The church has left the building

by Brandon Richards bio | email

MOSS BLUFF, LA (KPLC) - Instead of the usual sermons they hear every Sunday, CrossRoads Church spent the morning doing service projects around the Lake Charles area.

From visiting nursing homes to helping build houses for Habitat for Humanity, church members worked hard to put their faith into action during a dozen service projects.

After hearing about other churches across the country putting together similar programs, leaders from CrossRoads decided to give it a try.

Sunday morning, about a dozen church members help laminate floors at a Habitat for Humanity home that will be completed in December. Other church members volunteered at local nursing homes, the Boys and Girls Village, and at counseling centers. Back at the church, children spent the morning making arts and crafts for the patients in nearby nursing homes.

Project Coordinator Drew Mills said the service projects were a way for them to express their compassion and love for other people. Mills said the church wasn't looking for recognition, they just wanted to help out others as Christ has called them to.

Church members ended the day with a special Celebration Service, which gave members an opportunity to reflect and share stories about their service projects.

For more information about CrossRoads Church, visit their website.

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