The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. -Psalm 126:3
After a couple of years of actively looking and much prayer, we joyfully announced the opening of the Epiclesis “Chapter House” (right) in Old Fair Oaks Village, in the summer of 2018.
We continue to worship and have major gatherings at our present Carmichael location at the Chapel on Winding Way, with no plans to move, but use the Chapter House for office needs and small meetings, Bible study, prayer, and as a launching pad for ministry. Our congregation and elders longed for place we could call our own during the week. Now, with God’s direction and provision, we have a wonderful space.
Why is it called a “Chapter House”? A chapter house is a building or room attached to a cathedral where meetings are held. In monastic communities, the monks gather there to read aloud from the Bible, discuss theology, or share the news of the day. In more modern times, the church leadership uses the chapter house to conduct the business of the worshiping community. We love the idea of recovering and reinterpreting this practice in an Ancient-Future way.
The address is: 7985 Park Drive; Fair Oaks; 95628, right across the street from the Plaza Park, Village Park, and Fair Oaks Theater Festival– and just a short stroll to all the Fair Oaks Village shops and restaurants (left).
About Old Fair Oaks: The Village is a regional destination with a cozy, small-town appeal. About a half-mile from the American River Parkway, it’s home to parks, a playground, quaint shops, coffee spots, and eateries– not to mention lots of chickens. The Fair Oaks Theatre Festival has been offering professional plays, concerts, and comedy nights to the community for nearly 40 years. The Village is bike- and pedestrian-friendly and draws lots of visitors, especially to summer concerts on Thursdays in the park. Christmas in the Village, complete with carolers, tree lighting and a parade, is also a local favorite.
Bless you… and come see us at the Chapter House!