Category Archives: PHOTOGRAPHS of Recent Events

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.


October Work Day

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!

Bob Conway came just to be sure that the pesky Russian Olive got chopped.

Some Japanese knotweed got dealt with but not all.  A good, productive hour.

Michael Gilman, singer song writer

Mike Gilman from Aquinnah Baptist Church was our guest of honor as we celebrated Labor Day weekend at Chilmark  Community Church.

Mike sang his original songs “Why Did Jesus walk on Water?”  and “I’m having supper at the Lord’s Feast tonight”.  His father, George Gilman, is a summer member of our congregation.

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.


Pastor Emeritus Rev. Arlene Bodge

On July 28 Rev. Arlene Bodge was made Pastor Emeritus to the Chilmark Community Church.

Administrative Chair, Ann Deitrich reads the certificate.




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



Phil Dietterich brought song and poetry from Edgartown congregation.

A reception followed in the Fellowship Hall.

Of course the Polar Bears were there to honor their Arlene!

Flea market, Rainy June 29

Grey and foggy , The Flea toughs it out.   Ann and Kathie (and Emily, not shown) were there early to greet the tentative vendors.   Unfortunately, most folded their tents well before noon.   Showers discouraged all but the heartiest shoppers.

Gill, didn’t even need to  put up his sun umbrella until the fog turned to rain.

Thanks to Annette and everyone who helps run the flea market.  Your dedication really shows on a day like this.