Just as different threads are woven together to form a beautiful picture, Tapestry’s goal is to create something vibrant and colorful as we weave our lives together. Our first threads come in studying the Word and growing in the knowledge of God. The tapestry grows as we seek God’s heart through weekly Bible studies and special events.
Our threads are all different—praise God! We would love for you to join us, no matter where you are in your faith journey, as we weave our lives together in Him.
Breakfast with a Purpose
Saturday, March 28
Enjoy an informal Saturday morning outing with other women from Chelten! Karen Lee will share about her work with Destiny Rescue Mission in Cambodia. You will be challenged and encouraged!
We will also have a Clothing Swap. Bring something old and take something new home. If you would like to donate clothing please drop it off at the church by Thursday, March 26.
Tickets are $5. Learn more and register online.
Be still. What does that mean?
Life is busy. We all know that. It’s packed with activities, engagements and obligations. It’s filled with sorrow, joy, heartbreak and anxiety. It’s just filled. Sometimes too filled. Sometimes there’s no place to breathe, we just keep going, hoping for a break in the storm, a place of quiet.
This year in Tapestry we will explore what it is to be still —to stand in the midst of overflowing life, and find the deep breath that is God. Jesus knew about this. He stood in a boat and spoke to a storm and it was quiet.
Our circumstances may not change but the God who told the storm to stop wants to be our quiet place—even when the winds howl. He is the pause in the clamor, the clarity when things are muddy, the stop in our busyness. He is the deep, deep breath in our gasp. We hope you will join us as we seek to understand the stillness and peace that only He can give.
He says, “Be still and know…” Psalm 46:10
Choose the time that works best for you.
Thursdays, 9:15-11:45 am • Sanctuary
Our program begins with fellowship and large-group gathering in the Worship Center, and then dive into your choice of a small group study. This year we will resume our chapter-by-chapter study of the book of Proverbs led by Cindy Wiley. (See our small group study options below).
Childcare is available during AM Tapestry for a small fee.
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm • Downstairs
PM Tapestry is conveniently scheduled during the same time as our elementary age and teen ministry programs, so you can drop off the kids and stick around for your own time of fellowship and study (See our small group study options below).
Infant/toddler care is not available during PM Tapestry.
Small group studies
2019-2020 AM Tapestry Studies
Daniel, Thessalonians, Ruth and Esther
Community Bible Study
What will happen when Jesus comes again? What happens when people die? Is God far off, or is He approachable, personal and intimately involved in the details of our lives? These books ask you to come out of the clutter and chaos of culture and discover the peace of meeting the God of the Bible in the pages of His Word. Join us for an overview approach of Daniel, Thessalonians, Ruth and Esther as we cultivate understanding and engage our hearts, trusting God even when He seems distant.
Leaders: Sue Remmey, Teresa Castronouvo, and JoAnne Peacock
by Priscilla Shirer (Spring)
When we hear the name Gideon, most of us think about his 300 soldiers or a fleece spread beneath the evening sky. But Gideon’s story is so much bigger than that. This is a story about God and His people—His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite of, even through, their weakness. This study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, learn to see them as the gifts given specifically and strategically by God. If you’ve ever felt insufficient, ill-equipped, incompetent or outnumbered, this study is for you.
Leaders: Tamara Ashley, Taira Hayner, and Heather Wright
by Jennifer Rothschild (Spring)
The book of Hosea is a deeply personal and passionate love story, yet, it’s a difficult story. As an account full of harsh judgment unfolds, we find in its midst a rare gem: the truest and purest of loves. Hosea showers us with hope and points to the coming of the promised Messiah. Be amazed by the love of Hosea for his wayward spouse—and more amazed by the unfailing love of God for His wayward people.
Leaders: Joyce Brown and Nancy Carpenter
Discovering Joy in Philippians: A Creative Bible Study Experience
In this study we’ll take a creative approach to studying the Bible by diving into the book of Philippians, applying what we learn there and embracing habits that build joy and peace. Each week we’ll take time to discuss a portion of Philippians and respond to what we are learning creatively through Bible journaling techniques and other crafts. You’ll be introduced to different techniques, art supplies and easy to learn craft ideas so that you can meditate on Gods truth in a deeper way. No experience or art degree necessary—the joy is in the process, not just the end result, and we’ll teach you all you need to know!
Leaders: Amy Ransom, Courtney Lauer, Nancy King
1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians — Blameless at His Coming!
Do you long to be an example to others? Journey with us and learn the principles of exemplary Christian living through powerful, life changing, Precept Inductive Bible Study. Understand the spiritual warfare, sparked by the presence of the gospel in the world, and the rapture of the church—God’s glorious, ultimate rescue.
Precept Bible Study—workbook / homework
Leader: Jackie Kulp
Moses—Discover God’s Faithfulness on Life’s Journey
by Mark Rasmussen
The Bible covers the life of Moses from birth to death. As we study his life, we discover a wealth of principles for our own lives. Journey with Moses from the palace to the promised land as we will learn that God honors those who honor Him, and just as He had a plan for Moses, He has a plan for every believer. Come and discover the unfailing faithfulness of God who will be with you every step of your journey.
Leader: Lorraine Stirneman
by Priscilla Shirer (Spring)
What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! Through this video-based Bible study, Priscilla Shire redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God’s invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life the result was revival in an entire city.
Leaders: Jen Bantle, Katie Greco, and Linda Stevenson
2019-2020 PM Tapestry Studies
by Lisa Harper (Spring)
Joy is the constant companion of the woman who trusts in the Lord. And while you can find it in friends, family and circumstances, unfailing, persistent joy will only ever overflow from your relationship with Jesus. Just ask Job, the man who clung to God’s goodness while all his worldly goods were stripped away. How is it possible to hold onto such joy in times of sorrow? Join us as we discover the redemptive side to Job’s story of suffering, remembering that God’s providence will never take you to a place where His grace will not sustain you.
Leaders: Roslyn Howland, Emily Reimold, Gail Reed, and Judy Hendrickson
Wednesdays, Sept. 11-Dec. 4, Jan. 8-Apr. 29
Thursdays, Sept. 12-Dec. 5, Jan. 9-Apr. 30
Tuesday Morning Prayer
Every week @ 10:00 am
Saturday, December 7
Breakfast with a Purpose
Saturday, February 1
Spring Retreat: Eden Resorts (Lancaster)
Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8