Happy New Year! However you closed out 2018, it is our prayer that you find yourself more aware of who you are and Whose you are as we begin 2019 together. A new year brings lots of new opportunities. Here’s what you can look forward to this month at City Chapel!
Did you know that January 6 was our three month launch-iversary? We can’t believe it either! When City Chapel began over a year ago as a small gathering of individuals in living rooms around Grand Rapids, we could have never imagined where we would be today. While there were dates to check off and a plan to follow, the individuals (you!) who make City Chapel what it is now is something we couldn’t have predicted. We’re so grateful God brought you here. Let’s celebrate where God has taken us as a church thus far and where He plans to take us in the future!
What We’re Up To
Since October, we’ve been working our way through the book of Matthew. We’ve learned that the gospel is both word and deed and that God offers grace and mercy before challenge. We’re also in the midst of launching City Groups, intentional, deep communities that meet throughout the week. Learn more below!
City Groups are in motion! These small, intentional communities (learn more here) are meant to help us be the church throughout the week as we disperse into the city. Several City Groups have already launched and others will launch this week. If you’re interested in joining a group, check out the hosts below and contact them regarding their address and information about their next meeting. We ask that you please RSVP before attending a group so hosts have an idea of who to expect! We encourage you to join a City Group based on your neighborhood, chemistry with a group leader(s), or simply what time/day works best for you. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Group Leader(s):
James and Kelli Gilmore (email@example.com)
Sunday, January 13, 5-7 pm
Matt and Rachel Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tuesday, January 15, 8 pm, reading “Silence, Joy” by Thomas Merton
Dara Veenstra (email@example.com)
Thursdays, 7 pm, Grand Rapids Brewing Company
Doug and Dianne McClintic (firstname.lastname@example.org)
More details to come!
We’re looking for volunteers! From setting up to nursery to picking up coffee, we have a job for you. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact email@example.com for volunteer opportunities. Also, if you’ve been impacted by the ministry of City Chapel, we are always accepting donations here.