Local Outreach

Living the Gospel at Home

From food donations to local schools, to teaching ESL classes to immigrants and refugees, to befriending Akron International students on Friday dinners, and more – there are so many ways to serve our neighbors in Akron for the sake of the gospel.

Local Outreach

How we are passionate about serving our community

School Outreach
Akron Internationals

School Outreach

There are two regular ways we serve our local schools here in Akron.

School Ministry

We partner with several Akron public schools - Mason, Leggett, McEbright, and Glover - right in our backyard, bringing all kinds of programs to students and their families. The programs include:

  • Tutoring
  • Good News Clubs
  • Holiday outreaches
  • Coats & Backpacks for Kids
  • Camp Learn a Lot

Food Ministry

We provide food for students whose families are struggling financially. You can help by picking up any of the items listed below and dropping them off at the Fir Hill desk on Sunday mornings.

Food Items:
Please no peanut butter or foods with peanuts or any kind of nut. We have children with severe peanut allergies at the schools.

  • Mac and Cheese (Easy Mac),
  • Individual Applesauce, Fruit, Pudding Cups
  • Individual Cereal Boxes
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Pop Tarts
  • NutriGrain bars
  • Oatmeal Packets
  • Chicken Ramen Noodles
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Mac and Cheese Boxes
  • Individual Bags of Chips

For more information on either ministry, contact Lisa Marshall.

Follow a day in the life of the Good News Club!

Learn about our food ministry to the local schools.

International Outreach

Akron Internationals seeks to connect with and enrich the lives of international students, immigrants, and refugee families in our city. Our hope is to build friendships, and bridges for the gospel, as we foster community through events like:

  • ESL classes - offered twice weekly
  • Airport pickups and temporary housing for new students
  • Friday night dinners
  • Inviting students into our homes to share a meal
  • Discover Groups - small studies where we learn more about Jesus, Christianity and the Bible

To learn how you can volunteer, please contact Stephen Morris.

Serve With Akron Internationals

Akron Internationals Cookbook

The Akron Internationals cookbook began as an idea for International students and families to give back to Chapel volunteers. By offering recipes from their home countries, our international friends shared a window into their cultures and customs. It seemed only fitting that their favorites be compiled into a cookbook, so more people could enjoy these authentic dishes at home.

The AI Cookbook is available at the Fir Hill Desk and Resource Center. To grab your copy for a suggested donation of $10, click below.

Get Your Cookbook

Learn about our Akron International ministry.

Hear about the impact being made through the American Family Experience.

Information for Students

Sports Outreach

We host several sports leagues throughout the year open to anyone in the community, regardless of culture or religion. Childcare is not provided at these events.

Men's 35+ Pick-Up Basketball

Christ-centered Men's 35+ Pick-Up Basketball plays in our gym.

Tuesday's nights from 7-8:30pm
Fee: no cost

Fall session begins in September, winter session starts in January and summer session starts in June.

Fast Break Basketball

Christ-centered High School Basketball League plays Saturday games here in our gym. In addition to playing competitive basketball, this league also teaches students the significance of the Gospel of Christ.

Season starts in January and runs through March.

Coed Volleyball

All are welcome to our coed volleyball with open free play and organized play at our gym. Fall and spring sessions.

Thursday nights from 6pm - 8:30pm
Fee: no cost


Sunday services: 9am & 10:40am
Building hours: 9am - 5pm Tue.-Fri.
Address: 135 Fir Hill, Akron, Ohio 44304
Phone: 330.376.6400
Email: info@thechapel.life

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