Category Archives: PHOTOGRAPHS of Recent Events

“Spirit Song a Triumph”

DSCF0008Lia 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. P1010010

Phil played his original arrangements of two spirituals, Ride On King Jesus and There is a Balm in Gilead.

DSCF0006Richard 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.
DSCF0001 DSCF0004And prior to the concert Lia had fund raised for the steeple fund.
Lia’s good friends manned the auction:

DSCF0003…and the “Door”.

DSCF0005Not 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”.

CHILDREN’S FAIR: JUNE 14 (A gift to the community)

What a wonderful morning!  So many workers.  Many lovely children.

children fair 14 003Bob and Irene were ready early.

children fair 14 028Some rode the pony, others were happy to sit the little one.

children fair 14 008The Bounce House was a great hit.

children fair 14 009Face Painting by a pro.

children fair 14 015And hand painted for a reluctant little one.

children fair 14 016Traditional catch a ball.

children fair 14 017The magnetic fishing pole…

children fair 14 012Decorate your own cupcake!

children fair 14 031Very 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.

Arlene Bodge preached April 27

photo 1Arlene brought her wonderful friends with her.  Jim Thomas sang an uplifting rendition of  “There is a Balm in Gilead” .  Susan Klein gave the children’s sermon which the adult congregation found riveting.  It involved two farmers and a lost calf and a stream and a fence, an itinerant carpenter who just happened to be a peace maker and a bridge.

Arlene’s preaching was lively and timely as usual.  We’re not to doubt our ability to carry on with our church mission.  Doubt is not the opposite of faith but  fear is, she reminded us.


2014 Easter

After  simple Good Friday and Saturday 30 minute services, Easter Sunday was grand.  Sandra Bitterman’s harp gave glorious luster to the service.


The kids made “resurrection muffins”.  They heard a lot about the empty tomb.

3-DSCF00082-DSCF0011See the empty center of the “Resurrection Muffin”?

Kimchi Cooking Class 02/13/2014

Kimchi Cooking class…

It was a great night to introduce 11 neighbors and church members about Kimchi which is a Korean traditional fermented side dish.

Every one had a chance to make and taste it by themselves. And they took the Kimchi that they made home.

Thanks to God for the beautiful night sharing Kimchi with our neighbors.


Centerpieces for the Christmas Flea

A good group met for making centerpieces for the Church table at the Flea.

Katie, Emily and Kathie looking over the options.

Studying the materials.

Laurie and Jen were at it early.  Lucky for us Jen remembered how it was done last year.

Susan studies the “master”.

Building up the shape.

Saturday, the 14th

Finished product.

Don and Laurie man the church table at the Flea.  Again, Kim had it all organized for us.

Ann Checks the first shift.

She had so many “fires to put out” opening hours.  Frig. & furnace not functioning.  Sorting vendors.  What an enterprise!  Thanks, Ann.

The vendors set up.

Rodney B. got the heat going.  The people came.

Judy and Kathy and Ted setting up kitchen for lobster rolls and clam chowder.

Grand Finale for 2013 “Pizza Nights”

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.