MAKE A DIFFERENCE
LOVE IS AN ACTION
We believe love is an action and we demonstrate our love for others by serving in our church, in our community, and our world.
We support partners, ministries, and churches that are engaged in healthy and impactful outreach to help restore relationships between: self and God, self and self, self and others, and self and creation. Our service is rooted in learning, encouraging, and fellowship with people inside and outside the church. God uses your service to help others and grow you.
Be a part of something bigger than yourself! Discover your next step in how to have a greater impact with others. Explore our outreach opportunities for both local and global impact or reach out to our outreach department today.
You can make a difference right in your own home. This ministry provides sack lunches to the homeless every week. We need your help making the lunches. Each bag contains a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, water, chips, and a treat. Prepare the lunches in your own home and then drop them off to be handed out to the homeless.
Contact Shawn shawn@LOTSministry.com to see how you can get involved.
You can provide encouragement and hope to people in the hospital. Due to Covid, many long-term patients are not able to receive visitors and are experiencing increased levels of loneliness. We ask that you write 8 cards containing an uplifting note letting them know that we care about them.
Contact Tawny email@example.com to learn more.
With our partner Stand Up for Kids, you can mentor or tutor a child from your own home. This is a great way you can make a personal impact in the life of a child.
Contact Justine to learn more JustineS@standupforkids.org
What: The Care Team will help keep our Crossing family connected and cared for by calling families, praying for prayer requests, and connecting people to resources like groups, serving, or other assistance.
You will get a list of Crossing families to call and check in with and you can choose the day and time that works best for you. We will give you everything you need to point families to the resources they need.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to sign up.
ON OUR CAMPUS
The Crossing is proud to host a "check-in center" for homeless people to "check in" their belongings for the day - located on the bottom level of The Crossing Church parking structure. This is a ministry for those experiencing homelessness in our community, providing them with a safe place to "check-in" their belongings, allowing them to travel, attend interviews or appointments, prevent theft or damage to personal belongings and ease health issues from transporting belongings.
Participants have access to their "check-in center" during the following times:
- Monday through Friday from 6:00am - 7:30am and 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Saturday from 7:00am - 10:00am and 6:30pm - 7:30pm
If you are ready to take the next step in serving your community, then contact Reina at email@example.com
This is a ministry that helps those experiencing homelessness in our community. Our focus is helping retain and maintain their dignity by providing showers, laundry, mending and support. We work to establish intentional relationships with the ultimate goal of demonstrating Christ's love and helping them to reconnect with their families and society.
Time: 7:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Back parking lot of The Crossing at 2115 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Contact Shawn at shawn@LOTSministry.com
In Our Community
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen provides daily nutritional meals to people experiencing economic uncertainty and homelessness. We believe that no one should go to bed hungry. The Soup Kitchen provides meals seven days per week. Opportunities are available to help cook, prepare, and serve food.
When: Shifts are available M-F 9am-12pm, 12pm-4pm, and Sat-Sun 7:30am-12pm.
Where: 720 W 19th St. Costa Mesa, CA
Contact Shannon to learn more firstname.lastname@example.org
Pack food, direct traffic, pray for or check-in registered families as they drive thru the food distribution. Help us provide fresh produce and dry goods provided by Second Harvest Food Bank for families in need. Please note that set up may include packing rice and beans, moving tables, and lifting boxes 20+ lbs.
When: Every 2nd Saturday of the Month
Where: Christ Lutheran Church Costa Mesa
Register Here: https://app.vomo.org/project/christcm-food-distribution
You can help us collect food for the Stand Up For Kids food pantry. Donations will go to help kids struggling in homelessness.
When: Drop off donations M-F between 8:30am-2pm.
Where: 1055 El Camino Dr. Unit E.
Click here to read a list of suggested items.
Please call ahead before bringing donations at: 714-356-5437
Contact Justine if you have any questions. email@example.com
We are supporting our local nonprofits by providing them with food box drop-offs. You can help make a difference across our city by coming by and loading up your car with food boxes and delivering them to a nonprofit. Each week we are able to serve about 1,000 families and it will only take about 30 minutes total to load your car, drive to the nonprofit, and drop off the boxes.
When: Thursday mornings between 8:30-10am
Where: 2300 Harbor Blvd, the back of Albertson’s.
Contact Isabel to sign up. firstname.lastname@example.org
AROUND OUR WORLD
- spiritual development
Ready to go and make a difference, then fill out our mission experience application today!