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Friends and family of Jason Chapel:

Congratulations to Casey and Nichole Sliman on the dedication of Rory June Sliman. It was a wonderful start to a Sunday morning. Rory did great as we walked through the sanctuary. I loved hearing the words of blessings being spoken to her as we passed by some of you and I loved hearing you sing our blessing song. Those truly are the moments I love the most in ministry. If you would like your baby to be dedicated, all you need to do is let me know. I will walk you through the process. It is very easy. 
Sunday evening, we joined together for the Big Birthday Bash. Tables were decorated and conversation took place. We played some games and enjoyed snacks and cake. Evelyn Greene was the youngest person represented and Lee Umsted represented the most mature among the crowd. Thank you to all who came and all the food you brought with you. 
On February 16, 2020 after morning worship, you are invited to attend a Jason Chapel Valentine’s Luncheon. This will be …
Friends and family of Jason Chapel:

As January moves beneath our feet, it is hard to believe that we are already facing February; its arrival doesn’t seem to be slowing. Over the next six weeks there will be a lot of behind the scene work taking place in preparation for the new upcoming Church Year which begins March 1, 2020.  Annual Elections for new church board members will be held February 16, 2020. This year Family Camp, District Assembly, and Conventions at Camp Garner Creek will be combined. The dates for District Assembly is May 28th – 30th. If you are willing and would like to serve as a delegate to assembly and represent Jason Chapel, please notify the church office as soon as you can.  We will need to have delegates in place prior to March 1, 2020. There will be more information concerning elections and District Assembly in the coming weeks. 
As we enter February, we also enter an important time of life within Jason Chapel. In the Church of the Nazarene, the pastor and church…
Friends and family of Jason Chapel:

I want to start this week’s letter by saying thank you to such a wonderful team. It is nearly just as difficult being away as it is to prepare for being here. However, with such wonderful people ready and willing, it sure makes such moments easier. Thank you to Ben Brown for covering my duties and serving as Journey Sunday School Class teacher. Thank you to Cheri Eaton and Phyllis Lutz for unlocking/locking and preparing the building for services. Thank you to Rev. Ray Brunet for handling the duties of Pastoral Prayer. And thank you to Dr. Steven Hoskins of Trevecca Nazarene University, for serving as pulpit supply on a day with so many different elements. I greatly missed being with you and I greatly missed being a part of the Wesleyan Covenant Service. I did however, sit and read the covenant during my devotion time Monday morning. It wasn’t the same, but it was needed none-the-less. 
Monday morning our volunteer staff team joined together for our f…
Friends and family of Jason Chapel:

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to Jennifer Thompson and family on the death of Jennifer’s grandmother, Jean Rayburn. Jean passed away under hospice care with her son next to her in Hermitage, TN on December 30, 2019. Memorial services will take place in Danville, Kentucky on Saturday. Jean was a wonderful lady with energy and vision. She will be missed greatly.  
This week the campus of Jason Chapel returns to our regular schedule. Chapel CafĂ©, available upon arrival, Sunday school from 9:00am to 9:45am and worship at 10:00am. Our Trailblazer Children’s Ministry participate in Children’s worship in the Family Life Center, our nurseries will be opened and staffed, and our Little Camper Preschool Ministries will be ready as well. As you think through your New Year resolutions, will you add Jason Chapel to your list? The Journey Sunday Class is a wonderful class option for adults with children in the house and even for those empty nesters. The P.A…
Friends and family of Jason Chapel:

Sunday was a wonderful sweet morning in the life of Jason Chapel. I have had a great number of people stop me and talk to me about the Trailblazer Christmas Program. I agree with them. It was simple. It was focused. It fit the flow and feel of the day perfectly. Can I tell you, that wasn’t by chance? Months ago, Michelle Greene talked to me about her vision for this year’s program. It was her excitement and passion for the story that sold me. We hope you felt invited in and a found a place to participate in the story, rather than just watching. We hope the message of the story was focused on the reason for Advent. I am thankful for the team who told such a wonderful story. Thank you to Dan Green, Ben and Sheila Brown for all your work on the set. Thank you to Lori Shirk for your attention to detail and your help with the students. Thank you to Treila Curtis for the behind the scene work and making sure microphones were ready and available. Thank you …
Friends and family of Jason Chapel:

Congratulations to Austin and Bailie Dickson on the birth of their first child, Amelia Marie Dickson. Amelia was born healthy and bright on Monday December 17, 2019 at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville. Mother, father, and baby are doing great. 
Congratulations to Eran Davis, who graduated from Carson-Newman University on December 13, 2019. Allow me to take a moment to talk to you about Eran. I could easily fill this whole letter with our story, but I will not.However, I will tell you this. I once had to call Eran, I was scared to call her. Earlier that same year Eran had to call me, she was scared as well. Since then we have moved beyond our fears of each other. My call to her was my first Summer here and we desperately needed a chaperone for camp. She jumped in and was a great fit and hit. Her call to me was my first Easter here and she was attempting to raise funds for a mission trip and wanted to know if she could sale coffee mugs. Of course, I said…