Steve is a member of the Living Local: Joining God in the Neighborhood team at St. Aidan’s. This is how he has put the ideals of the LL:JG into practice by meeting people outside of our church building, too. Steve is a volunteer extraordinaire! Steve has been a member of St. Aidan’s for several years now. In that time, he has contributed to our parish. With equal gusto, he is a volunteer in the community. Steve volunteers 4 to 5 hours per week at the Down East Community Hospital. If you are interested in volunteering your time at the hospital contact Tammy Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web www.dech.org. There is superb volunteer training and those who wish to give of their time can work in a variety of departments. The time you contribute helps free up the professional staff so they can do their jobs more efficiently.
Steve also volunteers at the Jonesport Elementary School. Steve recommends that you give your local school system a call. There may be a program in place that allows community members help improve your local school. By being a volunteer you are giving the most valuable gift of all – your time. Many hands do make light work.
Come to St. Aidan’s and you might just meet Joanne Jacob. She is here most of the year but does spend some winter months with her family in warmer climes. Her part-time status in Maine does not stop her from being a very active member of the church and the community. She is currently on the Vestry and its former secretary. She has contributed so much to our church in time, talent and treasure. Joanne is also a part of Living Local: Joining God in the Neighborhood.
She lives out her faith in the community as well. She is presently on the board of Sunrise Opportunities. Sunrise assists children and adults living in Washington, Eastern Hancock, and Penobscot County who have a mental illness, intellectual disability or are in need of counseling. Their mission statement is as follows: Sunrise Opportunities shines light into our communities by providing creative services and environments in which all can thrive, enjoy a high quality of life, and reach personal goals.
Joanne is also involved with Sunrise Senior College a program for those over 50 who want to continue their education without the pressure or expense. Just for the fun of it! Joanne is on the Special Programs Committee. This is no surprise as Joanne is one very special person. A former nurse who has lived in Greenwich Village and Allentown, PA, she has made herself right at home at St. Aidan’s.