Get the 616: December Update

Welcome to December! In the midst of a busy season, we’re called to slow down and narrow our focus. Even on that first Christmas, amid the hustle and bustle of a census, traveling, and a new marriage, Mary and Joseph were forced to slow down among animals in a stable to welcome the Son of God into the world.

This month, we pray that as a church we help create spaces to slow down and reflect on the true meaning of this season. There is a lot happening this month, but we encourage you to discern what you fill this season with. Fewer distractions and more intention.

All that being said, here’s what we’re up to this month at City Chapel.

Let’s Celebrate!

It’s a season of celebration and new births! We want to celebrate the starting of City Groups. Find out more about them here. It’s also not too late to join one! Let us know if you are interested and want to participate. Email us at with your neighborhood and name and we will get you connected.

What We’re Up To

This past Sunday we entered into a time of Advent as a church and larger body of believers. Stay tuned for more advent focused blogs to come as we anticipate celebrating the birth of Jesus later this month.

Get Involved

  • We had a great City Group launch party for all who attended last month. If you attended, be on the lookout for opportunities to join one of our leaders for a casual evening of food, fellowship, and fleshing out what that specific City Group will look like. An email will be coming your way with these dates and locations very soon!

  • In this season of giving, we’re supporting our community by partnering with Access of West Michigan. Help feed the physical needs of our brothers and sisters this holiday by donating to Access. Learn more about this opportunity here.

  • Bring your singing voices for a Christmas carol sing on December 20. The location is TBD, but there will be hot chocolate and lots of great friends to sing along with. Stay tuned for more information!

  • Treetops Collective, one of our partnership organizations, is in the midst of a huge campaign--raising $100,000 in 100 days. If you have a passion for welcoming your neighbor and opening our city to refugees, learn more about Treetops and how you can get involved in their initiative.

  • We’re looking for volunteers! From set up to nursery or prepping coffee, we have a job for you. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact for volunteer opportunities. Also, if you’ve been impacted by the ministry of City Chapel, we are always accepting donations here.

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