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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SOS: Ministering to the Elderly


The October Simple Opportunities to Serve (SOS) featured ministry is Portage Trail Chapel.

I command you to show respect for older people and to obey me with fear and trembling.

Leviticus 19:32 CEV




Our relationship with God is reflected in how we care for others.

We are to love God reverentially in worship and serving. And we are to extend agape love to others, including the elderly.


How can I minister God’s love to the elderly?

One way is by linking up with Christ Community Chapel’s Portage Trail Chapel ministry. Portage Trail Chapel is a worship service ministry for the residents of the Portage Trail Village independent living facility for seniors at 45 Cathedral Lane in Cuyahoga Falls.   Since many residents cannot get to church, every first and third Monday, Christ Community Chapel brings live worship and a pastoral message to the residents. 




What are the opportunities?

PRAY -  Sign up to be a prayer warrior for Portage Trail Chapel.  You will receive a monthly email with three prayer requests/praises to lift up in prayer throughout the month.   To sign up, contact Barbara.Ammirati@ccchapel.com

GIVE – Want to bless an older adult resident at the Portage Trail Village?   Contact Richard White for details at:  Richard.White@ccchapel.com


GO – Attend chapel service at the Portage Trail Village in Cuyahoga Falls (One of our CCC Venues.)   Service is on the first and third Mondays from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM.   For more information, contact Richard White at: Richard.White@ccchapel.com


CCC's Richard White



Saturday, October 4, 2014

Simple Opportunities to Serve at Portage Trail Chapel


The October Simple Opportunities to Serve (SOS) featured ministry is Portage Trail Chapel.

And when did we see you sick…and visit you?’ 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.’

From Matthew 25:39-40, ESV


Jesus has a heart for those who are sick and isolated.

Even a small, simple effort to bring cheer to the sick, isolated and elderly in the name of Jesus Christ is seen as a love offering to Him.
   


How can I be Jesus to the elderly?

You can pitch in at Portage Trail Chapel.

Portage Trail Chapel is a worship service ministry to benefit the residents of the Portage Trail Nursing Home.   These residents are unable to get to church service so every first and third Monday, Christ Community Chapel brings live worship and a pastoral message to the residents. 


What are the opportunities?

PRAY -  Sign up to be a prayer warrior for Portage Trail Chapel.  You will receive a monthly email with three prayer requests/praises to lift up in prayer throughout the month.   To sign up, contact Barbara.Ammirati@ccchapel.com

GIVE – Want to bless an older adult resident at the Portage Trail Nursing Home?   Contact Richard White for details at:  Richard.White@ccchapel.com

GO – Attend chapel service at the Portage Trail Nursing Home in Cuyahoga Falls (One of our CCC Venues.)   Service is on the first and third Mondays from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM.   For more information, contact Richard White at: Richard.White@ccchapel.com


CCC's Richard White


  


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Urban Vision: Great Volunteering Opportunity!


Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Matthew, Chapter 9: 37-38



Are you called to the harvest?

There are times in the life of the Kingdom when the Lord calls new laborers. Today, we see opportunities to extend God’s kingdom through Christ Community Chapel ministry partner Urban Vision.


What is the need?

Urban Vision is dedicated to reaching the North Akron Community for Christ - One Child and Family at a Time. Urban Vision has two specific, urgent needs for the sake of kids in North Hill who need people just like you to show them Christ's love and help them succeed! 

Urban Vision is in desperate need of...

10 volunteers to help at Kids' Club on Fridays 2:30-5:00pm – Urban Vision advises, “we made a few changes to Kids’ Club to reach new kids and...boy did we ever!!! We need helpers in each grade (PK-8th) to love on the kids, build relationships, and a little crowd control. We are in the midst of a great opportunity to share Christ's love with new kids, but we need your help!"

"5 volunteers on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 PM and 5 volunteers from 4:00-6:00 PM to help at the Set On Success after school tutoring program - We are very, very low on volunteers on Tuesdays. We need helpers to tutor & help in the gym.”

Please prayerfully consider helping on Fridays or Tuesdays...and share the need with your friends.


How do I get involved?
  
For more information on these opportunities, please go to: http://urbanvisionministry.org/our_current_needs.aspx .

If these opportunities peak your interest, do one of the following:

Email Nate at nathan@urbanvisionministry.org or call him at (330) 762-1163. He'd love discuss how God might use you at Urban Vision.

And let Nate know you heard about this opportunity through Christ Community Chapel’s Local Outreach blog spot.

Or, contact CCC's Local Outreach team for information: Barbara Ammirati: Barbara.Ammirati@ccchapel.com .







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