Member and Family Care
As a part of the Chapel community we want to support and care
for you and your family and help you and encourage you in the
journey of life. This journey includes celebrations and
sometimes difficulties and we want to be there to support you in
these seasons of your life. Whether you desire to receive
Biblical counseling or have a need for prayer, spiritual support
and encouragement, or are celebrating the unity of a couple in
marriage, or the birth of a new baby, we encourage you to contact us with your needs
and we'll do what we can to come alongside you.
A few times each year, as babies are being born into The Chapel
family, we set aside time during Sunday morning worship
services to have a Baby Dedication. During this time,
parents and the supporting congregation are offered an
opportunity to pledge before God their acceptance of the
responsibility of raising these children Biblically, and to pray
that these children may one day yield their hearts and lives
to their Creator.
We celebrate through baptism the commitments
that people have made to be followers of Christ. Baptism
is a symbol of the change Christ has made in their lives and their
commitment to live differently as a follower of Jesus
Celebration of the Lord's Supper is a sacred event at The
Chapel in which the community of believers in Jesus
Christ participate. In this service of remembrance, we recall
the words of our Lord during the Passover meal known as the "Last
Supper" and with grateful hearts, receive the elements of bread and
grape juice. No one is under any compulsion to participate
and may use the time to pray, meditate, or quietly worship during
the musical offering that takes place while the deacons serve the
bread and juice.
We provide professional, Biblically-based counseling through
our Wrap-Around Counseling Ministry to care for
those within the congregation. Counseling is provided by
appointment only. See below or for more information about
receiving this kind of support. Please contact The Chapel offices
at: 330.494.3419, or
Love & Respect-Marriage Support: Love
& Respect is a 13-week study for couples and is designed
to help couples meet one another's needs based on Genesis
chapter 3 and Ephesians chapter 5. Love &
Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each
other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily and
Learn more about Love & Respect marriage
study. To learn when this study is offered email us.
Wrap-Around Counseling Ministry
at The Chapel in North Canton
Wrap-Around Counseling gets its name and philosophy straight
from the Word of God (the Bible), which states, "All scripture is
God-breathed and essential for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and
training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly
equipped for every good work." We believe that any human
circumstance open to counseling is open to biblical counseling, as
only Scripture can truly address the source of human problems and
suffering, and the interconnection of body, soul and spirit.
The Wrap-Around staff is experienced, trained and equipped to
address any and all needs of those who seek counseling. Each
person or family is assessed and appropriate direction is
advised. If the need is spiritual growth, we partner with the
corresponding ministry at The Chapel (men's and women's ministries,
family life ministries, Adult Bible Fellowships, etc.) to provide a
caring community and environment in which to grow. This is
counseling by Edification.
If the need is of a nature that requires more "face time",
healing and support, there are a number of accountability groups
and mentoring partnerships available where spiritually healthy men,
women or couples come alongside those who are struggling, and help
them navigate through the difficult seasons of life. This is
counseling by Encouragement.
Wrap-Around has also recently acquired the capability to address
psychological/psychiatric cases. The following individuals (on
staff or in partnership with our ministry) are licensed to diagnose
and treat mental and emotional disorders, and counsel biblically.
These individuals will be counseling by Enlightenment. They
Dr. Michael McCartney, B.A., M.Ed., M.Div.,
D.Min., PCC-S, IMFT
Pastor Mike is on staff at The Chapel and serves in the areas of
biblical counseling and adult and family ministries. He is a
licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisor
credential, and also a licensed Independent Marriage and Family
Therapist. He specializes in marriage, family and parenting
Julie Andrews Lee, B.A., M.A., PCC-S
Julie has 20 years experience working with individuals, couples,
families and children. For ten years she worked as a
counselor for the Women's Division of the Haven of Rest, a
rescue mission in downtown Akron, Ohio. Julie specializes in
the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, abuse and a
variety of spiritual issues.
James Fedorka, B.Ed., M.A., LPC, NCC
Jim brings 30 years of experience as an educator, school
counselor, and counselor in private practice. In addition to
his counseling activities at The Chapel, he offers monthly seminars
dealing with family dysfunction and abuse issues. Jim
specializes in adult children of alcoholic families and the healing
of the wounds resulting from abuse and trauma.
Don and Carolann Froelich, Couples
The Froelichs have over six years experience counseling and
mentoring married couples. They were trained through the
Breaking Free series from the American Association of
Christian Counselors, with hands-on supervision from licensed
professional Christian counselors. Through their journey of
healing their own marriage, they bring great passion, comfort and
encouragement to couples in crisis. Their ministry is
accessed through interview with Pastor McCartney.
Wrap-Around Counseling Ministries is an outreach of The Chapel
in North Canton and welcomes families and individuals who do not
attend The Chapel. Click here to print our brochure.
The Deacons are the spiritual leaders of the church
and support the church family and members through prayer
for the church and its leaders, and by caring for the special
needs of the congregation such as visiting shut-ins and those
hospitalized or bereaved, and helping those in the church with
their needs. The deacons are also involved with communion
services, baptisms, and other church functions.
The Deacons also support the elderly, widows and single mothers
in the church through Day
of Encouragement, which is a service day organized to have the
church serve others in the church with practical needs.
"Share with those in need. Practice hospitality."
We have a volunteer ministry that prepares meals for those in
the congregation who have been hospitalized for an illness or a
surgery, for families with a new baby, or those suffering the loss
of a loved one. For more information about this ministry,
about receiving a meal, or to serve in this ministry contact The
Chapel offices at 330.494.3419, or Email Us.
Pastoral and Deacon Prayer care: Our Pastoral
Staff and Deacons desire to join you in praying, whether it be for
a health issue or some other need. You can share your
requests with the Pastoral Staff and Deacons by calling The Chapel
offices at 330.494.3419, or Email Us.
If you are considering having a wedding at The Chapel in North
Canton, then, first of all, let us congratulate you! We
want your wedding to be all you dreamed it would be.
In order to book a wedding at The Chapel, a few
requirements must first be met:
- The bride or groom must be a member or regular attender of The
Chapel in North Canton and have attended on a regular basis for at
least six months. Both must be able to give testimony to being
born-again believers in Jesus Christ.
- The bride and groom must attend a minimum of six sessions of
premarital counseling prior to the wedding.
- Your wedding must be booked with our office at least six
months in advance of your wedding (please see Wedding