Who We Are
Chapel In The Pines started out as a 'Drive-in Church' 49 years ago. We held music concerts on Saturday nights and expanded that until we have two nights of two concerts Friday and Saturday.
We have soloists, duets, trios, quartets, a variety of family groups as well as Gospel Bluegrass groups. They come from Northern and Southern Michigan as well as the east side of the state and even out of state. Names like 'The Foresters (Mark & Andrea, Tyler & Trevor), 4 One Quartet, Skylight Quartet, Martha Vugteveen, and many others that have graced our platform over the years. We do not charge to get in to the concert; however, we do take Love Offerings to support the Gospel Music Barn & Chapel and to pay all these people that come to share the Love of Christ through their music.
We also have a kitchen that serves meals before the concerts Friday and Saturday at reasonable rates and there is always ice cream available.
Check our schedule for your favorite group and come join us for great music, fellowship, and delicious food. It's grrrrrreat!
Time to Start the 2016 Adventure!
The new kitchen manager, Barbara Wood, has her kitchen ready to go with some food specials, as well as favorites to eat. All of you will enjoy Barbara, her food, and everything else that goes with a great evening out listening to good 'Gospel Music'!
The schedule is full of wonderful music programs. We want to continue to bring you quality Gospel Music and this year we are having the family group 'The Bontrager Family Singers' a father, mother, and their ten children who all sing and play a variety of instruments. This is a 'Special Concert' on a Thursday night. The kitchen will open at 5:15 PM and the concert will start at 6:30 PM. The food will be a picnic-type menu with hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad and baked beans, and chips, etc.
There is no admission charge but we will be taking an offering. We need to change how our guest get paid. They will all get a check and the offering money will go into a fund to pay these people. It's not much different than before, but putting in one or two dollars is not enough. If all of you want to continue to have good quality music each night, you need to give more in the offerings each time. Our budget each week-end is about $800.00 to $1,000.00. We do not want to start charging a fee to get in so please be aware of what it cost to keep this good music coming. The kitchen pays the insurance and utilities all year long. The offerings pay the groups. Somehow, somewhere, we need to pay some salaries. Please pray and give as the Lord leads.
Enjoy your summer season at the Gospel Music Barn and Chapel.
The Board of Trustees