Blessing of the Fleet

Every Memorial Weekend Sunday at Menemsha Harbor (by Texaco station) at 9am, we hold the beloved annual Blessing of the Fleet as part of our Sunday worship. We gather on the dock, read aloud the names of all the working, leisure and Coast Guard boats that call Menemsha their homeport, and pray for a productive season and safe passage.

In 2023 Mark Alan Lovewell was our musical guest (pictured). He sang, played guitar, and told tales of the sea through his maritime collection of New England sea shanties. Our offering that day was given to the USCG Menemsha Station Auxiliary Fund for holiday gifts for personnel and families. Refreshments and fellowship follow the service.