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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 Café, 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…
Friends and family of Jason Chapel:

Sunday morning as you entered the sanctuary you were greeted by twenty-six poinsettias, a large nativity scene, and the Advent wreath at the front of the sanctuary. I personally feel that small touches of color and décor go a long way. This week as you enter the sanctuary you will be greeted by portions of the set for our children’s Christmas program which will take place on December 22nd. Again, I personally feel that excitement is built for such programs when we get to see the set beforehand. If you would like to purchase a poinsettia in memory or in honor of a loved one, please send an email to pastorronnie@jasonchapel.org and let me know to whom the flower is in honor or memory of. Each poinsettia is $10.00 and can be taken home after services on December 22nd. 
This past Thursday evening Jennifer and I hosted our church board and spouses in our home for the annual Christmas Dinner. Jennifer worked hard most of the day preparing each room for visi…
Friends and family of Jason Chapel:

I hope and trust you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I did. Most of the Thompsons made the trip to Dickson and we enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner together in the Family Life Center. Thank you for allowing us to use the facilities. I hope your reunion with friends and family was special and filled your heart with gratitude. 
During the month of December, the sanctuary will be filled with red poinsettias. These poinsettias are donated to us from Joe Greene and the McEwen High School Agriculture Department. Not only will these beautiful flowers bring color to our sanctuary during the holiday season, you may purchase/sponsor a poinsettia in Honor Of or in Memory Of a loved one. Beginning December 8, 2019, a list of names will be placed inside the worship bulletin to show who the flowers represent. We are asking for a $10.00 donation for each flower. On December 22, 2019 after services you may take your flower/s home. Half of the funds raised will go int…