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The Walkabouts

Walkabouts have been completed. You may find recorded versions of them below.

Augusta, January 18, 2019, The Rev. John Balicki, Facilitator
Bangor, January 19, 2019, The Rev. Sara Gavit, Facilitator
Portland, January 20, 2019, Philip Hamilton, Facilitator

Walkabouts provide an opportunity for clergy and lay members of the Diocese to meet the Nominees, hear their responses to questions and allow them to learn more about our Diocese as well. During the Walkabout sessions, the five Nominees will meet separately with groups of attendees, much like the experience of a Bishop visitation to a Parish. Anyone interested is welcome to attend more than one Walkabout session.

Three Walkabouts will be held:

  • Friday, January 18th the Senator Inn,  Augusta
    284 Western Ave., Augusta
    (207) 622-5804
  • Saturday, January 19th  at Husson College, Bangor
    Gracie Theatre
    1 College Circle, Bangor
    Phone: (207) 941-7000
  • Sunday, January 20th at the Westin Hotel, Portland
    157 High St, Portland, ME 04101
    Phone: (207) 775-5411

Schedule for the three Walkabouts:

  • 1:30 p.m. Hospitality and Fellowship
  • 2 p.m. Walkabout Sessions Begin

*Please note: in the event of weather prohibiting safe travel, the Walkabout in Portland at the Westin will be held and live-streamed – as scheduled above.

What to expect at the Walkabouts:

Walkabouts provide the opportunity to meet the nominees and hear from them first-hand.
Due to the large number of attendees expected at the Walkabouts, the Transition Committee has arranged for questions to be submitted at the event. If you have a question you’d like to ask, note cards will be available to submit questions for the possibility of being asked during the afternoon sessions.

Attendees will be seated in several breakout rooms; nominees will circulate individually from room to room for each session, allowing attendees to hear their comments and answer questions. Each session will last approximately 25 minutes.

For those unable to attend, or concerned about weather and travel conditions, you may watch live sessions from the Walkabouts at 2 p.m. each day:

To prepare for these events