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 all along we had a happy audience.Kate Taylor and Dana Edelman brought down the house.
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.
Also this weekend!!!!! “City Reach” , a program our pastor and teens visited, along with 28 Vineyard youth. They spent Friday night in Boston, visiting the homeless and distributing clothes they brought and food. Photo of the morning after..a debriefing.
Tuesday night the elves gathered after community supper to make center pieces. Saturday, they sold at the Christmas Flea Market at the Community Center. Beautiful! The Church table was a great success! Good turn out for the vendors as well.
As in past years, Julie’s Tuesday Pizza nights ended with an amazing Italian dinner by Tom Ruimerman. Community Suppers, with a varied menu of hot meals starts Dec. 4 at 5:30.Thank you, Julie, for leading two months of happy Tuesday suppers!!
What a privilege it was to hear Rev. Steven Chambers this morning. No one slept through that sermon! It touched so many themes that we’ve discussed in the past year. We were really inspired.
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.
First images in of the celebration are from one of the work shops. To come later: the preaching, the beach worship, bands, dancers and more.
Claire Ganz led a workshop on Flowers as prayer.
The troops gathered at 9 and set up the grounds.Pony Rides:Oscar the Grouch:Face Painting:Fishing:Ever popular cup cakes:New this year: Story Circle:Thank you, Julie, MV Horse Center, Kim, Charlotte, Kylie, Marie, Bella, Cindy, Ann, Emily, Sarah, Andy, Gabby and Carol!
Tom Ruimerman did it again! Huge amounts of Italian food . Absolutely delicious. Jane made a beautiful platter of vegetables. Salads by Margaret and Joan and Emily..Chocolate Sauce and garlic bread by Pam. Set up help from the Chilmark-housed Landbank summer interns.
Some Bananagrams after supper. Great help breaking down too. Thank you Julie for a great spring season. See you all in September.