Pew News: March 22, 2024

Journey into Jerusalem

Dear Members and Friends-


You are invited to join us for Palm/Passion Sunday March 24th at 9:00am, in person or Zoom. Rev. Charlotte will be leading worship along with Music Minister Sean McMahon. Nearly 2000 years ago, Palm Sunday marked the beginning of the last week of the mortal ministry of Jesus Christ. Scriptures tell us that the week began with throngs standing at the gates of the city to see “Jesus the prophet of Nazareth”. The theme will be Our Cloaks based on Matthew 21:1-11; 27:27-31.  Sunday School available, masks optional, worship order attached and Zoom link at bottom of page. 


We will gather after church, in person or Zoom, this Sunday 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. A separate e-mailing to members will include documents to read and review beforehand. Refreshments served. Please plan on being there in-person or Zoom (use worship link below) to do the very important work of an independent church.


Tuesday March 26th 5:30 – 7pm  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. Please read the MV Times Have Faith article by Connie Berry about our Saintly Suppers



Worship with us, either in person or Zoom, on Palm Sunday March 24th 9am led by Rev. Charlotte with special music by Sean McMahon (unfortunately Violet had to return to college early). 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. 

NEW WEBSITE – 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 24th – Palm Sunday 9am with Charlotte & Sean
  • 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 for April
  • Tuesday beginning April 2nd – Pizza Night return 6pm

Invitation for Worship Service 

Sunday March 24, 2024

Chilmark Community Church’s Personal Meeting Room

Join our Zoom Meeting by tapping the underlined address below

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