Houses of Worship

31st Annual Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach


Easter Sunrise Service on the beach returns to the JW Marriott on Marco Island.

Prayer Breakfast Speaker Talks Choosing Hope


At the 36th annual Marco Island Prayer Breakfast at the JW Marriott, speaker Dr. Gregory Poland discussed choosing hope over culture.

Share the Easter Story


Celebrate Easter Holy Week at San Marco Catholic Church with the community orchestra performing The Power of the Cross by Michael Hayes.

United Church Dedicates Steeple


The parishioners of the United Church of Marco Island have been reminded of the fury of Hurricane Irma every Sunday since the Category 3 Hurricane slammed into the island on September 10, 2017 and tore the steeple from the church. “Many of our church’s members and friends were personally impacted by the storm, but by the Grace of God no […]

A Healer of Body and Soul


Dr. Gregory A. Poland had achieved what so many strive for, to reach the top of their chosen profession, in his case, as an M.D. His area of concentration: vaccinology, the branch of medicine focus on vaccine development. Since becoming a doctor in 1980, Poland has worked as a physician-scientist, splitting time between critical (concerned with life-threatening injuries and illnesses) […]

Chanukah, Feast of Lights


Because Chanukah is not only a sacred celebration but a bright spot amid winter’s darkness, it is traditionally a joyous holiday occasion, celebrated with gift-giving, story-telling, singing, and games. As darkness falls on Sunday, December 2, the Jewish community will be lighting the first candle of Chanukah, the Feast of Rededication. Each of the eight nights of Chanukah an additional […]

Marco Community Chorus Presents ‘The Christmas Story’


The Marco Island Community Chorus will present a carol cantata celebration of “The Christmas Story” written by Tom Fettke and Thomas Grassi on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3 PM at the San Marco Catholic Church (851 San Marco Rd.). An additional worship celebration of the cantata will take place on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Wesley […]

Marco Jewish Community ‘Pioneers’ Honored | Elena Rosner and Lenore Greenstein Played Different and Vital Roles


New to Marco Island in the early 1980s, Elena Rosner saw a need for a homegrown Jewish center. So, with a personal mindset of “there’s nothing you can’t do if you set your mind to it,” Rosner began to negotiate for just such a center with executives of the island’s original developers, the Deltona Corporation. As it happened, Deltona had […]

Interfaith Celebration on Marco Island


“Come, ye thankful people, come,” goes the old hymn, and that is exactly what seven diverse faith communities on Marco Island will be doing on the evening of Tuesday, November 20, as they gather together under one roof for the annual pre-Thanksgiving Interfaith Unity Service. The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) will be hosting the event this year, which […]

Fairway Church Brings Creative Outreach to East Naples


Fairway Church puts its motto, “Helping People Take Their Next Step With God,” into practice in some unique ways. The East Naples church recently held their first-ever “Bring Your Dog to Church Day.” Dogs and their humans enjoyed special stations set up in the church, which included Christmas ornaments for dogs, puzzle boxes and treats. PetSmart was on hand for […]


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