November 26 was the last Pizza night for 2013. The Ruimerman family, especially Tom, made spaghetti, ziti and lasagna. It was fabulous.
Folks lined up around the block.
Margaret made a beautiful salad. Kathie C. garlic bread. Judy M. a long tray of cream puffs.
And there were Chilmark Chocolates by Mary Beth and friends.
Julie and Janet keeping Tom company in kitchen.
THANK YOU JULIE FOR A GREAT SEASON OF PIZZAS!
The gutters got cleaned (thanks to Don, Clark, Tim and Genc). The kitchen reorganized(Ann D.and Genc)! Summer fans put in attic(Seongmoon). Storm windows on Parsonage closed.
And, see below, the dead dogwood stump was dug out and the bed all weeded.
In the end, Genc got out the metal basket that had protected the root of the tree when it was young. A very big project!
Bob Conway came just to be sure that the pesky Russian Olive got chopped.
Some Japanese knotweed got dealt with but not all. A good, productive hour.
Andrue and Sarah Carr joined us on September 29.
Hillary Smith joined on October 7
Hillary with her mother, Susan, and brother, Malcolm
along with Joe and Faith Corbo.
Joe, Faith and Pastor Ahn
We thank God for their presence, which we have enjoyed for some time, and look forward to sharing church life for many years to come.
Mike Gilman from Aquinnah Baptist Church was our guest of honor as we celebrated Labor Day weekend at Chilmark Community Church.
Mike sang his original songs “Why Did Jesus walk on Water?” and “I’m having supper at the Lord’s Feast tonight”. His father, George Gilman, is a summer member of our congregation.
We’re hoping Mike will return this winter for those of you who missed him.
Summer is winding down. We thanked Ann Deitrich for her labor running the Flea Market which ended yesterday. We had 10 kids in Sunday School with summer friends lingering and back to school kids returning.
We said goodbye to all the kids from Shirley, MA.
And goodbye to Noah, visiting his grand parents, Connie and Preston:
We had a lot to celebrate this morning with Ted Mayhew back with us. We’re keeping him in our prayers. Just 2 or 3 Lobster Roll Tuesdays to go.
On July 28 Rev. Arlene Bodge was made Pastor Emeritus to the Chilmark Community Church.
Administrative Chair, Ann Deitrich reads the certificate.
For years of service to the Chilmark Community church and to her lord, jesus Christ;
For leading her flock through
good times and hard times;
for planning,supporting and building a community room for christian education and fellowship; for her vision, common sense, kindness, humor, wisdom, preaching and constant love:
Rev. Arlene Bodge
is hereby certified
Pastor Emeritus to
Chilmark Community Church
Phil Dietterich brought song and poetry from Edgartown congregation.
A reception followed in the Fellowship Hall.
Of course the Polar Bears were there to honor their Arlene!
Grey and foggy , The Flea toughs it out. Ann and Kathie (and Emily, not shown) were there early to greet the tentative vendors. Unfortunately, most folded their tents well before noon. Showers discouraged all but the heartiest shoppers.
Gill, didn’t even need to put up his sun umbrella until the fog turned to rain.
Thanks to Annette and everyone who helps run the flea market. Your dedication really shows on a day like this.
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Members of Chilmark Community Church hosted the annual Blessing of the Fleet in Menemsha Harbor on Sunday. More Photos [More Photos]
A crowd of around 50 gathered at water’s edge on Menemsha Harbor Sunday morning, for the annual Blessing of The Fleet.
Chilmark Community Church Pastor Seongmoon Ahn, a volunteer pastor at Chilmark Community Church, led the morning service alongside Reverend Arlene Bodge. Church members, children, a few dogs and a group of U.S. Coast Guardsmen shared in a series of hymns and chants before bowing their heads in prayer for safe passage in the season ahead.
“I had a great time with these people. I never expected this many people would be here,” Mr. Ahn, a native of Korea, said. “I really enjoyed it.”
Organist Carol Loud provided a nautical theme for the service with her rendition of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” as a group of children organized toy boats in a circle for their own symbolic blessing of the fleet.
Trumpeter Edson Rogers first rehearse the lyrics of “America The Beautiful” with the group. “If you can hear the trumpet, you’re not singing loud enough,” Mr. Rogers said before leading the group in song.
Just as the service was coming to an end, captain Gregory Mayhew of the fishing vessel Unicorn pulled up to the dock in a timely appearance.
The blessing of the fleet is a tradition that began centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities. Predominantly held in Catholic regions, a blessing from the local priest was meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season.
Thank you for everyone who suported our children’s fair and may God bless all of you!