Weekly Update

 Sunday, October 22, 2017

Dear Chapel Family,
 
   Just a quick reminder that we have two special events this weekend that you might want to participate in. First, if you are interested in knowing more about and perhaps helping in our Special Needs ministry, you could attend our “Buddy Training" event on Sunday afternoon.  Next, we have a guest speaker coming in to speak with us at our World Religions Seminar at 4:30pm on Sunday afternoon. He will discuss how to answer difficult questions from others about our faith, as well as how to talk with people from other religions.  Please pray about attending one of these great events.
 
Hope to see everyone at our Sunday services.  God Bless.
 
Derek Duncan
Lead Pastor
Chapel of the Cross
derek@chapelcares.com





Membership Class:  For those of you who are interested in joining Chapel of the Cross, we encourage you to come to this class tonight at 6:30 – 8:00pm. Please email Office@chapelcares.com to register or click HERE.

World Religion Seminar:  If you are interested in learning about world religions and other hard questions, join our upcoming seminar on Sunday, October 22 from 4:30 – 6:00pm. Please feel free to register via email at Office@chapelcares.com or click HERE

Safe Care Christmas Shopping:  We are partnering with missionaries Claire & Wayne Wagner to create Christmas presents for needy children in the daycare and orphanage in Mexico. You can help by dropping off unwrapped gifts at the Welcome Desk by November 15. For more information about this outreach ministry, contact Karin Bryan at Karinbryan@hotmail.com.

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. 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.




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 studying the book of John 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. 

Berea Man Camp - BECAUSE MEN DON’T RETREAT!:  Join the Chapel Men on November 10-12 for Man Camp. From friendly competition on the field, to adventure on our high ropes course, to a cup of coffee and board games by the fire, there’s something for everyone at Man Camp.  With compelling teaching and worship and plenty of hearty food – it’s an opportunity to get away and spend a weekend relaxing and building your spiritual foundation in community with other men from New England. For more information click HERE


For more information about Chapel Men events, contact Chris.
 


Women’s Coffee Connection:  Join us at 9:30am on Saturday, November 4 at Chapel for an opportunity to connect with other women. Please feel free to contact Kristin for more information at Kristinh27@hotmail.com. (child care will not be provided)

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:  Every Sunday at 11:00am, we have small group environments where Middle School and High School students can grow in relationship with Jesus and with one another. 

ReFuel:  On Sunday evenings from 4:30 – 6:30pm, students will have a chance to grow in community with their peers. This night will include games, food, worship, teaching, and group discussions

Student Discipleship Group:  Middle School and High School discipleship groups are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00pm!  Discipleship Small 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. Pre-registration is required. Parents and/or students please email Bethany Needham at Bethany@chapelcares.com to register.


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.

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

Kids Praise!:  Boys and girls in Kindergarten thru fifth grade are invited to Kids Praise!, the creative arts ministry, on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm as we rehearse for this year’s Christmas musical.

Child Dedication:  The next Child Dedication is scheduled for Sunday, October 29. If you would like to dedicate your infant or child, please contact Tanya@chapelcares.com for more information.

Guided Play Dates and Kids Night Out:  Our Guided Play Date and Kids Night Out are scheduled for Sunday, November 5 from 4:30-6:30pm. Please RSVP for both of these events by November 1 by emailing Tanya at Tanya@chapelcares.com.



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



Buddy Training:  The Special Needs Ministry will be hosting a Buddy Training on Sunday, October 22 at 4:30pm for all current and future Buddies.  If you are interested in learning more about what it means to be a buddy, please contact Sarah Stine at Sarah.stine@icloud.com.

Special Needs Leadership Meeting:  The Special Needs Ministry leaders will be meeting October 29 at 12:15pm in the Conference Room. If you would like more information please contact Sarah Stine at Sarah.stine@icloud.com.

Special Needs Volunteers:  The Special Needs Ministry is looking for volunteers to serve as 1:1 buddies with children and teens. Training will be provided.  If you are interested in helping families and adults in our church affected by disability contact Sarah.stine@icloud.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:  Chapel Ministry Partners for the month of October are Highland Retirement Home, Pleasant Street Baptist Church, Healthlink Detox Center and Spectrum House Rehab.  More information about these ministries 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.

Serve Worcester Community Dinner, Second Saturday of Each Month, 5:15-7:15pm:  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, 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.