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Community Corrections

Saturday, February 11:  If you got near to the Fellowship Hall you’d hear rock music playing and smell sausage or bacon and paint fumes in the air.  Brian Kennedy and his crew of eight painters were in action.  After a community breakfast, the Community Correction crew will be finishing the main room today and have the blue tape down and the switch plates back on.

( The foggy exposure is not smoke but a cold camera lens.  )

When thanked for this energy and work, Brian replied that they all appreciated our prayers.  Lets keep Brian, his wife Susan, and all those he works with in prayer.


BEWARE of strange communications from strangers.  Our email account was hacked.  Not only did they send everyone an Email asking for money for Ann, stranded in England, but they stole all the addresses and contact information.

We are so sorry!

Ghana Ministry Update

You’ll remember that as a result of our church posting Rev. Christiansen’s sermon on his Ghana Ministry on our web site, he received an inquiry from a person in California who wanted to provide “Talking Bibles” to the church there and to the leper colony. Talking Bibles most often serve the blind.

The last week in June, Becka Berman personally delivered the solar powered talking Bibles to the two missions.  Her Bibles were in the language, Ewe, spoken there.  Rev. Christiansen says that many people afflicted with leprosy are illiterate because they are considered cursed by the society.

It’s a reminder that even the smallest things we do as a church or as Christians can have results beyond our imaginations.

Lia Kahler to sing August 18th

Sunday, August 18th, Lia, a member of our congregation and professional opera singer and voice teacher, will sing Virgil Thompson’s ” My Shepherd Will Supply My Needs”.

Also on the 18th, she’ll sing Arlene’s favorite, “His Eyes Are on the Sparrow”.

Boston Sting Quartet, Aug. 28th at Chilmark Community Church

7 pm, August 28th at Chilmark Community Church.  Come see and hear the Boston String Quartet.  Tickets  $15.

Boston String Quartet



Since its formation 2004, the Boston String Quartet has been a creative leader in contemporary classical music in New England. Having made their professional debut at Weil Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, the quartet performs their own arrangements of classical chamber music, rock, jazz, world music and more, and is continually “exploring different ways of sparking musical interest” [Boston Globe]. This journey has allowed for collaboration with John Mayer, Turtle Island String Quartet, the Boston Ballet, Fionnuala Gill, Giorgia Fumanti, Jennifer Holliday, Lisa Fisher, Tim Janis, Dave Fiucznyski, as well as opportunity to perform sold out performances at such venues as Symphony Hall, the Los Angeles Music Awards, PBS, Yankee Homecoming Festival, and for former president George H.W. Bush.


Committed to music education nationwide, the members of the Boston String Quartet work annually with dozens of secondary schools and colleges throughout the country in educational residencies, and are currently Ensemble-in-Residence at contemporary music school, School of Groove. To date, the Boston String Quartet has released four albums, including “Xibus” [an album brimming with mature depth and musical prowess – Tower Records], a new release from Navona Recordings. The Boston String Quartet can be heard over the radio or may be found performing on local television stations, as well as nationally on PBS. Recordings may be purchased world-wide from Naxos.



On Sunday May 8, Dan Cabot is speaking on John Donne’s sonnet, exploring how a deeply religious person feels.  See poem below:
Sonnet #14 by John Donne (1572-1631)

Batter my heart, three-person’d God, for you
As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
That I may rise and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend
Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new.

I, like an unsurp’d town to another due,
Labor to admit you, but oh, to no end;
Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend,
But is captive’s, and proves weak or untrue.

Yet dearly I love you, and would be love’d fain,
But am betroth’d unto  your enemy;
Divorce me, untie or break that knowt again.

Take me to you, imprison me, for I,
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.


Chilmark Church Potluck Sunday October 17at our house, 508-693-5803.  Directions to our house:
In West Tisbury turn right off the Edgartown road onto New Lane (stables sign on right).  Go 3/10 mile until the road splits three ways, the left becomes Tiah’s Cove Road, a dirt road is straight ahead, and our dirt road is a right turn at that point (tree on left has signs on it, including “Pond View Farm.”  Follow this dirt road up past the stables, keeping them and paddocks on the right.  Our house is the third house on the left after the stables.  Two car garage in front of the house.
I hope you will all come.

Meals on Wheels needs drivers

We are experiencing a shortage of Meals on Wheels drivers.  We are looking for seasonal and year-round volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels one day a week, Monday thru Friday from 11:00am – 12:00pm to homebound elders who aren’t able to prepare a nutritious meal.  Routes are available in all six towns.  Mileage reimbursement is available.  All the meals are cooked and prepared by the MV Hospital Dietary Department.

The contact person is:

Heather Fauteux

508-693-4393 ext. 12