More than a half million pounds of food have been distributed since the mission opened. A box of food contains pasta, beans, applesauce, canned goods, crackers, snacks and other items helps stave off hunger of families and homeless persons. The food pantry serves 50 families every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
FRESH PRODUCE/BAKERY MARKET
Mondays & Wednesdays our donations coordinator picks up fresh fruits and vegetables to go along with bakery items like cookies, cakes, donuts.
TRINITY LEGAL CLINIC
Legal representation is considered a luxury for many who are poor. Thanks to a new ministry, Trinity Legal Clinic, and it’s wonderful Christian attorneys, free legal services is now offered at the mission and at the City Rescue Mission. Volunteers assist with cases ranging from wrongful denial of jobs, to immigration issues, minor criminal issues and unfair housing practices.
The baby room is a special place that helps provide diapers, formula, clothing, and other necessary items for babies and expecting mothers. Mothers and soon to be mothers join one of our staff or volunteers to pick through items that will help them as they prepare or continue to love, nurture, and provide for their child. This is a very intentional time that often leads to experienced mothers being able to encourage, educate, and support younger woman as they raise their babies.
REBUILDING THE WALLS
From Isaiah 58, “Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.” The mission is seeking to reclaim this neighborhood to the glory of God by purchasing properties, restoring them and making them available to our neighbors. Another part of this program is to provide transitional housing for those coming out of recovery programs.
All ministries available to the community at Cross & Crown have an intentional design to further relationships. Within each of our ministries our ‘Mentoring Ministers’ seek to identify, engage and invite individuals whom are a part of the ministry at Cross & Crown into purposeful, deepened relationship with intentions to grow in understanding of the Gospel, offer advice & direction, provide opportunities to grow & mature in their journey & make education opportunities available, amongst other things. This involves meeting the individual where they are in their journey & by offering physical, mental & spiritual guidance in their walk with Christ.
Along with the encouragement of their mentor & leading of the Spirit, individuals will determine the pace in which they learn, grow & develop. These mentoring relationships have no determined timetable or ‘end date’ but will continue as long as each individual relationship deems necessary.