Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Opportunity Knocks – For Supporting PET OH-Stow!

But God will never forget the needy;
 the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
Psalm 9:18

God is ever mindful of those who suffer.

He looks to provide for their needs. And followers of Jesus Christ are to be His hands and feet in ministering to the needy.

PET OH-Stow extends God’s provision to those who cannot walk.

As the following photos demonstrate, the gift of a PET (Personal Energy Transportation) mobility cart can transform the lives of recipients in developing countries for the better. Your local giving, prayer support and volunteering can have global impact in the name of Jesus.

Disabled dairyman uses PET cart in daily work in Kenya

Kenyan dairyman with leg calipers, crutches & PET 

Milking a cow

 Transporting grain

Tom Omondi with his PET cart

Photos courtesy of PET International

How can I participate?

By taking part in PET OH-Stow’s Open House from 1 to 4 PM on May 15th.   Join us at the PET Place, 1445 Commerce Drive, in Stow, Ohio for food, fellowship and celebration of the impact that the gift of mobility can have. This event is open to the public.

For more information on the Open House, go to: . To learn more about PET OH-Stow’s ministry, please visit: .

Or, you can contact Barbara Ammirati of Christ Community Chapel’s Local Outreach team:  .

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Serving Opportunity: Biking for Blessings

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Luke 6:38

God loves to see a generous giver.

Followers of Jesus know God has given us great riches in Christ and His Gospel. After all He has given us, we rejoice at the chance to give in His Name.

Sometimes we give financially, sometimes in serving.

There is an opportunity coming up for believers to serve, and encourage others to support God’s Kingdom work financially.

Blessings of Summit and Portage County is hosting a bike event on May 7th. Riders are encouraged to participate and collect pledges. According to Jeanette Abell, Discipleship Coordinator for Blessings, the Hike/Bike event is the biggest source of income for Blessings every year. The proceeds allow Blessings to help teen moms finish their high school educations by providing financial assistance for child care.

Photo source: Facebook page of Blessings of Summit and Portage Counties, Inc.

So, how can you serve?

You can help raise funds for Blessings by being part of the event. For information about the Blessings event, go to: .

The Annual Blessings Hike/Bike Charity Event takes place Saturday, May 7th, 2016, at 10:00 AM. The place? The Stow Munroe Falls High School Parking Lot. The Hike/Bike begins and ends behind the school, on the Metro Parks Hike/Bike Trail. Choose your distance - 3, 6 or 8 miles! Choose your mode - walk, run or bike! 

To register for the fundraiser, call (330) 678.9019.

For more information on Blessings, go to: .

Or, you can contact Randy Fasnacht, CCC Local Outreach Coordinator for Blessings  at