The second Sunday of November will mark the beginning of the 72nd season of Sunday worship services at the Historic Captiva Chapel by the Sea. Inviting all to attend the Chapel’s inter-denominational services is Rev. Larry Marshall, who with his wife Rosie, will begin their second year of a three year ministry. We are very happy to have them return. The setting and style of Captiva Chapel by the Sea opens possibilities for connections that are deep and nurturing. It lies right along the Gulf of Mexico. The gentle breezes off the Gulf, soaring ospreys and sea gulls, the gathering of people from different states, countries and faith traditions, the sounds of sacred music, all contribute to the soul-inspiring and spiritually uplifting experience. The Chapel is said by many to be, in the words of Celtic spirituality, a ‘thin place’ where God is uniquely present. The Chapel by the Sea is not just a cute little Church, “it is a place where God lives.”
Beginning November 8, 2020 and through the end of April 2021, in addition to the 11:00AM Sunday morning worship services, the Chapel is open daily for visitors to stop by and learn how this early-1900’s school house became this place where people come to pray and meditate, be baptized, join in marriage, renew wedding vows, and become motivated to assist humanity through various ministry and social outreach endeavors. In 2015 The Chapel Cemetery and The Captiva School/Chapel by the Sea were recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.
Because of the current coronavirus pandemic (COVID 19) things will be a little different in the way we worship. Here are some of our safety measures:
- Worship service will be held outside.
- Masks will be required before, during and after the service.
- Chairs will be strategically placed to achieve social distancing.
- Each Saturday we will videotape a Worship service which will be available online each Sunday Morning for those not able to attend the Sunday services in person.
Please visit our website, www.captivachapel.com for more information.
- Hand sanitizers will be available as you enter the Church grounds.
- The Order of Worship and Hymns (not hymnals) will be handed out each Sunday.
- There will be NO organized fellowship time after the service, but, you can certainly visit with friends old and new.
- During the week, access to visiting inside the Church will be limited, to ensure social distancing.
Captiva Chapel by the Sea is a mission church, offering support to not-for-profits in our area and around the world. Nearly half of our offerings go to support the following missions:
Glad Kids Early Learning Center; Community Cooperative; ECHO; El Hogar; Trailways Camps Legacy Fund, The Robert V & Benjamin G Miller Fund; F.I.S.H. of SanCap;
Community Housing and Resources CHR; Quality Life Center and The South Fort Myers Food Pantry.
Whether you are a vacationing visitor, spend your winter in Florida, or are fortunate enough to live here year-round, you’ll want to drop by and perhaps make Captiva Chapel By The Sea your spiritual home. Also, you’re invited to follow the Chapel on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Captiva-Chapel-By-The-Sea and visit the website: www.captivachapel.com You will find the Historic Captiva Chapel by the Sea next door to the Captiva Civic Association and Library at 11580 Chapin Lane.