February 1 Arlene Bodge preaches

Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist: Press ReleaseRev. Arlene Bodge, the first in a series of guest preachers, will lead worship at Chilmark Community Church February first at 9 a.m. Rev. Bodge is well known on the island and a popular preacher.

She started her religious life in a convent with the Sisters of Charity. From there she found her calling into nursing, studying first at Salem Hospital of nursing and graduating from Boston University School of Nursing. The year she graduated from B.U., she bought Web’s Camping Area in Oak Bluffs. For years she ran the Web’s in the summer and worked off-island as a nurse in the winter. When Web’s began to be profitable, she was able to go back to school in the winter to pursue a divinity degree at Andover Newton Theological School. While still a student in 1991, she was appointed by the United Methodist Church to serve Edgartown and Chilmark Churches. She graduated from Andover Newton in 1992, was ordained an Elder in 1996, and served until her retirement in 2003.

Chilmark Community Church, United Methodist, is at 9 Menemsha Crossroads in Chilmark. All are welcome .


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