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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

             Some of the building users:



  • 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// 





     Buddhist Meditation ( Kadampa) - meets every Wednesday 6:15pm - 7:30pm


      WholeHeart Yoga Center classes - meet at various times.  contact; Pam Jackson,


       Beginning Drumming with Namory, Mondays 5:30 - 6:30. contact:                                  












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