Worship

 

10 am Worship - In-Person and Online

Portage Chapel Hill Church currently offers one Sunday morning worship service at 10 am. All are welcome!

Face masks are now optional in the church building. Please see the church's Covid policy for more information.

Worship services are broadcast on our Broadcast page, Facebook, and YouTubeYou may tune in to the worship service live at 10 am, or at whatever time is convenient for you.

Chapel Hill's worship service is a blend of traditional elements of worship, such as hymns and special music performed by the Chancel Choir, and contemporary elements, such as songs performed by the New Life Team praise band. The Sacrament of Communion is held on the first Sunday of each month. 

For information about Chapel Hill's Christian Education opportunities or Small Groups, please CLICK HERE.


Coming In Worship

Worship Series: Shoots and Ladders

  • April 24 - Peace of Life - Barry Petrucci
    John 20:19-31
  • May 1 - The Beach Boys - Jess Davenport
    John 21:1-17
  • May 8 - To Tell The Truth - Barry Petrucci
    John 10:22-30
  • May 15 - Clean and Profane - Jess Davenport
    Acts 11:1-18
  • May 22 - Trivial Pursuits - Barry Petrucci
    Acts 16:9-15

 

 

 

 


Portage Chapel Hill Welcomes Two Guest Preachers

May 29 - Rev. Michelle King speaks about Mental Health

Rev. Michelle King is a provisional Deacon in Michigan, specializing in mental health ministry. She graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2018 with a Masters of Divinity. Michelle's ministry appointment is to her job at Gryphon Place in Kalamazoo, where she teaches middle and high school students about suicide prevention, helps middle school students resolve interpersonal conflicts, and answers mental health crisis calls. 

If you or a loved one is in a crisis and needs help, you can call Gryphon Place's  24/7 crisis helpline at (269) 381-HELP (4357), or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

 

June 26 - Rabbi Simone Schicker joins us for Pride Sunday

Since 2018 Rabbi Simone Schicker has served as Temple B’nai Israel’s full-time spiritual leader. She is proud to have been brought up in an interfaith household in Houston, Texas. Rabbi Schicker earned her BA in History with honors at Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) in Birmingham, AL. In May she returned to BSC to deliver the Baccalaureate address, the first non-Christian to do so in the College's history. 

Rabbi Schicker began her studies at the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in 2013, first in Jerusalem and then in Cincinnati, Ohio. While at HUC-JIR she was instrumental in starting the conversation on campus about Gender Dynamics, and was the student leader of the Gender Task Force through which she helped coordinate multiple campus-wide learning opportunities on the topics of microaggressions and gender. 

Since arriving in Kalamazoo, Rabbi Schicker has been active in Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy & Action in the Community (ISAAC), being awarded Clergy of the Year in 2021, as well as Faith Alliance: a project of OutFront Kalamazoo which she is proud to co-chair. She has both taught and been a guest speaker for various groups and classes at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and public schools as well as at various churches.

Rabbi Schicker earned her Masters of Arts in Hebrew Letters in 2017 and was ordained a rabbi in 2018.