This week in the "Your Generosity at Work" series, we highlight The Carpenter's Boat Shop in Pemaquid, Maine. Founded by Ruth, (a teacher), and Bobby, (a minister, lobsterman, and boatbuilder), Ives in 1979, their desire to “'bring humanity together' transformed an old chicken farm into a community nexus of worship, service, and craft. Built from the volunteer labor of community members, the Boat Shop quickly attracted those willing to work hard, live simply, and share in work and life with one’s community."
The organization's website describes itself as being "dedicated to nurturing and enriching lives through the practices of building wooden boats, living in community, and serving others."
"The Apprenticeship is a unique opportunity for adults of all ages to take a deliberate time of reflection and skill-building as they search for new direction in their lives. Through daily work in the woodshop, reflection, and living out service to others at home and in the community, we learn about ourselves and each other. The skills we practice range from the technical, to self-awareness, to interpersonal, as we navigate the joys and challenges of living and working closely with others."
With the generosity of our parishioners we are able to help continue the vision of the Ives' family with an annual donation. Check out their website to learn more! https://www.carpentersboatshop.org/