The Siasconset Union Chapel was built in 1883 as an ecumenical “House of Worship” and has hosted Protestant and Roman Catholic services for many years since. The Chapel is at the heart of the “Sconset community. It is the meeting place for prayer, song, message, marriage, contemplation and a place for annual renewal and resumption of friendships.
The ‘Sconset Chapel property consists of the Chapel building, a parsonage, the community green and the memorial gardens with our Columbarium. In 2007, the Massachusetts Historical Commission granted an historic preservation restriction to the Chapel ensuring that it will remain as is for years to come.
August 25, 2013
Mary and I enjoyed the wonderful party that you gave in our honor on Sunday night. We will always treasure the beautiful box which you presented to us, as indeed we will always treasure you, our friends, neighbors and congregants. It might have been a somewhat sad occasion for us if it had meant saying good-by to all of you. But that is not the case. We look forward to many years of continuing to be a part of this remarkable village, Chapel, and fellowship. So all that remains is to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for that very special evening and for your love and friendship.
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Rev. J. Carr Holland III Selected as New Minister
Dear Friends in Christ,
I remain deeply honored and humbled to have been called as the next Minister of the ‘Sconset Union Chapel. Our normal late summer visit became a whirlwind two weeks on Nantucket. Originally planned as vacation, it quickly became a time to meet many people and begin to plan and look toward next season. In short order, I was engaged in the loving work of learning community and valuing all that was achieved before my call. There were moments of pastoral work as well, the gentle art of slipping into each other’s lives with care.
I have now begun working with the leadership and the worshipping community of the Chapel that I may grow in insight and prepare for the time to come. These fall, winter and spring months will not be idle as I learn, and as the leadership integrates me into your life. I left the Island knowing that repair work was in hand, creative care was afoot, weddings were to be planned and memorial services lay ahead.
June 15, 2014 at 10:30 AM
to September 14, 2014
Roman Catholic Services
June 29, 2014 at 8:45 AM
to September 1, 2014
Letter from the Board Chair
From Catherine Saynor
Dear friends of the Chapel:
As I write this letter, we are just days away from the final worship service of this our 130th season and there is much to report. We are saying farewell to Bruce Rigdon as our pastor but at the same time welcoming him and Mary to the neighborhood as our special friends - they will be moving in to their beautifully renovated home in Sconset and spending summers here enjoying it and the many friendships they have made among us.
Chapel volunteers perform the annual task of storing the kneelers for the winter. Many hands make the work much easier!
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