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2nd Saturday Ministry
Crossroads Grace makes a difference in lives
Volunteers with Crossroads Grace Community’s 2nd Saturday outreach ministry pick excessive fruit from a grapefruit tree that a Manteca homeowner couldn’t use. The fruit was picked, cleaned, and delivered to organizations that help feed the needy. - photo by HIME ROMERO
Crossroads Grace Community Church’s philosophy that a church is much more than just a building is reflected in their 2nd Saturday Ministry outreach.

It is a loose organization of volunteers who do various projects throughout the community the second Saturday of each month. The commitment is just from 8 a.m. to noon.

It is a program overseen by Crossroads outreach minister Jim Todd.

The program list from this past Saturday included picking fruit to help feed the needy and the homeless. Volunteer crews connected with homeowners who had excessive fruit from trees in their yards that they can’t use. Instead of letting it go to waste, it was picked and delivered to organizations feeding the needy.

Other projects in Saturday included:

• Assisting at the Raymus House to dispose of branches and hallway painting.

• Office painting at the Manteca Pregnancy Help Center.

• Visiting and playing board games with the elderly at a rest home.

 • Helping clean-up and makeover a yard belong to a Ripon widow.

• Assisting with housecleaning for a woman who has physical limitations.

• Landscaping maintenance work at the East Union Cemetery.

•Painting playground equipment at a Manteca park.