A Historic Church with a Rich History
What We Believe
We are a community guided by love, hope, and the Christian tradition. Our purpose is to help transform the lives of individuals through the power of Jesus Christ, so that together we might transform the world. Inspired by Jesus' example, we recognize that every individual comes with a unique set of needs, talents, and experiences, and that everyone is loved. We warmly welcome all to engage with us in our shared mission, regardless of age, economic status, ethnicity, family structure, gender identity or expression, marital standing, physical and mental health status, race, sexual orientation, or any other label that would seek to divide rather than to unite us.
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When are worship services?
Sundays at 10 AM is the normal worship time in the Meetinghouse. During Covid, it has sometimes been necessary to suspend in-person worship, but all our services are livestreamed and recorded to view online. In the summer months, we sometimes have outdoor services at the Mayhew Parsonage overlooking the beautiful Edgartown Harbor. Watch the TFC Times for complete details. (Subscribe below!)
Do you have coffee hour?
Yes! But it isn't an hour! On most Sundays, an informal time of fellowship is held in the Parish House or the patio following worship with food and beverages. We encourage everyone to join us. We like to celebrate special occasions as well!
During Covid, we have sometimes had virtual coffee hours via Zoom. Subscribe to the TFC Times newsletter for all the details.
I'm interested in joining a Bible study group
All are welcome at our in-person or Zoom studies offered throughout the year. The programs are for everyone and anyone who is curious about the Bible and other aspects of theology. Our intent is to have fun and expand our understanding through discussion. New opportunities are listed in the TFC Times. Subscribe below!
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Is the church handipapped accessible?
Our Meetinghouse, Parish House and unisex bathrooms, are all accessible by wheelchair.
How do I become a member of the Federated Church?
When you are ready to join, we have a new member orientation designed to enhance your knowledge of all that we offer. New member classes are generally held once or twice a year depending on the need. Call the church office for more info.
How often do you serve communion?
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is held during worship on the first Sunday of the month. All are welcome to partake. Communion is most often served to the congregation in the pew. Children, if present, are welcome to partake at the discretion of their parents or guardians.
(photo: James Coleman)