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CM Volunteers Needed
Children's Ministries Fall 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, of children in preschool and under, please make sure to check the sign-up sheet outside of your child's class for a chance to volunteer as a parent helper one or two Sundays this year. 
Opportunity for Bilingual Speakers
Are you bilingual (English and Spanish)? If so, please email Elisabeth Fedor to let us know. This will help us as we think through a future ministry to the Spanish-speaking community.


Small Groups
Have you been searching for a way to get connected at The Chapel? Are you looking to grow your relationship with Christ and other Christians? Then you need to be in a Chapel Small Group! Chapel Small Groups can meet at any time, and while we do have a few mid-week groups, most meet on Sunday afternoons or evenings. The average group meets for two hours and consists of 10 to 12 people. A typical Small Group meeting includes Bible study, prayer, fellowship and food!  Click here to learn more and sign up.
Standing For Christ
Standing Up for Christ in Our World (New Sermon Series)

We are stepping into a new sermon series, studying the Apostle Peter’s first letter.  His audience—believers who have been living in Asia Minor or present day Turkey. These believers are undergoing great suffering and persecution for the name of Jesus.  In this wonderful letter, Peter encourages and reminds them of what is theirs in Christ.  He tells them about the value of suffering, why they are suffering for their faith. So how will we live?  Peter calls us to stand up for Christ in our world, not to be afraid but willing to follow our Lord no matter the cost. Click here to read more.

Adult Bible Fellowships - Summer Hot Topics
Adult Bible Fellowships Summer "Hot Topics" 
Mastering the Habits of Technology Before They Master You 
Sunday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. 

Do you have control of the technology that you use at work and at home, or does it have control over you? Teacher Kirk Dunsbergen will show us what the Bible has to say about the use of technology and how to keep it from becoming a "god." Also, learn practical advice from class peers on how they master technology.


Sunday, August 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Jean Klock
Join us for a wonderful day as we celebrate with those who have chosen to follow our Lord's example through water baptism. We have rented the pavilion from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Feel free to bring your own picnic lunch before or after the baptism service. At 2:00 p.m. we will sing and then go down to the water for the baptisms. If you would like a parking pass, you may pick up one at the Information Center. Passes are good for entry to the park between Noon and 2:30 p.m. You may stay as long as you like. We encourage you to carpool and have a full car. 

Loss of a Spouse
Loss of a Spouse

Monday, August 27 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. 
The death of a spouse brings a unique kind of pain. People who are widowed haven’t just lost a loved one—they’ve lost an entire lifestyle. If you have suffered the loss of a spouse, we encourage you to join us. There is no cost to attend but please register to let us know if you would like to come. Register here.

Evangelism Training
Evangelism Training

Wednesday, September 5 from 6:00–9:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room
The aim of this training is to equip you to share your faith effectively with children and youth. Presented by Fran Trascritti of LifeWay.



Beginning Monday, September 10 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. 
The finality of death is hard to accept and that’s what GriefShare is all about. It is a 13-week seminar and 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 session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. Cost is $15 for seminar materials. Click here to learn more and register.

Financial Peace University
Financial Peace University

Beginning Tuesday, September 11 from 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Membership Kits can be purchased at The Chapel for $90. If you have already taken the course, it is free to take again.

Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-week series on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. that teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, this plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! Click here to learn more and register.

Connect with Us


Dessert with the Pastor
Dessert with the Pastor

Thursday, September 27, from 7:00–9:00 p.m.
​Sunday, September 30, from 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Dear Chapel Newcomer, Lisa and I would like to invite you to our home for a time of fellowship and dessert. Each summer and fall since we arrived here in 1995, we have hosted these gatherings so we could get to know those of you who are new to The Chapel, and you can get to know us! Sign up for a date here.

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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.


Backpack Donations
Backpack Donations
Sunday, August 19 will be the last day for donations

This year we will again collecting backpacks and supplies to donate to kids in foster care and students at local schools. View the list of needed supplies here.

Women's Ministry


Widow to Widow Connect and Share
Widow to Widow Connect and Share

Saturday, August 25 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!

The King's Men

Men's Breakfast
The King's Men's Breakfast
Saturday, September 8 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. Each month has a special theme relating to men's needs and spiritual growth. Please join us for an excellent breakfast and fellowship with one another. Register Here.

Roundtable Groups
Roundtable Groups
Starting the week of September 10

Christianity is not a solo sport, it’s a team sport. So, we need other men to help us be all that God created us to be. And that’s where Roundtable Groups come in. These small groups of six to eight men are designed to help build the relationships that are key to spiritual growth. Roundtable Groups meet weekly and discuss content that is particularly relevant to men. Click here to learn more and register.

College Age Ministry

Fusion Sunday School - 9:00 am
Fusion Welcomes College Students
Sunday 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!

High School Ministry

Fusion Sunday School - 9:00 am
Fusion Sunday School
Sunday 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!
Cafe Ignite 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Café Ignite 
Sunday at 6:00–9:00 p.m. in the Student Ministries Room 

Café Ignite is a Sunday night youth group where high school and college students are welcome to hang out, play games, and eat food. Come join us this summer!
Chicago Drop-In / Cubs Game
Tuesday, August 28 – All Day!

High Schoolers, are you ready to take on Chicago?! Join us for this all-day adventure as we take the train to the Windy City, do some shopping, eating, and go to a Chicago Cubs game. Cost is $100 per person. Exact times of departure and return are not firm yet, just know that this is an "all day" event! Drop In on Chicago is for students in 9th–12th grades. Sign up by Wednesday, August 22 and make sure that we have a completed Chapel Medical Release form for you on file.  

Pack a Backpack
Wednesday, August 29 at 6:00–8:00 p.m. 

Help us pack backpacks with donated items! These backpacks will be given to local kids in foster care as well as to kids in need at some of our local schools. Click here to let us know if you can help!

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.
Summer JAMS
Summer JAMS 
Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Are you a middle school student looking to get and stay connected this summer? Come to JAM for some food and fun this summer! Click here for locations.
Pack a Backpack
Wednesday, August 29 at 6:00–8:00 p.m. 

Help us pack backpacks with donated items! These backpacks will be given to local kids in foster care as well as to kids in need at some of our local schools. Click here to let us know if you can help!

Children's Ministry

His Kids - Chapel Sunday School
What Kids Are Learning This Week

This week in Big House, elementary kids in both hours are learning about how Jesus is worthy of our praise. In Revelation 4, John is on the island of Patmos and has a vision where Jesus shows him what will happen before the end of time: The Lord is on His throne.  After His death and resurrection, Jesus ascended to heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. He is worthy of and deserves all praise, honor, and glory.
Prayer Request:
 Pray for the kids to know that Jesus was killed on the cross so that we could have forgiveness and eternal life, and that we look forward to the day we will join with all the saints in worshiping Jesus forever.

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!
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