Farewell Gatherings for Bishop Steve and Gretchen Lane are planned for May 11th in Orono, and May 17-18th in Portland. The events will offer clergy, members of the diocese and friends the opportunity to share memories and offer gratitude and thanks to Bishop Lane and Gretchen for their stewardship and pastoral leadership of the Diocese of Maine for the past 11 years.
The Farewell Gathering North will be held Saturday, May 11that the Black Bear Inn and Conference Center in Orono, with a Holy Eucharist beginning at 2p.m. A Farewell Reception, with music and a brief program will follow.
(Note: Pre-registration will be required for both the Eucharist and Farewell Reception. All are welcome to attend the Holy Eucharist; tickets will be required to attend the Farewell Reception and will be available in advance (only) at $20 each. Additional information for both events will be shared in a few weeks.)
The Farewell Gathering South will begin Friday evening, May 17th at 5 p.m. at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel and will include a Farewell Reception with music and a brief program.
(Note: Pre-registration for tickets will be required and available in advance (only) at $20 each. Watch for more information in a few weeks.)
The Farewell Gathering South will continue with Festive Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m.Saturday, May 18th at St. Luke’s Cathedral, followed by hospitality and the unveiling of the Bishop’s official portrait.
(Note: this gathering is free and open to all, however advance/pre-registration will be required. Additional information will be provided in a few weeks.)
All are welcome to attend. Watch for more information to come!
Note: please…no gifts, however if so inclined, the Lanes have indicated donations to Camp Bishopswood
would be welcome.