Pew News: July 5, 2024

Dear Members and Friends,


You are invited to join us for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost July 7th at 9:00am, in person or Zoom. Rev. Charlotte will be leading worship and communion with Sean McMahon, Music Minister. Sermon is titled “Dusting Off” from Mark 6:1-13 where Jesus sends out his disciples to preach, teach and heal. Worship order attached. Sunday School is available. Zoom link below.  

On Thursday July 18th at 1pm the church will be hosting a memorial service and reception for Carol Loud, a long time islander and our church musician, who passed away late last year. Phil Dietterich, our favorite organist, is forming a choir for the occasion and would like to rehearse at 2pm on Sunday July 7th at Trinity Church OB and Sunday July 14th at 2pm at Federated Church EDG. All  participants should be able to read music.


The Chilmark Community Church is now an inclusive, non-denominational, independent church. It fulfills the important role of the local church and continues to serve many people in our island community. The church needs to replenish the funds which were expended to become disaffiliated from the UMC, as well as needed capital improvements to both the church and parsonage.

In the upcoming weeks we will start the silent or initial phase of the campaign. The Fundraising Committee (Julie, Judy and Emily) is seeking 100% support and participation from the church members before they reach out to the public. We know that you all give generously to our church already (time, talent & treasure), but we need a strong statement to those we will be approaching outside the church for donations.  One member has agreed to start the Campaign 2024 donations with $1,000 check. Our goal is $500,000. To give, make the check out to Chilmark Church with Campaign 2024 in memo. We look forward to seeing you all at the Celebration Event (more information to follow) for church and community on Sunday, September 15. There will be an official announcement about Campaign 2024 at that time.


Interested in learning more about Chilmark Community Church and understanding membership? If you are interested or have questions feel to talk to Rev. Charlotte ASAP or email the church at We will welcome new members into the church late July. 


As the church’s Sunday School continues to grow Claire Ganz (Superintendent/Lead teacher) would like to create a team of helpers to assist when needed. Currently Claire and Andy Carr, assistant, are teaching every Sunday with up to 9 children. Please let Claire ( know what dates you could be available. Also, at the end of summer when Andy leaves for college we will be looking for an Assistant Teacher for the Sunday morning classroom. This is a paid position. Please pass on any names or suggestions.


The church sold out by 5:45! Final total sold Tuesday evening was 260!


  • Saturday July 6th – Chilmark Flea Market 9am – 2pm
  • Tuesday July 9th – Weekly Lobster Roll sales 4:30-6:30pm
  • Tuesday July 9th – Vineyard Sound concert 7pm 
  • Wednesday July 10th – Chilmark Flea Market 9am – 2pm
  • Thursday July 18th – Carol Loud memorial service and reception @ 1pm
  • Sunday September 15th – Celebration Event (more information to follow)

Invitation for Worship Service 

Sunday July 7, 2024

Chilmark Community Church’s Personal Meeting Room

Join our Zoom Meeting by tapping the underlined address below

Meeting ID: 890 298 4151
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