This was Rev. Dr. Charlotte Wright’s last Sunday in our pulpit.After our formal farewell in the sanctuary, there was a bountiful reception in the Hall with every great cook in the church contributing fabulous food. Charlotte got somethings to remember us by: a tree planted in a national forest, a doggy Thank You card and, she guessed it, a ukulele. She looked at Emily in the kitchen as she told her story of borrowing the ukulele from the W.Tisbury library to play with Thursday Strings at the church. Everyone had a chance to say goodbye and wish her well. She did so much for Chilmark Community Church. We’ll be forever grateful.
Gabriella Faith Carr was confirmed this morning, May 12, 2019. Asking and answering The Questions…Congregation responded too..WE love her and appreciate her joining the church as an adult.Rev. Charlotte Wright blessing her.Emily Broderick, lay leader gives gifts from the church.We’re so lucky to have this young woman as part of the church family!
6:30 a.m. sunrise service at Menemsha. (photo by Kim Tharp)
Sanctuary ready for 9 o’clock.Easter message ” In the Garden”..
Special music by Thursday Stings and Jeff Nelson.
Thanks to all who made the morning a success!
Here are some photographs taken by Susan Heilbron of the second of the three Sunday afternoon programs. It all starts with tremendous planning by Lia Kahler, a member of the church Outreach committee. The Bellimira group..played English Dance tunes. (photo by Sandy Moore)Ed Merck played bass recorder..Bach cello music. Haunting..Jan Heyer, accompanied by Phil Dietterich, played a beautiful cello. Jesse Keller danced to a contemporary Silent Night played on piano by Carol Loud.Phil Dietterich introduced his fabulous prelude by Buxtehude telling how Bach admired Buxtehude and walked 200 miles to visit him..And, after his performance called this..a “pretty nice box of whistles.”
And Susan Klein read one of her stories that, in six minutes, told how her 4 year old self was taught the meaning of the universe by an “aunt” during an O.B. thunderstorm. It was wonderful!In addition to being Master of Ceremonies, Lia sang an aria from Carmen her voice filling the sanctuary.
Finally, we heard the folk trio of Andy Goldman, Jack Cushman and Warren Doty.This program closed with candle light as did all…Thank you to all the performers this season who donated their talent. And thank you to Claire Ganz, Judy Mayhew and Emily Broderick who put on lavish receptions after the shows.
Thanks to Lorna for bringing him to the island this summer for the Teen Camp Meeting and for Rev. Charlotte for inviting him to preach in Chilmark. We enjoyed meeting his Mother, Sister and Niece , Hannah, who came all the way from R.I. this morning for the service.Another special blessing this day was the music Lia Kahler offered, her amazing voice filling the sanctuary with Spirit.