- MEMBERS' MEETING: July 9
There will be a brief Members' Meeting on Sunday, July 9 at noon in the Worship Center to present the annual audit report. Please join us.
- JOIN THE FIR HILL DESK TEAM
If you enjoy greeting guests and are willing to learn more about Chapel services and events so you can share this information with others, you could be a valuable member of the Fir Hill Desk Team. Shifts are three hours. Click HERE to join this team committed to creating great guest experiences for everyone who enters our doors.
Wondering how else you might serve? Visit our Volunteer page and select a ministry to get started.
- CURRENT SERMON SERIES
Saturate Movement: A Church Planting Movement of The ChapelPastors from The Chapel's Akron, Kenmore, Wadsworth and Green campuses take a closer look at the importance of planting churches that God uses to 'saturate' communities and neighborhoods with the Gospel.
June 25: Why Church Planting is the Strategy of The Chapel - Pastor Tim Armstrong
July 2: The Kenmore Story - Pastor Jacob Ley
July 9: A Detailed Look at the Great Commission - Pastor Zac Derr
July 16: Church Planting and the Apostle Paul - Pastor Mike Castelli
Find out more by visiting saturatemovement.life.
- #ONEFAMILY EVENT: July 30
Sunday at the Akron Zoo
July 30 after worship services
Discount Tickets: $7/person (includes parking)
Click HERE to purchase your tickets online
CASH ONLY tickets are available at the Fir Hill Desk on Sunday through July 23
Bring a picnic and have lunch with Chapel friends!
The Savannah & Jungle Pavilions are reserved for us.
Sunday zoo hours: 10am - 5pm
Upcoming Summer Celebration Sundays
August 27: Food Truck + Live Music on the Lawn
September 24: Baby Dedications
Watch for more details!
- RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, June 29
There is a critical need for donors. Please consider helping!
- ILLUSTRATED JOURNALING, KNITTING, & QUILTING
Faithbooking & Bible Journaling
Interact with God’s Word creatively in these illustrated journaling sessions.
Saturdays, 10am – 4pm with potluck lunch.
Learn new techniques each month.
July 29: Page Prep and Gelatos
August 19: Watercolors
Get details and register HERE.
Cords of Thread Quilting
Quilt and sew projects for local and global outreach.
Meets 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday each month
Get details HERE.
Knit and crochet prayer shawls, blankets, and scarves for people facing difficult physical, emotional or spiritual challenges.
Meets 2nd Tuesday each month
Get details HERE.
- READING CLUB & LEADER TRAINING
Summer Bible Reading Club
In response to Pastor Armstrong’s sermon series, "Habits of Growth," Cara Smith, Director of Women’s Ministry, will lead three stand-alone sessions for group discussion based on our reading.
Each session meets on a Thursday evening from 6:30-8pm at The Chapel:
July 13: MALACHI
August 3: II PETER
Participate in one, two, or all three sessions.
Click HERE to register.
Bible Study Leader Training
Thursday, June 29, 6-9pm
Learn to choose curriculum, prepare yourself, enhance and direct discussions at this required training for women interested in leading a Women’s Ministry Bible study.
No cost. Pre-register HERE so we can plan for you.
- MOMS' CONNECTION: Summer Playdates
- AUGUST 13: Is the Church Really Supposed to Excommunicate People?
Tough Topics with Josh Lough, a Sunday morning Bible Class Series.
Independent topics and what the Bible has to say about them.
New Time! Classes will meet at 9am in the Auditorium
Click HERE to register.
- August 13: Is the Church Really Supposed to Excommunicate People?
- October 1: How Can I Submit to Someone I Don’t Respect?
- December 17: Discerning the Pope
Visit our class page for more information on these topics.
- BEGIN: An introduction to The Chapel & the Christian Faith
Interested in joining the church, getting baptized or finding out more about what we believe? This four-week Sunday morning class is for you.
Fall session begins September 10 and runs through October 1.
Watch for registration details coming soon.
- FOR KIDS
A Class on Baptism & Communion for Kids.
Tailored specifically for children, these four-week classes are designed for the child to take with his/her parent as the first step before getting baptized.
Summer session in progress now. Watch for details about next session dates.
- SUMMER XP: Backyard Bible Clubs
Fun-filled, week-long program teaches kids how they are part of God's big story.
Clubs meet from 9:30am - noon in neighborhoods throughout Greater Akron:
Click HERE for more information.
- PRAY, GIVE, GO
Pray for our short-term team leaving for Mozambique on June 21.
If you are able, please remember your commitment to give above and beyond your normal tithes and offerings to help support the many global initiatives that we support. Your generosity is what makes spreading the gospel around the world possible.
Please pray for our Cambodia Short-Term Mission Trip scheduled August 23-31, 2017 in the dedication of our newest home for rescued orphans and to minister to all the children. We thank you for your ongoing partnership to support Outreach by your prayers and donations.
- URBAN, INTERNATIONALS, REFUGEE OUTREACH
Help feed needy children who attend Leggett and Glover schools in Akron.
Pick up a yellow bag on the third Sunday of the month. You'll find a list of needed food items inside. Fill the bag and return it on the fourth Sunday of the month.
Thanks for sharing.
Camp-Learn-A-Lot is a summer camp that meets at Leggett School. Please pray for the students who will be attending as well as the many parents we will be connecting with on a daily basis.
Questions? Email email@example.com or call 330.315.5520.
Camp will meet for four weeks:
– June 19-23
– June 26-30
– July 10-14
– July 24-28th
Monday through Friday, 8am-2pm
New international students are coming to Akron in August. You can reach the world without leaving home by serving them. Here's how:
Pick them up at the airport and give them a place to stay for their first few days. Click HERE for details.
Share God's love by inviting a few students to your home for a meal. Click HERE to find out more.
Do you have teaching skills? A love for the nations? English classes at The Chapel start in September. The nations need your help, right here in Akron. Click HERE to find out more.
Summer school teachers and helpers are needed for our K through HS Refugee Summer Program held at The Chapel | Akron. Three days a week, Tuesday-Thursday, from June 27 – July 27, 2017. (Program does not meet on July 4.)
Sunday morning drivers are needed to bring refugee children to and from The Chapel | Akron, 9am-noon throughout the summer months.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-315-5511 if you can help with either need or want to know more.
- GREETING CARD MINISTRY
Remind someone that God cares for them by partnering with our Care department to send a word of encouragement to shut-ins. Your small investment of time can make a big difference in their lives.
Use our cards or create/purchase your own.
Call 330-315-5530 or email email@example.com to find out how to get started.
- CARING COMMUNITIES FOR WIDOWS
You’re not alone.
Find coffee, fellowship & listening friends in a Christ-centered and prayer-focused group.
Call 330-315-5530 for the time and location of a Caring Community near you.
This divorce support group, meets Thursdays, 7-9pm. Berean Room.
Join at any time.
For more information, click HERE or call 330.315.5530.
- SUPPORT GROUPS
After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone. Often, friends and family want to help you, but don’t know how. That’s the reason for GriefShare. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and want to walk alongside you.
Sundays: 10:30am beginning August 6
Wednesdays: 6:30pm beginning August 9
Register HERE or call the Care Department at 330.315.5530.
- CALL FOR MUSICIANS
Our worship band is looking for musicians who play guitar, bass, drums, or keys. Fill out our questionnaire HERE and someone will contact you.
- SUMMER CAMP 2017
Camp Carl sits on 315 beautiful acres in Portage County, right next to West Branch State Park. Camp Director Tom Sullivan describes it as a place where young people find "deep relationships, mind-boggling fun, and of course, the gospel message."
Click HERE to register or find out more.
- 2018 WOMEN'S ISRAEL TOUR
Join Michelle Armstrong + Brenda McCord on a trip to Israel, just for women! Immerse yourself in the sights, culture and breathtaking landscapes of the Holy Land, March 6-17, 2018.
Click HERE for more information.
- CHAPEL APP
Don't have our mobile app? Download it HERE!
You can use it to follow our scripture reading and memorization plans, watch or listen to past sermons, request prayer or pray for others, and even give to the church online!