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:

Monday, August 1, 2016

Cruisin’ the Chapel: Fun, Justice & Mercy Combined!

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age…

From Galatians 1:3-4

Jesus Christ came to rescue one and all.

This includes you and me. From the most powerful of mankind to the most broken and desperate.

Jesus gives us opportunities to rescue the broken and oppressed today.

Rahab Ministries seeks to reach, rescue and redeem women entrapped in sex trafficking in Northeast Ohio, in the name of Jesus. You have an opportunity to partner with Rahab, while taking part in an enjoyable event!

Cruisin’ the Chapel happens August 20, 2016!

Bring your family to check out hundreds of classic cars, food trucks and have a load of fun, all to benefit Rahab Ministries’ safehouses. The event runs from 9 AM to 3 PM, Saturday, August 20th. It takes place at the Christ Community Chapel Hudson Campus, at 750 W. Streetsboro Street, Hudson, Ohio 44236.

No registration is needed to attend…just join the fun!

For more information, go to:

The Christ Community Chapel, Hudson Campus website:

To learn more about Rahab Ministries, a Christ Community Chapel Local Outreach partner, go to:

If you’d like to bring your classic car to the event, get it registered at Don Sitts’ website: .

Monday, July 25, 2016

PSS Bike-A-Thon 2016: Working to Save Lives!

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

Acts 20:35

Giving to benefit the weak can align us with God’s will.

Some give hard work, and others give of their financial substance to benefit the weak in the name of the Lord. The Pregnancy Solutions & Services (PSS) Bike-A-Thon on July 30th is a way to help the weak.

Who are the weak?

PSS is raising funds for medical services to save the lives of the unborn. PSS also exists to give the life saving message of the Gospel to parents-to-be in the Akron area.

How can I help?

You can register to ride your bike and raise funds for PSS. Or, you can pledge funds for a PSS rider.  For details, go to: .

For information on how you can pray, give or go to benefit Christ Community Chapel’s Local Outreach ministry partners who help the weak, please contact Barbara Ammirati at: .

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Verdict Akron: How Might You Make a Difference?

In his name the nations will put their hope.

Matthew 12: 21

For those in this sin-sick world, God provides hope.

That hope comes by placing one’s confidence in the name of Jesus.

How can that hope be shared with others?

One way is to bring someone to an upcoming event. The Verdict Akron is a hope festival for the city. It will take place on August 6th, from 11 AM to 8 PM at Grace Park in Akron. It is a free community event offering extreme entertainment, daily necessities, love and messages of hope. 

Why a hope festival?

In the words of The Verdict Akron Facebook page:

Look around you. Pick-up the newspaper or click on the local news. Drive through the City. Stop and have an honest conversation with a police officer or someone who lives in the heart of the hood. In fact, do the same thing in the suburbs, they are not immune from these issues. Do we need HOPE? We all know and feel the answer.
‘Heroin, human-trafficking, homicides, hopelessness’. . . the headlines are all around us. We can ignore them, accept them as the new norm, play the blame game, talk the problems to death, or just deny that they exist.Or, we can stop talking and together -DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.”

Who is The Verdict Planning Committee?

The Verdict planning committee is composed of business, law enforcement, clergy, ministry and other partners from the community who love God and love others. Members recognize that as they look around, crime, drug addiction, human trafficking, hopelessness, loneliness, division and darkness are destroying our City. The committee and its partners are convinced that there is only one solution to these problems: A relationship with Jesus Christ. The Verdict planning committee exists to share this HOPE with the City.

What will be offered at the event?

This FREE event will include a dynamic special speaker, a concert by a national-recording, hip-hop artist who describes himself as an “ex-hustler turned urban missionary”, Akron’s first ever, city approved, motorcycle stunt show by the founder of street racing/stunt riding.

There will be a “City of Resources” which will include tables of ministry partners that specialize in helping the hurting regarding: exiting a life of crime, drug addiction, prostitution, human trafficking and assisting with housing, job placement and employment.

The event will offer a Fugitive Safe Surrender tent to allow people the opportunity to clear up warrants and child-support issues through the Summit County/Akron City court systems. There will be free food, bouncy houses and giveaways for kids.

In the week leading-up to this event, The Verdict partners will come together as a community for “City Serve” to invest in cleaning up our streets. Partners will paint fences, pick up trash and “build bridges.” They will be an example to our larger community and our Nation that help and HOPE require more than mere words. Partners will love like Christ with actions.

How can I learn more?

Contact Barbara Ammirati of Christ Community Chapel’s Local Outreach Team for information at: .