E-Team

The E-Team connects our community to Jesus’ love!  (E for Evangelism)


Outreach

Outreach – Connecting our Community to Christ’s love outside of Cross+Road through efforts such as:

  • Creating and serving soup and sandwiches at the Middleburg Soup Kitchen on the 4th Saturday of each month
  • Growing and donating fresh, healthy produce from God’s Garden weekly to the food-insecure residents of Clay County through the Green Cove Springs Food Pantry
  • Collecting; toiletries for the homeless twice a year, undies for Dignity U Wear to distribute to the needy, change in baby bottles for the First Coast Women’s Center, grocery items for the GCS Food Pantry, Christmas gifts for local children through the Angel Giving Tree

Events

Events – Connecting our Community to Christ’s love within Cross+Road during:

  • The Blessing of the Bikes each spring
  • The Back-to-School Blessing each fall usually the Saturday just before Clay County Schools begin
  • New Member class and service in the spring and fall
  • Church Picnic

Support

Support – Connecting our Community to Christ’s love by making Cross+Road known through:

  • Creation and sales of Cross+Road t-shirts, and other marketing materials
  • Placing news stories and ads in local papers and websites
  • Writing and sending welcome notes to Cross+Road visitors

About the E-Team

If you have served Cross+Road in any of the 3 areas, you are a member of the E-Team! Robin McCullough-Bade of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America defines E-Team member tasks as:

Evangelism Team Job description:

  • Become an ambassador of Christ, Sunday through Saturday
  • Share the good news of Jesus Christ during one-to-one conversations in daily life
  • Invite family, friends and acquaintances to learn more about God’s love
  • Invite people to join your congregation for worship, study, fellowship, and service
  • Witness to Jesus by living a compassionate, gracious and loving life
  • Welcome guests who come to church activities
  • Encourage each other to grow in faith

Wait a minute! Doesn't that sound like the calling of every follower of Jesus? Each of us is called to be a witness to Jesus Christ. Absolutely!

Jesus said, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

The church cannot afford to allow a few to be the entire Evangelism Team. That is not what Jesus Christ had in mind when he commanded us to be his witnesses."


God's Garden

Cross+Road has grown and donated over 1200 pounds of fresh, free produce to the Green Cove Springs Food Pantry! 

Come see what God is growing in his fall garden to feed and strengthen food insecure residents of Clay County. 

Contact our Garden Shepherd, Debbie Mocko 610-8295.

"What blessing for our volunteers at the Food Pantry to give out fresh harvested vegetables. We try to make sure that the food we give is well balanced to the best of our ability. Adding fresh picked vegetables helps the Pantry in our mission to provide a well balance meal. This is a beautiful ministry Crossroads has started."


Soup Kitchen

Join fellow members in cooking and serving up “liquid love” on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Wiegel Senior Center of Middleburg. 

We ask that helpers arrive by 10:30 am and stay until 1:00 pm. 

If you make soup, we ask that it be 1 ½ to 3 gallons and 140 degrees at the time it arrives. 

Contact Deserae Smith 298-0598.

Blessing of the Bikes

Blessing of the Bikes Annual Event

Blessing of the Bikes 2013

Always a popular event in our calendar year, we invite everyone to bring out their motorcycles and have them blessed here in our parking lot! This event usually occurs during the Spring season so keep in touch with us to find out when to participate!

 

ON GOING OUTREACH

 

Register for Habitat for Humanity

  1. Follow "I am a New Volunteer"
  2. Select Cross+Road under the "Group/Teams"
  3. Meet at the Church 7am, 2nd Saturdays.

Paul Smith, E-Team Leader – starting his 1st year
C+R Member since October 2012

evangelism@crossroadlutheran.com

E-Team Task Force

Cross+Road is blessed with a fun, authentic and committed E-Team task force. They usually meet at 6:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday  of the month in the Educational Building Confirmation Room.  

All are welcome to join the group to help connect our community to the love of Jesus. 

Group members:

- Brenda Robinson, heads-up Outreach Collections

- Julie Conley and Jenny Winter, Events co-chairs

- Sandy Hidalgo

- Richard Bell, sources our Support materials

- Nick and Carleen Trisch

- Paul Smith

- Kim Holmes, photographs all events

-John Benson

-Patty Angelatos

- Sarah Stachowiak, one of God’s Garden-ers