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Chapel Weekly Email - November 2, 2021

Chapel Weekly Email - November 2, 2021

November 02, 2021


Service times are sticking but our locations are switching!

Beginning THIS Sunday, Nov. 7, our 9am service will move inside and our 11am service will move outside. You can always worship online anytime at wcchapel.org/worship

Don't forget: Daylight saving ends this Sunday! Be sure to set your clocks back one hour.

Last Sunday 

"They lifted their voices together to God" – Acts 4:23-31

The Holy Spirit makes us bold witnesses. The cross of Jesus makes us humble witnesses. What does it mean to be bold witnesses? What are we to be bold about? How do we respond to governing authorities if they attempt to silence our witness?

To learn more about the Annual Focus, click HERE. To hear and see more from our Sunday worship services, visit wcchapel.org/worship.

Upcoming Events

Family Night: Fall Festival

THIS Thursday, Nov. 4 from 5:30-7pm, outside
Everyone in the Chapel Family is invited to come together 
for activities and worship music! We will have hayrides, crafts, a cake walk, pumpkins, and more! Dinner will be provided. Please register by clicking the link below.


Senior Ministry Coffee and Chat

Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 9:30-11am
You are invited for a chance to reconnect with other seniors and share conversation, coffee or tea, and “goodies” under the tent. Contact: Karen Thompson at  , 757-291-6819. Please register by Friday, Nov. 5 using the link below so we will know how much to prepare.


Starting Point

Are you interested in membership? Join our Starting Point class on Sunday, Nov. 14 from 12:30-2pm
Contact Hunter Ruch at   or register using the link below.


Serve Opportunities

Live Nativity 2021: The Journey to Jesus

Would you be willing to help us make this dream a reality?
This year’s celebration is called Live Nativity 2021: The Journey To Jesus and will be held nightly of Dec. 17-19 from 6-9pm. Attendees will be guided through seven scenes of the Christmas story culminating with a visit to the manger in Bethlehem. Volunteers are needed now and each night of the event. The fastest way to express your support is to fill out the form at wcchapel.org/livenativity or call the church office at 757-229-7152. In the video above, click to hear more details from our Minister of Choral Arts, Bill Price.


Shoebox Gifts for Kids

We invite you to support children in need through Grove’s Christmas Outreach opportunities. Starting Sunday, Nov. 7 until Nov. 21 you can take a tag to donate gifts for their Shoebox Gifts for Kids program (you do not need to provide the shoebox) or take a tag to put together a family basket. You can choose a tag from the Christmas trees located in the Main Foyer and Children's Ministry area. Donations can be dropped off at the Grove van located in the Chapel parking lot on Nov. 14, 21 & 28. 



Women's Open Door Advent: Serve & Celebrate

Tuesdays, Nov. 9 & 16 from 6:30-8:30pm
OR Wednesdays, Nov. 10 & 17 from 10-11:30am
Join us as we gather together before the Advent season for fellowship and to hear from a speaker. As a service project, we will pack Christmas boxes for students at the Merrimac Juvenile Detention Center. Please invite friends and neighbors to join us! This is a free event and no registration is required.
For more information, contact: 


Serve Day: Saturday, Nov. 13

Opportunity for small groups and individuals to serve together at Restoration Farms in Crewe, Va.

Serve with our Consortium churches by providing yard work and other assistance. Restoration Farms is a non-profit organization that provides a retreat center for those in need of rest within ministry. The owners have been working long hours with the Afghan refugees housed at Ft. Pickett and the farm is in need of care. Contact: Steve Bretbeil at 757-708-6798


Pray for Virginia Cities

Three organizations, Greater Williamsburg Movement, the Hampton Roads City Collective, and the Virginia Unity Project are committed to go to “the altar” in prayer for 2021. As part of 31 churches/prayer groups that have adopted a day a month to pray for our cities, state, nation, and world, the Chapel has committed to the first Thursday of every month. 

November Week One Theme: Reconciliation between churches and races  
Thursday, Nov. 4: Ask the Lord to make our lives and behavior (as a unified church) an example that will bring healing to our communities 
Bible Verse: II Corinthians 5:18 – “All this is from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.”  

Thank you for joining us in this commitment! 


Stay Connected

Condolences

We extend our prayers and sympathy to the following families:

- the Barrow family on the passing of Amy's father, David Richard Kiewiet.
- the Buckner family on the passing of Sheryl's daughter, Jaime Buckner. A Celebration of Life will be held at Grace Covenant Church on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2pm.
- the Hanson family on the passing of Ray's father, Don Hanson.

Devotion and Prayer 

Wednesdays at 9:30, under the tent and online

Join us for prayer and fellowship every Wednesday. You can pray with us either in-person under the tent or online at wcchapel.org/devotions, Facebook, and YouTube. If you cannot join us at 9:30am, the most recent prayer time is also available on our website in addition to Facebook and YouTube.

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Prayer/Pastoral Care

If you are in need of prayer, submit your prayer request on our digital Prayer Wall HERE. As always, please call the church office at 757-229-7152 with any pastoral care needs. For more information on receiving care, click HERE. If you can provide help, click HERE to view opportunities. 

Sunday Worship

Sundays at 9am (inside), 11am (outside), online anytime
Both worship services are livestreamed at wcchapel.org/worshipFacebook, or YouTube. Join us 15 minutes prior to each service for highlights from the past week, special online-only updates, and to connect in the chat boxes with our online hosts.


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