Our Community

Cross Lane wants to be a light in our community.  Our goal is for the community to know that we are here for them.  Below are some of the ways that we are attempting to make a difference in our community.

  • Once a month, we host an All Pro Dad program at Terre Town Elementary School.  These meetings are held before school on the 1st Thursday of each month during the school year.  Each program includes breakfast, fun activities and a lesson.  The main purpose of the program is to allow dads and their kids to spend quality one-on-one time together.  These events are always a fun time that the kids (and dads) look forward to attending.

  • Community Care Days

    Throughout the year, we will plan a community outreach event for a Saturday morning.  These events can include projects such as picking up trash, helping out with a local charity or making valentines for troops...just to name a few.  Watch the schedule for our next Community Care Day.

  • Food Pantry Ministry

    Cross Lane frequently has requests from families in the community who need help with food.  Usually when this happens, we provide for them out of our food pantry.  We also provide food baskets for families at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  On the last Sunday of each month, we collect non-perishable food to help stock our pantry.

  • Kids Hope USA is a mentoring ministry in local elementary schools.  In Cross Lane's case, the school is Terre Town Elementary.  Volunteers from Cross Lane spend one hour each week with a child who has been identified by the school as in need of a mentoring relationship.  Training and a background check are necessary to participate in this very rewarding outreach ministry.  Contact Lizzy Howard if interested.

  • Cross Lane has partnered with Kid Kare Project, Inc. as an outreach to Terre Town Elementary School and the community.  This organization was formed to assist underpriviledged children.  They believe that during the formative school years, a child is developing both physically and emotionally and it is important for a child to have material needs met in order to develop a good sense of self and self-worth.  Kid Kare's goal is to enrich the identified student's confidence and self-worth through tangible items deemed necessary.  If you would like to be a sponsor to one of these children, contact Tracy Sutliff for more information.

  • Local School Bible Studies

    Each Monday morning before school starts, we facilitate a Bible study at Terre Haute North High School.  We also conduct a Bible study at Otter Creek Middle School on Friday mornings.  This is a great opportunity to reach kids that wouldn't normally attend church.