Thursday, August 14, 2014

SOS: Help renew God’s creation through South Street Ministries

South Street Ministries is Christ Community Chapel’s featured SOS (Simple Opportunities to Serve) ministry partner in August.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2 ESV

God is in the business of renewing His creation.

The mission of South Street Ministries is the collaboration of unlikely partners taking shared risks to renew our community for Christ’s sake.  South Street works on behalf of inner city kids through after school homework assistance, its Bike Shop, which teaches responsibility, skills and the joy of earning a bike, its Youth Garden, and a wide range of other ministry programs.

God wants His Church to work for that renewal.

Believers are saved for a purpose. To be the hands and feet of Jesus to the less fortunate. This includes not just donating our treasure, but also our time and talent.  Going ‘hands on’ in God’s work for others is a sure way for our minds to be renewed, and our hearts softened.

How can I go ‘hands on?’

Consider these options:

Pray: Sign up to be a prayer warrior for South Street Ministries. You will receive a monthly email with 3 prayer requests or praises to lift up in prayer throughout the month. To sign up, email Barbara

Give:  Donate a used bicycle  for South Street’s  Bike Shop.   Youths of all ages come and earn a bike by working for a set number of hours.  This program is possible through the donations of bikes from our supporters.   Kids from the neighborhood are taught how to fix a brake-line, repair a flat tire, etc.   Bikes are repaired and earned every Monday and Wednesday night throughout the summer.  
To donate a used bike, simply drop it off at CCC Hudson Campus in the back of the building (at the rear entrance to the kitchen.)   There will be a trailor parked there – simply leave it in the trailor.   We will deliver the bikes for you to South Street. 
For more information, contact Barbara Ammirati at:  

If you do not have a used bike to donate but would like to help, you can give a donation towards a bike by dropping your donation off at the church office receptionist desk Monday through Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm or Friday 8:30am to noon.  Please mark your donation “SOUTH STREET BIKE SHOP” 

GO: Eat at The Front Porch,  (the café run by South Street.)
 For details about this café, go to: 

To learn more about South Street Ministries, go to:

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