Chapel News

March 16: Chapel Closure Update

Posted by Jessica Grimes on

Dear Chapel Family, 

Having only been the Communications Director for just over a month, I’m not sure I was prepared for what we all experienced this past week. But what a privilege it is to serve here at the Chapel. I witnessed our staff team go beyond and above their regular duties to make sure church wasn’t canceled. On Sunday, I saw online engagement that we have never seen before. At a time when we can have a complicated relationship with social media, I am thankful it provides a place where we can come together and still worship our God. Thank you to each of you who joined us for worship yesterday. For those who did not have the opportunity to view our Sunday worship service yet, you can view it here:  

To continue to support and care for our community, programming at the Chapel will not be held Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20. The Chapel offices will continue to be closed through tomorrow. We will be sending another update by the end of the day Wednesday, March 18, as we continue to monitor the situation and seek guidance from health experts. 

In this time of uncertainty, I want to emphasize Travis’ encouragement to all of us: “Our first response to anything like this is prayer. God calls us to pray for our city, our community, our country, our leaders, and the world for which He gave His One and Only Son. I ask the entire Chapel family to unite in prayer for all who are affected, and that God’s healing power would be clearly displayed.” Reading through Psalms is a great way to pray, and I encourage you to refer back to our Psalms Reflection Challenge from two years ago. 

Church will never be canceled. It will just look a little different for a time. As we continue to encourage one another as a Chapel family, let’s learn to meet in new ways – through phone calls, social media, and conferencing tools to name a few. In the days to come, may we also follow the example of the Good Samaritan from Luke 10:25-37, who chose to slow down, suffer,sacrifice, and seek relationship. In doing doing so, he pointed us to the “Great Samaritan” – Jesus Christ. In spite of our current circumstances, remember, God is good and He will continue to be exalted. 

See you online, 

Jessica Grimes 
Communications Director 


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