We proclaim Jesus Christ and promote communities of joy, hope, love, and peace.                                          
   Chapel for Peace  A Community of Christ Congregation
 Come worship with us!  |  909 West Battlefield Road  |  Springfield, Missouri 65807  |  417-881-4867
Christ's Mission, Our Mission
Welcome! If you're looking for a church home,
we'd be delighted
to have you worship with us. We're scripture-based, informal, community active, and welcome children. You're invited to any of our services and activities. Learn more by selecting a tab at the top of any page.

Mission Prayer
Ron Harmon
God, where will your spirit lead me today?
Help me be fully awake and ready to respond.
Grant me courage to risk something new
and become a blessing of your love and peace.

A free and confidential service of United Way, 24/7. Speak with
a highly trained service professional. Find resources for housing, food, health, utilities, jobs, domestic crisis, emergencies, help
for veterans and more. All languages. Call from anywhere in
North America. The call is free, and the service is free.​​​

Cooling Site and Free Water During Heat Advisories
The Salvation Army will open its air conditioned lobby
and provide free drinking water during heat advisories. Individuals Individuals and families may go to the Salvation Army, 
1701 West Chestnut Expressway during office hours,
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Salvation Army also has fans
to give out in cooperation with Westlake Ace Hardware. For more information, call 862-5509 and talk with a case worker to see whether you qualify to receive a fan.                                    Photo: www.acehardware.com

RSVP Seeking Volunteers
The four volunteer programs with RSVP are
looking for volunteers. RSVP would like to get
at total of 88 new volunteers this year. Contact
Sarah Derr, 862-3586, extension 230.
Homebound Shoppers – Volunteer goes to
home of shopping clients, socializes a little and gets a list of grocery items clients need. Food-shopping only.
Pre-K Pals – This person volunteers at a preschool and helps a child get ready for kindergarten. The volunteer would spend around two hours with them.
Partnership with Crosslines – Volunteer normally helps out in the front area greeting clients and answering the phone.
Reading Buddies – Kindergarten to third grade. Volunteer helps kids who have trouble reading. Works one-on-one with the same student to help that student get caught up and are a role model. Kids are likely to not graduate from high school if they don’t have help and one or more of their parents could be in jail. ​

Organization Informs and Educates on Issues of Gun Violence 
Moms Demand Action is a non-partisan, grass-roots, volunteer organization. Learn more at momsdemandaction.org, or contact Dave Hockensmith, Faith Lead, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Southwest Missouri.

Opportunities to Volunteer in Your Zip Code 
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Headsets for Elementary Students
 Members of Chapel for Peace
raised $600 for computer
headsets for students at
Mcgregor School. The money
bought sixty headsets for two
classroms as part of the Ready.
Set. Supply! partnership of
churches and Springfield Public
Schools. Men's Ministry at
Chapel for Peace directed our
part of the project.  
Photo: Men's Ministry Coordinator Joe Lynch holds one of
the headsets.                                      Springfield Public Schools photo 

Worship Themes and Scriptures

See Calendar and Announcements for more activities.
July 29 - Share Generously. John 6:1–21.
Then Jesus took the loaves, and when
he had given thanks, he distributed
them to those who were seated; so also
the fish, as much as they wanted.
Painting: Feeding the Five Thousand
(inset) Marten van Valckenborch  (1535–
1612). Public domain.

August 5 - Believe. John 6:24–35. When they
found him on the other side of the sea, they
said to him, "Rabbi, when did you come here?"
Jesus answered them, "Very truly, I tell you,
you are looking for me not because you saw
signs, but beause you ate your fill of the
loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes,
but for the food that endures for etrnal life,
which the Son of Man will give you." Image: 
Jesus Christ 6th-century eicon from Saint
Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai. Public

August 12 - The Bread of Life.  John 6:
35, 41–51. Jesus said to them, "I am the
bread of life. Whoever comes to me will
never be hungry, and whoever beleves
in me will never be thirsty. But I said to
you that you have seen me and yet do
not believe." Image: Jim Padgett,
courtesy of Sweet Publishing, Fort Worth,
Texas, and Gospel Light, Ventura, California. Copyright 1984.

August 19 - Abide in Me. John 6:51–58.
"Those who eat my flesh and drink my
blood abide in me, and I in them. Just
as the living Father sent me, and I live
because of the Father, who whoever
eats me will live because of me."
Photo: Bread and juice representing the body and blood of Christ. Photo by  Jonathunder. GNU Free Documentation License.
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