County Jail Outreach
Rich Ortega, along with Paul Slusarczyk, provide an outreach ministry to Seneca County Jail. Their ministry is both to male and female inmates, sharing the gospel and testimony, with the intent of leading these people to receive Christ and turn their lives over to Him. Over the years they have led many people to the Lord. God has richly blessed this ministry. Their dedication to Jesus heart to reach out to the lost has touched many. Through hearing the possibility of a new beginning, forgiveness and a new life in Christ, the Lord draws people to Himself.
Trumansburg Drug and Alcohol Rehab Outreach
Pastor Mike Corriero provides a weekly outreach to a local drug and alcohol rehab in Trumansburg. This ministry opened up in January 1991 after Pastor Mike led a Counselor from this facility back to the Lord. This Counselor then arranged for Pastor Mike to share his testimony at this facility. As the clients responded very openly to Pastor Mike's testimony, the staff welcomed Pastor Mike to begin a Bible study at the facility. Many years have passed and hundreds of clients have received the Lord since 1991. A few of them, who remained living in the Ithaca area, still attend Agape Church, while others continue to walk with the Lord, remain in recovery and keep in contact with Pastor Mike, also visiting Agape on occasion. Since 2004, Pastor Mike teaches a weekly Spirituality Group at this facility, and adds a once a month one-on-one prayer night at the facility, where a team of 4 or 5 come from Agape to provide this prayer ministry to the residents. Also, once a month, there is a special Sunday evening ministry provided where residents either partake of the Lord's Supper or hear the testimony of someone who is walking with the Lord and walking in recovery. Pastor Mike provides Church information to clients who graduate and relocate to various cities or towns, encouraging them to make fellowship at church a part of their recovery along with either AA or NA meetings. God has poured out a wonderful blessing on this ministry, giving much hope to broken people. It has given much joy to Agape Church as we have witnessed a number of lives who have brought to the Lord and changed. Agape Church also provides Bibles to any of the residents who wish to receive one.
Senior Citizen Outreaches
Zehna Barros and Ruth Senecal provide a monthly outreach to the Oak Hill Manor Senior Citizen Home. Sharing the love of Christ to the residents, singing hymns and sharing the gospel. Many residents so appreciate this ministry and the love they feel from these women. They bring joy to lonely hearts, and eternal hope to those who are nearing the end of their life.
Tim and Luann Horrocks also provide a monthly outreach to Cayuga Ridge Senior Home. It means so much to these people when they have people who are willing to spend time with them and are share the love of God, and hope of salvation in Jesus Christ. We're grateful for such people as Tim and Luann, who are willing to give their time and allow Jesus to go out into the world through them.
Joe Salzano, along with Dottie Miller, provide a weekly outreach to the Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. Joe shares music, testimony and the gospel, and he and Dottie pray for the residents. On occasion, Joe brings a group of Cornell University students or high school students to sing, play music and share the love of God to the residents. Over the years, Joe has led many people to the Lord at this facility. At holiday seasons, he has also been able to share Christ with family members of the residents. The families have so appreciated Joe's heart for their loved ones some have asked him to officiate the funeral service of their loved ones who he led to the Lord at this facility.
Joe Salzano conducts a weekly outreach at Cornell University to students through understanding worship, and developing musical skills in worship. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to hear about the Lord, grow in various expressions of worship, and fellowship with other students and people from Ithaca area churches. In 2015 and 2016, Worship Workshop performed "Worthy" events at Cornell's Bailey Hall and the events were attended by 900 - 1100 people. Jesus Christ, the Lord of all, was highly exalted and worshiped.