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Beth Moore Simulcast September 15th at Chapel Hill


Celebrating 51 Years


Living Proof Live, a LifeWay Women’s Event, features Moore’s insightful Bible teaching, enthralling storytelling and uplifting messages along with praise and worship led by Travis Cottrell. Now in its 14th year, each Living Proof Live event offers new wisdom and provides

new tools that both challenge and encourage first -time and returning participants to dig deeper into a more intimate relationship with God. The Living Proof Live Simulcast kicks off on Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:13 p.m.. Tickets

are $25.00 covering one full day of music and worship; sessions led by Beth Moore; and opportunities for fellowship with other women from the Henderson community. Women may purchase tickets by mailing their check of $25.00 to Chapel Hill Church.

“Making Disciples for Jesus Christ”

40 Days in the Word Oct 21—Nov. 25th On October 21st, 40 Days in the Chapel Hill UMC will Word is a church wide start its 2nd churchweekly study of six wide campaign in 2012. principles of the Word This study is from Rick of God. We will Warren of Saddleback explore the Church titled “40 Days authenticity, reliability, in the power, comfort, Love the Word. Word”. interpretation and Learn the Word. doing of God’s During our Live the Word. Word. Our 6 week 6 week Do not merely listen to the journey, we sermon series will word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it will love the says. be: ~ James 1:22 (NIV) word, learn  1. Inspiration the word, and live the Why can I trust the word. Pastor Ted will Bible? teach us how to be not  2. Foundation - What only a “hearer” of the is the Purpose of the Word, but also a “doer” Bible? of God’s Word.  3. Illumination Inside this issue: Pastor’s Corner Fellowship opportunities at Chapel Hill

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Children’s Ministries


September Calendar


Youth Ministries


Worship and more


Ministries opportunities at Chapel Hill


How can I see what God wants me to see?  4. Interpretation How do I know what it means?  5. Integration - How do I integrate God’s Word into my life?  6. Application How can I USE God’s Word effectively? All small groups are encouraged to go through the study and there will also be new groups formed! You will find sign up sheets later this month.

Special points of interest:  GriefShare and DivorceCare launched their Fall Session on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m..  Rob Kerr will be preaching on September 2nd  Beth Moore Simulcast at Chapel Hill on September 15th  Youth Mission Project underway

The Pastor’s Corner by Ted Burke Dear Chapel Hill Family, the future of our children. It was Yogi Berra, the famous in response to this campaign so baseball player once said, “When many in our church pledged you come to a fork in the road, sacrificial giving to the building take it”. I want you to know we program and the building became are now three a reality. It is this 36 months away from a “Ryan told us how growing up in month campaign that fork in the road. Our will come to an end the Chapel Hill Church he always three year financial in November. heard about this new building campaign to pay for In 2009 we our children and voted at a church and said, “Now is the time”. youth building will wide conference to be coming to an end in late build a two million dollar November and we must decide building. At the time of our vote the next step toward paying off we had approximately 260,000 our debt. dollars in the bank and pledges of We began this three year 800,000 dollars in our “Now is financial campaign in late the Time” campaign. We built November of 2009. Our our building for two million campaign was titled, “Now is the dollars but also incurred other Time” from the statement Ryan expenses of printing, Owens made in our pulpit in architectural fees, financial early 2006. Ryan told us how services (RSI), interest payments growing up in the Chapel Hill and expenses outside of the Church he always heard about building itself. We even saved this new building and said, “Now ourselves money by buying is the time”. We adopted this materials directly from the phrase from Ryan as a way to manufacture so we would receive remind ourselves of promises the appropriate non-profit tax made in the past and a hope for deductions. To build our

children and youth building we borrowed 1.6 million dollars from Ohio Valley Financial Group and have paid on the loan 125,000 dollars. This leaves us with a debt of 1,475,000 dollars. On Sunday, September 23rd, at 3:00 p.m., the Administrative Council wants to invite all the members of Chapel Hill to an informational meeting regarding this debt. We have spent several hours discussing our options and we will be mailing more information to you regarding our current circumstances. Please join us for this important meeting as we discuss different options for our future, because we have a future that is very bright and a present that is extremely blessed Grace and Peace,

Rev. Ted Burke, Senior Pastor

Congregational informational meeting on new building debt Please join the Administrative Council on September 23rd at 3:00 p.m. for

an information meeting regarding our “Now is the Time” Campaign and options

for our financial future here at Chapel Hill.

Update on the 11:00 a.m. Service Starting September 9, the 11:00 a.m. service will notice a few changes! We will be launching a “very” traditional service. This service follows the Page 2

traditional United Methodist order of worship, featuring traditional hymns from the hymnal, piano and organ

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accompaniment, recitation of creeds and acolytes. We hope to see you on the 9th of September in the sanctuary to support this service.

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Carebears Ministry at Chapel HIll This group is probably one of the busiest and largest groups within our congregation. We have nine different service groups within our Care Bear program:  Monthly Shut In Lunch  Cards For Special Occasions  New Members  New Mothers  Food For Sick At Home  College Students  Visit/Phone Shut-Ins  Hospital Visits

Bereavement Each month we have a Care Bear Captain who is contacted by the Church office or individuals within the congregation that are aware of a family's need. The captain then calls the appropriate service group leaders who coordinates their designated field of service. The Care Bears work to spread the love of God within our Church Family. 

Care Bears for September Debbie Faught (827.2389) is our Team Captain for cards. Pat Morris (826.8378) and Sarah Courtney (860.7660) will be providing meals to the shut-ins, and Marsha Cates (827.0315) and Betty King (826.8576) will be in charge of food for the sick this month. Please help these individuals out if they contact you. For more info about Care Bears or the Fellowship Team, please contact Marla Owens.

Hilltoppers and trip to Derby Dinner Theater sold out Hilltoppers will Basement Ladies” show were meet Tuesday September 18 at mostly sold out! They had even 11:30 a.m. This is our usual added some extra pot luck – you bring a side matinees which were “What a joy to see dish or a dessert and the also filled! I was church will furnish the meat to make so many people able and drinks. Our hostesses will reservations for the be Mary Herron and Jo at Hilltoppers” seventeen people Meeks. We had one of who have already biggest months in August with submitted their 26 people plus the church staff checks. The group will not be with us. What a joy to see so seated all together but will be many! scattered throughout the theater. There will be seating for NOTICE – Reservations for the 2, 4, or 6 together and one single Hilltoppers trip to the Derby (near the buffet table!) Please Dinner Theater on Wednesday th note that after August 28th (date September 26 is CLOSED. the reservations were made) there When I called about will be no refunds or cancellations information, I was told that all the accepted. If you have submitted a matinee seats for the “Church

check and decide not to go you may allow another person to go in your place, but neither the church nor the dinner theater will provide a refund. I am sorry for any disappointment this has caused but the theater office said this is such a popular show that it was almost sold out from the time they started accepting reservations. For those who have submitted their checks – meet at the church at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday September 26th. At this time, we have a van and an automobile driving to Clarksville. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me LaNova Cook - phone 827-0189 or email me at

Nellie Group next meeting September 5th ATTENTION WOMEN OF CHAPEL HILL ...come join us for a time of Fellowship on September 5th at 9:00 a.m.. The Nellie Group S E PT E M B E R 20 1 2

meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. What is the Nellie Group? The Nellie Group is a United

Methodist Women’s group that meets monthly. A small donation is taken at our meetings and those funds are used to clothe a child around Christmas time. Page 3

Women of Worth Fellowship on September 6th at 6:00 p.m. offered are: Computers for Beginners, Internet Basics, Be sure to join W.O.W. on Email Basics, September the 6th at Microsoft 6:00 p.m. as we have a Word, Excel, great event planned. PowerPoint, Our guest speaker will and Resume/ W.O.W. is a women’s fellowship that be Emily Irby from the meets monthly for a time of devotion, Cover Letter Henderson Public fellowship and fun. Basics. Our Library. She will be hostesses this month are urging discussing the various computer the attendees to bring in used classes they offer at the library. books and magazines for an Computer classes currently

W.O.W. on September 6th

exchange. W.O.W. is a women’s fellowship that meets monthly for a time of devotion, fellowship and fun. This is open to all women of Chapel Hill and in the community. Nursery is available for children under 4. Sign up sheets can be found in the narthex. Any questions regarding W.O.W., please see anyone on the Fellowship Team.

Kentucky Conference UMC Women 2012 Annual Mission Celebration on October 27th If you are waiting for your personal invitation to the Annual Mission Celebration on Saturday, October 27, please consider yourself invited. Each year we learn more about our work in mission throughout the world, fellowship with one another, and just generally celebrate and remember all that we HAVE done. We remember

that cloud of saints who have gone before us in United Methodist Women too. This year our offering will go to our mission giving here in this country and around the world. Also, as in years past, we are asked to bring items for a local mission. This year we are asking that you bring selected things for the residents of the

Mary Kendall Home in Owensboro. We will also be blessed by a visit from “Mary Kendall” (Sharon Evans) herself! Mary will tell us just how the home was started. You won’t want to miss this very special celebration. This UM Women’s celebration will take place at Settle Memorial in Owensboro.

40 Days in the Word, small group studies 40 Days in the Word will be launching October 21st. This is a very exciting time for the spiritual life of our church! We will be having additional small groups

with sign up sheets in the narthex. If you are interested in hosting this dvd driven 6 week study, please get with Sarah Courtney.

Please be in prayer for this church wide campaign! Prayer will be the most important component for the success of this campaign. God Bless, Sarah

wonderful meal from the care bears. Also, thanks to Pastor Ted for his hospital visits to check on Fred and me. Thanks to LaNova Cook & Hilltoppers & Methodist Men for their cards & everyone

else who called & sent cards. We are so blessed to be a part of this church family. Thank you so much again, Fred & Charlotte Ellis

Dear Chapel Hill We would like to thank everyone at Chapel Hill for all their prayers, cards & visits during Fred’s hospital stay in July. A thank you to Janice & Tom Perry for their help with the Page 4

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Hunter Stapp

931.206.1025 (text or call)

Children’s Director Update on Hunter Hunter is recuperating from his injuries in his recent car accident. Volunteers are needed to help in this time. Please call Sarah, Ted or Rob if you would like to volunteer Tweens Our Tween program for 5th and 6th graders started back up on Sunday nights from 5:30-7:00 p.m.. The Tween program is a "youth group" time especially for the 5th and 6th graders to challenge them a little more than just Sunday morning class and to help transition them to the youth

program. There will be a lesson with a bible study, discussion, games, and snacks. Everyone who comes really enjoys the experience and feels they learn a lot. No Tweens on Labor Day Weekend Sunday. Wednesday Nights Our Wednesday night programming for children ages 45th grade is going very well with

new kids every week. This year, we are doing a rotation model Wednesday night program. Each Wednesday night we will have dinner at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:00. We will cover the same story for a month, and each child will go to a new station each week and learn the story using a different learning style. Some of the activities we will be doing are: cooking, crafts, music, games, drama, and science. It is a lot of fun. Our current series is learning The Lord's Prayer; any child ages 4 through 5th grade can begin at any time.

Children’s Christmas Play Informational Meeting Scheduled PARENTS: “Shepherds, Sheep and a Savior” will be performed at Chapel Hill on December 9th. We will be performing during the 11:00 am church service as well as at 6:00 p.m.. Here is where we need you! On September 16th following

the 9:30 a.m. service, we would like to meet with all parents. Our purpose at this meeting is  to explain the premise of the play  try outs  practice schedule  committees needed and chairs  set

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costumes choreography make-up drama food Be sure to attend this very informative meeting, as choral practice begins shortly thereafter.

Acolytes for 11:00 am service are needed Beginning on Sunday, September 9th, the 11:00 service is making a more traditional move. Because of this, we will have acolytes beginning on that day. For those of you who are not familiar with that term, an acolyte is a person who assists in the worship service. Normally the acolyte serves by lighting and extinguishing the candles on the communion or altar table and distributing and collecting the offering plates. At the discretion of the pastor, the acolyte may also assist in other portions of the Page 5

worship service. It is the custom in most local churches for the acolytes to be young persons, giving them an early opportunity to be participants in the service. In our case our acolytes will only be needed the first five minutes of the service to bring the "light" into the service, after that they can leave. If you have a child who would like to be an acolyte, please let me know so I can explain to them what an acolyte does and show them how to do it. It should only take about 20 minutes for the training and can be done at any

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time. We will have a schedule posted at the children's check-in station for children to sign up each Sunday once they've completed the training. It's best if they do it with a friend.

National Grandparents Day National Grandparents Day this year is on Sunday, September 9th. In honor of them we will invite them, or any other family member, to our Sunday School classes and JUMP that day. It will be a great way for the kids' families to get to see what we do.

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270-827-2676 (mobile)

Rob Kerr Youth Pastor In 2006 God walked into my life and transformed me in a way that I could have never expected. I have had the opportunity in the past several years to get to know many of the young people that live in our community. Several of these guys and gals have had God step into their lives and make drastic changes. I was in my office a few days ago when a few of the youth came to visit and we started talking about blankets. You know, the ones made of fleece with the knots tied around the edges? As our conversation progressed, they come up with the idea of making blankets for

No sew fleece blanket

There are several different organizations that work directly with children in crisis. We are making and praying that these blankets can give these children the kids in Henderson that find a little comfort in some not so themselves in less than desirable good times. situations. Now this is how you may So, the S.T.A.T.I.C. youth help the youth be the hands and are going to make a bunch of feet of Christ, in a few different blankets. We have several goals ways. One, you may donate we are looking to reach. The some fleece if you would like; it first goal is Bronze. To reach takes three yards to make a this goal we need single blanket. Two, you 100 blankets by may donate monies if you nd “Now this is how you may November 2 . would like; it will cost help the youth be the hands around $15.00 to make The second goal is Silver. To each blanket. Three, you and feet of Christ” reach this goal may make the blanket we need 250 yourself and drop it off at blankets by November 2nd. The the church. third goal is GOLD. To reach The most important thing this goal we need 550 blankets this mission project needs to by November 2nd. make it be what God wants is Whichever goal we reach is PRAYER. For more not near as important as the fact information please feel free to that God is working through the call me at 270-827-2676. young people in this church to reach out and impact the children of Henderson.

Students Taking Action Together In Christ S.T.A.T.I.C. is Chapel Hill’s Youth Program that includes grades 6th - 12th. “The Experiment” is the perfect place to come and meet new friends and to reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in a while. “The Page 8

Experiment” is structured in a big group, small group format. All middle school and high school grades gather together for a message delivered in a variety of formats. Then we take the information

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given to us in the message to our small groups.

THE EXPERIMENT WEDNESDAY NIGHTS 5:30—6:00 p.m. Dinner 6:00 p.m. Worship Service 7:00-7:45 p.m. Small Groups

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From the Choir Loft Greeting from the Chapel Hill Choir. I hope that all is well with you and yours. Just a few things to mention, we are not preparing our choir Fall concert for September 30th at 6:00 p.m.. Anyone interested is welcome to join us. Our rehearsals are on Wednesday

Keith Vincent evenings from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 7:45 p.m.. We will be performing music from all genres. Looking forward to seeing you at our next rehearsal. Also, we are looking for interested performers to take part in

our Evening of Celebration on October 28th at Chapel Hill. If you enjoy singing solo, duets or other small ensembles, please contact me. This is a great opportunity to feature some of our great talent here at Chapel Hill. God Bless You All, Keith

Church Recipe Cook Book for sale After many months of collecting recipes, the Discipleship Team will start selling their personalized cookbook in October, with all profits going to the church Library and small group studies. The beautiful 3 ring binder cookbook will feature recipes in 7

different full-color sections. The book contains many pages of helpful cooking hints along with several pages of local information. Each recipe will feature the donors' names, so everyone can easily locate the favorite recipes of their friends. The books will be sold by


Jason Kirtley, chair


steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence Sometimes I’m a chicken. I on all who come in contact with know I belong to God. He Chick-fil-A. controls this world and everything What kind of minefield do in it, and Christ will never these folks walk through every abandon me from here to eternity. day with that statement on their But in my daily life, being scared backs? How many (like a chicken) often companies choose to robs me of the fullness not conduct business “Fear has stopped me from of God’s gifts. on Sunday, when it’s taking leadership roles in the Maybe it sounds one of the largest strange to you, but church in the past, largely sales opportunities “being afraid” is the because of my fear of failure and first thing that came to fear of the time commitment away for them in the week. Every single my mind recently, from my other responsibilities at competitor they have when I heard about a rakes in these home and work” big controversy in the forgone sales. news concerning a I asked popular chicken restaurant. myself, am I afraid to take my Before I go on, I sincerely ask you faith into my workplace? Am I to set aside the specific moral afraid to give up the biggest sales/ issue that set off the current earnings day of my week in controversy, and consider this: support of my faith? Am I scared How many businesses in to put that bumper sticker on my today’s world are fearless enough car… because it’s a big fat red to have this publicly target on my back? communicated Corporate Purpose: Fear has stopped me from To glorify God by being a faithful Page 9

members of our team. The Discipleship Team is proud to offer this fine book at a cost of $25.00 per copy. You can purchase your copy by calling the church office at 270.826.3593 or via email at

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taking leadership roles in the church in the past, largely because of my fear of failure and fear of the time commitment away from my other responsibilities at home and work. I’ve been scared to give more money to the church, because I’m afraid I won’t have enough leftover to meet my responsibilities as the provider for my family. I was scared to death in deciding to have a second child, how could I possibly love her equally as much as my first? However…the Lord has deepen my faith and allowed me to experience this life in ways I hadn’t dreamed before, by challenging me, encouraging me, and strengthening me to overcome these fears when I trust Him. Someone I greatly respect wisely pointed out, buying a chicken sandwich isn’t really how we show others Christ’s love. I totally agree. The recipe I need to follow for doing that is: BE LESS CHIKIN !

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CHAPEL HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH A United Methodist Congregation “Making Disciples for Jesus Christ� 2601 Highway 60 East Henderson, KY 42420 270-826-3593 E-mail Addresses: Ted Burke: Rob Kerr: Sarah Courtney: Hunter Stapp:

Fax: 270-826-1323 To receive the monthly newsletter or our One-Call e-mail the church office at

COME WORSHIP WITH US on Sunday 8:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service Communion is offered in the chapel, following the 8:00 a.m. service, every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month.

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