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.
Cookies for Ukraine Fundraising Sale a great success!
It was a gray and rainy day on Saturday, March 12, but that didn't dampen the spirits of the 'cookie crew' as they worked together to raise funds for Ukrainian refugee relief!
Members of the Federated Church baked and sold over 2000 homemade cookies at Cronig’s Market to raise emergency funds for Ukrainian refugee relief. Joining in on this effort were friends from the community, and together there were 28 bakers, 6 cookie sorters and packers, 6 sellers, 1 sign maker, and a lot of cookie buyers, raising over $5000 through donations and purchases, and selling out in just 3 hours!
UCC Ukraine Emergency Appeal will provide shelter, food and other care to war refugees and internally displaced people. It also will help refugees and asylum seekers from African, Middle Eastern and other countries who had sought refuge in Ukraine and now are twice displaced, as well as other citizens of more than 125 countries living in Ukraine.
A huge thank you to Mary Gentle and all the volunteers. And a special thanks to Cronig's Market for their hospitality!
Didn't get to the sale but still want to help?
Peter Boak - Celebrating 25 Years as Minister of Music!
October 31 may be the day for Halloween merriment, but this year it was also the day the Federated Church celebrated the 25th anniversary of our Minister of Music, Peter Boak! Despite masks and social distancing, everyone had a great time as we honored Peter's service and showed our esteem and affection for him. Read all about it in the Martha's Vineyard Gazette article by Louisa Hufstader.
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.
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 email@example.com
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!