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Christmas Musical
All Year Long — A Christmas Musical (Presented by The Chapel Choir)

December 15 & 16 starting at 7:00 p.m.
As Christians, we should view Christmas and Easter as if they are bound together, for we cannot observe one without thinking about the other. This musical is a reminder that—because of the birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension of the perfect Lamb of God—everyone can thankfully, joyfully, and obediently celebrate His love and grace all year long. Join us for light refreshments afterwards in the foyer.

 
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.

 

Members
Letter from the Nominating Committee

Members, please stop by the Information Center to pick up a letter from the Nominating Committee regarding your recommendations for new Elders and the next Nominating Committee.

 

 

 

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.

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

Holiday Shopping
If you're checking off those Christmas lists, be sure to use Amazon Smile, select "Chapel An Evangelical Free Church" and Amazon will donate to The Chapel! Shop on Amazon Smile. 

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 when Joseph’s brothers turned against him and tried to kill him, but God protected Joseph and used him as part of His plan to rescue his family. In a similar way, people turned against God’s Son, Jesus. Jesus’ death was God’s plan to rescue sinners.

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.

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 (no strings attached). 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. 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!
 
Illuminate
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. Please also bring an inexpensive White Elephant gift for our gift exchange! RSVP to jhanchey@gmail.com or text 269-338-0545. Feel free to call if you have any questions!
 
 
 
Illuminate
Edge Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 19 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the Student Ministries Room
Each year, Edge has a Christmas party and we start off with a nice dinner. Student Ministries will provide the main dish (ham), but we are asking all families to help contribute to the meal by signing up for an item on the list below. All food will need to be delivered hot and ready to serve at 5:45 p.m. We don't have access to ovens, so crockpots and disposable pans work well! If you have any questions, please contact Jana at jdunsbergen@thechapel-efc.org or at 429-1041 ext 222. SIGN UP.
 
 
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. 

High School Mission Trip 2019

High School Mission Trip 2019
Trip Dates: July 5–15, 2019 in Slatina, Romania
Application Deadline: January 27

This summer we will travel to Slatina, Romania to work with the people our “sister” church, Piatra Vie, where we'll help with Vacation Bible School for children, provide some sports ministries, and help with English as a second language classes. Every teen (and leader) who has attended a mission trip has come back with a new perspective on life, faith, and God, and has a renewed and stronger relationship with Jesus Christ. Please prayerfully consider this event for your teen. Learn more.

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!

Women's Ministry

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

 
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 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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