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The Chapel at CrossPoint
500 CrossPoint Pkwy
Getzville, NY 14068
Sundays at 9am & 11am
The Chapel at Lockport
The Historic Palace Theatre
1 East Avenue Lockport, NY 14094
Sundays at 10am
The Chapel Online
Sundays at 9am & 11am
The Chapel Single Adult Ministry provides opportunities and environments to build meaningful relationships and facilitate spiritual formation for unmarried adults over 30. We exist to equip single adults with the tools they need to ensure that every man, woman, and child, within their domain, has repeated opportunity to see and hear the Gospel.
This past November was another great time of fellowship and study of God's Word. On Thursday, November 7, our Guest Speaker from the University at Buffalo - Campus Ministries, Pastor Paul Decker, continued the "Fruit of the Spirit" series with a very practical and engaging Bible study on the second fruit, Joy. Pastor Paul used the book of Phillipians as his main text and the great example of the apostle Paul writing this very positive letter that was full of joy, even while he was in a Roman prison cell. Pastor Paul communicated how the source of this Joy must be the perfect love that can only come from God. It is genuine, active, and committed, and it leads to greater discernment, decision making, and ultimately, Joy. He explained how letting this love take root in us will lead to progress that is superrnatural and sustainable. This process of maintaining unconditional Joy will be maintained and perfected as we focus on Jesus Christ, the true source of all Joy.
On November 14, our Singles Pastor, Deone Drake, continued the '24" Discipleship Series with a great lesson on "Living in Obedience to Christ." The main idea was: "We have been called to do What Jesus says, When He says it, and in the Way He says it. As Pastor Deone explained, Obedience can't just be a part of your life, it must be the foundation. He went to show how: It is the first priority that Jesus gives us; The proof of our love or lack thereof for Jesus; and the test of His Lordship in our lives. In other words; 100% Lordsship = 100% Obedience. Pastor Deone used the model : Knowledge + Understanding + Application + Synthesis = Transformation. This synthesis occurs as we dwell on the Word of God and ask ourselves; What do I need to Know?; What do I need to Understand?; and What does the Spirit of Christ require me to Do/Apply?
On Thursday, November 21, we observed Thanksgiving with a very special Dinner and Program of Praise Music. After enjoying a Turkey dinner with all the trimmings that was served "Family Style", we had a time of giving testimonies of Thanks and Praise to God, as well as Praise and Worship time with the 3-D Trio, (ie. Deone Drake, Dave and Debbie Kinda), and the Mosaic Singles Praise Band. It was a very special evening.
Well, below is a summary of the Bible Teaching and Singles Fellowship events that are planned for December:
December 5 @ 7:00pm: "The Fruit of the Spirit is Peace." Our Special Guest Speaker is Pastor Kim Gladden. Pastor Kim is the Small Groups and Singles Ministry Pastor at Eastern Hills Church. She has spoken at Mosaic Singles Bible Studies before and combines an infectious enthusiasm for the truths of God's Word with a tremendous heart for ministering to others. You won't want to miss this.
December 12 @ 7:00pm: The '24' Discipleship Series continues with, "Know the Scriptures."
December 19 @ 6:30pm: This is our Annual Christmas Dinner with a "family style" Dinner planned. A special evening of Fellowship is planned after and the cost is just $8.00. Tickets can be purchased at any Singles event or meeting, the Transaction Center on Sunday mornings, or the Bookstore on Sunday mornings or during business hours on Monday through Friday. They can also be purchased online at thechapel.com/singles.
December 26: We will not be meeting. Best wishes to all for a Very Happy and God Honoring Christmas and all of God's Blessings in the Upcoming New Year!
Please note that on the first Thursday of the month, the format will normally consist of first having some Praise and Worship Time with our Praise Band, followed by a Special Guest Speaker to continue the Fruit of the Spirit Series, and then an informal Dessert Social to conclude the evening. On most of the other Thursdays, we will begin with Praise Time with our Praise Band, followed by teaching from our Singles Pastor, Deone Drake, who will be doing the '24' Series. The objective of this series is to try to share 24 of the most important truths that we believe Jesus would want to share if He was only going to spend 24 hours with us. These evenings will conclude with discussion time around the tables and dessert fellowship.
On the remaining Thursday evenings, we will have a dinner served at 6:30pm and depending on the evening, it will either be followed by a Bible Study or a specially planned program or evening of fellowship. I refer the reader to our Calendar tab on this webpage for more details on all scheduled Singles Ministry activities. Likewise, all Thursday Evening Bible Studies from both our "Fruit of the Spirit" and '24' Discipleship Series are recorded and uploaded to this webpage. Please see the Message Archives Tab.
Please note that on the second Saturday of each month, we will still have our Monthly Fun Nights at The Apex building at the CrossPoint Campus from 7:00pm-10:00pm. The final meeting night for 2013 will be December 7, not December 14. This is due to The Chapel's Christmas Program being on the weekend of Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15. The cover charge is only $2.00 to cover the cost of refreshments and we play Volleyball, Billiards, Ping Pong, Wii, Board Games, Card Games, etc. All singles are welcome. The Apex Building is on 2435 Hopkins Road, across from the East Entrance of The Chapel. You must access the building from Hopkins Road. If travelling North on Millersport Hwy., it is a Left Turn on Hopkins. If travelling South on Millersport Hwy., it is a Right Turn on Hopkins.
Also, please note that all Singles Events and Bible Studies take place in the East Worship Center at the CrossPoint Campus, unless noted otherwise.
God Bless You and we look forward to what He is going to do to transform the lives of Single Adults in our community!