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At Federated Church of Martha's Vineyard, we believe a healthy community is an active community. Take a look at our many opportunities to volunteer, to participate in social events and to take part in learning and growing together.


Frederick Douglass Historic Speech Live Reading 
Date TBA

The live reading of the speech by Frederick Douglass, will take place again this year at the Federated Church Meetinghouse. Douglass, an escaped slave, became one of the most powerful speakers in the abolitionist movement. You can watch the recording on our homepage in 'archived service." 

Douglass's powerful speech “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” was first presented to the women of the Rochester Anti-Slavery Sewing Society on July 5, 1852 at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, New York.

Read the article in the The Vineyard Gazette! CLICK HERE

Support for this program was provided by The Federated Church of Martha’s Vineyard and the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library. This program is dedicated to all those who are still slaves.

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Former Oak Bluffs police chief and Federated Church member Joe Carter

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Gretchen Regan, Federated Church Moderator


Youth Group


The church youth is meeting regularly, doing all sorts of fun and engaging activities. Beach clean-up, paddle boarding, pizza-making, and more. Join in. Bring your friends! For more info, email Betsy at

A good time was had by all—we gar-on-tee!


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