Community Outreach

Motherhood can be a lonely, scary, intimidating place, but it doesn’t have to be!

At MOPS (Mothers Of PreschoolerS) and MOMSnext, you will find a group of women who are or have been where you are in your journey as a mother.

MOPS/MOMSnext at CrossWind is a warm and friendly group of moms and we hope you will find a place here too! Meetings take place the First and Third Friday of each month, during the public school year (September-May), from 9:30-11:30am. We meet at CrossWind Community Church, but this is far from some “church group” or secret club. In fact, most of the moms in our group do not even attend CrossWind and come from a variety of backgrounds and locations. Whether you are an expecting mama, are entrenched in the toddler years, or are into the school years, you are welcome. We have childcare available for infants-preschool on site, at no charge.

Join us to enjoy a warm breakfast, conversation, friendship, some occasional crafting, learning and growth. Through discussion, guest speakers, demonstrations and other opportunities within the group, we seek to offer moms a place to take off the brave face for a few moments, to find genuine connection with other moms and to be in a place free of judgement.
While the MOPS and MOMSnext groups meet at the same time, the groups will each have access to age/stage appropriate speakers and content throughout the year as well as the opportunity to be a part of a greater mom community. This is an exciting time and we hope you will consider being a part of our tribe!

Through our Hand2Hand ministry, CrossWind is able to feed hungry children in our community.

How does it work?

Every week, our Hand2Hand team takes time to pack meals. Then, they go to two of our local schools (Dorr Elementary and Pine Street Elementary) and place the meals in the lockers of children enrolled in the free school lunch program to take home on the weekend.

Addiction is a family disease.

It affects relationships of those close to the addict: parents, spouses, siblings, children, longtime friends and employers. If someone’s addiction is affecting you, first you must help yourself. Nar-Anon is a twelve-step support group for families and friends of addicts. There are no dues or fees to join. Just come to a meeting. You will hear others, who are going through similar problems, talk about how they cope and find recovery.

What is Nar-Anon?
Nar-Anon members are relatives and friends who are concerned about the addiction or drug problem of another. Nar-Anon’s program of recovery is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous and uses Nar-Anon’s Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts.

What is a Nar-Anon Family Group?
The Nar-Anon Family Group is for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation due to the addiction problem of someone close to them. Nar-Anon members share their experiences, strength, and hope at weekly meetings. The meetings are usually held at locations such as treatment centers, hospitals, churches, community centers, or local twelve-step clubs.

How Do I Join Nar-Anon? Joining is easy; just attend a meeting. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is that there is a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. Nar-Anon is not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.

What Does It Cost? Nar-Anon has no dues or fees. Each group is self-supporting and collects donations that are used for local expenses such as room rent and supplies. Group and member donations support the Nar-Anon World Service Office.

Is Professional Help Available? Nar-Anon is a non-professional fellowship whose members share their experience, strength, and hope to solve their common problems. We have learned to avoid standing in the way of the addict’s recovery. Nar-Anon is not a replacement for and does not provide professional treatment. Nar-Anon does cooperate with Narcotics Anonymous, recovery programs, and other organizations, but does not affiliate with or recommend them.

For more information, call Sue at 616.293.0188