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.

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The 13th Edgartown House Tour & Tea

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

$40 per person advance sale online and in-person on day of event

To Benefit the Preservation of the Historic 1828 Federated Church Meetinghouse


This highly anticipated event begins at 1:30 pm at the Federated Church located at 45 S. Summer St, Edgartown. Historian Liz Villard will kick off the afternoon with a fascinating presentation about the historical importance of the homes on the tour.  After the lecture, four classic New England homes will be toured (South Water Street, School Street and Cooke Street).  A private viewing of the Cooke House Gardens will also be available.  Tea and refreshments will be served on the lawn of the Church Parsonage, overlooking Edgartown Harbor.  A boutique of high-end items will be for sale at the Tea, including Cesta bags and tabletop pieces by Carnegie Blair Designs. This event will be held rain or shine.

Parking is available at the Edgartown School parking lot.

For more information call 508-221-1223 or email

Buy your tickets online and they will be held at the door.


Frederick Douglass Historic Speech


Due to Covid restrictions, Frederick Douglass's speech 'The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro' is available to stream. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Edgartown Library, it will be posted on their website, as well as on this site. This powerful and moving speech is read by members of the church and the community from the pulpit of the Federated Church, designated a part of the African American Heritage Trail in 2018. Join us to hear the words and message of the abolitionist's famous and powerful speech.


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


Virtual Community Dinner Fundraiser


Our last one was such a smash success, we're hoping to have another! Goldie's Rotisserie Food Truck provided a fabulous take-out dinner, followed by a Zoom gathering featuring a fascinating presentation by Minister of Music Peter Boak. Proceeds benefitted Island Food Pantry. Stay tuned for the next one!