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Chapel Hill Church A United Methodist Congregation “Making Disciples for Jesus Christ”

WORSHIP WITH US Sundays: 8:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Blended Worship Service

Chapel Hill United Methodist Church

Communion is offered in the chapel, following the 8:00 am service, every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month. “Making Disciples for Jesus Christ”

Celebrating 50 Years

CHAPEL HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2601 Highway 60 East Henderson, KY 42420 270-826-3593 E-mail Addresses: Ted Burke: Sarah Courtney: Hunter Stapp:

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Sunday April 15th is our “Young People’s Service” where some of the younger generations at church will be leading different aspects of the three services. Each service will be a little different than the usual, but will give everyone an opportunity to see some of the young people in the church. Abbi Long and Hunter Stapp will be involved in all 3 services  8:00 am will be led by our college students  9:30 am will be led by our children. The bell choir and the pre school choir will be performing. We will also have our older elementary students performing a skit of “the blind man”  11:00 am will be led by our middle school and high school youth

UNITED METHODIST LEADERS TO GATHER IN TAMPA The clergy and laity of the United Methodist Church will have representatives gathering for our General Conference from April 24 to May 4 in Tampa, Florida. The General Conference is the only official body that can speak for the United Methodist Church and meets every four years. Join with United Methodist around the world to pray for the leaders of our church. Want to learn more? There are websites, facebook pages, twitter and an application for iphones and ‘droids for General Conference Staffing Changes See page 3 2012.

On Saturday, April 7th, we will be having our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Arrival time is between 10:00 and 10:30 here at church. At 10:30 we will have a short service and then, weather permitting, head across the street to Bend Gate Elementary for the “hunt” that will begin at 11:00. A meal of hot dogs, chips, dessert, salad, and drink will follow in the Fellowship Hall.


Chapel Hill United Methodist Church 2601 US Hwy 60 East Henderson, KY 42420

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Evangelism Team: Robin Trimble (860.4727) or

One of the most important moments in my life occurred thirteen years ago this June, when I was appointed to be the pastor of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. It has been an amazing 13 years for me and my family because God has truly blessed us. You are an amazing church and I want to thank you for helping to grow the Kingdom of God with me. Not long after my arrival at Chapel Hill, in cooperation with the Staff-Parish Committee, I held listening events with members of the church. These listening events had several benefits for me: getting to know church members, learn more about the church and hear ideas for the future. In those listening events I asked three questions: 1) What brought you to Chapel Hill? 2) What is our greatest need at Chapel Hill? 3) Where has God blessed you the most at Chapel Hill? The answers to those questions have driven the church for all of these years. Now I want to meet with you in 2012 and conduct listening events. During the month of April and May, I would like to meet with as many groups as possible to talk about our church. Over the next two months, I want to visit with small groups, gather people in our home and have groups gather to meet with me. I have set aside time over these next few months to meet as many times as possible so I can hear what God is saying. I want you to prayerfully prepare for these listening events by meditating on these three questions: What is the greatest need at Chapel Hill at this time? If God were to have God’s way, what would the church look like in one year and then two years? What is one thing can we do at Chapel Hill that would make the biggest impact on the church? We have so much to be grateful for as a church but I want to continue to be the church God calls us to be. I believe our best years are in front of us and I have committed to being your pastor in the future. Please join with me in that commitment by being a part of an event that will shape the future of this church. Grace and Peace,

JOYCE MEYER WILL BE IN ST. LOUIS CELEBRATE THE POWER OF HOPE. Join thousands of ladies from around the world as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Women's Conference with Joyce and her amazing lineup of guests. This event will be September 20-22, 2012 at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri. We are trying to get a group of ladies to go. If interested, please contact Sarah Courtney in the church office. Early bird cost is $49 (reg. $65)

SIGNS SIGNS... EVERYWHERE ARE SIGNS! If you haven’t checked out one or more “Easter Celebration” signs, please stop by the church office. We want to see our signs popping up everywhere, even if your neighbor already has one! Our goal is for everyone in Henderson to know they are invited to our Easter Celebration at the Fine Arts Center. The more opportunities of passing the word is definitely better. Just think! with all the signs around, they will want to come and find out what is going on at “The Hill”

Evangelism Team Meeting The Evangelism team would like to invite you to our next meeting on April 19th at 6pm. We want to find ways to reach out to the community and let them know about Jesus Christ and about Chapel Hill. If you have any questions, please contact Robin Trimble. Thanks, Robin


Discipleship Committee: Gerald and Mary Gaddis 270.212.0673 Disciple-from the original Greek, a disciple is a "follower", and an apostle is a "messenger". So, the twelve disciples were not only followers of Jesus but also apostles, as they are said to have spread the message of Jesus. Paul, although not a disciple, was also an apostle because he was a messenger of Jesus. A disciple is simply a devoted student, one who studies and learns how to be more like the teacher. Our church library has several books concerning "discipleship". Stop by your church library at CHUMC library and check-out an interesting book about discipleship. The library has many interesting books. Disciple Quiz 1.Name the twelve original disciples? 2.Out of the 12 Disciples, which one was first to declare Jesus as the Son of God? John 1:49) 3.Out of the 12 Disciples, which one actually walked on water? (Matt.14:24-32 4.Which 2 disciples of Jesus Christ were brothers? ARE YOU A FAN OR A FOLLOWER?

Tri Fest Booth Chapel Hill's Youth program has been blessed with such wonderful growth this past year. With an increased group size and increased opportunities for fellowship and evangelism, the costs are going up. As a result, Chapel Hill's youth is on a fundraising mission. We've always been blessed with the amazing generosity of this congregation, but we would like to fundraise out in the community as well. One of our first efforts will be to have a booth at Henderson's annual Breakfast Lion's Club Tri-Fest on April 20, 21, and 22. The youth will be selling slushies and soft pretzels all weekend. So please make plans to come to the Tri-Fest and stop by our booth, and tell your friends and family as well. And please pray for nice weather so that this can be a financially successful venture for our young people!

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If you would just like to learn about the program join us one night for a session Sandra Heppler, Ministry Leader Monday 5:30 at the Hope House  Teen Recovery Angie Peters and Ryan Scott  The Landing for Teens-Artie Thompson and Sandra Heppler  Family Group- Jeff Harris 6:30 at the Hope House  Celebrate Recovery- Angie Peters  Celebration Station for Kids-Janice Perry and Hunter Stapp  Family Group- Sandra Heppler Thursday Solid Rock Café 6:00- Fellowship and Small Group

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Chapel Hill UMC BSA Troop 280 News from the Troop: March was a temperamental month for the troop. The troop welcomed a new

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Church Administrator: Steve Fowler (812.204.3895)

Scout, Jared Freeman, to the ranks and completed Communications merit badge. Unfortunately, our backpacking trip was rained out, so instead we went wall climbing at Vertical Xscape in Evansville. The guys did a great job climbing and rappelling, and each of them did an awesome job belaying for one another. Currently, the boys are working on their Genealogy, Family Life, Camping, and First Aid merit badges. This month the boys plan to go hiking, tour Mammoth Cave, and visit the National Corvette Museum. Additionally, the troop will hold a Court of Honor that will include a WeBeLos-to-Boy Scouts Crossover ceremony. It will be an exciting event for all involved.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Chapel Hill for giving me the opportunity to be part of the staff of this wonderful church. The last two and a half years have truly been an inspiration to me. I remember writing in one of my early newsletter articles about how amazed I was with all the wonderful members, volunteers and staff at Chapel Hill. I observed that they worked so hard to make Chapel Hill a beacon on the hill and how dedicated they were. Nothing has really changed except their/your efforts have made Chapel Hill an even more amazing church and the beacon shines brighter. You as a member and contributor to Chapel Church, under the leadership and inspiration of Pastor Ted, are reaching out to this community and beyond. You are helping Make Disciples for Jesus Christ and Making a Positive Difference in the lives of people Chapel Hill touches.

Request for assistance: The troop is looking for someone with carpentry skills, vehicle refurbishing skills,

My prayer is that Chapel Hill will continue to be a great Church!

and a desire to work with youth! We need help repairing and revitalizing the Troop’s Christmas Tree Trailer. The green machine has seen better days and remains our A-#1 advertisement for the boys’ annual tree sales. Whoever can lead our boys in repairing this icon of Chapel Hill Boy Scouts would help us preserve part of the troop’s history and help us secure our future tree sales! If you’re interested in helping the boys with this necessary project, please contact Jason Durham @ 748-0724, Bill Gary @577-3174, or Sarah Courtney in the church office.

Scoutmaster’s Minute: “Do a good turn daily.” This, the Scout slogan, is a challenge leveled to all Scouts for live their daily lives. Yes, their leaders strive to teach them to be prepared (the Scout Motto), but it’s the slogan that reminds Scouts of what part they play in their community. Their good turn may be magnificent, such as saving someone’s life or helping victims recover from a natural disaster. Or, their good turn may be slight, such as mowing a neighbor’s yard or helping a younger sibling with homework. The point is, Scouts are aware of their actions, and seek to act to benefit others because it is the right way to live. As one of our Tenderfoot scouts once observed, “Hey, that’s kind of like trying to live like Christ.” Yep, sure is. Thank you, Chapel Hill, for helping grow this youth mission of the church! Yours In Scouting, Bill Gary To learn more about Troop 280 Boys Scouts, please contact Bill Gary at 270.577.3174 or Assistant Scout Master, Jason Durham at 270.748.0724.

Ministry Team: LaNova Cook (827.0189) Hilltoppers The Hilltoppers will meet the third Tuesday of April which is April 17th. We will meet at 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Janice Perry will be our hostess. Bring a salad, side dish or dessert. The meat, drinks and bread will be provided.. Invite someone new to come with you!

Again I thank you, Steve

Staff Parish Committee: Jimmy Blair (577.5241) Staffing Changes I would like to take this time to introduce our new office staff. Leona Matthews will be taking the permanent position of part time bookkeeper. We are very excited to have her back with us and know that we are definitely in good hands with her around. Sarah Courtney will be staying on as our permanent full time secretary. Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge and abilities that have already proven to be very helpful to all in the office. And for those of you beginning to worry, don’t...Sarah will be staying on as our Small Group Coordinator, we will just be seeing a lot more of her! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

It was just over four years ago that my Angie and I joined our two families and started looking for a new church. One of the first things we did (after Bible School) was attend a graduation banquet for our oldest daughter, Chelsey. Four years later plus with Chelsey graduating from UK this spring, I can’t help but think about how our church has also changed. We now have a brand new building dedicated to youth and children that a young visionary, Ryan Owens, dreamed of and the leaders of our church turned into reality! Our staff has grown and now our church is ready to continue to move forward. To do this, we need to use all of our resources and look for opportunities to get involved. Make sure you get with a staff member and ask about areas where you can jump in and be a “follower”. I am so proud of what our daughter Chelsey has done and became while at UK and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her. I am also so proud to be a member of Chapel Hill and can’t wait to see where we go as a family of Christ. It is truly an exciting time to be “followers”! Jimmy Blair, Staff Parish Chair

Methodist Men: Tom Perry (577.2928) CHURCH WIDE GOALS FOR 2012

It is time to Spring back into Methodist Men

Small group development Following our First Time Guest’s Greater focus on children and youth programs

Please join us on April 17th at 6pm. We will “meat”, greet and disciple in the Fellowship Hall. I urge all Chapel Hill men to attend. Spread the news and invite a couple of friends, as we want to pack the house. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Perry


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Carol Odom (270.212.0817)

Are you a Fan or a Follower? That's the question on everyone's mind. Before we began this study, I was fairly confident that I was a follower of Jesus Christ but after just the first session, I was questioning that. I have begun to recognize those areas where I'm not allowing Jesus into completely and I'm thinking about the many people and events that have influenced my faith that have lead, pushed, and dragged me (sometimes kicking and screaming) to becoming the Christian I believe I am today. Although I have come a long way in my walk with Jesus, I know I still have a long way to go; but that's okay because I know Jesus is there with me, ready to pick me up and carry me when I need Him to. While pondering whether you are a “fan or a follower”, I would like to ask you to also consider what that means when it comes to your commitment to the house you come to each week, along with your brothers and sisters to worship our Heavenly Father. I believe we can all agree that God has big plans for Chapel Hill. Where do you fit into those plans? What would a follower do? Currently trustees are focusing on landscaping issues, finishing the interior of the new addition, finishing the courtyard, and looking at warranty work. It's hard to believe but we have been in the Children and Youth Center for almost a year! As that first year deadline approaches, we are looking at what needs to be repaired, adjusted, or otherwise addressed by the contractor before the one year warranty period ends. If you know of any issues that need to be addressed, please bring them to our attention. You may call the church office, tell a trustee, or call me directly at (270) 212-0817. Please keep the Church and trustees in your prayers that we may be good stewards of the many blessings God has bestowed on us. May you all have a joyous Easter for "He is not here; He has risen, just as He said..." Matthew 28:6 (NIV) Carol Odom, Trustees Chair

Stewardship: Jason Kirtley Spring is here! Its preparation time for flowers and gardens and lots of yard work. As I invest my time and resources in seeds and fertilizer this year, I think about the new thick grass and beautiful flowers we will enjoy this summer. I’m committing some back aching hours for planting, I’ll have to pick weeds for a while, it won’t look too great until its grown in tall… but it's all worth it. This reminds me of how Jesus talked about seeds. It makes me think about the seeds Chapel Hill is planting in our community every day. Our ministries reach out and plant seeds of Christ love in so many hearts… groups like the Carebears, Celebrate Recovery, GriefShare, DivorceCare, the New Genesis and Jail Ministries, Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, Christian Outreach, and many more. Our children and youth programs are nurturing our precious little ones and grooming our young men and women to be examples, disciples, and Hope to this desperate world. A gardener is a steward, a manager and caretaker of the garden. We are all stewards of the fertile garden Christ has left here for us. The Lord has given us seed, fertile ground, and Living Water. Let’s plant joyously, let’s weed and prune our vineyard faithfully, and let’s find our peace and promise in the Father’s work. Jason Kirtley, Stewardship Chair

Don’t forget to pick up your Easter Lilies after the Easter Service at the Fine Arts Center


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General Fund In Memory of Evelyn Evans to the Calvin Cornelius Scholarship Fund Frances Cornelius & family Lyndon C. Johnson

Building Fund

In Memory of Evelyn Evans Methodist Hospital Joe and Maritza Condeni Outwood IC MR Dennis and Tonya Leslie Mike and Sandy Olson Allen and Stacey Singer Maxine Skinner Tom and Janice Perry Marilyn Pleasant Lanova Cook Bonnie Faught Jim and Sherry Smith Frances Cornelius and Family In Memory of Chase Trent Randy and Phyllis Trent

Nellie Group

Please join the Nellie Group this month on April 4 at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship hall. We are pleased to have Hunter Stapp, as our guest speaker. Looking forward to seeing you this month.

Fellowship Team: Marla Owens (826.6541) WOW will not be meeting the month of April. Our next WOW meeting will be held May 3rd . We will be celebrating our mothers and friends in May. Please plan to be with us in May. Joyce Owens is our Team Captain for cards, Jo and Jill Meeks will be providing meals to the shutins, and Cathy Hird and Sherry Smith will be in charge of food for the sick for the month of April. Please help these individuals out if they contact you. Sue Edwards and Debbie Faught are Kitchen contact people for the month of April. They will order needed supplies, check to see that kitchen items are in their proper place and see that the kitchen is kept clean. If you need their assistance please call the church office. We would like to remind those in the Secret Sisters program to remember their Sister this month. We hope you have a great Spring! The Fellowship Team will be meeting April 12th at 6:30PM.

Dear Chapel Hill: Christy and I always enjoy seeing our church family in Henderson and want to thank you very much for all the great things you all do for us and have done for us. We were very excited to have James’ baptism at Chapel Hill. Thank you David, Christy, and James Osborn Thanks to all for your prayers, cards and friendship while I was recently under the weather. A “Big Thanks” also to the Care Bears. Chapel Hill Family, you are the greatest! God Bless, Linda Brantley Thank you for your recent donation. Your generosity will go a long way toward helping ensure that we can continue to provide care and services to our clients. Again, thank you for your care and support! Matthew 25 “We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during Paula’s recent illness and stay in the hospital. A special thank you to the Care Bears for the wonderful meal. You all make Chapel Hill a special place.” Tim & Paula Skinner

PRAISES! Stan and Sue Glenn’s new grandson, Jude Charles Glenn. Jude was born on March 1st (8 days early) He weighs 7’ 14 oz and is 20 3/4” long.

5k Run for Kids September 29th Our next 5k planning session to benefit the Children’s Advocacy and Big Brothers Big Sisters is scheduled for April 23rd at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in helping, please feel free to join us. This is a great way for our church to reach out into the community. The Children’s Handbell Choir will be performing for the Easter Service at the Fine Arts Center and also at the “Young Peoples’ Service”. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ They practice from 10:45 - 11:10 am in Room 4. This is for grades K-3rd grade only.


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Abbi Long Junior High Coordinator

Rob Kerr Senior High Pastor

270-577-2019 (text or call)

270-827-2676 (text or call)


Tri-fest Booth April 20, 21 & 22 Cindy Troy is heading up this team and needing assistance with volunteers to man the tri-fest booth. Those interested please see Cindy, Abbi or Rob for more details.

Overhauling Sunday Nights Our you a “Fan” or are you a “Follower”? Starting on Sunday nights at 5:30, our STATIC youth will be gearing up to making Sunday nights an outlet for Followers. We will be diving into and dissecting the word of God. Come join us and be sure to invite a friend!

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Training Weekend The weekend of May 5th, the men of Chapel Hill in the grades 6th-12th. Will be learning how to defend themselves against the walking dead. For more information contact Rob.

Youth Council We met this month and discussed fundraising. Three teams are in development to raise money for the 3 big remaining events in 2012. Please see Cindy Troy, Monte Troutman, and Robin Trimble to join a team. They need your help in planning and executing our 2012 plan.. The Youth Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5:30 in the café area of STATIC Hall. Come join us! Small Group Coordinator: Sarah Courtney (860.7660) or

Small Group Host GATHERING Small Group host(s) or those wanting to host a small group, come join us on Saturday, April 14th at 9am. We will be having an informal gathering in the conference room. So, what is a H.O.S.T.? H.O.S.T is an acronym for Heart, Open, Serve, Tell (see below). As you can see, your heart can open many doors to serve others. All it takes is you opening the door to your friends. Pray about leading a group Don’t worry about the materials! Just meet me in the church library and I will show you the wealth of materials that Chapel Hill has to offer H.O.S.T.  Heart for your community (or your church)  Willing to Open your home for six weeks (or the length of the study)  Serve a few simple refreshments  Tell a few of your friends Don’t Forget the Upper Room Prayer line will be at 7pm til 9pm on the 3rd Thursday


Winter Session has started Tuesday evenings from 6:30—8:00 at the Hope House

The next Mountain Mission truck pick up will on Monday, May 21 2012. A list of acceptable donations is posted on the Mountain Mission room door in the ‘old’ basement. For assistance unloading your boxed items please come by the church Monday-Friday, 1-4 pm.

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Hunter Stapp Children’s Director 931.206.1025 (text or call)

New Children’s Sunday School Program Family JUMP Service

What people said about the Family JUMP Service that was the last Sunday in March following the 9:30 service:  “Hysterical! I laughed the entire time.”  “I’m so impressed with the kids and what they’re learning.”  “I love the Bible Book Bop song.”  “The two girls leading it did a great job.”  “I’m really glad I went. I had a great time. We should do it every week.” From an actor during the skit, “Smart… Could do anything… Good looking. Sounds like those guys in the Kappa Shamma Lambda Ding Dong Fraternity at my college. Well Donatello over there… isn’t going to outsmart yours truly. He’s about as sharp as a bowling ball and he’s about to get a 7-10 split next.” We had a great turn-out and I hope to see everyone next month for our next Family JUMP Service, which will be the last Sunday of the month, Sunday, April 29th, following the 9:30 service in Static Hall. Remember it is geared to parents and their kids, but anyone can attend to see what the children are doing during Sunday School. April, in Sunday School our children k-5 will be learning: HOPE: Believing that something good can come out of something bad MEMORY VERSE: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33b, NIV) WEEK 1: Jesus Promises Heaven (John 14:1-14, 18-19, 27-29). BOTTOM LINE: Whatever happens, remember what Jesus promised. WEEK 2: Easter (John 20:1-18). BOTTOM LINE: Whatever happens, God is stronger than anything.

WEEK 3: Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35, Romans 15:4). BOTTOM LINE: Whatever happens, remember God has a bigger story. WEEK 4: Ascension (Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:3, 8-11) BOTTOM LINE: Whatever happens, remember Jesus is always with you. WEEK 5: Peter and John before the Sanhedrin (Acts 3:110, 4:1-21, 1 Peter 3:15). BOTTOM LINE: Whatever happens, tell others what God has done.

HEY 4th & 5th GRADERS! We are going to start a group especially for you that will meet on Sunday nights from 5:30-7:00pm in Static Hall. It will be a “Youth Group” just for you. There will be a bunch of fun activities like you’ve never seen before, a lesson time, and did I mention a bunch of fun activities. THIS IS GREAT FOR OLDER ELEMENTARY BOYS (girls will of course like it too). th

Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday, April 7 , we will be having our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Arrival time is between 10:00 and 10:30 here at church. At 10:30 we will have a short service and then, weather permitting, head across the street to Bend Gate Elementary for the “hunt” that will begin at 11:00. A meal of hot dogs, chips, dessert, salad, and drink will follow in the Fellowship Hall. th

“Young People’s Service”

On Sunday, April 15 , is our “Young People’s Service” where some of the younger generations at church will be leading different aspects of the three services. Each service will be a little different than the usual, but will give everyone an opportunity to see some of the young people in the church.

Wednesday night GO! Creative Ministries

Our next 6 weeks of GO! Creative Ministries begins on April 11th and will conclude on May 16th. We will be offering Puppets for our older elementary age students, Sign Language Choir, and Science If you would like to lead or volunteer for any off these ministries, please get with Hunter Stapp or call the church office

April 2012 Newsletter