Serve in the Community

We are committed to Transforming the Triangle and the World! This means using our gifts, abilities, and resources to help people connect to God.

How Can You Get Involved?

There are many opportunities that just need a helping hand and a joyful heart. It may not sound like much, but simple tasks like collecting food or thrift store contributions, sorting donations at a food pantry, tutoring an elementary student in reading, or using your handyman skills, are all tremendous blessings to our community.

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    Serve Week 2018

    Serve Week 2018
    For Small Groups, Families, Students & Individuals

    Saturday, June 16 - Saturday, June 23 

    We hear the question: "I want to volunteer in the community. But where do I go, or who do I ask?"

    In response to this, we designed Serve Week as an opportunity to meet and volunteer at several of our Local Partners in the Triangle area. We have great partners in the area doing transformational work.

    It's all set up — they just need a little bit of your time to make it happen. So grab your friend, spouse, small group or family and look over the project descriptions below to see which one would you'd like to try out!



    Project Descriptions

    LuoPad Assembly (hosted at Millbrook campus)
    Trace, cut or assemble LuoPads (washable feminine pads) to help women in developing countries who often can't leave their homes due to the lack of feminine hygiene products available. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

    The Green Chair Project
    Work together to provide everyone the comforts of home. Sort donations & move furniture. Must be age 13 or older to volunteer. Under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Shepherd Youth Ranch
    Watch a demonstration of a typical session at the ranch. We will then be helping to build a fence. Please bring a hammer or nail gun if you have one. 30-40 teens and adults are needed.

    Alliance Community Garden
    Work in garden. Bring a water bottle and sunscreen; wear close-toed shoes and clothes that you can get dirty. Note: bee hives in the garden. They are very friendly, gentle creatures. Epi Pens are there in case of allergies.

    Missions Thrift Store (hosted at Millbrook campus)
    Make a local and global impact just by sorting donations! Wear closed toe shoes.

    Adopt a Block | Raleigh Dream Center
    Handing out groceries, playing with children, praying with people and showing love in our communities. Children are welcome under the supervision of a parent or guardian.

    Note In The Pocket (hosted at Millbrook campus)
    Help process clothing donations by performing a quality control procedure: sort by clothing type, gender and season in order to stock the shelves with clothes needed to build mini-wardrobes for students in Wake County living without proper clothing for school.

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    2018 Missions Partner Book

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    Food Donations

    One way we love our zip codes is by collecting food all year long to benefit local food pantries. Food is collected weekly and during church-wide food drives.

    How Do I Get Involved?

    Collect non-perishable pantry items in your neighborhood or by donate a bag of canned or boxed food. Leave your donation in the collection bins at the West or South entrances (building map). Thank you for helping to eliminate hunger in our community.

    Suggested Donations for Weekly Collection (no glass please):

    • Canned meats: tuna, chicken
    • Canned fruits: peaches, pears, etc
    • Canned vegetables: peas, green beans, corn
    • Canned beans: black, pinto, or pork & beans
    • Canned soups: chicken noodle, tomato, etc
    • Canned meals: Spaghetti O's
    • Low sugar cereal
    • Powdered or boxed milk
    • Quick prepare meals: Hamburger Helper, etc
    • Applesauce cups or fruit cups
    • Peanut butter and jelly
    • Spaghetti pasta & sauce (no Ramen noodles)
    • Rice
    • Juice or juice boxes
    • Bar soap and toilet paper (not available with Food Stamps)

    You may also make a monetary donation:

    1. Giving Online — EFT, credit card, or debit card
    2. Text To Give — text an amount & the keyword "food" to 919.948.4242 (i.e. text $50 food)




       
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    Ginny Bradshaw - Community Chaplain

    Ginny serves as a local missionary to small businesses and neighbors in the area surrounding Crossroads Fellowship's Millbrook campus by providing practical, emotional, and spiritual support through encouragement and prayer.

    In her words, "Each day I get to be God's hands and feet in our community." During her visits, Ginny shares information about Crossroads, asks for prayer requests, and serves as a liaison to support and encourage our neighbors.

    She is supported by Crossroads members and others in the community.

    How you can support Ginny:

    • Pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit in Ginny's life and this ministry
    • Email an encouraging note about how the ministry has blessed you
    • Participate on her support team through prayer
    • Share about Ginny's ministry with others
    • Make a one-time donation, or become a regular supporter:
      1. Give Online — EFT or debit card
      2. Text To Give — text an amount & the keyword "MBChaplain"
        to 919.948.4242 (i.e. text $50 MBChaplain)
      3. Give by Check — Send a check to "Crossroads Fellowship"
        with "Community Chaplains - MB" in the memo

    About Ginny


    Ginny has been a member at Crossroads Fellowship since 1990 and has been involved in many aspects of ministry. She loves to be involved in community events, spend time with family and friends, and enjoys going to the beach.

    Ginny lives and ministers through Romans 12:15 — "Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep."



     

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    Pat Teague - Community Chaplain

    Pat Teague is a Community Sports Chaplain to private and public schools, including local universities, where our students attend. Pat reaches out to athletic directors, coaches, and students.

    The sports programs within our school systems have suffered recent budget cuts. As a result, sports leaders for these students are discouraged. One of the goals in his ministry is to be a blessing to the leaders and students (Luke 10).

    The two areas where students express their life message are through the arts and sports. In the arena of sports, students can express their values, goals, and dreams. If we can reach athletes where they live, they can genuinely connect with Jesus.

    Pat is excited about his partnership with Crossroads and serving in the mission field of sports and schools. Together we are building the Kingdom of God to impact our community and the world. Could God be calling you to join us as we reach our city for Jesus?

    How you can support Pat:

    • Pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit in Pat's life and this ministry
    • Email an encouraging note about how the ministry has blessed you
    • Participate on his support team through prayer
    • Share about Pat's ministry with others
    • Make a one-time donation, or become a regular supporter:
      1. Give Online — EFT or debit card
      2. Text To Give — text an amount & the keyword "SMO"
        to 919.948.4242 (i.e. text $50 SMO)
      3. Give by Check — Send a check to "Crossroads Fellowship"
        with "SMO" in the memo

    About Pat


    Pat is a member of Crossroads Fellowship and an ordained minister, having served at a local church here in Raleigh for 13 years. He is happily married to Sheila and has three wonderful children. Pat played football with NC State and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he has been a speaker for over 25 years with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.




     

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    Missions Thrift Store

    The Missions Thrift Store provides new and gently used goods and clothing at an affordable price. Proceeds from the store go toward local and global missions outreach including our community partners, local schools, Short-Term Teams and our ministry partner, Deaf Opportunity OutReach (DOOR). Donate, shop or volunteer to impact our community and the world!

    Shop

    The store is located in the warehouse section of the Millbrook Campus; enter through the North side of the building. Look for The Missions Thrift Store signs on the property. The Thrift Store does not deliver furniture or any items to your home or business.

    Store Hours:
    Sunday  -  closed
    Monday  -  closed
    Tuesday  -  9am-7pm
    Wednesday  -  9am-7pm
    Thursday  -  9am-7pm
    Friday  -  9am-7pm
    Saturday  -  9am-6pm

    Volunteer

    Visit our Volunteer page to fill out the application and sign up!

    Regular Volunteer Hours:
    Sunday  -  closed
    Monday -  10am-1pm
    Tuesday-Friday  -  10am-6pm
    Saturday  -  10am-6pm

    Donate

    Small, non-breakable items or bags of clothing and shoes can be placed in one of our two drop off bins at either campus (see below). Larger or breakable items including furniture may be dropped off during volunteer hours (listed above). The Thrift Store does not pick up items from your home or business.

    • Millbrook Campus, on the east side of the building
    • Wake Forest Campus, in the back parking lot

       

    Items Accepted for Donation
    Furniture 
    Kids Toys/Clothing/Shoes
    Linens
    Men's/Women's Clothing & Shoes
    Pots, Pans, Dishes, Silverware
    Small Kitchen Appliances
    Tools
     

    Items Not Accepted for Donation
    Appliances
    Computers
    Gas Stoves/Tanks
    Mattresses
    Office Furniture
    Paint
    Refrigerators
    Televisions
     

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    Helping Hands

    Is construction work something you enjoy?

    Are you handy with a hammer or paint brush?

    Can you fix a garbage disposal, ceiling light or an electrical outlet?

    Do you have experience with plumbing?

    Helping Hands is a ministry to members of our church who are unable to make necessary household repairs due to financial or physical limitations.

    Contact Marcel Plante to learn more about Helping Hands.

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    Sports Missions Outreach

    What is Sports Missions Outreach?

    Sports Missions Outreach (SMO) is an outreach ministry using sports to share the great news of Jesus Christ, the ultimate athlete. He faced the challenge set before Him and conquered. I Corinthians 9:24 tells us to run the race of life in such a way as to win. This ministry is all about helping you win that race that is set before you. Hebrews 12:1-2 explains to us that there is a great crowd of witnesses cheering for you. We are a part of that crowd cheering you on! But we cannot run it for you. Only you can run the race God has given you to impact the world around you.

    Ways to Donate to SMO:

    By using Text to Give - text an amount & the keyword "SMO" to 919.948.4242 (ie. text $100 SMO)
    Online using debit card - log in using an existing account or choose "Pay as Guest." Enter the amount in "Other" and specify "SMO" in "Specify Other.
    By check - Mail or drop off a check to Crossroads Fellowship, 2721 E Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604. Write "SMO" in the memo of your check.

    Click HERE to learn more about SMO.

    Click HERE to purchase a 7-Play playbook.

    Click HERE to contact Pat Teague. *Sports Missions Outreach can minister to your local schools and athletes.

    RUN THE RACE IN SUCH A WAY THAT YOU MAY WIN. 1 CORINTHIANS 9:24


     

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    City Reaching Foundation

    Making a Difference in Our Community

    The mission of Crossroads is to transform the Triangle and the World. One of the ways we do this is by partnering with local agencies to address the needs of the community in the areas of compassionate outreach, personal empowerment and next generation outreach.

    We believe that by helping to meet the basic needs of our community, such as food, clothing, furniture, affordable housing and medical care, we can help pave the path toward self-sustainability.

    We also believe that by helping to meet the mental and emotional needs of our community, such as pregnancy education and care, prison aftercare and family support, we can help the members of our community move beyond self-sustainability toward growth.

    And finally, we believe that by partnering with local agencies who pour into the next generation through mentoring relationships, addressing the needs of at-risk youth and by supporting our schools, we can transform the Triangle beyond our generation.

    If you or your agency would like to help us transform the Triangle, please fill out an application:

    • Foundation Letter to Applicant: PDF
    • Missions City Reaching Funding Application: Word or PDF
    • Missions City Reaching Re-Application: Word or PDF

    Deadline for each application to be received is August 7, 2018.