Growing in God's Love as an Open, Caring Community

Faith Linking in Action (FLIA)

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 to their theological context.

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Community is a founding member of FLIA, established in 2012. St. Pat’s Representatives to FLIA: Rev. Peggy Day, secretary; Mary Ann Perry; Rev. Lev Sherman



               Child Care Team:  The next Childcare Team meeting will be  Jan 14, 6-7:30 at First United Methodist Church, Essex Street, Bangor. We will be preparing for the next legislative session and discuss proposals that will affect affordable childcare. The Team is ready to expand awareness of the need for safe and affordable childcare so we can be effective in their advocacy. We are also planning our third annual Week of the Young Child event which will be held in April. Let Mary Ann Perry know how you can help. or contact the chairperson, Roz Fisher 

             Food Access Committee: Food Access Committee: FAC has been collecting completed surveys from the participants and beneficiaries of each garden about how the gardens functioned looking for suggestions to improve each garden.  Peg Olson has circulated surveys and if anyone else has comments about the garden please see Peg!  FAC had a holiday party celebrating a better year for produce in most of the gardens and getting to know each other better.  FAC meets from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the second Thursday of each month at Food AND Medicine.  Our next meeting, we will be planning the 2020 planting season!  Come be a part of the excitement!