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Children’s Fair 2016

A Perfect Morning!

DSCF0001Pony Rides are the favorite.

DSCF0004DSCF0003      DSCF0002Thank you Bob and Irene, Bella, Fran and Julie.

DSCF0016The Bounce House is great too.

DSCF0022DSCF0009Peter did snakes on arms and stars on faces.  Everyone was happy.


DSCF0012Little ones liked to dip for ducks.DSCF0024DSCF0023DSCF0020Cup Cakes to custom decorate…

DSCF0019DSCF0021Kim kept the cupcakes coming and the frosting chilled.

DSCF0018Lindsey and Dillon kept her company.

DSCF0017Cupcake helpers.

DSCF0010A chance to practice his swing.

DSCF0015She Did It!  Caught the fish with the magnet.

Blessing the Fleet Memorial Day Sunday

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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.


_DSC3190_DSC3170_DSC3176_DSC3173Singing and praying together by the harbor.

Easter plus

After the harp and the flutes,20150405_092212

the scripture for the day20150405_092838



and the hymns celebrating Easter, After the egg hunt,



We celebrated Bob Conway’s thirty years of service to the Chilmark Community Church.

1-DSCF00251-DSCF0016The usual pick up soccer followed.

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“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.