Ministries for Families


Family Service: Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

The Family Service includes a “Children’s Sermon” time when the children are invited to gather at the Chancel steps to hear a brief, relevant message based on scripture. The children are given an opportunity to answer question, share their thoughts, and close in prayer. Hearing the children lead in prayer is one of the most moving experiences for parents and adults present.

Holy Communion:

We fully include our children and youth in their larger community of faith. We allow and encourage them, with their entire family, to come to the Lord’s Table and participate in Holy Communion. We actually have a chalice with two sections; the large side is wine, and the smaller side is grape juice. On the first Sunday of each month, the children remain in the service with their families to participate in the entire Family Service (Worship, Prayer, Preaching, and Holy Communion).

**Parents who have children that have not been baptized are encouraged to prayerfully consider meeting with Pastor Ashley or Pastor John to discuss the importance of baptism and to schedule a time for a Baptismal Service. Parents are also encouraged to talk with their children and youth about the significance and meaning of Holy Communion.

Advent Season 

Each Advent 4 families volunteer (selected) to read the appropriate Advent Readings as a call to worship, and to light the appropriate Advent candle on the Advent wreath. Families that have participated report the experience as meaningful and memorable.

“It takes a village to raise a child.” – African Proverb

It does indeed take a village to raise children — at least with values that matter most. The Village Chapel offers a variety of youth and teen programs grounded in the teachings of Jesus Christ and presented in a contemporary format which appeals to each group.

Nursery (Birth to Pre-K) is available for all three worship services.

Director:  Mrs. Janis Sholtis, (910) 638-2092,

Nursery Attendants:

Mrs. Rita Pipkin
Ms. Hannah

Sunday School For Children & Youth: Sunday: 9:45-10:30 a.m.

Nursery to Grade 12. Our Children’s and Youth Sunday School ministry begins in our 9:30 a.m. service then releases to a small group bible study.

Children’s Choir: Sundays During Fall and Spring Semesters

Children ages Kindergarten to 5th Grade participate in our weekly Children’s Choir led by Stephen Gourley and Deb Dryer. The Children perform at multiple services throughout the year as well as in the community.

Marriage & Parenting: Sundays 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. During Fall and Spring Semesters

Each Sunday, the ministry meets in the Conference Room at The Village Chapel. The ministry covers topics and themes that are geared toward ministering to couples and parents, the class also discusses topics for Christian living. Nursery is provided.

Youth Group Ministry: Sunday Evenings During the Fall and Spring Semesters

Mrs. Vickie Smith leads our Chapel’s youth in Biblical studies. Check the weekly bulletin for dates and times.

Wyldlife/Younglife of the Sandhills: During the Fall and Spring Semesters

The Village Chapel youth will be participating in the weekly and monthly ministries at Sandhills Children’s Center. Please check the weekly bulletin for dates and times.

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Parents Night Out: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

One Friday night a month from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Grades 1-5. Come out for food, fun, and fellowship. Nursery is provided for ages Birth – Kindergarten.

January 2020

Annual Village Youth Ski Trip to Beech Mountain

Youth ages 6th-12th grade are invited to a weekend of worship and “snow” much fun! Its a time of relationship building and peer grouping all in a Christian context.

June 2019

Centri-kid Children’s Summer Camp at Campbell University

Available for 3rd – 5th graders hosted on the campus of Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. The students stay on campus overnight for the week. The students participate in daily activities know as track times (specialty themes) and group worship services in the evenings, with dynamic youth speakers.

July 2019

X-Fuge Youth Summer Camp in Orlando Fl.

Available for 6th grade-12th grade. The camp is an overnight, week-long camp. The students participate in community outreach and missions projects during the day, with activities and worship services in the evenings. The students hear the most dynamic youth speakers in the nation, and fully engage the community through missions.

July 2019

Vacation Bible School 

The Village Chapel invites ALL children to VBS. What better way to meet new friends, see familiar faces, and have a ton of summer time fun! Three fun-filled days of interactive Bible fun, cool crafts, hands-on mission work, tasty snacks, great games, awesome music and MORE!! Dates will be made available as soon as possible.

Children will be given a healthy mid-morning snack and remember, pick-up is at noon each of the three days!

Contact Pastor Ashley for more information.

August 2019

Family Nights at Durham Bulls Park

Join us on August 9 for an evening of baseball, hotdogs, crackerjacks and fireworks! We will meet in the Chapel parking lot at 4:30PM, distribute tickets and all drive up to the ballpark to view the Durham Bulls play Indianapolis. The ticket cost is $12 per person and we will need payment by July 26. Please make a check out to The Village Chapel with “baseball” on the memo line or pay online via our “Giving” tab in the upper right hand corner. Select “general fund” from the drop down menu and type “baseball” in the optional memo box.


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