Spiritual Path Is Mosaic of Many Stories Circling the Center
Remy Tumin
On Sunday morning, the Edgartown Federated Church officially called Rev. Amy Edwards to be their new pastor. Ms. Edwards’s spiritual journey weaves together a story of grief, sobriety and community.
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Federated Church Open for Tours

Beyond the usual Sunday services at 10:30 a.m., the Federated Church in Edgartown invites visitors to drop by to see the historic church meetinghouse.

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Volunteers Breathe New Life Into Mayhew Parsonage
Tom Dunlop

Terry and Marcia Martinson began to move into an old house looking down on the Edgartown harbor this week. Unlike most people who live on the Island waterfront these days, the Martinsons will live there year-round. But taking the whole history of the place into account, their time in the home will be short.

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Pastor Says Goodbye After Blessed Tenure
Olivia Hull

Last Tuesday Gerald Fritz’s day started off a lot like every other. Around half past 10 he embarked on a leisurely stroll from his four-bedroom parsonage on South Water street and crossed town to the Espresso Love coffee shop.

Before he’d rounded the corner by the courthouse, he spotted a young acquaintance. “’S’up, Jerry?” the man greeted him. “How you behaving?” Jerry asked. They high-fived and continued on in opposite directions.

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Federated Church Group Aids Katrina Homeowner

The Federated Church of Edgartown is sending volunteers on a 10-day mission to New Orleans in November to continue the rebuilding work the church youth group began last December.

With the passing of the second anniversary of Katrina, and with so much left incomplete, inadequate, or non-existent in this still-ravaged area, the volunteers feel called to lend additional physical, emotional and spiritual support.

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Italy Experience Inspired Choir To Hit Some New Notes
Tara Keegan

When the Edgartown Federated Church choir sang their first notes at a church service in Padua, Italy on April 15, they heard something they don’t usually hear on the Vineyard — their own voices reverberating back to them along the endless walls and high ceilings of the Basilica, sometimes for as long as eight seconds.

The choir was performing in St. Anthony’s Basilica in Padua, Italy, in front of a crowd of 1,000, as part of their ten-day tour of Northern Italy.

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