Saturday, March 25, 2017


Is your Bible study group, ABF,  Community Group or other small group looking for an opportunity to serve? We have simple  opportunity coming up on APRIL 22 when  you can fill a need!

Rahab Ministries, a Christ Community Chapel Ministry Partner,  is holding a two day prayer training seminar in downtown Akron and they need a nice lunch to be provided for about 50 attendees on Saturday, April 22. They are requesting a simple buffet style lunch be set up and ready to eat. This can either consist of ready-made sandwiches, or a meat and cheese tray or chicken salad with buns, bread, or rolls, possibly a tossed salad or veggie sticks, maybe chips, some kind of fruit, and brownies for dessert.  Those are suggestions but you get the picture. Rahab will be providing beverages so you don't need to worry about those.

Your group would provide the food, paper plates, napkins etc. and set it up on tables provided.  It would probably take you less than an hour and once the buffet table is set up, you are free to leave. The seminar attendees only have a short time to eat lunch, so having this provided for them would be a huge blessing.

Please contact Jacque Stager ( or 330 687 1071) to volunteer for this serving spree opportunity and for further details or questions.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Serving Spree: The Fruit of Repentance

From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Matthew 4:17

Jesus calls all to repentance.

He calls for our hearts to recognize our sinfulness, God’s grace, and our need for a Savior to re-orient our hearts toward God.

Inward repentance leads to outward fruit.

A re-oriented heart that loves God yearns to demonstrate God’s grace, love and redeeming power to others.  John the Baptist therefore admonished outwardly religious people to bear fruit in keeping with repentance.  Those whose hearts belong to Jesus long to show God’s love by acts of serving others in Jesus’ name.

How can I serve?

Christ Community Chapel’s Serving Spree offers the following options for you to prayerfully consider.

T.R.Y. Ministries focuses on positive growth in the lives of people re-entering the community after serving their sentences. Photo from: .

T.R.Y. (Truly Reaching You) Ministries has three renovation projects (paint and repurpose) available for a group at T.R.Y.’s Ministry Center. CCC has funds to help purchase materials needed.

1. Front entry (4 to 6 person-days, meaning 5 people should be able to do it in 1 day).
     2. Conference Room with wallpaper removal (5 to 7 person-days)
     3. Main open room for gatherings/meetings (3 to 4 person-days)

For more information, contact .

Faithful Servants provides free urgent care services with a Christ-like compassion for those without insurance and the economic means to access traditional health care. Photo: .

Faithful Servants Care Center needs adult and children’s toothbrushes for the clients they serve. You can drop off a donation and then receive a tour of the center.  Contact Kathi Bertolini ( ) to learn more and to arrange a Saturday morning tour of the Care Center.

For more information on Serving Spree opportunities, visit our website at: .

Jesus said one could know His followers by their fruit.  How are you called to bear fruit for Him?

Monday, February 27, 2017

Serving Like A Child

“Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

Mark 10:15

Those who belong to the Kingdom of God are marked by childlike simplicity and trust.

Every human being is made in the image of God.  They therefore have innate dignity.  This includes people marginalized by the world system, and children.

Children can serve in Jesus’ name.

Their simplicity and trust specially equip them to know Christ, grow in Him and serve Him. 

How does this work today?

It can work when we serve as a family to bring the compassion of the Kingdom of God closer to the marginalized and the less advantaged. 

For example, Craig is Charlie’s grandfather.  Craig works at Mobility Worldwide OH-Stow, which is also known as the PET Place, where PET mobility carts are manufactured.  Craig brings Charlie to the PET Place to show Charlie why Craig and the other volunteers serve there.

Here, Craig is showing Charlie photos of the leg-disabled, marginalized people whose lives are transformed, in the name of Jesus, for the better through the gift of a PET mobility cart.  Craig has received Jesus’ compassion for the less fortunate. In turn, he is passing that compassion on to his grandson.

Now that Charlie understands the ‘why’ of Jesus’ compassion, Craig teaches Charlie the ‘how’ of putting that compassion into serving.  Craig assembles Personal Energy Transportation (PET) carts in the Stow PET Place.  Craig is passing on his passion and knowledge of hands-on serving to Charlie.  Craig clearly sees Charlie’s ability to be the hands and feet of Jesus to aid the less fortunate.  Likewise, Charlie is showing the rest of us what it means to receive the Kingdom of God like a little child.

 In this photo, Charlie helps adult volunteers at the PET Place put up signage that will inform and inspire visitors to the shop during the CCC Serving Spree.

What does this mean for us?

If you are a member or friend of Christ Community Chapel, it means you have a great opportunity for your entire family to serve in Jesus’ name through the Local Outreach Serving Spree.  Likewise, if you are a member of a CCC community group, the Serving Spree opens the door for parents to get their children actively introduced to serving alongside adults.

For more information on the CCC Serving Spree, see our website at:

You can also check this website for information on Serving Spree tours of the PET Place and other Local Outreach ministry partner locations.  These tours will help you understand the heartbeat of our ministry partners.  You may also be moved by the mission and vision of certain ministries that could benefit from your serving.

Monday, February 20, 2017

CCC Serving Spree: We Were Saved So We Could Serve!

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:10

Followers of Jesus are new creations, regenerated with serving in mind.

Our Heavenly Father has a Kingdom, and a will for us.  He has specific acts of service in mind for you!

The Christ Community Chapel Serving Spree is a great way to help you discern His will for you.

One way to learn God’s perfect will for your life is to try different types of serving.  When you are operating in your giftedness, you will find supernatural joy.

What are some current serving opportunities?

Some specific possibilities are:

  • ·      Attending the First Glance Open House, March 19th, from noon to 2 PM. This is a great way to get acquainted with First Glance’s ministry to kids in the Kenmore area. For more information, see the Serving Spree website shown below and contact Melinda Nawn at: .
  • ·      Participate in a Community Group Field Trip to Restoration Chapel.  The first event will be March 29th. A group of 10 people can leave the CCC Hudson campus at 5:45 PM; service is from 7 to 8 PM. For more information, contact .

Lives are being transformed through mentoring, worship and teaching at Restoration Chapel.

To see the whole enchilada of serving opportunities, visit the Serving Spree website at:

For deeper detail by ministry partner, click on the link to the Local Outreach partner’s web page.

God can guide us best when we are already in motion.  We encourage you to  prayerfully explore Serving Spree opportunities that could be a way for you to use your gifts!