Federated Church of Martha's Vineyard

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.

Federated Church Proposes to Sell Parsonage; Minister Will Leave

The Federated Church of Martha’s Vineyard is proposing to put its 200-year-old Edgartown parsonage on the market, while simultaneously losing the settled minister.

Rev. John Schule Was Longtime Pastor of Federated Church

Rev. Dr. John David Schule died at home, surrounded by family on March 12 after a long battle with lymphoma. He was 89.

Federated Church Prevails in Intricate Case Over Parsonage

The Federated Church in Edgartown won a legal victory this week in a knotty case over its ownership of the South Water street parsonage that was willed to the church more than 60 years ago.

New Minister at Edgartown Federated Church

The Edgartown Federated Church has called a new minister who will preach his first service on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Federated Church Service

Sunday, Sept. 1, will be the last Sunday for summer hours at the Federated Church in Edgartown.

Federated Church Hosts Julie Fay

Julie Fay, executive director of Martha's Vineyard Community Services, will speak on Sunday, July 28, following the 9:30 church service at the Federated Church in Edgartown.

Volunteers Turn Out for Winter Shelters

About 70 people attended a volunteer orientation session to staff Houses of Grace, a system of winter homeless shelters.

Prompt Response

I am the moderator of the Federated Church and would like to thank the Edgartown fire and police departments for their prompt attention to a potentially dangerous situation that arose in our church recently. While the Martha’s Vineyard Museum was preparing for their annual meeting in our Meetinghouse late Monday afternoon, the fire alarms went off. The Edgartown police and fire personnel showed up promptly to assess the situation and make sure there was no fire hazard. The fire personnel inspected every corner of the Meetinghouse and Parish House and found nothing amiss.

Frederick Douglass’s Message of Freedom on the Fourth of July

The Federated Church will host a reading of Frederick Douglass’s powerful speech The Meaning of Fourth of July to the Negro.