Chapel by the Sea was the first church on our island and remains
a church for the community, welcoming all people seeking
to know and serve Christ. We are a mission for Jesus Christ and
a church for all seasons - seasons of life - seasons of the year -
seasons of our growth as Christians.
Now conducting in-person worship services. Masks required.
All other programs are still postponed until further notice.
Recorded Sermons and Bulletins available online.
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Dear friends of Chapel by the Sea and grace and peace to you!
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, "There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens." I might add that there is a time to say hello, and there is a time to say goodbye. As your Pastor for the last seven years, the time has now come for me to sadly say goodbye to my Chapel family. After many months of prayer and discernment, I have accepted a Call to be the next Solo Pastor at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church in Shelter Island, New York, which is a part of the Long Island Presbytery.
My last Sunday at Chapel will be on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, and my new call begins on June 1. With that said, I have enjoyed serving you and am grateful for how this church both rejoiced and mourned with me as we walked together along our faith journey.
God already has in mind who your next Pastor will be, and I'm certain that as the Apostle Paul said in Philippians 1:6, "Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you, will be faithful to complete it..." I love you Chapel by the Sea and will miss you dearly!
In Christ's love, Pastor Steve
Rev. Dr. Stephen D. Adkison
B.A., M.Div., D.Min.
Notification: Chapel will hold its annual congregational meeting on Sunday, May 9, following the worship service at 11:15 am. New Elders will be presented to the congregation. Everyone is welcome to attend. Affiliate members are encouraged to participate in the discussion but only active members may vote.
If you are an active member and unable to join us in person, you may vote through the ZOOM App. Simply copy and paste the link below into your browser, which will direct you to the ZOOM waiting room. From there you will be admitted to the meeting, allowing no need for a password.
Finance and Stewardship
All Christians are but God’s stewards.
Everything we have is on loan from the Lord,
entrusted to us for a while to use in serving Him.
Thank you for your faithfulness in all ways and all times.
Blessings of good health!
Fiscal Year July ‘20- June’21
Month of May thru 05/07
ACTUAL INCOME $13,180
PROJECTED EXPENSES $27,984
Tithing? Do You? Could You?
Worship Services at Chapel by the Sea
Chapel is now holding in-person Worship Services.
Sunday Worship Services are held at 10:00 a.m.,
Communion is offered on the first Sunday of every month.
Christmas Eve Services
Candlelight Services are offered at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday, 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Ash Wednesday Service
Ash Wednesday, 12:00 p.m.
Maundy Thursday Service
Thursday, 7:00 p.m.