Weekly Update

 Sunday, March 18, 2018

Dear Chapel Family,

Even though March has been a crazy month with all the Nor'easters, I am so thankful that spring is right around the corner.  At least I hope so. :)

Next week, we have an awesome opportunity to love our local community by hosting our annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Please pray that many people will come to Chapel for the first time and that they will be open to learning about our savior Jesus Christ.  Also, sign up to help if you have not done so.  You will not regret taking the time to participate in this community event.  Just contact Tanya at tanya@chapelcares.com for volunteer opportunities and more information.

I hope you can join us this Sunday as we continue our study of Hebrews.  It should be a great time of learning and worship.

Take Care and God Bless,

Derek Duncan
Lead Pastor
Chapel of the Cross


Special Easter Egg Hunt, March 23:  We are planning a smaller Easter Egg Hunt specifically for children affected by special needs and their families on Friday, March 23 from 6:00–7:00pm. If you would like to help at this Special Easter Egg Hunt, please email Tanya at tanya@chapelcares.com or register to volunteer HERE! Please feel free to invite families affected by special needs as well. Families can RSVP at www.chapelcares.com/special-eeh

Easter Egg Hunt, March 24:  Chapel's community Easter Egg Hunt is just around the corner! Join us from 11:00am–1:00pm on Saturday, March 24 as we serve our community. Sign up to volunteer HERE!

Good Friday Service, March 30: We invite you to participate in our candlelight Tenebrae Service on Friday, March 30 at 7:00pm. Children ages 4 thru fifth grade will have the opportunity to experience the events leading up to the day we call “Good Friday” in the Seminar Room while parents attend the service.

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

Severe Weather Cancellations:  Severe weather in the forecast? Here is how to find out if a Chapel event is cancelled:
- Check your email
- Check www.chapelcares.com
- Check WBZ TV channel 4 or www.cbsboston.com

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Life Groups:  We would love to help you find a Life Group that fits your life. You can learn more about our upcoming Life Group meetings HERE. 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:  Marriage group meets at 11:00am in the Living Room. Please join us for a little snack and fellowship as we watch a video and discuss how the lesson can be applied to our everyday lives to help strengthen our marriages.

For more information about Chapel Life Groups, contact Daryl

Men’s Bible Study Fellowship:  This group of men from Chapel and the community meet together for an in–depth bible study and prayer every Monday night at 7:00pm.

Chapel Men’s Tuesday Bible Study:   Join us as we continue to study God’s Word in an informal and relational environment.  We meet every Tuesday night at 7:00pm and would love to have you join us when you are available. 

For more information about Chapel Men events, contact Chris.

Women’s Ministry Bible and Book Studies:  There is still room in all of our Women’s Bible and Book Studies.  We encourage you to find one that speaks to your heart. For more information click HERE.

Women In Prayer:  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. Contact Tammy at margosian5@verizon.net 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.

For more information about Chapel Women events, contact Stephanie.

Sunday Morning Small Groups:  Students in grades 6-12 grade are invited to gather in the youth room during second service at 11:00am where they are able to build relationships with each other as they study God's Word together in small group environments.

ReFuel:  Students are invited to ReFuel on Sunday afternoons from 4:30-6:30pm to grow in their faith walk and in community with their peers. We are currently working through a series entitled Make It A Habit.

PREP Leadership Group:  Middle School and High School students who are serious about their faith and have a desire to be used by God to lead others are invited to join us on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm. Please email Bob at bob@fullofpotential.com to register for PREP.   

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

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

Boys Brigade and GEMS:  Boys Brigade for boys in first thru fifth grade and GEMS for girls in Kindergarten thru fifth grade are on the second and fourth Sundays from 4:30–6:30pm.

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

Help for Acute and Chronic Special Needs:  Do you or a loved one have special needs and could benefit from some help from your Chapel family? The Special Needs Ministry is here to help you whether you have chronic needs or acute, short-term needs. Please contact Kim at chernisky126@yahoo.com or Tanya at tanya@chapelcares.com.

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.

For more information about Chapel's Special Needs Ministry, contact Kim or Tanya

Chapel Missionary Partner:  The Chapel of the Cross Missionary Partners for the month of March are Ken and Debbie Milhous. Ken pastors the Boston Japanese Christian Church in Somerville, MA. They serve with Converge Northeast.

Chapel Missions Facebook Page:  Missions has a Facebook Page called “Chapel of the Cross Missions” which has regular missions updates and news about our missionaries and ministry partners, along with other helpful information. Like our page HERE!