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Have faith: Warming the heart

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. Even though we’ve been enjoying a pretty mild winter (so far) here on the Island,...

Have faith: Keeping the faith

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. Even though I currently write a column about faith, I have no ties to any...

Have faith: Meeting Quakers

Updated Jan. 16, 9:34 am Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. There’s a small but growing group of Quakers on the Island who...

Have Faith: Studying the ‘secular sacred’

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. Rabbi Caryn Broitman went to Israel during her first sabbatical from leading the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew...

Have faith: ’Tis the season

updated 12/7 12:53 pm Christmastime might be the perfect time to catch up with the Island clergy’s homeless ministry, Houses of Grace. The Rev. Chip Seadale from St. Andrew’s Church tells me the wheels are...

Have faith: Christmas in West Tisbury

When it comes to the Christmas season, many folks head up-Island to West Tisbury, where they’ll find everything they need to get into the holiday spirit. Whether you’re interested in a new Christmas wreath,...

Have Faith: The journey within

The Rev. Bill Clark, minister to the congregation at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha’s Vineyard, is offering a “New to U.U.” course on Friday, Nov. 18, 7 to 9 pm, and Saturday, Nov....

Have Faith: Spiritual eldering

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. Talking about end-of-life issues isn’t something that comes easily for most of us, and with...

Have Faith: A patchwork of hope

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. Jeanne Staples’ art studio in Edgartown is filled with impressive paintings with extraordinary detail. It looks...

Have Faith: Music man

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. I try to make it to the Island clergy luncheons so that I can keep abreast...

Have Faith: Net news

Caitlin Kane is on board to lead the Island’s Christian ecumenical youth group, the Net, this year. Her husband, Harrison Kisiel, will help out. The couple married at Felix Neck in 2012, and decided...

Have Faith: Music that inspires

Peter Boak — retired music teacher, director of the Island Community Chorus, minister of music, choir director, organist, and Great Dane enthusiast — is being honored on Sunday by the music committee and the...

Have Faith: Finding grace in the small stuff

When Father Brian Murdoch from Grace Episcopal Church first told me in April about his plan to invite interns to the Island to work on Norton Farm this summer, I was a tad skeptical....

Have faith: Methodist church welcomes new minister

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. The United Methodist Church welcomed its new leader, the Reverend Roberta Williams, in early July. Rev....

Have Faith: Breaking barriers

A tradução deste artigo se encontra no final da versão em inglês Father Edivar Da Silva is the new parochial vicar at Good Shepherd Parish, the Roman Catholic faith community on Martha’s Vineyard. He’s here...

Have faith: Fetes and faith

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. The Summer Institute kicks off Thursday, with author James Carroll presenting “Religion in America in a...

Have Faith: Times are changing

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. The Federated Church in Edgartown has weathered its share of storms in the search for a...

Have faith: Taking a break

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. When the word “sabbatical” comes up, my mind goes straight to academia, not to Island...

Have Faith: Making leaders

Covenant on the Rock Ministries offered a leadership seminar last Saturday at Trinity Church in the Campground. The Reverend Winston Trought and his wife Jacky hosted the event, with guest speaker Peter Baker from...

Have faith: Eat, work, pray (and farm)

Back in the late 1970s, Brian Murdoch, now the parish priest at Grace Episcopal Church, wanted to live the Benedictine model of work, study, and prayer. This summer, Father Murdoch’s notion comes to fruition in...