Pew News: March 15, 2024

Dia duit (Gaelic “God be with you”) 

Dear Members and Friends-


You are invited to join us for the Fifth Sunday in Lent March 17th at 9:00am, in person or Zoom. Rev. Charlotte will be leading worship along with Music Minister Sean McMahon. The theme will be Deep in Our Hearts based on John 12:20-26, 35-36 and Jeremiah 31:31-34.  Sunday School, masks optional, worship order attached and Zoom link at bottom of page. 


We will gather after church, in person or Zoom, on March 24th @ 10am to do the work of the church. The agenda consists of approving new Chilmark Community Church, Inc bylaws and organizational chart, review 2024 finances, recap remaining legal actions, prepare for summer events and any other business brought for discussion and needed vote. Any agenda items need to be given to Sarah Carr. Refreshments served. Please plan on being there to do the very important work of an independent church.


Irish fare and flair with St. Patrick, foe of snakes and patron saint of Ireland, was presented last Tuesday. Here is the story found on our website

Next Supper Tuesday March 26th 5:30pm  We will feast on Portuguese cuisine with Saint Peter, patron saint of fishermen, and St. Anthony of Padua, patron saint of Portugal as well as lost and found. The evening begins with singing, short lesson and prayer led by Sean McMahon and then dinner is served. Free and all are welcome.



Worship with us, either in person or Zoom, on Palm Sunday March 24th 9am led by Rev. Dr. Wright with special music by Sean McMahon and Violet Southwick. Easter Sunday March 31st 9am, led by Rev. Charlotte and Sean McMahon, Music Minister. Easter Egg Hunt and Coffee Hour Reception for all ages following Easter worship at 10am

New this year 

The Flowering of the Cross. 

We will incorporate a folk ceremony called “The Flowering of the Cross”. The church will decorate a cross that will be on the church porch beginning Holy Saturday morning (March 30th). The crepe-paper made flowering of the cross represents the transition from crucifixion darkness to Easter resurrection light and serves as a sign of hope for our community and world. On Easter morning come see the flowered cross that symbolizes the new life, hope, and beauty which Easter brings. 

Chilmark Church youth and 23-24 swim seasons!  

Andy Carr was appointed as one of the captains and seemed to swim personal best times at each meet this year. He started by swimming the 100 butterfly at most meets, then switched to the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle (20 lengths!). He was also part of some amazing relay teams. One of his relays qualified for sectionals and state championship. At the conference championship he swam in 2-first place relays and placed 3rd in both the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. This year the MVRHS boys swim team won their first ever conference championship and Andy was awarded several awards at their end of season banquet. This year Gabby Carr is a junior at Roger Williams University. Gabby’s conference championship was held at a beautiful facility at the University of Maryland. Over the course of 4 days she swam in 3 relays and 3 individual events. Gabby earned 2-2nd places and one third place medal. She also swam a personal best for her 100 freestyle with a time of 52.36!  She was one of two females to finish in the top 3. Gabby is currently ranked in 1st place on her team and 11th place in the league. Congratulations and we are proud of you!


Please take a moment and check out our updated website:

A huge thank you to the tech savvy and artistic Heather and Pam Goff for the refreshed design and pictures. We will keep it updated and it is a handy resource to what is happening. Please share with those you know. 


  • Sunday, March 17th – Joyful Eating @ Federated Church 2:30-4:30. (need 2 more)
  • Sunday, March 24th – Palm Sunday 9am with Charlotte, Sean and Violet
  • Sunday, March 24th – Congregational Meeting 10am
  • Tuesday, March 26th – Fishermen Saintly Supper with St. Peter and Anthony 5:30 – 7pm
  • Saturday, March 30th – Begin Flowering of the Easter Cross
  • Sunday, March 31st – Easter Service 9am with Charlotte and Sean
  • Sunday, March 31st – Easter Egg Hunt and Reception 10am
  • Tuesday, April 2nd – Neighborhood convention canceled
  • Tuesday, beginning April 2nd – Pizza Night return 6pm

Invitation for Worship Service 

Sunday March 17, 2024

Chilmark Community Church’s Personal Meeting Room

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