Category Archives: PHOTOGRAPHS of Recent Events

May 19, 2019 Farewell

This was Rev. Dr. Charlotte Wright’s last Sunday in our pulpit.May 19 sanctuary57996546536__37BC1CEC-9886-40A1-BB43-86B0ABCF2245After our formal farewell in the sanctuary, there was a bountiful reception in the Hall with every great cook in the church contributing fabulous food. DSCF0286Charlotte got somethings to remember us by:  a tree planted in a national forest,  a doggy Thank You card and, she guessed it,  a ukulele. DSCF0287She 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.  DSCF0289Everyone had a chance to say goodbye and wish her well. She did so much for Chilmark Community Church.  We’ll be forever grateful.

Confirmation

Gabriella Faith Carr was confirmed this morning, May 12, 2019.  20190512_091923Gabby confirmationAsking and answering The Questions…Congregation responded too..WE love her and appreciate her joining the church as an adult.20190512_092431 (1)Rev. Charlotte Wright blessing her.confirmationEmily Broderick, lay leader gives gifts from the church.20190512_092809confimationWe’re so lucky to have this young woman as part of the church family!

Easter 2019

6:30 a.m. sunrise service at Menemsha. (photo by Kim Tharp)
0421190657c-1-1_2Sanctuary ready for 9 o’clock.0421190755a-1IMG_5359IMG_5360Easter message ” In the Garden”..

Special music by Thursday Stings and Jeff Nelson.

“Ave Maria” by Bella.DSCF0266Rain letting up..eggs ready to be found..DSCF0267The hunt begins.0421191014-20421191014e-1Coffee hour.DSCF0273
DSCF0278Bella and Carol (musicians)Organist Carol Loud and soloist Bella.
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DSCF0277Sorting eggs..

Thanks to all who made the morning a success!

OFFERINGS OF MUSIC AND LIGHT 12/9/18

Here are some photographs taken by Susan Heilbron of the second of the three Sunday afternoon programs.  DSC_2941It all starts with tremendous planning by Lia Kahler, a member of the church Outreach committee.    IMG_9457The Bellimira group..played English Dance tunes. (photo by Sandy Moore)DSC_2993Ed Merck played bass recorder..Bach cello music.  Haunting..DSC_2963Jan Heyer, accompanied by Phil Dietterich, played a beautiful cello. DSC_2967DSC_2972Jesse Keller danced to a contemporary Silent Night  played on piano by Carol Loud.DSC_2997Phil 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..DSC_2995a “pretty nice box of whistles.”DSC_2951

and all along we had a happy audience.DSC_2974Kate Taylor and Dana Edelman brought down the house.DSC_2949

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!DSC_3003In addition to being Master of Ceremonies, Lia sang an aria from Carmen her voice filling the sanctuary.

DSC_2958Finally, we heard the folk trio of Andy Goldman, Jack Cushman and Warren Doty.DSC_3009This program closed with candle light as did all…DSC_3025Thank 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.

Rev. Steven Chambers 10/22/18

DSCF0198What 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.DSCF0201Another special blessing this day was the music Lia Kahler offered, her amazing voice filling the sanctuary with Spirit.