Gathering Place of Many Rivers
We are fortunate to have a number of individuals and groups using the PNC building as a place of gathering. Though they are independently run and attended, their energy and the love they put into their offerings adds to making this a special, diversified place of usefulness and coming together. Below is a listing of some of them:
The Portland New Church Interfaith Community
This is the core body of this gathering place and is under the auspices of the Swedenborgian Church of North America. The council of the Portland New Church meets monthly and is responsible for the running of the church. Services currently offered by this community are currently as follows:
2nd Sunday of every month - 9:30 - 10:30. Portland New Church Service led by Pastor Lorraine Kardash consisting of music, prayer, reflection, communion service.
All are welcome. Fellowship follows.
3rd Sunday - 10:30 - 11:30 am. Interfaith Service led by students of The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine. All are welcome. Currently on Zoom.
4th Sunday - Circle of Prayer Gathering, which consists of prayer, chant, song, offering,and
spiritual practice. Facilitated by Rev. Joni Rose and Pastor L.Kardash
All are welcome. Currently on hold. However the 140 plus community continues to offer prayers which are requested by email to circleof firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the building users:
Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (ChIME). Contact: www.chimeofmaine.org
West African Dance - Embody The Rhythm. Brings weekly W. African inspired dance classes with dancer, choreographer Marita Kennedy-Castro, and a crew of drummers including master drummer Namory Kieta from Sangbardo Guinea, W. Africa. Classes are designed for both the true beginner and intermediate students, bringing community together through the healing power of movement and music.Contact: https//embodytherhythm.com. Currently on hold
Authentic Movement/Contemplative Dance - Caroline Loupe, owner of The Body Speaks Contact: 207-831-76
Robyn Wiley - every other Tuesday evening offers community kirtan. every other tuesday offersfree form/ecstatic dance. Contact: email@example.com
Sacred Harp Singers ( Shape Singers)
They meet every 4th Sunday 2 - 5 pm. contact E. Stoddard: firstname.lastname@example.org
Buddhist Meditation ( Kadampa) - meets every Saturday from 10 - 11:30
WholeHeart Yoga Center classes - meet at various times. contact; Pam Jackson - email@example.com
Beginning Drumming with Janice Ercison. Mondays 5:30 - 6:30. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org