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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
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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.
February was another great month of Singles Ministry as we studied God's Word together and had much fellowship and fun, that included our very successful Valentine's Dinner, which is always one of the social highlights of the year.
On Thursday, February 6, our Special Guest Speaker was Pastor Jonathan Drake, who is the Pastor of the Chapel at Lockport, as well as the Director of Spritual Formation. Pastor Jonathan continued the "Fruit of the Spirit" series with a very insightful and thought provoking Bible study on the fifth fruit, Kindness. He really articulated how it is not simply the absence of animosity, or random actions, but is the tangible presence of God's Grace in our lives. Pastor Jonathan really challenged us to try to comprehend the difference it would make in our Gospel presentation, our relationships, and all the things that God could do in our lives if we faithfully applied it. It was a really special evening and it was great to have him back as a Guest speaker.
On Thursday, February 13, we had our annual Singles Valentine's dinner. After enjoying a delicious Chicken Marsala dinner with baked potatoes, vegetable medley, and salad; We had a special program that included some Praise & Worship time with our Praise Band and lots of fun fellowship activities and prizes. We of course had much sweets including Cheescake for Dessert and candy at the tables. The night was made even more special by having gifts for all the ladies and gentlemen in attendance. The ticket cost was only $8.00 and a great time was had by all at this sold out event.
On Thursday, February 20, another insightful lesson from the "24" Discipleship Series was done by Pastor Deone entitled, "Love those who do not know Christ." The main idea of this lesson was that "Loving those who do not know Christ is the essential piece in presenting the Gospel to them." He went on to show that we love our enemies by seeking their highest good and praying for those who persecute us. This is when we are manifesting our "Birth Certificate" and showing that we are truly disciples of Christ. Further, there should not be a distinguishable difference in behavior between the way you love your enemy and love your neighbor. Pastor Deone went on to show how if God is working in us, we should be able to exceed non-believers in how we love and truly be able to be much more like Christ.
On Thursday, February 27, the lesson to close out the month from our "24" Discipleship Series was, "Handle conflicts well." Pastor Deone taught how as a child of the Peacemaker, I am to be a Peacemaker - and there is a right way to be that. He emphasized how we are to (1) Not let anger rest in your soul, (2) Make resolution a priority, (3) Avoid escalation at all costs, (4) Have restoration as your goal, (5) Minimize exposure as you apply pressure, (6) Know Christ is present, (7) Initiate reconciliation. It was a powerful lesson that was full of biblical truth and wise counsel.
Below is a summary of meetings and activities scheduled for March:
March 6 @ 7:00pm: "The Fruit of the Spirit is Goodness." Our Special Guest Speaker is Pastor David Drake. Pastor David is the Counseling Pastor at The Chapel. He has spoken at Mosaic Singles Bible Studies before and it is always a special evening as he combines a great knowledge of God's Word with a wealth of spiritual experise and insight from many years of experience as a Christian Counselor. You won't want to miss this.
March 13 @ 7:00pm: The "24" Discipleship Series continues with, "Forgive as you've been forgiven."
March 20 @ 7:00pm: The "24" Discipleship Series continues with, "Be a man or woman of your word."
March 27 @ 6:30pm: We will precede the Bible Study with an informal Soup-n-Sandwich Dinner. There are no tickets or pre sign-up. The cost is just $4.00 and we just ask that you are there by 6:45pm if you want to participate in the dinner. At 7:15pm, The "24" Discipleship Series continues with, "Live an 'aware' life."
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 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 have our Monthly Fun Nights at The Apex building at the CrossPoint Campus from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Our next meeting night will be March 8. 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.
Childcare is also available if you request it from Joe Grippi by 5:00pm on Wednesday, the day before the Bible Study. On Thursday evening, the childcare is provided from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Kingsworld Atrium. The cost is just a one-time fee of $10.00 and the childcare is available every Thursday we meet throughout the calendar year. You can also choose to pay $2.00 for each time. To request childcare, Joe can be contacted at email@example.com or 716.631.2636 x276. Tp prepay online for the calendar year, go to www.thechapel.com/childcare
Save the date:
Thursday, April 24 @ 6:30pm : Annual Spring Breakout Dinner (East Worship Center at The Chapel @ CrossPoint)
Sunday, May 25 from 2:00pm-8:00pm (Randall Baptist Church on 6301 Main Street in Williamsville)
Thursday, June 26 @ 6:30pm : Annual Steak-n-Corn Roast (East Worship Center at The Chapel @ CrossPoint)