Dec. 3/23 Bulletin

Here are the announcements for the coming week:

Prayer Requests & Praise Reports – send by Friday 8pm                                       
Please send your prayer requests and praise reports to by 8pm on Friday, to have them included in the Saturday prayer bulletin. 

Sunday Service: 10am 
The service will live-stream at
Pastor Luke will be continuing our series on the book of 1 Corinthians, with a look at chapter 6.

Unhindered Crafting Day – TOMORROW – Sat. Dec. 2, 9am-4pm
Bring a project you are working on, and all the materials needed, and join other creative people for a day of fellowship and creativity. Pack a lunch and some snacks to keep you going. Contact Jenna-Rae Smith for more details at

Friends for Dinner – deadline to register as a host is December 10
Friends for Dinner is a collaboration between local churches and Christian student organizations to connect friendly Canadians with international students in order to show them hospitality and build friendships, specifically around the traditional holidays of Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you are interested in hosting some international students in your home for a Christmas dinner anytime during the Christmas season,  please register via this link. The Friends for Dinner team will match you with some students. You then contact your student guests to arrange a time when they can join you in your home for a meal. Sadly, most international university students are never invited to a Canadian home while in Canada! In recent campaigns, students have been turned away because of a lack of hosts so your family can make a difference! Contact Jevin Maltais, Bev Frankish or Pastor Ken (F4D Ottawa team members) for details. You can also visit for details.

Young Married’s Collective Christmas Party – Fri. Dec. 15, 7pm at Andrew & Lauren Roth’s home
​The Collective is a social group of married couples (Approx 25-45 years old) at Chapel Ridge that gets together “kid-free” several times a year for laid-back fun, food, laughs, and shared experiences (no agenda – just a chance to hang out and get to know each other better). Our Christmas party always proves to be a great time with our crazy gift exchange and good food to eat. An email will be going out in the next few days to those who have attended in the past. We are always excited to have new couples join us, so if you are married and in the general age-range, please let Jared Grover know you’re interested in joining us, now or in the future and he will add you to the emails. To let us know you plan to come on Dec. 15, please contact Jared at (

Making Christmas Plans? Here are our services over Christmas and New Year’s
Christmas Eve morning – Sunday Dec. 24 @ 10am
Christmas Eve services – Sunday Dec. 24 @ 5 and 7pm
New Year’s Eve morning – Sunday Dec. 31 @ 10am
New Year’s Eve Games Night – Sunday Dec. 31, 7pm to ~midnight

Nominations for the L.E.T. (Church Board)
Your nominating committee has been meeting and praying about who might fill LET positions starting in 2024. As part of this process, we are inviting you to propose anyone who you think might qualify to serve on the LET team. This is your opportunity to suggest possible candidates as there will not be an opportunity to suggest them during our Connection Meeting (AGM) in late January.  

The term is for two years and can be renewed 3 times for a total of 6 years before a member has to step off the LET.

From our Free Methodist Manual, here are the qualities we are looking for of a potential LET member:

¶630.3.3.2 Leadership in the Church
Leadership in the church is an honour that has accompanying responsibilities and sacrifices. The Scriptures provide descriptions of the qualities of leaders in such passages as: Exodus 18:21, Acts 6:3, 1Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:5-9. Those who are chosen to lead in the church do so in a spirit of humility and dependence upon God. They must be spiritually mature individuals whose lifestyle shall be in harmony with the Scriptures, the doctrine of The Free Methodist Church in Canada (¶100-131), the principles of the Membership Covenant (¶156-160) and of ¶620, ¶630. They must live personal and public lives that clearly exemplify these principles. 

The role and responsibilities of the official board can be seen at this link: ch.3, pg11 –

Please feel free to send your nominations to any of the committee members:
Eugene Zubryn
Cheryl Martin
Brody Smith
Mark Peterkins

Monthly National Prayer Meeting for the FMCIC
We have FMCIC “relatives” and we need to pray for them and together with them. What affects the other local churches in the FMCIC family affects us. When we pray together we stay together. One plus one equals three or more in the work of the Kingdom. You are invited to join with others from across Canada to pray for the Free Methodist family of churches here in Canada. We gather on the last Wednesday of each month via Zoom:  

Prayer for Revival at Noon Eastern
Monday to Saturday at noon, for half an hour, people gather via Zoom to pray for the renewal of the FMCIC and revival in our nation. Join with us on any day via:                                                                     .

Missions Opportunity in South Asia – May 2024

Could God be leading YOU to join His plan of redemption for the nations?
Is your heart stirred with desire to see lives changed by the Gospel?
Do you wonder what being a cross-cultural missionary looks like in the daily?
Embark on the ‘South Asia Missionary experience’ and find answers!
May 3-24, 2024
On this overseas trip, you will explore a new language and culture, discover the heart of God for the nations, and invest in bringing God’s love to life in an unreached nation.
Contact Andrée-Anne, who served for 5 years in South-East Asia with Crossworld missions: 613-220-6741 
Click here for more info

Get Connected with Churchtrac at Chapel Ridge
Do you want…
…quick access to how much you have given this year to date? 
…to know how to access the order of service as a volunteer?
…to keep track of when you are scheduled to volunteer and when you are available?
…to see which events you have already signed up for?
Churchtrac is the system we have been using increasingly over the past year. It is used for registrations, service organization and volunteer scheduling. 
Here is a video from Pastor Luke explaining how you can get connected with Churchtrac. We encourage everyone to watch (13 minutes).

***Please note, we have since learned that the feature of checking children in on your phones does not allow the labels to be printed, so for the time being, you will need to continue to check-in with our wonderful volunteers at the check-in station.

Missed a sermon? 
Here are the places you can watch our services:
Youtube: search for “Chapel Ridge FMC”. Watch the full service live or after-the-fact
Facebook: search for our public page “Chapel Ridge FM Church”. Watch the full service live or after-the-fact
Church website ( Watch the full service live or watch just the sermon after-the-fact
Chapel Ridge app: Watch the full service live or after-the-fact

Next Week’s Birthdays🎈
Tim Klein – Dec. 7
Noah Peters – Dec. 8

Next Week’s Anniversaries 
None next week!

Small Groups this week  
Sunday Evening Small Group – 6:30-8pm​ – Contact: Lauren Roth 613-298-1546 
at the church 
All welcome. 
Learning to seek God first and preparing to stand on His truth.

Monday Ladies Bible Study & Prayer Time – 9:30am – Contact: Linda Roth
Monday Chapel Ridge Choir – 7pm – Contact: Corie Lanctin
Contact Corie ( if you are interested in participating

Monday Young Adult Girls Group – 7-9pm – Contact: Jessica Martin  
at the church (with option to attend via Zoom)  ​

Tuesday Prayer Meeting – 6:30pm – Contact: Pastor Ken ​
via Zoom
Meeting ID: 831 8344 1281  
Passcode: 810463

Tuesday Ladies Bible & Prayer Group – 7:30-9pm – Contact: Kristy Tucker
Open to all ages
Location will vary – Contact Kristy ( for more info 

Tuesday Small Group – 7pm – Contact: Brian & Judy Gallagher   
Meets in-person at various residences. Ask contact for details.  
Wednesday Prayer for the Next Generation – 6am
via Zoom
Meeting ID: 589 916 116  
Password: 011576    

Wednesday Sacred Men’s Group – 7pm – contact Randy Haw, Brian Mitton or Mark Herman    
At the church      
*please contact Randy Haw (613-818-2656) if you are interested in joining

Wednesday Young-ish Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm – Contact: Brian Smith

Thursday Youth Group – Contact: Jessica Martin   
Grades 6-12 – 7-9pm 

Thursday Men’s Group – 6:45-9:30pm – Contact: Albert Carmanico  
***please call or text Albert if you are interested in joining (613) 406-8008
in Carp

Friday Men’s Group (friendship & discussion) – 8am – Contact: Mark Peterkins
Alternates between church and Rockin’ Johnny’s Diner

Sarah Grover
Office Secretary
Chapel Ridge Free Methodist Church
5660 Flewellyn Rd
Stittsville, ON, K2S 1B6