Chapel Community Service (CCS)
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. (John 13:34, 35)
Chapel Community Service, based at The Chapel’s Green Campus, connects people from inside the church to people in need outside the church. The ministry is externally focused and blesses our communities in a variety of ways.
Check out the CCS Web site for current updates of the calendar of events and photos.
Register for the Hunger Challenge Rice Packing Event on November 22. Shifts start at 8:30. Rice packs will be shipped to Ichmul, Mexico in the Yucatan Peninsula by bus later this year. Contact Fred or Sandy for more information, 330.315.5603. Sign up for a shift HERE.
Ways to get involved in 2014:
Friends of Briarwood: Join us at Briarwood Estates, 3969 Mayfair Road in Uniontown, for an outreach to mostly single moms and their kids at this government-subsidized apartment complex less than three miles from the Green Campus. Throughout the year The Chapel brings the love of Jesus Christ to these families. Help with set up and take down of tables, chairs, canopies and tents; help prepare or serve food; lead or help with Bible studies; help with kids, teen sports, gardening and bicycle repairs. Build relationships and trust over time, share your faith, pray for them.
Fall schedule: Fridays, 5:00-8:00, starting August 22.
Prayer Requests: Be part of praying for Chapel Community Service ministry: For wisdom, strength, discernment, encouragement, financial provision, safety, friends at Briarwood to know the Lord; babies to be saved and brokenness to be healed at the Pregnancy Support Center; spiritual growth and for the hearts of non-believers to soften and turn to Jesus Christ.
Other Local Mission Events: Walk or run in Labor of Love Run to benefit two local pregnancy centers (Akron Campus). Rice packaging for Yucatan Peninsula November 22.
Pregnancy Support Center: Green Campus Local Missions, Mission USA and PSC are partnering to purchase a used, short Bookmobile to renovate inside and out to become a Mobile Counseling Office. PSC is there for women, and men, who are going through an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy. Many have never heard of this ministry. With a rolling billboard and mobile office, information about PSC’s services can be taken to them. See it firsthand at this year’s Labor of Love Run on Labor Day at the Akron Campus.
Mexico/Hartville Migrant Workers: We are hoping to incorporate this outreach in two locations, Mexico and Hartville. Spanish-speaking Mexican pastors have visited the Hartville area and a team of students went to Mexico. Ministry will continue in both locations.
Mission in Yucatan Peninsula: In June 2014, 68 students and leaders spent two weeks assisting Mexicans in building a dome over the concrete slab and doing ministry in the villages. In 2015, an adult trip is being planned for January, a family trip during spring break and students return in the summer.
Base Camp: Help with loading and unloading trailers, keeping the equipment cleaned and maintained.
Baking Ministry: Do you like to bake? Cookies are needed at all of the above events from time to time, plus every month there are about 2,000 delivered to organizations and ministries in the community with love and appreciation for what they do. Bake at home, deliver to the Cookie Freezer at church and other volunteers make deliveries.
Disaster Relief: We are always on alert to natural disasters in the United States. Food servers, general labor are usually the most useful immediately after the disaster. Helping rebuild the communities comes later. We strive to stay within 500 miles of Akron, but if the disaster is catastrophic farther away, we may go anyway.
Amazing friendships of those who serve together – and those we serve – have formed over the years. Join us. We would like to meet you. No special skills needed, just a willing heart.
All ages can participate in most outreach events.