The West Tisbury Town Clock

Our rural village of West Tisbury has added another improvement and pleasing feature to its attractions in the fixture of a handsome clock in the steeple of the Congregational church. The four dials of the clock face nearly to the cardinal points of the compass and give a happy architectural effect to the little spire. A new bell has also been a part of the improvement in place of the former smaller one, procured nearly thirty years ago, which had not sufficient strength to correspond with the machinery of the clock in striking the hours.

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From Capitol Hill to Oak Bluffs Pulpits; Finding a Way Out of No Way
On Saturday night at 10 p.m., Sen. Raphael Warnock was on Capitol Hill, fighting to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill. On Sunday morning Reverend Warnock was preaching on Martha’s Vineyard.
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Bell-Ringing Honors Covid Dead
The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury and the Federated Church in Edgartown were among houses of worship ringing their bells in honor of those who have died of Covid-19.
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Zoom Advent Services Continue
The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury offers remote Advent services Sundays and Wednesdays on Zoom.
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Sovereignty Under Threat, Mashpee Tribe Says
Louisa Hufstader

More than 100 people signed on for an internet videoconference with the chairman and vice chairwoman of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, Cedric Cromwell and Jessie Little Doe Baird, Monday afternoon.

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Rev. Cathlin Baker

The Rev. Cathlin Baker is pastor for the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury.

On Sunday, she held a traditional service for church members from a non-traditional location: her home. She opened the virtual service with an extravagant welcome and lifted up prayers and concerns congregants had sent in by email the day before.

“What I was trying to focus on Sunday was reducing anxiety . . . how to keep that anxiety at a distance, though there is a healthy dose of it we all need now,” she said. “We did some guided meditations to offer prayers of protection and peace.”

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Wreath Faire
The church ladies have been busy in the woods and in the narthex, collecting materials to create wreaths.
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Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock Returns to West Tisbury
The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury welcomes back the Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock as guest preacher on August 11.
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Blueberry Festival Returns
The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury hosts its annual Blueberry Festival on Saturday, July 20 from noon to 4 p.m.
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It Takes Two (or Three)
The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury will be hosting a concert on Sunday, Oct. 21, entitled It Takes Two (or Three).
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