Our Outreach Ministry Teams look beyond the walls of Cross and Crown to seek opportunities to be Christ’s hands and feet in the community, the country and the world. Some of our current outreach ministry opportunities are listed below. We also provide the opportunity for interested parties to form their own ministry teams to support causes that are dear to them.


Coordination of the Christian Service Ministry's activities is handled by Jean Woods, jeanwoods@earthlink.net

Ministries include: 

  • Shalom Zone - A group of area churches dedicated to outreach projects to benefit our community. Shalom Zone members include: Allisonville Christian Church, Cross & Crown, Epworth United Methodist Church, First Friends Quaker Meeting and St. Pius X Catholic Church.
  • Prayer Shawls - Volunteers make beautiful shawls and lap robes for friends, relatives, neighbors or a friends of a friend in need of comfort. As our craftspersons work on an article, they pray for the healing and comfort of the recipient. When they are delivered, a note accompanies the shawls that tells of God's arms being wrapped around them. We also give out shawls for celebrations such as birth, graduation, etc. There is no cost involved. Just call the church office.


Lutheran Child & Family Services

Lutheran Child & Family Services (LCFS) of Indiana/Kentucky is a not-for-profit organization developing and providing services necessary to enhance the lives and productivity of children and families at risk or in need. Services include food and clothing assistance, adoption and foster care programs, and counseling services. Learn more about LCFS >

The Sharing Place Food Pantry

The Sharing Place is a material assistance program which provides food for families residing in an eleven zip code service area in Marion and Hancock Counties, Indiana. The Sharing Place is part of Lutheran Child & Family Services and staffed by volunteers recruited from the community and local congregations -- including folks from Cross & Crown. Clients are eligible to receive food two times per month. Main donation needs are non-sugar cereal (corn flakes), toilet paper, pork-n-beans, and egg noodles. Learn more about The Sharing Place > 

SAWs (Servants at Work)

SAWs is a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing freedom to people with permanent disabilities in low-income households through the construction of wheelchair ramps. SAWs ramps serve as their gateway to the world, re- opening connections with neighbors and the larger community while providing independence and accessibility. Cross & Crown regularly participates in SAWs builds. Learn more about SAWs >


Summer Days Together is a daytime event held during a week in the summer that provides an opportunity for families to enjoy worship, service, fun, and fellowship together. Reach out to Lisa Stocks with any questions.