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Pray and Hike
An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 18, 2020
Let heaven celebrate!
Let the earth rejoice!
Let the sea and everything in it roar!
Let the countryside and everything in it celebrate!
Then all the trees of the forest too
will shout out joyfully!
Women, join Carla Merkel out on the trail during this beautiful season! Feel free to bring your spouse/family too! In conjunction with the Summit County Fall Hiking Spree, we will be hiking and praying for our communities. (Participants can also feel free to sign up for the Fall Hiking Spree at https://www.summitmetroparks.org/summit-metro-parks-sprees.aspx)
Each woman who completes 8 Pray and Hike trails will earn a reward from Summit County Metroparks and a special treat from CCC. Each woman who completes 5 events will receive a devotional from CCC!
When: Sep 23 – Nov. 18, Wednesdays and Saturdays
Every Wednesdays at 10 a.m.: Sep. 23, 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18
Every other Saturday at 9:30 a.m.: Oct. 3, 17, 31; Nov. 14
The Hikes/Where to Meet:
All hikes are located within 45 minutes of our CCC Aurora Campus. Feel free to bring your family/spouse for a fun day! If you are unable to join us on a specific day, please reach out to Carla Merkel at [email protected] to receive the prayer focus for the week. Meet in the parking lot of each specific hike. Pick up your prayer focus for that hike. People can hike together as a group with social-distancing in mind or individually. Carla will pray with hikers before heading out on the trail. Head out to hike and pray!
Download the schedule and checklist here!
Wednesday, September 23rd – Munroe Falls Metro Park, Meadow Trail/Tallmadge Meadows Area, 1088 North Ave., Tallmadge 44278 (Basic, Easy, 2.0 miles)
Wednesday, September 30th – Liberty Park, Bluebird Trail/Twinsburg Ledges Area, 9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg 44087 (Basic, Easy, 0.6 miles)
Saturday, October 3rd – Liberty Park, Bluebird Trail/Twinsburg Ledges Area, 9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg 44087 (Basic, Easy, 0.6 miles)
Wednesday, October 7th – Tinkers Creek State Nature Preserve, Seven Ponds Trail, 1230 Old Mill Rd. Aurora 44202 (Basic, Easy, 1.8 miles)
Wednesday, October 14th – Wood Hollow Metro Park, Downy Loop Trail, 2121 Barlow Rd, Hudson 44236 (Basic, Easy, 1.2 miles)
Saturday, October 17th – Wood Hollow Metro Park, Downy Loop Trail, 2121 Barlow Rd, Hudson 44236 (Basic, Easy, 1.2 miles)
Wednesday, October 21st – S.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Seneca Trail, 1828 Smith Rd. Akron 44313 (Basic, Moderate, 1.4 miles)
Wednesday, October 28th – Furnace Run Metro Park, Rock Creek Trail/Brushwood Area, 4955 Townsend Rd., Richfield 44286 (Basic, Easy, 1.3 miles)
Saturday, October 31st – Furnace Run Metro Park, Rock Creek Trail/Brushwood Area, 4955 Townsend Rd., Richfield 44286 (Basic, Easy, 1.3 miles)
Wednesday, November 4th – Goodyear Heights, Piney Woods Trail/Pioneer Area, 550 Frazier Ave., Akron 44305 (Basic, Moderate, 2.0 miles)
Wednesday, November 11th – Hampton Hills Metro Park, Spring Hollow Trail/Main Entrance, 2925 Akron-Peninsula Rd., Akron 44313 (Basic, Strenuous, 1.6 miles)
Saturday, November 14th – Tinkers Creek Area, Pond View Trail, 10303 Aurora Hudson Rd., Streetsboro 44241 (Basic, Easy, 0.75 miles)
Wednesday, November 18th – O’Neil Woods Metro Park, Deer Run Trail, 2550 Martin Rd., Akron 44333, (Basic, Strenuous, 1.8 miles)
No need to register! Just show up to one or all the hikes!
Call our front office and they can connect you with Carla Merkel on the day of the hikes!