We are together, even when apart

Church is being together.  We sing, we pray, we pass the peace.  We share the bread and the wine.  

Church looks different right now.  We’re not in the same place but we’re still together.  We’re thinking about each other.  We’re singing and praying.  We’re passing the peace by calling our friends.  Or maybe we’re sending them emails or letters.  The bread and the wine are still part of us, even if we’re not at the table.

The Chapel of the Cross is our church, and we are the Chapel of the Cross. We are the church no matter where we are, which is kind of funny to think about.  How are you the church today? How are you singing and praying and passing the peace? How are the bread and wine a part of you today?

For more information about programs for children and families at the Chapel of the Cross, contact Boykin Dunlap Bell at bbell@thechapelofthecross.org. To support the mission and ministry of the Chapel of the Cross, text “COTC” to 73256 or follow this link: https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin

A Beautiful Day

If you watched the inauguration on t.v., you probably noticed the empty streets. It looked so weird to see our nation’s capitol with no few people in it. So we pulled out the Little People and made a busy town. We imagined a parade with crowded sidewalks and reminded ourselves that when it’s safe to gather in large groups again, we will! We just need to wait a little longer. In the meantime, we can enjoy a beautiful day in our neighborhood.

Children’s Chapel – January 17

The Murphys share the Gospel this Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. Our faith-at-home activity is making Valentines for Meals on Wheels recipients. Valentines can be dropped off at the church between 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Monday, January 18. (Yes, Faith-at-Home subscribers were supposed to receive shoe stickers for a “Follow Me” craft but the United States Postal Service is experiencing delays and the stickers did not arrive in time for this set up supplies. We’ll use them in another box!)

If you would like to make Valentines to be delivered to Meals on Wheels recipients, you can make any sorts of cards you like. There are some card templates in the faith-at-home boxes and printable designs here. Envelopes are not needed! These cards will accompany the meals that Meals on Wheels delivers to those in need.

A Bushel and a Peck

This week, we’re making Valentines for Meals on Wheels. The cards can be dropped off at the church between 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon on MLK Day (Monday, January 18) and will be delivered by Meals on Wheels volunteers to meal recipients on Valentines Day. If you subscribe to the Chapel of the Cross faith-at-home supplies, you should have some simple card-making materials in your green box. If you don’t, you can make a card from materials you have at home. You can make as many cards as you like!