Tribute to the Reverend Amy Edwards

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To the Editor:

Very few churches have had a pastor who had such a profound influence on a well-established congregation in such a very short time. Amy Edwards brought so much talent, experience, and sensitivity to this, her very first parish since her ordination. The Federated Church family was greatly nourished, inspired, and challenged by this young woman who was loaned to us for just eight months. She was deeply concerned for our Island community, and her only regret on learning of her fatal illness was that she might be failing us. For those of us who knew Amy, our loss is profound but our gratitude is boundless. For those who missed out, due to the brevity of her time on Island, speak to us. We will tell you of a very lovely, loving, and kind person, too soon gone from our midst.

Mary-Jean Miner

Tisbury