Pew News: May 17, 2024

Dear Members and Friends,

Calf across the street from the church, photographed by Charlotte Wright


You are invited to join us for Pentecost Sunday May 19th at 9:00am, in person or Zoom. Rev. Charlotte will be leading worship along with Music Minister Sean McMahon. Sermon is titled “Pentecost Wind” from Acts 2:1-21. Pentecost Sunday is when the Christian churches commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and others assembled in Jerusalem, Come, Holy Spirit, Come. Sunday School is available during worship. To access the Zoom link click below at worship time. 


This Sunday after church there will be an in-person and Zoom (link below) Open Council session for members. This is to follow up on the March 24th meeting where the new church bylaws/organizational structure was approved. The agenda will consist of the following items: 1) Approve Nominating’s work on filling the committee positions. 2) Discussion of Sunday School’s continued success with additional staffing and funding. 3) UMC Litigation final report. 4) Financial report. 5) Report from Search Committee and minister contract. 


Sunday May 26th at Menemsha Harbor (by Texaco station) at 9am. We will have the beloved annual Blessing of the Fleet – commercial, leisure and Coast Guard – as our Sunday worship (rain or shine). Mark Alan Lovewell and Molly Conole will be our musical guests. 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. The morning offering will be for the USCG Station Menemsha Auxiliary Fund to support our USCG personnel and their families. NO ZOOM

The Parables of Jesus – Kairos Bible Study

Leb by Rev. Vicky Hanjian starting Wednesday May 22 thru June 26 at 10:30. Located at Parish Hall of the First Church West Tisbury. All are welcome and no experience necessary. Contact Rev. Vicky if questions 508-696-8225 or


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 Spring Community Supper 6pm
  • Tuesday June 4th – Neighborhood Convention hosted by Chilmark Church 11am
  • Tuesday June 11th – Vineyard Sound weekly Tuesday at 7pm
  • Saturday June 15th – Children’s Fair 10-12
  • Wednesday June 19th – Hosting Island Clergy Association lunch @ 1pm
  • 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 19, 2024

Chilmark Community Church’s Personal Meeting Room

Join our Zoom Meeting by tapping the underlined address below

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