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Military Care Packages
Military Care Packages Donations

Sundays, November 18 and 25 at the kiosk 
To show our support for our military men and women, The Chapel sends Christmas care packages to those that are part of our family and currently serving. Once again we are asking for cash donations so that we can purchase Visa gift cards and other small items to send to our military families. Please bring your tax-deductible donation to the kiosk on Sundays, starting November 11 through November 25. Make checks payable to The Chapel and include “Military Care Package” on the memo line. Learn more.

Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Eve Service at The Chapel

Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Please join us on this special night of worship as we express our hearts of praise to the Lord together. We do this through song, prayer, the giving of our offerings, and words of testimony. Be thinking about what you are thankful for this year and use this opportunity to share your heart. Childcare will not be provided during this service. Thanksgiving offering will be divided between: Hurricane Florence Relief, Relief for Venezuelan Refugees in Colombia, and the West Michigan Food Bank. Learn More.

The Prayer Watch

The Prayer Watch
Tuesdays at Noon in the Gathering Room

Come pray and seek the Lord’s heart and will as the body of Christ for our church, community, nation, world, and one another.  Topics for this month include: Family Relationships (Nov. 20), Purity (Nov. 27). Contact Laura Jewell for more information.
 

Spiritual Gifts Survey
Spiritual Gifts Online Survey

Learn how God has uniquely wired you so you can serve Him and further His Kingdom! Follow the instructions below to complete an online survey to identify your passions, abilities, and spiritual gifts. Upon completion, you'll be able to search for opportunities in The Chapel's online community (My Place) to find where you can use your unique gifting to serve at The Chapel. Take the Survey Now!

 

Griefshare
GriefShare

Mondays from 6:00–8:00 p.m. 
The finality of death is hard to accept and that’s what GriefShare is all about. This is a support group for anyone who has gone through the loss of a loved one. You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any time. Cost is $15 for seminar materials. Click here to learn more and register.

Children's Ministry

CM Volunteers Needed
Children's Ministries Needs
  • We need substitutes for our Sunday Worship Volunteers. We need substitutes from infant all the way to 5th grade. Please contact Abby Mitzelfelt if you'd like to help! 
  • Parents, we need teachers for the two's classes. Please contact Abby Mitzelfelt if you'd like to help!
His Kids - Chapel Sunday School
What Kids Will Be Learning This Sunday

This Sunday we'll learn about how God’s covenant with Abraham continued to the next generation. Esau sold his birthright, giving
Jacob the right to the wonderful blessings God promised to his father Abraham. Through Jacob’s family, God would send the promised Savior to bring blessing and salvation to the world.

Awana Open House - Sept. 26

Awana
Wednesdays at 5:55–8:00 p.m.
Your kids are invited to Awana! Awana is a nondenominational youth ministry committed to “reaching boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and training them to serve Him.” Click here to register your K-5th Grade kids.

CM Christmas

Family Christmas Celebration
Saturday, December 1 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. (sign up by November 26!)
Families are invited to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas—Jesus Christ. We will have pizza, a family craft, a storytelling of The Three Trees, and dessert. Cost is $15 per family. Register Here.

 

 

mission park place

Mission: Park Place
Sunday, December 9 and 16 (choose 9:00 or 10:35 a.m.)
You have been chosen to complete a mission. Pick one Sunday and one time slot from above and go to Park Place (down the hall from the worship center). Find the designated room, observe the situation, participate if necessary to keep your cover. When the mission is over, don't forget to receive your debriefing from the secret agent check-in table. Be sure to sign up at the kiosk to let us know you've accepted your mission! Good luck agent!

Come Play
Come Play! 
Mondays and/or Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. 
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!
 

Middle School Ministry

Illuminate Sunday School - 9:00 am
Illuminate Sunday School
Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in Room 135/132

Middle school students are making choices for life! At The Chapel, we use the The Gospel Project 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
Edge
Wednesdays at 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the Student Ministries Room
The middle school years are some of the most difficult and exciting years of our lives. At Edge, students will learn about scripture and the impact it has on our daily lives, as well as have the opportunity to get to know God on a personal level. Of course there will also be worship, food, games, and small group study time. We hope to see you at Edge!
 
Edge
Illuminate Christmas Party
Friday, December 7 from 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Come join us at the Hancheys' for some food, fun, and games. RSVP to jhanchey@gmail.com or text 269-338-0545. Feel free to call if you have any questions!
 
Outside the Lines Retreat

Middle School Winter Retreat
February 8–10, 2019 at SpringHill

At SpringHill Winter Retreats, fun and faith come together to grow every student. Students will hear from speaker Michael Bouchard, a kids and family pastor at Kensington Church in Troy, Michigan, and also participate in a ton of fun and faith-centered activities. Cost is $145 and deadline to sign up is January 6! Learn more and register.

High School Ministry

Fusion Sunday School - 9:00 am
Fusion Sunday School
Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Student Ministries Room

Fusion is 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. See you there!
 
Ignite

Ignite 
Sundays at 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the Student Ministries Room

Ignite is for those high school students who want to go deeper into their faith and work at applying God’s truths to their lives. If you want to explore the Christian faith in a deeper, more personal way and get to know some other Christians who can help you, this is a great place to check out. We aren’t perfect, but we do our best to show you how much God cares about you by trying to be the friendliest place in Berrien County for high school students. 

Superbook Fundraiser

Super Books Available for Purchase
Help Fund Our 2019 Trip to Romania

Student Ministries will again be selling Super Books to support our summer mission trip to Romania. Super Books should be available the first part of December. Payment is due when you pick it up. Pre-order your Super Book today.

High school winter retreat

High School Winter Retreat
February 15–17, 2019 at SpringHill

At SpringHill Winter Retreats, students will be transported out of their daily routines and experience freedom to seek God in profound ways through fun activities, challenging moments, inspiring speakers, and awesome bands! Cost is $145 and registration deadline is January 6. Learn more and register here.

College Age Ministry

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

Fusion is 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!

Missions

Mosaic Wonderland Toy Collection

Wonderland Toy Collection
Donations Accepted Until December 2

Volunteer Sign Up 
The Chapel will again participate in the Mosaic Christmas Wonderland Toy Store, at which new toys are donated for resale at deeply discounted prices to families who might not otherwise be able to afford gifts for their children. New toys in the $10-$50 price
range are welcome, as are gift cards for Kohl’s, Wal-Mart, Meijer or Best Buy (in denominations of $10, $20 or $50 only, please). We will also be collecting gift wrap supplies. We ask that gift cards be turned in at the volunteer sign-up kiosk. 
Volunteers will be needed for the following tasks: set-up store, toy prep, decorate store, cookie baking, and tear down. 

Help Wonderland Toy Store and Enjoy Pizza at Silver Beach Pizza!
Tuesday, November 13
Silver Beach Pizza will also support Wonderland Toy Store by donating 15% of your check, if you present the flyer that is available at the Missions kiosk. This applies to dine-in or carry-out purchases. Show this flyer at time of purchase.

Women's Ministry

Widow to Widow Connect and Share

Saturday, November 24 from 10:00–11:00 a.m. in The Chapel Library
Connect and Share is an opportunity to share and encourage each other through the journey of grief. Coffee and snacks will be available. This is an unstructured time to share our hearts and concerns with one another. No need to sign up, but please come and join us!

Women's Christmas Craft Night
Ladies' Christmas Craft Night

Tuesday, November 27 from 6:45–9:00 p.m.
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 making hot cocoa mix jars. Don't forget to invite your friends! Sign up in the foyer. Learn More.

Widow to Widow and Single Purpose Christmas Party
Widow to Widow & Single Purpose Christmas Party

Sunday, December 16 immediately following second service in the Multi-Purpose Room
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 gift-wrapped coffee mug that has special meaning to you for our gift exchange. RSVP by December 8 to Sue Lachman at 269-470-8896. 

 

The King's Men
 

Kings Mens Breakfast
King's Men's Breakfast
Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 a.m.

Our monthly King's Men's Breakfast is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other men of The Chapel over a hearty breakfast. Please join us for an excellent breakfast and fellowship with one another. Register here.
 

No Regrets Mens Conference
SAVE THE DATE: No Regrets Men's Conference 
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Join an expected 12,000 men at more than 100 host sites around the country and world to experience the No Regrets Men’s Conference broadcast LIVE in HD right here at The Chapel! This energizing, catalytic event gives you the tools you need to get real, get moving, and go beyond surface level faith. You will be challenged by messages from nationally recognized men’s speakers via simulcast to go along with excellent speakers live at The Chapel. Learn more.

Seniors Engaged in Ministry

Seniors Be a Blessing Thanksgiving Feast
Be A Blessing Thanksgiving Feast
Thursday, November 15 
at Noon in the Multi-Purpose Room
Seniors, join us for a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings followed by a presentation by Walt Doan, President of Warriors for the Homeless. Cost is $10. Register Here.
 
Seniors Bible Study
Senior Bible Study—The Greatest Hits of the Psalter
Thursday, December 13 from 10:00–11:30 a.m. at 
the St. Joseph Lincoln Senior Center
There is a Psalm in the Bible for every occasion—whether triumph or defeat, excitement or depression, joy or sorrow, praise or penitence, wonder or anger. Join us for an in-depth exploration of the greatest hits of the Psalter! We will explore the artistic organization of the book, learn to appreciate the form of poetry found in the Psalter, and most importantly, learn to pray the psalms as sheet music for the soul.  
 
Seniors Christmas
Seniors' Christmas Party and White Elephant Exchange
Thursday, December 13 at Noon (meet in Youth Room near Door 4)

Celebrate Christ's birth as we enjoy a catered meal, exchange white elephant gifts, and enjoy live music, performed by our very own Ellen Rasbach and Sue Templeton. Cost is $10. Sign up here. 
 
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