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:
Affirmation: 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: It is an open door through which all may pass and be understood, to share their faith with anyone else without fear of ridicule or censure.
We invite you to join us for Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. Consecrated elements for Communion are available in the Chapel on the second, third, fourth and fifth Sundays of each month.
WATCH SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE LIVE AT 10:00 A.M.
Please be patient with a two-minute delay when you click the YouTube below. Once at the YouTube, look at the top right corner of the video screen for a white circle. Left-click that circle, then left-click the box that pops up that may say “Live Now” to see the Worship Service. This link will be provided by Saturday.
VIEW LAST SUNDAY’S SERVICE ON SEPTEMBER 27 THAT FEATURED A SERMON DELIVERED BY REVEREND BROCK PATTERSON
Reverend Patterson is the candidate for our new minister, as voted on by the Search Committee, as well as the Board of Trustees. The next step will be a congregational vote. The video of the Worship Service will be available to view on our website or Facebook beginning Wednesday, September 30.
Click here to view the YouTube video.
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 on Wednesdays and Saturdays in October with the following business hours. Donations are being accepted.
May – September
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
October – April
Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.