Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Religion & Spirituality

Have Faith: Pentecost Sunday

0
When I first started writing this column, I thought about how awesome it would be to learn more about other religions as I wrote it. I still have a lot to learn about other...

Have Faith: Easter at the Tabernacle

0
I can't begin to find all the words needed to describe how great it was to gather at the Tabernacle on Easter Sunday afternoon for the combined service with Grace Episcopal Church and St....

Have Faith: Easter and Passover

0
It's that time of year, when I ask Island clergy about Passover and Easter services. It's also that time of year when they're probably busiest. The Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center offers a special Zoom program,...

Have Faith: Time to try meditation

0
Have you ever had a conversation with people who meditate on a regular basis? I have and I have to say, we don't always see eye to eye. Seems like every time I want...

Have Faith: Hello, my old friend

0
When you grow up Catholic, Lent is a very big deal. And when you're a child, it's an even bigger deal, because you can't imagine giving up bubble gum, candy bars, or teasing your...

Have Faith: A new shepherd

1
Anytime I can take a drive up-Island to Aquinnah I do it. Usually it's when we have visitors and they want to see the sights, but it's even better when I head up that...

Have Faith: Deep listening

0
In the days after the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6, it seemed a good idea to gather with and listen to what some Islanders were feeling and thinking, so I joined the...

Have Faith: After COVID

0
There are many things to miss these days, and we've all likely lamented them in one form or another. Before COVID, and before I became an editor at The Times, I was able to...

Have Faith: New year, new hope

0
Dear Readers: I’ve decided to re-run the column I wrote last year. I find it bittersweet after what 2020 turned out to be. When I was a kid, we celebrated the new year with dancing...

Religious Services

Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Parish Visit goodsheperdmv.com, or call 508-693-0342 Christmas Eve St Elizabeth's Church: Morning Prayer, Daily Mass, and Rosary, 7:45 - 8:30 am Good Shepherd Parish Chapel: Mass with First Communion, 3 - 4 pm St. Augustine's...

Have Faith: Taking care

0
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and...

Have Faith: Principles in politics

0
They say never discuss religion or politics at a dinner party, but what about when the two topics seem inextricably connected? We've been debating this ever since the country was formed. Thomas Jefferson encouraged...

Memories of Chanukah

0
(A version of this essay first appeared in the MV Times in 2015.) We were Jewish, one of a handful of Jewish families in Ridgefield, Conn., in the 1950s. The nearest synagogue was in Danbury,...

Have Faith: Sharing the faith

0
This pandemic has forced us into new ways of doing things — working from home and communicating on Zoom, wearing masks and standing six feet apart, in some cases staying home when we’d normally...

Have Faith: Words and meanings

0
I must've had four or five people text me or message me on Facebook all at the same time about Pope Francis' pronounced position on same-sex civil unions last week. “Go Francis!” was the...

Have Faith: Flexibility is the key

0
When the coronavirus hit, many folks missed a lot more than visiting family and friends; they missed gathering with their church and synagogue family as well. Island faith communities learned how to pivot to...

Have Faith: ‘Walking Together Apart’

0
It was apparent when the coronavirus hit that Islanders who ordinarily wouldn't visit the Food Pantry, Family to Family, or M.V. Food Baskets were lined up in their cars to accept food donations. All...

Have Faith: There is a season

0
From the time I was very little, I can remember wanting to be around adults, anyone older than myself. My cousins would go off to play on the swing set or for a game...

Have Faith: Prayer

0
I Google just about everything, Google being a verb in this case. I Google people I already know and those I don't know. During this pandemic, I Googled how to trim my own bangs,...

Have Faith: One woman’s Judaism

0
One of the perks of writing this column is the chance to visit with friends and talk to them about their faith. No matter how “different” religious beliefs appear, there's almost always common ground....