The Church at Crossroads

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The Church at Crossroads – Episcopal 

Welcome to the Diocesan web page for The Church at Crossroads – Episcopal! We’re a new church plant, ministering among the people of the city of Detroit under the supervision of our Bishop, the Rt. Rev’d Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr. We would like to share our ministry with you. Here’s some brief information:

 

Our Purpose

We are following God into the lives of the people who live in and around the neighborhood where we are housed, inside the social service agency of Crossroads of Michigan at 2424 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, right down from Henry Ford Hospital and the Motown Museum. At Crossroads, we have the opportunity to meet and pray with the 800+ people of this urban neighborhood who come through the doors of Crossroads each week and experience marginalization in race, economics, and other unjust structures of the wider society. As we and they respond to God’s calling, we are together building The Church at Crossroads – Episcopal, a healing, worshiping community which calls and forms leaders from the neighborhood for the church, the city and the world. The Crossroads’ children and families who exist at the poverty level are of special concern to us.

Here’s some things that we are doing and becoming:
  • We hold three weekday prayer services and a Sunday service of Holy Eucharist.
  • The chapel is open before the weekly Crossroads’ parent classes start where about 50+ parents come. We are available to meet families, pray with them, read and sing with the children, or just hang out together, building relationships.
  • We held a Vacation Bible School over eight weeks during summer 2017, that met for two hours each week participating with over forty of the children who attended Crossroads’ free summer lunch program.
  • Art and the Spirit workshops are beginning for parents and children to have dedicated time together, creating art that helps stir the soul for beauty, solace and community.
  • A monthly late Sunday afternoon “Messy Church” service will start up in the new year, 2018.
  • Volunteers from existing churches in the diocese are helping us in all these various efforts to minister and grow, including Grace Episcopal, Detroit and Cathedral Church of St. Paul.
What can you do?
  1. Inquire, Visit, Volunteer! Contact: The Rev. Teresa Wakeen, Priest Missioner. teresamwakeen@gmail.com, 248-800-6480.
  2. Your generous financial support is a great way to share the gifts you have to help support this ministry. All funds are managed and accounted for by our diocesan finance office. You may donate on-line here or make checks payable to “The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan”, 4800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI. Please indicate “The Church at Crossroads” on the notation line.
  3. Spread the word! Who else can you or we talk with who might be interested in the healing and life giving ministry of The Church at Crossroads?

Finally, thank you for spending some time with us here! It would be a blessing and joy to get to visit with you in person. Come see what God is up to in sharing new life with us all, and especially among those who are most vulnerable among us.

Peace in our Lord Jesus,

Teresa+

The Church at Crossroads – Episcopal




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