“White Bucket Offerings”
Missions takes place in many forms through Cross Roads. Below are just some of the wonderful opportunities through which we can make a difference in our community and beyond. Each Sunday worship service includes the “white bucket offering” alongside our regular giving opportunity. The white buckets are passed by the children and are used exclusively for mission ministries.
Missions of Cross Roads help to support these ministries and more:
Compassion Children Sponsorship
Our church family sponsors three Compassion Children each month. Click on the icon on the left to read more about Compassion at their website.
The Link - Linking people, Building community
Sharing space with the Willmar Area Food Shelf and Community Closet Thrift Store, The Link provides an exchange for community goods, free laundry, and Internet access.
United Methodist Committee On Relief
UMCOR is the United Methodist Church’s umbrella mission organization. Through UMCOR, Cross Roads has a truly international outreach. Click on the UMCOR icon to look through their website.
Each November, our church connects with Kandiyohi Social Services to “adopt” several families to help make their Christmas experience a little less stressful. Donations of Christmas dinner supplies and requested gifts for each member of the adopted family.
Red Bird Mission Children's Outreach
We help to support Red Bird’s children’s outreach in the Appalachian mountains. Click on the Red Bird Mission icon to visit their website.
Cory & Ellie St. Peter with Center for Indian Ministries at Oak Hills College
Cory and his wife, Ellie, work through the Center for Indian Ministries to reach out to the young people northern Minnesota. Click on the icon to the left to find out more about the Center for Indian Ministries on their website.
Family Promise is expanding into Kandiyohi County and our church has chosen to be a part of this wonderful outreach to those in need in our area.