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.

Click on the Sermons heading above to access videos and bulletins.

                                      We are so thrilled that we will be able to worship together,

                                      in-person, this Sunday, April 11, at 10AM. By adhering to the

                                      CDC guidelines, we hope that everyone will feel safe and

                                      be able to participate fully in the service.


                                      At the conclusion of the service, Chapel will hold its annual

meeting to present a group of new Elders as well as vote on the Pastor’s terms of call. To access reports, click on the Annual Reports button.


Following the meeting, everyone is invited to a limited Coffee Hour. We are asking everyone to be mindful of social distancing on the Veranda and in Silver Hall. Each table will seat four people. Pastries will be individually wrapped and coffee will be served when requested.




Study and Prayer with Pastor


                                 1) Solomon’s Porch Discussion Group every

                                     Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. via the ZOOM app.

                                     For the full study outline, click on the Reading Outline


                                2) Bible & Prayer every Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m.

                                     via the ZOOM app.

                            For both meetings 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





                                                         Good News for Coffee Drinkers!

                                                         Health update provided by Dr. Lynda Hicks.

                                                               Lynda serves on Chapel’s Board of Deacons.

Recent studies have shown significant health benefits for those drinking 2-3 cups of coffee per day.

Caffeine is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about coffee.  Many avoid caffeine because of rapid heartbeat, anxiety, jitteriness and insomnia. Some however are less sensitive and can drink coffee all day long without unpleasant effects.


Studies have shown that caffeine protects against Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease.  Just one cup of coffee per day has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke. Caffeine can ward off heart failure. It may reduce the risk of developing diabetes.  It has been shown to reduce the risk of suicide.


Though some of the benefits of drinking coffee can be related to caffeine, coffee beans contain many other substances, which may improve your health. Coffee is rich in antioxidants, which are anti-inflammatory and protect against heart disease and stroke. Both regular and decaffeinated coffee help prevent liver disease and reduce risk of colon cancer.  


With all these benefits, there is no recommendation to take up the habit.  Pregnant women should certainly avoid caffeine.  And you probably already know if coffee is not for you.  Rather there is no need now to feel guilty about your daily fix, so long as you don't load it with sugar, syrups and cream!





Worship Services at Chapel by the Sea

When Chapel re-opens its doors, the services planned

will follow the below schedule.

Sunday Service
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 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.

(239) 463-3173

100 Chapel Street

Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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