Simple is good. Simple + Aligned is better. Simple + Aligned + Sharing Christmas Joy is the best! Chapel Rock has two separate opportunities for people to share the hope and love of
Jesus at Christmas time. 

What is

Celebration of Sharing?

Celebration of Sharing is Chapel Rock's way of expressing our vision of seeing "The Whole Community be Whole in Christ" to families during the holidays. Through Celebration of Sharing, we can share the love of Christ with our special November 21st offering that makes it possible to distribute Christmas Dinner in a Bag and support families in need. Celebration of Sharing allows us show people that they matter to God and to us.

Celebration of Sharing Information

Below you will find information on how to serve, give, and support our community during the holiday season.

  • November 1

    • Celebration of Sharing referral forms will become available at the Information Center

    November 7

    • Operation Christmas Child Packing Party

    November 14

    • Share a Meal bags and menus distributed

    • Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Parade

    November 15-22

    • Operation Christmas Child Community Collection Center is open in the Lobby

    November 21

    • Special Celebration of Sharing Offering is received (Give online at

    • Deadline for Celebration of Sharing referral forms to be returned

    November 28

    • Deadline for Share a Meal food donations

    November 29-December 3

    • Volunteers needed to assist in repackaging donated food for Share a Meal

    December 4-5

    • Distribution dates for Celebration of Sharing and Share a Meal food bags

  • On Sunday, November 21, we will take a special offering to help families in our church and community who are going through difficult times have gifts for Christmas. Through your generosity in 2020, we were able to assist over 50 families!

    If you know of someone who attends Chapel Rock or anyone else on the westside of Indianapolis who is in need of assistance this Christmas season, pick up a Celebration of Sharing referral form at the Information Center in the Foyer beginning Sunday, November 1.

    It is not necessary for the people you refer to attend Chapel Rock; however, to receive assistance, people must be referred by a member or regularly attends Chapel Rock. You may refer a maximum of 2 households.

    All completed referral forms should be returned to the Chapel Rock office or placed in the black box at the Information Center no later than Sunday, November 21 to be considered for assistance.

  • In addition to the gift cards Chapel Rock provides to the households needing assistance, we also provide each family with bags of groceries to enable them to enjoy a Christmas Dinner. 

    Very simply, we provide the suggested dinner menu items, you shop and bring in as many of the items as you can, and then the families receive an entire Christmas meal. The empty bags will be distributed on Sunday, November 14, and they are due back no later than Sunday, November 28.

    Place your donated items/bags at the ‘Drop Zone’ in the Foyer.

    The items being requested this year are:

    • Large box of instant potatoes

    • Gravy mix (jar or packets)

    • Green beans (2 small cans or 1 large)

    • Corn (2 small cans or 1 large)

    • Cranberry sauce

    • Applesauce

    • Muffin Mix (Jiffy or Martha White)

    • Brownie mix

    • Christmas candy / cookies

    If you would like to volunteer to assist with the food re-packaging on November 29-December 3, please call the

    Chapel Rock office at 317-247-9739

  • Write a letter of encouragement to essential workers or shut-ins in your community.

    Pick up groceries for elderly in your neighborhood/community.

    Use NextDoor app/Zoom calls to check in on the people around you.

    Observe and Serve. This is a great way to show someone they matter to God and to you!

Are you in need of support during the holiday season?

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"But just as you excel in everything-in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in love for us - see that you also excel in this grace of giving."