OPEN HOUSE: Supporting Truth, Healing and Change
Mar
25
5:30 PM17:30

OPEN HOUSE: Supporting Truth, Healing and Change

Community Chaplains Needed Now! Supporting Truth, Healing and Change: An Open House for prospective students and the curious. 

Rev. Susan Howe ‘14 will share her chaplain’s work with The Maine-Wabanaki State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and Maine-Wabanaki REACH. Social justice can take many forms, sometimes in less visible forms than the rally or march. Bearing witness to someone's truth can begin the process of healing. For many disenfranchised people, listening to their story is the first step. Sharing and supporting efforts to bring the truth out builds community awareness. When the community has new knowledge and awareness, the seeds of change begin.

A member of ChIME's Faculty will also be there to answer your questions.  RSVP suggested but not required at alaena@chimeofmaine.org or 207-347-6740.

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ENNEAGRAM with Michael Naylor
Apr
6
9:30 AM09:30

ENNEAGRAM with Michael Naylor

Do you want to work more smoothly and joyfully in teams and within your family?

Would you like to bring your physical, mental and emotional selves into alignment?

Are you looking for spiritual awakening?

The Enneagram - which identifies the Nine Types of Personality - is a psycho-spiritual tool with its ancient roots in Egyptian culture. It is a profound map to accessing your true nature and your deep spirituality. By utilizing the wisdom of the Enneagram one can begin to transform patterns of emotional and psychological rigidity and become more present to self and others, whether as a caregiver or in personal relationships. (Includes 6 contact hours for Continuing Education for Social Workers.)

$75 fee; half price for graduates; REGISTER HERE or for more information contact alaena@chimeofmaine.org

Michael Naylor, M.Ed., CPCC, LADC, CCS - is a facilitator, coach and teacher with a special emphasis on the Enneagram tool as a method of self-awareness and accelerator of team effectiveness and productivity.  He is a Professional International Enneagram Association Teacher and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach with CTI. His work focuses on psychological & emotional transformation, health and wellness, creative self-expression, embodiment of life purpose, and recovery from addictions of all kinds, a topic where he has over 30 years’ experience.

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INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE
Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE

Solitude, Community, Ministry

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students
Lisa Steele-Maley, Knowles Wentworth, and Greg Grigsby.


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.


More on this service to come.


For more details call 207-347-6740 or email alaena@chimeofmaine.org.

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OPEN HOUSE: The Student Journey Through ChIME
Apr
29
5:30 PM17:30

OPEN HOUSE: The Student Journey Through ChIME

Join ChIME grad Angie Arndt '07 for an exploration of the student experience from first contact with ChIME to Ordination. Angie will share from her years with ChIME as a student, Adminstrator, and as the former Dean of Students. The two themes that students explore over the two year program, Way of Contemplation and Way of Action, are intricate to the ChIME journey and participants will have a chance to reflect on where these themes might take them in their own lives.

A great evening for help with your own  discernment process, current Dean Katie Payson will also be present to answer any questions about how to apply and other logistical questions about the program. RSVP suggested but not required at alaena@chimeofmaine.org or 207-347-6740.

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INDIGENOUS AND INTERSPIRITUAL TEACHINGS with Sherri Mitchell & Bob Atkinson
May
4
9:30 AM09:30

INDIGENOUS AND INTERSPIRITUAL TEACHINGS with Sherri Mitchell & Bob Atkinson

How are timeless and universal spiritual teachings critical to the issues of our day?

What signs are evident today of a unifying global movement?

Drawing from their recent books, Sherri Mitchell (Sacred Instructions) and Bob Atkinson (The Story of Our Time) apply spiritual teachings and principles from their own traditions to explore how identity, transformation, and oneness are central concepts illustrating that, beyond the illusion of separation, humanity is moving toward the realization of the interconnectedness of all things. 

REGISTER HERE

Sherri Mitchell, author of Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change, was born and raised on the Penobscot Indian reservation. She received her Juris Doctorate and a Certificate in Indigenous People's Law and Policy from the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law. She is an alumna of the American Indian Ambassador program, and the Udall Native American Congressional Internship program. She is the Founding Director of the Land Peace Foundation, an organization dedicated to the global protection of indigenous rights and the preservation of the indigenous way of life. Sherri speaks and teaches around the world on issues of indigenous rights, environmental justice, spiritual activism and transformational change. Sherri is also the co-host of Love (and revolution) Radio, a syndicated radio program that highlights stories of heart-based activism and revolutionary spiritual change. 

Robert Atkinson, Ph.D. in cross-cultural developmental psychology, is the author of nine books, including the 2017 Nautilus Book Award winner The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness, as well as Year of Living Deeply: A Memoir of 1969 (2019), Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul’s Story (2012), and The Gift of Stories (1995). He is an internationally recognized authority on life story interviewing, a pioneer in the techniques of personal mythmaking and soul-making, a member of Evolutionary Leaders (www.evolutionaryleaders.net), professor emeritus at the University of Southern Maine, and director of StoryCommons. www.robertatkinson.net

$75 fee; half price for ChIME graduates

REGISTER HERE or FMI contact alaena@chimeofmaine.org

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INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE
May
19
10:30 AM10:30

INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE

TITLE TO COME

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students
Susan Hamlett, Jennifer Barton, and Seth Hurd.


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.


More on this service to come.


For more details call 207-347-6740 or email alaena@chimeofmaine.org.

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OPEN HOUSE: Photography as a Spiritual Practice
May
20
5:30 PM17:30

OPEN HOUSE: Photography as a Spiritual Practice

Community Chaplains Needed Now: An Open House for prospective students and the curious. 

Join professional photographer Rev Joanne Arnold ‘13 for 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 alaena@chimeofmaine.org or 207-347-6740.

CLICK HERE TO SEE JOANNE AT HER TEDxDIRIGO TALK

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OPEN HOUSE: How Compassion Leads to Peace Within and Without
Jun
24
5:30 PM17:30

OPEN HOUSE: How Compassion Leads to Peace Within and Without

An Open House for prospective students and the curious. 

Come learn about how to recognize and surrender to love as an essential step to finding peace.  Also learn how befriending resistance and welcoming both the unwelcome and the unknown help us to become more compassionate beings.  

Arline Saturdayborn, class of 2014, will talk about her journey towards living a compassionate life and the gifts and challenges this presents.  Also hear from Dean Katie Payson about the program and what you can expect as a student at ChIME.

RSVP suggested but not required at alaena@chimeofmaine.org or 207-347-6740.

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ChIME's 17th Annual Convocation
Sep
7
to Sep 8

ChIME's 17th Annual Convocation

ChIME's new and returning students will gather to kick off the new school year with celebration, scholarship and community.  Faculty and students spend Saturday learning and sharing. On Sunday, ChIME grads are invited in the afternoon for rituals and traditional welcoming all students.

OPEN TO ACCEPTED STUDENTS AND GRADS ONLY.

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INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE
Mar
17
10:30 AM10:30

INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE

A More Just, Peaceful, and Sustainable World

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students
Janet Fournier, Cynthia Chatis, and Rick Arn.


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.


For more details call 207-347-6740 or email alaena@chimeofmaine.org.

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OPEN HOUSE: Death and Dying as a Spiritual Practice
Feb
25
5:30 PM17:30

OPEN HOUSE: Death and Dying as a Spiritual Practice

Community Chaplains Needed Now: An Open House for prospective students and the curious. 

Throughout our lives we recognize milestones and important events. We plan for weddings, graduations and birthdays, but we resist thinking about and planning for our death. End of life can be tricky, but there are ways to help ensure that in your last days you are surrounded by loved ones and that you are at peace.

Join Rev. Priscilla Platt ‘05 in a discussion of how to navigate the bewildering medical world at the end of life, and increase our chances for a peaceful death. 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
Feb
17
10:30 AM10:30

INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE

  • ChIME at The Portland New Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Return to Light, Return to Love

Come now, whoever you may be.


Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students
Robin Jellis and Jake Fahey.


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.


For more details call 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org.

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INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE
Feb
3
9:30 AM09:30

INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE

TITLE TO COME

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students
Nancy Findlan, Michael Mooney, and Morgan Rowe.


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.


More on this service to come.


For more details call 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org.

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BUDDHISM AND THE ART OF MEDITATION with Lopon Liz Monson
Feb
3
9:30 AM09:30

BUDDHISM AND THE ART OF MEDITATION with Lopon Liz Monson

Join Lopon Liz Monson and ChIME students in Portland in learning more about Buddhism and its practice in this day-long workshop. $75 fee; half price for ChIME grads. FMI read below, then:

REGISTER HERE or FMI call 207-347-6740

Lopon Liz Monson, PhD., and Spiritual Co-director of Natural Dharma Fellowship, a Buddhist non-profit organization based in New England, will take participants on a journey through the centuries-old tradition of Buddhism. This daylong workshop will begin with an overview of the Buddhist tradition; what it is, how it developed, some of its main doctrines and philosophies, and its relevance for living well in our modern 21st century changing world. The course will also include an experiential component focusing on the practice of meditation as an art of being.

Some of the questions we will ask include: How can meditation help to ease painful habitual reactions, tensions, and emotional patterns? How can it serve as a source of resilience, clarity, and peace for negotiating the demands of daily life and the challenges of our changing world? How can finding a place of stillness and silence inside ourselves enable us to take a break from the endless cycle of doing and learn how to simply be?

Because many forms of meditation originate from the Buddhist traditions of south, east and central Asia, we will explore what it means to let go of the constant urge to do in order to relax into the spacious, vivid, healing and ever-changing state of being. This part of the course will include meditation instructions and practice to help us to access and live from the simplicity of being present with things as they are and with ourselves as we are. Together, we will practice meditation as an art of being.

This daylong workshop on Buddhism and the Art of Meditation is open to all, and suitable for anyone interested in learning more about the Buddhist tradition from its historical and philosophical foundations to its practical application to daily life through the practice of meditation. Come join us on a journey to discover how to let go of human doing and learn how to relax into human being, whether you are interested in starting a meditation practice or in enriching and rejuvenating an existing one or if you are simply interested in learning more about the ancient tradition of Buddhism.

 

Lopon Elizabeth  Monson, PhD., Harvard University

Spiritual Co-Director, Natural Dharma Fellowship

Managing Teacher, Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

www.wonderwellrefuge.org

elizabeth@naturaldharma.org

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SPIRIT ON THE WING: MUSIC and DANCE AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE with Rev Craig Werth '17 and Rev Laurence Miller '13
Feb
2
9:30 AM09:30

SPIRIT ON THE WING: MUSIC and DANCE AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE with Rev Craig Werth '17 and Rev Laurence Miller '13

Join ChIME graduates, Rev Craig Werth ‘17 and Rev Laurence Miller ’13 for a multi-faceted workshop in the power and accessibility of both music and dance for spiritual practice and creative expression. Both men have deep professional experience as performing artists, teachers, and spiritual leaders. They share a passion for bringing these expressive arts into everyday life for anyone who has the desire to participate. Experience in either art form is not at all necessary, nor is athletic ability. This will be an interactive workshop.  $75 fee; ChIME grads half-price.

REGISTER HERE or FMI contact admin@chimeofmaine.org

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OPEN HOUSE: Dancing With the Divine with Rev Laurence Miller '13
Jan
28
5:30 PM17:30

OPEN HOUSE: Dancing With the Divine with Rev Laurence Miller '13

Community Chaplains Needed Now: An Open House for prospective students and the curious…

1-2-cha-cha-cha 3-4-cha-cha-cha. Yes! Chaplain’s do Cha Cha! Song, music and dance are often tools for spiritual growth and personal expression. For those folks who imagine themselves ‘not nimble’, sometimes the invitation to dance is avoided or skipped, leaving a feeling of being forgotten or not belonging.  Laurence will share his story on how he became a Chaplain after many years as a professional dancer. He has created tools that he uses as a Chaplain in residential care facilities and as a Minister behind the pulpit. Come hear his story, all are welcome!

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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CANCELED: INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE
Jan
20
10:30 AM10:30

CANCELED: INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE

  • ChIME at The Portland New Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

**Unfortunately, due to the coming storm, this service has been canceled. Please join us for another upcoming worship service, open house, or workshop. Stay safe and stay warm!**

TITLE TO COME

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students
Abigail Adams, Laurel Ladd and Fran Liautaud.


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.


More on this service to come.


For more details call 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org.

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INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE
Dec
16
10:30 AM10:30

INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE

  • ChIME at The Portland New Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“CELEBRATION OF NEW LIGHT”

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students
Mary Anne Totten, Nancy Winterbottom and Bruce Trask.


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.


More on this service to come.


For more details call 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org.

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MODERN MYSTICS
Nov
26
6:00 PM18:00

MODERN MYSTICS

MODERN MYSTICS

When: Monday, November 26 from 6:00-7:30pm

Where: ChIME, 302 Stevens Avenue, Portland (The Portland New Church building)

FMI: admin@chimeofmaine.org or call 207-347-6740; www.chimeofmaine.org

Free, reservations suggested but walk-ins welcome

 The public is invited to a free evening on modern mysticism at the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (ChIME) on November 26 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  The Revs. Guan DoJo, Corinne Martin and Cathy Grigsby will present.  "Any authentic mystical opening brings us a sense of wonder, a freedom from time's fury and anxiety and a more marvelous universe and a far vaster identity than anything we could begin to intuit with our ordinary senses and consciousness," says author Andrew Harvey. 

Starting from that premise, our panel invites participants to: “Come find out what and who a modern mystic is: it may be you.  We will explore mystics of the past and present, in an evening with Rumi, Hildegarde von Bingen, Jesus, Thomas Merton, Teresa of Avila, Meister Eckhardt… and us.  We'll explore questions such as: Who were the mystics? What is a mystic? What does the modern mystic look like? Act like? How does ChIME's curriculum support the modern mystic?”  RSVP suggested but not required.

 

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INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE
Nov
18
10:30 AM10:30

INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE

  • ChIME at The Portland New Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TITLE TO COME

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students
Lou Lessard and Krista Meinersmann.


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.


More on this service to come.


For more details call 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org.

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ABRAHAMIC TRADITIONS Workshop with Dana Sawyer
Nov
3
9:30 AM09:30

ABRAHAMIC TRADITIONS Workshop with Dana Sawyer

ABRAHAMIC TRADITIONS 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

Dana Sawyer, former professor of religious studies at Maine College of Art (MECA), will present an overview of the Abrahamic Traditions: the origins of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, including methods of comparative analysis of religious practices. Learn how the three are connected and how they developed into three distinct paths.

Professor Sawyer teaches courses in philosophy and taught world religions for MECA while sharing his wisdom with ChIME for years.  He authored the biography of Huston Smith (author of The World Religions) titled "Wisdomkeeper" as well as a biography on Aldous Huxley. He has traveled extensively in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and Japan. He has lectured at the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Banaras Hindu University, the University of Riga, Latvia, the Huntington Library, and at colleges at conferences throughout the U.S.

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INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE
Oct
21
10:30 AM10:30

INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE

TITLE TO COME

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students
Circe MacDonald, Anne Gresinger and Niki Norman.


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.


More on this service after our students return in September to plan for the coming year.


For more details call 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org.

ANNUAL FALL CLEAN UP TO FOLLOW SERVICE!  BRING A RAKE, GLOVES AND SOME FOOD TO SHARE FOR A LIGHT POTLUCK LUNCH.  THEN OUTSIDE TO CLEAN IN COMMUNITY!

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OMcoming & Planetary Chaplain Award
Oct
20
5:30 PM17:30

OMcoming & Planetary Chaplain Award

All are welcome for this annual friend-raising event! Come for community, join our graduates and celebrate our 2018 Planetary Chaplain awardee: Champion for peace, economic/social justice, and the environment, Anne D. "Andy" Burt.

5:30 - Social / Community
6:00 - Light Supper & Dessert
7:00 - Award Presentation to Andy - her film clip to be shown!

$20 Suggested Donation; please RSVP below

REGISTER HERE

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ChIME's 15th Annual Convocation
Sep
8
to Sep 9

ChIME's 15th Annual Convocation

ChIME's new and returning students will gather to kick off the new school year with celebration, scholarship and community.  Faculty and students spend Saturday learning and sharing. On Sunday, ChIME grads are invited in the afternoon for rituals and traditional welcoming all students.

OPEN TO ACCEPTED STUDENTS AND GRADS ONLY.

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OPEN HOUSE: Community Chaplains Needed Now
Jul
11
5:30 PM17:30

OPEN HOUSE: Community Chaplains Needed Now

An Open House in New Hampshire (Seacoast location TBD) for prospective students and the curious.  Join Rev. Craig Werth (ChIME Class of 2017) and member of ChIME's Faculty, as he discusses his chaplaincy and how ChIME gave him the tools to succeed. RSVP required at admin@chimeofmaine.org or 207-347-6740 for location.

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OPEN HOUSE: Community Chaplains Needed Now
Jun
11
5:30 PM17:30

OPEN HOUSE: Community Chaplains Needed Now

An Open House for prospective students and the curious.  Join Rev Jeffery Logan (ChIME Class of 2015) as he discusses his homeless outreach chaplaincy and how ChIME gave him the tools to succeed.  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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RESCHEDULED Interfaith Worship Service
Jun
2
9:30 AM09:30

RESCHEDULED Interfaith Worship Service

FINDING YOUR VOICE


Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students
Diana Huffman, Rick Arn, and Susan Hamlett.

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 SERVICE WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED IN APRIL
AND CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.

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
May
20
10:30 AM10:30

Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month

THE LANGUAGE OF CONNECTION

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students
Leslie Manning, Shirley Parker, and Lisa Steele-Maley.

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.


Silence is practiced in many faith traditions and has been of great value to each of us through our first ChIME year. Join us for reflection and celebration of the seasons past and in preparation for the sacred pause of summer.


For more details call 207-347-6740 or email admin@chimeofmaine.org.

SPRING CLEAN UP TO FOLLOW SERVICE!  BRING A RAKE, GLOVES AND SOME FOOD TO SHARE FOR A LIGHT POTLUCK LUNCH.  THEN OUTSIDE TO CLEAN IN COMMUNITY!

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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, NOTE TIME AND LOCATION
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Interfaith Worship Service, NOTE TIME AND LOCATION

Embracing the Dark, Expanding into the Light

NOTE THIS SERVICE IS AT DIFFERENT LOCATION AND TIME THAN OUR USUAL SERVICES

Cycles of Light and Dark, Expansion and Contraction are an essential part of the human condition. Learning to embrace and honor the dark night of the soul helps us expand into the light of divinity.

Music and movement will help us explore our theme.

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students Circe MacDonald, Michael Mooney and Jessica Tardy.  All Are Welcome! 

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 worship service will be held at the Center For Grieving Children

555 Forest Avenue Avenue in Portland. 

For more information, please contact ChIME FMI or call 207-347-6740

 

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BUSINESS AND SPIRITUALITY
May
5
9:30 AM09:30

BUSINESS AND SPIRITUALITY

  • University of Southern Maine, Talbot Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for this timely exploration of how spirituality can be woven into our day-to-day work experiences.

Keynote Speaker Kevin Hancock will present in the morning and six different business and spiritual leaders will present in the afternoon on various topics about bringing more balance and heart to our work.  

Afternoon breakout sessions include (see descriptions of these topics below):

Mike Miles, former Director of Human Resources for Portland
Kate Cheney Chappell, artist/former co-owner Tom’s of Maine
Andrea Ferrante, Sufi entrepreneur
Laurence Miller, Interfaith Chaplain and Dancer
Jennifer Hatch from ReVision Energy, a B-Corporation "Benefit Corporation"
Leigh Tillman, from Leigh Tillman Facilitation

REGISTER HERE

MORNING KEYNOTE from 9:30 am - noon

Business and Spirituality with Kevin Hancock

Kevin will explore the topic of Business and Spirituality (defined ‘broadly’) in a morning session followed by Q&A, facilitated by Rev. Colleen Myers.  What opportunities can exist to integrate spirituality into the workplace of the future?  Can this be a new goal for a progressive organization to improve the lives of the people who work there as well as add true societal value? Concepts discussed include: what it means to have a “safe place at work” where everyone feels safe being themselves and saying what they think; the role of the individual within a healthy community or organization; restoring balance in the work place where work is important but not all consuming and part of a balanced life; “holding power but not using it” where decisions involve all voices and leadership includes restraint. Kevin will also share his personal journey of how literally losing his voice to a rare disease forced him to find a new way of communicating and leading his employees.

AFTERNOON ‘BREAKOUTS’ from 1:30 - 4:30 pm (choose one each of two sessions when you register)

Using Art & Poetry to Engage Your Entrepreneurial Spirit with Kate Cheney Chappell

What are the values you hold dear? Are they reflected in the work you do? Do you dream of starting your own enterprise (for profit or nonprofit) that clearly reflects these values?  Through experiential exercises, visual artist and award-winning entrepreneur Kate Cheney Chappell will help you clarify your values and discover ways to incorporate them into your workplace, whether you have your own company or work for a larger group. Chappell created “connecting exercises” at Tom’s of Maine (the company she co-founded with her husband Tom) that began each meeting with a poem and personal reflection. Using poetry, art, journaling, and active listening you will gain a greater insight into your deep values and how they can imbue your worklife.

B-Corps: Aligning your Business with your Values - Jennifer Hatch from ReVision Energy

The “B” stands for “Benefit” Corporation and denotes that a business has committed itself to a defined set of non-traditional business practices that benefit employees, customers and the broader community by creating a positive impact on society and the environment. Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions not only on their shareholders, but also on their stakeholders (e.g., workers, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment).  Jen Hatch from ReVision Energy will take you through what it means to be a B-Corp, a mission driven company that makes a substantial effort to embody values in every interactions with customers, with suppliers, with the community and of course also with each other.

Spirituality and Human Resources with Mike Miles

What does it mean to welcome spirituality into the workplace?  How does that happen, and what are the implications? In this workshop, we will explore spirit in the workplace and how it may be addressed within Human Resources.

The Spirit of Your Gifts with Rev. Laurence Miller

How do you make what you love work? How do you develop a business, non-profit or chaplaincy that is informed by Spirit and your particular gifts?  Join Laurence as he shares his particular journey and personal gifts to assist you in the business of your spiritual journey.

The Heart of Manifesting in Business with Andrea Ferrante

Often financial well being and spirituality are polarized in our culture. That can influence our thinking and leave us wondering how to stay in alignment with our spiritual values and still be prosperous. Understanding the art of manifesting is helpful in the journey toward actualizing our work and opening the door to receiving what we long for in our lives at the same time. This break out session will explore the art of manifesting as a birthright to help you create your version of wealth while aligning with what matters most to you.

Telling Your Story with Leigh Tillman

Stories conjure our humanness, foster connection, and compel us.  At the very essence of all our work there are stories.  From messaging to requesting support, to motivating ourselves as a team, we are telling stories everyday.  Explore how to tell your individual or collective story effectively and meaningfully.

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

Interfaith Worship Service, 3rd Sunday of the Month

FINDING YOUR VOICE

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students
Diana Pease, Rick Arn, and Susan Hamlett.

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

SPIRITUAL CARE AND END OF LIFE

LOCATION: MORNING PANEL DISCUSSION AT WOODFORDS CLUB (179 Woodfords St); AFTERNOON 'BREAKOUTS' AT CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN (across Brighton Ave) BOTH IN PORTLAND, MAINE

DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018

TIME: 9:30 – 4:30 pm

COST*: $50 per person (scholarships available) or register as a group for discounts:
GROUP RATES = $50 for first registration, $25 for second, free for third guest

REGISTRATION: click here

Spiritual Care, found in all cultures and traditions, asks trained spiritual and pastoral care providers to support 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 traditional, modern and innovative approaches to end of life care and well as care for the bereaved and those left behind. This workshop is for anyone interested in this topic. 6 contact hours available for social workers.

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 as well as care for those left behind.

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 Clinical Professional 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   Catharine Murray – MFA, author, poet 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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B.Good Community Night!
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

B.Good Community Night!

RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER FROM 3/6 TO Tuesday, 3/27

Food Music and Fun with B. Good
 

Support the work of community chaplains with 10% of proceeds going to ChIME!

ChIME is partnering with B.Good Restaurant for a casual and fun evening where 10% of proceeds from the night's sales go to support ChIME and its mission.

Good food at reasonable prices, a musical lineup from our talented ChIME Grads in the upstairs loft, and a raffle for gift cards, workshops, and more!

It's going to B.Good for everyone... bring a friend, relax and join the fun!  FREE event. FREE street parking. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

ChIME Grad & Student Musical Guests (amended): 

6-7:30pm: The Light Beams (Susan Howe '14 & Kurt Myhaver), Abigail Adams & Nancy Findlan (current students), Deirdre Drennen'17

7:30-8:30pm: Craig Werth '17, and Pat Cannon '07.

Raffle Prizes ($3 one ticket $5 for two):

Art Cards from Cathy Grigsby
Free Workshop from ChIME
Yoga Class from Soul Fire Yoga
Art Class Certificate from Still Life Studios
$20 B.Good Certificate
Coaching from CLC-Coaching
Tarot Card Reading for Four from James Coomey
Acupuncture Certificate from Jeffery Logan, LLC

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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: The Healing Power of Writing

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 author 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.

This workshop will focus on the transformative power of writing
to heal from life's wounds and move on to healthy and mindful living. It is
different from journal writing which records daily events, or is used as a
way to find clarity.  The participants respond to prompts which often
connect with deep places in the memory or the heart from which they often
write feelings or stories they didn't know they had in them.  It can be a
voyage of discovery as well as affirmation.

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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

The Space Between

Our leaders in worship will be ChIME students
Judy Graham, Abigail Adams and Seth Hurd.

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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