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The Martha's Vineyard Times

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September 1 - 7, 2005 Edition
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Religious Services


Oak Bluffs

House of Prayer at Pequot Avenue

Pastor Marcia J. Buckley. 508-696-9916. Sun.: 11 am, Sunday school; noon, worship service; Wed.: 6:30 pm, Bible study, call for location; fourth Fri.: 7 pm community prayer.


Vineyard Haven

Vineyard Assembly of God

The Rev. Walter Rogero II, 508-696-7576. 1048 State Rd. Sun., 10:30 am; 6:30 pm. Wed., 6:30 pm, bible study, kids clubs. Sat., 3 pm, PraiseMoves, Christian yoga. Third Sun., 5 pm, monthly meeting for high school age.

Community Evangelical Assembly of God

Pastor John Noronha, 508-696-9216; missionary Rita M. Goulart, 508-693-7829. Unitarian-Universalist Society, 238 Main St., Vineyard Haven. Services: Sun., 7-9 pm; Wed., 7-9 pm. Bible study: Tues., 7-8 pm, recreation room, at Windemere.

Community Gospel Assembly of God

Comunidade Evangelica Assembleia de Deus. Pastor Levi Spares, 508-693-1177; 508-696-9668. Stone church, Church St. Sun.: 5:30 pm, school; 7:30 pm worship service; Tues.: 7:30 pm, house services; Thurs.: 7:30 pm, bible study; Sat.: 7:30 pm, prayer service.

Oak Bluffs

World Revival Church Assembly of God

Igreja do Avivamento Mundial. Assembleia de Deus. Pastor Ronie Rezende, 508-696-3835; 508-696-7978. 52 Edgartown Rd., Oak Bluffs. Wed., 8 pm restoration service; Sat., 8 pm victory service; Sun., 7:30 pm, worship service.


For information on the Baha'i Faith: 508-693-4905.



Gay Head Community Baptist Church

The Rev. Roger H. Spinney. Kathryn Stewart, organist. 508-693-1539. Sun.: 9 am worship service. Bible study.


Faith Community Church

The Rev. Kenneth Campbell (evangelical and reformed). 508-627-8918. Sun.: 10 am. Meeting House Way, off Herring Creek, Katama, or weather permitting, outdoors, County Rd., Oak Bluffs, July through Sept. Call for info on women's, men's, youth, and support groups.

Vineyard Haven

First Baptist Church

The Rev. Roger H. Spinney 508-693-1539. Kathryn Stewart, organist. Spring and William sts. Sun.: 11 am worship service (nursery care provided); 9:45 am, church school, 9:30 am breakfast. Wed.: 6:45 pm, bible study; 7 pm choir rehearsal.


Bodhi Path Karma Kagyu Buddhist Center

West Tisbury

21 Laurand Drive

Lama Yeshe Drolma 508-696-5929. Tues.: meditation 6-7 pm; Thurs.: meditation and book group, “Working With the Emotions,” by Lama Jigme Rinpoche, 6-7:15 pm; Sun.: meditation or teaching 10-11 am.


Oak Bluffs

508-696-7369. 123 New York Ave. Sun.: 10 am service and Sunday school; Wed.: 7:30 pm evening service. Reading Room: Tues.-Sat. 10 am-1 pm, Beach Rd. Ext., Vineyard Haven. 508-693-6464.


State Rd., Merchant's Mart II, Vineyard Haven. 508-693-8642. Sun.: 9:30 am sacrament; 10:50 am, Sunday school; 11:40 am, priesthood/relief society. Family History Center, Tues., Wed., Thurs., 6:30-8:30 pm.



Federated Church

The Rev. Jerry Fritz. 508-627-4421. S. Summer St. Sun.: 10:30 am worship service; church school grades K-12. Child care provided. Sun.: 6:30 pm, ecumenical youth group, grades 9-12, dinner, games, movies, trips. Wed.: 5:30 pm, ecumenical youth group, grades 7-8, dinner, games, movies, trips. June 12-Sept. 11: Sun., 8 am worship.

West Tisbury

First Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

The Rev. Thomas A. Roan. 508-693-2842. State Rd. at Music St. Sun.: 10 am worship services. Child care provided.



St. Andrew's Church

The Rev. Robert D. Edmunds. 508-627-5330. N. Summer St. Sun.: 8 am, Holy Eucharist Rite I; 9:15 am, Family Eucharist with music; 10:30 am, Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Choir, Mon.: 8 am, morning prayer; 9 am, Bible study. Tues.: 6:30 pm, evening prayer. Wed.: 12:05 pm, Holy Eucharist Rite II. Thurs.: 7:30 am, morning prayer; 5 pm, choir practice. Fri.: 8 am, morning prayer.

Vineyard Haven

Grace Church

The Rev. Alfred Stefanik, interim pastor; Wesley Nagy, organist 508-693-0332. Woodlawn Ave. Sat., 5 pm. Sun.: 8 am; 9:15 am, children's service; 10:30 am choral Eucharist. Wed., 10:30 am, 6:45 pm study of Mark's gospel; 12:15 pm, Holy Communion, brown bag lunch follows. Thurs., 5:30 pm, choir rehearsal.

Oak Bluffs

Trinity Church

The Rev. William Heuss. 508-693-3780. Ocean Ave. Wesley Brown organist. Sun., 9 am. Services weekly through Sept. 11. July 24, 31, Aug. 7: the Rev. Deborah Warner. Aug. 14, 21: the Very Rev. John Streit Jr. Aug. 28, Sept. 4: the Rev. Canon Edward W. Rodman. Sept. 11: the Rev. Alden Besse.


West Tisbury

Kingdom Hall

508-693-6356. 48 State Rd.

Sun.: 10:30 am, public talk; 11:20 am, Bible study. Tues.: 7 pm, Theocratic Ministry School; 7:45 pm, service meeting. Thurs.: 7 pm, Bible study. Reuniao em portugues aos domingos: 9 horas da manha.


Vineyard Haven

Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center

Rabbi Caryn Broitman, 508-693-0745. Centre St. Fri., 5:30 pm, Shabbat services. Sat., 10 am, Torah service.



Chilmark Community Church

The Rev. Nancy Collins. Chris Abrams, Lia Kahler, musicians. 508-645-3100. Menemsha Cross Rd. Sun.: 9 am adult study; 10:30 am worship and Christian education, Sunday school ages 3-12.

Edgartown United Methodist Church

The Rev. Nancy Collins. Martha Child, organist. 508-645-3100. Old Whaling Church. Sun.: 9 am worship.

Oak Bluffs

Trinity United Methodist Church

The Rev. Dr. Mary Jane O'Connor-Rupp. 508-693-0589. Trinity Park. Sun.: 8 am, informal communion service; 11 am, service; 9:45-10:45 am Sun. school grades 3 and up; 11 am-noon, Sunday school grades 2 and under. Child care provided.

Vineyard Haven

Christ United Methodist Church

The Rev. Nancy Wnek. 508-693-0476. Dan Murphy, organist. Church St. Sun.: 10:30 am worship and children's church school. Child care provided.


Vineyard Haven

Lambert's Cove

Christian Church

The Rev. R. George Eli, Ph.D., pastor. 508-696-8339. Sun.: 10:30 am worship service at the Bethel, American Legion Hall, William St. Holy Communion every first Sunday.

Martha's Vineyard Bible Church

Mark Guilford, pastor. 508-693-4031. Sun.: 6 pm worship service; communion on first Sunday; Old Seaman's Bethel, American Legion Hall, William St. Vineyard Haven. Formerly Christiantown Bible Church.

AIgreja Que Cresce The Growing Church Ministry

Paul Tenorio, pastor. 508-693-1400. 44 Pine Tree Rd. Sun.: 7 pm, worship service. Mon.: 7:30 pm, prayer. Tues.: 7:30 pm, bible study. Fri.: 8 pm, I believe in miracles.

Oak Bluffs

Church of Christ

Artie Shaffer, minister. 508-627-2834. Sun.: 5 pm worship service; 6 pm discussion. Island Inn, conference center, Beach Rd., Oak Bluffs.

Union Chapel

Kennebec Ave., head of Circuit Ave. Sun., 9:40 am, organ prelude, Garrett Brown; 10 am, worship service. July 24: the Rev. Dr. Alvan Johnson, “If I Saw You in Heaven.” July 31: the Rev. Dr. James Kidd, “I Believe in Love.” Aug. 7: Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie. Aug. 14: the Rev. Dr. Mariah Britton. Aug. 21: the Rev. Dr. Michael Haynes. Aug. 28: the Rev. Dr. Calvin Mutti. Sept. 4: the Rev. Dr. John Schule.


Campground. Sun., 9:30 am, July 24: the Rev. Andrea Hoslett. July 31: the Rev. Dr. George Peters.


Vineyard Haven

508-693-1834. Sun.: 11 am meeting for worship at Hillside Community Center, Vineyard Haven-Edgartown Rd.


Good Shepherd Parish


St. Elizabeth's Church

The Rev. Michael R. Nagle, pastor. 508-878-0331. Main St. Rectory: 86 Main St. Masses: Sat., 5:30 pm; Sun., 8, 9:30, and 11 am.

Oak Bluffs

Our Lady Star of the Sea Church

The Rev. Michael R. Nagle, pastor. 508-878-0331. Massasoit Ave. Rectory: 156 Circuit Ave. Masses: Sun., 9:30 am (children's Mass), 5 pm (life teen Mass).

Vineyard Haven

St. Augustine's Church

The Rev. Michael R. Nagle, pastor. 508-878-0331. 56 Franklin St. Masses: Sat., 4 pm; Sun., 8 and 11 am.


Sr. Deacon Litchmore Hall. Sabbath school 10:30 am; divine worship 11:30 am; MV Hospital Chapel. Call for information: 508-693-4229.


Vineyard Haven

U.U. Society of Martha's Vineyard

The Rev. Judith Campbell. Carol Loud, music director. 508-693-8982, 238 Main St., Vineyard Haven. Sun.: 11 am. July 24: “African American Independence Day.” July 31: The Rev. Fewkes, “Pilgrimage to Holy Places.”
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