Union Chapel Celebrates 150th Anniversary Summer

Union Chapel will open its doors for its 150th summer season on Sunday, July 4 with Swarthmore College president Valerie Smith in the pulpit.

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Restored and Ready to Pull Out All the Stops
Louisa Hufstader

When congregations return at last to Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs, they will be greeted by an old acquaintance as they’ve never seen — or heard — it before.

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Adding to the Story of Racial Justice Through Community Art
Maia Coleman

Kneeling in the circular nave of Union Chapel, artist-in-residence Kevin Sampson worked on his latest community sculpture, drawing inspiration from African American folklore and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Rev. Susan Sparks Returns to Union Chapel Series

On Sunday, July 19, Rev. Susan Sparks leads the service at Union Chapel.

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Union Chapel Closed, But Organ Restoration Continues
Louisa Hufstader

The pipe organ at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs was set to be rededicated this summer, 96 years after it was first installed in the historic house of worship.

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Union Chapel Dedication Proves the Enduring Power of the Pew

On Jan. 6, 1961, U.S District Court Judge W. A. Bootle ordered the immediate admission of two black students to the University of Georgia, ending 160 years of segregation at the school.

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Final Summer Sunday at Union Chapel

As the Union Chapel 2019 season comes to a close this Sunday, Sept. 1, trustee Reverend Dr. Aliya F. Browne will deliver the sermon, entitled He Knows My Name.

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For Son Volt, a Creative Stew Is Key to Originality
Holly Gleason

Jay Farrar didn't know he was creating a whole new genre when Uncle Tupelo began, just as he didn't set out to toughen up Americana with Son Volt.

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No Straight Lines: Valerie Jarrett Reflects on Her Life, Career

Valerie Jarrett appeared to have it all: a degree from Stanford and a law degree from Michigan, a job at a reputable law firm. All the boxes were checked.

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U.S. Slave Song Project

Jim Thomas and the U.S. Slave Song Project will bring a special performance of 1854 A Folk Opera to Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs on Friday, August 23, beginning at 5 p.m.

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