Weekly Update

 Sunday, December 17, 2017

Dear Chapel Family,

    What a beautiful weekend we had.  Between the snow, Big Brothers Big Sisters party for children, our weekend service and our Kids Praise! performance, it was truly beautiful to see so many from our community serving others and being served.  We hope that everyone is reminded of the true reason that we celebrate and serve this Christmas season through all of these many opportunities.  
     This week as you come to one of our services we will be reminded of the reality of peace that comes through the life of Jesus.  No matter our circumstances, we can be at peace because we know the end of our story begins and ends with Christ.  We hope you will be encouraged in this truth this weekend.  God bless and have a great week.

We Get To,
Daryl Reininger | Associate Pastor 
Chapel of the Cross

Christmas Eve Morning Service: Chapel will have one Christmas Eve early morning worship service at 9:30am.

Candlelight Services:  Chapel will have two Christmas Eve Candlelight Services for the whole family at 4:30pm and 6:00pm.

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 Chapel’s website
- Check WBZ TV channel 4 or www.cbsboston.com

Like us on Facebook.

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 Coffee Connection:  Join us at 9:30am on Saturday, January 6 at Chapel for an opportunity to connect with other women. Please feel free to contact Monica for more information at mpslayton@gmail.com  (child care will not be provided this month.)

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.

ReFuel Christmas Party:  All Middle School and High School students are invited to the annual Christmas Party, December 17 at 4:30pm.  Don’t forget to wear your ugly Christmas Sweaters, Christmas theme onesies, and other Christmas theme costumes. This is a GREAT NIGHT to invite your friends!

Berea:  DEEP FREEZE! is a high impact weekend for students March 16-18. Everything about Deep Freeze from the main sessions and seminars, to the outrageous fun and free time options is created to maximize the experience of building relationships and seeing lives changed. Contact Bob Elster at Bob@fullofpotential.com for more information.

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

Kids Praise! Christmas Musical at The Highlands:  The Kids Praise! kids will meet at The Highlands to perform for all of the residents on December 17 at 3:00pm.

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 Sarah Stine at sarah.stine@icloud.com, Kim Chernisky at chernisky126@yahoo.com, or Tanya Legro 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.

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

Chapel Missionary Partner:  The Chapel of the Cross Missionary Partner of the Month for December is D. L. serving in Northern Africa. More information is available at the mission display.