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Annual Business Meeting - May 7
Annual Business Meeting
Sunday, May 7, 6:00 pm

If you are a member at The Chapel, please plan to attend this meeting. However it is open for anyone to attend. We will be affirming new elders, electing nominating committee members, and voting on our 2017-2018 budget. Child care is available by clicking here.

 

 
 
Breakfast Fundraiser - Sunday, April 30
Breakfast Fundraiser
Sunday, April 30, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Follow your nose to the MPR for a great breakfast served up by our High School Summer Mission Team as they raise funds for their trip to Slatina, Romania. Donations accepted, but not expected.

 
 
Fast Food Frenzy Drivers Needed - May 3
Fast Food Frenzy Drivers Needed
Wednesday, May 3, 6:00-8:00 pm

We're looking for responsible adults to drive around awesome (but sometimes noisy) pre-teens to fast food restaurants. Drivers must be 21, have a valid driver's license and great auto insurance. Click here to sign up.

 
 
Children's Ministries Summer Needs
Lend a hand in Children's Ministries This Summer!

Summertime is busy in Children's Ministries at The Chapel! We offer two major outreaches and also try hard to give our regular Sunday school teachers a break. This is a great time to step in, test the waters, and see if helping out in CM is right for you! Here are the opportunities:

Big House - Begins June 4
Each summer we change our elementary schedule to allow our classroom teachers time off for refreshment during the summer. Help welcome kids as they arrive and make sure they get to each activity center on time. We take care of the teaching! Sign up to help here.

Vacation Bible School "Galactic Starveyors" - July 10-14
Get ready to help kids focus their telescopes to discover that the God who created everything there is wants a personal relationship with them! Sign up to help here.

SpringHill Day Camp at The Chapel - August 7-11
We have a variety of ways for you to get involved with this great outreach! Pick one day, or all days. Choose to help a little, or a lot. Sign up here to help.

 
 
Rummage Sale
Rummage Sale
Item Drop Off (in the MPR): May 7-9, 12:00-8:00 pm
Come Shop: May 11, 9:00 am-6:00 pm, May 12, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, & May 13, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Help support our High School Summer Mission Team! We are accepting gently used items (no stained or torn clothing, mattresses, or tube televisions) May 7-9. Then come back and shop May 11-13!

Volunteers needed: If you are able to help with our Rummage Sale, click here to sign up.

 
 
Chapel Softball Begins May 8
Join The Chapel Softball Team
Games: Mondays at 6:15 pm beginning May 8

This area church league is open to men and women ages 14 and up. If you have any questions, contact Mike VanDeventer at 269-369-0948. It is $10 to join, and an additional $5 for a t-shirt if you don't already have one.

 
 
Graduation
Attention Parents of Graduates - Information Needed by Monday, May 8

Parents of High School Graduates

The High School Graduates' Open House flyer will be published on May 21. If you would like your graduate's Open House included in this one-time flyer, please submit it to Jana Dunsbergen in the office, or email her at jdunsbergen@thechapel-efc.org and include "Open House" in the subject line. The High School Graduates' pictorial flyer will be published on June 4. Please submit a wallet-sized photo of your graduate by May 8 to Jana and be sure to include your student's name and high school on the back of the picture.

Parents of College Graduates
If your student will be graduating from college this Spring, we would like to recognize them on June 4. Please submit your graduate's name, college, and degree achieved to Jana Dunsbergen in the office, or email her at jdunsbergen@thechapel-efc.org and include "College Graduate" in the subject line.

 
 
Child Dedication - May 14 & June 18
Child Dedication
Sundays, May 14 & June 18

Our next child dedications are Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. If you would like to have your child dedicated to the Lord, contact the office at 269-429-1041, or click here to sign up.

 
 

Connect with Us

The Chapel E-Press - Sign up
Stay Connected with The E-Press
Find out what’s going on at The Chapel on Sundays and the rest of the week by signing up for the E-Press, our weekly online newsletter. Click here to see the latest issue and to sign up.
 
 
Follow Us on Facebook
Like and Follow Us on Facebook
Learn more about what's happening at The Chapel, get connected, and share the Good News by following us on Facebook. You can find us at Facebook.com/YourPlaceToBelong.
 
 

Missions

Mission Minded Sunday - April 30
Mission Minded Sunday
Sunday, April 30, both hours
Mission Minded Sunday gives us all an opportunity to learn about new and existing ministries within The Chapel, our community, and our world. ABFs will be participating together on this Sunday in order to give everyone an opportunity to learn about these ministries. All adults are encouraged to come during the hour opposite of their usual worship time.
 
Extended Presentation with Mike Schadt
Extended Presentation with Mike Schadt
Sunday, April 30, 6:30 pm, Room 153
Mike Schadt is a missionary and founder of S.O.S. Ministries with personal connections to The Chapel. While he will be speaking at Mission Minded Sunday, we want to provide him an opportunity to speak more extensively about his work, with a time for discussion and Q&A. Light dessert will be served.
 
30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World Starts May 27
30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World
Starts May 27

Join with Christians around the world in praying for the Muslim world each day of Ramadan! The booklet "30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World" teaches about the Islamic faith and guides you to pray for different people groups, places or issues related to Islam each day of the month. A "Just for Kids" version is available to help make this a family activity! Both adult and kid versions of the prayer booklet are available free at the Missions kiosk.

Women's Ministry

Gull Lake Ladies' Days - June 8
Gull Lake Ladies' Days - "Keeping it all Together"
Thursday, June 8, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

This year's guest speaker is Pam Farrel, an international speaker and best-selling author. Her newest book for women is 7 Simple Skills for Every Woman: Success in Getting and Keeping Everything Together. Her speaking is characterized by her trademark humor, practical relevance, and Biblical insights. Cost is $25/person (inlcudes lunch). We will be carpooling again this year - details when you sign up. Sign up begins May 7.
 
 

The King's Men

King's Men's Breakfast - Saturday, May 6, 8:00 am
The King's Men's Breakfast
Thursday, May 6, 8:00 am

Though we often connect wisdom with Solomon, this month we will watch a video from the Thriving in Babylon series by Larry Osborne and learn how Daniel used great wisdom during his captive years. Please join us for another excellent breakfast in fellowship and discussion. Let us know you're coming.
 

Seniors Engaged in Ministry

Seniors' Bible Study - May 11
Seniors' Bible Study
Thursday, May 11, 10:00-11:30 am

We will conclude our study of the book of Ephesians.
 
 
Seniors' Bible Study - May 11
Seniors' Community Birthday Potluck
Thursday, May 18, 12:00 pm

We're celebrating birthdays! Sign up Sundays in the foyer and bring a main dish, side, or salad... we’ll provide the cake and ice cream!
 
 

College Age Ministry

Fusion Sunday School - 9:00 am
Fusion Welcomes College Students
Sunday at 9:00 am in the Student Ministries Room

Fusion is now a gathering for both high school and college students where we will have donuts and coffee while learning what it is to fuse God’s Word with your life. Whether you're home from college, attending local college, or working in the area, this class is for you! See you there!
 
 
 
The Launch
Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm

Come join us at The Launch for food and fellowship on Tuesday nights. This Chapel young adults group is a perfect place for both college students and recent grads to walk together in faith. Contact Nathan and Christina at christinaandnathan@gmail.com with any questions and check out the summer schedule.
 
 

High School Ministry

Ignite - Sundays, 6:00-8:00 pm
Ignite High School Ministry
Sundays, 6:00-8:00 pm

Ignite is for those students who want to go deeper into their faith and work at applying God’s truths to their lives. While we do take this time seriously, we also have fun. We almost always have cool activities, good food, times of music worship (that means singing), and great times of building strong friendships with other high school students. See what's happening.

Eighth graders are invited to join us at Ignite beginning Sunday, April 2!
 
 
Fusion Sunday School - 9:00 am
Fusion Welcomes College Students
Sunday at 9:00 am in the Student Ministries Room

Fusion is now a gathering for both high school and college students where we will have donuts and coffee while learning what it is to fuse God’s Word with your life. Whether you're home from college, attending local college, or working in the area, this class is for you! See you there!
 
 

Middle School Ministry

Edge - Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm
Edge Middle School Ministry
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm

It is in the middle school years where most students are deciding for themselves whether they really believe in this "church and Jesus thing." We work hard to help students see the truth in Scripture and how practical and real God is. We take our calling very seriously, but in our seriousness we have a ton of fun. We do a lot of fun games, have great worship, and offer good food. See the schedule.

Reminder: 8th Graders are now invited to participate in Ignite on Sundays, 6:00-8:00 pm. They will be promoted to Fusion Sunday School starting in June.
 
 
Illuminate Sunday School - 9:00 am
Illuminate Sunday School
Sundays at 9:00 am in Room 135/132

Middle school students are making choices for life! At The Chapel, we use the FaithWeaver curriculum put out by Group Publishing which does a great job helping your middle school students make real-life choices as they face life's big adventure. Learn more.
 
 
Fast Food Frenzy - May 3
Fast Food Frenzy
Wednesday, May 3, 6:00-8:00 pm

Get ready for a night of crazy fun and fast eating! Meet at The Chapel, break into teams, and hit the road eating your way through Berrien County. Cost to participate is $5.00. Get the details here.

 
 

Children's Ministry

His Kids - Children's Ministry
What Elementary Kids Are Learning This Week

Kids in 1st hour will study “The Last Supper” in Matthew 26 to see how it demonstrated a new covenant where Jesus would make the final sacrifice for sin. Kids in 2nd hour will study John 3 when Jesus told Nicodemus he must be born again.

Children's Ministries Newsletter
The May issue of "Parenting Christian Kids" is now available by clicking here.

 
 
Come Play
Come Play!
Sundays, 12:00-1:00 pm and Mondays and/or Thursdays, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

All Chapel families are welcome to come and to invite their friends to our open play groups. Grab a cup of coffee, a snack, and your kids and meet in Park Place. Enjoy adult conversation and fellowship in a safe, clean environment while your kids make new friends and learn through free play. Children must be supervised by parents/guardian with a limit of 20 children on the play structure at one time and children must wear socks. Looking forward to all the fun!
 
 
Vacation Bible School - July 10-14
Vacation Bible School
July 10-14, 9:00-11:40 am

This summer, kids will become Galactic Starveyors! As kids focus their telescopes on the marvels painted in the sky by the Creator, they will discover the wonder among all wonders - that the God who created everything there is - the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible - wants a personal relationship with them! Chapel VBS is for kids entering K-5th grade. Register here.
 
 
 
SpringHill Day Camp - August 7-11
SpringHill Day Camp at The Chapel
August 7-11, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

SpringHill Day Camp is coming to The Chapel and bringing rock climbing walls, waterslides, Gospel focused curriculum and their amazing staff! It's open to kids K-5 and promises to be a fun, life-changing week your kids won't want to miss! Register online & learn more at SpringHillDayCamp.com.

 
 
 
 

 

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