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:
1st Sunday of every month - 10:30 - 11:30 am. Portland New Church Service led by Pastor Lorraine Kardash consisting of music, prayer, reflection, communion service.
All are welcome. Fellowship follows.
2nd Sunday - 3 - 5 pm. This is focused on climate change using the work of Joanna Macy. Led by Rev. Circe Moss MacDonald. All are welcome.
3rd Sunday - 10:30 - 11:30 am. Interfaith Service led by students of The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine. All are welcome.
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.
Some of the building users:
Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (ChIME). The Service on the 3rd Sunday is led by the students .Contact: www.chimeofmaine.org
Nia - (Pronounced nee-ah) Discover your movement with Erin Curren, Nia Black Belt. Nia is a mindful fitness practice that draws from the martial arts, dance and healing arts. Contact: www.erincurren.com 207-680-8083
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
The Yoga of Susannah - Susannah Sanfilippo offers Yoga for Your Grieving Heart - a bereavement support and yoga class. She also holds musical events for movement and sacred connection. Contact: susannah@ theyogaofsusannah.com.
Laura Scott Dance - Laura offers a variety of Scottish dance classes, including quick footed, buoyant Highland dancing, percussive, articulate Cape Breton step dancing, Scottish folk and country dances, and ceilidh dancing. Currently classes are running on Friday evenings in Highland but other classes can be arranged. Laurascottdance@gmail.com. 207-650-
Authentic Movement/Contemplative Dance - Caroline Loupe, owner of The Body Speaks Contact: 207-831-7600
Joie Grandbois - Open Circles offered monthly on 1st Sunday eve. with the purpose of providing space for the earth-centered spirituality community to come together to celebrate and create connection. The circle ritual focus changes from month to month depending on the time of year.
Contact: Joie Granbois@gmail.com.