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.
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February 15 - Suicide Prevention Training
The Center for Compassion and the Evangel University Graduate Counseling Program have partnered to create and offer suicide prevention training on Friday, February 15, 9am–4:30pm. Training is for ministers, church leaders, and congregation members, as well as clinical counselors, social workers, school counselors and other professionals. Cost is $30 per person. Lunch on your own. Training will be at 1435 N. Glenstone Avenue at the AGTS building on the northwest side of the Evangel University Campus. Register.

Volunteer Shoppers Needed for Homebound Clients
If you have ever thought about being a Homebound Shopper or know someone who might be interested, now is a great time to check it out. A Hombeound Shopping training is scheduled for Thursday, December 13, at 11:00 a.m., at Council of Churches of the Ozarks, 627 N. Glenstone Avenue. Contact Sarah Derr, RSVP Volunteer Resource Coordinator, 417-831-9696.                                                                        

Good Dads Increase Opportunities for At-risk Kids
Volunteer dads and granddads offer
their presence in simple ways. One
or two activities or interactions per
month. Three-hour training to
participate. Contact Dr. Jennifer
Baker, Good Dads, Inc., 205 W.
Walnut, 417-501-8867, [email protected]
                                        Photo courtesy Jennifer Baker

Find a cause. Get connected. Make an Impact.
                                                         Volunteer Ozarks Connects                                                                             volunteers with good causes to bring                                                           about positive change. Ministries,                                                                 youth, animals, mentors, seniors,                                                                 hunger and more. Find out how you                                                             can help at volunteerozarks.com
                                                         Shown: Foster grandparenting at                                                                 Ozarks Area Community Action                                                                   Corporation (OACAC). OACAC is a nonprofit agency working to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in the Ozarks. Photo courtesy OACAC. 

Blessings to you throughout the year.

Worship Themes and Scriptures

See Calendar and Announcements for more activities.
January 20 - Believe in Jesus. Second
Sunday after the Epiphany. Racial
Justice Day. John 2:1–11. Jesus said to
them, "Fill the jars with water." And
they filled them up to the brim. He
said them, "Now draw some out, and
take it to the chief steward." When the
steward tasted the water [it] had
become wine. Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. Image: Marriage at Cana, excerpt. Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337). Public domain.

January 27 - Christ's Mission Is Our
Mission. Third Sunday after the Epiph-
any. Luke 4:14–21. "The Spirit of the
Lord is upon me, because he has anoint-
ed me to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to
the captives and recovery of sight to the
blind, to let the oppressed go free, to
proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
Painting, Jesus unrolls the scroll in the synagogue, James Tissot (1836–1902). Public domain.

February 3 - Courageously Speak. Fourth
Sunday after Epiphany. Luke 4:21–30.
Then he began to say to them, "Today this
scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."
All spoke well of him and were amazed at
the gracious words that came from his
mouth. They said, "Is not this Joseph's son?"
Photo: Jesus announces the "scripture has
been fullfilled in your hearing."
freebibleimages.org. Contributed by LUMO project.

February 10 - Have Faith and Follow.
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. Youth
Ministries Day. Luke 5:1–11. Then Jesus
said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from
now on you will be catching people."
When they had brought their boats to
shore, they left everything and followed
him. Image: Jesus calls the fishermen to
be his apostles; in the background he
performs the miracle at Cana. Woodcut.
Wellcome Collection. Creative Commons license.
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