Bishop Robert Christopher Wright from Atlanta, Ga., will address the congregation this Sunday, August 18, at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs at the 10 a.m. service. His sermon is titled The God of Now.
Rev. Wright is the first African American to become an Episcopal bishop in Georgia. He was elected by the lay delegates and priests of the Diocese of Atlanta in June of 2012. Prior to his ordination as bishop, Bishop Wright was canon pastor and vicar of St. Saviour at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York city and chaplain of the Cathedral School.
On a hot Sunday morning in Oak Bluffs, the Hon. Margaret Marshall’s words were focused on a continent and an era away: South Africa during the apartheid era, when Nelson Mandela was a source of inspiration to Ms. Marshall and so many others.
On Sunday, July 14, Robert Allan Hill, dean of Marsh Chapel and a professor of New Testament and Pastoral Theology at Boston University, will be the guest preacher at the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs.
Mr. Hill’s religious leadership at Boston University encompasses all of the 17 schools and colleges and the larger community, and is rooted in the historic pulpit of Marsh Chapel, whose Sunday service is broadcast on NPR each Sunday morning at 11 a.m.
On Sunday, July 7, Margaret H. Marshall, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, will be the featured speaker at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs. Her talk begins at 10 a.m. and is entitled Immigration and Justice.
For the final Sunday service at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs, The Rev. Dr. Frederick J. Streets will be the guest preacher at 10 a.m. The title of his sermon is Adjusting Dreams. This service will also conclude the outstanding music of the quartet under the direction of Garrett Brown.
The new pews are still empty, and the fresh pine they are built from won’t begin to creak until parishioners arrive later this month, adding their imprint to the long history of the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs.