Choir (Rehearsals – Thursday 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.in Sanctuary; Sunday 10:00 a.m. Sanctuary)
The Chapel Choir functions as one of the worship leaders at all Sunday 11:00 a.m. services. The Chapel Choir also serves as needed in the 8:30 a.m. summer services. Soloists, duets, quartets, and instrumentalists contribute to this ministry. Choir rehearsals are Thursday nights, 7:00 – 8:30 p. m. and Sunday mornings at 10:00 a. m. Jane Boberg is the Minister of Music and Marie-Pierre Fletcher is Director of the choir. We invite anyone interested in making music for the Lord to come and participate. “Sing a New Song unto the Lord”.
Bell/Chimes Choirs (Rehearsals –Monday, 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., Sanctuary)
The Chapel Bell Choir has 14 members that play 4 octaves of handbells. Playing for worship services and other special events, our goal is to enhance the worship experience and share the joy of music through bells. The fellowship of one another is a blessing in itself, and we are always looking for new ringers. With enough interest, we could form another group. Whether you come with experience or would like to try something new, we would welcome you.
Chapel Chime Choir
The Chapel Chime Choir has 9 members that ring 3 octaves of choir chimes. We play for several worship services throughout the year. Members have varied levels of music experience and enjoy the fellowship that comes with learning together. There is a place for you in the Chapel Chime Choir and it is an excellent place for beginners to learn music and ringing skills. We would love to have you!
Chapel Bell/Chime Ensembles
The Chapel has 6 ringers that ring in various configurations, quartet, trio, duet, solo. The music is composed specifically for the small group setting and brings a technical challenge that is a step above ringing in a choir. If you have ringing experience and are interested in a new challenge, contact Mary Rich, Director.
Adult Sunday School Class (Sunday morning, 9:45 a.m., Fellowship Hall). Joe Moorefield is our lead teacher. We study the International Sunday School lesson guideline–scripture and application to our lives. This is a very caring group. A short visitation time precedes the lesson – “catching up” and reviewing concerns and joys. We welcome new members or “drop-ins”.
Evening Bible Study (meets the third Monday of the month, September through May, at 7:00 p.m.) The Chapel’s oldest Bible study group meets monthly in members’ homes. Members volunteer to lead the study with everyone sharing ideas and participating. Using Presbyterian study books, the focus is on understanding the Bible and how its lessons apply in our modern world. In past years the studies have included the books of Acts, Luke and Exodus, and topics such as the Beatitudes. The studyguide for 2015 – 2016 was Rivers of Water, exploring the use of water imagery in both the New and Old Testaments. Contact – Elene Busch. 910-842-2759
Men’s Bible Study (The Men’s Bible Study meets at 8:00 am for about an hour on Monday mornings in the Chapel Conference Room.) The meetings are informative and easy to understand. The companionship with the men is good (relaxed) and all that this group is learning is proving invaluable. The study takes participants into the heart of what it means to live as a Christian and as a result, in finding the peace, joy, and comfort we all seek. Harold Wright often teaches the group. He is an exceptional leader and great friend to the study group! There are no tests, just light reading and great fellowship. Contact – Rocky Atkinson, Chair 704-574-0521
Sterling Bible Study (Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Fall /Spring, Fellowship Hall). The Sterling Bible Study is a women’s in-depth weekly Bible Study that meets in the fall and spring of the year. Since its beginning in 2010, the subjects have been various Beth Moore Lifeway Series, ranging in length from 9-12 weeks: Some of the books included in the Bible studies are Esther, Revelation, John, 1st/2nd Thessalonians. These series involve a DVD lecture session, discussion groups led by facilitators, and a workbook with guiding information and study questions to complete. Lots of learning, fellowship, and personal support await those who participate. Contacts – Jean Alford, 910-259-9933; Lynda Brown, 910-842-4699; Diana Hadesty, 301-922-9366(Photos)
Women’s Fellowship (Meetings 1st Tuesday of the month 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel fellowship hall except June, July and August. (December and May are lunch meetings at noon with venue announced as determined.)
The Holden Beach Chapel Ladies Fellowship motto is: “Christian women united in prayer and service.” We have monthly programs or speakers who provide opportunities for spiritual growth and development. Our members have the opportunity for fellowship with one another and have formed strong friendships and common interests because of their Chapel Ladies involvement. We also participate in several outreach projects during the year that contribute resources locally, nationally and internationally.
Our committees include;
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY, has touched many lives in Brunswick County and beyond.
HELPING HANDS MINISTRY, provides food and help for those in need in the chapel and neighborhood.
ANGEL TREE MINISTRY through which we collect Christmas gifts for children and seniors.
THANKSGIVING BASKETS MINISTRY provides a box of food items for a Thanksgiving meal to needy families in Brunswick County.
DECORATING AND FLOWERS and SUNSHINE committees.
SPECIAL PROJECTS MINISTRY through which we help meet various needs as they arise.
We share a monthly BIBLE STUDY group and host a LADIES SPIRITUAL RETREAT annually.
Chapel Men’s Fellowship Group (Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at a local restaurant. Time and place is announced in the Chapel Bulletin)
The Men’s Fellowship Group is open to all male members or prospective members of the Chapel. This group of Christian men provide support to many of the outreach activities conducted by the membership of the Chapel.
Each year Holden Beach sponsors two large festivals – Day at the Docks and Festival by the Sea. The Men’s Group holds a pancake breakfast during each of these festivals which provides a source of revenue for the Men’s Group treasury. A large portion of this revenue is allocated to the purchase of turkeys for the Chapel Outreach Program which supports needy Brunswick County families on Thanksgiving.
Other activities from the Men’s Fellowship Group include but are not limited to:
- Shrove Tuesday
- Little Pink House Pasta Dinner
- Roses for the Ladies on Valentines
- Middle School Fishing Adventure
- Contributions to Hymnals and Bibles for the Chapel
- Chapel maintenance projects
- Field Trips for Philanthropic or Educational Purposes
Fellowship Dinners (Meetings-1st Wednesday of month, 6 p.m., September-June)
Members of the congregation and guests gather to share a covered-dish supper the first Wednesday of the month. People share a covered dish for dinner or desert. Everyone enjoys an informal evening of delicious food and great fellowship. (Photos)