CrossNet offers regular community events, services including our Free Christmas Gift Program, Coat Giveaway and Backpack Giveaway, partnerships with other agencies and collaborations to cultivate community development.

Outreach Events

Community Block Party

CrossNet partners with Camp Conquest and Grace Family Church to host an annual Community Block Party. This event focuses on kids grades pre-school to 6th grade, but all are welcome to come and enjoy the carnival atmosphere!

Our 2017 Block Party will be held on Wednesday, June 21 between 1 PM and 3 PM. If you would like more information about attending or volunteering, please contact Lisa at or by phone at 717-355-2454.

Community Meal

On the fourth Monday of each month CrossNet Ministries hosts a Community Meal provide by Garden Spot Village. The meal is served between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM.  All are welcome!

Backpack Giveaway

As many of you know backpacks and school supplies can be a financial struggle for many families. CrossNet partners with area churches, local business and the community to hand out backpacks and supplies to those who need them at the beginning of each school year. This event will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Thank you for partnering with us to meet this community need.

Winter Coat Giveaway

Our 2017 Winter Coat Giveaway will be held October 9th and 10th. Families will be able to come in and choose a new or lightly used coat and a set of hat and gloves for the cold winter ahead. If you are unable to attend this event, please contact CrossNet Ministries for assistance.

If you are able to help with a donation of a new or lightly used coat, hat or gloves please email or stop by the office Monday through Thursday between 10 am and 5 pm with your donation. We except these donations all year long to prepare for the yearly giveaway. We also keep these donations available for emergencies.

Trunk or Treat

This event is held annually on Trick or Treat night (per the New Holland borough calendar date and times). CrossNet partners with area churches, Glory Road Riders #156, and a few local business to host this fun community event.

Franklin Street will be closed between 6 PM and 8 PM and transformed into a parking lot of decorated cars, motorcycles, SUVs and emergency vehicles. Costumed characters will be handing out sweet treats to all the kids. This is a family friendly, safe place for our community kids safely get treats car-to-car. Come join the fun!

For more information please contact Lisa at or by calling the office at 717-355-2454.

Christmas Gift Giveaway

This CrossNet program is an opportunity for our community to come together to make sure needs are met, families are empowered and the love of Jesus Christ is shared at Christmas time.

CrossNet works closely with the Elanco School District, local organizations, businesses and individuals spreading Christ’s love & joy at Christmas. Information for the 2017 year will be available at the end September.

Feel free to contact Lisa at or by phone at 717-355-2454 with any additional questions or details.


Adult Mentoring

Mentoring Program

CrossNet Ministries believes that life change stems from relationship and that no one should journey in life alone. Our Mentoring Program carefully matches volunteer mentors with students or adults in our community who are looking for a positive role model and support.

All mentors must complete background checks, attend a free initial training and know Jesus Christ as their personal savior. Each mentor meets with their mentee twice a month, and it is our prayer that these relationships grow and last a lifetime! CrossNet offers ongoing support to both mentor and mentee. If you are interested in applying to be a mentor, or in having a mentor, please contact Charis Pankratz, Program Director, at 717-355-2454, or at


  • Early Childhood Collaboration
  • ELANCO Community Collaboration
  • ELANCO Drug & Alcohol Coalition

To learn more about these collaborations please contact