Weekly Update

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Israel's and Jesus’ Mission Study: Please join us for a new study every second and fourth Tuesday at 7:00pm at the West residence. Ray Vander Laan's "Israel's and Jesus' Mission" is a video-based study filmed in Israel and focusing on the historical and geographical context of the Bible. There is no homework and an optional study guide is available for $13.  Please feel free to contact Jim West or Sandra West if you are interested.

Financial Peace University: Join us starting Sunday, September 23 at 4:30pm for Financial Peace University. FPU teaches Biblical and practical ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely! The cost is $75 for materials and it will be a 9-week course. Register online or contact Rhiannon.

Chapel Family Fun Night: Join us on Sunday, September 30 at 4:30pm for pizza and game night.  Whether it’s Settlers of Catan, Pitch, UNO, Mexican Train, or Yahtzee, bring your favorite game and get ready for some serious fun!

Baptism: The next baptism will take place Sunday, October 21. If you are interested in making a public profession of your faith, please contact Pastor Derek.

Membership Class: If you are interested in knowing more about Chapel or becoming a member, join us for this informational meeting on Sunday, October 21 at 4:30pm.

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

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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. Please fill out the registration form online 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 JP Delaney.

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.

Chapel Men’s Coffee and Donuts: Do you like coffee and donuts, fellowship and studying God's Word? Then we want to see you every Third Saturday at 8:00am. We will be watching and discussing Andy Stanley's "Christian: It's Not What You Think".

For more information about Chapel Men events, contact Chris.

Bible and Book Studies: Check out this fall's Bible and Book Studies for women.

*NEW TIME* Women In Prayer: Join together with other women on the second Tuesday of every month from 1:00-2:30pm at Chapel to spend time in prayer for our families and community.

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

IGNITE: IGNITE, Chapel Students' discipleship small groups, meets on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. IGNITE is for middle school and high school students who are growing in their faith and want to go deeper.  It's an evening of studying Scripture, prayer, and worship together. Email Bob to register for IGNITE.

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 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 on September 23 when the boys go on their first field trip and the girls have a special guest speaker! Register your child today!

Kids Praise!: Kids Praise! is Chapel’s creative arts ministry for kids in Kindergarten thru fifth grade where kids rehearse for and perform a Christmas musical. Practices are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm.  Register your child today!

Infant and Child Dedication: We will have an Infant and Child Dedication on Sunday, September 30.  If you would like to have your child dedicated at this time, please email Tanya by Wednesday, September 26.


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 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.

Joni and Friends Walk 'N' Roll: We will be hosting Joni & Friends Walk 'N' Roll Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, October 6. There are many ways you can serve the disability community at this event. Register here and choose how you would like to serve.

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 one time or on a regular basis, please contact Rick Needham.

Serve Worcester Community Dinner: Join us as we partner with Pleasant Street Baptist at 6 Ashland St., Worcester to serve dinner to needy people. 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.

Chapel Missions Dinner: Join us on Saturday, September 22 at 6:00pm for an international potluck dinner with a guest missionary speaker. Make a meal that represents your ethnic background, then come find out how we can encourage and serve our missionaries. Please reserve your place at the table!

Chapel Missions Partners:  The Chapel Ministry Partners for the month of September are The Highlands Retirement Home, Pleasant Street Baptist Church, Healthlink Detox and Spectrum House. More information about these ministries can be found at the missions display.   

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.