Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Celebrate with True North: Every Chain Is Breakable!

And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his hands.
Acts 12:7

With God, the chains of bondage can be broken.

All have sinned; all are offenders.  However, the Gospel gives us the promise of freedom from the bondage of sin.

What does this look like today?

It looks like the work God is doing in the lives of young people through True North Ministry.  True North, a Christ Community Chapel ministry partner, works with young men and women who have been incarcerated, but now are alive to the liberating power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

What does this have to do with me?

You have a great opportunity to support the work of True North by attending their banquet on Thursday, April 23rd.  At the event, youth from True North will relate how the love and grace of Jesus Christ have set them free.  For details, please see the graphic below.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Introducing CCC’s Grief Support Ministry

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 147:3 ESV

God is with us in times of grief.

God fully understands and expects the grief we encounter when we experience the loss of a loved one. His Son, Jesus, is familiar with sorrow. And, He promised to never leave or forsake us.

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God has provided help.

Through the Grief Support ministry, Christ Community Chapel offers the help of trained facilitators. They are willing to walk alongside you as you grieve. They can provide support, encouragement and non-judgmental understanding.

What kind of help?

Grief Support consists of six-week sessions that cover topics such as normal grief, feelings and expressions of grief, expectations, aspects of healing and dealing with the question, “Where is God?”  

Christ Community Chapel has people who have gone through grief and understand what you are experiencing. They are available to help you, at no charge. Coming to the Understanding Grief support group can help you become balanced on your way to healing.

How do I learn more?

For information, please contact Kathi Bertolini at 330.928.7409 or 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Why Not Me – Helping with Urban Vision’s He Lives Easter Party

but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 19:14

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Jesus wants children to come to Him.

He seeks those who will embrace Him with childlike faith.

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Where does this happen in 2015?

Christ Community Chapel ministry partner Urban Vision (UV) is hosting a He Lives Easter Party, where we hope many children come for a celebration and end up experiencing the love of Jesus. Last year, UV had 12,000 Easter eggs for kids at the party. While the candy and food at the He Lives Easter Party aren’t the main priority, they do help attract kids who might not otherwise come.  And, you can help with this opportunity for kids to be drawn to Jesus.

How can I help?

In any of several ways.

·      Easter Eggs – Stuff plastic Easter eggs with individually wrapped candy (with 2 pieces of tape on either side) and drop off a Urban Vision by March 20th. You’re also welcome to drop off just the plastic eggs or individually wrapped candy, and UV will assemble them for you.

Hard Boiled Eggs – Donate hard boiled eggs (not dyed) to Urban Vision on March 26th – UV needs around 20 dozen.

Volunteer at the Party – Be a helper in a group on March 27th 4 PM – 8 PM. The more helpers at the Party, the more kids get loved on!

Provide a Meal – Cook and provide the meal on March 27th or financially support the meal for 300+ kids.

Spread the Word – Whether you are able to help or not, please let others know who might be interested!

For more information, please contact:

Barbara Ammirati of CCC’s Local Outreach team:, or 330.573.5951, or

Nathan Kreis, Urban Vision Volunteer Coordinator, at or 330.762.1163, or

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