07/13/19 8:00am

The Reverend Jill Vogt will preach at the next Union Chapel Service.

Signal flags and vintage burgees will fly from the rafters of the historic Union Chapel in the Grove as a procession of Shelter Island Yacht Club officers and trustees join in the interdominational service this Sunday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. 


07/06/19 8:00am

David Lichtenstein, Ph.D.

Union Chapel in the Grove welcomes David Lichtenstein, Ph.D., and members of the Shelter Island Historical Society on Sunday, July 7 at 10:30 am. Dr. Lichtenstein will speak about “A Treasure Hidden in Plain Sight,” the history of the Japanese-style bridge in South Ferry Hills. Members of the Historical Society will participate in the service as readers and ushers.


08/08/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS Big Red, a Newfoundland, surveys the scene.

Big Red, a Newfoundland, surveys the scene.

“You made the pets we welcome in/ They’re wondrous blessings too./ With paws and whiskers, wings and fins,/ They offer praise to you.”

This is a verse from “O God Your Creatures Fill the Earth,” a hymn sung on Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Episcopal’s annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony. Over 40 pet-loving friends of the church gathered to celebrate their companion animals and Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, who believed that nature itself was the mirror of God.