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July 23, 2010 August 31, 2012 Wednesday Nights.................. 1

Wednesday Night Supper & Studies begin September 5

Previews from the Pulpit....... 2

Wednesday nights at Chapelwood are upbeat and welcoming for all ages. It’s a wonderful time to let the Kitchen Ministry do the cooking and enjoy an affordable, healthy meal with family and friends and then take part in a spiritual formation class, small group, choir rehearsal, or even shoot some hoops. Dinner is served from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Classes and groups start at 6:30 or 7:00 p.m. Nursery is available with a reservation. Register online. Here is the lineup for fall 2012.

Staff Contacts.......................... 2 Serving Ministry...................... 2 Men's Life................................. 3 Worship Schedule................... 3 Learning Ministry.................... 3 Serving Ministry...................... 4 JET Ministry............................. 5 Texas Boot Camp................... 5 Chapelwood Foundation..... 6-7 Learning Ministry.................... 8 Praying Ministry...................... 9 BOLD Adult Ministry............. 9 Joys and Concerns................. 10 New Members....................... 10 Kids Choir Rally.................... 10 Announcements.................... 11 Calendar................................ 11 Global Missions..................... 12

The Story for Adults The Story weaves the Bible’s narrative together in a coherent, chronological way to which modern readers can relate. Through this 31-week, interactive study you will discover who God is, who we are, and the meaning and purpose of life as told in the Holy Scriptures. Facilitated by Christian Washington and Teresa Rossy. Begins September 5, 6:30 p.m. Location: W203 Cost: $30 for the book and participant guide Contact: Teresa Rossy, or (713) 354-4407 The Story for Children While parents are participating in a Wednesday night Bible Study, elementary-age children in first through third grade and fourth and fifth grade will enjoy The Story for Children with Kimberly Standing and Debra Everitt. Childcare for younger children is available. Begins September 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Location: Children’s Building Basement Cost: $10 for student book Contact: Kimberly Standing, (713) 354- 4471, Chancel Choir Rehearsal The choir is growing and adding new singers each week. Join us to learn music, make friends, and lead worship at 11:10 a.m. each Sunday. Every Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Location: Choir Room Contact: Pam Moore,, (713) 354-4480 continued on page 8

Pastor's Column

Lessons from life with dr. Jim Jackson

Previews from the Pulpit Characteristics of Credible Christians Studies in the Epistle of 1 John



Jim Jackson, Senior Pastor Bob Johnson, Executive Pastor Bob Lindsey, Business Administrator ADULT DISCIPLESHIP Ginny Itz, Director of Connecting Ministry Liza Kutner, Director of Relational Ministries Melissa Maher, Pastor of Adult Discipleship and Serving Ministry Teresa Rossy, Director of Learning Ministry Nancy Sterling, Director of Praying Ministry CHILDREN & YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP Cindy Booth, Director of Children's Ministry Josef Klam, Pastor of Children's & Youth Discipleship Carolyn Park, Administrator - Chapelwood School for Young Children Cason Sicking, Director of Recreation Ministry

September 23 - Transparency, 1 John 1:1-10 September 30 - Obedience, 1 John 2:1-11 October 14 - Love, Part One, 1 John 3:10-24 October 21 - Love, Part Two, 1 John 4:7-21 October 28 - A Not-So-Simple Explanation of Heaven, Hell, a Future Resurrection,

and More Last Things, All Saints Sunday

November 4 - Purity, 1 John 2:12-17; 3:1-9 November 11 - Discernment, 1 John 2:18-29; 4:1-6 November 18 - Faithfulness, 1 John 5:1-21, Thanksgiving Sunday

PASTORAL CARE MINISTRY Wick Stuckey, Pastor of Caring Ministry REACHING/HOSPITALITY MINISTRY Scott Endress, Pastor of Reaching Ministry Fred Lowe, Director of New Member Development WORSHIP COMMUNITIES Tom Jaber, Director of Choral Music and the Arts/ Sanctuary Worship Luis Palomo, Pastor of Esperanza Rob Rossy, Director of The Table Gregg Taylor, Pastor of Mercy Street Christian Washington, Director of Upper Room Wayne Watson, Director of Contemporary Worship/ Sanctuary Worship Jerry Webber, Pastor of Contemplative Worship/ Director of Center for Christian Spirituality OTHER MINISTRIES Teresa Cannon, Director of Chapelwood Foundation Toby Dagenhart, Director of Communications and Technology for Ministry Colleen Lingle, Accounting Manager Ivan Rhone, Director of Kitchen Ministry 11140 Greenbay, Houston TX 77024 Phone (713) 465-3467 Fax (713) 365-2808


Back-to-school ministries still need help MAM Uniform Drive

It’s not too late to make a contribution to the MAM back-to-school uniform drive. Each school year hundreds of SBISD students benefit from this uniform program. Chapelwood’s donations to the program in the past have benefited 150 children. If you would like to make a contribution, you can send a check to the church office and mark it as “MAM Back to School.” This is just one of many ways that we as a church are serving and blessing our school district and the families.

The Power of One The education of our youth is a community effort. Find out how to make a difference in the life of an SBISD student by tutoring, mentoring, reading, encouraging, and inspiring students toward success. For more information, contact Chris Archer,, (713) 354-4486.


Learning Ministry

Men's Life begins sixth year Kickoff barbecue, September 11, 6:00 p.m. Chapelwood’s Men’s Life program enters its sixth year this September. All men of Chapelwood are invited to participate and to bring their friends. The year begins with a kick-off barbecue on Tuesday, September 11, at 6:00 p.m. in YB100. Enjoy some Goode Company Barbecue and find out more about this year’s Men’s Life program. The cost of the meal is $10. Please make your dinner reservation by contacting Karen Ridgway, This year, Men’s Life will offer two outstanding classes:

The Measure of a Man: Men Mentoring Men Tuesdays, beginning September 11, 7:30 p.m., W101-102 This 20-week study is based on the bestselling book by author and pastor, Dr. Gene Getz. The goal of this Bible-based study is to encourage fellowship

among Christian brothers, to help you expand your circle of friends, and to find accountability partners as you learn new ways to become the complete man God desires you to be.

This weekend

Saturday september 1 september 8 Mercy Street 5:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall *

Sunday Men's Life: The Great Adventure Wednesdays beginning September 12, 7:00 p.m., Fireside Room During this course you will learn how to renew the adventure life was intended to be by learning how to live wisely with the end in mind, how to develop a satisfying personal mission for your life, how to regain a sense of forward momentum for your life and how to find your road to significance. Both courses are for men of all ages. Both are led by Wick Stuckey, Pastor of Men’s Ministry. E-mail Wick for more information or to register, You may also register online at

Chapelwood’s 12th Annual Men’s Retreat October 12-14, Camp Allen, in Navasota

september 2 september 9 sunday Worship at Chapelwood 8:25, 9:45, 11:10 a.m. Sanctuary * CONTEMPLATIVE SERVICE Meditation, Communion, and Healing Prayer 8:45 a.m., Chapel ESPERANZA Family Service in Spanish 10:30 a.m., 3911 Campbell Road UPPER ROOM 11:15 a.m., Upper Room * THE TABLE 5:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall * Services are broadcast live on the Web.

Dr. Charles Cooper, nationally known speaker with Promise Keepers, Man in the Mirror, and Walk Thru the Bible will be our featured speaker. This is a great opportunity for worship, fellowship, recreation and relaxation. Register online at Keyword: retreat. Or you may sign up at the Men’s Ministry table in the Fountain Hallway on Sunday mornings. Contact Wick Stuckey with any questions ( (713) 354-4430. Abundance Study for Women Mondays, September 10 - November 26 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., W203 Jesus says in John 10:10 that "....I have come that they might have life and have it abundantly." The world we live in today defines abundance as what we have. Please join Susie Roberts and Carol Whitley as we learn together God's biblical truth that abundant living is not a what, it is a Who. As we search God's promises, we will be drawn into an intimate relationship with God as we learn to trust the Lord to meet our needs and be our source for daily living. A follow-up study will be offered in the spring. For more information, contact Susie Roberts, rroberts4him@ or (713) 464-7106.

bookstore and coffee shop Sundays: 9: 30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (1:00 p.m. on Second Sundays) Saturdays: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Contact Kris Jodon, for an appointment.

shuttle bus service Kinkaid School 201 Kinkaid School Drive 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Shuttles run until 2:00 p.m. on Second Sundays) The Memorial Drive Elementary shuttle has been discontinued for now due to construction issues.


Serving Ministry

Consider facts and stories of human trafficking As we prepare to “Hear the cry” of those being trafficked throughout the world we will want to first hear the facts. Consider this…. An estimated 2.5 million people are in forced labor (including sexual exploitation) at any given time: There are 1.4 million (about 56%) are in Asia and the Pacific. There are 250,000 (10%) are in Latin America and the Caribbean. About the victims • The majority of trafficking victims are between 18 and 24 years of age. • An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year. • Physical or sexual violence is experienced by 95% of victims. • Sexual exploitation is forced on 43% of victims, and 98% are women and girls. • Economic exploitation is forced on 32% of victims, and 56% are women and girls. • Many trafficking victims have at least middle-level education. About the Traffickers • 52% of recruiters are men, 42% are women and 6% work as couples. • In 54% of cases the recruiter was a stranger to the victim. About the Profits Estimated global annual profits made from the exploitation of all trafficked forced labor are $31.6 billion. Of this, $15.5 billion (49%) is generated in industrialized economies. About prosecutions In 2006 there were only 5,808 prosecutions and 3,160 convictions throughout the world. This means that for every 800 people trafficked, only one person was convicted in 2006.

These are the facts and the data. But to “hear the cry” we must hear more. We must hear a story. “Sabine was the only member of her family to survive the genocide in Rwanda, so she agreed when a wealthy family offered her a chance to move to America with them. Shortly after her arrival, however, she was imprisoned in their home, forced to work around the clock, and made to sleep on the kitchen floor. She was never paid for any of her work, and she was not allowed to leave. Finally after six months of servitude, Sabine was allowed to go to church for an hour each Sunday. On one visit, she was approached by a kind Rwandan man who learned of her situation and helped her escape. He took Sabine to an agency that immediately referred her to a local anti-trafficking non-profit organization. Sabine was afraid of everything. She did not want to leave the


apartment after 4:00 p.m. because it was too dark, and she was afraid to walk anywhere by herself. She had never been independent in the U.S., so even going to the grocery store or using a gift card terrified her. Her case manager not only accompanied her when shopping, but also conducted case management sessions in her transitional housing home, where she felt safe and secure. Because of her attentive case manager, after only three months, she was able to visit the office on her own. She also began shopping on her own and familiarizing herself with the neighborhood. When she was rescued, she spoke no English, but after taking English lessons, she is now conversational. Sabine is fortunate to have escaped. Many more are not so lucky.” Human trafficking is a global issue. Houston is considered by many THE hub of human trafficking in the USA. You read that right – Houston, Texas. This is not simply an issue of global proportions that happens elsewhere. It affects people in our communities. People we might see in on the streets, or in restaurants or stores. There are still more stories we will be invited to hear and a greater awareness we will need. How can we do this? Over the next several months you will be learning about opportunities as they relate to this issue. I strongly encourage you to find a way to participate. Look for resources at a table in the Fountain Hallway on Sunday mornings. There will also be online resources at Keyword: human trafficking. To see one of the many organizations working globally on the human trafficking issue check out For a local organization engaging the issue effectively, check out Houston Rescue and Restore at

Through Chapelwood's global mission’s partnership in Haiti with Haitian Artisans for Peace International (HAPI), women are being empowered by utilizing loans to become self-sufficient. A woman who can help support herself and her family is less likely to fall victim to trafficking or sold into slavery.

Job Encouragement Tools

The Only One Standing in Your Way is You! A seminar for those in personal or career transition There’s an old Chinese proverb that states, “Man who says ‘it cannot be done’ should not interrupt the man doing it.” Our thinking can limit us in almost everything we do. If we can change the way we think, we can open doors to a wide array of possibilities for our lives. As Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “A man’s mind, stretched to a new idea, can never return to its original dimensions.” The Only One Standing In Your Way Is You! challenges you to stretch your mind and examine some of the “truths” to which you are clinging that may be keeping you from being the person God created you to be. These “truths” come to us from society as a whole, as well as from our parents, teachers and friends. Discovering and discarding these false “truths” will be the central focus of the seminar. Along the way we will explore the way words can either create or destroy. And you will learn their impact on your beliefs. We will talk about motivation and the lure of being conformed to society’s view of success. You will learn the importance of values, core purpose, and vision, and begin drafting a personal core purpose statement. God has given each one of us gifts He expects us to use for His glory. Because of our free choice, we, too, often are the ones who get in His way. There’s an old Native American prayer that goes like this: “Make me strong, not to be superior to my brothers, but to be able to fight my greatest enemy: myself.” Join us as we explore how we can better align our thoughts and actions to become the person God created us to be.

The Only One Standing in Your Way is You! Thursday, September 20, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Friday, September 21, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., LC214 Cost: $25, includes lunch both days Register at before September 14. Fred Lowe and Sue Howe will lead the seminar. Fred retired from ExxonMobil after more than 35 years to establish BMS Connections, LLC, a company dedicated to enhancing both individual and organizational performance through improved quality of thinking and human interactions. Sue is also retired from ExxonMobil where she was instrumental in developing and delivering leadership training programs for employees at all organizational levels. Seminar cost is $25 for materials and lunch both days. Registration is available online at, keyword: seminar. Workshop registration will close on September 14. Register early, as space is limited and the seminar is very popular!! No refunds will be available for cancellations after September 14. For more information, contact Gloria Mounger at or (713) 354-4465.

Texas Boot Camp This program is for men and women who want the tough workouts and great physical results of a true “boot camp.” We provide a tough and fun program for everyone, regardless of fitness level. We never yell or put anyone down. Texas Boot Camp is designed to teach, push, and encourage while allowing you to have fun on the way to being your absolute best! Our instructors specialize in weight loss and weight maintenance. If you’re ready for a change, bring it! Our military-influenced workouts will change the way you think about working out. At Texas Boot Camp, working out is actually FUN again. For information and to register, go to or call Kyle Graham, (281) 974-0455.


The Chapelwood Foundation

living our legacy...funding our future

Your gifts to the Chapelwood Foundation can be a special way to honor someone or mark the joy of a special occasion, while helping to build an endowment for Chapelwood in perpetuity. For more information, contact Teresa Cannon at (713) 354-4485, or

GIFTS IN MEMORY OF Joyce Sweeton Judy and Joe Navarro Cal and Connie Dalton Sue and Dike Howe Ed W. Norwood Pam and Larry Garrett Irene and Bob Bening Paul K. Gordon and Family Iris and William Thorne Dean Grafton Marie and Mat Mathieu Pam and Jerry Treadwell Margaret Francis Marjorie Capshaw Harold Thomas Oliphint Amy and Josef Klam

Lisa McInnis Mary and Jim Wilkerson Charles Holmes Marie and Mat Mathieu Ardath and Bill Grimes Alice and Gordon Bing Pamela and Bob Moore Helen and Jim Miner Lorraine Podd Mr. and Mrs. Morton Seline Nancy and Ken Wiech

Arthur W. Mueller Kim and Charles Mueller Brenda and Bruce Mueller

Winston McKenzie Marie and Mat Mathieu

Roy L. Dye, Jr. Helen and Jim Miner Marie and Mat Mathieu

Beth Gillett Carol Allbritton Anne and Bob Pullen

Robert Lane Chapelwood's Stephen Ministers Gary Grubbs Chapelwood Stephen Ministers Dr. Pete Dalton Erin and Matthew Roorda Dr. Edward Johnson Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Eubank and family Sue Elizabeth Camp Kim and Tim Sullivan


Bunty Brand Joan Burk Spain, Price, Reader and Thompson, P.C. Nancy A. Batt

Brent Burney Katherine and John Bridger Pam and Murray Brasseux Carly and Will Brasseux Alvin Oldenettel Sue and Dike Howe Helen and Merle Oldenettel Jack W. Little Marjorie Capshaw Jane Yarberry Jan and Patrick Shore

Joe Hollingsworth Ben F. Meador, Jr. Marjorie Capshaw Pam Diamont and the Hollingsworth family Barbara and Tom Baker Thelma Whittaker Gisela Hopkins Nancy Batt Keith Ormston Dorothy Nicholson Carolyn and Guy Matthews Bob Newman Jacquelyn and Joe Royce Mimi S. Dompier Helen and Jim Miner Melba and Larry Ainsworth Madelon and Dave Morgan Kay and Bob Cleveland Mary Garza Cindy and David Balderach Kay’s Lunch Bunch Friends Marie and Mat Mathieu Jamie and Homer Smith Sue Sheridan Margaret and Leonard Bedell Angela Michelle Jamison Charlene Horton Susan and Ed Patterson Candlelighters Sunday School Class David Deane Charlotte P. Richards Judge and Mrs. Lynn Hughes Audrey Alexander Larry T. Hesketh

Patricia Hedgecoxe Trisha and Ted Mohle Sandy Waits Donna and Mark Greek Wesley Monroe Callaway, Jr. Ann and Ed Berrio Gary Fritts Mabel Cavanagh Nancy Batt Alice Bergstrom Larry T. Hesketh Nelva Brunsting Larry T. Hesketh Ray Chapman Larry T. Hesketh Clare Drummond Larry T. Hesketh Dodie Ferguson Larry T. Hesketh Betty Sullivan Larry T. Hesketh

The Chapelwood Foundation

living our legacy...funding our future

NEW AND RENEWAL FLAME ALIVE MEMBERS 2012-13 Kim and Marshall Adkins George Anderson-Wood Linda Bailey Dameron and Lance Baird Barbara and Tom Baker Dorothy Baker Cindy and David Balderach Dottie and Don Bates Nancy Batt Margaret and Leonard Bedell Irene and Robert Bening Ann and Ed Berrio Rosanna and Myron Blalock Ted Bland Dorothy Blodgett Susan and Bob Bolling Lynne Boudreaux Sandy and Rick Boyd Leslie and John Brittain Becky and Rodney Broesche Charles Brown Syble Bryan Annie and Will Bullock Teresa and Clayton Cannon Marjorie Capshaw Sandy and Jay Carlton Reedie and Herb Carson Sally Cashman Pat Cavanagh Becky Chapman Ray and Raymond Chilton Kathy and Bob Christy

Carolyn Clark Virginia and Clyde Combs Karen and Gus Comiskey Jennifer and Rob Cooksey Amanda Crump Jane-Page and James Crump Jarrett P. Crump Carolyn and Platt Davis Ava Demopulos Shirley Didier Carol and Rocky Duckworth Patricia Dumas Barbara Dundas Marge and Douglas Dunn Mary and John Eads Peggy and Gary Edwards Janis and Jerry Elmore Virginia and Neil Emery Jacki and Brian Evans Marty and Roger Ethridge Gail and Art Faris Linda Fortney Elizabeth Fritts Nan Fulweber Laura and David Fulton Carol Gay Julia Gentry Debbie and Gary Gibson Peggy and Fred Gibson Johnanna and Perry Giles Erin and Kevin Goodard Zana and John Gorman

Dean Grafton Donna and Mark Greek Joan and Bob Greer Fred Gregory Ardath and Bill Grimes Wilda and E.J. Grivetti Barbara and Samuel Guy Marguerite Hall Nina Hanks Christa and Vince Hash Janis and Randy Henry Gini and Dean Hill Juanita Hill Gayle and Jack Hillman Glenn Hilman Chris and Lisa Hines Joan and Kevin Hodges Marcia and Al Hoppe Vicki and Dennis Hopper Lou and Mark Houser Dana and Henry Houston Sue and Dike Howe Carrie and Jeff Hoye Dianne and Stacy Hunt Stephanie and Bryan Jamison Jean and Bill Jensen P.J. Jones Robyn and J.D. Joyce Vicki Jud Tracy and Kyle Kettler Kathryn Kinsey Bonnie and Arnold Klaus Tracy and John Kleinhans

Virginia and Hans Kolb Gayle and Layne Kruse Lisa and Robert Kurtz Kenneth Kuykendall Richard S. Lambert Jacki Lammert Bobbie Ann and Bob Larkins Margaret and Jim LaRoe Mary Leach Karla and Bill Lowerre Kathie and David Luther Nell and Ed Lynch Mary Machlitt Julia and Michael Maher Mary Martin Robin Martin Carolyn and Guy Matthews Michelle and Bill Matthews Gayle McDonald Susan and David McDuffie Marilyn and Chase McEvoy Margaret and Donald McGregor Cathy McCants Linda and Dick McCasland Maribel McCleary Susan and Scott McConkey Lisa and David Miller Joanne and Clayton Mills Helen and Jim Miner Ann Mobley Mary and Richard Moen Pamela and Bob Moore Mary Nell and Thomas Moran

GIFTS IN HONOR OF Jim Jackson Patricia and Jim Wuerth

Susan Jackson Marie and Mat Mathieu

Jack and Will Brown Melba and Don Marrs

Marriage of Diana Vickery and Mike Montgomery Fritz Attermeier

Jackie Cornwell Betty Cartright Barbara Baker Tom Baker Teresa Cannon Marie and Mat Mathieu

Ann Mobley Gayle McDonald Scott Adams Candlelighters Sunday School Class


Learning Ministry

Wednesday Night Suppers and Studies begin continued from page 1 Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History Bob Johnson and Al Hoppe will lead this study of Revelation that is based on a 24-week series by the Teaching Company. The meaning of the Greek word for apocalypse is “disclosure,” and John’s book discloses dimensions of two age-old mysteries: the character of evil and the nature of hope. In this course we will explore three aspects of The Book of Revelation: The historical and intellectual background, a close reading of the text focusing on the meaning of its images, and the wide-ranging impact of the book on Christian and Western history. A supplemental textbook will be offered for a nominal fee. Begins September 12, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Location: W101 Contact: Bob Johnson, (713) 354-4431,

sense that God would leave us confused and wrapped in contradictory ideas that kept us isolated and stuck. The purpose of this study is to hear and share what we learn about God. Come to hear, respond/share, and (with God’s help) grow our faith together. Sponsored by Mercy Street. Begins September 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Location: LC212 Contact: Susan Nestorvich, (713) 213-4441,

Circle of Friends: Teens and Friends Middle and high school students with special needs meet for supper and Bible study, fellowship, and special activities. Begins September 5, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m. Location: Fellowship Hall and YB100-101 Cost: $5 for supper Contact: Sheri Scott, or (713) 465-4521

Men’s Life III - The Great Adventure For some men, stresses and pressures can reduce life to a numbing routine. Life can be an adventure again! During this 20-week course, you will discover how to renew the adventure life was intended to be by learning: How to live wisely with the end in mind; how to develop a satisfying, personal mission for your life; and how to regain a sense of forward momentum for your life; how to find your road to significance. For more information, see the related article on page 3. Begins September 12, 7:00 p.m. Location: Fireside Room Contact: Wick Stuckey, (713) 354-4430,

Circle of Friends: Adults Adults with special needs meet for dinner and small groups for drama, Bible study, art, drums or homeroom. Corporate worship and other activities are also featured. Begins September 5, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m. Location: Fellowship Hall and COF1-4 Cost: $5 for supper Contact: Claudia Siems, (713) 465-4102 Hearing and Responding to God Many of our ideas about God came from brokenness, addictions, disappointments, traumas, and repeated powerlessness. It doesn’t make


Men's Basketball Group Let’s shoot some hoops! Nursery is provided for children. Led by Ravi Lewis and Patrick Rodgers and sponsored by the Upper Room. Every Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Location: Gym Contact: Ravi Lewis, (713) 306-1748 or

Spiritual Foundations: Uncovering Your Life in God The Center for Christian Spirituality, led by Jerry Webber, invites you to an opportunity for spiritual growth that includes teaching, practice, and small group participation. Spiritual Foundations: Uncovering Your Life in God offers

several ways to participate. For more information, see the related article on page 9. Begins September 12, 6:30 p.m. Location: LC201 Contact: Jerry Webber, jwebber@chapelwood. org or (713) 354-4477 The Table Wednesday Life Group This group works through books of the Bible and texts/media series by contemporary Christian authors as they share the “real stuff” of life and deepen their walks with Christ. Every Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Location: Parlor Contact: John Lind, or (713) 334-7772 Upper Room Women’s Group We gather each week to share life and the ways we see God at work around us. Our study time varies – from reflection about the prior week's sermon to a topical book with Scripture. Every week we share prayer requests and pray for one another. All women are welcome. Led by April Halberdier. Every Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Location: Chapelwood Library Contact: April Halberdier, (713) 443-4189,

Praying Ministry

Spiritual Foundations class begins September 12 This fall, The Center for Christian Spirituality will offer an opportunity for spiritual growth that includes teaching, practice and small group participation. Called Spiritual Foundations: Uncovering Your Life in God, the nine-week experience is designed to lead persons into a deepening understanding of the spiritual journey and a growing experience of intimacy with God through Jesus Christ. Specifically, the course will help persons uncover their own true self in God and live more fully into the shape of God’s design for their lives. The class includes three components: First, Jerry Webber has written a workbook that provides readings, spiritual practices and specific prayer exercises for daily and weekly reflection. The bound workbook will be available around September 1. The teaching component in the workbook will provide a framework for ongoing spiritual growth. The spiritual practices and disciplines will offer hands-on ways to engage the spiritual life intentionally. And the prayer exercises will give participants tangible ways to pray with and reflect on the material. The cost of the workbook will be determined by final printing cost. Second, Jerry will provide weekly teachings to supplement the workbook. He will illuminate the concepts and foundations from the workbook in a class setting. These weekly class sessions will take place face-to-face on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in LC201. They also may be accessed remotely by live Web stream at prayer or later by archive at that same Web address. Thus, you may participate in the class without having to attend the face-to-face teaching times on Wednesdays.

Finally, you will have an opportunity to be a part of a small group in order to process the material and share the journey together. There will be small group meetings at various days and times. Each group will have a facilitator to help guide the group. The main purpose for the groups, however, is to provide a way to interact with others who are seeking to engage the spiritual journey and to provide a forum for our struggles and celebrations as we move onward. At this time, we are still putting together the schedule of meeting times for the small groups. Because the size of each group will be limited, you will need to register for a specific group. Spiritual Foundations begins September 12 and goes through November 14. Face-to-face classes will be offered on Wednesday evenings in LC201 at 6:30 p.m. Small groups will be offered at other times of the week. Please contact Nancy Sterling,, or Jerry Webber,, with questions about Spiritual Foundations. If you are interested, share your e-mail address with Nancy and she will send you the latest listing of small group times and locations, as well as information about how to get the workbook.

BOLD Adult Ministry

Luncheon series sure to inform, entertain The


Rescue of the



Featuring Greg Hall with Elaine Scott

Invite your friends to the first of three BOLD Adult Lunch Series Programs on Thursday, October 4, The Miraculous Rescue of the Chilean Miners, featuring Greg Hall with Elaine Scott. Greg is the creator of the famous Plan B that eventually saved the 33 men. Greg was also at the scene when the trapped miners realized they would be saved. Greg will be joined by Chapelwood member and author Elaine Scott, who wrote Buried Alive, the story of the 69-day ordeal. Elaine worked closely with Greg in writing her book. A delicious lunch begins at 11:00 a.m. The cost is $5. Please RSVP with Judy Jones, jjones@chapelwood, (713) 354-4412 by Thursday, September 27. Other Lunch Series dates are Thursday, December 6, "Christmas Lunch and Carols," featuring the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Brass Quintet, and Thursday, February 7, with Dr. Jill Carroll, author and writer.


Joys and Concerns


New Members

Welcome to Chapelwood

Prayers and Sympathy Expressed to: Mrs. Betty Fritts and family on the death of her son, Mr. Gary Fritts, on August 7, 2012. The family and friends of Mr. Gary Ashcraft, who died on August 14, 2012. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Watson and family on the death of Wayne’s mother, Mrs. Alma Lee Watson, on August 14, 2012. Pray for those recently hospitalized: Greg Beaves Pam Dougherty Nancy Fauber-Hoh Beverly Vaughan Jan Vogel

Craig Boykins 9036 Kentshire Drive; 77078-2426

Crystal Williams 5630 Lavender Street; 77026

It’s fall kickoff for Kids Choirs! We’re having a combo Pep Rally to fire up and Water Games to keep cool. Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be here to start the cheering and sign autographs. On the East Field we’ll have water shooters, beach balls, bubbles, snow cones and a giant water balloon fight for all grades. In the Smith Bldg. we’ll meet the cheerleaders and the Choir Team before going to the choir rooms where singers will be dismissed. Kids should wear clothing that can get wet and water shoes. Parents may drop off children or stay for the festivities. NEW this year to our choir program: 11th Hour Power Choir happens 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. every Sunday. This is a new choir for Kindergarten – 5th grades. They will sing occasionally in worship and are welcome to participate in musicals that happen in December and April. We are excited to offer this new opportunity for those singers who can’t participate in our afternoon choirs. We need a great team of helpers to make it happen; please contact Rita Stuckey if you can help Sunday morning or afternoon. Our Kids Choirs have a long and strong tradition, and that continues with our committed adult leaders in partnership with parents. With this year’s new additions and plans, our choirs will provide an excellent experience for our kids that is not to be missed! We also look forward to welcoming new singers from the community of Esperanza this year in our afternoon choirs.

Registration is open online at on the Children’s Music Ministry page. Forms are also located at the choir table in the Fountain Hallway on Sundays or in the Children’s Ministry office. Sunday Choirs Time Room Director 11th Hour Power Choir (K-5th) 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. LC120 Rita Stuckey Joy Choir – Kindergarten & 1st Grade 4:30-5:45 p.m. LC120 Teresa Cannon Rejoice Singers – 2nd & 3rd Grades 4:30-5:45 p.m. LC205 Laura Taylor Crusader Guys – 4th-6th Grades 4:30-5:45 p.m. Conf. Room Susan Hall Crusader Girls – 4th-6th Grades 4:30-5:45 p.m. LC 214 Greg Barra Questions? Want to help? Please contact Rita Stuckey,


(713) 354-4404,



Tapachula Informational Meeting

Monday, September 10, 6:00 p.m., LC215 The Tapachula mission pilgrimage team which will travel in January 2013 is open to men and women. For the last six years, we have sent a unique, all female team. This year, Mission on the Move has asked for us to send men along as well. The mission is home to 39 boys and girls ranging in age from four to 21. Adult Christian men are needed to serve as role models and mentors. The ability to speak Spanish is a big plus. RSVP to Chris Archer, (713) 354-4486,

New Sunday Morning Class

A new Sunday morning class is being formed beginning Sunday, September 9, at 11:00 a.m. in CB201. This class is for young couples who like to attend the 9:45 a.m. worship service. The fellowship and study, prayer and social activities will be designed to strengthen marriages and help growing families to follow Christ together. On September 9, the group will gather to meet everybody, pick a name for the class, discuss lessons/teachers, and other ideas. From there we will have lunch together at Second Sunday Chicken lunch. Please contact David Marshall, or (713) 425-5415, with any questions or suggestions for this new group.

Calendar four weeks at a glance





September 2

September 3

September 4

September 5

Labor Day Holiday The church offices will be closed.

September 9

September 10

September 11

Upper Room, 11:15 am

Tapachula Mission Informational Meeting, 6 pm, LC215

Men's Life Kickoff Barbecue, 6 pm,YB100

The Table, 5:30 pm

September 16

September 17

September 18

September 12

September 19

September 24

September 25

September 26

SATURDAY September 8

Mercy Street, 5:30 pm

September 13

September 14

September 15

Mercy Street, 5:30 pm

September 20

September 21

JET Seminar 8:30 am - 4 pm

JET Seminar 9 am - 4 pm

Wednesday Night Supper, 5:30 pm Studies, 6:30 or 7 pm Chancel Choir, 7 pm

Upper Room, 11:15 am The Table, 5:30 pm

Upper Room, 11:15 am The Table, 5:30 pm

September 7

Wednesday Night Supper, 5:30 pm Studies, 6:30 or 7 pm Chancel Choir, 7 pm

UMW Circles

September 23

September 6


Wednesday Night Supper, 5:30 pm Studies, 6:30 or 7 pm Chancel Choir, 7 pm

Upper Room, 11:15 am The Table, 5:30 pm

Kids' Choir Rally, 4:30 pm


September 22

Mercy Street, 5:30 pm

September 27

September 28

Wednesday Night Supper, 5:30 pm Studies, 6:30 or 7 pm Chancel Choir, 7 pm

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September 29

Mercy Street, 5:30 pm

Serving Ministry Chapelwood Global Missions embodies grace by developing leaders around the globe. Our four-year partnership with the Southern Philippines Methodist College on the island of Mindanao is one practical example of investing in young people. Pictured here are the 17 students our congregation supports. Chapelwood provides funds for their tuition and assists in their room and board. These college students are training to be pastors and educators in the southern islands of the Philippines. Many are the first in their families to go to college. Please continue to be in prayer for these students. First row, left to right: Lorie Batucal, Marefe Daguio, Glen Lagos, Jenny Galarpe, Arlene Villanueva, Ronafe Romero, Daffodil Romero Second row, left to right: Ben Michael Credo, Jarri Bucog, Jimboy Bandihan, Zosimo Daugdaug Top row, left to right: Joseph Jones Cornito, Jezreel Tabago, Jenelyn Bartolaba, Zaldy Aganan, Jury Camerong Michelle Sulotan was absent the day the photo was taken. From missionary Janet McCarty who is the President of the Southern Philippines Methodist College: “Thank you for all the support Chapelwood gives to SPMC! May God surround you with love!� Shalom, Janet


August 31, 2012 E-Chimes  

Bi-weekly newsletter from Chapelwood United Methodist Church.

August 31, 2012 E-Chimes  

Bi-weekly newsletter from Chapelwood United Methodist Church.