Friday, November 27, 2015

Why Not Me…Supporting They’ve Been Gifted?

 “…just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

From Matthew 20:28

The Christmas season highlights the giving nature of Jesus Christ.

As followers of Jesus, believers are called to give meaningfully and sacrificially.

How can we make this practical in the frenzy of Christmas time?

One way is by shopping for gifts for your loved ones at Christ Community Chapel’s They’ve Been Gifted event!

What is ‘They’ve Been Gifted?’

It’s an opportunity to buy meaningful Christmas gifts for your loved ones, while also financially supporting God's work through the following Christ Community Chapel local and global ministry partners:

PET OH-Stow                                 Lydia’s Purse (Haven of Rest)
Hospital Shalom                             Urban Vision
Broken Chains                                India Gospel League
True North                                      ArtWorks for Freedom
Door 2 (Operation Rescue Fund)   Destiny Rescue
COCINA (Haiti)

In order to provide 100% of the proceeds from gifts purchased to go to support these Gospel-driven ministries, Cash and Check only!

ArtWorks for Freedom offers creative gifts to provide medical care for children in Pakistan

Broken Chains Ministries restores the lives of the imprisoned through Christian mentoring and real-world experience in the Akron area

PET OH-Stow manufactures mobility carts for the leg impaired in developing countries

They’ve Been Gifted takes place before and after worship services on Saturday, December 5th, and Sunday, December 6th.

What about me?

Would you prayerfully consider how your Christmas giving could help further the Kingdom of God through They’ve Been Gifted?

For more information, please contact: Barbara Ammirati at:

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Why Not Me…Giving Thanks!

I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.

From: Romans 1:8

Followers of Jesus Christ have a ‘family’ to be thankful for!

When Christians closely resemble Jesus, it inspires gratitude.

How do believers resemble Jesus?

When they give sacrificially to demonstrate God’s love. For example, when they generously donate food to fill 1,500 Thanksgiving Baskets for the needy in the Akron area.

Standing in line for the chance to give sacrificially...

Leading our families to cheerfully live out the love of Jesus...

Volunteering to make sure the food to feed 8 to 10 people in each tote is well organized...

A movement of God's love that moves materials to Local Outreach ministries...

So those ministries can distribute Thanksgiving Baskets... neighbors in need, in Jesus' name.

We thank God for His Family at Christ Community Chapel.

Members and friends at CCC have once again shown their gratitude for God’s love and forgiveness by filling a tidal wave of baskets, or totes, to benefit others.  We indeed thank our God through Jesus Christ for all of them!

Scott and Judi Dalton organized the Thanksgiving Basket giving effort. We thank them, and all the donors, volunteers and ministry partners who took part in this great effort.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Why not me…feeding the needy in Jesus’ name?

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? … “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
From Matthew 25

Jesus has compassion for the needy.

If His followers provide for those in need, they do it for Jesus.

God's people with overflowing hearts, signing up for empty totes.

 Who are the needy?

All of us. Romans Chapter three reminds us that “…all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”  As we are reminded of the magnitude of our sin, and the greatness of God’s grace and forgiveness, we respond to the needs of others in the name of Jesus.

The abounding of God's grace goes on...

...and on...

...and on. 

How can I show compassion?

This coming weekend is the last chance to join the Thanksgiving Basket drive!

By taking part in Christ Community Chapel’s Thanksgiving Basket drive.  You can pick up a basket (tote) to fill with donated food to benefit a needy family in the Akron area.  This coming weekend (November 21/22) you can sign out a basket at a CCC campus. Filled baskets will be collected on Monday, November 23, between 2 and 6 PM at CCC’s Hudson Campus.  You can join our effort to provide Thanksgiving dinners for 1,500 families of neighbors in need, in the name of Jesus Christ.

For information, please contact:

Barbara Ammirati at:

or, you can contact Scott or Judi Dalton at 330.650.0109