Pew News: May 10, 2024

Dear Members and Friends,


You are invited to join us for the Seventh Sunday of Easter May 12th at 9:00am, in person or Zoom. Rev. Charlotte will be leading worship along with Music Minister Sean McMahon. Sermon is titled “Casting Lots” from Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 and Psalm 1. The practice of casting lots is mentioned seventy times in the Old Testament and seven times in the New Testament. The closest modern practice to casting lots is likely flipping a coin. 

In today’s reading the eleven apostles cast lots to determine who would replace Judas. Sunday School is available during worship. To access Zoom click link below. 


Sunday May 26th at Menemsha Harbor (by Texaco station) at 9am. We will have the beloved annual Blessing of the Fleet – commerical, leisure and Coast Guard – as our Sunday worship (rain or shine). Mark Alan Lovewell and Molly Conole will be our musical guests (pictured). They sing, play guitar and other instruments, and tell tales of the sea through their maritime collection of New England sea chanties. Invite your family and friends to this wonderful community-wide service in Menemsha 9am Sunday May 26th. Refreshments and fellowship will follow. NO ZOOM


A spring project completed by the Sunday School was entered into the Featherstone Center’s THE ART OF FLOWERS and exhibited from May 5-26. The piece name is Sunday Morning Patchwork from Menemsha Crossroad and signed by Claire, Andy, Valentina, Georgiana, Clayton, Alexander, Callum, Jude, Tasher and Isla. The piece’s medium is recycled glass vase, tissue paper, glue, food coloring and ink and will be displayed with a bouquet of fresh Chilmark flowers. The Sunday School will be looking for an assistant as we move into the busy summer, so please let Claire know if you are interested in helping out.


See you Tuesday @ 6pm. Pizza Night at the church is an informal meal where the community at large can gather for camaraderie and food. It starts at 6pm with pizza, potluck salads and desserts, and is followed by Bananagrams for those who want a game.  It’s free and all are welcome. Set up and clean-up help appreciated. Janet and Tom will be preparing our last Spring Community meal on Tuesday May 28th – a Pasta Feast!


The Chilmark Flea Market will be starting on Saturday June 22 and will run Wednesday and Saturdays 9am-2pm until after Labor Day. Several positions are still open: Parking Lot assistant for Wednesdays 9:30-1:30 @ $15 per hour. This is ideal for a younger person who likes to be outside, run around, and tell people where to go. Also The Flea needs Certified Traffic Flaggers for Wed and Sat 9:30-1:30 shifts. This is the North Road traffic detail that manages street flow. It pays $40/hour, requires age over 18 and certification (on-line MA course) which the church will reimburse. This MA Flagger certification is good for two years. Please let Kathy Teel ( or Charlotte know ASAP of your interest or recommendations. 

Lobster Roll Sales begin Tuesday June 25th and run weekly thru August. Emily Broderick ( is collecting sign-ups for the 3 Tuesday shifts – Morning Prep, Afternoon assembly, Sale/Clean up, and, in addition, Wednesday Flea vendor lunch sale (if extra). Sign up for one shift or every week! Please let her know of your schedule.


Sean has recorded his recent Sunday morning piano improvisations. They can be found under the “church music” section of Substack found at He also is spreading his music ministry to the world with new album release The Lamb and the Wolf. Details at


  • Sunday May 26th – Blessing of the Fleet 9am Menemsha Harbor
  • Tuesday May 28th – Last Community Supper 6pm
  • Tuesday June 4th – Neighborhood Convention hosted by Chilmark Church 11am
  • Tuesday June 11th – Vineyard Sound weekly at 7pm
  • Saturday June 15th – Children’s Fair 10-12
  • Saturday June 22nd – Chilmark Flea season begins (Wednesday and Saturday)
  • Tuesday June 25th – Weekly Lobster Roll sales begin
  • Thursday July 18th – Carol Loud memorial service and reception @ 1pm

Invitation for Worship Service 

Sunday May 12, 2024

Chilmark Community Church’s Personal Meeting Room

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