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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Simple Opportunity to Serve: CCC’s Haven of Rest Clothing Drive




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And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Matthew 25:40


Good works do not save, but the saved do good works.

When followers of Jesus meet the needs of the less fortunate, we are bearing fruit that shows our gratitude for God’s grace.


What good works?

Supporting Haven of Rest through Christ Community Chapel’s clothing drive is a Simple Opportunity to Serve (SOS). Haven is CCC’s featured SOS ministry partner for September.


How?

Prayerfully seek God’s leading on one of these options:

Give: Haven of Rest has an upcoming clothing drop off weekend. Please bring gently used clothing to the Christ Community Chapel Hudson campus the weekend of Sept. 20-21 before or after service. Drop off in the Atrium of the Hudson Campus.  Be sure to mark your donations ‘Haven of Rest.’

Serve: Gather a group of 5-7 of your friends and schedule a night to serve dinner at Haven of Rest. You will be guided through the entire process by the staff at Haven. It is a wonderful experience! Contact Duncan Othen (CCC local Outreach Coordinator for Haven of Rest) at: duncanothen@hotmail.com

Pray: Sign up to be a prayer warrior for Haven of Rest. You will receive a monthly email with 3 prayer requests/praises for the ministry to lift up in prayer throughout the month. To sign up, contact Barbara Ammirati at: Barbara.Ammirati@ccchapel.com




Monday, September 8, 2014

Haven of Rest is Christ Community Chapel’s SOS (Simple Opportunities to Serve) ministry partner for September!


25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Matthew, Chapter 6



God provides for the needy.
He meets needs for food, clothing and other necessities. However, Jesus reminds us in this passage the life is more than food. 

God provides through His people, who serve in His name.
Haven of Rest Ministries has provided for the temporal needs of the less fortunate in the Akron area for over 70 years. Since life is more than food, Haven also ministers to the eternal needs of men, women and children. This CCC ministry partner introduces people to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Who is the Bread of Life.

How can I be part of this?
Consider which of these options may be a calling for you:

Give: Haven of Rest has an upcoming clothing drop off weekend. Please bring gently used clothing to the Christ Community Chapel Hudson campus the weekend of Sept. 20-21 before or after service. Drop off in the Atrium of the Hudson Campus.  Be sure to mark your donations ‘Haven of Rest.’
Serve: Gather a group of 5-7 of your friends and schedule a night to serve dinner at Haven of Rest. You will be guided through the entire process by the staff at Haven. It is a wonderful experience! Contact Duncan Othen (CCC local Outreach Coordinator for Haven of Rest) at: duncanothen@hotmail.com
Pray: Sign up to be a prayer warrior for Haven of Rest. You will receive a monthly email with 3 prayer requests/praises for the ministry to lift up in prayer throughout the month. To sign up, contact Barbara Ammirati at: Barbara.Ammirati@ccchapel.com


Duncan Othen, CCC Local Outreach Ministry Coordinator for Haven of Rest




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Help PSS Support Parents-to-be!


And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19



God is in the business of supplying needs.

He did this through the generosity of members of the early Christian church.  Today, He continues to do this through His people.


How are we called to help?

One specific need relates to the people served by CCC ministry partner Pregnancy Solutions and Services, or PSS. Our friends at PSS use Emma’s Closet to help new parents clothe their babies, and provide other items for baby care.

For example, when a client has a baby, PSS gives the client a layette as a gift. It is filled with travel size baby wash, shampoo, lotion, baby socks and related items. PSS also makes items available to soon-to-be parents for taking classes in preparation for their baby’s birth. The parents can earn points which can be redeemed at Emma’s Closet for baby care items.

In helping these parents, God’s people can be instrumental in demonstrating God’s love for the parents, and generosity that can be life saving for the babies.


What can I do?

You can drop off needed items in the SOS bin at the Christ Community Chapel Hudson campus. This bin is located in the hallway between the atrium and the gymnasium.  Please mark items ‘For PSS’.



Here are the items PSS needs: baby towels, wash cloths, burp cloths, bibs, baby shampoo, body wash, wipes, lap pads, receiving blankets, baby socks and brand new clothing – all sizes for boys and girls…especially boys and girls 0-6 month outfits and P.J.s.  PSS clients also need nearly new clothing for girls 0-3 months and 24 month-3T as well as boys, 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 12, 18 and 24 months – 3T.

The CCC Local Outreach team will ensure these items get to PSS and their clients.

For information on volunteering, prayer support needs or donating to PSS, call 330.644.4490, or e-mail at info@pregsolutions.org . 






Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SOS: South Street’s Trails’N’Rails combines fun & serving!


For August, our SOS (Simple Opportunities to Serve) featured ministry partner is South Street Ministries.




18 With him we are sending the brother who is famous among all the churches for his preaching of the gospel. 19 And not only that, but he has been appointed by the churches to travel with us as we carry out this act of grace that is being ministered by us, for the glory of the Lord himself and to show our good will.

2 Corinthians 8: 18-19


Many times, sharing the Gospel requires mobility.

South Street Ministries combines the efforts of unlikely partners taking shared risks to renew our community for Christ’s sake. Those unlikely partners are holding a September 13th fundraiser, called Trails’N’Rails, that combines mobility, exercise and family fun time for participants.  The event, which includes a bike ride, a fun train ride and a picnic carnival, will increase awareness of the Gospel-led ministry being done through South Street.


Sounds like a great event. Tell me more.

To go and give through South Street, check out details of Trails’N’Rails at: http://southstreetministries.org/?page_id=40331 . Other serving opportunities are at:  http://southstreetministries.org/?page_id=325  .


To become a South Street prayer partner, email Barbara at: Barbara.Ammirati@ccchapel.com . You will receive a monthly email with 3 prayer requests or praises to lift up in prayer throughout the month.

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