May 28/23 Bulletin

Here are the announcements for the coming week:

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

Sunday Service: 10am
The service will live-stream at
Pastor Luke will be continuing his series on the Temptation of Jesus.

Young Adults Worship Night – Sat. May 27, 6pm at the Martin home
This young adult worship night will start with a potluck. Please let Jessica Martin (613-762-0739 or know in advance if you plan to attend.

Baptism Class – Sun. May 28, after the service
Are you considering water baptism as a next step in your faith walk? Plan to attend this class. Express your interest in attending here.

Membership Class – Tues. June 6, 7-10pm at the church
Are you interested in learning more about becoming a member of Chapel Ridge? This is the class for you! Sign up here.

BIG GIVE – Sat. June 3, 4-7pm – SIGN UP to Volunteer
There are many ways to be involved. Please fill out 1 form for EACH person volunteering (select multiple options & confirmation will be sent to you as to which areas you are placed in). 

To ask questions or offer to purchase needed items: 
Jenna-Rae Smith / 613 852 3434 /

God’s Epic Story – A Bible Overview Seminar with Alan Gilman – Sat. June 10, 9am-5pm at West Ottawa Community Church

Free registration, lunch included (suggested donation $50)
Register here
More information:

Annual Water Baptism and Church Family Picnic – Sun. June 25 at Fitzroy Provincial Park
On June 25, the service will be a shortened one, including testimonies from those who are choosing to be baptized. Afterward, everyone heads over to Fitzroy Provincial Park for a picnic, followed by baptism. Here’s what you need to know:

– You can, but are NOT required to purchase a vehicle permit in advance. The downfall of not purchasing in advance is that if the park is busy that day, you are not guaranteed entry.
– Plan to bring a picnic lunch and drinks for your own family (there are NO longer any BBQs on-site), along with a salad or dessert to share with the church family. It is also helpful if you bring a blanket or chairs as there are usually not enough picnic tables for everyone, as well as bug spray (some have been bitten by ticks!).
– Upon arrival, head to the “day-use/Maples” area (to the right). 
– After lunch and a bit of free time (including a few games for the kids), everyone gets back in their cars and heads to the beach area where the baptisms take place. Many kids also bring bathing suits and play in the sand and water at this time.
– Vehicle Permits:
$18 regular
$14.50 for age 65+
$9 for those with an accessible parking permit
Link to purchase the vehicle permit will be provided closer to the date.

New this year…
How many of you like spending time with other people at this church? How many like spending time in God’s creation? What if this June there was a way to do both!?

Chapel Ridge has booked 2 group campsites at Fitzroy the night before our annual picnic and baptism. (June 24-25)

If you’d like to set up your tent and join us there, the cost is 

4+ people in your group = $25
3 people in your group = $20
2 people in your group = $15
1 person in your group = $10

Please feel free to send Lindsay Hodder ( any questions if you need more information. Meals will be up to campers to plan but feel free to coordinate with friends or other families if that is something you’d enjoy.
If you would like to camp alongside others from Chapel Ridge on Sat. June 24, please sign up and pay here

Chapel Ridge Summer Camps
We are excited to be having another year of summer camps at Chapel Ridge! 
ARTS CAMP: July 10-14Age: Completed SK – completed grade 5
Cost: $20
Time: 9am – 12pm

Age: Completed SK – completed grade 5
Cost: $20
Time: 9am – 12pm

Age: Completed grade 5 – completed grade 8
Cost: $20
Time: 9am – 12pm

Book Lovers & Bake Sale (a fundraising initiative by theCODE) – May 25-27
Thurs. May 25 & Fri. May 26 – 10am to 7pm
Sat. May 27 – 9am-1pm
Location: One Way Ministries (89 Auriga Dr)
Hard cover books – $2
Soft cover books – $1

Echo Lake Youth Camps
Echo Lake is a Free Methodist camp for ages 14-21 in Godfrey Ontario (about 1.5 hours from the church). They have 2 more camps running this year:
Aug. 20-27
Thanksgiving weekend (Oct. 6-9)
Contact Corey Peters for details and visit

Wesley Acres – Harbour Ridge Summer Camps
Wesley Acres is located near Sandbanks Provincial Park in Prince Edward County and they have a number of camp options (overnight, day, half-day and Leadership-in-Training Program for children from 5-15 years old. Visit their website at for full details. 

Next Week’s Birthdays🎈
Cheryl Bonhomme – May 29
Doug Martin – May 30
Abigail Robertson – June 2

Next Week’s Anniversaries 🌹
Jeff & Karen Robertson – May 30

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
at the church 
Monday Chapel Ridge Choir – 7pm – Contact: Corie Lanctin
at the church 
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 Men’s Group – 6:45-9:30pm – Contact: Albert Carmanico  ***please call or text Albert if you are interested in joining (613) 406-8008
at Albert & Deborah’s home  

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: Beth Croskery/Kristy Tucker
Open to all ages
Location will vary – Contact Beth (613-207-0345), Kristy ( for more info 

Tuesday Small Group – 7pm – Contact: Brian & Judy Gallagher   
Via Zoom   
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

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

Thursday Young-ish Men’s Group – 7:45-9:30pm – Contact: Brian Smith   

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

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