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 Meal

On the fourth Monday of each month CrossNet Ministries hosts a FREE Community Meal provide by Garden Spot Village. Meal will be served in our Youth Center located at 110 W. Franklin St, New Holland.  The meal is served between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM.  All are welcome!

Anchored by Grace FREE Mobile Clothing Closet

Anchored by Grace Ministry will have their FREE mobile clothing closet at the CrossNet Community Meals every other month starting in January 2019!!  Plan to join us at 5:30 PM for a delicious meal prepared by our friends at Garden Spot Village and stay to shop the closet at 6:30 PM!

Closet will be open after the Community Meal at CrossNet Ministries

Monday, January 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Monday, March 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Monday, May 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Monday, July 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Monday, September 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Monday, November 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

FREE clothing will be available for everyone while supplies last.

LOCATED at CrossNet Youth Center at 110 W. Franklin Street, New Holland

DETAILS & INFO: You do not need to attend the meal to visit the clothing closet – it is open for all. For more info call 717-355-2454 or email lisa@elancocross.org.

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. We offer a variety of other back to school resources at this event including free haircuts, free dental screenings and immunizations, in addition to the Anchored by Grace free clothing closet.

This event will be held in mid August. Contact us for specific date.

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

Backpack Donation Drive 2019

Winter Coat Giveaway

Our Winter Coat Giveaway in partnership with Anchored by Grace Clothing Closet will be held every October on Columbus Day (date varies). 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 lisa@elancocross.org or stop by the office Monday through Thursday between 9 am and 5 pm and or Fridays 9:00 AM to 12:00 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.

SPECIAL NOTE:  We collect winter coats and items all year long! After Christmas is an awesome time to get some great deals on coats for kids, teens or adults!! Items can be donated and dropped anytime during office hours. Thank you for partnering with us to make sure everyone in ELANCO is warm!

Winter Coat Giveaway – Family Flyer

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.  Family sign-ups start in September and Donor sign-up start in early October.

CrossNet works closely with the Elanco School District, local organizations, businesses and individuals spreading Christ’s love & joy at Christmas. Information for this year is available please click on the links below for complete details.

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

Family Information Form

Christmas Wish List

Christmas Donor Letter

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, Mentoring and Education Director, at 717-355-2454, or at charis@elancocross.org.

Collaborations

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

To learn more about these collaborations please contact meredith@elancocross.org

Partnerships