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.
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.
A good group met for making centerpieces for the Church table at the Flea.
Saturday, the 14th
Don and Laurie man the church table at the Flea. Again, Kim had it all organized for us.
Judy and Kathy and Ted setting up kitchen for lobster rolls and clam chowder.
November 26 was the last Pizza night for 2013. The Ruimerman family, especially Tom, made spaghetti, ziti and lasagna. It was fabulous.
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.
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!
Some Japanese knotweed got dealt with but not all. A good, productive hour.
Mike Gilman from Aquinnah Baptist Church was our guest of honor as we celebrated Labor Day weekend at Chilmark Community Church.
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.
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
Of course the Polar Bears were there to honor their Arlene!