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Journey of the Spirit
  • Published
    December 8, 2022

    Column: Journey of the Spirit: Seasons of change

    The Rev. Dr. Kate Winters is co-pastor of The First Church in Belfast, United Church of Christ.

  • Published
    November 17, 2022

    Column: Journey of the Spirit: Hospitality: Prayer by another name

    Bob Johansen is a retired parish minister and spiritual director living in Belfast. He currently serves as board chair of Family Promise of MidCoast Maine, helping local congregations and organizations respond to the needs of families at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

  • Published
    September 15, 2022

    Column: Journey of the Spirit: A journey inward

    Don Pan is a GBAM member, representing the River Sangha Buddhist meditation group of Belfast.

  • Published
    August 4, 2022

    Column: Journey of the Spirit: The Language of love

    Fr. Divine Fossoh of St. Brendan the Navigator Parish – Camden, (Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland) shares his thoughts about love. The Greater Bay Area Ministerium, an interfaith group, envisions a world in which faith unites, rather than divides people. It gathers monthly to support one another and our community. The group can be reached at 338-4482 or on its Facebook page, GBAM – Greater Bay Area Ministerium.

  • Published
    June 9, 2022

    Finding home

    The Rev. Dr. Kate Winters is co-pastor of The First Church in Belfast, UCC.

  • Published
    May 10, 2022

    What sustains you in difficult times?

    The Rev. Dr. Al Boyce is lead chaplain for Volunteers of America Northern New England. Journey of the Spirit is a monthly column written by members of the Greater Bay Area Ministerium.

  • Published
    April 14, 2022

    Cultivating compassion for yourself, those you know and don’t know

    The Rev. Jean Ashland is chaplain at Waldo County General Hospital. Journey of the Spirit is a monthly column written by members of the Greater Bay Area Ministerium.

  • Published
    March 10, 2022

    The sacred nature of doubt

    The Rev. Amy Fiorilli is the called and settled minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast. Born and raised in Waldo County, she previously worked as a licensed clinical social worker. Journey of the Spirit is a monthly column written by members of the Greater Bay Area Ministerium.

  • Published
    February 10, 2022

    Faith calls us to be committed to Truth

    The Rev. John Nieman has been an Episcopal priest for nearly 35 years, serving congregations in New Jersey, Michigan, South Carolina and Maine. He has been the interim priest at St. Margaret’s in Belfast since 2019. Journey of the Spirit is a monthly column written by members of the Greater Bay Area Ministerium.

  • Published
    January 14, 2022

    Balance body, mind and spirit to face extreme challenges

    The Rev. Steve Alspach has served as a pastor, trained interim pastors, and has been a faith organization leader in New England over the past 40 years. He lives in Searsport and is pastor of the Congregational Church of Sandy Point. For the last 20 years he has raced a Crupi bmx cruiser bike in the over-40 age class on many challenging bmx tracks. Journey of the Spirit is a monthly column written by members of the Greater Bay Area Ministerium.

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