Laughter in the Pews

This Sunday, July 21, Reverend Susan Sparks returns to Union Chapel.

A trial lawyer turned standup comedian and Baptist minister, Rev. Susan Sparks is America’s only female comedian with a pulpit.

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Making Peace, Enacting Change, Former Chief Justice Reflects at Union Chapel
Sara Brown

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.

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Guest Preacher

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.

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Margaret Marshall Headlines Union Chapel

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.

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Union Chapel Visiting Preacher Schedule

Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs begins its 2013 season on Sunday, June 30, with a slate of visiting preachers, some returning for their second or third visit and others preaching here for their first time.

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Preservation Trust Agrees to Purchase Historic Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs

The Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust confirmed this week that it will buy Union Chapel, the storied Oak Bluffs chapel whose rich history forms a distinct chapter in the annals of the Vineyard as a summer resort.

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