6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Longboat Key, Florida 34228

(941) 383-6491


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

From Rev. Brock Patterson

"Fall Dreams of a Full Sanctuary"

Woohoo! The first day of Fall is Thursday, September 22. I’ve always loved this time of year. It makes me remember those many days of wearing flannel shirts, splitting firewood, and preparing for the upcoming hunting seasons. Alas, now that I live in paradise, I’ve traded my flannels and boots for tropical shirts and boat shoes. However, I find that I’m just as happy about the arrival of Fall, especially with the return of our snowbirds.  I’m excited to see our friends again and I’m  eagerly anticipating the gatherings that are being planned!

But of course, I wouldn’t be a proper pastor if I wasn’t also excited to see the Chapel sanctuary full again. Sure, worship attendance has been very good this summer at your Chapel, which is probably why I'm eagerly anticipating the sanctuary to be full again this Fall.

However, it's easy to forget that the Chapel doesn’t have to be full to be effective in

accomplishing the tasks that God needs us to complete. One of the lessons that we learned through COVID is that even a worldwide pandemic can’t stop God’s blessings. Though I might want a full sanctuary, God doesn't need it to provide enough blessings for us to share with our neighbors.

No matter what, God will provide for everything if I trust the LORD with all of my heart and soul. I might be hoping and praying for God to respond in a certain way, but God might know an even better way to accomplish His objectives.

Stay safe and healthy! God is doing some wonderful things at your Chapel because of you!

God Bless. Brock.


September 25, 2022

Sermon Title

"Fight the Good Fight"


1 Timothy 6

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Click Here: Sunday, September 25th Worship

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"Drats!" After much prayer and consideration, our own Janie Peterson has decided to step back from Chapel employment and continue at the Chapel as a dedicated volunteer. As a result, our Office Manager position is open! Do you know someone who might be interested? If so, have them contact Rev. Brock or Susan Schaefer at the Chapel Office. Expected hours needed for the position are Monday - Thursday, 8 am to 3 pm. 

Shifting Sands Support Group

meets this week

Thursday, September 22nd

You don't have to do life alone!

For questions please contact

Jeffrey Nunes

Pastoral Care Coordinator

(941) 383-6491 or (941) 567-8078

Click Here for more information about Shifting Sands


Charitable Outreach in Action

It’s September and that means

school is in full swing.

Charitable Outreach is asking for donations of all sizes of young people’s socks and shoe laces. Amazon (don’t forget to use your AmazonSmile account) has fun socks and shoelaces of all kinds.  Take a look at the twirling, no tie laces in neon colors.

A donation basket is located in Shook Fellowship Hall.



Monday, October 3rd


Choir rehearsals are scheduled to begin Monday, October 3, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel. If you enjoy singing and would like to share your voice with our choir, please join us! 

For questions, please contact our Music Director, Maurice Overholt, at or (941) 405-9354.



Monday, October 10th


The next meeting of the Chapel Book Club will be on October 10th at noon at the Lazy Lobster.

Please sign up on the list in Shook Fellowship Hall at the Chapel or let Judy Achre know at if you plan to attend.

The book we will be discussing is Sooley by John Grisham



Sunday, October 16th

Sign Up Sheet is Available in Shook Fellowship Hall.

Hosted by June Hessel.


Saturday, October 22nd


The Revival Team and Pastor Brock are inviting all Chapel members and anyone in the community who desires to have a blessing placed on their favorite buddy, furry or otherwise, to join in celebrating our favorite pals. Animals of all sizes, shapes, furry or not so furry, cute, pretty, happy, big, little and in between (maybe a reptile or two) will be blessed. Each animal will receive a gift and a certificate. Mark your calendar for October 22, 2022, 9-11:00 am in the Chapel Garden. All pets must be on a leash or in a cage. It will be a fun and wonderful event and you are sure to meet your favorite friend’s favorite friend! (Those without pets, come and watch the parade; you will surely to go away with a smile on your face.)





Sunday, October 30th


Monday, October 31st

Author and historian Liz Reed will lead us on a 1-mile slow walking tour that will last approximately 90 minutes through downtown Bradenton giving us history and sometimes ghost stories that locals have shared with her.


Reservations Required

Limited to 20 people per Night


$20.00 per person for the Walking Tour and Guide

Tour Payment will be collected the night of the tour!


Dinner will be Separate Checks


Join us for dinner or walk

or BOTH!




Monday, October 31, 2022 – SOLD OUT (unless someone cancels)


Sunday, October 30, 2022 – Spots Still Available

******** MUST SIGN UP BY OCTOBER 22nd ********


4:00 pm   Meet in the chapel parking lot to carpool


5:00 pm   Dinner at Pier 22 Waterfront Restaurant


7:00 pm   Walking Tour will depart from City Hall in downtown Bradenton


Contact Valarie Evanko at

(330) 806-2351 or

for more information!

Would you like to honor or remember

someone with FLOWERS in Sunday Worship?

Would you like to sponsor

SPECIAL MUSIC during Sunday Worship?

Contact the Chapel Office

(941) 383-6491


Amy James



Dennis Cooper



Ethel Doughty



Betty Jo Haas

Kelly Johnson

Jaclyn Lenhart and Family

Kathy Logsdon


Michael Kinney

Mike and Chris Dawson

Nancy Carol Morgan

Pat Rios

Rogers Family


Sean Walsh


our service men and women


Thank you for your generosity!


  • Checks and/or money orders written out to Longboat Island Chapel.
  • Direct withdrawal from your bank to ours. Call the Chapel office at (941) 383-6491 for our routing and account numbers.
  • All major credit cards are accepted. Simply contact the Chapel office at (941) 383-6491 to charge your one-time gift.
  • Ongoing monthly support via your credit card. Office staff will be happy to debit your charge card at the beginning of each month in an amount established by you.
  • Support the Longboat Island Chapel via the "donate" button on our website at This may be one time or ongoing contribution, whichever you prefer!

Amazon will donate a percentage of each qualified purchase

to a designated organization of your choice.

Longboat Island Chapel is registered with Amazon and if you will select the Chapel as your designated organization, Amazon will donate a percentage of each qualified purchase to the Chapel. 

This is free money for the Chapel, so please, register today!


Instructions for Amazon Smile: Log into your Amazon account as normal. In the Amazon search bar, search for Amazon Smile. When you are asked to select a charitable organization, search for “Longboat Island Chapel”. Select the Chapel from the list and you are finished. Then, each time you shop on Amazon, always begin by searching for “Amazon Smile” in the search bar. When you do this, it automatically triggers your donation to the Chapel. Then, shop as normal.

Please help the Chapel by registering for Amazon Smile.

 Longboat Island Chapel

is registered with Amazon