Weekly Update

 Sunday, September 17, 2017

Chapel Family,

I hope you are settled in for an awesome time of fun and growth here at Chapel this Fall.  God is doing great things, so make sure you read this email and stay current with all of the opportunities for you and your family to get involved.
We will continue our “All In” series this weekend with an important discussion on the nature and importance of community life.  I hope everyone can make it.
Have a great week and see you on Sunday.  
God Bless!!

Derek Duncan
Lead Pastor
Chapel of the Cross

Business Meeting:  There will be an upcoming Business Meeting on Thursday, September 21 at 7:00pm.

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.

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.

Men’s Tuesday Bible Study:  Join us as we continue studying the book of John in an informal and relational environment.   The Gospel of John is the definitive work of the life of Jesus Christ and the role of the Holy Spirit.  We meet every Tuesday night at 7:00pm and would love to have you join us when you are available. 

Berea Man Camp - BECAUSE MEN DON’T RETREAT!:  Join the Chapel Men on November 10-12 for Man Camp. From friendly competition on the field, to adventure on our high ropes course, to a cup of coffee and board games by the fire, there’s something for everyone at Man Camp.  With compelling teaching and worship and plenty of hearty food – it’s an opportunity to get away and spend a weekend relaxing and building your spiritual foundation in community with other men from New England. For more information click HERE

For more information about Chapel Men events, contact Chris.


Women’s Coffee Connection:  Join us at 9:30am on Saturday, September 23 for an opportunity to connect with other women, whether you have been coming to Chapel for 20yrs or just started attending last week. We look forward to meeting you so bring a friend or family member for a cup of java.

Women's Bible Study - The Bible Project:  
Tuesdays, September 19 - October 31 at 7:00pm
Contact: Lauren Ames  or for more details click HERE.

Women's Bible Study - Breaking Free:  "The Journey, The Stories by Beth Moore"
Wednesdays, September 13 - November 29 at 6:30pm.
Contact: Kristin Delaney or for more details click HERE.

Women's Bible Study - Becoming A Woman Who Loves:   
Thursdays, September 14 - November 30 at 6:45pm.  
Contact: Rhonda Shannon or for more details click HERE.

Women's Morning Study - Love Does: 
Fridays, September 15 - October 27 at 9:00am
Contact: Stephanie Stuchlik or for more details click HERE.

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.

Parent Meeting:  It’s a NEW school year and LOTS to catch you up on. Please set this time and date aside to join us for this meeting on Sunday, September 24 at 4:30pm.

Small Groups:  Every Sunday's  at 11:00am we have small group environments where students can grow in relationship with Jesus and with one another. The curriculum for these groups will aim towards NEW and YOUNG believers.

ReFuel:  On Sunday evenings from 4:30 – 6:30pm students will have a chance to grow in community with their peers. This night will include games, food, worship, teaching, and group discussions

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.

Infants & Toddlers:  Childcare is provided during both services in the Pre-K wing.

Pre-K Jr. Worship:  4 & 5 year olds meet during both services in the Pre-K wing for playtime, snack, and a Bible story.
Elementary K-5:  Kids in Kindergarten thru Fifth grade check in at  Jr. Worship in the foyer then enter the seminar room for worship in song and prayer.  K-2nd graders move to the Kidz Zone while the 3-5 graders remain in the seminar room as they learn from the Word of God in age-appropriate settings.

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

Kids Praise!:  Kids Praise! for boys and girls in Kindergarten through fifth grade is on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00pm.

Guided Play Dates and Kids Night Out:  We are moving our Guided Play Dates to the first Sunday of each month from 4:30–6:30pm to run simultaneously with the Kids Night Out events beginning October 1.  RSVPs for both of these events will be required the Wednesday beforehand. For more information or to register contact Tanya@chapelcares.com.

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

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.

Special Needs Buddy Volunteers:  The Special Needs Ministry is looking for volunteers to serve as 1:1 buddies with children in the children's ministry. The commitment would be 2x a month on Sundays or as a sub. Training will be provided.  If you are interested in helping families and adults in our church affected by disability please contact Kim Chernisky.

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

Chapel Missionary Partner:  Chapel Ministry of the Month for September is Converge Northeast and their Church Planting Ministry.  More information about this ministry can be found at the missions display.

Highlands Ministry, Alternating Sundays, 9:30am:  If you are interested in ministering to the residents of Highlands Retirement Home in Westborough, please contact Rick Needham.

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.