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Awana needs volunteers
Awana needs female volunteers
Calling all Chapel women! Moms with young kids, empty nesters, married, single... Awana needs women who love Jesus from ALL walks of life to invest in our young girls, grades 3-5. Awana meets on Wednesdays from 5:55-8:00 pm. Contact Carla Penner at 269-429-1041 or cpenner@thechapel-etc.org for more information.
Super Books - Pre-Order Today
Pre-order your Super Book today!
Support Student Ministries’ Missions by purchasing a Super Book. Books are $39.95 (Cass County Supplement also available for $2.00). They are scheduled to be available for pick-up in November. Click here to pre-order yours.
Care Packages for Service Men & Women - November 12-26
Care Packages for Service Men & Women
Donations accepted November 12-26
To show our support for our military men and women, The Chapel family sends care packages to those serving from our church. If a member of your immediate family is serving overseas or in the States, please let us know. Stop by the kiosk in the foyer to update their address or click here. This year we are asking for cash donations only. Bring your tax-deductible donation to the kiosk in the foyer on Sundays, November 12-26. Make checks payable to The Chapel and include “Care Packages for the Military” on the memo line.
Thanksgiving Eve Services
Thanksgiving Eve Service
Wednesday, November 22, 7:00 pm
Please join us on this special night of worship as we express our hearts of praise to the Lord together through song, prayer, the giving of our offerings, and words of testimony. Learn more.
New Adult Bible Fellowship Quarter Begins December 3
New Adult Bible Fellowship Quarter
Sunday, December 3
Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) are small communities within our church. They are your next step at The Chapel to help you grow in your relationship with others and your relationship with Jesus Christ. See the schedule.
Gospel Training - Dec. 13
Gospel Training Information Meeting
Sunday, December 3, 12:15-12:45 pm
Get trained to reach your neighbors, family, friends, or co-workers with the gospel. We’ll provide you with the resources and training to do exactly that! Join us for an informational meeting on how to use Christianity Explored as an evangelistic study in your home, at your work place, in a coffee shop, or wherever. Please RSVP to Trace Volpe (trvolpe@gmail.com) if you are planning to attend.
Christmas Musical "Searching for the King" - December 9 & 10 at 7 pm
Christmas Musical "Searching for the King"
December 9 & 10, 7:00 pm
The Chapel Choir invites you to their Christmas musical, "Searching for the King," where two different men from two different times search for truth and find it at the foot of the manger. Invitations are available at the Information Center. Learn more.
Child Dedication - Dec. 10
Child Dedication
Sunday, December 10, both hours
We will be dedicating children on this Sunday morning. If you would like to have your child dedicated, click here to learn more and sign up.
Holiday Service Times
Holiday Service Times
Christmas Eve 2017
We will have three identical services on Christmas Eve, 10:00 am, 5:30 pm, and 7:30 pm. Childcare for infants and young toddlers will be provided at 5:30 pm. Please join us at the service which best fits your schedule. Learn more.

New Year's Eve - December 31
On New Year's Eve, we will have two one-hour services at 9:00 and 10:35 am. The nursery will be available for infants and toddlers during the 9:00 service, however we will not be holding Sunday School or ABFs on this Sunday.
Snow Removal Crew Needed
Snow Removal Crew Needed
If you are interested in joining the Snow Removal Team this winter, please contact John Berndt at 269-235-4710, jberndt34@gmail.com.

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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.
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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.


Wonderland Toy Store
Wonderland Toy Store - Donations & Volunteers Needed
Toy Donation - November 5 thru December 3
Wonderland Toy Store supplies new, donated toys for resale at deeply discounted prices to families who might not otherwise be able to afford gifts for their children at Christmas. New toys in the $10-$50 price range are welcome, as are gift cards for Wal-Mart or Meijer. Gift wrap supplies will also be collected. Place donations at the table in the foyer. Volunteers are also needed for the following tasks: set-up store, toy prep, decorate store, cookie baking, and tear down. Sign up to volunteer in the foyer now until November 26.
Upcoming Mission Projects for 2018
2018 Short-term Mission Projects
The Chapel is currently planning two Short-term Mission Projects for 2018: Hurricane Harvey Relief in the spring, and Word of Life Hungary Camp support in the summer. Find project information and the application here.
Sundays, 4:00-7:00 pm, January 7 - April 29

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a Christian education course designed to help believers learn more about God’s heart for all nations and how they can play an active role in the Great Commission. Perspectives has had a significant impact on the lives of many people from The Chapel. This session will be held at Woodland Shores Baptist Church (Bridgman). Learn more about Perspectives. Register by December 1 to qualify for an early registration discount. Scholarships are available for Chapel members and regular attenders. Contact Cathy at sjmperspectives@gmail.com for more details.


Women's Ministry

Ladies' Craft Night - November 28
Christmas Craft Night
Tuesday, November 28, 6:45-9:00 pm

Ladies, join us for a great evening of fellowship, food, fun and crafting! We will be kicking off the Christmas season by enjoying cookies together and creating Cookie Gift Jars. We also will have the pleasure of listening to Beka Dougherty share her testimony. Cost is $5. Chapel ladies: bring bring a dozen cookies to share. Sign up in the foyer beginning November 12.

Widow to Widow Christmas Party - December 17
Widow to Widow & Single Purpose Christmas Party
Sunday, December 17, following 2nd service in the MPR

The women of Widow to Widow and Single Purpose are invited to celebrate Christmas together. A catered lunch will be provided. Please bring: Two dozen cookies for a cookie exchange and a Christmas ornament ($5 max) for a white elephant ornament exchange. RSVP by December 8 to Sue Lachman at 269-470-8896 or suelachman@me.com.


The King's Men

The King's Men's Breakfast - December 2
The King's Men's Breakfast
Saturday, December 2, 8:00 am

Our monthly King's Men's Breakfast is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other men of The Chapel over a great breakfast. This month we'll learn about the challenges of sexual purity many men face today. Let us know you're coming.


Senior Ministry

Seniors' Christmas Party - December 13
Seniors' Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 13, 12:00 pm

Celebrate Christ’s birth as we exchange white elephant gifts and enjoy live music, performed by the group Lake Effect Winds, a woodwind quintet, as they perform a special Christmas program entitled, “A Christmas Delight.” Sign up at the kiosk in the foyer to indicate what you can bring to the potluck.
Seniors' Bible Study - November 9
Seniors' Bible Study
Thursday, December 14, 10:00-11:30 am

We will continue our study of the second part of Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians (Eph. 4-6). Find study information here.

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!

High School Ministry

Fusion Sunday School - 9:00 am
Fusion Sunday School
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!
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. We do this with small groups, cool activities, good food, times of music worship (that means singing), and great times of building strong friendships. Come check it out!
Ice Camp Winter Retreat - Feb 2-4
High School Winter Retreat "Ice Camp"
February 2-4 at Miracle Camp

Ice Camps at Miracle Camp and Retreat Center in Lawton, Michigan are the perfect winter retreat! Filled with excitement, it will help us bond together through great worship, biblical teaching, and tons of fun in the winter weather. Cost is $125 and deadline to sign up is December 17. Learn more and register.
Challenge Conference 2018 - July1-7, 2018
Challenge Conference 2018 "Bold Moves"
July 1-7, 2018, Kansas City, MO
Parent Info Meeting: Sunday, December 17, 12:00-1:30 pm

This summer we're traveling to Challenge, a catalytic environment challenging students to live on mission with Jesus everyday, everywhere and with everyone. Learn more about the trip and sign up for the Parent Info Meeting.

Middle School Ministry

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 The Gospel Projet 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.
Edge Middle School Ministry
Edge Middle School Ministry
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm

Middle Schoolers are invited every Wednesday during the school year to Edge! Come experience and know God and truth... and have a great time doing it with awesome worship, fun games, friends, and food. Check it out!
Edge Christmas Party - December 20
Edge Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 20, 6:00-8:00 pm

Let's celebrate the holidays together! We're going to have a potluck, games, and fun, so make sure to join us. Click here to sign up to bring something to share.
Middle School Winter Retreat - Jan. 19-21, 2018
Middle School Winter Retreat "Escape"
January 19-21, 2018 at SpringHill

SpringHill camps take students out of their everyday routines, giving them freedom to experience God in profound ways through fun activities, challenging moments, inspiring speakers, and awesome bands. Cost is $145. Deadline to register is December 13. Learn more and register.

Children's Ministry

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

Kids will learn that Jesus is alive in heaven, waiting to return for His people. He gives us the Holy Spirit to be with us and help us do God's work. One day, Jesus will return to make all things new and to rule as Lord over all.

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!
Awana Registration Open House - September 27
Wednesdays, 5:55-8:00 pm

If you have an elementary school-aged kid, Awana is the place for them on Wednesday nights at The Chapel! Awana nights are filled with Game Time, Small Group Time, and Large Group Time. During each of these activities, kids have the opportunity to learn more about God, His Son and His Word, establish positive role models and build lasting friendships in a safe and fun environment. Learn more.



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