Welcome to the Longboat Island Chapel
The Longboat Island Chapel is an Ecumenical Church that welcomes those of all faiths. Our mission is to be a congregation which is deeply ecumenical and committed to helping persons develop a vital faith in God. Our guiding principles are embodied in our Affirmation and Statement of Interfaith:
Love is the doctrine of this church;
the quest of truth its sacrament; and service is its prayer.
To dwell together in peace, to seek knowledge in freedom,
to serve humanity in fellowship,
to the end that all souls shall grow into harmony with the Divine.
Thus do we covenant with each other, and with God.
Statement of Interfaith:
You are welcome here. We are an open door through which persons of all faiths may pass, be understood and accepted; a community chapel that proclaims love as its doctrine.
We invite you to join us for Sunday Worship. The Prayer Chapel opposite the Sanctuary is always available for private prayer and meditation. Consecrated wafers for Communion are available in the Prayer Chapel.
NEW TIMES AND TWO OPTIONS FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE BEGINNING JANUARY 17TH: 9:00 A.M. AND 11:00 A.M., WITH FACEBOOK LIVE STREAM AT 11:00 A.M.
To view the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service live on Sunday, click the link below.
JANUARY 3RD WORSHIP SERVICE WITH REV. BROCK PATTERSON
The homily is entitled “Make 2021 Count” with scripture readings from Matthew 2: 1-12.
Click here to view the service.
A CONVERSATION ON HYMNALS
We hope you enjoy this Worship Service with a scripture reading from Ephesians 5: 17-21, and featuring “A Conversation on Hymnals” with Rev. Bill and Bonnie Wolfgram.The multi-cultural music featured in this service includes many selections from “The New Century Hymnal”, Copyright © 1995 The Pilgrim Press. Bah Hero and Victoria Lyons sing, joined by Bonnie, piano and Rev. Bill on percussion. When “The New Century Hymnal” was completed, Rev. Bill was chosen to join a team that traveled across the United States to introduce, demo and promote this new, more inclusive collection of hymns. During the service, he will describe this interesting experience. Bonnie will introduce the hymnals that impacted her life as a church musician.
Click here to view the YouTube video. Please ignore the mistake of the wrong month in the first frame.
WORSHIP SERVICE ABOUT SONGS
This Worship Service highlights music with a background of where the songs came from. With scripture reading from Acts 16: 16-34, the homily is entitled “Songs at Midnight”. Click here to view the YouTube video.
A DISCUSSION OF PRAYER
This video features Rev. Charlie Shook, MiMi Horwitz and Rev. Bill Friederich discussing the topic of “Prayer”. Click here to view the YouTube video.
Explore the Chapel’s Friendship Garden hosted by Greg Fiore. A BIG thank you to him, as well as the landscape maintenance company who works at the Chapel each Wednesday and the Grounds Grooming Group whose members volunteer their time monthly – some daily – to help maintain it (Richard Engel, Greg Fiore, Tom Giannico, Gordon Govalet, Diane and Warren Guse, John Holtzermann, Christine and Jeff Johnson, Jack Joyce, Bob Mazurek, Ingrid and Rusty McClellan, Karen and Sparky Pashkow, Susan Schaefer, Gene Wineland and Liz Yerkes).
Click here to view the tour.
The Lord’s Warehouse Thrift Shop is open with the following business hours. Donations are being accepted.
May – September
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
October – April
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.