BayFest 2018

SAT OCT 20 ♦  The centennial Roser Memorial Chapel will be open for prayer, historical information and the beautiful sounds of music (see schedule below). All children are invited to explore the Children’s Tent and enjoy FREE face painting, crafts, games, prizes and snacks between 10:00 and 2:00 PM!

History-Chapel-Inside 11:00 AM The Bluegrass Boomers present Goodtime Gospel Breakdown
12:30 PM Joyful Noise Children’s Choir

The Bluegrass Boomers will present Goodtime Gospel Breakdown – a presentation of gospel hymns, bluegrass tunes, and story songs. The band plays a variety of traditional folk instruments; guitar, Dobro, banjo, and mandolin. The Bluegrass Boomers are Scott Stanton (guitar/banjo), Bob Gates (guitar/dobro/mandolin) and Kristen Stanton on piano. The program will include songs by Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Simon & Garfunkel, Flatt & Scruggs and more!


Joyful Noise is a free After School Community Choir for children in Kindergarten thru 5th Grade held on Tuesdays at Roser Church. Children learn vocal technique, beginning sight-reading concepts and performance skills. The choir is directed by Kristen Stanton,Director of Music Ministries at Roser. Van transportation is provided from AME, and to the Community Center or the School for Constructive Play  afterwards! Snacks are included. Performances are usually once a month at Roser Church and at various community events like BayFest. For more information go to Don’t miss this delightful sound of music… the choir has 19 children registered in 2018!

In 1913, Anna Maria Island land developer, Charles Roser, funded the construction of a chapel in honor and memory of his parents, John and Caroline Roser. Mr. Roser was a successful businessman and philanthropist, whose generosity is a lasting benefit to coastal Florida. Over a century after it first began, the Chapel still stands, welcoming all who will enter for a time of peace, and closer contact with the ever living, ever loving God of all the ages and of each new day. In the stillness of the Chapel, one can sometimes sense the continuing presence of the small group of early Anna Maria Island pioneers who came together to worship and to study the words and ways of the Christian faith. Guests will notice that the beautiful pews have been refinished and the neon cross on the steeple of the Chapel is being repaired since it was toppled by Hurricane Irma. Everyone is invited to stop by and ask about what Fig Newtons have to do with this beautiful Chapel.

The Roser Thrift Shop will be open with bargains for everyone!

Roser Community Church is located at 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, near the City Pier. For more information go to, call 941-778-0414 or or find us on Facebook at www.facebook/roserchurch.