Open Arms to Feature Boxing Champ

BRADFORD, PA:  Local boxer Charlie Fitzsimmons is the 2006 World Amateur Boxing Champion, and his story of overcoming the trials and hardships to win that title will be featured during the month of April at Open Arms Community Church, starting this Sunday, April 1st.

Open Arms Pastor Mike McAvoy says, “Working with Charlie is such a privilege. To work with a guy who’s real life story is about beating the odds is going to be such an encouragement to the many who are facing difficult times.”

“Overcomer: Beating the Odds” will kick off with the first discussion, “Preparing for the Fight” this Sunday. April 8th is Easter Sunday, and the topic will be titled “The Difference Maker”. “Overcoming Adversity” is the featured discussion for April 15th, and the series rounds out on April 22nd with the a discussion entitled, “Live the Dream.”

Fitzsimmons, who will be featured in several vignette videos, as well as sharing in person, throughout the series of talks will tell his story of overcoming the difficulties associated with his training, competition, and his victory in the ring.
McAvoy says, “Charlie faced challenges in and outside the ring and it give a great illustration for us to see that it is not just the big issues that can beat us up, but the little details of life all stack up against us too. This can be an overwhelming situation and leave us without hope. But there is always hope.”

Open Arms hold services at their location at 1289 East Main Street in Bradford Sunday mornings at 9:15AM and 11:00AM. And all are invited to attend.

“At Open Arms we believe that no matter how bad the situation, how stacked the odds are against you, with God you are an Overcomer and this series is focused on what the Bible says about walking in this victory in all areas of life.” says McAvoy.

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