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Upcoming Chapel Business
Annual Business Meeting

Sunday, May 6, 6:00 pm
If you are a member of The Chapel, please plan to attend. However, this meeting is open for anyone to attend. We will be affirming new elders, electing nominating committee members, and voting on our 2018-2019 budget. Childcare for all preschool and elementary-aged children will be provided by your advanced request. Deadline to sign up for childcare is April 29. Click here to sign up for childcare.

 
 
Evangelism Training
Evangelism Training

Tuesday, May 8, 6:30-8:30 pm
Sunday, May 20, 12:15-2:15 pm (pizza included)
Sunday, June 10, 9:00 & 10:35 am during ABF "Hot Topics" (no registration required)

Evangelist Aaron Krause will hold three training sessions to equip you to share your faith effectively with others. Learn more and register.

 
Graduation Informaiton
Attention Parents of Graduates
  • The High School Graduates’ Open House Insert will be published on May 13 and May 20. If you would like your graduate’s open house information included in this flyer, please submit it to Jana at jdunsbergen@thechapel-efc.org (include "Open House" as the subject) or in the office. Please be sure to include the date, time, location, and any parking instructions. Information due by May 2.
  • The High School Graduates’ Pictorial Insert will be published on June 3. Please submit a wallet-size photo of your graduate by May 14 to Jana and be sure to include your student’s name and high school on the back of the picture. If emailing, include “High School Graduate” in the subject line.
  • College Graduates - If your student will  be graduating from college this Spring, we would like to recognize them on June 3. Please submit your graduate’s name, college, and degree achieved to Jana at jdunsbergen@thechapel-efc.org and include“College Graduate” in the subject line by May 14.
 
 
Child Dedication - May 13
Child Dedication
Sunday, May 13, both hours

If you would like to have your child dedicated to the Lord, contact the church office at 269-429-1041 or click here to sign up.

 
 
Rummage Sale
Rummage Sale
Item Drop Off (in the MPR): May 13-15, 12:00-8:00 pm
Come Shop: May 17, 9:00 am-6:00 pm, May 18, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, & May 19, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Help support our teens as they raise funds to travel to the EFCA Challenge Conference this summer. We are accepting gently used items (no stained or torn clothing, mattresses, or tube televisions) May 13-15.

 
 
CM Volunteers Needed
Children's Ministries Summer Needs
  • Big House
    Big House starts in June and is an opportunity for us to give our regular Sunday school teachers the summer off. Please consider helping. All materials are provided. We are looking for volunteers to help once per month... that's just three Sundays this summer. Learn more and sign up.
  • VBS 2018: Game On!
    July 9-13

    We’re looking for adults and teens to share God’s truth and love and need about 100 committed role models to help with this life changing ministry. You won’t want to miss out on all the fun. There’s a position for everyone! Learn more.
  • SpringHill Day Camp
    August 6-10

    We need many adult and teen volunteers to make this week successful. There are a variety of ways for you to get involved with this great outreach. Learn more.
 
 
Israel Trip 2019
Israel Trip 2019
March 11-22, 2019
Information Meetings: May 17 & May 29, 7:00 pm

Pastor Phil is planning The Chapel's fourth trip to the Holy Land. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity. Learn more.

 
 

Connect with Us

Discover The Chapel Seminar - May 19
Discover The Chapel Seminar
Saturday, May 19, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you are new to The Chapel and would like to get to know us better, we encourage you to attend. This is a relaxed time to get to know the staff and learn more about what we believe. Childcare is available with advanced registration. Learn more and sign up to attend.
 
 
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 - May 6
Mission Minded Sunday
Sunday, May 6, 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. Learn more.
 
 
30 Days of Prayer - Begins May 15
30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World
May 15 - June 14
Join with Christians around the world in praying for the Muslim world each day of Ramadan. "30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World" is a booklet that will teach you about the Islamic faith and guide you to pray effectively 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! Copies of the adult and the kids versions of the prayer booklet are available free at the Missions kiosk.
 
 
Missionary Get-Together
Missionary Get-Together - Hillary Merwin
Monday, May 14, 7:00 pm
Please join us for a get-together with missionary Hillary Merwin, who is on home leave from the mission field. Hillary attended The Chapel before her most recent time serving in Bogotá, Colombia, and is the daughter of Alex and Laurie Merwin. The event will include coffee and dessert as Hillary shares about her experiences as a missionary serving God with South America Mission in Colombia.

Missionary Get-Together - Gabor Csikos
Sunday, May 20, 6:00 pm

Come hear from Gabor Csikos, Executive Director of Word of Life Hungary. Gabor will share about his work guiding this important ministry in Hungary. Dessert and beverages will also be served. Gabor would also be happy to meet with individuals or couples who would like to hear more about his current work and future plans for WOLH. Please contact him at gcsikos@eletszava.org to schedule a time while he is here, May 20-22.
 
Short-term Mission Trip - October 2018
Short-term Mission Trip to Word of Life Hungary
October 12-21 (approx.)
Word of Life Hungary (WOLH) runs a Bible Institute which attracts students from about 17 different countries and operates evangelistic summer camps that see many Hungarian youth place their faith in Jesus Christ each year. We plan to send 4-6 people to perform light carpentry, painting and other repair and renovation work on WOLH’s aging dormitories. Application deadline is June 3. Learn more.
 
 

Women's Ministry

Widow to Widow & Single Purpose Game Night - April 27
Widow to Widow & Single Purpose Game Night

Friday, April 27, 7:00-9:00 pm
Widow to Widow and Single Purpose are joining together for a fun Game Night! Come enjoy a variety of games or bring a game to share. Meet us at Ann Wilkinson’s home. Bring a snack or drink to share and a game. Questions? Contact Sue Lachman at suelachman@me.com.

 
Priscilla Shirer Simulcast - April 28
Priscilla Shirer Simulcast

Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Join women from around the world for this inspiring, one-day simulcast that focuses on the power of prayer and learning to study God's Word for yourself. Cost is $20 per person through April 15, $30 after (includes lunch and snacks). Learn more and register.

 
"One in a Million" Women's Bible Study
One in a Million Women's Bible Study

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm, May 9 - June 13
Modern day Christians often hear and understand the promises of God each Sunday morning at church, but then rarely choose to experience them in everyday life. In One in a Million, Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer invites us to change that pattern for good, living beyond our circumstances and expecting to see God move in miraculous ways day after day. Childcare provided up to age 5 (suggested donation of $3 per child per evening). Learn more and register.

 

The King's Men

The King's Men's Breakfast - May 5
The King's Men's Breakfast
Saturday, May 5, 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 hearty breakfast. This month we will have the opportunity to learn about the Warriors for the Homeless Ministry and how we can help serve those who are in need for Christ in their lives. Let us know you're coming.
 
 

Senior Ministry

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

We will continue our study of the second part of Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians.
 
 
Seniors Old Rugged Cross Road Trip & Hymn Sing
Seniors Old Rugged Cross Road Trip & Hymn Sing
Thursday, May 17, 12:00 pm

Join us at “the birthplace of The Old Rugged Cross” the historic Old Rugged Cross Church for a faith building hymn sing.  We’ll enjoy a box lunch at The Chapel ($5 per person) then we will carpool to Dowagiac. Sign up.
 
 

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 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 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, 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! *8th Graders are invited to attend Ignite for the remainder of the school year.
 
 

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! *8th Graders are invited to attend Ignite for the remainder of the school year.
 
 
Fast Food Frenzy
Fast Food Frenzy
Wednesday, May 2, 6:00-8:00 pm

It's time to eat your way to victory! Grab your friends and meet us for this fun, fast-paced game. Cost is $5 to participate. Learn more.
 
 

Children's Ministry

His Kids - Chapel Sunday School
What Kids Are Learning This Week
God wants us to show friendship and love to one another. The Holy Spirit changes the way we think and live so we can love one another as God has loved us.
 
Come Play
Come Play!
Sundays, 12:00-1:00 pm and Mondays and/or Thursdays, 9:00 am - 2:00 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 9-13
Vacation Bible School 2018: Game On!
July 9-13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

It’s time to gear up for the big game! So grab your megaphones, lace up your cleats, and tune up your horn. It’s go time! As kids get ready for the big game, they will learn that the goal is not competing in their own strength because God has already equipped them with everything they need! Chapel VBS is for kids entering K-5th grade and is free. Register HERE.

 
SpringHill Day Camp - August 6-10
SpringHill Day Camp at The Chapel
August 6-10, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register today!

Get ready for another great week at The Chapel! Day Camp is five days of SpringHill fun for kids who have completed Kindergarten-5th grade. Camp includes small group Bible teaching, high-energy large group sessions, and engaging activities including: archery, bungee trampoline, camp songs, climbing wall, tie dye t-shirts, and so much more! Learn more.

 
 
 
 

 

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