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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Our Children and Youth Christmas Program
More photos at bottom of page.
                                           Photos Wayne Groner









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.

December 15 Crosslines Toy Store and Food Distribution Day
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
                   Photo courtesy Crosslines                                                                                   




                   

                    

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              
                                                   

Season of Advent
Advent is the four Sundays before Christmas, observed by many Christians as a period of prayer and fasting. Each Sunday has a one-word theme to focus on the coming birth of Jesus. Many churches and homes light candles each Sunday.

December 2 - Hope
Anticipate Sacred Presence

December 9 - Peace
Prepare!

December 16 - Love
Expect the Messiah

December 23 - Joy 
Rejoice!


Worship Themes and Scriptures

See Calendar and Announcements for more activities.
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December 16 - Third Sunday of Advent
(Love). Expect the Messiah. Luke 3:7–18. 
As the people were filled with expectation,
and all were questioning in their hearts
concerning John, whether he might be the
Messiah, John answered all of them by
saying, "I baptize you with water; but one
who is more powerful that I is coming."
Image: John the Baptist Baptizes Jesus,
Adi Holzer.
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December 23 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
(Joy). Rejoice! Luke1:39–55. And when
Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child
leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was
filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed
with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among
women, and blessed is the fruit of your
womb." Image: Mary Visits Elizabeth.
16th century unknown German artist.
Public domain.
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December 30 - First Sunday after
Christmas Day. Grow in Wisdom. Luke
2:41–52. He said to them, "Why were
you searching for me? Did you not know
that I must be in my Father's house?" ...
Then he went down with them and came
to Nazareth, and was obedient to them.
His mother treasured  all these things in
her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom
and in years, and in divine and human favor. Image: Good News Productions, International.
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January 6 - Epiphany of the Lord. What
Gifts Do You Bring? Matthew 2:1–12. In
the time of King Herod, after Jesus was
born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men
from the East came to Jerusalem, asking,
"Where is the child who has been born
king of the Jews? For we observed his
star at its rising, and have to come to
pay him homage." Painting: Visit of the
Wise Men, Henrich Hofmann (1824–1911).
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