6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Longboat Key, FL 34228

(941) 383-6491


Tuesday, August 23, 2022

From Rev. Brock Patterson

"What Will Happen? Is the Writing on the Wall?"

What will happen? I wish I had the answer. If I knew about an upcoming injury or illness, I could avoid the activity or see my doctor ahead of time. If I knew about a future decision that would hurt other people, I would quickly change my mind. If I could predict the stock market, I could finally buy another car.  If any of this information is among the Writing on my Wall, I can't read it.

Last week my daughter and her roommate took a break from graduate school to pay dad a visit at the beach. Like always, I tried to help them predict and control the future by offering them valuable wisdom and sound advice.  Yeah, isn't that what every daughter wants during her beach vacation? Haha! Unlikely, but they got it, anyway.  

As a pair of talented 22-year old young women, the Writing on their Walls looks very different than mine.  Their walls still appear to be written in hieroglyphics, while much of mine has already been translated into a variety of warning signs.  That's why I feel compelled to offer them wisdom and advice, so they can learn from my mistakes and become successful without having to experience the pain of my failures. 

All this pontification has helped me discover something:  All of us still have some Writing on our Walls that has yet to be translated. And guess what? The uncertainty about the future is an opportunity for us to make choices that are positive, gracious, and generous. Yeah, we may not be able to reverse the clocks and take advantage of knowing the future, but our Faith in GOD is still significant enough to help us find the eternal treasure available to everyone.  

Instead of trying to translate the Writing on our Walls, I think we'll find it's much easier to buy a new Sharpie and do some writing of our own. We still have something to say about what is Written on the Walls!

God Bless. Brock.


Refreshments Needed!

Goodies for Fellowship Hour following the Sunday Worship Services are running out.

Please consider picking up something to donate next time you are at the grocery store or make your favorite dessert, bread, muffins, etc.

Items can be donated at anytime, especially if some of them can be stored in our freezer for future use!

To help, please contact Vickie Van Meier at

 (941) 388-7284 or


August 28, 2022

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Shifting Sands

will meet this week 

Thursday, August 25th

Join us for Support and Encouragement!

Group meets weekly - upstairs in the Chapel

(except for the 3rd Thursday of each month) 

Click Here for more information about Shifting Sands

Would you like to honor or remember

someone with flowers in Worship?

Would you like to sponsor

special music during Worship?

Email the Chapel Office at

or call (941) 383-6491

and we'll help make it possible.


Amy James

Barbara Childress



Dennis Cooper



Ethel Doughty



Betty Jo Haas

Kelly Johnson

Jaclyn Lenhart and Family

Kathy Logsdon


Michael Kinney

Mike and Chris Dawson

Nancy Carol Morgan

Rogers Family


Sean Walsh


our service men and women


and it’s on HALLOWEEN


Historical Manatee County Dinner and Walking Tour

Downtown Bradenton

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

Sign-up sheet is in Shook Hall


$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


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



Call Valarie Evanko at (330) 806-2351


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