Weekly Update

 Sunday, August 20, 2017

Chapel Family,

We hope that you all have had a great week and we hope that you are as excited as we are to have everyone back in the swing of things from summer.  We continue looking forward to what lies ahead and we hope that you earnestly seek God and what He might do in and through your lives this season at Chapel. 

August 27 is our first big opportunity of the year to invite people to join Chapel for a great night of fun and fellowship.  Pray that the Lord would draw new people to our church through this opportunity and that we as a church would do a great job welcoming and hosting them as well. We love you all and look forward to worshiping with you this weekend.

We Get To,
Daryl Reininger
Associate Pastor

Family Game Night:  Bring your family, friends, and favorite board games to Chapel on August 23 at 6pm for another fun Chapel Kids Community event.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 22 so we can order enough pizza. Contact Tanya for more information.

Connect Sunday:  We will begin a new sermon series, ALL IN, during the worship services then gathering together at 4:30pm for our second annual Open House on Connect Sunday, August 27. We will have fun inflatables, great food, and a taste of the different ministries we offer for kids, teens, and adults. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends to Chapel so they can check out what we have to offer their families as well. Invitations are available at the Welcome Center.

Red Sox Family Night:  Register now for a fun evening at a Red Sox game. Game time on Friday, September 8 at 7:00pm against Tampa Bay Rays. You may register at the Welcome Center, online or email office@chapelcares.com to sign-up.  Payments must be received by September 3. Cost is $30 per ticket. Questions?  Please contact Pastor Daryl.

Worship Slide Volunteers:  If you are interested in serving with the Worship Slide Team on Sunday mornings contact Pastor Daryl.

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Life Groups:  We would love to help you find a Life Group that fits your life. Please fill out the registration form online or at the Welcome Center and we will contact you soon.

Sunday AM Life Group: 9:30am in the Conference Room.

Marriage Sunday School Class: 11:00am in the "Living Room" of the Elementary Wing.

Monday Evening Study, August 21, 7:00pm:  Chapel Men meet together every other Monday to grow in God's Word. 

For more information about Chapel Men events, contact Chris.

Living Proof Beth Moore Event, August 25-26:  Beth Moore will be live in Springfield, MA on August 25-26. This will not be an organized Women's Ministry event, but if you would like to go you can find out more information here

Women In Prayer, Second Tuesdays, 9:30am:  Join together with other women the second Tuesday of every month from 9:30-11:00am at Chapel to spend time in prayer for our families and community.  Childcare will not be provided.  Contact Tammy for more details.  

Women's Bible Study - Truth Project:  Starting Tuesday, September 12 - October 24 at 7:00pm come and study the Word together with other women at Lauren Ames home. We are going to watch/discuss several videos as part of The Bible Project, which allows us to get a birds-eye-view of the Old Testament and really understand why each book was included. Each video offers an overview of the book of the Bible and places it in the context of the whole scripture. Contact Lauren Ames  for more details.

Women's Bible Study - Breaking Free:  "The Journey, The Stories by Beth Moore" We will meet every Wednesday evening, starting September 13 - November 29 at 6:30pm.  Beth leads you through a study of the Scriptures to discover the transforming power of freedom in Jesus Christ. Themes for this study come from Isaiah, a book about the captivity of God's children, the faithfulness of God, and the road to freedom. Please join us in this amazing journey studying God's word and truly experiencing freedom in Christ! Since this is a group where we will be asking you to please commit to coming to every session – not a drop in- the group will be capped at 12 women. If more women sign up we will have a wait list. Contact Kristin Delaney for more information.

Women's Bible Study - Becoming A Woman Who Loves:  Every Thursday night beginning on September 14 - November 30 at 6:45pm.  We will be discussing the topic of how Jesus loved unconditionally, passionately, and sacrificially. How can we possibly love as He did? And what does such love look like? Contact Rhonda Shannon for more details.

Women's Morning Study - Love Does:  Every Friday beginning on September 15 - October 27 at 9:00am we will study and focus on love as a verb. Together we will look at passages of scripture and experiences from the life of Bob Goff to see how he and others take action to reflect the love of God to others. We will challenge each other to take risks and act out our faith in real and tangible ways. This is a 7 week commitment. Please make every effort to attend all 7 sessions. Contact Stephanie Stuchlik for more details.

Women's Ministry Facebook Page:  Did you know we have a Facebook page? Please join here to connect with other Chapel ladies and find out about the latest announcements. Also, if you know of someone new to Chapel who would like to be on our email list, please have them contact the office so they can be added to our Contact Group.

For more information about Chapel Women events, contact Stephanie.

Small Groups:  Beginning on Sunday, September 10 at 11am we study God’s Word in small group environments. Student from 6-12th grade are invited to gather in the Youth Room for announcements before dividing into small groups with other students in their age range. Our Small Groups are where students are able to build relationship with each other, while they study God’s Word together with their small group leaders! No preregistration required. 

ReFuel:  On Sunday evenings starting September 10 from 4:30 to 6:30pm Middle School and High School students are invited to our Large Group Student Program we call ReFuel! Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers will have spaces to hang with their friends, play some crazy theme games, share delicious snacks, and hear from one of our incredible Dream Team Speakers! This is the place to invite your friends or check out Student Ministries for the first time. 

Discipleship Groups: Beginning on September 13 at 6:30pm, Middle School and High School discipleship groups are now part of our Wednesday evening line-up! These discipleship groups are for students who are growing in their faith and want to go deeper. It's an evening of studying Scripture, prayer, and worship together. Pre-registration is required for these groups. Parents and/or students can email bethany@chapelcares.com to register. 

Launch 2017: Join us for an overnight celebration on Friday, September 15 at 6:30pm as we Launch our new school year! This year's Launch will include an EPIC Photo Scavenger Hunt, Indoor Camping, “Fireside” Worship and Teaching, and “Bedtime Stories” with Bethany. It's going to be an amazing night you and your friends don’t want to miss. The cost is $15/person to cover the cost of food and gas (scavenger hunt). Email Bethany to register for Launch.

If you would like more information or have any questions about Student Ministries, please contact Bethany.

Infants & Toddlers:  Childcare is provided during both services in the Pre-K wing.

Pre-K Jr. Worship:  4 & 5 year olds meet during both services in the Pre-K wing for playtime, snack, and a Bible story.

Elementary K-5:  Kids in Kindergarten thru Fifth grade check in at  Jr. Worship in the foyer then enter the seminar room for worship in song and prayer.  K-2nd graders move to the Kidz Zone while the 3-5 graders remain in the seminar room as they learn from the Word of God in age-appropriate settings.

Kids Praise!:  Kids Praise! for boys and girls in Kindergarten through fifth grade will now be on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm beginning on September 13.

Boys Brigade and GEMS:  Boys Brigade for boys in first thru fifth grade and GEMS for girls in Kindergarten thru fifth grade will be on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 4:30-6:30pm beginning September 10.

Guided Play Dates and Kids Night Out:  We are moving our Guided Play Dates to the first Sunday of each month from 4:30-6:30pm to run simultaneously with the Kids Night Out events beginning October 1.  RSVPs for both of these events will be required the Wednesday beforehand.

If you would like to receive regular updates about special events for kids as well as weekly devotionals, please contact Tanya.

For the Hearing Impaired:  Assisted Listening Devices are available during our Sunday morning worship services for the hearing impaired at the Sound Booth.

For the Visually Impaired:  Large Print Bibles are available for the visually impaired at the Sound Booth.

Special Needs Buddy Volunteers:  The Special Needs Ministry is looking for volunteers to serve as 1:1 buddies with children in the children's ministry. The commitment would be 2x a month on Sundays or as a sub. Training will be provided.  If you are interested in helping families and adults in our church affected by disability please contact Kim Chernisky.

Contact Sarah or Kim for more information about Chapel's Special Needs Ministry.

Chapel Missionary Partner:  Chapel Ministry of the Month for August is Camp Berea in Hebron, NH.  More information about this ministry can be found at the missions display.

Detox  Ministry @ Healthlink:  If you would like serve in this ministry from 3:00-5:00pm on the first Sunday of every month, please contact Lisa.

Highlands Ministry, Alternating Sundays, 9:30am:  If you are interested in ministering to the residents of Highlands Retirement Home in Westborough, please contact Rick Needham.

Serve Worcester Community Dinner, Second Saturday of Each Month, 5:00-7:15pm:  Join us as we partner with Pleasant Street Baptist Church at 6 Ashland Street in Worcester to serve dinner to needy people. If you are interested in helping this month, please arrive at Pleasant Street Baptist Church by 5:00pm to set up, serve the meal, and clean up. For more information, please email office@chapelcares.com, attn: Glenn Margosian.