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New Here? Visitors FAQ

We understand it’s a challenge to visit a new church.  We hope this information will help ease the challenge. Our aim is that you leave feeling loved and as though you have found a new “home.”

Don’t put off a visit until you think it’s the perfect time or you are exactly where you want to be in life. Just come as you are.  We do!

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What will a first visit be like?

You will be warmly greeted at the door and given a bulletin, which will have all the information you need for the morning.  A few steps in, you will be embraced by simple beauty, as you find yourself at eye level with the forest, through large glass windows that dominate the room. 

What are worship services like?

Our worship style is “casual traditional”. Services last about an hour.  We sing, we pray together and for each other, we read and teach from the bible, we share Christ’s peace with each other.  There are times of quiet and often there is laughter.  No drums or flashing lights. You can choose to how you want to participate.  We won’t single you out or ask you to stand up in front of everyone. 

What should I wear?

Clothes.  Seriously, just wear clothes.  If you wear a nice dress, or a suit and tie, you won’t be alone.  If you wear jeans and a t-shirt, you’ll fit right in. Simply come as you are. 

Is there anything to do before and after worship?

Before service, at 9 am, there is a class for adults, to dig into scripture or a topic in a conversational style. You can join the choir as they practice music for the morning service.

After the service, you can enjoy coffee, tea, goodies and conversation, or you can slip out the back.   

What about my children?

Children aretreasured here and welcome in the worship service, noise, wiggles and all.  We have “worship bags’ that contain quiet activities for families to enjoy.  We have a Children’s room full of books and toys and love.  It is at the back of the worship space, has a huge glass window and the sound is piped in, so families can use this space and still participate in worship. 

Is someone going to ask me for money or to sign up for something?  

As guests, we don’t expect your money.  The financial support of the congregation is the responsibility of the people who are committed to the vision and mission of Chapel by the Sea. You are welcome to “add your 2 cents” but it is not expected.  You won’t get “roped” into anything.   

Location and Parking

We are one block east of Highway 101, nestled in the treetops above the Hilltop Café.

Just south of the Outlet Mall, turn east (away from the ocean) onto 19th street.

Make the first right (Lee Street). 

We are at the end of the block.

Click here for a map. 

There is parking right in front of the church, with several spots reserved for first time visitors.  There is also street parking and overflow at the Head Start parking lot directly across the street.

Get Involved

Knitting

This band of creative people meet on Mondays to do knitting crafts. They make hats, mittens, prayer shawls, lap blankets and other items to distribute to members, the hospital, schools and homeless.  They started a new project of making neck cowls for women in Bangladesh, through Basha (one of our mission aid groups. .

Warm & Dry

This long running program provides laundry services and warm clothing to those in need.  An average of 30 persons a month were served in 2019.  We work with the owners of Posh Wash (Martin and Bernadette Sleap of Glasgow, Scotland) and use their laundry Mat facility.   Warm and Dry also partner with Homeless Solutions, Chance LC Resource Center and Beach Town Charities. 

Book Club

Meets once a month to study a book.  The books read and studied are not always religious.  During the month everyone will read the book on their own and then someone will volunteer to teach abit about the book and then led the discussion.

End Human Trafficking

This is a new program for our congregation that we started in 2019.  The aim is to educate the community about human trafficking in general, and on the coast specifically.  A workshop was held at CBTS in June with over 90 people in attendance.  Volunteers also lend support during court cases. 

Christian Education & Small groups

The educational functions of the church continue with good results, many have expressed their great satisfaction with the program that they have adopted.  The congregation is one which is eager to continue to learn and grow in understanding of the Bible. Overall the teaching functions of the pastors in the worship services are very strong and admirable and form a strong center.

Overall, the spiritual life of the church is being consistently enhanced by the new learning and reviews.

Sunday Morning Adult Christian Education 

Meets every Sunday morning before worship at 9 am.  The Sunday morning bible class currently is studying the book of Ephesians.

Wednesday Morning Sermon Scripture Study

Meets every Wednesday morning at 9:30 to study at Sambos Restaurant.  The focus of the study is to focus on the passage(s) to be used in the coming Sunday’s worship service and is led by the pastor or others who will be preaching the upcoming Sunday.

Thursday Bible Study

Bible Study Fellowship continued to meet every other Thursday and has been studying of the Book of John.

Soup with Friends

This is a time of soup, bread and fellowship at the pastor’s home or another location ass announced.  This group meets every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:30. The group averages about 12 and there is always room for more.  Every week the makeup of the group changes, some come once, and some attend every week.  We begin with a meal and then during the meal we usually will have a question that we all talk about.  We close the evening with group singing and then prayer.  This is a good way to get to know others in the congregation  

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Partnerships

Head Start

Head Start supports children’s growth and development through Early Learning Education, Health, and Family Well Being. As our closest neighbor, we share a wonderful relationship and love the many activities that link Head Start and Chapel by the Sea; a Children’s Art Gallery, a reading program, Christmas gifts, serving on the community advisory board, and visiting with each other, as we share  parking space.

My Safe Place 

http://mysistersplace.us/

My Safe Place (formerly, My Sisters Place ) delivers comprehensive support those affected by interpersonal violence in Lincoln County by providing shelter, practical assistance, promoting community awareness, and actively working to change community norms around violence.  Our relationship with My Safe Place began with founder, Alice Simms, a member of Chapel by the Sea.  That important relationship continues through the Board of Directors, financial support and involvement in activities.

Young Life 

https://lincolncity.younglife.org/Pages/default.aspx

Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.   The Young Life mission is – Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. ​ Chapel by the Sea actively supports Young Life Lincoln City hosting them in our space, providing meals and snacks, funds and through participation on the Board of Directors.

Basha  

http://bashaboutique.com/

In the Bengali language basha means ‘house’ and asha means ‘hope’. Basha is the house of hope we’re building in Bangladesh.  Basha provides a sustainable livelihood for women at risk and survivors of trafficking, providing a seamless transition for the women, with ongoing counselling, support, education, training and child-care services.  Women gain job skills and the opportunity to develop into leaders and entrepreneurs. At Basha, products are designed to tread lightly on the earth. Each piece is handmade using locally sourced materials including recycled saris, brass, copper and silver.

Chapel by the Sea partners with Basha through financial support, markets to sell their beautiful products and specialized expertise in support of the program in Bangladesh.

Lincoln city Church News: https://lcchurchnews.com/

Presbyterian Church (USA)   https://www.pcusa.org/

Cascades Presbytery  https://www.cascadespresbytery.org/

Grateful for God’s saving grace

Joyfully alive in Jesus Christ! We are grateful to be a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination with its focus on inclusion, spirituality, mission, education and justice work.
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