Weekly Update

SHAPE/Gifting Class: Are you hungry to make an impact for God's Kingdom with your gifts but not sure how to get started? Take SHAPE to find out more about how God has wired you and learn about opportunities in His Kingdom that would be a great fit for your unique shape. Class will be offered at Chapel of the Cross on March 17 from 4:30-7pm. Childcare is available.  Food will be provided. Please register here or at the Welcome Desk.

Chapel Family Fun:  "Risen" March 31, 4:30pm.  Everyone is invited to Love Others in Community at our Chapel Family Fun events on fifth Sundays.  Join us on Sunday, March 31 at 4:30pm as we watch the Movie "Risen"!  Please note: This movie is rated PG-13

Clearway Clinic Celebration of Life:  Chapel Ministry Partner Clearway Clinic is holding their annual banquet on April 10 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester to celebrate human life, enjoy a great meal and be encouraged by special guest speaker Mike G. Williams.  Go to www.clearwayfriends.com for more information.  

Easter Egg Hunts:  April 12 and 13.  Eggs full of prizes, bounce houses, face-painting, crafts, games, and more are in store for all who come to our annual Easter Egg Hunts. We will need lots of help preparing for and executing our Special Easter Egg Hunt for kids with special needs and their families on Friday, April 12 and our Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day for the community on Saturday, April 13. Here’s how you can help:
1.       Sign out a bin full of plastic eggs (available in the foyer), fill with candy, tape the eggs closed, and return the bin to Chapel by April 7.
2.       Sign up to serve at the Special Easter Egg Hunt on April 12 at 6pm.
3.       Sign up to serve at the Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day on April 13. 


Life Groups:  We would love to help you find a Life Group that fits your life.  We have two new groups: Southborough and Millbury

For more information about Chapel Life Groups, contact JP Delaney


Men’s Weekly 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.
 
Chapel Men’s Coffee and Donuts:  Do you like coffee and donuts, fellowship and studying God's Word? Then we want to see you on the third Saturday of the month at 8:00am. The next one will be March 16.  We will be watching and discussing Andy Stanley's "Christian: It's Not What You Think".

Men's Ministry Facebook Page:  Did you know we have a Facebook page?  Feel free to join here to connect with other Chapel Men and find out about the latest announcements. 


Women’s Studies: The following are the new Winter/Spring Studies:
"Raised Together": Meets Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm.
Contact Lauren at laurenames10@gmail.com for more information.
"Becoming a Woman of Purpose":  Meets Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm. 
Contact Rhonda at rshann1234@aol.com for more information
"Breathe": Meets Thursdays from 9:30-11:00am at Chapel.
Contact Kylie at kylie.gardner3@gmail.com for more information. (childcare is provided).

Women's Ministry Facebook Page:  Did you know we have a Facebook page? Feel free to join to connect with other Chapel ladies and find out about the latest announcements. 

Sunday Morning Bible Study:  Middle School and High School students are invited to study God’s Word together in small group environments Sunday mornings at 11:00am. 

ReFuel:  ReFuel is for Middle School students from 4:30-6:30pm and High School students from 5:30-7:30pm on the first, second and third Sunday of each month.

IGNITE:  IGNITE meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm. These Middle and High School 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 together.

Blast:  Blast is a time for Middle and High School students to come together and worship God, play awesome games and hear a relevant talk from 4:30-6:30pm. It is a great event to bring friends to for the first time. The next Blast! is Sunday, March 24.

If you would like more information or have any questions about Chapel Students, please contact Josh

Infant and Child Dedication:  March 31. The Infant and Child Dedication is a time for parents to commit to “bring [their child] up in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).  It is also a time for our church family to affirm their commitment to come alongside parents as they seek to “train their child in the way he should go” (Proverbs 22:6). Please email Tanya if you would like to have your child dedicated on Sunday, March 31.

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 then move to the Kidz Zone while the 3rd-5th graders remain in the seminar room as they learn from God's Word 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 fun and active disciple-making groups that meet on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 4:30-6:30pm .  The fun continues this Sunday, March 24.  Please email Tanya for more details.

If you would like to receive regular updates about special events for kids as well as weekly devotionals, please contact 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 serving with Converge Northeast.
 
Serve Worcester Community Dinner:  Join us as we partner with Pleasant Street Baptist at 6 Ashland St., Worcester to serve dinner to people in need. We meet at the church every second Saturday of the month at 5:00pm to set up, serve the meal, and clean up. If you are interested in helping this month, then please arrive at Pleasant Street Baptist Church by 5:00pm.   For more information, please email the office here Attn: Glenn Margosian

Chapel Missions Facebook Page:  Chapel 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.


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

Highlands Ministry:  We have an ongoing ministry to the residents at the Highlands Retirement Home of Westborough.  We lead a church service on alternating Sundays at 10:00am.  If you are interested in serving with our team, one time or on a regular basis, please contact Rick Needham.


Help for Acute and Chronic Special Needs:  Do you or a loved one have special needs and could benefit from the help of your Chapel family? The Special Needs Ministry is here to help you whether you have chronic needs or acute, short-term needs. Please feel free to email Tanya.

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