Community Suppers

SAINTLY SUPPERS

Tuesday evenings during Lent! Meet some saints, enjoy music and good food plus wonderful company. Starts sharp at 5:30. Music and lessons led by Sean McMahon. Free and open to all.

Mardi Gras Tuesday February 27thth Feast on Cajun/Creole cuisine as we celebrate Mardi Gras with St. Joan of Arc, the woman-warrior patron saint of New Orleans. Menu: Gumbo (Mo’s Lunch!), jasmine rice, vegetable soup, greens and special King Cake Cupcakes with special prizes.

March 12th Irish fare and flair with St. Patrick, foe of snakes and patron saint of Ireland

March 26th Portuguese Fisherman’s stew with St. Peter, patron saint of fishermen, and St. Anthony of Padua, patron saint of Portugal and the lost and found bin

PIZZA NIGHTS

Every Tuesday beginning April 2nd – Pizza Nights return 6pm.

Pizza Night at the Chilmark Community Church is an informal meal without scripture where the community at large can gather for camaraderie and food.

Pizza nights are held in the “shoulder seasons” April – Mid May and Mid-September – Mid November.  Tuesday nights at 6 for pizza, pot luck salad, desserts  and conversation followed by Bananagrams for those who want a game.  It’s free and all are welcome.

Poem inspired by Pizza Night, written by Heather Goff

Pizza night at the Chilmark church Is free
A bold new sign casts a wide net
for the lonely or hungry traveler
or at loose ends, like myself 
arriving punctually at 6pm

To find the volunteers ready with smiles
The folded tables and chairs
opened like arms awaiting a hug
The slaw, salads (bean and potato) dressed in their Sunday best

The milling increases by ones and twos
The pizza is late but on its way 
so Grace is quickly offered
as appetites sharpen in anticipation 
of its triumphant entrance – The boxes still warm
set out with the ease of much practice

We cluck and gather
filling paper plates and choosing chairs
filling the tables with avid chewing 
and layers of stories that meld 
like lasagna familiar and comforting 

The crust is flavorful – thin and crunchy
I go back for seconds 
Then a casual shuffle occurs
As sweets appear
The coffee pot presiding

Amidst bites of brownies
surfaces are swept clean 
in preparation for the final course
Banana grams

Belts and manners loosen
as players joke and poke 
and apply themselves to their puzzles
with great concentration

Until everyone that wants to win 
has been gifted the opportunity
And at an unspoken cue
like a flock lifting in synchronicity 

all is folded and cleared
The room once again holding its breath
as we walk out to our transport
filled up and content