Finding Renewal at the Edge of the Sea

Saturday, May 30, 2020, 9:00am – 11:30am Save to Calendar

Join Registered Maine Guide Aram Mitchell for a reflective walk through the woods and along the shore.



Please call (207) 646-1555 to reserve your space.


  • Members: $5.00
  • Non-Members: $7.00


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We navigate a wild array of moments and relationships every day. Ebbing and flowing between personal aspirations and professional responsibilities, we spend our days situated in the flux of life’s many pulls. No wonder we often feel swept away.  

And yet there is beauty in the purpose that lives beneath the surface of our overwhelm. That purpose is precious and worthy of regular rhythms of rest and renewal. Rachel Carson wrote, “The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place… Each time that I enter it, I gain some new awareness of its beauty and its deeper meanings.”  

We invite you to join Aram Mitchell, Registered Maine Guide and Director of Renewal in the Wilderness, for a morning exploring those deeper meanings and seeking wisdom from the edge of the sea. We will saunter at a restful pace through the woods and along the shore. We will pause along the way to breathe deep, to reflect, and to nurture our trust in the resilience of our own wild calls.

Aram Mitchell is a Registered Maine Guide and Wilderness First Responder with an MA in Religious Studies from Chicago Theological Seminary. Prior to moving to Maine in 2015 he worked as a minister for children in southern California. He worked as a shelter coordinator for LGBTQ identified youth experiencing homelessness in Chicago. He worked as an aid to elementary school educators of students with special needs in Indiana. He backpacked across Scotland, walked a pilgrimage in Spain, practiced yoga in Costa Rica, and has guided wilderness trips and nature walks of various durations for people of many ages, genders, and dispositions in several states and a few Canadian provinces. Now Aram spends his days as the Executive Director of Renewal in the Wilderness, devising ways to bring the wisdom of wilderness and regular rhythms of renewal into the lives of care providers, justice workers, and faith leaders.

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