Fellowship Chapel Announcements & Events

Upcoming Events

Unless otherwise noted all events take place at Fellowship Chapel.

Upcoming Events


January 20, Sunday:
8:30 AM Prayer Gathering: Resource Center
9:30 AM Discovery Time (Sunday School)
10:30 AM Family Worship Service: Leadership Installation
12:15 PM Missions Committee Meeting
6 PM Home Fellowship: Scheihing's

January 22, Tuesday:
9 AM Classical Conversations


Awana 2019

January 23, Wednesday:
6:45 PM Awana


Studies In The Book Of John

January 23, Wednesday:
7 PM Studies in the Book of John


January 24, Thursday:
9 AM Women's Prayer Meeting: Clough's


Junior / Senior High Connection 2K18/19 Bowling @ Forest Hill Lanes

January 25, Friday:
6 PM – 8 PM Junior / Senior High 'Connection 2K18/19' Bowling @ Forest Hill Lanes. Pizza together following bowling. Sign up via: Sandra Somervell, Pastor Mike, Facebook, Chapel email or @ Information Table.


January 26, Saturday
7:30 AM Elder Summit Meeting: Canatella’s

January 27, Sunday:
8:30 AM Prayer Gathering: Resource Center
9:30 AM Discovery Time (Sunday School)
10:30 AM Family Worship Service: Communion
12:15 PM Meeting for Nursery Workers. Anyone interested in helping with this ministry, and those utilizing the nursery. The meeting is to address new ideas and get input. For more information or if you have questions, contact Jen Trimble.
6:30 PM Prayer Meeting


God's Story

January 27, Sunday: Sunday Prayer Meeting in Fireside Room
6:30 - 7:30 PM Family Worship / Prayer Gathering on the following Sundays:
January 27
February 10
February 24

This will be a time of ‘US’ coming together for a set time, by faith believing God answers prayer, that He loves to hear our voices, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

We will tentatively follow this format:

10 minutes: Ask about specific needs in the congregation, and the need “in general” for God to be honored as Almighty God in our community, country, and world.

15 minutes: For worship in song from hymnals or scripture.

30 minutes of prayer

5 minutes: Closing

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.”
Colossians 4:22


Week of January 28: Chafer Theological Seminary spring term and self-paced classes begin.





February 3, Sunday:
6 PM Home Fellowship: Scheihing's

February 10, Sunday:
6:30 PM Prayer Meeting

February 14, Thursday:
6 PM Elder Meeting

February 15, Friday:
7 PM Men’s Ministry Meeting

February 17, Sunday:
12:15 PM Missions Awareness / Luncheon
6 PM Home Fellowship: Scheihing's

February 24, Sunday:
6:30 PM Prayer Meeting

February 28, Thursday:
Elder / Deacon Meeting
6:00 PM Elders
6:30 PM Deacons


U.S. Disaster Relief

Clicking the banner above will open (in a new window) the donation page which Samaritan's Purse has dedicated to U.S. Disaster Relief: https://www.samaritanspurse.org

Samaritan's Purse mobilizes and equips thousands of volunteers to provide emergency aid to U.S. victims of wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. Our task is to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need in the hardest hit areas. Please join us in praying for all those affected.


Discipleship Opportunities Fall 2018

Discipleship Opportunities with Fellowship Chapel

Family Life Class: Sundays 9:30 AM (Ongoing)

Men’s Ministry: 3rd Saturday of each month, 6:30 AM (Ongoing)

Studies in the Book of John: Wednesdays 6:45 PM

Home Fellowship (Bob Scheihing): “The Gospel According to Luke” Scheduled Sundays 6 PM




Family Notes



Pray for those in California and elsewhere who have been devastated by recent fires, floods and other disasters. Pray the Lord will comfort survivors, strengthen firefighters and other first responders, and draw many into a relationship with His Son in the midst of these tragedies.


Pray for our new Ministry year, for God’s direction and blessing.


Pray for our young people who attended Camp Areté, pray it was a life changing experience for each one and that they were encouraged to face the challenges of living a Christ centered life in today’s world.


Pray for the salvation of family and friends for whom you are concerned.


Continue to pray for President Donald Trump and all who have authority over us, that we might lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.


Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.


Pray for Christians all over the world who are being persecuted and are suffering for their faith in the Lord Jesus.


Pray for the ministries of Fellowship Chapel: Discovery Time, Life Discipling Groups, Awana, Young Adult, Shepherding, Churchtime Ministry, VBS, Scripture Adventure, Family Life Fellowship Ministry, Caring for Others Ministry, Health Care Ministry.


Pray for the missionaries and missionary organizations supported by the Chapel: Chris and Sandy Mikesh with Awana; Grace Mission to the World; Richard Kiser with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc.; Ron Powell with True Life; Iranian Church of Atonement; Larry and Di Mathews with Wycliffe; Maryland Christian Saints; Birthright; John and Sharon Metzger with Ariel Ministries; World Hope (Honduras); Chafer Theological Seminary; Sean Husemann with True Life; Dan and Heidi Wright with World Team; Scott and Lynn Jackson with THRIVE Leadership Foundation.


Pray for the young men and women in the armed forces, from our own families and loved ones, who are serving our country: Daniel Lightfoot, Josh Lewis, Andy Denbow, Jr., Travis Lewis, Nicholas Soyk, Hugh Rich, Ryan Wainwright.

Pray for our Elders and Deacons. Thank the Lord for each one as they minister to us here at Fellowship Chapel.


Fellowship Chapel Prayer Chain: Contact Carol Clough with your prayer requests by calling 410.836.7784.




Thank the Lord for the blessings of the recent Christmas events at Fellowship Chapel, not only to us, as a congregation, but also to the surrounding community.


Birthright would like to thank you for your generous monthly donations. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity towards this ministry. Be assured that you donation goes to the service and operation of
helping women in need.

God Bless You!

Anne Bowman
Birthright Volunteer


Happy New Year Church!

Thank you for your continued support. Can’t wait to see what God does in 2019!

Ron (Powell) and the True Life Staff


Dear Fellowship Chapel,

Thank you so much for your generous monthly gift to the training program of Chafer Theological Seminary. We value your participation in this vital effort, and truly could not do this without your support! Your contribution will continue to promote the equipping of believers for the work of the ministry.

In the riches of His grace,
Andy Woods, President


Thank the Lord for our Harford County ‘first responders’ – pray for their safety. Pray for everyone affected by the tragic events of recent weeks.


Thank the Lord for our Discovery Time teachers; for their faithfulness in teaching the truth of God's Word each Sunday.


Thank the Lord for the 37 years the Lord has been faithful in His care over and blessing of Fellowship Chapel in the Jarrettsville community.




Congratulations to Josh and Maggie Kenley who were united in marriage on December 8. Pastor Mike and Pam are the happy parents of Josh.


Congratulations to Michael and Michelle Phelps, who were united in marriage Saturday, October 27.


Congratulations to Ryan and Allyson Montalvo, who were united in marriage Sunday, October 21. Allyson’s parents are John & Debbie Heatwole.


Congratulations 2018 Graduates!

High School:
Ben Williams, Harford Christian School

Ben Cornwell, Liberty University (MBA)
Josh Cornwell, Liberty University (MBA)


Chapel News:


On Sunday, January 27, following Family Worship, there will be a meeting for all nursery workers, anyone interested in helping with this ministry, and those utilizing the nursery. The meeting is to address new ideas and get input.


We’re putting together a new Church Directory. Please let the Chapel Office know if you have made any changes in phone numbers, addresses, etc.


Several of our members are unable to attend services on a regular basis including Betsy Maresh, Sherry Scheihing, Bob Johnson and Dorothy Dawson. If you would like to send a card to let them know you’re thinking of them, please contact the Chapel Office for addresses.


During our Baptism Service, Pastor Mike read 'A Disciple of Christ', that had been read at the funeral for Paul Erspamer. Copies of it are available on the Information Table.


Chafer Theological Seminary registration for the spring term and self-paced classes is on-going. If interested you can contact them @ info@chafer.edu or visit http://chafer.edu/. Classes begin the week of January 28th.


Charles Clough has alerted us about two great reports on recent discoveries concerning 'digital addiction' among young people that parents need to check on. Digital addiction can be as dangerous to mental and physical health as drug and alcohol addictions. Find the reports here:

It's 'digital heroin': How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies, and

Dr. Marc Siegel: Smartphones really are dangerous for our kids (they put them at risk for suicide and more)

Chafer Seminary sends us this reminder:
As a supporting partner church, we just want to remind you that members of your congregation can take classes with us TUITION-FREE! The only expense is any required textbooks, and a $30 registration fee per term. All tuition costs are waived, because of your faithful support of Chafer and our school / ministry. Please note there is a limit of 2 classes at a time, per student. We encourage anyone interested in taking classes to visit our website, www.chafer.edu for more info, and get registered!


Extra copies of the handout, 'Jesus, Name Above All Names', are available on the Information Table. Take one for yourself or for anyone you would like to give it to.


Extra copies of the handout, 'Making r12 a Way of Living' are available on the Information Table. Take one for yourself or for anyone you would like to give it to.


The following ministries have a need for help:

Discovery Time Teachers – If you feel the Lord leading you to help, contact Dave or Dawn Cornwell. 410.357.4563 or dawndave@netzero.com.

Churchtime Nursery Workers – If you feel the Lord leading you to help in this area, contact Jen Trimble. 443.299.9765 or jentrimble1@gmail.com.


Fellowship Chapel has a ROBO CALL implantation to facilitate getting important info out to the Chapel family. If you have not been receiving those calls but would like to, please let the Chapel office know.


January 22, 2018, 'Sanctity of Human Life' Sunday, marked 45 years since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion. Pray for reversal of this decision as we have a new administration.


Serving Others

Opportunities to Partner (Serve)

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another,
As good stewards of the manifold grace of God
I Peter 4:10

Please call or email the Chapel Office @ 410.557.8859 or chapel3821@msn.com for individual contact information.

Childcare Ministry: Jen Tremble and Wendy Ditmore

Discovery Time Ministry: Graded Classes: Dave and Dawn Cornwell: dawndave@netzero.com

Junior (Middle) / Senior High Ministry: Michael Kenley: chapel3821@msn.com

Scripture Adventure: Jack Taft: jtaft@zoominternet.net

Facilities (Inside / Outside): Buck Herhei

Men’s Ministry: Brian Trimble: btrimb1@gmail.com

Sign-up sheets that were introduced Sunday, February 5, are still available at the front of the auditorium: Childcare Ministry, Discovery Time Ministry, Prayer Ministry, Facilities, Finance.


Please remember to sign out and to return materials borrowed from our Resource Center (downstairs).


Stay Tuned for more!




Ministry News/Events



Health Ministry Update:
Preparation & Communication


Above you will find a short video on how to use our AED.


In other Health Ministry News, please note...

1. Medical bag and blue box are located in lobby closet.
2. In case of health event/crisis, notify Sarah Oswald, Debbie Heatwole or Barb Hill for immediate help. They will go to the person first. Please bring the medical bag and box to the site.
3. First aid items are in the same location at the lobby desk. Please get what you need when your need these items.
4. AED machine is located by the mailboxes on the wall.
5. Contact Barb Hill with any questions.




Special Music Ministry

Special Music Ministry Notes:

Just a reminder that we have an open schedule! Are you interested in contributing a special music piece during a Sunday Morning Service? Please contact Rachel Semon to schedule a date. 410-598-1661 or skybum5@hotmail.com

'Our talents are the gift that God gives us…
What we make of our talents is our gift back to God.'

Leo Buscaglia



Awana Youth Clubs

AWANA: Chapel

Come join us Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:15 PM throughout the school year.

Clubs are open to all children ages PK - Age 3 thru eighth grade.

Weather related closings will follow Harford County Schools during the winter: Click here for more information.

Make an investment in the future of the Church by becoming part of our AWANA Team. There are many great ways to serve in this exciting ministry, such as a Group Leader, Game Leader, Listener.

Contact Duane or Val Williams for more information – duaneval7@aol.com




Scripture Adventure Class


Open to ages 5+ during Morning Worship Service.

Children learn how to worship in a meaningful way and what being a part of Morning Worship is really all about at Fellowship Chapel.

SCRIPTURE ADVENTURE LEADERS NEEDED! Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer? There is room in the Scripture Adventure Leader rotation schedule for you! The primary purpose of Scripture Adventure is to introduce young people to Christ, to disciple them in spiritual growth and to train them in serving Christ with their life. If you would like to observe a Scripture Adventure class, please feel free to do so. For more information contact the Chapel Office chapel3821@msn.com



Volunteer Ministry Opportunities


Church-time Nursery and Toddler Caregivers
Nursery – newborn to 18 months
Toddler – 18 months to 5 years
Contact Jen Holbrook to participate

Scripture Adventure Class
During the Morning Worship needs leader teams to assist in training/caring for ages 5+.

Sign Up Table in the front of the sanctuary.




Broadcasting Live downstairs and in our nursery during Morning Worship.

*NEW DIGITAL* Broadcasting Live downstairs and in our nursery during Morning Worship.

Helping the body stay connected! We provide this as a training resource for you and your family.




Have you heard of our Church Partnerships?


Background: Chafer Seminary was begun by academically-credentialed pastors and missionaries who had grown frustrated with the theological chaos and shallowness in so-called evangelical circles, with the neglect of consistent Biblical instruction adequate to cope with the trials of living in a neo-pagan culture, and with the traditional financial and geographical obstacles to seminary level training within a student's home church location. The seminary, therefore, has worked diligently to make quality training available by internet technology so that students can remain in their local church community and immediately utilize their training in local ministry opportunities.

Academic Training Program: Students can enroll in courses for credit toward a Masters of Biblical Education degree or a Theological Masters degree if they have a college degree or for a certificate if they do not. Or students can enroll for personal enrichment and local ministry and can do so either for credit that can be used later or for simple auditing the course. Chafer courses are administrated in two ways: either as scheduled courses in the Fall or Spring semester, or as self-paced courses.

Currently for the Fall semester, the Christian Framework 1 course taught by Charles Clough, MS and ThM, is being offered that covers significant Biblical events from the creation to the reign of King David (Genesis to 2 Samuel), the doctrinal truths revealed in each event, the contemporary cultural opposition to those truths, and the nature of how these truths interlock into a powerful framework structure for developing and strengthening one's worldview.

This course will be either a scheduled type of course or a self-paced course depending upon the need of interested students. Pastor Kenley will be made aware of any Chapel student and the materials used in the course so he can pray for, encourage, and suggest ways to use this training in the ministry of the Chapel.

For further information, see the seminary website at http://chafer.edu/. Look under 'Home', 'Students,' and 'Resources.'

Chafer Theological Seminary
P. O. Box 93580 Albuquerque, NM 87199
Phone: 505.858.8639 Fax: 505.858.1507
Email: info@chafer.edu




Special Events Highlights:

Archive: 2015

Archive: 2016

Archive: 2017

Previous 12 months: See Below



Missions Awareness Sunday

February 24, Saturday:
3 PM L10:40 Young Ladies 7th Grade to College Age Special Fellowship Night including meal preparation for the Church Meal Train! @ Franny Clayton's Home.



Missions Awareness Sunday

February 25, Sunday:
Missions Awareness Sunday: Missionaries Stephanie Atha with Birthright spoke in Adult Discovery Time and Charles Clough with Chafer Seminary spoke during Family worship followed by a light luncheon.



Fragments Of Truth

April 24, Tuesday:
7 PM, a one night showing of the film FRAGMENTS OF TRUTH at the Bel Air Cinema 14, Abingdon. An increasing number of these one day Christian films testify to the growth of evangelical film producers. This film highlights ground-breaking new evidence that the case for the reliability of the New Testament manuscripts is stronger than ever.




Anxious For Nothing

Anxious For Nothing: Do you want to overcome anxiety / worry? We explored together Paul's answer from Philippians 4:4-8 with a Video Series by Max Lucado!

'. . . be anxious for nothing . . .'
Philippians 4:6a




National Day Of Prayer

May 3, Thursday:
7 PM National Day of Prayer Meeting

In conjunction with The National Day of Prayer, plan to join us next year to pray for your Church, Community, Country and World.




Beautification Day 2018

May 5, Saturday:
8 AM Fellowship Chapel Annual Beautification Day
Lunch Provided!




Youth For Christ Fund Raising Dinner

May 8, Tuesday
6:45 Youth For Christ Fund Raising Dinner at Martin's West featuring Guest Speaker Laura Bush, First Lady of The United States, 2001-2009, and Musical Guest Sozo Choir.




L10:40 Outing

June 8, Friday:
L10:40 Outing: Young Ladies 7th grade through college age attended a ‘walk through’ tour of life in poverty at an event put on by Compassion International at Mountain Christian Church.




2018 Annual Baptism / Testimony Of Praise / Family Picnic


June 10, Sunday:
We hope you were able to join us as we celebrated the Lord Jesus Christ in Believer Baptism, Testimonies of Praise and our Annual Family Fellowship Picnic this year featuring unforgettable personal testimonies and a festive time of fellowship during our special cook-out on the Chapel grounds. Please plan on joining us next time! Look for the banner above on the site and social media in advance of our 2019 Believer Baptism, Testimonies of Praise and Annual Family Fellowship Picnic.




Men’s Campfire Fellowship

June 15, Friday:
6:30 PM Men’s Campfire Fellowship
Fathers sons and daughters enjoyed fellowship, activities and a campfire dinner!

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.
I Corinthians 15:13-14




Camp Arete Youth Summer Camp 2018

July 15-21, 2018
Camp Arete Youth Summer Camp 2018


'Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.' Proverbs 22:6




Missions Update July 29, 2018 with Larry and Dianne Mathews

July 29, Sunday:
10:30 AM Family Worship Service: Larry and Dianne Mathews presented an insightful and entertaining Missions Update which was followed by Light New Testament Meal.



Awana Carnival

September 5, Wednesday:
6:45 PM Awana Carnival
Our 9th Annual AWANA Carnival

Fellowship Chapel
3821 Federal Hill RD
Jarrettsville, MD 21084

Contact Duane or Val Williams for more information – duaneval7@aol.com




Surrounded By A Cloud Of Witnesses

Sundays Summer 2018:
9:30 AM A Cloud of Witnesses: A Discovery Time Encounter with Biblical Persons - Hebrews 12:1. During Graded Discovery Time a weekly special presentation from a 'Biblical Witness' to God and His faithfulness. A fast paced, informational, interactive, and transformative time involving special ‘guests’ and activities. For children, adults and children of all ages!




Financial Peace Click To Register

September 21, Friday:
7 PM Junior/Senior High Outdoor Game Night and Refreshments

Presentation of tentative plans for 2018/19.




Jr/Sr Cookout With Richard Kiser

October 6, Saturday:
6 PM Junior / Senior High Cookout with Richard Kiser, world class guitarist with a unique ministry to youth and veterans.

A great enjoyable opportunity of fellowship, games, food, and a powerful challenging proclamation!




2018 Missions Awareness II

October 7, Sunday: 2018 Missions Awareness II

9:30 AM Discovery Time Special Missionary Speaker John Metzger Missionary with Ariel Ministries

10:30 AM Family Worship Service Special Speaker Richard Kiser




Jr/Sr Corn Maze

October 12, Friday:
Junior / Senior High Corn Maze!
Mad Scientist! @ Maize Quest New Park, PA
https://mazefunpark.com (opens in a new window)



Harvest Celebration 2018

October 14, Sunday:
Communion / Fall Harvest Fest in concert with the JVFC Open House!

Harvest Luncheon
Chili Cook-off:
Youth Champion: 15 + younger
Adult Champion: 16 + older
Hay Ride
Inflatable Obstacle Course
Critter Guy
Face Painting
Pumpkin Painting
Other Activities



Operation Christmas Child 2018

November 4, Sunday:
Operation Christmas Child Boxes due today!



Junior / Senior Connection 2K18/19

November 9, Friday:
7 PM Junior / Senior Connection 2K18/19
Campfire Dinner, fun activities to enhance our connection and fellowship with a powerful practical testimony, from a FC couple, on the importance of knowing our identity in Christ!




Men's Ministry Fellowship

November 16, Friday:
7 PM Men’s Ministry Dinner / Testimony

A special gathering of men with a catered dinner and a powerful personal testimony from Bob Scheihing.

'Seize the moment'

'Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith, be men of courage, be strong.'
I Corinthians 16:13 (NIV)




God's Story

November 21, Wednesday:
7 PM Thanksgiving Eve Service at North Harford Baptist Church




2018 Tree Lighting

December 2, Sunday:
4:30 PM 2018 North Harford Community Christmas Tree Lighting
Hosted by Fellowship Chapel

We began the Christmas Season with a time of caroling, refreshments and tree lighting along with family and friends including Pastor, John Manry, County Executive, Barry Glassman, Pastor Sean Kelly from Franklin Baptist Church plus other community leaders and an honorary tree lighter that surprised all in attendance.

You won’t want to miss this event next year! Come be with us for a Christmas Tradition!




Live Nativity 2018

December 22 and 23: 2018 Live Nativity

We hope you were able to experience our expanded drive thru Nativity and celebrating the reason for the season, the Birth of Jesus Christ our Lord!

Plan to join us next year and bring your camera!

"For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."
Luke 2:11




Christmas Eve Service 2018

December 24, Monday:
7 PM Christmas Eve Service
Make plans to join us next year. Invite family and friends to attend this special service with you!




God's Story

10 AM - 12 PM Ladies Bible Study
Every other Saturday morning at the Chapel

You heard these familiar Bible stories as a child, but did you fully understand their meaning? God’s Story, helping to find meaning for your life as you get to know God through the pages of His story.

Series is now complete. Stay tuned for more discipleship opportunities like this one by Anne Graham Lotz!




Financial Peace Course

Sundays 6:30 PM The Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Course at the Chapel.

Course is now complete. Anyone interested in it should visit https://www.financialpeace.com or call 1.888.227.3223 to learn more (link opens in a new window). Address for Dave Ramsey Ministry is 1745 Mallory Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027.

Stay tuned for more discipleship opportunities like this one by Dave Ramsey!




Men's Ministry Fellowship

January 18, Friday:
7 PM Men’s Ministry Dinner / Fellowship

'Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith, be men of courage, be strong.'
I Corinthians 16:13 (NIV)





"We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us.
And our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ." I John 1:3

Fellowship Chapel