Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thanksgiving Baskets: Serving with Zeal, Making God's Love Tangible!

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

Romans 12:11

When we are serving because we love God, we serve with zeal.

We know that good works do not win the favor of God.  However, God has, by His grace, forgiven our sins.  As recipients of God’s love, we are motivated to proclaim His love to others.

How can I proclaim His love?

One way is by making it tangible to others by serving them in His name.

Lining up, and signing up to share the love of God.

Thanksgiving Baskets make His love tangible.

If you are a member or regular attender of Christ Community Chapel (CCC), you can proclaim His love by signing out a Thanksgiving Basket and filling it with food you donate so others can have a great Thanksgiving meal.  CCC Love In Action 24/7 is on, as members are lining up for the opportunity to be generous to our Akron area neighbors in need.    Way to Go CCC Members!

Why not join us in making God’s love tangible throughout the Akron area?

For more information on the Thanksgiving Baskets initiative, contact , or visit the Thanksgiving Baskets web page at :  .

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thanksgiving Baskets – Making God’s Love Tangible!

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

From I John 4:16

God lives in believers, so we can show His love to others.

God extends His love to men and women through the birth, life, sacrificial death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus. Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sin, restoring our relationship with God the Father. We have been redeemed for a purpose; to demonstrate the love of God to others.

CCC's Thanksgiving Baskets initiative is on!

How can we show God’s love to others?

By serving others in the name of God. 

One great opportunity is the Christ Community Chapel Thanksgiving Baskets drive.

How does this work?

Friends and members of Christ Community Chapel (CCC) are encouraged to donate the contents of a basket with food for a great Thanksgiving dinner to feed up to 10 people. CCC will be signing out 1,500 baskets to those willing to donate food on the weekends of November 4/5,  11/12 and 18/19. The filled baskets will be returned by food donors to the Hudson Campus on Monday November 20th  9 AM to 5 PM.

By contrast, our CCC Highland Square and Aurora Campuses, will be signing out the baskets the weekends of November 4/5 and 11/12. Baskets will be retuned to Aurora on the 19th and HighlandSquare on the 20th. 

Some say that food is love. Join us in making God’s love tangible this Thanksgiving season!

For more information, please contact Barbara Ammirati of CCC’s Local Outreach team at: .


Sunday, August 27, 2017

CCC Serving Spree: Shine Your Light

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16

Good deeds do not make us right with God, but they can be evidence of a right relationship.

Saving faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to a right relationship with God.  However, when we are in that relationship, good deeds motivated by God’s love can bring glory to His name.

Where can I start?

You can start with the skills and interests you have to bring the healing and restoration of the Kingdom of God to others. Christ Community Chapel’s Serving Spree initiative has some suggestions for you.

For example, you don’t have to be a doctor or nurse to help Faithful Servants bring Christ-centered urgent care to those in need.

If you have skills in cleaning, you can volunteer to clean Faithful Servants’ medical clinic in Tallmadge, Ohio on a 4th Saturday of the month. You could also tour their facility and learn about all their medical mobile clinics caring for the uninsured all over Akron. For more details, contact Kathi Bertolini at .

If you’re a runner or walker, you can register to participate in The Faithful Servants 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Monday, September 4, 2017. This fund raising event will bless Faithful Servants in assisting individuals and families in our community who do not have access to medical care.  This is a family friendly event that will be lots of fun for all involved.  For more information, contact Kathi Bertolini at .

Go shine your light. The serving options are almost endless!

Learn more about great serving opportunities by visiting the CCC Serving Spree website at: .

Or, you can contact Barbara Ammirati of the CCC Local Outreach team by email at: .

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Serving Spree: Taste and See

Taste and see that the Lord is good…

From Psalm 34:8

To get a flavor for God’s work, we need to taste it.

Sometimes the best way to understand what God is doing through a ministry is to visit and get a sense of its heartbeat.

Each CCC Local Outreach ministry partner has its own flavor.

For example, Rahab Ministries seeks to reach, rescue and redeem women ensnared in sex trafficking.  To better understand how Rahab works to bring the Kingdom of God to these broken women, a group of Christ Community Chapel people recently visited Rahab’s house in Akron.  

Refreshments were served, tasted and enjoyed.  However, the main course was an explanation by a dedicated Rahab worker of exactly how the ministry approaches women in the name of Jesus.  Visitors also came to understand how these women can be transformed by the life saving message of the Gospel.

Why not do some tasting of your own?

You could easily make a visit to a local ministry partner, and gain insight into their Kingdom work.  Start by taking a look at the website to see which ministries might resonate with you, your family or your community group.  You might further your understanding by contacting Barbara Ammirati of the Local Outreach team at .  The best way to learn where you might help is to taste and see what our Lord is doing!