Chapelwood UMC exists to help ourselves and others take the next step in the faith journey with Christ.
We are raising a generation in faith by:
fostering fluency in faith, creating a community of high expectations, instilling a sense of calling beyond self and learning to see and share where God is active in our lives.
we do this because, at our core, we believe in
We use our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness to provide spiritual, emotional, and physical support and to reach out meet the needs of people in our congregation, community, and beyond
We invite people to become part of our family in Christ and to build spirit filled bonds with individuals and communities to transform lives.
We celebrate God through joyful and deeply meaningful worship; by honoring the unique gifts and service of each person and by marking the joys in each other's lives.
We work together to connect the Bible to daily life and to deepen our connection to God through prayer, service, music, and study.
In a sacrament, God uses common elements - in this case, water - as means or vehicles of divine grace. Baptism is administered by the church as the Body of Christ. While adult baptism is the norm, we do baptize infants to recognize the act of God through the grace of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit in their life and relationship to the church family.
The table of Holy Communion is Christ's table, not the table of The United Methodist Church or of the local congregation. The table is open to anyone who seeks to respond to Christ's love and to lead a new life of peace and love, as the invitation to the table says. Chapelwood typically celebrates communion on the first Sunday of the month.