Crossroads is a non-profit, ecumenically-based social service organization under the auspices of the Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit. An integral part of the ministry of the church, Crossroads exists to give support to any member of the community at large, regardless of race or creed or any of the other classifications which divide society.
“Crossroads is committed to the service of all of God’s children,” said Mary Honsel, executive director. “We take seriously the word of Jesus as He said, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’”
On an annual basis volunteers from Comerica, lead by Michael Stapleton, spend their Sunday preparing and serving food to more than 750 people who otherwise may not have an opportunity to get a balanced meal.
Crossroads is a partnership with many parishes and organizations in the metroplitan Detroit area which refer clients to Crossroads and support this program in a number of ways.
The ministry is funded by contributions from individuals, congregations and organizations who believe in the worth of this work. Quarters are provided by the Cathedral Church of St. Paul and by St. Columba Parish.
“Crossroads is the church at work in the community,” said Honsel. “We were established by the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, and now supported by a diverse group of Christian communities, this social service ministry strives to be obedient to our Lord s command to serve the least of our brothers and sisters.”
Crossroads seeks to help those it serves discover solutions, grace and peace. Inspired by the example of St. Martin of Tours, Crossroads is animated by its volunteer and professional staff.
“We do this because it is the right thing to do,” says Stapleton. “Each year more of my colleagues come and volunteer to help make a difference.”
Financial contributions and gifts of food to Crossroads are always welcome. Crossroads of Michigan is a tax exempt, non-profit Michigan corporation. Checks may be made payable to Crossroads and are tax deductible under IRS regulations.
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