It is Crossroads’ desire to be an active member of our community and share God’s love with everyone. We provide various opportunities to fellowship both inside and outside of our church by hosting family friendly gatherings and partnering with other churches, ministries and organizations to reach out into our neighborhoods. Below are a few of our larger outreach events:
Since our first successful showing of Despicable Me 2 in 2014, Crossroads decided to make our President’s Day Family Movie at The Aurora Theatre an annual event. These free admission movies have given the community an opportunity to learn about our ministries, upcoming events and most importantly highlighting the warm and authentic hospitality we embody at Crossroads.
VBS at Crossroads is a 5-day program in early August for kids entering grades K-6. It is a theme-based program that ties all of the rotation areas together to learn about the Bible and God’s Word. VBS is one of the most exciting outreach ministries that Crossroads’ hosts. Not only does it touch the lives of the 150+ children that attend each year, it also touches the lives of the 70+ volunteers!
The Fall Harvest Festival is a free fun community-wide event that Crossroads’ hosts in late October and is open to all children and adults. Each year we have games, crafts, face painting, souvenir photos, basket raffles, a balloon artist, shelter animals for adoption, a chili cook-off and pie contest, food and of course, lots of candy! Our 2019 Harvest Fest is Saturday, October 26th from 12pm – 4pm.
Each year, Crossroads partners with Prince of Peace Church in Buffalo to assist families in their community and also joins together with their men for an annual Men’s retreat and other events. Crossroads also supports the Rural Outreach Center throughout the year as the organization helps local families through social work support, emergency food and clothing assistance and a variety of other programs.