This profile was last updated in 2006
From website: “The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine is an interfaith wisdom school and open community committed to transformation of the self and planet earth through education, ordination, support, celebration and service.”
From website: ChIME offers opportunities to become “proficient in leading interfaith community ceremonies and rituals, including: baptisms, weddings, organizational meetings, worship services, end of life care, funerals/memorials.”
ChIME was established in 2001 by a small group of religious and counseling professionals. ChIME’s Abbot, Rev. Dr. Jacob Watson, received his training in the San Francisco area at the University of Creation Spirituality and the Chaplaincy Institute. ChIME is housed at Hospice of Maine in Portland, where it holds most of its classes and weekend workshops.
Activities and Schedule
From website: “The Chaplaincy Institute is supported by an Interfaith Spiritual Community. Regular worship services are held the 3rd Sunday of each month to integrate body, mind and spirit, using the wisdom of indigenous peoples, and the themes of love and compassion from the world’s religions. The emphasis is on the expressive arts.”