Community Crossroads Outreach Center
Community Crossroads is First Presbyterian Church's mission outreach center in Fort Worth's Hemphill neighborhood. Located at 1516 Hemphill (near the corner of Allen), the building houses Worship on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., the church's First HAND food and clothing ministry, as well as the Salt & Light Dental Clinic.
Worship on Wednesdays
WOW! (Worship on Wednesdays!) provides worship (5:30 p.m.), a shared community meal (6 p.m.), and classes for all ages (6:30 p.m.) for those in the Hemphill community. If you have questions about how to become involved with WOW! (shepherding classes, teaching classes, preparing meals, helping with worship, playing in the WOW! worship band, etc.) contact WOW! Coordinator Leah Wyckoff.
AUGUST 2017: Helpers are needed for WOW! Vacation Bible School on Wednesday evenings in August from 6-7:30 p.m. at Community Crossroads. Serve in mission, crafts, recreation or Bible study. Volunteer one week or all month. Contact WOW! Coordinator Leah Wyckoff for more details.
First HAND Ministry
First HAND provides:
- Hospitality - the gracious offering of welcome to the stranger
- Advocacy - standing with our neighbors in need of voices to speak with them and on their behalf
- Nurture - care for our sisters and brothers who yearn for the warmth of love and acceptance which empowers us all for new life
- Dignity - lifting up the gifts and talents of all people as God's creation within a safe and loving environment
The First HAND ministry has been operating as a mission center for FPC since November 1, 2000. We receive referrals from as many as fifty local agencies and schools, and are visited by hundreds of individuals and families in need each month for emergency assistance, food, and household items.
In-Season Clothing (Ready to wear, all sizes): Jeans and khakis, casual shirts and t-shirts, tennis shoes and good walking shoes. Please do NOT bring high heeled shoes, strappy sandals, dry-cleanable clothing, or men's suits.
Non-Clothing Items Needed: Sheet sets and blankets (clean and folded neatly, marked with size) and bath towels. Please do NOT bring household items, appliances, or furniture.
Drop-Off Instructions: Staff and/or volunteers can receive donations at Community Crossroads (1516 Hemphill St.) on the following days/times. Pull in the parking lot and knock on the glass doors.
Mondays from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 - 11 a.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 - 3 p.m.
More About the Salt & Light Dental Clinic
Local dentists and their staff team with volunteers to offer much needed dental care to homeless men and women. The clinic operates about 4-5 times a year when volunteer dentists are available. If you are a dentist and interested in serving at the clinic, please contact the church office.
For more information about or to volunteer at Community Crossroads, please contact CC Coordinator, Dori Davis.