Setting a Spell With Vineyard's Pastor of Peace
Sara Brown

Years ago, in Whitinsville, the Rev. Alden Besse was asked to participate in a Memorial Day parade. “I thought, what can I carry? Lots of people carry guns and I’ll carry a pruning hook,” he recalled.

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Pulpit to Pulpit, New Baptist Pastor Follows Path of Service
Steve Myrick
The Rev. Dr. Leo Christian had found a welcoming community in his new position as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven and the Gay Head Community Baptist Church in Aquinnah.
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Vineyard Churches Help Weave Safety Net of Food and Shelter
Louisa Hufstader
Each night of the week during the winter, Island churches take turns opening their doors to offer free meals and beds.
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Unitarian Minister to Be Installed
The Rev. William L. Clark will be installed as minister of the Vineyard’s Unitarian Universalist congregation on May 22.
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Easter Services Around Martha's Vineyard
From Maundy Thursday to Good Friday and Easter Sunday, church services take place at houses of worship, on beaches and in parish houses around the Island.
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Island Churches Doubling as Homeless Shelters Help Fill Gap in Services
Steve Myrick
Hospitality Homes, a system of homeless shelters hosted and organized by Island churches, is nearing the end of its first year, with administrators, coordinators and volunteers declaring success.
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Vineyard Churches to Double as Homeless Shelters This Winter
Steve Myrick
Beginning in January, seven nights a week, three churches will provide shelter and meals to men, women and families who need a place to get in out of the cold.
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New Church Rises in Edgartown
Connie Berry
Easter in the Christian tradition symbolizes new birth, and this Easter a new church has come to life in Edgartown.
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Churches Create Islandwide Youth Group
Connie Berry

Seven Island churches are casting out into the community with a new youth group program they’re calling The Net, aimed at middle and high school aged students.

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A Church Dies, Leaves Legacy Of Community
Mark Alan Lovewell

After nearly two centuries, the Lambert’s Cove Church became but a memory last Sunday.

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