Escape to Create

Escape to Create Ensemble All through January musicians from Escape to Create will be performing sacred liturgical masterpieces for the Renaissance and Baroque eras during Sunday worship services. The Escape to Create Ensemble includes: Jacob Mason, Piano Sebastian Ortega, Cello Andrew Samaresekara, Violin Hannah Culbreth, […]

Filling Empty Places

The Chapel at Seaside Sunday – December 23, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. 4th Sunday of ADVENT: LOVE! PRELUDES Jeff and Betty Nichols “O Come All Ye Faithful” Hymn 199 WELCOME Gary Wingo SCRIPTURE “Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, […]

The Tablet of the Heart

The Chapel at Seaside

Sunday – December 2, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.

1st Sunday of ADVENT: HOPE!

(Candle: Pete and Debbie Pearson)


Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” Hymn 13

WELCOME Gary Wingo


Show me Your ways, Lord. Teach me Your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my HOPE is in you all day long. Remember, Lord, Your great Mercy and Love, for they are from old.” Psalm 25:4-6

O Come, All Ye Faithful” Hymn 199

MESSAGE Gary Wingo

ADVENT HOPE: THE Tablet of the Heart”


Hark! the Herald Angels Sing” Hymn 192

Benediction Gary Wingo


Christ Himself was like God in everything. But He did not think being equal with God was something to be used for His own benefit. But He gave up His place with god and made Himself nothing. He was born as a man and became like a servant.” Philippians 2:6-7 NCV

In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will, in order that we, who were the first to put our HOPE in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.  And you also were included in Christ when you heard the Message of Truth, the Gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit…” Ephesians 1:11-13 – Pg, 1815

We have this HOPE as an ANCHOR for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf.” Hebrews 6:19-20 – Pg. 1866

Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths. Ask where the Good Way is and walk in it, and you will find REST for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16 – Pg. 1183

Chapel Events

*GREETERS: Kenny and Debi Frey

*MEN’S BIBLE STUDY! Wednesday, 8 a.m. at the Chapel.

The Gospel of MARK – “Earth Up”!

*WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: On Christmas Break

*The Chapel at Seaside supports the Seagrove Garden Club’s Flower Shuttle Mission! The Seagrove Garden Club turns donated flowers into arrangements that benefit local hospitals, nursing homes, and people in need. See Debbie Schneider – 630.542.0543


THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS HEARTS! Your Christmas Gifts for the kids are due TODAY!


  • Contributions accepted online
  • Bill Evett’s Songs available for download!

The Chapel at Seaside Pastor – Gary Wingo

Gary Wingo has served as a Young Life Area Director and as a Pastor in Marietta, GA and Vail, CO. He has been involved in International Missions, teaching in various countries. Gary and his wife, Jan, have two daughters and a granddaughter!

The Chapel at Seaside Music Pastor – Bill Evett

Bill Evett has performed in cities across the U.S. as a solo artist and worship leader. He has written and recorded several compilations of original Christian music. Bill and his wife, Betsy, have three daughters, three sons-in-law and grandbabies!

Bill’s music also available on the Chapel website for download only and at the Hospitality Table for $5.00. All proceeds go to Walton County Benevolence Ministries!

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The Chapel at Seaside

658 Forest Street (Seaside) Mail: P.O. Box 4936

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459

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Western side of the Chapel.

Lost and Found

“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him. Truly He is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Fortress, I will never be shaken. My salvation and honor depend on God; He is my Mighty Rock, my Refuge. Trust in […]

Dinner with the King

“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him. Truly He is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Fortress, I will never be shaken. My salvation and honor depend on God; He is my Mighty Rock, my Refuge. Trust in […]

Made For Glory!

Did you know YOU were made for Glory?

Recently, Eugene Petersen passed away – many of you know him as the one responsible for THE MESSAGE, a paraphrase of God’s Word.  He coined phrases like “Learn the unforced rhythms of Grace“, from Matthew 11:28-30.  But the one Scripture that really woke me up, rekindling my soul tis the truth that I am made for Glory by the power of Christ in me – Ephesians 1:4-6:

“Long before He laid down Earth’s foundations, He had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of His LOVE, to be made whole and holy by His LOVE. Long, long ago He decided to adopt us into His family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure He took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the CELEBRATION of His lavish gift-giving by the hand of His Beloved Son.”  Ephesians 1:4-6 – The MESSAGE

You and I have been lavishly endowed by Christ to experience the depth of our Father’s love!  It’s not that He simply “loved” us, but the overwhelming fact that we were, before time and creation existed, settled on as a focus of God’s love.  Simply put, that means, because of the Grace of Jesus Christ, we have been adopted into Father God’s family, made whole and holy by the Holy Spirit Himself.  And our Lord actually took great pleasure, great joy in designing our salvation and transformation into “jars of clay” containing the very Glory of Christ Himself!

So, CELEBRATE!  Live that Glory!  We have been included through Christ in us, the Hope of Glory!  You and me – loved outrageously, purposed powerfully, secured forever, arms wrapped around us – our Heavenly DAD generously lavishing His Grace and Truth upon us.  All because our Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit desire a personal, intimate relationship with you and me.  So indeed, celebrate – you are loved.  Now that’s GLORY!

Fellowship at Prominence

What a FUN time of food a fellowship! We invited everyone to join us at the Prominence community pool after Sunday service and we must have had sixty people make it. Thanks to Brandon and Susie for all your hard work preparing for the gathering and […]

A Whole New Wardrobe

The Chapel at Seaside Sunday – November 4, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. Listen to this sermon now: “…to bestow on them a CROWN OF BEAUTY instead of ashes, the oil of JOY instead of mourning, and a garment of PRAISE instead of a spirit […]

Hurricane Michael

Today, the weather is cool, bright and sunny – belying the fact that a few miles east of here, people are fighting for their very lives.
I find myself emotional, thankful, frustrated, saddened, and even full of Joy – all at once.
Thankful we didn’t face the brunt of Hurricane Michael… saddened by the reality of people losing everything they owned. And today, after the storm has passed on, there are people in our area, at the same time enjoying the beauty of a South Walton day on the beach… and people east of here doing their best to just survive.
Just east there are 1st responders doing their best in Search and Rescue operations – hoping to find anyone trapped by the storm’s destruction. I watch the helicopters flying back and forth taking the injured to hospitals west of here, praying for each flight and the ones inside.

On Sunday, October 14th at 10 a.m., the Chapel conducted a Special Service. We had a time of thanksgiving, gathering to listen together for God’s Voice and encouragement. Here’s is a video of this service

In this sobering time of stark realities, I find myself most grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ, who stood against storms in nature and those in our own souls and did not, has not in His Almighty Love deserted us! And I am comforted by the Words of Psalm 23 which apply so well to circumstances – dire or joyous:

“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside the still, quiet waters,
He restores my soul.
He guides me down the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemy.
You anoint my head with oil – my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

This day is the time to Love, Listen, Respond wisely when the Holy Spirit says “GO!” and PRAY:
“O Lord, my Lord – help me to listen to Your Voice and choose MERCY.”

God Bless You and Yours,
Pastor Gary


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The Chapel at Seaside
Hurricane Relief
PO BOX 4936
Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459

Halloween 2018

It’s that time of year again! We need a lot of candy donations for the hundreds of trick or treaters who come through our set-up in Ruskin Park every year. Candy donations can be dropped off in the bins we will have in the Chapel foyer. […]