Four Campgrounders Elected to MVCMA Board of Directors

Please welcome Campgrounders Jamie Crossman, Kim Gaffey, David Miller, & Claudia Morgan to the MVCMA Board of Directors. Jamie, Kim, David & Claudia were elected at this Saturday’s Board of Directors meeting. We appreciate their willingness to serve.  Board elections this year were very difficult because of the ten excellent nominees from among members of the Campground Community from whom these board members were selected. Fortunately, those who were not elected to the board have all indicated their willingness to serve, as non-board appointees to one or more MVCMA committees. Most board committees benefit from the service of non-board members who provide valuable advise and expertise to the committees on which they serve.

They take the positions held by outgoing board members Ray Hopkins, Jim Monteith, Jack Moran, & Lowell Roberts.  Board members are elected to three-year terms and can serve a maximum of three consecutive terms. We appreciate the efforts of Ray, Jim, Jack and Lowell over the years of their dedicated service to the MVCMA. Their departure will result in new appointments to MVCMA Board Committees over the next several weeks.

The MVCMA Board of Directors is now comprised of the following members:

Bob Beal
Jamie Crossman
Jan Delisle
Dennis Duffy
Jeff Ferriell
Kim Gaffey
Frank Gould
Trish Hahn
Barry Haskell
Frederick W. (“Rick”) Huss
Peter Jones
Mike Maitland
Peter McNally
Dave Miller
Claudia Morgan
Judi Morse
Gretchen Rehak
Jamie Schiff
Loren Sipperly
Erin Underwood
Lawrence Zielinski

 

 

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Spiritual Life: Rev. Denise Smartt-Sears

Sunday Services with Rev. Denise Smartt-Sears

Rev. Denise Smartt-Sears

Rev. Denise Smartt-Sears

August 23 – Sermon: Draw the Circle Wide
Preaching from Philippians 4: 1-14

Church: District Superintendent of the Metropolitan Department of the New York Conference of the United Methodist Church

Bio: Sears is passionate about living out the challenge of being a church of “Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors,” as the missional strategist for the district she seeks to equip the lay and clergy members to embrace people of diverse cultural backgrounds, the LGBT community and young adults and develop ministries that strive to be relevant, authentic, loving examples of Christ’s love for the world. Reverend Smartt-Sears earned her Doctor of Ministry from Drew University.

Bible Studies

August 24
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Location: Under the Tent
Talk Title: Love Much…Love Well

August 26
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Location: Under the Tent
Talk Title: Focus On The Process

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Free Kids Jazz Concert: Who is Billie Holiday?

Come enjoy a very special kids jazz concert at the Tabernacle on Friday at noon, featuring the music of Billie Holiday!

Black Lion Inc. Presents, Billie Holiday at 100. A FREE Jazz for Kids concert that introduces them to the amazing music of Billie Holiday. This concert is educational in nature and is hosted by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s very own Late Night host Michael Mwenso and The All Stars Feat.

Billy Holiday 100 Flyer backDate: Friday, August 21, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Location: At the Tabernacle
Tickets: Purchase Tickets Online

Child: Free
Chaperone: Free
Adult: $10.00

Don’t miss out!!!!

All ticket sales/ reservations are final! If for some reason you purchase and can not attend we do thank you for your support!

~The Black Lion Inc. team.

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Billie Holiday at 100: Concerts on 8/21 and 8/22!

Black Lion Inc. Presents: The Aaron Diehl Trio and special guest Cecile McLorin Salvant

  • Billy Holiday 100 Flyer FrontDate: Friday, August 21, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
  • Location: At the Tabernacle

Black Lion Inc will be presenting its third annual event, a tribute to the legendary Billie Holiday for the 100th anniversary of her birth, which features The Aaron Diehl Trio and special guest, Grammy Nominated Cecile McLorin Salvant!

Come early to Oak Bluffs to set up your blanket and chairs on the Ocean Park lawn for the annual OB Fireworks. Then walk on over to the Tabernacle and enjoy a FREE kids Concert at 12 noon and then an early evening concert with Aaron’s amazing Trio with plenty of time before the fireworks begin.

This concert will highlight a trio led by up-and-coming pianist Aaron Diehl (Julliard trained, and one of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s young stars) in addition to Aaron’s amazing sound he will feature jazz sensational singer and 2014 Grammy-nominee Cecile McLorin Salvant who has been touring all over the country with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

All ticket sales/ reservations are final!

If for some reason you purchase and can not attend we do thank you for your support!

~The Black Lion Inc. team.


Black Lion Inc. Presents: Michael Mwenso All Stars & Brianna Thomas

  • Billy Holiday 100 Flyer FrontDate: Saturday, August 22, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
  • Location: At the Tabernacle

From the Producers of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis concert at the Tabernacle in 2013, Black Lion Inc will again be presenting its third annual event, a tribute to the legendary Billie Holiday for the 100th anniversary of her birth!

Lincoln Center’s very own Late night host Michael Mwenzo and The All Stars and featuring the incredible voice of Brianna Thomas will be ending our summer 2015 concert series.

Don’t miss this incredible show!

All ticket sales/ reservations are final!

If for some reason you purchase and can not attend we do thank you for your support!

~The Black Lion Inc. team.

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Lantern Painting & Grand Illumination 2015!

Painted LanternJoin us at the Tabernacle on Tuesday, August 18th and paint your very own 2015 paper lantern. It’s an annual Campground favorite and the perfect way to prepare for Grand Illumination Night.

Lantern Painting
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Times: 10:00 am-12:00 noon -and- 1:00-3:00 pm
Fee: $15 per session
Location: At the Tabernacle

After painting your lantern, join us on the  following day, Wednesday, August 19th, for the highlight of the summer — Grand Illumination Night!

Immediately following the Community Sing and band concert held at the Tabernacle, the Campground’s lights will go off and then thousands of colorful paper lanterns adorning the Tabernacle and our 350 historic Victorian cottages are lit in what is always the most spectacular night of the season. We hope to see you there!

Grand Illumination5Grand Illumination Night
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: At the Tabernacle
~ F r e e   W i l l   O f f e r i n g ~

Grand Illumination Night is an annual Free Will Offering (FWO) event that encourages guests to give what they can. We are a non-profit organization, and we are grateful for the generosity of our community members and friends who give what they can to make this amazing evening possible.

 

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MVCMA Speaker Series: Paul Greenberg, Author of American Catch

American-Catch-Greenberg

The MVCMA is pleased to present
a special lecture by

Paul Greenberg,
the James Beard Award winning bestselling author of
Four Fish and American Catch.

Date: August 24, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Tabernacle

This is a Free Will Offering Event.

About American Catch:

In American Catch, award-winning author Paul Greenberg takes the same skills that won him acclaim in Four Fish to uncover the tragic unraveling of the nation’s seafood supply—telling the surprising story of why Americans stopped eating from their own waters.

In 2005, the United States imported five billion pounds of seafood, nearly double what we imported twenty years earlier. Bizarrely, during that same period, our seafood exports quadrupled. American Catch examines New York oysters, Gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to reveal how it came to be that 91 percent of the seafood Americans eat is foreign.

  • Investigative Reporters & Editors Book Award, Finalist 2014

Paul Greenberg is also the author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food. Photo: Justin Schein/Courtesy of Penguin Press

Paul Greenberg is also the author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food. Photo: Justin Schein/Courtesy of Penguin Press

Paul Greenberg is the author of the James Beard Award winning New York Times bestseller Four Fish and a regular contributor to The New York Times. He has also written for National Geographic Magazine, GQ, The Times (of London), Vogue, and lectures on seafood and the environment around the world. He is currently a fellow with The Safina Center and a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation. His next book American Catch, the story of how we lost and how we might regain American local seafood, was published by The Penguin Press in June of 2014 and was featured on Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Paul Greenberg lectures widely on seafood and ocean sustainability. His lecture venues have included Google headquarters, the United States Supreme Court, Harvard University, Yale University, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Culinary Institute of America, Paine & Partner’s annual shareholders meeting, The Nature Conservancy, UC Santa Barbara, the New York Explorer’s Club, Trout Unlimited and many other public, private and educational institutions. He has also led private guided dinners at some of the US’s leading restaurants from Le Bernardin and Blue Hill in New York to North Pond in Chicago to Chez Panisse in Berkeley.

For more information, please visit Paul Greenberg’s website, friend him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter.

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Spiritual Life: Rev. Michael Price

Sunday Services with Rev. Michael Price

Rev. Michael Price

Rev. Michael Price

August 16 – Sermon: Simple is In
Preaching from Mark 12: 28-34

Church: Palm Lake Christian Church, St. Petersburg, FL

Bio: Interim Minister Palm Lake Christian Church. Increased weekly attendance by 25% – 2014 – Present: Previously Senior Minister First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Washington, NC. Increased membership while there 2003-2014, Smyrna Christian Church (Disciples of Christ, Bruington, VA. Where the church Increased youth involvement in the church. 1991-2003: Reverend Price earned his Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University and his Doctor of Education from The George Washington University.

 Bible Studies

August 17
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Location: Under the Tent
Talk Title: The Resurrection in Retrospect: Part I

August 20
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Location: Under the Tent
Talk Title: The Resurrection in Retrospect: Part II

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MVCMA Speaker Event: Sierra Leone — The Scourge of Ebola and the Crisis of Faith”

Join us for the special MVCMA Speaker Series

Sierra Leone: The Scourge of Ebola and the Crisis of Faith”
with Father Augustine Bangalie

Father Augustine BangalieDate: August 14, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: At the Tabernacle

This is a Free Will Offering Event. All proceeds from the offering will go to support Ebola relief in Sierra Leone.

On Friday, August 14 at 8pm, at the Tabernacle, The Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association is very proud to have Father Augustine Bangalie, visiting Roman Catholic Priest at the Good Shepherd Parish of Martha’s Vineyard and a native of Sierra Leone, will be talking about the Ebola crisis in Africa and how faith is an integral aspect of the solution.

Father Bangalie has been a visiting Priest with the Good Shepherd Parish on Martha’s Vineyard for a number of years.

Father Bangalie had just left Sierra Leone for the Vineyard in June 2014 when the Ebola health crisis escalated in Sierra Leone. He remained in close touch with his family, friends and the Church, observing the deteriorating health situation in his home country. After his usual summer ministering in the Good Shepherd parish on the Vineyard, Fr. was not able to go back home since flights to Sierra Leone were suspended as a result of the Ebola crisis. So he stayed on in the parish until December of 2014.

Bangalie at P A FestFr. Bangalie is again in Good Shepherd parish this summer and comes to reflect/share the experience of his people in enduring the scourge of Ebola, and how the Ebola crisis has and continues to affect the lives and faith of his people. He will be critically reflecting on the three major religions in Sierra Leone: Christianity, Islam and Traditional/indigenous religions, looking at, on the one hand, how they have contributed to spreading of the Ebola disease – leading to a crisis of faith and how these religious traditions have now become major channels to help curb the scourge of Ebola.

Fr. briefly visited Sierra Leone in May where the Ebola health crisis still reels though very much under control. Under control, yes; but not out of the woods yet! Much work remains to be done and Ebola is a constant issue in Africa.

Come to the Tabernacle on Friday, August 14 to hear Father Bangalie discuss Ebola, Faith and the crisis in Africa.

A free-will offering will be taken. All proceeds from the offering will go to support Ebola relief in Sierra Leone.

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MVCMA Board Application Deadline Extended

The deadline for submitting an application to join the MVCMA Board of Directors is extended to Friday, August 14, at 10:00 a.m., either online or in the office.  Materials and information about joining the board are available at http://www.mvcma.org/leaseholder-guest-info/board-membership/

  • Informal Information Session about Joining the Board – Wednesday, August 12, 4 pm – in the Tent
  • Deadline for submitting application/nomination for possible election to the Board – Friday, August 14, 10 a.m.
  • Meet & Greet Reception for Prospective Board Members – Saturday, August 15 – 3 pm – in the Tent
  • MVCMA Board Meeting, including election of new Board Members – Saturday, August 22
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Annual 2015 Cottage Tour — Walk Through This Year’s Featured Cottages

Historic Gingerbread Cottage Tour
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

This year’s Cottage Tour brings you inside a new group of 6 distinctive Gingerbread Cottages located in the historic Martha’s Vineyard Camp-Meeting Association. The ticket price of $25 includes entrance into the 6 cottages, an amazing selection of homemade treats & goodies as well as a visit to the Cottage Museum.

Advance tickets are available online or in person at the Cottage Museum. Tour tickets may be purchased on August 12th at the Tabernacle or at the Cottage Museum. Proceeds of the tour will benefit the Tabernacle Restoration Fund. For more information, call 508-693-0525 purchase at the Tabernacle.

Cottage Tour Details
Date: Wednesday, August 12
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (tickets sold until 2:00 p.m.)
Ticket Price*: $25.00 (purchase at the the Tabernacle)

*Funds received go toward the Tabernacle Restoration Fund.

For all online purchases, you may pick up your tickets at the Tabernacle on August 12th. When picking up your tickets, please bring your receipt, if possible.

Featured Cottages for the 2015 Tour!

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