Mission Team of Service
Those with a passion for serving others – in the community of faith at Crossroads and well beyond the walls of the church in our wider community – often organize themselves through this Mission Team, finding like-minded folk and collaborating to bring new resources all can share. Here is a sampling of some of our current, active service ministries:
Care Ministry – Volunteers pay phone and in-person visits to home-bound persons and others, provide respite for family members, send cards, run errands, provide rides to doctors and to church, help with shopping, and try in general to be “a friend indeed” for those in need.
Family Promise – Crossroads welcomes homeless families with children – four times a year, a week at a time – to spend the night as the Family Promise organization mobilizes existing community resources to help the families transition to sustainable independence.
Food Bank – coordinates food and fund drive to support the Hawai‘i Food Bank
Handicraft Hui – Meets weekly (Tuesday 9:30am) for craft activities, food, and talk-story: parallel play (bring your own craft project!) or knit / crochet blankets for those in hospital, caps for those undergoing chemo treatments, and lei for special events at Crossroads and beyond.
I.H.S. (Institute of Human Services) – For over 30 years, teams of Crossroaders and members of the wider community cook every single Saturday of the year, sending hot, nutritious meals to the I.H.S. shelter.
John 17:21 – An ecumenical ministry on O‘ahu providing fellowship and worship for people with disabilities, “a resource ministry promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities in Christ-led churches.”
Prayer Ministry – A group from Crossroads covenants to pray every day for prayer requests made through worship and other contact with the church.
Transition House – The United Church of Christ Transition House is a safe haven for women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence. Crossroaders support financially and with volunteer time this ministry where women and their children receive long-term compassionate care, as they work to recover, rebuild their lives, and gain tools to live independently.