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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-efc.org for more information.
Super Books - Pre-Order Today
Super Books are here!
Our Super Books are here! You may pick up your copy by the Student Ministries Room Sunday, December 10 and 17, or in the church office during business hours. They are $39.95. Please make your check payable to Super Book. Payment is due when you pick up your Super Book. Thanks for your support to help send our students to the Challenge Conference in Summer 2018.
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.
Holiday Service Times
Christmas Eve Service Times
We will have three identical services on Christmas Eve, 10:00 am, 5:30 pm, and 7:30 pm. We will not be holding Sunday School or ABFs on this Sunday however, 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 Service Times - 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
Year-End Giving
Please remember The Chapel as you consider your year-end charitable contributions. Gifts to either the General Fund or to the Building Fund (for debt reduction) will help ensure that resources will be available to support the important ministries of this church body. Year-end giving needs to be post-marked or received by the church by December 31, 2017. Learn more about year-end giving.
Christianity Explored - Begins January 4 at the YMCA
Christianity Explored
Thursdays beginning January 4, 6:30-8:00 pm at the YMCA

Christianity Explored is an informal, relaxed, eight-week course anyone who wants to think about the meaning of life. It is run by ordinary Christian people and is completely free. You don’t need to know anything about the Bible, and you won’t be asked to pray or sing. You can ask any question you like, or you can sit and listen. Whoever you are, whatever you’re thinking, CE is a place for you to explore what life’s all about. Free childcare is available with advanced registration for children 6 weeks through 8 years old. Register for Christianity Explored.

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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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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. Scholarships are available for Chapel members and regular attenders. Contact Cathy at sjmperspectives@gmail.com for more details.


Women's Ministry

Ladies' Dine Out - December 13
Ladies' Dine Out
Wednesday, December 13, 11:30 am

This month we'll be meeting at Full Circle Café (5729 St. Joseph Ave., Stevensville). This is an informal time to get to know other women from The Chapel. There's no need to sign up... just show up and enjoy yourself!

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

Roundtable Groups - Begin the first week in January
Roundtable Groups
Beginning the first week of January

Roundtable Groups are small groups designed to help men build the relationships that are key to spiritual growth. They meet weekly and discuss content that is particularly relevant to men. This session we'll focus on 33 The Series Volume 2: A Man and His Story. Every man must understand and come to grips with the defining moments and key relationships that have shaped his unique “story.” A Man and His Story will help men learn from their past, come alive in their present and enjoy God’s best in the future. Learn more and sign up.


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 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! (Fusion will not meet December 24 & 31.)

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! (Fusion will not meet December 24 & 31.)
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! (Ignite will not meet December 24 & 31.)

Iron Groups Christmas Parties
Sunday, December 17, times TBA

More info to come.
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. (Illuminate will not meet December 24 & 31.)
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 will not meet December 27 and January 3.)
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, like Peter, they too can be used by God to tell others about Jesus.

"Partenting Christian Kids"
The December issue of our Children's Ministry Newsletter is now available. Find it 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!
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. (Awana will not meet December 27 and January 3.)



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