Weekly Update



SEVERE WEATHER IN OUR FORECAST THIS WEEKEND!  
Here is how to find out if a Chapel event is canceled:
- Call 508-870-0001 or check www.chapelcares.com 
- Check WBZ TV channel 4 or www.cbsboston.com

Business Meeting and Potluck Dinner:  Mark your calendar for the upcoming  Business Meeting that will be held on Wednesday, January 30, starting at 6:00pm with a Potluck dinner. Please bring a dish or a side.  The Business Meeting will start at 7:00pm. The meeting will cover the 2019 Budget, a Ministry Outlook from Pastor Derek and Ministry Leader updates.
 
Chapel Serves: Pleasant Street Baptist Church:  Join us on Saturday, February 9 at 10:00am as we sort, fold, bag and deliver the donations we have collected for Pleasant Street Baptist Church Clothes Closet. Our GEMS will continue to serve those in need at Pleasant Street Baptist Church by preparing gift bags with essential items on Sunday, February 10. If you would like to donate items for these gift bags, we will be collecting travel-size hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, and deodorant) as well as socks, winter hats and gloves.


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.


Chapel Men’s Coffee and Donuts:  We will be enjoying coffee, donuts and Andy Stanley's "Christian: It's Not What You Think".   You are invited to join us this Saturday, January 19, at 8am .

Chapel 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.

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. 

For more information about Chapel Men events, contact Chris.


Women’s Studies:   The following are the new Winter/Spring Studies:
"Raised Together" begins Tuesday, January 15, 7:00-8:30pm.
Contact Lauren at laurenames10@gmail.com for more information.
 “Becoming a Woman of Purpose” begins Wednesday, January 16, 6:30-8:00pm. 
Contact Rhonda at rshann1234@aol.com for more information
"Breathe” begins Thursday, February 14, 9:30-11:00am. 
Contact Kylie at Kylie.gardner3@gmail.com for more information. (Childcare is provided)

Women’s Coffee Connections: The next Coffee Connection will be on Friday, February 1 at Chapel from 9:30-11am. Please contact Monica Slayton at mpslayton@gmail.com for more information. (child care 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. 

For more information about Chapel Women events, contact Stephanie.

Berea Deep Freeze:  Almost 50 People Signed Up!  Thank you, everyone, who signed up for Berea Deep Freeze! We have almost 50 people attending this year. We will leave Friday, March 1 and return Sunday, March 3. If you haven't, give your $180 deposit to any youth leader. If paying by check, make the check payable to "Chapel of the Cross".

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

ReFuel:  ReFuel is for Middle School students from 4:30-6:30 and High School students from 5:30-7:30 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 on the fourth Sunday of every month.  This month's Blast! is Sunday, January 27 at 4:30 PM. Great event to bring friends!

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


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 GEM:  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 on Sunday, January 27!

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 Ministry Partner for the month of January is Clearway Clinic in Worcester.  More information can be found at the Missions Display or at https://clearwayclinic.com  as well as on the Chapel of The Cross Missions Facebook page.

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.


Pleasant Street Baptist Church:  On Saturday, February 9, we will come together at Chapel to sort, fold, bag and deliver the donations we have collected for Pleasant Street Baptist Church Clothes Closet.

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.