Posted by: pastortomvabeach | September 6, 2017

Calendar of Events

Ways to Reach Out to Texas
Many are wondering how we can help so many who are suffering through the devastation due to Hurricane Harvey. Of course, the best way we can help is by praying for all of those who are displaced, discouraged, and distressed by this unprecedented storm.

We can also offer real-time assistance by donating to organizations who are on the ground already bringing relief. The rescue and recovery effort will not be over in a day, week, or even a year. We, who are safe and secure, can help to keep these organizations functioning by donating generously. The Potomac Ministry Network suggests and we agree, that Convoy of Hope ( or Christ In Action ( are both excellent in working in these kinds of devastating situations. Christ In Action and Convoy of Hope met up last week and have joined forces to help those in need. You can also forward your donations to Christian Chapel Assembly of God ( and we will see that the funds are forwarded expeditiously.

You have always been a generous and caring people. Thank you for stepping up to support ministries that bring necessary help and the good news of Jesus Christ in this historic storm and recovery effort.

Sunday Morning Schedule
Study Groups (adults/teens/children) at 9 AM Note: we begin our new Sunday School for kids age 3-11 on Sunday, June 11. Bring your children.
Worship at 10:30 AM
Nursery for children age 2 and under
Children’s Ministry for children age 3 through 6th grade. Children will be dismissed after singing to a service tailored to their age groups.

Kid’s Day Celebration, Picnic, and Family Olympics
Sunday, September 10, beginning at the morning worship service, we will celebrate our children and what they mean to the church and our families. After the service we will picnic together here on the grounds and then hold another spirited Family Olympics. Please plan to come to honor our children, bring your burgers, dogs, etc. to barbecue, and get your Olympic team together. You will have a great time with some wonderful people.

Quarterly Night of Worship & Family Game Night
Sunday, September 17, 6:00 p.m.
Come out to spend an extended time in the presence of the Lord lifting our hearts and voices to Him in praise and worship. This is always a great time to connect
with the Lord and listen to the Holy Spirit’s voice.

After worship we’ll host a time of fun and games. Bring your favorite board or card game and we’ll all join in on the fun. There will be light snacks and drinks for all.

Life Groups Fall Semester Begins
Life Groups will be in full swing for the fall semester beginning the week of September 17. Now is the time to connect with your Life Group or, if you have never been in one, to find a place to connect. We have groups for empty nesters to families with children that meet either on Sunday or Wednesday each week. Life on life, face to face, discussion and application of God’s Word will have an affect on your spiritual growth that is fantastic. Get connected today!

Christian Chapel Membership
If you have been a regular at Christian Chapel we are grateful for your fellowship and ministry participation. Being regular, we encourage you to apply for official membership with this local body. The standard of membership is actually pretty simple:
1. Show evidence of being saved by trusting in Jesus Christ (John 1:12)
2. Show evidence of a consistent Christian life by practicing Christian disciplines and avoiding obvious sin as a lifestyle.
3. Fully agree with the tenets of faith in our By-laws (the 16 Fundamental Beliefs of the Assemblies of God).
4. Be willing to regularly support the church financially according to your ability.
To become a member simply fill out an application and hand it to pastor Tom, Doug, Cheryl, or one of the deacons or staff members. Thanks again for you commitment to this local church and Making Jesus Known.

Sunday Morning Growth Groups
Small groups designed to learn Bible truth and application in a
setting that is non-threatening, friendly, and suited to every taste.
We currently have three adult and one teen group enjoying the
following studies:
Tweens (8-11): Classroom 1, Children’s Wing
Teens: Radiant Life Curriculum
Adult Men: Stepping Up by Dennis Rainey
Adult Women: Full Armor of God, by Priscilla Schirer. This study began on January 22, so you can still get in on the ground floor.
Adult Mixed: Beginning, Sunday, March 12, a study of Ravi Zacharias’ new book Jesus Among Secular Gods. This study will give you ideas for conversations with those who are wrapped up in atheism, relativism, etc.
Newcomers: This four week group acquaints anyone new to Christian Chapel with our mission, purpose, and vision for Making Jesus Known in our community. The group is held in four-week sessions throughout the year. Contact Peter or Sommer Graves at 757-427-9371 to find out when the next session begins.

RISE Student Ministries – Christian Chapel Youth
RISE, a group for teens, ages 12 to 18 meets every Friday from 7 pm to 9 pm., to teach our teens to live for Christ in their current context and prepare them to live as Christian adults when that day comes.

Zumba Resumes!
Ladies! Zumba will be starting back up on Tuesday, September 12, at 6 p.m. This class is free and open to all ladies. It’s a great way to get in shape or keep in shape plus you get to meet and spend time with some great people. For more information you can call Jean at 757-427-9371 or email

Sermon Based Life Groups
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to study out what you hear on Sunday morning or to discuss it with a few close friends from church? What might that do for you in terms of helping you live out and apply the teaching from the Bible? Have you ever wanted to know that you had a few people in the church you were really close to and could count on? Sermon-based Life Groups are the answer! We currently have eight groups that meet in homes throughout the community. We will form more groups as leaders are trained and available. If you are interested in connecting with a Life Group call the office at 757-427-9371 or email Pastor Cheryl Pickford at

Check out our new website at Please tell us if there is anything we can do to make our website better.

On-Line Giving
You can now make donations on our website and even designate your offerings. Just go to the website and click on “Giving”. You’ll find the on-line giving link at the bottom of that page.

Pastor’s Email
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