Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Why Not Me – Donating Thanksgiving Baskets!

…“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the great and first commandment.  And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

Matthew 22:37-40

Our Great Commandment: To Love God.

If we love God as we should, our lives will be pleasing to Him.  We will not only recognize that His love for us, as shown in the substitutionary sacrifice of His Son Jesus, provides forgiveness for our sins…we will also be transformed by His love for us.

The Overflow from God’s Grace: We Love Our Neighbors.

As followers of Jesus, we are called to proclaim God’s love for our neighbors in word and deed. One way to make God’s love visible to others is to provide for our neighbors in need.

How Can I Make God’s Love Visible?

This November, you can volunteer to fill one or more of Christ Community Chapel’s 1,500 Thanksgiving Baskets (totes) with enough food to feed 10 to 12 people with a tasty Thanksgiving dinner.

It starts with prayer, and 1,500 empty totes…

It continues with God’s people volunteering to fill empty totes…

Then, volunteers make sure the totes are properly packed.

Finally, totes are readied for pick up by CCC local ministry partners, who distribute the totes to neighbors in need in the Akron area.

How Do I Participate?

There are several options:

Pray – Bathe this year’s Thanksgiving Baskets initiative in prayers for a strong response by God’s people. Our first year, CCC donated 40 Thanksgiving Baskets.  This year, we hope to donate 1,500. And, pray for those who will receive the baskets.

Give – Pick up one or more totes to fill with fixings for a great Thanksgiving dinner. Totes will be available for pickup starting November 7th and 8th at Christ Community Chapel campuses. Baskets will also be available for pickup the weekends of November 14/15, and 21/22.

Go – Volunteer to help with collection, packing and distribution of totes on Monday, November 23rd, from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.

For more information, please contact Barbara Ammirati at:


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