Arise Portland: A new experimental ministry that celebrates and fosters wholeness

Pastor Maria Anderson-Lippert serves as the transition pastor at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church in Portland, Maine. She is also Lead Organizer of Arise Portland — a new, experimental ministry bringing people together to celebrate and foster wholeness.

In this podcast episode, Pastor Maria and I discuss:

  • Why she became a pastor
  • Her ministry in Portland
  • Why she believes having a spiritual life is an important part of living a whole and healthy life
  • The difference between being spiritual and being religious
  • People who have lost their spiritual connection or never had one, to begin with
  • How Arise Portland came to be
  • What Arise Portland is all about and the unique ways members get together

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Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. Now she writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.