Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Edge 6th graders go on local mission trip to assist Urban Vision!

For the first time ever, the CCC Edge sixth graders set out on July 24th for a four night/five day local missions trip to Akron, Ohio. The youth group responded to the mandate to know Christ, grow in Him, and serve Him by assisting CCC’s local ministry partner Urban Vision in North Akron.

One third of the Edge group focused on renovations to Urban Vision’s ministry building. The team replaced side entrance doors, put in new ceiling tiles, repaired walls, and painted. The rest of the Edge group did rehab work on a home on Schiller Avenue in North Hill that will house a young couple that is joining the Urban Vision staff. The team resealed the outside foundation of the home, and sealed the inside block in the basement. They also completed the entire outside landscaping, insulated interior walls, did drywall and painting.

The Edge team did a great job bringing transformation to the Urban Vision building, and to a home that will be used for ministry and outreach efforts in North Hill. As the youth did their labor of love for Christ and our neighbors in need, Jesus continued His transforming work in their lives.

To learn more about Urban Vision, visit their website: or contact the Christ Community Chapel Local Outreach coordinators: or

"And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8

Sunday, August 21, 2011

What's cooking with teen moms?

Teen moms and their mentors recently attended a "hands on" cooking class in the home of a CCC Local Outreach team member.  Four recipes were made in only two hours' time.  Using similar ingredients, the moms were shown how several different recipes can be assembled in one cooking session and made freezer-ready for future use. 

Isn't it every busy mom's dream to have a meal already prepared to throw into the oven at the end of a long, tiring day?  

Do you have a basic life skill you would be willing to share with a young mom? To learn more about Blessings of Summit and Portage Counties, visit their website or contact Barbara Ammirati, (

"And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God."
Micah 6:8

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Have you been to The Front Porch?

Here's an easy way you can support a local outreach ministry and have a great breakfast or lunch while you are at it.  Visit The Front Porch any day of the week and see what South Street Ministries has been up to lately.  

The location is an easy hop off of I-76 at 798 Grant Street in Akron, and you can even enjoy free Wi-Fi. The Front Porch Cafe is open for business Monday-Wednesday 7 a.m. ~ 5 p.m., Thursday-Friday 7 a.m. ~ 9 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. ~ 9 p.m.  

Enjoy music on Saturday nights, or join in worship, teaching, and fellowship on Sundays at noon.  Why not consider having your next business meeting, bible study, or other event at The Front Porch?  

For further information about South Street Ministries, visit their website or contact Barbara Ammirati at

"And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8