LOVE HEALS: A weekend with Becca Stevens and the women of Thistle Farms, Nov. 12-15

In November, The Rev. Becca Stevens, founder of Thistle Farms, a community of women who have survived trafficking, prostitution, and addiction in Nashville, Tennessee, will share this ministry at several events in Maine. The community includes a two-year residential program and a social enterprise that employs residents and graduates. With the help from a New Initiatives Grant, the Diocese of Maine's Human Trafficking Ministry Group and other sponsors and partners will host Stevens and women from Thistle Farms at events to be held November 12 through November 15.   

Thursday, November 12

Bates College, Lewiston 70 Campus Avenue, Muskie Archives

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Presentation: Burning Desire: Our Longing for Justice and Hope for Healing

Friday, November 13

The Center for Wisdom's Women, Lewiston 97 Blake Street (between Pine & Ash)

10 a.m. - 12 noon Conversations

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Wise and Strong Women Speak: Love Heals

Saturday, November 14

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brunswick 27 Pleasant Street

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Conference: Love Heals

The conference will focus particularly on what the faith community can do to address the issues and needs in New England. Local providers and advocates will be available for conversation, some with resource tables. Online registration in advance is required to attend the conference. There is no registration fee, but generous donations to help defray the costs for the day are encouraged. Lunch will be provided by St. Paul's Church. 

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Sunday, November 15

Trinity Episcopal Church, Lewiston 247 Bates Street (next to Kennedy Park)

10 a.m. Worship and Discussion: Being Doers of the Word in Our Neighborhoods

Download a detailed brochure here or a flyer here.

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