Posted by: pastortomvabeach | December 9, 2019

Christian Chapel Assembly of God Calendar of Events

Next Pastor Elected!
On Sunday, December 8, Christian Chapel unanimously voted to elect the next pastor.  His name will not be posted on-line until his current leadership makes it known to their church..  Praise God for what He has done and will do in the future.

Advent Services
Throughout the month of December, we focus our attention on the celebration of Jesus’ by lighting the candles of the Advent wreath.  Advent means “coming” and Jesus’ coming was the most important event in world history.  Why not make your Christmas celebration more meaningful this year by joining us each Sunday in Advent?

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Tuesday, December 24, 6:30 p.m.  Come to enhance your celebration of Christmas by turning your eyes to Jesus.  We will be singing Christmas carols by candlelight and sharing a short message of the grace of God is giving us Jesus.  The service will conclude within one hour so that you can enjoy your family Christmas Eve traditions.  Invite someone to come with you.

Sunday Morning Schedule
Study Groups (adults/teens) at 9 AM
Young Ambassadors (children 3-11) at 9 AM
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.

Life Groups
Life Groups are back in session.  Some are taking a break for the holidays.  Stay in touch with those in your group to know how the schedule will change during and after the holidays.  If you need help connecting with a group, find Peter Graves and he will help you find a place to land.

Zumba
Ladies Zumba every Tuesday, from 6-7 p.m.  All ladies are welcome regardless of level of fitness.  You will love the friendship and real workout.  For more information please contact Jean Crabb at 757-427-9371 or email ccagvb01@gmail.com.

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
Sundays: 9-10 a.m.  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 groups for everyone: age 3-11, Teens, Adult Men, Adult Women, and Adult Mixed.  These groups help individuals grow in bible knowledge and application so that we can better Make Jesus Known in our everyday life situations.

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.

Website.
Check out our new website at http://www.ccagvb.com. 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
Please address all email to: pastortom.ccag@gmail.com

Christian Chapel Email
Our new email address for all church coorespondence is ccagvb01@gmail.com.  Please discontinue using ccagvb@verizon.net and change to the new address.

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | December 9, 2019

Bible Reading for December 16-22

12/16 Psalms 81, 82, 83                Revelation 8
12/17 Psalms 84, 90                      Revelation 9
12/18 Psalms 107, 126                  Revelation 10
12/19 Ezra 5, 6, 7                            Revelation 11
12/20 Esther 1, 2                            Matthew 1 Luke 3
12/21 Esther 3, 4, 5                        Revelation 12
12/22 Esther 6, 7, 8                        Revelation 13

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | December 2, 2019

Thought For The Week December 8, 2019

The Christmas Carol O Little Town of Bethlehem, contains a refrain that tells us so much about why Jesus came and what He came to accomplish.  In the first verse we sing these words; Yet in thy dark streets shineth, the everlasting Light, the hopes and fears of all the years, are met in thee tonight.

In that brief statement the composer, Philipps Brooks, tells the gospel message.  It was in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago that God’s only Son was presented to the world in human flesh.  The One who created the world with a simple word, the One who breathed the breath of life into our first parents, the One who was and is and is to come, took on a body and was born a baby just like you and me.

But that baby was so much different from any and all of us.  In that little body dwelt “the everlasting Light”.  Jesus who is the Light of the world came to meet us face to face that first Christmas.

But Brooks goes on and unwraps the purpose for Jesus being here.  “The hopes and fears of all the years,” is a statement that literally describes the world and humanity.  Since the dawning of time man has hoped for a way to defeat the specter of death, for a way to overcome the fears that grip us about the end of life.  These hopes and fears throughout history drove people to adopt all forms of idol worship, intellectual wrestling, and ideas to cope with the hopes but mostly the fears.

The One born that first Christmas gathered all these hopes and fears unto Himself and brought the answer.  He would take the penalty of death, so that mankind would no longer have to struggle through life with the shadow of uncertainty and fear that death brings.  Jesus brought hope that was not wishful thinking but certainty.  John tells us God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son.  He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. (I John 5:12).

This not only tells us what Jesus came to do but also what we are here for.  If you know Jesus, if you have been redeemed so that you have the certain hope of eternal life, then you are a bearer of hope.  You have what all the world needs.  All you have to do it let people around you know.

How might you spread the hope of Christmas to a desperately needy world this year during the Christmas season?  Could you invite some folks you know for dessert and be ready when someone asks you for a reason of the hope that is in you?  Could you think about your own testimony of coming to Jesus so that you know what you would say if someone asked?  Could you invite someone to an Advent service or to the Christmas Eve service?  Let’s make this Christmas a time of giving someone hope.  Just a thought.

This Sunday, we will hear from our new pastor candidate and then convene a special business meeting to vote on his candidacy.  Please make sure that you are here.  Every vote matters and your support matters to him and his family.

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | December 2, 2019

Christian Chapel Assembly of God Calendar of Events

Special Business Meeting to Choose the Next Pastor!
On Sunday, December 8, immediately following the 10-30 a.m. service a special business meeting will be held for the purpose of a vote by the membership to choose the next pastor.  The Deacon Board has nominated a candidate to serve in that position.  He will speak at the morning service at 10:30 a.m.  Everyone who is part of Christian Chapel should plan to attend.

Advent Services
Throughout the month of December, we focus our attention on the celebration of Jesus’ by lighting the candles of the Advent wreath.  Advent means “coming” and Jesus’ coming was the most important event in world history.  Why not make your Christmas celebration more meaningful this year by joining us each Sunday in Advent?

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Tuesday, December 24, 6:30 p.m.  Come to enhance your celebration of Christmas by turning your eyes to Jesus.  We will be singing Christmas carols by candlelight and sharing a short message of the grace of God is giving us Jesus.  The service will conclude within one hour so that you can enjoy your family Christmas Eve traditions.  Invite someone to come with you.

Sunday Morning Schedule
Study Groups (adults/teens) at 9 AM
Young Ambassadors (children 3-11) at 9 AM
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.

Life Groups
Life Groups are back in session.  Check the Life Group listing on the back wall of the Worship Center to find a Life Group that will be a good fit for you and your family.  If you need help, find Peter Graves and he will help you find a place to land.

Zumba
Ladies Zumba every Tuesday, from 6-7 p.m.  All ladies are welcome regardless of level of fitness.  You will love the friendship and real workout.  For more information please contact Jean Crabb at 757-427-9371 or email ccagvb01@gmail.com.

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
Sundays: 9-10 a.m.  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 groups for everyone: age 3-11, Teens, Adult Men, Adult Women, and Adult Mixed.  These groups help individuals grow in bible knowledge and application so that we can better Make Jesus Known in our everyday life situations.

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.

Website.
Check out our new website at http://www.ccagvb.com. 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
Please address all email to: pastortom.ccag@gmail.com

Christian Chapel Email
Our new email address for all church coorespondence is ccagvb01@gmail.com.  Please discontinue using ccagvb@verizon.net and change to the new address.

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | December 2, 2019

Bible Reading for December 9-15

12/9    Zechariah 5, 6, 7, 8             Jude
12/10 Zechariah 9, 10                    Revelation 1
12/11 Zechariah 11, 12                 Revelation 2
12/12 Zechariah 13, 14                 Revelation 3, 4
12/13 Psalms 74, 75, 76                Revelation 5
12/14 Psalms 77, 78                      Revelation 6
12/15 Psalms 79, 80                      Revelation 7

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | November 26, 2019

Thought For The Week December 1, 2019

On this first Sunday of Advent, the Sunday following Thanksgiving Day, I want to encourage you to give thanks for God’s great gift of love in sending His Son, Jesus, to be our Savior.  As you show Him your gratitude, maybe plan out the next several weeks so that you avoid getting so caught up in the celebration that you forget about the One whom you celebrate.  Let’s make this a Christ-centered Christmas.  Just a thought.

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | November 26, 2019

Christian Chapel Assembly of God Calendar of Events

Special Business Meeting to Choose the Next Pastor!
On Sunday, December 8, immediately following the 10-30 a.m. service a special business meeting will be held for the purpose of a vote by the membership to choose the next pastor.  The Deacon Board has nominated a candidate to serve in that position.  He will speak at the morning service at 10:30 a.m.  Everyone who is part of Christian Chapel should plan to attend.

Advent Services
Throughout the month of December, we focus our attention on the celebration of Jesus’ by lighting the candles of the Advent wreath.  Advent means “coming” and Jesus’ coming was the most important event in world history.  Why not make your Christmas celebration more meaningful this year by joining us each Sunday in Advent?

Sunday Morning Schedule
Study Groups (adults/teens) at 9 AM
Young Ambassadors (children 3-11) at 9 AM
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.

Life Groups
Life Groups are back in session.  Check the Life Group listing on the back wall of the Worship Center to find a Life Group that will be a good fit for you and your family.  If you need help, find Peter Graves and he will help you find a place to land.

Zumba
Ladies Zumba every Tuesday, from 6-7 p.m.  All ladies are welcome regardless of level of fitness.  You will love the friendship and real workout.  For more information please contact Jean Crabb at 757-427-9371 or email ccagvb01@gmail.com.

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
Sundays: 9-10 a.m.  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 groups for everyone: age 3-11, Teens, Adult Men, Adult Women, and Adult Mixed.  These groups help individuals grow in bible knowledge and application so that we can better Make Jesus Known in our everyday life situations.

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.

Website.
Check out our new website at http://www.ccagvb.com. 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
Please address all email to: pastortom.ccag@gmail.com

Christian Chapel Email
Our new email address for all church coorespondence is ccagvb01@gmail.com.  Please discontinue using ccagvb@verizon.net and change to the new address.

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | November 26, 2019

Bible Reading for December 2-8

12/2    Ezekiel 42, 43, 44                1John 1
12/3    Ezekiel 45, 46                      1John 2
12/4    Ezekiel 47, 48                      1John 3
12/5    Ezra 1, 2                                1John 4
12/6    Ezra 3, 4                                1John 5
12/7    Haggai 1, 2                           2John
12/8    Zechariah 1, 2, 3, 4             3John

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | November 20, 2019

Thought For The Week November 24, 2019

On Sunday I spoke about what it means to manage our lives (our finances, time, abilities, etc.) as if it all belongs to God, because, frankly, it does.  I mentioned the idea of doing a blessing inventory to count up all of your assets.

Since this is the week-end prior to Thanksgiving Day and we are celebrating by joining together in a special service in which many will rise to share what God has done for them over the last year, wouldn’t it be appropriate to take a few minutes and actually do that blessing inventory?  I mean, make a list of all of your assets.  Don’t only think money, but think all of the stuff you have that makes your life easier (home, cars, furnishings, electronics, leisure items, etc.).  Then list all of the intangible blessings you have (life, health, family, friends, church, spiritual blessings, etc.).  Somewhere in there should probably be the ability you have to get all these blessings (skills, education, experience, etc.) and the privilege of living in this nation.

Once you have that list, give yourself ample time to take in the fact that the entire list, everything there, comes from God.  None of it is yours because of your own goodness, ability, aptitude, or wealth.  God gave everything!

When you begin to grasp the magnitude of that truth, the overwhelming extravagance of all God has given and done for you, give thanks.  If you can stop giving thanks, invite someone you know to try the same thing.  Maybe this holiday we get to celebrate will have a whole lot more meaning this year than it ever had before.  Just a thought.

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | November 20, 2019

Christian Chapel Assembly of God Calendar of Events

Thanksgiving Candlelight Service.
Sunday, November 24, 10:30 a.m.  Come for the special candlelight service where we share testimonies of God’s goodness and join together in the Lord’s Supper.  This service is always an intimate and moving time to hear what God has done during the past year.  Prepare your testimony so you can be audible, brief and Christ-centered.

Operation Christmas Child.
Now is the time to begin stuffing your shoe boxes so a child who would not typically receive a Christmas gift can be blessed.  Each child also receives a presentation of the gospel and an invitation to a follow-up discipleship class.  Turn in date is Sunday, November 24, right here at Christian Chapel.  Will you bless one or more children this year?

Thanksgiving Food Baskets
We are gathering food items to fill baskets of food for people right in our area who are less fortunate than we are.  Please get you items to the church by Sunday, November 24, so we can prepare the baskets for pick-up the week before Thanksgiving.  You can bless someone who may not get a Thanksgiving meal.

Special Business Meeting to Choose the Next Pastor!
On Sunday, December 8, immediately following the 10-30 a.m. service a special business meeting will be held for the purpose of a vote by the membership to choose the next pastor.  The Deacon Board has nominated a candidate to serve in that position.  He will speak at the morning service at 10:30 a.m.  Everyone who is part of Christian Chapel should plan to attend.

Sunday Morning Schedule
Study Groups (adults/teens) at 9 AM
Young Ambassadors (children 3-11) at 9 AM
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.

Life Groups Launch
Life Groups are back in session.  Check the Life Group listing on the back wall of the Worship Center to find a Life Group that will be a good fit for you and your family.  If you need help, find Peter Graves and he will help you find a place to land.

Zumba
Ladies Zumba every Tuesday, from 6-7 p.m.  All ladies are welcome regardless of level of fitness.  You will love the friendship and real workout.  For more information please contact Jean Crabb at 757-427-9371 or email ccagvb01@gmail.com.

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
Sundays: 9-10 a.m.  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 groups for everyone: age 3-11, Teens, Adult Men, Adult Women, and Adult Mixed.  These groups help individuals grow in bible knowledge and application so that we can better Make Jesus Known in our everyday life situations.

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.

Website.
Check out our new website at http://www.ccagvb.com. 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
Please address all email to: pastortom.ccag@gmail.com

Christian Chapel Email
Our new email address for all church coorespondence is ccagvb01@gmail.com.  Please discontinue using ccagvb@verizon.net and change to the new address.

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