Community Groups

Many local groups use our facilities on a regular basis and are open to the public:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

AA LogoAA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Supported by DownEast Intergroup, AA (Open-Discussion-Step) meets every Friday 7pm in Jonathan Fisher Hall. 24-hour Hotline: (207) 479-1779.

Blue Hill Bridge

Bridge LogoDuplicate Bridge group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month in Jonathan Fisher Hall at 6:30pm., from May 1st through the end of October. Beginning November 1st, the group meets at 12:30pm and plays every Wednesday (weather permitting) thru the end of April.

Bridge players are always welcome but Blue Hill Bridge does not provide a partner.  For more information contact: Paula Colwell or Will Taylor.

The Community Compass

Community Compass meets monthly in Jonathan Fisher Hall from 8:00 – 9:30am on the third Wednesday of the month. The organization works together with partner organizations, volunteers and neighborhood navigators to break the cycle of poverty on the Blue Hill and Deer Isle/Stonington Peninsula. The Community Compass is fiscally sponsored by The Washington-Hancock Community Agency.

Church members and the public are welcome to all meetings.  For more information email Community Compass Coordinator.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)

FA logoBased on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, FA understands food addiction as a physical craving and focuses on long-term recovery. FA has no dues, fees, or purchase of special foods and is not affiliated with any public or private organization, ideology, or religious doctrine. It is a fellowship of women and men-diverse in age, ethnicity, and socio-economic background-who, through shared experience and mutual support, are recovering from food addiction.

Meetings (upstairs in the Dolly Fisher Room) are held every Saturday morning at 8:30am.  For more information, contact Greta (207) 479-2270) or Heather (207) 266-5069, or check out their website:  Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous.

The Transgender, Family and Friends Group

TransgenderThe Transgender, Family and Friends Group (TGFF) offers a time for sharing stories and provides support for families, friends, and transgender people of all ages. Sessions are open to all who are interested.

Due to the sensitive nature of this topic and the need for privacy concerning it, sessions are designed similar to the “Twelve Step” programs: What is shared in the group, stays with the group.  Meetings (downstairs Youth Group Room) are held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month 7:00 to 9:00pm, .  For more information, contact Susan Yaruta-Young or call (207) 460‑6155.