What a fabulous concert! Pictured in front of the church, left to right, Armen Hanjian (musical saw), Lia Kahler (mezzo- soprano), Phil Dietterich (organ) and Richard Gordon (piano). Photo by Lynn Cristoffers
The concert and silent auction before it raised almost $10,000 for the Food Pantry and the All Island Clergy winter homeless shelter program.
The place was buzzing even before official 4:30 opening. Great crew!
Thank you, Julie Flanders, for another great season of Pizza Nights. Vicky and Armen also, thank you for setting up, helping clean up and salads and grace!!
Here come Lobster Rolls.
Photographs by Susan Heilbron.
Tony Peak calls Menemsha to worship.
Coast Guard Station Menemsha was represented.
Carol Loud played the old portable key board among the coffee pots.
Andy Goldman attentive from his electric car.
Judy and a lot of others enjoyed the morning.
Fresh from Fla.
Rev. Armen Hanjian
Rev.Vicky Hanjian on God calming the waters.
Blessing the boats by name.
Singing and praying together by the harbor.
After the harp and the flutes,
the scripture for the day
and the hymns celebrating Easter, After the egg hunt,
We celebrated Bob Conway’s thirty years of service to the Chilmark Community Church.
The usual pick up soccer followed.
Lia Kahler entertained a full house with her fabulous voice on Sunday, September 14.Also performing were her friends Phil Dietterich, organ, and Richard Gordon, piano.
Phil played his original arrangements of two spirituals, Ride On King Jesus and There is a Balm in Gilead.
Richard played a stirring piano concerto, Allegro de concierto por piano by Enrique Granados, that made the church instrument sing and shout. But simultaneously to the concert was a silent auction which raised over $2,500.
And prior to the concert Lia had fund raised for the steeple fund.
Lia’s good friends manned the auction:
…and the “Door”.
Not shown: Lia’s sister, Ann Nelson who was the usual backbone to the day’s proceedings. Fabulous refreshments were provided by church members with their grateful hearts for this beautiful occasion that raised enough funds to repair and paint the steeple and replace the 80 year old cross that was damaged in Hurricane “Sandy”.
Thanks to Ann and Lia and Nancy for manning the indoors while all the wildness went on outside.
What a wonderful morning! So many workers. Many lovely children.
Bob and Irene were ready early.
Some rode the pony, others were happy to sit the little one.
The Bounce House was a great hit.
Face Painting by a pro.
And hand painted for a reluctant little one.
Traditional catch a ball.
The magnetic fishing pole…
Decorate your own cupcake!
Very popular cup cakes.
Thanks to Julie, Kim, Sarah, Emily, Peter, Andrew, Janet, Seongmoon, Bob and Irene, Fran and Larsen’s fish market for ice, Kristine and Joe for the goats.