The Island Gathering meets on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall of Grace United Methodist Church. It is our ministry’s oldest chapel and has the largest membership. Our ministry is sponsored and blessed by many local churches.
We offer a choice of five Sunday School classes to attend. Our worship service includes a time of Praise and Worship, prayer requests, and a sermon message. Please check our calendar for additional information or changes.
Our Choir practices each week prior to the start of Chapel Service on Sundays and sings at some of our own services. The Choir also visits local chapels upon request. Functioning as Island Gathering’s outreach team, the Choir also visits local chapels to sing for special music during church services. If your church would like to request the Choir to sing, please call or text Lynn Gerard at (321) 501-6955 or email her at [email protected].
Designated buses pick up members from the Rockledge, Cocoa and Merritt Island areas. Contact us for more information.
Sundays from 10:00am – 11:45am
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Other Island Gathering Events
We visit local churches, have picnics and do other activities from time to time. We also have a choir that practices most Friday afternoons and sings at local churches upon request. While our chapel service is at the very heart of our ministry, we also have other activities and services:
Annual 3-day Retreat Joy scheduled for 2 weekends each year which includes Chapel Service and Praise and Worship, plus a variety of activities such as Bowling, Arts and Crafts, Bingo, Basketball, Zumba, Karaoke, Swimming, and Game Room Activities including shooting pool and playing ping pong, as well as Foosball, board games and other fun activities. Additionally, there is a Dance where the Gym is decorated to the hilt and has an official DJ playing all the best music! One day we go to a Theme Park such as Fun-Spot in Orlando or Andretti Thrill Park in Melbourne. View a 2-minute video to see what our members think of a Retreat Joy they have attended! The meals are wonderful too!
Assist with Advocacy to help mentally challenged persons and their families advocate for themselves.
We will attend support plan meetings when invited.
Have socials and parties.
Have an annual Christmas Play
Monthly Mailout of Newsletter ‘Connecting Point’ including Calendar of Activities and Events, as well as helpful current information on a variety of topics relevant to our members. Newsletter also contains contact phone numbers for our Island Chapel and additionally has addresses and contact phone numbers for our other Chapels located in Titusville, Melbourne and in Vero Beach.
We will serve as a third-party advocate for our members.
We help our members, and their families, know their options.