Weekly Update

 Sunday, November 19, 2017

Dear Chapel Family,

We have been learning some great things about gratitude in our new sermon series.  It is our hope and prayer that we would all live in a constant spirit of gratitude and completely overflow with thankfulness in all circumstances.  This week we are talking about how praising God and singing helps us in the development of a grateful heart.  I hope you can join us on Sunday.

 Also, don’t forget that we are saying goodbye to Bethany Needham in her role here as student director this Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm.  Please join us as we celebrate all the great things that God has done through Bethany and her ministry.


God Bless, 


Derek Duncan

Lead Pastor

Chapel of the Cross


Farewell Celebration:  On Sunday evening November 19, we will have a farewell celebration for our Student Ministries Director Bethany Needham.  ALL (parents, students, kids) are invited to join us from 4:30-6:00pm here at Chapel.

Serving at Spectrum Health Systems: Thanksgiving is approaching and if you are interested in serving dinner to young adults struggling with addiction, on Thursday, November 23 at 9:30am, it would truly be a blessing to them and you. We are in need of 25 volunteers for this special event. Please contact Mike Adams at Madams@nexdine.com for more information.

For The Love of Chocolate:  Come enjoy delicious treats and sweet company.  Vote for your favorite dish and learn about upcoming Spring 2018 Women’s Ministry Events on Saturday, December 2 at 2:00pm.

Soup & Bread Potluck and Carol Sing:  Join us as at 6:00pm on  December 3 for our annual evening of food, fellowship and carols.  Please bring your favorite soup, bread and/or dessert to share.

Big Brother, Big Sister Event:  This event allows the children in the program to enjoy holiday themed fun with their mentors on December 9 at 12:30pm here at Chapel. If you would like to volunteer please sign-up at the Welcome Center. You can also participate by donating items for the event. For more information contact Colleen Schroth at Colleen.Schroth@bbbscm.org or the Chapel Office.

Worship Slide Volunteers:  If you are interested in serving with the Worship Slide Team on Sunday mornings contact Pastor Daryl.

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Life Groups:  We would love to help you find a Life Group that fits your life. You can learn more about our upcoming Life Group meetings HERE. Please fill out the registration form online or at the Welcome Center and we will contact you soon.

Sunday AM Life Group: 9:30am in the Conference Room.

Marriage Sunday School Class: Marriage group meets at 11:00am in the Living Room. Please join us for a little snack and fellowship as we watch a video and discuss how the lesson can be applied to our everyday lives to help strengthen our marriages.

For more information about Chapel Life Groups, contact Daryl

Men’s Bible Study Fellowship:  This group of men from Chapel and the community meet together for an in depth bible study and prayer every Monday night at 7:00pm.

Chapel Men’s Tuesday Bible Study:  Join us as we continue to study God’s Word in an informal and relational environment. We meet every Tuesday night at 7:00pm and would love to have you join us when you are available. 

For more information about Chapel Men events, contact Chris.

Women’s Coffee Connection:  Join us at 9:30am on Friday, December 1 at the Delaney home for an opportunity to connect with other women. Please feel free to contact Kristin for more information at mpslayton@gmail.com. (child care WILL be provided)

Women's Ministry Facebook Page:  Did you know we have a Facebook page? Please join here to connect with other Chapel ladies and find out about the latest announcements. Also, if you know of someone new to Chapel who would like to be on our email list, please have them contact the office so they can be added to our Contact Group.

For more information about Chapel Women events, contact Stephanie.

Student Discipleship Group:  Middle School and High School discipleship groups are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00pm!  Discipleship Small Groups are for students who are growing in their faith and want to go deeper.  It's an evening of studying Scripture, prayer, and worship. Pre-registration is required. Parents and/or students please email Bethany Needham at Bethany@chapelcares.com to register.

If you would like more information or have any questions about Student Ministries, please contact Bethany.

Boys Brigade and GEMS:   Boys Brigade for boys in first thru fifth grade and GEMS for girls in Kindergarten thru fifth grade is on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 4:30-6:30pm.

Kids Praise!:  Boys and girls in Kindergarten thru fifth grade are invited to Kids Praise!, the creative arts ministry, on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm as we rehearse for this year’s Christmas musical.

If you would like to receive regular updates about special events for kids as well as weekly devotionals, please contact Tanya.

Help for Acute and Chronic Special Needs:  Do you or a loved one have special needs and could benefit from some help from your Chapel family?  The Special Needs Ministry is here to help you whether you have chronic needs or acute, short-term needs. Please contact Sarah Stine at sarah.stine@icloud.com, Kim Chernisky at chernisky126@yahoo.com, or Tanya Legro at tanya@chapelcares.com.

For the Hearing Impaired:  Assisted Listening Devices are available during our Sunday morning worship services for the hearing impaired at the Sound Booth.

For the Visually Impaired:  Large Print Bibles are available for the visually impaired at the Sound Booth.

Contact Sarah or Kim for more information about Chapel's Special Needs Ministry.

Chapel Missionary Partner:  The Chapel Ministry Partner for the month of November is Rick and Myla Berry with Converge Worldwide in the Philippines.  More information about their ministry can be found at the missions display.

Detox  Ministry @ Healthlink:  If you would like serve in this ministry from 3:00-5:00pm on the first Sunday of every month, please contact Lisa.

Serve Worcester Community Dinner, Second Saturday of Each Month, 5:15-7:15pm:  Join us as we partner with Pleasant Street Baptist Church at 6 Ashland Street in Worcester to serve dinner to needy people. If you are interested in helping, please arrive at Pleasant Street Baptist Church by 5:00pm to set up, serve the meal, and clean up. For more information, please email office@chapelcares.com, attn: Glenn Margosian.