The Chapelwood Recreation Ministry is a center of activity, where we show the love of Christ through sports leagues, fitness classes and other recreational programs.  Our purpose is to offer people of all ages the opportunities to experience Christian fellowship by promoting healthy and active lifestyles.  We make every effort to meet the needs of Chapelwood members, while reaching out to others  in the communities we serve. 

Throughout the year, we offer recreational sports for children and youth, including Kingdom Soccer in the Fall, Kingdom Basketball in the Winter, and Girls Volleyball and Baseball/Softball/T-Ball in the Spring.  Camp Chapelwood is our five week daycamp in the Summer.  For adults, there are year-round exercise classes such as Ladies Stretch, Holy Yoga as well as Bridge Groups, Calligraphy Workshops and more.  Our Fall recreational programs are listed below.  We hope to see you soon!

Children / Youth Sports & Activities

KINGDOM BASKETBALL ~ Online registration is closed, however space might still be available on some teams.  If you are interested in registering your child for this fun, recreational league, please contact Cason Sicking.  Kingdom Basketball is for boys in Pre-K through 12th, and girls in Pre-K through 8th.  Practices will start in December 2019, and games will begin in January 2020.  All games will be played on Saturdays, January 11 through February 22, at churches and schools in the Memorial/Spring Branch area.  Cost is $160 per player, and includes a jersey, practice time each week and a seven-week game season. 

SWEFT FEET HIP HOP DANCE CLASSES  ~ Fall registration is still open for these energetic and inspirational hip hop classes for boys and girls in 1st-8th grade.  Sweft Washington will teach young dancers the importance of staying physically fit and boost their confidence as they learn hip hop routines.  Classes will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4:00-7:00 p.m.  For more information and to register, contact Sweft Washington.

AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES ~ A variety of classes for preschool age children are offered in the afternoons after Chapelwood Preschool, including Gymnastics, Art, Cooking, Spanish, Music and Dance.  More details and online registration can be found at www.chapelwoodschool.org.

Adult Health, Fitness & Recreation

LADIES STRETCH ~ Join the fun in this exercise class for ladies of all ages.  Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 a.m. in the Courtyard Room.  There is no fee.  For more information, contact Barbara at 713-468-2359.

HOLY YOGA ~  All levels are welcome in these yoga classes created to deepen connection with Christ through prayer, breath-work and movement.  Three classes are offered each week:  Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in LC 214, Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in Williams 101-102, and Friday mornings at 9:15 a.m. in Williams 101-102.  Classes are taught by Tammi Blalack and other yoga instructors.  Contact Tammi Blalack for additional details.

ADULT HIP HOP ~ Why let the kids have all the fun?  Sweft Washington is offering beginner/intermediate hip hop classes for adults on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4:00-7:00 p.m.  If you are interested, contact Sweft Washington.

MONDAY BRIDGE PLAYERS ~ New players are invited to join this fun group every 2nd and 4th Monday in the Circle of Friends room, 11:30-2:30.  Drop in for a while or stay the whole time!  Bring a snack for yourself and a little bit to share with other players.  All levels are welcome.  Contact Andy Parsons for more information.

CPR ~ Learn how to save a life by taking CPR.  Classes are taught by Junior League volunteers on Monday evenings in Williams 101.  Learn more and register at www.jlh.org/cpr

TAI CHI & QIGONG ~ Experience powerful personal health and self-care through these Mind-Body and Breath practices.  This workshop is held on the first Saturday each month. Contact Henderson Smith of Living Well Therapies for details.

CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOPS ~ Our first Calligraphy workshop was a huge success, and we will offer more classes in the new year.  Check back soon for details.

Gym Reservations & Campus Map

Contact Cason Sicking to schedule time in the gym - 48 hours in advance, if possible.  For a map of Chapelwood campus, click here.

Staff

Susan Agnew

Ministry Assistant, Recreation Ministry

Susan Agnew

Ministry Assistant, Recreation Ministry

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Joanne Buchwald

Motor Teacher, Chapelwood School / Director, Camp Chapelwood

Joanne Buchwald

Motor Teacher, Chapelwood School / Director, Camp Chapelwood

P: (713) 354-4460

When I wear my Sensory Motor Teacher Hat, I challenge children with motor activities that provide experiences that help their bodies develop while sharpening their perception skills and maturing their neurological systems.  Some of the life skills learned in motor class are listening skills, thinking skills, self-control and social growth.

My favorite summer activity

Working at Camp Chapelwood.  As Director this requires me to create and implement programs for elementary age students to learn new skills, develop new interests and develop spiritual awareness.  The best part of this position is that we have a reunion with former students.

My favorite hobbies

Gardening, cooking and reading.

I think children are the happiest when . . .

They are allowed to be active. They learn best when they are doing!

If I could be anyone for a day, I would be . . .

My granddog Bella. She gets to eat, sleep, swim in the lake and play ball all day and have people loving her hourly.

My worst place to be stuck

In a snowstorm in Colorado.  I backed out of a driveway and could not see the dam that was made by a snowplow. I was not even able to open my car door.

My favorite childhood memory

I was an only child so my favorite childhood memories were when I went to friends’ houses and we played board games.

My favorite children’s book

The Little Engine that Could.

The best part of my job

Watching children grow from the seeds planted in preschool, elementary, high school and sometimes college to responsible young adults.

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Cason Sicking

Ministry Director, Recreation and Program Director, Student Ministry, Mercy Street Worship Community

Cason Sicking

Ministry Director, Recreation and Program Director, Student Ministry, Mercy Street Worship Community

P: (713) 354-4416

I plan and execute all youth and adult sports and exercise classes for families in the Spring Branch/Memorial area. Using sports to minister and build relationships with people of all ages.

Something on my bucket list:

Visiting every major league baseball park in America.

My favorite summer activity:

Relaxing by the pool!

My favorite hobbies:

Watching football and collecting football memorabilia is one of my favorite hobbies. Almost anything sports related!

My favorite food:

Fajitas!

My favorite scripture:

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for his friends” - John 15:13

The worst place I could get stuck:

The mall or anywhere crowded with people!

What I listen to while I drive:

Podcasts and sports radio

The best part of my job:

The relationships that are formed with youth and their parents is the most rewarding part of my job! Seeing the development of Christian values and leadership skills that are learned through athletics endeavors is so fun!

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