What We Do
Our Chapel helps people on their spiritual journeys by offering opportunities to learn and to give.
Sunday Worship Service
The 10:30 worship service is a weekly opportunity to enjoy a spiritual message and music in a community of loving people.
Tuesday Meditation Service
This unique 30 minute program at 7:00pm offers the opportunity to center oneself at the beginning of the evening, using music, readings and silence.
The labyrinth is a circular walking path useful in walking meditation and contemplation. Located adjacent to the Chapel, the labyrinth was created with local materials by the Chapel membership 20 years ago and is available for use at any time.
A monthly labyrinth walk occurs on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm.
The Benefit Shop is one of the Chapel's closest connections to the Carmel Valley community. Both congregational members and community residents can donate and volunteer at the Shop, helping it to recycle gently used articles into the hands of shoppers and local charities like The Salvation Army, iHelp, SPCA and Dorothy's Kitchen.
I-Help is the local support system for homeless men in the Monterey Peninsula area, providing housing and a meal for 18-24 men 365 days of the year. Carmel Valley Community Chapel, as a member of the I-Help network of churches, synagogues and temples, provides temporary lodging and a meal on the first Friday of every month. Members of the Chapel provide dinner (i.e. salad, entree, dessert and refreshments) and the men do the set-up and clean-up. Volunteers are welcomed to join in this unique event.
For more information on I-Help, check: https://www.ihelpmontereybay.org/
Special Community Events
The Chapel periodically presents events specifically targeted to the greater Carmel Valley community. Recently, the Chapel presented a lecture by Elizabeth Murray, outstanding gardener, author and artist. Another event focused on the study and use of the classical labyrinth, led by Kristin Ramsden, an accomplished expert. Typically, the profits of these events go to a charity.