What's Happening

Summer Worship Sundays @ 8:00am in the Chapel & 10:30am in the Sanctuary
Due to the July 4th holiday, the office will be closed Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th.  Regular office hours will resume on Wednesday at 9am.


Small Groups
Thursday Night:  
A Thursday night small group has room for more members. Members are currently reading and discussing "The Book of Joy" by Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama. Meetings are held each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30 p.m., in the Upper Room. We're enjoying getting to know each other and deepening our faith together. If you're interested in joining, contact Dawn Kemp at 269-365-7380 or jtdmk2@charter.net.
Sunday Morning:  Book study of “Racial Sobriety: Becoming the Change You Want to See” by Clarence E. Williams, Jr. CPPS, PhD. For more information contact Marsha Costales, mlcstls@aol.com.
Sunday Parents of Young Kids  Hey Moms and Dads! We have a small group for you. Let's get together in fellowship, reflect on some scripture and talk about the joys and struggles of parenthood. We are meeting twice a month during the summer after church (11:45ish) at a different park. Please bring your kids and a picnic lunch. Today’s meeting will be at the Oakland Park 7650 Oakland Dr.  Next Meeting July 9th at Westfield Park. Contact Greathen Derenne 517-403-6472 greathen@gmail.com for  more information.
July 9, 11:45     Westfield Park, 4500 West Milham, Fellowship or any article/topic people want to share.  Bring your own food, room for soccer, baseball and basketball
July 23   11:45     Haverhill Park / School, 6577 Hampton, Fellowship or any article/topic people want to share.  Bring your own food, we could use the schools play ground equipment
August 6              11:45     Lakeview Park, 9345 Portage Road.  Fellowship or any article/topic people want to share.  Bring your own food.
August 20            11:45     Ramona Park 8600 S Sprinkle Rd, Portage, MI 49002.  Fellowship or any article/topic people want to share.  Bring your own food, swim suits for the kids to
                               play on the beach. Small fee to get into park.

“Bless Our Guests!”
The Radical Hospitality Team urges all who care about Chapel Hill becoming an ever-more vital congregation to attend “Bless Our Guests!”  This one hour session will give us all specific tools for learning how to shape our faith community culture to be all about receiving those NOT already here as our honored guests.  Choose Tuesday, June 27th or Thursday, July 13th for this opportunity to learn how to invite, welcome, and integrate new comers into the life of Chapel Hill.  The fun training begins at 7:00pm and childcare is available upon request (by June 22nd for the Tuesday event, and by July 10th for the Thursday event).

Vacation Bible School (VBS)
"We Tell God's Stories"  Starting, Sunday, July 16th through Wednesday, July 19th from 5:30-8pm, (Dinner at 5pm).  To Register:   http://www.pchum.org/vbsform
This year’s Vacation Bible School (5:30-8:00pm each night with dinner offered at 5pm) will be full of drama, music and a lot of fun!  This is also the first year that your child can pick two classes to attend each day of VBS.  Make sure you sign up ahead so your child will be placed in the class they want.   http://www.pchum.org/vbsform 
Volunteers Needed  To make VBS happen, it takes about 75 volunteers.  If you have a day or more available, please consider joining us.  All kinds of talents are needed to make this event a success.  To volunteer, email Andrea at Andreatrantham@pchum.org.  Adult Bible School Adults can check out Pastor Barry’s adult version each night.  Women are also invited to LiFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together) each night.  Make sure you register today so your class doesn’t fill up!  

yE Mission Trip News
Unfortunately we have had to cancel our plans to participate in the poverty simulation at Urban Spirit in Louisville, KY this year.  We sincerely hope to provide our youth with this experience in the future.  We do have an alternative mission trip offering for this summer:
Where:           Cass Community Social Services - Detroit, MI
When:             Friday, July 21st thru Sunday, July 23rd
How much:     $90 per person ($45 with 50% scholarship)       
What:              When we have stayed at Cass Community Social Services in the past, youth have helped with their “Detroit Treads” program, worked with the various shelters they maintain and learned about the many programs and opportunities offered by their dedicated staff.  Check out their website to learn more at www.casscommunity.org
For more information or to sign up, contact Larry at larryfrench@pchum.org or call/text 616-551- 9280.

Work Projects  – Help is Needed
There are a variety of projects in and around the church that need attention. If you would like to help out with one or more tasks, please contact John Ruhrup ruhrupjj@ameritech.net.

Bell Choir Looking for Ringers
The bell choir is looking for new members for the fall!   Reading music is helpful but not required. If you are interested, please contact Kathy Willhite, 269-584-049 kathleenwillhite@att.net

Hospice
Because so many of us call on Hospice for end of life care, we thought it would be a good idea to publish fund raising events they will hold this summer and fall. 
Golf Outing 6-16-17 at Angels Crossing Golf Club, Vicksburg; Visit golf4hospice.com or contact Sarah Kerry at 269-345-0273
Butterfly Release 8-19-17 at Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek; Visit hospiceswmi.org or contact Melissa Mackinder at 269-345-0273
Duck Derby 9-23-17 at downtown Kalamazoo Mall; Visit point1k.com or contact Sarah Kerry at 269-345-0273
On sale 11-1-17 Hospice Therapy Dog Calendar; Visit hospicewmi.org or contact Sarah Kerry at 269-345-0273