Monday, September 19, 2016

Know and Live The Story; Support Running for Rahab!

The Akron Marathon is coming up THIS SATURDAY, September 24! We have an exciting way for you to help Christ Community Chapel ministry partner, Rahab Ministries! There is a team of people from Emerge Counseling Services who are RUNNING FOR RAHAB this year! 

Becky Moreland, founder of Rahab and John Palmer, President of Emerge, announce that Rahab and Emerge "have recenty formed a strategic partnership designed to provide competent, Christ-centered counseling for broken women being rescued out of the sex-slave trade.  These “trafficked” women come to RAHAB having endured physical bondage, burns, and beatings.  They’ve been choked, branded and raped repeatedly, often multiple times a day every day of the week.  They’ve been forced to trade sex for food, for shelter, and even for love.
Most of the rescued women who find their way to the RAHAB Safe house remain in grave danger as they continue to be hunted by these traffickers.  Part of their redemption and healing is long-term counseling from EMERGE’s skilled and compassionate clinicians."

 They go on to say: "You can make a difference in the destiny of victimized and sexually exploited women whose lives, up to this point, have been marked by abuse and filled with unimaginable pain.  Your investment can help them find hope, healing and a “fresh start” as they experience God’s goodness, grace, and unconditional love at RAHAB and EMERGE. Because of you, their future can be much different than their past."

Please support one of the RUNNERS FOR RAHAB! It's easy! Simply click HERE and then click the box that says "Register your participation in asking for pledges".  You can then pledge an amount and after the race, you will receive a payment form from Emerge.


For more information, please contact Barbara Ammirati of the CCC Local Outreach Team at: .

Or, learn more about Rahab Ministries at: .

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Know and Live the Story: PSS 20 Years of Birthdays Banquet

You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.

Luke 1:14

God’s intention is for new lives to bring joy and celebration.

This is true even in cases where the parents to be have concerns about their ability to support a new child. Pregnancy Solutions and Services (PSS) comes alongside such people to offer support and encouragement for them to choose life for their unborn babies.  PSS offers free ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, information on options and community referrals. Most importantly, PSS introduces young couples to the Lord of Life, Jesus Christ.

PSS offers free ultrasounds, so moms to be can see the truth about their preborn babies.

PSS is celebrating those who have chosen life.

On Thursday, September 29th, PSS will have its 20 Years of Birthdays Banquet to celebrate God’s work through the organization, a Christ Community Chapel ministry partner. The banquet will be from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel at 3180 West Market Street.  The guest speaker will be Governor Mike Huckabee.

You can join the celebration!

For more information, please contact Barbara Ammirati of Christ Community Chapel’s Local Outreach team: .

To learn more about God’s work through PSS, please visit their website at: .

Photo credit: PSS Website

Friday, September 9, 2016

Know and Live the Story: Haven of Rest Serving Opportunities!

In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Followers of Jesus are to help those in need.

Just as Jesus is our Deliverer, we are to be Jesus in the flesh for those who are weak and in need.

How can we link up with those in need?

Haven of Rest is a great avenue for this!

Haven of Rest has a pressing need for volunteers in the women’s division. Except for devotions leaders, the volunteers must be women. The positions are weekly unless designated otherwise. 

·              9:00-11:00am – assist the House Super - cleaning and organizing
·              3:00-11:00pm – assist House Super & assist women’s day room– laying out mats, helping at dinnertime, helping the resident/client women at chapel & bedtime, some cleaning
·              9:00am-12:00pm – answer phones – any amount of time in that window – this is an “as needed” position (vacations & illness)
·              1:00-4:00pm - answer phones – any amount of time in that window - this is an “as needed” position
·              9:00am-12:00pm - children’s volunteers – playing, reading, rocking kids, crowd control (when needed)
·              7:00-7:30pm  - devotions leaders for the kids – this is once-a-month – can be a man, woman, or group
·              7:00-7:30pm  - devotions leaders for the kids – for the 5th week, which will be only a few times a year - can be a man, woman, or group

Haven of Rest's Harvest Home provides shelter and support for women and children in need.

Interested? Here’s what to do:

Interested volunteers can contact Lori Morgan, Haven of Rest Assistant Volunteer Coordinator at or 330-535-1563 , or by email at .

To find out about additional opportunities to support Christ Community Chapel Local Outreach ministry partners through praying, giving and going, contact Barbara Ammirati by email at: .

Photos from Haven of Rest website: 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Know and Live the Story: Faithful Servants Gala Event

Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.

Matthew 9:35

Jesus’ ministry featured proclamation, healing and mobility.

As He traveled, He proclaimed forgiveness and eternal life in the gospel.  In addition to spiritual healing, He brought physical healing.

Today, followers of Jesus are doing the same.

Among those followers are the doctors, nurses and volunteers of Faithful Servants Care Center, a Local Outreach ministry partner of Christ Community Chapel.  Faithful Servants’ mission is to provide free urgent care services with a Christ-like compassion for those without insurance and the economic means to access traditional health care.  

Faithful Servants’ ministry is also mobile, with a medical  vehicle that extend care to the inner city of Akron, through partners like Haven of Rest, South Street Ministries, and in the near future, Urban Vision.

How can I help?

If you’re not a doctor or nurse, you can pray for and financially support Faithful Servants. There is a great opportunity for this at the September 10th fundraiser event, Black Tie & Angels in Blue Jeans. This takes place at NEOMED. 

For more information, please contact:

Barbara Ammirati of the Christ Community Chapel Local Outreach team, at: .

Or, you can contact Faithful Servants directly at: .

To donate to Faithful Servants, you can go to: .

Friday, August 19, 2016

Today!: Recreation that supports Reaching, Rescue and Redemption!

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.

Galatians 5:1

Jesus came to set the captive sinners free.

He became sin Who knew no sin, that we sinners might, in Him, become the righteousness of God and be free from sin.

How are people set free today?

We are set free by placing our faith in Jesus Christ, our Redeemer.  One example of a Christian organization that is reaching, rescuing and redeeming people for freedom is Rahab Ministries in Akron.

What can I do to support Rahab?

You can attend the Cruisin’ the Chapel event Saturday, August 20th at Christ Community Chapel's Hudson campus. The price of admission?   Free.

Rahab Ministries is a ministry partner of Christ Community Chapel’s Local Outreach team. 

For information on CCC Local Outreach opportunities to pray, give or go, contact: 

To learn more about Rahab Ministries, go to: