Community Outreach

Let’s make a difference!

At Crossroads, we have huge hearts for helping others. We partner with non-profits big and small that serve our community and grow God’s kingdom.

 

Community Outreach Trip Opportunities

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Check out the opportunities below to see where you can plug in:

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    Community Prayer Walks
     

    Real change begins with prayer, and we are praying for change in our neighborhoods! Join us as we intentionally take time to pray for and walk through our community. People of all ages are invited, and we encourage families or small groups to participate.

    Center City Prayer Walk neighborhood (the 3rd Saturday of each month):
    Time: 11:00 AM
    Meet at 333 Jefferson Avenue, Evansville

    • December 15
    • January 19
    • February 16
    • March 16

    For additional questions about Community Prayer Walks, contact Julia Lee at 812-518-1463.

     

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    Outreach Connect
    Newburgh Campus

    Join the Conversation!

    Join us for Outreach Connect and jump into the conversation, where you will learn how YOU can make a difference through serving and connecting with our community, regional, and global partners.  Jesus taught us in Matthew 28:19-20 to "go and make disciples of all nations".  In our time together, you will see why we are so passionate about reaching people with little to no access to the gospel, hear stories of people just like you who jumped in to do their part and be presented with immediate steps where you can get involved.

    Upcoming Dates:
    Sunday, March 10, 12:15-1:30 PM, Newburgh Campus, Room 222

    Have questions? Please contact Julia Lee at 812-518-1463.

    Register

     

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    Conversational English Class
    Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PM
    Newburgh Campus Chapel

    Conversational English Class (FriendSpeak)
    Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PM, Newburgh Campus Chapel
    (September - April)

    We are excited to meet you!

    This is a class for people from a variety of countries to practice their English.  Each person will have individual attention to improve their speaking and reading.

    This class is FREE for adults, 18 years and older.

    Free childcare available.

    If you have any other questions, please email us, or call 812-858-3080, ext. 678.


    VOLUNTEERS:
    FriendSpeak meets on Mondays from 6:30-8:00 PM (September - April).

    If you speak English and you like blessing others, you are qualified to serve in this significant role.

     

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    Potter's Wheel

    The Potter's Wheel is a ministry in Evansville, Indiana. Blessed with faithful donors, willing volunteers, and Christian leadership, they are winning souls for Christ and changing lives among residents. The neighborhood surrounding The Potter's Wheel is undergoing a major transformation.

    The Potter's Wheel is making an impact by offering services to its neighbors. Programs are provided for basic immediate needs, as well as to educate people to give them the skills needed to help themselves:

    • The Diner  - The Diner, a soup kitchen, serves lunch every Tuesday and breakfast every Saturday.
    • Youth - Four distinct EPIC 1:3 youth programs are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. These programs teach Godly principles that help at-risk youth make positive choices. Meals are provided to all youth participating in youth programs every Tuesday and Thursday evening.
    • Clothing Bank - A free clothing bank is open during The Diner's hours on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
    • GED - GED classes are held twice weekly.
    • Baby Basics - Parenting skills are taught weekly in a class called Baby Basics.

    Take a tour of The Potter's Wheel location, learn about the services that they provide, and eat a meal with the other guests.
     

    Register

    Visit The Potter's Wheel website to get more information about ways to get involved.

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    Community One

     


    Community One is a non-profit Community Development Corporation. Community One's primary mission is to focus resources on housing repair, weatherization and rehabilitation projects that restore decent, affordable housing for low-income families in our community. Use your gifts, talents and abilities to join in the movement. All skills are needed, including construction, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, flooring, roofing, windows, exteriors, carpentry, masonry and concrete, landscaping, interior design, real estate, administrative support, media and promotions, project management, volunteer coordination and more.

    Project Volunteers Needed!
    Volunteers are needed to serve with us on home repair projects all over the city and with our whole-house rehab in Glenwood. Volunteers can participate through direct project involvement, project coaching (coordinating) and financial donations to cover the cost of materials.

    To connect, volunteer or donate, contact Eric Cummings at 812-250-6888.

    Trades Professionals Needed!
    Projects often require licensed professionals and specialized skills. Builders, suppliers, contractors and trades professionals are needed and welcome to join our work!

    Follow Our Work on Facebook
    We often post updates to our work and information on our Facebook page. Follow our work on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CommunityOne.

    Your Support Fuels Housing Restoration
    Repairs are expensive! Several projects listed on our site are for roofs, HVAC, wheelchair ramps and other costly needs. Would you consider a financial donation to help us cover the cost of materials? Checks may be made payable and mailed to Community One, Inc., PO Box 5386, Evansville, IN 47716-5386

    Click to visit the Community One website!

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    Evansville Christian Life Center

    ECLC Dinner Tour
    Attending one of our monthly Dinner Tours is a great way to learn about all of our outreach ministries while touring our 100+ year old facility. The opportunity to show our history, mission, and operation enables us to raise awareness in the community. Guests should come hungry and enjoy dinner served by ECLC staff and volunteers. So invite a friend, and join us for a Dinner Tour in the coming months. Dinners begin at 5:45 PM at the Accent on Christ Building located on The Evansville Christian Life Campus.

    Daily Volunteer Opportunities 

    Do you enjoy being in the kitchen?
    Lunches are served through the Hot Meal Program Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Volunteers assist with preparing meals, service & cleaning up afterward between 9:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

    Do you enjoy working one-on-one with people? Are you an encourager? Volunteering in the Food Pantry might be for you. Volunteers serve on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from 9:45 AM– 1:15 PM.

    Do you have a heart for women who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy?
    Contact us to explore the possible volunteer positions in this program.

    Do you have a desire to impact young people in a way that can preserve their chances of a solid career path, protect their future marriage, or may even save their life?
    The Truth Talk Program needs class facilitators to teach interactive and effective abstinence-based whole person health curriculum in schools and other organizations.

    Other Volunteer Opportunities

    During the winter months, the ECLC would like to have a capable network of friends to call when it snows or ices. In the past, we have closed the services because it is too dangerous for our clients and staff.

    Organize a food Drive within your church, small group, work or child’s activity group to help the Food Pantry. Organize a Diaper Drive for the Parent Rewards area or a sock & underwear drive for the Clothing Dept.

    Are you willing to meet a dad, working with him one on one to become everything God created him to be?

    Serve as part of the Circles Network by joining the Guiding Coalition. There are 5 teams that comprise the Guiding Coalition. Contact us to explore the various opportunities available.

    Schedule a special Family Service Day for your family to serve together in one of the Life Care programs.

    Sign up to volunteer before or during any of the Fundraising events &/or Outreaches.

    For more information or to register, please contact the ECLC by calling 812-423-9222 or email info@restoringpeople.com

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    Evansville Rescue Mission

    Donate your time

    Individuals, businesses, or church groups can click here to visit the Evansville Rescue Mission website to learn of the many ways to serve! The following positions are needed on a regular basis: 

    • Hairstylist 
    • Office help
    • Thrift store cashiers 
    • Kitchen help
    • Meal servers

    Donate food and clothing

    Food
    • Breakfast meats 
    • Canned Vegetables
    • Ground beef
    • Juice
    • Eggs
    • Condiments (Ketchup) 
    • Fresh produce
    • Plastic ware (plates, cups, utensils) 
    • Napkins
    • New or used pots and pans 

    Clothing
    • Underwear (S-3XL) 
    • T-Shirts (S-3XL)
    • White socks (crew and ankle)
    • Dress Shirts
    • Dress Slacks
    • Sweaters
    • Jackets
    • Neck Ties 
    • Assorted travel-size hygiene items: deodorant, shampoo, combs, toothbrushes, etc.  

     

    Contact Atlas Hinton at 812-431-7352 for questions.

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    Habitat For Humanity

    Get Involved!

    Habitat for Humanity of Evansville is a volunteer-driven organization. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with God and families in need.

    Though the vast majority of our volunteers have no construction experience or building skills, they are involved in most phases of construction. By working side-by-side with the family who will live in the house and pay the monthly mortgage, our volunteer's experience, for themselves, the joy created when a family is able to realize the dream of homeownership.

    Opportunities are available with General Construction, Office Support, Painting and others.

    To register for volunteer opportunities, click here.
     

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    Glenwood Leadership Academy

    Glenwood Public School 
    Crossroads has "adopted" the Glenwood Leadership Academy (GLA) in terms of praying for, loving and reaching out to them. You can support the students, teachers, and staff at Glenwood through involvement such as classroom helpers, book readers, tutors, and volunteers to help at school functions.

    Tutoring
    Tutors/Mentors needed for all ages for the upcoming school year. To volunteer, go to www.evscschools.com/schools and click on the volunteer tab, or contact Mary Dentino at 812-589-4245.