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.

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.


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.

Easter in the Christian tradition symbolizes new birth, and this Easter a new church has come to life in Edgartown.


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.

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.