Conference and District News

A special-called session of the North Central Jurisdiction (NCJ) Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church was held on Tuesday, January 23 “for the sole purpose of approving new episcopal areas for episcopal assignments to be effective September 1, 2024.” Delegates to this special-called NCJ Jurisdictional Conference voted to form two new episcopal areas, one …

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Lay Servant Training Scheduled

There are two options coming up in April. Lay Servant Advanced Class, Go Preach Pew to Pulpit, will be held in three sessions: April 12, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., April 13, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and April 27, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Lockwood UMC, 3680 Manchester Road, Akron, 44319. To register, contact …

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Blessing Box

Blessing Boxes are stocked with non-perishable food items, basic toiletries, baby supplies, and anything else that might be considered a blessing to someone who finds themselves in need. Items are anonymously donated and anonymously received and available at any time day or night. Our Blessings Box is located just beyond the handicap ramp where the …

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Save the Date

On Wednesday, April 24th, Chapel UMC is hosting the wedding of Rev. Shannon & Jim Pitorak at 4pm in the Chapel in the Woods with a reception following the ceremony in the party hall.

Easter Flowers

Would you like to order an Easter flower in memory or in honor of loved ones? These beautiful flowers will be used to help decorate our sanctuary on Easter Sunday. Please complete the order form below and mail your check to: Chapel UMC2019 Hubbard Rd.Madison, OH 44057 Deadline for orders is: Friday, March 15th

Worship News

Everyone looks forward to celebrating Easter! Lent is a somber season of reflection that leads up to Good Friday and the joyous celebration of Christ’s resurrection on Easter. Palm Sunday is March 24th, the start of Holy week – we’ll have our 10am worship. This year we will be having a Maundy Thursday service at …

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New Members Class

Has the Lord been tugging on your heart? Ready to take the next step on your faith journey? Want to learn more about the beliefs of the United Methodist Church? Ready to learn more about discipleship? Pastor Lenore will be offering a new member class that will meet after worship starting April 14th. Contact the …

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Lenten Lunch Services

The Madison Christian Ministers Association (MCMA) is sponsoring Lenten Lunch Services at noon time at Central Congregational Church during the season of Lent – starting Ash Wednesday 2/14/24 through 3/27/2024. Lunch will be served at noon followed by the service and a message. On Good Friday, March 29th, at noon, will be a community Good …

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Reiki Treatments Now Available

WHAT IS REIKI? Reiki is a hands-on energy healing technique that reduces stress and promotes healing. It helps restore and balance physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing, activating the body’s natural healing processes. Developed in the early 1900s by Mikao Usui, the term Reiki is from the Japanese words rei, meaning “universal,” and ki, which refers …

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Scholarships

Once again we are offering scholarships to high school graduates going to college in the fall. The application and rules are available below. All applications are due by March 15th and the scholarships will be awarded by April 15th. Any questions – please contact the church office by email or phone. Thanks.

From the Trustees

The Trustees met on January 18th to discuss goals for 2024. We pray and hope that 2024 will be gentle on the funds we need to maintain and improve our building. Mr. Means has been busy replacing lights with LED bulbs in the basement and elsewhere throughout the building. We are approaching 100% completion on …

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Puzzle Group

Do you enjoy putting puzzles together? Do like to put puzzles together with others? All interested in forming a small group where we can have fellowship and put a puzzle together once a week – please talk with Larry in the church office. We can use the large round table in the nursery/wedding room when …

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Conference and District News

The East Ohio Conference has reorganized into 4 new districts. The new offices opened January 15th, 2024. Chapel United Methodist Church is now part of the Northern Waters District. Our new superintendents are Rev. Bruce Hitchcock and Rev. Angela Lewis. Lisa Huston is the administrative assistant. Please see the bulletin board for more information.

Lenten Sermon Series

Holy Vessels: A Lenten Journey of Recovery Living on the shores of Lake Erie, we sometimes are lucky enough to find some beach glass. Each piece has a story of transformation embedded in it, changing from just a piece of glass from a bottle somewhere into a beautiful, multi-faceted gem. What a transformation! Each of …

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Offering Envelopes

The number of people using offering envelopes has decreased over the years. So for the 2024 year, the finance committee has decided to offer those interested in using offering envelopes to submit a request form telling the finance committee how many envelopes to provide. You may use the form below or use one that is …

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Order Your Poinsettias

We are taking orders for poinsettias to be purchased In Memory or In Honor of loved ones. They will be used to help decorate our sanctuary during the Christmas season. Please complete the order form below and submit your payment to the church office or mail to: Chapel UMC2019 Hubbard Rd.Madison, Ohio 44057 All orders …

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Blue Christmas

Overwhelmed? Need hope? Holiday times can be difficult if you have lost a loved one, a relationship, a job, or your health. Find healing and hope and enjoy Christmas carols at our Blue Christmas and Healing Service Refreshments to follow. Love offering will go to Hannah’s Home in Mentor. Sunday, December 10th at 3pm

New Prayer & Meditation Room

We have finally been able to complete the make over of the library into our Prayer/Meditation Room. There is a red easy chair for quiet relaxing time – one may pray, meditate or take a power nap and let God speak to you in your dreams. You may choose to read – there are books …

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Mystery Munchies Fundraiser

Thanks to all who made our Mystery Munchies an evening of fun, food, and laughter. The gift baskets and homemade bakery story were amazing. The bible story appetizers were guessed without too many hints and we had some game winners too. Below is a picture of the game Lazarus’ Wrap. Our proceeds after expenses were …

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Worship News

Our Advent sermon series will be “Expecting the Unexpected”. Life is filled with surprises and the Christmas story is no exception. Explore the surprises and the promises of Advent as you prepare your hearts in a new way for the birth of Jesus. Christmas Eve is on a Sunday this year and it is also …

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Mystery Munchies Auction Fundraiser

Saturday, October 28th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm Have some fun! Find some gift baskets for Christmas! Bid on two handmade quilts and delightful homemade desserts! Taste some mystery munchies. There will be games and prizes. Invite a friend or two or more for an evening of fun and fellowship that will benefit the general fund …

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Suicide Prevention Awareness

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. We will recognize suicide prevention awareness on Sunday, September 24th. The suicide and crisis hotline is 988.

From the Trustees

It has been a very busy summer! Starting at the end of May, our hot water tank broke its seal and flooded the basement. We hired ProServ to come and clean up the water mess and clean and sanitize the basement. We then submitted an insurance claim to pay for the clean-up but it didn’t …

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NAMI Walks

On October 7, 2023, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Lake County chapter will hold their annual awareness and fundraising walk at Mentor Civic Center Amphitheater. NAMI is the nation’s largest grass-roots, peer-led, mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. At NAMI Lake County, OH, …

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