Interfaith Chaplaincy

"Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today..."

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, October 15, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
First Parish Church, Gorham
Contact Name: 
The Rev. Shirley Bowen, Episcopal Chaplain
Contact Phone: 
Contact Email:

The Episcopal/Protestant Chaplaincy at USM offers a home-cooked meal and conversation about Marriage Equality in Maine.  Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, and United Church of Christ clergy and lay leaders will be on hand to support dialogue and learning. 

First Parish Congregational Church, United Church of Christ is the host, and is located on Church Street at the corner of School Street, just down the hill from the Gorham Campus.  Go to the Parish Hall door, off the parking lot at the rear of the church.

Religious and Spiritual Life Updates - Fall 2013

Religious and Spiritual Life Updates - Fall 2013


With the recent retirement of Andrea Thompson McCall, there have been some changes with USM's Religious and Spiritual Life program (previously known as the Interfaith Chaplaincy).

Previously located in the historic Deering Farmhouse at 23 Brighton Ave, the program is now housed within Portland Student Life in the Woodbury Campus Center.  The chaplains and advisors have formed the Religious and Spiritual Life Council, chaired by Rabbi Hillel Katzir and Rev. Rus Willette.  Sarah Holmes, Assistant Director for Student Life and Diversity, will be serving as the administrative liaison for the Council.

Additionally, there is a new meditation and interfaith prayer room in Portland Student Life, that students, faculty, and staff may access during regular business hours.

Any help that you could provide in helping students connect with our programs in our new home, would be greatly appreciated.


Sarah Holmes, Administrative Liasion

Rabbi Hillel Katzir and Rev. Rus Willette, Council Co-Chairs