a Spiritual Practice
Jan
29
5:30 PM17:30

Community Chaplains Needed Now: Photography as a Spiritual Practice

Open House: Photography as a Spiritual Practice

Monday from 5:30 PM - 7 PM
at ChIME, 302 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103

An Open House for prospective students and the curious.  Join Rev Joanne Arnold (ChIME Class of 2013 and professional photographer) in exploring how vision is a form of listening  and how showing up with the camera can become part of our chaplaincy: from witnessing the world to forging relationship, from reflection to connection.  A member of ChIME's Faculty will also be there to answer your questions.  RSVP suggested but not required at admin@chimeofmaine.org or 207-347-6740.

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CHRISTIANITY
Feb
3
9:30 AM09:30

CHRISTIANITY

$75 fee; registration required; FMI contact ChIME at admin@chimeofmaine.org or by calling 207-347-6740.

Join ChIME students as they hear from Sr. Anne McCarthy, OSB, who will explore and discuss her experiences in modern Christian faith traditions, sacraments and social action: 

The Christian sacraments of initiation, which are central across denominations, can be powerful experiences for prayer and reflection. Anointing of the sick can be a helpful end of life ritual for the individual as well as for family and loved ones. To experience sacrament and ritual as Christian prayer experience, we will follow the model of the ancient teacher, St. Gertrude the Great of Helfta.

We will enter into prayer and spiritual practice with the elements of baptism and also anointing of the sick: we will pray with water, blessed oil, with laying on of hands, and with fire.  These accessible prayer experiences may be helpful for practicing Christians as well as for Christians and non-Christians not currently practicing with a religious community.   

Anne McCarthy, OSB, holds a MA in Theology from St. John’s University, Collegeville in monastic studies and completed Shalem Institute’s program, “Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats.” She coordinates Benedictines for Peace in Erie, PA and is on staff at Benetvision (www.joanchittister.org ) and Monasteries of the Heart (www.monasteriesoftheheart.org). She leads retreats for a variety of community on themes of nonviolence, the journey from fear to love, monastic spirituality, Long involved in peace and justice ministry, she serves on the board of the Monastic Interreligious Dialogue internationally. She lives at Mary the Apostle House in Erie.

 

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Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month
Feb
18
10:30 AM10:30

Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month

TOPIC TO COME

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students.
Typical services include music, silence, readings and reflections.  An offering is taken but not required.  You are also invited to stay for the social hour and meet ChIME students, faculty, staff and graduates informally.

Look for more details the week before or call 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org.

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Community Chaplains Needed Now: An Open House for Prospective Students
Feb
26
5:30 PM17:30

Community Chaplains Needed Now: An Open House for Prospective Students

An Open House with Rev Jon Gale

Monday from 5:30 PM - 7 PM
at ChIME, 302 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103

An Open House for prospective students and the curious.  Join Rev Jon Gale (ChIME Class of 2017) in discussion about chaplaining.  A member of ChIME's Faculty will also be there to answer your questions.  RSVP suggested but not required at admin@chimeofmaine.org or 207-347-6740.

 

 

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Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month
Mar
18
10:30 AM10:30

Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month

TOPIC TO COME

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students.
Typical services include music, silence, readings and reflections.  An offering is taken but not required.  You are also invited to stay for the social hour and meet ChIME students, faculty, staff and graduates informally.

Look for more details the week before or call 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org.

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Community Chaplains Needed Now: An Open House for Prospective Students
Mar
26
5:30 PM17:30

Community Chaplains Needed Now: An Open House for Prospective Students

An Open House with Rev Helen Rousseau

Monday from 5:30 PM - 7 PM
at ChIME, 302 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103

An Open House for prospective students and the curious.  Join Rev Helen Rousseau (ChIME Class of 2015) in exploring writing and chaplaining.  A member of ChIME's Faculty will also be there to answer your questions.  RSVP suggested but not required at admin@chimeofmaine.org or 207-347-6740.

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SPIRITUAL CARE AND END OF LIFE
Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

SPIRITUAL CARE AND END OF LIFE

LOCATION: TBD IN PORTLAND, MAINE

DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018

TIME: 9:30 – 4:30 pm

COST: TBD (scholarships available*)

Spiritual Care is found in all cultures and traditions with trained spiritual and pastoral care providers supporting people through their pain, loss and anxiety, as well as during their triumphs, joys and victories—all within the context of creating personal meaning and exploring spiritual beliefs. Emphasis will be on exploring modern and innovative approaches to end of life care. This workshop is for anyone interested in this topic. 6 contact hours available for social workers.

Pre-registration available in 2018; FMI contact admin@chimeofmaine.org or call 207-347-6740.

MORNING session panel followed by Q&A:  Topics include caregivers’ need to develop self awareness/clarity of beliefs; best/worst pastoral experiences; and recognizing pastoral care begins long before end-of-life care.

o   Rev. Larry Greer (ChIME ’04) – Pastoral Coordinator at Hospice of Southern Maine

o   Rev. Waite Maclin – Retired Episcopal priest, pastoral counselor and organizational consultant

o   Christine Linnehan – Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor; grief counselor and clinical consultant for the Center for Grieving Children

AFTERNOON session, with emphasis on alternative support to end of life, will include three break-out sessions—45 minutes each—with a provider in a small-group format.

o   Rev. Kate Brown (ChIME ’12)– Facilitator of Death Cafes, trained home funeral guide/midwife

o   Rev. Myra Robinson (ChIME ’16) – Member of a bedside singing group, musician and songwriter

o   Catherine Murray – Author and facilitator of the workshop “Writing to Heal”

 

*Funded in part with a grant from the Maine Community Foundation’s Hospice Fund.

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Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month
Apr
15
10:30 AM10:30

Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month

TOPIC TO COME

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students.
Typical services include music, silence, readings and reflections.  An offering is taken but not required.  You are also invited to stay for the social hour and meet ChIME students, faculty, staff and graduates informally.

Look for more details the week before or call 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org.

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Community Chaplains Needed Now: An Open House for Prospective Students
Apr
23
5:30 PM17:30

Community Chaplains Needed Now: An Open House for Prospective Students

An Open House with Rev Leslie Hyde

Monday from 5:30 PM - 7 PM
at ChIME, 302 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103

An Open House for prospective students and the curious.  Join Rev Leslie Hyde (ChIME Class of 2015 and Yarmouth police chaplain) in a discussion on Chaplaining and ChIME.  A member of ChIME's Faculty will also be there to answer your questions.  RSVP suggested but not required at admin@chimeofmaine.org or 207-347-6740.

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Community Chaplains Needed Now: Chaplains and Music
May
14
5:30 PM17:30

Community Chaplains Needed Now: Chaplains and Music

An Open House with Rev. Myra Robinson

Monday from 5:30 PM - 7 PM
at ChIME, 302 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103

An Open House for prospective students and the curious.  Join Rev Myra Robinson (ChIME Class of 2016) as she discusses her chaplaincy.  A member of ChIME's Faculty will also be there to answer your questions.  RSVP suggested but not required at admin@chimeofmaine.org or 207-347-6740.

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Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month
May
20
10:30 AM10:30

Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month

TOPIC TO COME

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students.
Typical services include music, silence, readings and reflections.  An offering is taken but not required.  You are also invited to stay for the social hour and meet ChIME students, faculty, staff and graduates informally.

Look for more details the week before or call 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org.

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Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month
Dec
17
10:30 AM10:30

Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month

TOPIC TO COME

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students Denise Van Vooren, Laurel Ladd, and Lou Lessard.
Typical services include music, silence, readings and reflections.  An offering is taken but not required.  You are also invited to stay for the social hour and meet ChIME students, faculty, staff and graduates informally.

Look for more details the week before or call 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org.

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Community Chaplains Needed Now: An Open House for Prospective Students
Nov
27
5:30 PM17:30

Community Chaplains Needed Now: An Open House for Prospective Students

Community Chaplains Needed Now: An Open House for Prospective Students

CHAPLAINS IN THE LIGHT

Monday from 5:30 PM - 7 PM
at ChIME, 302 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103

Come share conversation with Myra Robinson about her journey through ChIME and how she uses themes of light and music in her chaplaincy.  Various faith traditions incorporate light into their mid-winter rituals and celebrations - especially as we approach the darkest time of the year.

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Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month
Nov
19
10:30 AM10:30

Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month

TOPIC TO COME

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students.
Typical services include music, silence, readings and reflections.  An offering is taken but not required.  You are also invited to stay for the social hour and meet ChIME students, faculty, staff and graduates informally.

Look for more details the week before or call 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org.

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Community Chaplains Needed Now: An Open House for Prospective Students
Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

Community Chaplains Needed Now: An Open House for Prospective Students

Community Chaplains Needed Now: An Open House for Prospective Students

Monday from 5:30 PM - 7 PM
at ChIME, 302 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103

Open House: Doodling as a Spiritual Practice

Come learn about how Doodling can be one way to access the Divine (and not just get you in trouble in class). Hear about Lindy Gifford's journey through ChIME and how she has used doodling with women veterans and others to connect to their spirituality despite (or because of) the struggles they have faced.

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Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month
Oct
15
10:30 AM10:30

Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month

PASS IT ON: HONORING OUR ROOTS, SEEDING OUR LEGACIES

Please join us for storytelling, music and ritual offerings honoring the gifts received from our ancestors, mentors and friends, setting intentions for our own legacies... An opportunity to express gratitude for the past as we ponder the future.
 

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students Abby Lamb, Cynthia Chatis
and Mary Anne Totten.


Typical services include music, silence, readings and reflections.  An offering is taken but not required.  You are also invited to stay for the social hour and meet ChIME students, faculty, staff and graduates informally.

Look for more details the week before or call 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org.

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CREATION SPIRITUALITY with Rev. Jacob Watson
Oct
8
9:30 AM09:30

CREATION SPIRITUALITY with Rev. Jacob Watson

CREATION SPIRITUALITY with Rev. Jacob Watson

At the Center for Grieving Children
555 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine 04101
$75 fee (pre-registration required by contacting ChIME at admin@chimeofmaine.org or by calling 207-347-6740

A workshop/playshop with ChIME's Founding Abbot and current students of ChIME, celebrating the wondrous creativity and divine blessing of the universe. Jacob studied with the great Matthew Fox, the pioneer of this post-modern mystical philosophy expressed by the four paths. 1) Awe, delight, amazement (known as the Via Positiva); 2) Uncertainty, darkness, suffering, letting go (Via Negativa); 3) Birthing, creativity, passion (Via Creativa); 4) Justice, healing, celebration (Via Transformativa) All are welcome but space is limited to ten participants plus the current students in ChIME's core interfaith chaplaincy training program. 

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HINDUISM Workshop with Dana Sawyer
Oct
7
9:30 AM09:30

HINDUISM Workshop with Dana Sawyer

HINDUISM Workshop with Dana Sawyer

At the Center for Grieving Children
555 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine 04101
$75 fee; register by contacting ChIME at admin@chimeofmaine.org or 207-347-6740

This short workshop gives an overview of Hinduism in its many facets, ranging from its beginnings in the culture of the Vedic Aryans up to the practices of the present day. In addition to lectures and discussions about Hindu practice and philosophy, Dana will also show slides of Hindu temples and sacred cities, give an introduction to traditional Hindu chanting (kirtan) and perform a short traditional ritual. The goal will be to understand the richness and complexity of Hindu spirituality in an enjoyable and entertaining format.

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Open House: The Many Faces of Community Chaplaincy
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

Open House: The Many Faces of Community Chaplaincy

Open House: The Many Faces of Community Chaplaincy

Come hear Peggy and Oggie Williams talk about their experiences at ChIME and where it led them.  Learn about the importance of trying new things, taking chances and finding mentors that can guide and motivate you to take the next step.
All prospective students and curious seekers welcome!
 

Monday from 5:30 PM - 7 PM
at ChIME, 302 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103

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Circle of Prayer led by ChIME Graduates
Aug
27
10:30 AM10:30

Circle of Prayer led by ChIME Graduates

NO CIRCLE OF PRAYER ON THIS DATE OR DURING THE SUMMER; WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER.

Circle of Prayer led by ChIME graduates, simultaneously in Portland, Maine and Amesbury, Massachusetts, every fourth Sunday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Join in community as prayers are offered both by request and silently; please contact ChIME Prayer Circle directly for more information at circleofprayer33@gmail.com.

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Circle of Prayer Led by ChIME Graduates
Jul
23
10:30 AM10:30

Circle of Prayer Led by ChIME Graduates

NO CIRCLE OF PRAYER ON THIS DATE OR DURING THE SUMMER; WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER. 
Circle of Prayer led by ChIME graduates, simultaneously in Portland, Maine and Amesbury, Massachusetts, every fourth Sunday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Join in community as prayers are offered both by request and silently; please contact ChIME Prayer Circle directly for more information at circleofprayer33@gmail.com.

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Community Chaplains Needed Now: Meet our new Dean, Katie Payson
Jul
10
5:30 PM17:30

Community Chaplains Needed Now: Meet our new Dean, Katie Payson

In these times, when stress seems to be mounting for so many people, Community Chaplains are needed more than ever. As we wrap up our enrollment for Fall 2017, please consider whether you, or someone you know, is a prospective Community Chaplain.

This open house will be an opportunity for you to get to know our new Dean, Rev. Catharine Payson.

A 2016 graduate of ChIME, Katie has also received a BA degree from Dartmouth College and her MSW from Boston College School of Social Work. Katie lives in Cape Elizabeth with her partner and school-age son. She enjoys the outdoors, swimming, and playing the piano, and looks forward to meeting YOU.

 

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Community Chaplains Needed Now: Hope Amidst Confusion (Open House)
Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

Community Chaplains Needed Now: Hope Amidst Confusion (Open House)

Please help ChIME find the next wave of Community Chaplains, by attending this free, informal Open House.

Wednesday, June 14 at 5:30 PM - 7 PM
at ChIME, 302 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103


In these times, when stress seems to be mounting for so many people, Community Chaplains are needed more than ever. As we continue our enrollment for Fall 2017, please consider whether you, or someone you know, is a prospective Community Chaplain.

Community Chaplains serve as a listening presence, helping people to find THEIR spiritual center, in times of celebration and times of crisis.

Our two-year Interfaith Chaplaincy training program is designed for adults with other job and/or family responsibilities. 500 hours of faculty contact are spread across two academic years, with meetings one night a week and one weekend a month.

You can call ChIME at 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org to recommend someone ... including yourself....for our program. We'd be happy to help you discern whether Community Chaplaincy is right for you. 

Or come and explore what ChIME is all about during one of our monthly open houses. The next one is Wednesday June 14 from 5:30 to 7 in the ChIME classroom at 302 Stevens Avenue in Portland. Join author Robert Atkinson in a meaningful conversation on how we can make sense of the time we live in, what our guiding principles are, where they come from, and where they are leading us. 

His new book, The Story of our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness, is framed by seven unifying principles from the mystical traditions of the world’s religions. It offers a thoughtful narrative of conscious evolution, assuring us that this period of chaos and conflict will ultimately move us closer to the promise at the heart of all sacred traditions. How we get there depends upon the stories we live by and the action we take.

Viewing this time of rapid change and recurring crises from an interfaith and interspiritual perspective gives us great hope. We can see that all around us spiritual forces and social movements are guiding a process of profound transformation, shifting us away from divided communities with a consciousness of duality toward an awareness of the inherent interconnectedness of all things. In turn, a global community with a consciousness of oneness is emerging.

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Interfaith As a Way of Life, Open House
May
22
5:30 PM17:30

Interfaith As a Way of Life, Open House

Prospective Students, Curious Seekers, and All are welcome!  ChIME's final open house of the school year will be with Abbess Patricia Ellen as she discusses Interfaith as a Way of Life.  Incoming Dean Katie Payson will join Patricia.

Community Chaplains Needed Now!  Interfaith as a Way of Life  Please come join the discussion; RSVP not necessary but will help us plan ahead:  admin@chimeofmaine.org or 207-347-6740.

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Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month and Potluck / Spring Clean UP
May
21
10:30 AM10:30

Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month and Potluck / Spring Clean UP

TOPIC TO COME

Description of service to come.
Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students Christina Davis and Mary O'Brien.
Typical services include music, silence, readings and reflections.  An offering is taken but not required.  You are also invited to stay for the social hour and meet ChIME students, faculty, staff and graduates informally.

This month we also invite ChIME grads and friends to join us after the service (approx 11:30am) for a potluck and Spring Clean Up of the Portland New Church grounds.  Look for details the week before or call 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org.

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THE YOGA OF SOUND: THE ART OF SPIRITUAL SELF-CARE WITH RUSSILL PAUL
May
5
to May 7

THE YOGA OF SOUND: THE ART OF SPIRITUAL SELF-CARE WITH RUSSILL PAUL

Back by popular demand, a weekend workshop with Russill Paul, musician and spiritual teacher. Designed for yogis, healers, and spiritual practitioners of all persuasions.
 
Surprise yourself with what your voice can do, the places you can go, and the healing you experience through the power of sound. The Yoga of Sound combines forms of vocal expression with ecstatic live music and sacred movement to tap profound states of spiritual consciousness.

Receive a discount when you register for the entire weekend. A la carte pricing is also available for select sessions. Join us!

(See 3-day breakdown by clicking Registration page below, including a la carte offerings of Friday night Kirtan, Saturday all-day Self-Care session, and Sunday Master Class.)

Register Here

Co-sponsored with UNE's Intercultural Student Engagement department.

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The Modern Mystic... could it be you?
Apr
20
5:30 PM17:30

The Modern Mystic... could it be you?

Please help ChIME find the next wave of Community Chaplains at this free Open House!

In these times, when stress seems to be mounting for so many people, Community Chaplains are needed more than ever. As we continue our enrollment for Fall 2017, please consider whether you, or someone you know, is a prospective Community Chaplain.

Community Chaplains serve as a listening presence, helping people to find THEIR spiritual center, in times of celebration and times of crisis.

Our two-year Interfaith Chaplaincy training program is designed for adults with other job and/or family responsibilities. 500 hours of faculty contact are spread across two academic years, with meetings one night a week and one weekend a month.

You can call ChIME at 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org to recommend someone ... including yourself....for our program. We'd be happy to help you discern whether Community Chaplaincy is right for you. 

Or come and explore what ChIME is all about during one of our monthly open houses. The next one is April 20 from 5;30 to 7 in the ChIME classroom at 302 Stevens Avenue in Portland.

On this popular free evening of conversation, our guide will be Guan Dojo (Joan Uraneck), who invites us to “find the heart of mysticism through an exploration of Rumi, Hildegarde von Bingen, Jesus, Thomas Merton, you and me.” We'll explore questions such as: Who were the mystics? What is a mystic? Could YOU be a mystic? What does the modern mystic look like? Act like? How does ChIME's curriculum support the modern mystic? 

Guan is a retired art history professor at MECA, a graduate of ChIME, and teaches at ChIME. RSVP 207-347-6740 or admin@chimeofmaine.org. We look forward to seeing you.

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April Interfaith Worship Service, 2nd Sunday of the Month
Apr
9
10:30 AM10:30

April Interfaith Worship Service, 2nd Sunday of the Month

NOTE: To allow for Easter Sunday, this ChIME student-led service in April has been moved from the 3rd Sunday to the 2nd Sunday of the month, Palm Sunday on the Christian Calendar.  

TOPIC TO COME

Description of service to come.
Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students Linda Card and Kali Bird Isis.
Typical services include music, silence, readings and reflections.  An offering is taken but not required.  You are also invited to stay for the social hour and meet ChIME students, faculty, staff and graduates informally.

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RECONNECTING WITH NATURE with ChIME Abbess Patricia Ellen and ChIME Graduate Susan Howe
Apr
2
9:30 AM09:30

RECONNECTING WITH NATURE with ChIME Abbess Patricia Ellen and ChIME Graduate Susan Howe

  • Center For Grieving Children building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 30TH: Based on the work of Joanna Macy, author of Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World.

ChIME students and staff will join you during this all-day workshop (discount available when you register for three ChIME workshops this term). Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. $75 online registration click here or phone 207-347-6740 or mail your check to:  ChIME, PO Box 3833, Portland, ME  04104-3833.

Some scholarship assistance is available. We look forward to your visit!

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INTRODUCTION TO THE ENNEAGRAM with Michael Naylor
Apr
1
9:30 AM09:30

INTRODUCTION TO THE ENNEAGRAM with Michael Naylor

  • Center For Grieving Children building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Understand yourself and others better with this ancient and modern system for psychological and spiritual growth.  A fun, interactive, enlightening day.

ChIME students and staff will join you during this all-day workshop (discount available when you register for three ChIME workshops this term). Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. $75 online registration click here or phone 207-347-6740 or mail your check to:  ChIME, PO Box 3833, Portland, ME  04104-3833.

Some scholarship assistance is available. We look forward to your visit!

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Community Chaplains Needed Now: ChIME OPEN HOUSE with Founding Abbot Jacob Watson
Mar
27
5:30 PM17:30

Community Chaplains Needed Now: ChIME OPEN HOUSE with Founding Abbot Jacob Watson

  • 302 Stevens Avenue Portland, ME, 04103 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please help ChIME find the next wave of Community Chaplains at this Open House!

In these times, when stress seems to be mounting for so many people, Community Chaplains are needed more than ever. As we begin our enrollment period for Fall 2017, please consider whether you, or someone you know, is a prospective Community Chaplain.

Community Chaplains serve as a listening presence, helping people to find THEIR spiritual center, in times of celebration and times of crisis.

Our two-year Interfaith Chaplaincy training program is designed for adults with other job and/or family responsibilities. 500 hours of faculty contact are spread across two academic years, with meetings one night a week and one weekend a month.

You can call ChIME at 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org to recommend someone ... including yourself....for our program. We'd be happy to help you discern whether Community Chaplaincy is right for you. 

Or invite a prospective student to one of our monthly open house evenings, and come with them to explore what ChIME is all about.
The next Open House is Monday, March 27 from 5:30 to 7 pm at 302 Stevens Avenue in Portland, in the ChIME classroom. The topic is " Holy Flame of Compassion: How to nurture ourselves when our world is on fire," with your host Jacob Watson, ChIME's Founding Abbot and author of Essence: The Emotional Path to Spirit. Jacob will share Interfaith spiritual practices of awareness, balance, prayer and meditation. Free, all are welcome.  Join us!

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