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Pastor Appreciation
October is Pastor Appreciation Month! Please take a moment to express your appreciation to our pastors by writing them a note and placing it in the baskets outside of the Worship Center.

Learning Opportunitiy
Former Adventist Fellowship Conference — Adult Bible Fellowship
Presented by Life Assurance Ministries

Sunday, November 4 at 9:00 and 10:35 a.m. in Room 153
The nature of Christ, the nature of sin, the nature of death, the nature of man—all are different in Adventism. Come and learn about the beliefs that separate Adventists from Biblical Christianity. The editor of Proclamation magazine, Colleen Tinker, will lead this important teaching. Rolaant McKenzie, former librarian for the Ellen White Archives in California will also share his story.

Learning Opportunity
Former Adventist Fellowship Conference — Sunday Evening Session
Presented by Life Assurance Ministries

Sunday, November 4 from 6:00–7:30 p.m. in Room 153
Come learn how Adventism's prophet, Ellen White, taught about Jesus and the Trinity—foundational testing truths in Christianity. How does Adventism's current teaching differ from Christianity? Also, hear why Adventists leave their denomination and the great need for outreach to former Adventists. The meeting will end with a Q&A.

Learning Opportunity
Former Adventist Fellowship Conference — Monday Evening Session
Presented by Life Assurance Ministries

Monday, November 5 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. in Room 153
Did you know that even the meanings of words are different to Adventists? Learn what Adventists mean when they say: "we have hope", "we are saved", "justification", "death", "the Trinity", "sin", etc. Dale Ratzlaff will share the three Adventist doctrines that undermine the Gospel, ending with a Q&A.

Starting Point Lunch
Starting Point Lunch

Sunday, November 11 from 12:15–1:30 p.m. in Room 153
If you're new to The Chapel, we invite you to our Starting Point Lunch. This informal lunch is a great time for you to connect with other new people, get to know our Chapel staff, and ask some questions. You'll also learn a bit about The Chapel and our ministries. (If you have already attended a Discover The Chapel Seminar, we would still love for you to come to this lunch.) We offer childcare for infants through grade 2. Children in 3rd grade and above are invited to join us for lunch. Register Here.

Surviving the Holidays
Surviving The Holidays

Sunday, November 11 from 3:00–5:00 p.m. 
Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated? The "Surviving the Holidays" seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. This event is free but we do ask that you please register.

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.
Spiritual Gifts Survey
Spiritual Gifts 

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!



Mondays 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.

Children's Ministry

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. 
His Kids - Chapel Sunday School
What Kids Will Be Learning This Sunday

This Sunday we'll learn about God's promise to bless all the world through Abraham. God sent Jesus from His home in heaven
to be born on earth into Abraham’s family. Through Jesus, all the nations of the earth are blessed because Jesus saves people from their sins.

Awana Open House - Sept. 26

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.

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.
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!
Drivers Needed

Drivers Needed for Middle School Service Scavenger Hunt 
Wednesday, November 7, 5:45–8:00 p.m.

We are looking for drivers for the Middle School Service Scavenger Hunt. Teens will be on teams and will have different service tasks to do around the area. Drivers need to be 21 years or older and have a valid drivers license. Please contact Jana at jdunsbergen@thechapel-efc.org or 269-429-1041 ext. 222 to be a driver or Sign Up Here.

Service Scavenger Hunt

Edge Service Scavenger Hunt 
Wednesday, November 7, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Who can you serve? What can you do to help? Take the challenge...the Service Scavenger Hunt challenge! Edge Middle Schoolers will be broken into teams and given a list of various "services" to perform. Each task or project is worth a different amount of points. Teams with the highest number of points will win prizes! Cost is $5 (must bring with you as some of the tasks require a small amount of cash). Drop off and pick up at The Chapel. Kids will be transported around the area. Questions? Contact Pastor Dan at 269-429-1041.

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!

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. 

Fallin Out

Ignite Fallin Out
Sunday, October 28 from 6:00–9:00 p.m. at Lemoine's KOA Coloma (3527 Coloma Rd., Benton Harbor)

We're Fallin Out of The Chapel for the night. We'll have a bonfire, good grub, games, and more! Make sure to invite your friends. Drop off and pick up is at KOA.

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!


Chapel in Action
Chapel in Action
Saturday, October 27

Join us and others from our Chapel family as we serve the community in Jesus' name. Meet at The Chapel at 8:00 a.m. for a time of prayer and orientation (unless otherwise noted). In case of rain, outdoor teams will be reassigned to maintenance work at The Chapel. Click here to register for a serving opportunity!

Mission Minded Sunday
Mission Minded Sunday
Sunday, November 11 at 9:00 and 10:35 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room

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.

We will hear from:

  • Robin McBride, Principal of Grace Christian School in Watervliet, and others will speak about that school's work.
  • Jessica Acmoody, Principal of River of Life School in Benton Harbor will update us as well.
  • Ian and Laura Jackson will report on their recent medical and related work in Bangladesh.
  • Our recent Short-Term Team to Word of Life Hungary will report on their work supporting the Bible Institute and summer camps there by remodeling a dormitory.

Women's Ministry

Women's Bible Study
Friday Morning Bible Studies

Fridays from 9:15–11:30 a.m.
Ladies, please join us for our Fall Women's Bible Studies. First we will gather as a large group to have our hearts and minds drawn to Jesus. Then we will spend the rest of the time in small groups studying, discussing God's word, sharing prayer needs, and praying together. Childcare from birth to six years with age-appropriate programming is available. Register here.

Women's Bible Study
Women's Monday Evening Bible Study

Mondays from 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Ladies, please join us for our Fall Women's Monday Night Bible Study: Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer. This study invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with God, one that can make hearing Him—His will, heart, and voice—your ongoing experience. Cost is $14. Register Here.

Ladies' Morning Out 

Saturday, October 20 at 9:30 a.m.–Noon (Open House Style) in Room 153
Enjoy breakfast, fellowship, and learning about the Tabitha Ministry. We'll also play games, relax & unwind, laugh with friends, and catch up on crafts. A free-will donation will be given to the Tabitha Ministry. Please bring a breakfast item to share! Sign up in the foyer or register here!

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

Saturday, October 27 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!

Game Night
Widow to Widow and Single Purpose Game Night

Friday, November 2 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. at Laura Jewell's Home
Widow to Widow and Single Purpose ladies are joining together for a fun game night! Please bring your favorite game, a snack to share, and a friend. No need to RSVP. Simply come for an evening of fun. Questions? Contact Sue Lachman at 269-470-8896.

Ladies Dine Out – Red Coach Donuts

Tuesday, November 13 at 8:30 a.m.
Come and enjoy food and fellowship as we have dinner together.


The King's Men

Man bash
Man Bash
Saturday, October 20, doors open at 11:00 a.m., game starts at Noon. Join us in the Multi-Purpose Room!

Chapel Men, friends, and boys 6th grade and older, come enjoy some football, FREE food, and lots of fun including giveaways! Register here.

Roundtable Groups
Roundtable Groups — New Study "33 Series Vol. 4 – 'A Man and His Work'"
Starting the week of October 22

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.

Seniors Engaged in Ministry

Seniors Bible Study
Senior Bible Study—The Greatest Hits of the Psalter
Thursday, November 8 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 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.
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