Opportunities to Share God’s Love

CrossStreets provides opportunities for people to serve and share God’s love with our community. The reason for everything we do is simple: “We love because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)

1 John 4:21 continues, “anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.” As a ministry, CrossStreets strives to meet the physical needs of the poor in our community. We serve the homeless through meals, haircuts, a place for them to shower, and new clothes. We also reach out to low-income families in our community to help with them their monthly groceries, back-to-school supplies, and even gifts at Christmas.

Learn more about our Christmas Community Outreach.

To get involved, please view our various areas of ministry on our other pages where relevant contact information is also available.

Critical Needs

Food is a critical tool in how we connect with our community.  We partner with the Alameda County Community Food Bank’s Grocery Rescue program to pick up donations from local grocery stores for distribution at our Food Pantry.  We are in need of a reliable van to be used as part of this ministry activity.  If you have a van that you would be willing to donate, please contact info@crossstreets.org.

CityTeam @ Christmas

In addition to our local outreach to the community at Christmas, CrossStreets is partnering with CityTeam to reach 100 low-income families and 200 children living in the downtown Oakland area with a message of hope and God’s love this Christmas.  Each child will receive a Christmas gift and each family will receive a Bible storybook.

CityTeam connects with low-income families to provide the resources they desperately need like:  emergency food packages, clothing, hygiene products, referral assistance, community-based events, warm coats, back-to-school supplies, Christmas toys, Easter baskets, mentoring, Bible studies, and discipleship training. With the help of 3Crosses and other donors and volunteers, they have been able to expand to serve several impoverished neighborhoods in the Oakland area.