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.

All programs are postponed until further notice.

 Sermons and Bulletins available online.

After prayerful discernment, analysis of the data and dialogue with one another,

the Session of Chapel by the Sea voted unanimously to delay in-person

worship until September 13, 2020. Keep in mind that this is a tentative date;

the Session meets weekly and continues to monitor the situation.

Greetings to our Chapel Family & Friends –


Independence Day is a time to remember our freedoms and thank God for them.


               For you were called to freedom, brethren;

               only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh,

               but through love serve one another.

                                                                                       Galatians 5:13


This scripture is more poignant today than ever before. With a fractured nation, we must open ourselves us to each other. Look pass the obvious differences and celebrate what we have in common, that we are all children of God.

​​Important Church information –

            Phone number:                                             (239) 463-3173


            Website and Online Giving:               

            Facebook Page:                                             chapelbytheseafmb

            Pastor Steve Adkison:                                  (573) 822-8695 /

            Parish Nurse, Ann Fossum:                         (239) 463-3173 ext. 13 /

Sunday Worship Services will continue to be available on our Facebook page and website. For those not using Facebook, you may now go directly to the website, click on the SERMON heading, then choose sermon date that you want to view. On the bottom right of the video box there is a small box [ ], click on that to enlarge to a full screen.


The Sunday Worship Bulletins are also available online. On the website, click on the NEWS heading; then select 2020 Bulletins; then choose the bulletin for the current Sunday. You should be able to print a copy before the service begins to help you follow along. The file is a PDF format.


If you have a prayer request that you would like to add to the bulletin, please send the request by e-mail at or call the church office. The request will appear in the next uploaded bulletin.

Study and Prayer with Pastor –

1. Solomon's Porch every Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. via the ZOOM app

Study Book: Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics to Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb by Keith Giles. The book can be order on Amazon for $17 or Kindle edition for $0.99.

You will enter the ZOOM waiting room and be admitted to the meeting from there, allowing no need for a password. Simply copy and paste the link below into your browser.

2. Bible & Prayer every Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. via the ZOOM app

You will enter the ZOOM waiting room and be admitted to the meeting from there, allowing no need for a password. Simply copy and paste the link below into your browser.


If you have questions prior to the meetings, please contact Pastor Steve at or Diane Means at



Finances –


June 30th was the last day of the fiscal year 2019/2020. This marked the end of a very difficult season, one that could be not have been foreseen. As we embarked on the new fiscal year 2020/2021, we can start to look forward and hope for a return to some normalcy, in whatever form it takes.


Next week, the Finance Committee will give an update on the closing figures and report on the status of the new budget.

Thank you for your commitment and steadfast support of Chapel by the Sea.

Member Update –


We are happy to report that Doug Greer is on the mend and in good spirits. Please keep the Greer Family – Doug, Dobbin, Jacob and Miffie in your prayers.



Looking Ahead –


Broadway Palm has published its new fall schedule. Anita Turner has reserved four shows for the upcoming season. It seems far away, especially in light of all that’s going on in the world. Check out the following dates and let Anita know if you have any interest in attending a performance. She can be reach at (239) 357-9883.

            Wednesday, October 21                   Mama Mia

            Wednesday, December 9                 Holiday Inn

            Wednesday, January 20                  Happy Days

            Wednesday, February 24                 On Your Feet

Worship Services at Chapel by the Sea

Sunday Service:
Sunday Worship Services are held at 10:00 a.m.,

with an additional 8:00 a.m. worship service from

January 1st through Easter Sunday.

Communion is offered on the first Sunday of every month.

Blue Christmas Worship Service

Thursday, December 19, 7:00 p.m.


Christmas Eve Services:
Candlelight Services are offered at 7:00 p.m.and 9:00 p.m.

Easter Services:

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.


We are located on Fort Myers Beach in the

2500 block of Estero Blvd at 100 Chapel Street.

Phone: 239-463-3173

Fax: 239-463-0256

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2997
Fort Myers Beach, Fl 33932

(239) 463-3173

100 Chapel Street

Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

©2019 Chapel By The Sea