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Faith Linking in Action

Faith Linking in Action – 2018 Was a Year of Change

FAITH LINKING IN ACTION Faith Linking in Action (FLIA) is a group of Bangor-area congregations, people of faith and community groups working together to “go upstream” to address the reasons people are falling into and getting stuck in poverty. Our purpose is to engage, coach and support congregations, regardless of religious affiliation, and the members…

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Faith Linking in Action Update

Faith Linking in Action Our purpose is to engage, coach and support congregations, regardless of religious affiliation, and the members of communities they serve, to work together to address root causes of poverty. We educate the broader public and elected officials about our identified issues, and support faith communities to connect work on these issues…

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Faith Linking in Action’s Hosting Progressive Dinner Fundraiser on March 3rd

Faith Linking in Action is holding a Progressive dinner on Sunday, March 3rd beginning at 5:00 pm as a fundraiser. The cost of the tickets is $20, but don’t let the cost keep you away because there are free tickets available as well. The event will begin at the Unitarian Universalist Society on Park Street in Bangor,…

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Solidarity Harvest 2018

Solidarity Harvest: The 16th Annual Solidarity Harvest is upon us!   Supporting dozens of local farms, labor unions and partnering organizations, this wonderful program provides over 1300 hearty  Thanksgiving meals to people in hard times as well as their friends and families. It’s a lot of work and we need your help! Sort Week begins Tuesday,…

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Faith Linking in Action News

Faith Linking in Action. Martin Chartrand, the Community Organizer for FLIA, is leaving FLIA and Food AND Medicine. Here are excerpts from his letter:           “I have been blessed to work with many of you as an organizer. You have invited me into your lives in small and large ways, guiding and advising me, and…

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Faith Linking in Action-A Year in Review 2017

St. Patrick’s was a part of creating this inter-faith group in 2012. We have helped develop and establish a group of concerned faith and community organizations into action teams to work with our neighbors to live out our missions of finding dignity, justice, and love. Through its work on public transportation, child care concerns, job…

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Announcements for the week of December 10-16

Outreach Hangs out their laundry for Advent-Help fund the purchase of a washer and dryer for a family in transitional housing at Partners for Peace, the local domestic violence project for Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties. The family has four children and is in desperate need of these appliances. Check out the back wall for the…

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Paul Stookey Concert on November 4 in Brewer

Paul Stookey, of Peter, Paul and Mary fame, will be doing a benefit concert on November 4, 2017 to benefit the 2017 Solidarity Harvest that is sponsored by Eastern, Western, and Southern  Maine Labor Councils and organized by Food and Medicine. For more information contact Food and Medicine    

15th Annual Solidarity Harvest–Sponsor a Meal $40

The 2017 Solidarity Harvest is looking for meal sponsors. You can sponsor a Thanksgiving meal for $40. The basket contains enough food to feed 8-10 people and costs approximately $40 to put together. It is primarily food purchased directly from Maine farms. This is the 15th annual Solidarity Harvest sponsored by Eastern, Western, and Southern…

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Food and Medicine Kicks Off the New Social Change Leadership Program—Apply Now

News from Food and Medicine One of Food and Medicine’s most important asset as a grassroots organization is people like you–people willing to take action for the change we want to see. That’s why we’re planning a social change leadership training program.  Do you want to get more active in working for a more just…

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by Paula Baines