SYLVAN BEACH — Preachers have been lined up for this summer’s Sunday, 10 a.m. services in the Sylvan Beach Union Chapel, Park Avenue.
Members celebrate it’s 125th anniversary Sunday, when the 10 a.m. service is followed by a reception.
The structure was placed on the National Register of Historic places on July 24, 2009. It’s sides, instead of being opened using a pulley system, are now propped open "which lets a nice breeze and an occasional bird or cat in," church officials said.
Organists will be Yancey Moore, Marion Scoville and Lois Lang.
The Rev. Paul Mills, a retired United Methodist pastor from Horseheads, speaks July 1.
Others on the schedule are:
July 8, the Rev. Phyllis Kitchen, Hecla Union Congregational Church, Town of Westmoreland.
July 15, the Rev. Robert Wollaber, United Methodist Church, Ilion.
July 22, the Rev. Clinton Carter, Oneida Lake Congregational Church, Route 31, east of Lakeport.
July 29, the Rev. Paul Mills, retired, United Methodist Church, Horseheads.
Aug. 5, the Rev. John Sisley, retired, volunteer prison chaplain, Utica Presbytery.
Aug. 12, the Rev. James McElavy, associate pastor, Sherwood Community Chapel, Kissimmee, Fla.
Aug. 19, Humble Men’s Choir, Fulton.
Aug. 26, the Rev. Robert Wollaber, United Methodist Church, Ilion.
Sept. 2, the Rev. Michael Tollerton, United Methodist Church, Florence.
Sept. 9, Ken Bloom, certified United Methodist lay minister, Bridgeport.
The Chapel is having a fund raiser to pay for the replacement of some of the original beams. When the contractor cut into a 125 year old beam it disintegrated. A partial replacement of the beams was completed in 2011. Those who wish may make checks out to Sylvan Beach Union Chapel and mail them to the chapel at P.O. Box 182, North Bay, NY 13123.