THE PLAN

 We want the word of God…to become flesh in us!

On Sunday 21st we will be cancelling all 4 services at Cross Church. 9a, 11a, 1pm and our 6:30 Cross Culture student service. We are going to the streets to serve our community.

We are going to love because Christ first loved us in a massive summer love because day.

We have picked 14 projects and we want everyone in our church to sign up to serve that day. We want you to be Jesus with skin on.  We are going out and we are going to lavishly love our community. We even have projects that you can do with your kids so sign your whole family up!

Click on a Love Because Project below to view description:

With the summer heat, people need water. We will be bringing water and snacks to the people on the greenway.

We will partner alongside a local shaved ice truck to bring sweet treats to Fowler Park. We will have games and will spend time giving out free snow cones and engaging with families who are there.

Many senior citizens living in nursing/assisted living homes don’t often have visitors. Let’s surprise them with flowers and fun Polaroid photos to remember!

We love our schools! As the new school year gets ready to kick off, we will partner with a local school to help them get their school ready for their students arrival.

Families staying at local hotels can often be difficult for the kids to have fun activities. Let’s come together to give them an awesome experience with an incredible day of fun.

We will help a local widow and single mom with some home projects that will help create a sense of peace for her family. Projects will include yard work, painting and small home repairs.

Many kids rely on lunch from school to fill their tummies. Summer can often be hard for many families. We will be partnering with a local ministry and will make lunches that will be delivered to families in need.

Hospital says for kids can often be very difficult. So be a part of knocking on doors and telling kids you have a special surprise as princesses and superhero’s round the corner. *Character spots have been filled.

We will surprise customers at a local gas station and pay for a portion of their gas. As they fill their gas tanks, we will fill their hearts with joy.

We will visit a local laundromat and pay for people’s laundry and detergent. Help carry and fold loads of clothes, offer snacks and spend time visiting with people as they wait.

Let’s celebrate our local first responders and police officers by showing our appreciation for their hard work and what they do is seen and deeply valued. We will surprise them with coffee and breakfast.

We will invade a local Starbucks and surprise people with paying for their drink!

Let’s throw a huge party for our local foster care and adoptive parents their kids. Everything from bounce houses to face painting to hair cuts this is going to be an amazing day.

HISTORY

In 2016, we held our first Love Because Christmas Party at Cumming Elementary School. It was an event that the kids and their families will remember forever.

The 4-hour party included crafts, face painting, inflatable bounce houses, hot chocolate, pictures with Santa, special appearances by some of the kids favorite movie characters and there was even SNOW!

With the funds raised, we had the opportunity to give each child who attended the event a package of underwear, 2 packages of socks, a hat and gloves, a blanket, a bag of non-perishable food, a frozen turkey AND a $50 Publix Gift Card.

In 2017, we headed back to Cumming Elementary and were able to throw the students another fun-filled Holiday Party. Last year, we gifted every family an entire Christmas meal that included a turkey and additional snacks to last the kids through their holiday break. It was a blast seeing families walk away with armloads of food!

Love because is TOMORROW! Use an emoji or gif below to show us how excited you are! Remember 8:15am is registration and the opening rally is 9am before we head out into the community! #summerlovebecause ...

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Happy LOVE BECAUSE DAY!!! We are at the opening rally getting read to head into the community! Remember to use #summerlovebecause in all your posts today!!! ...

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Amazing day loving on our community! We helped get a local elementary school ready for school by doing some gardening, laying mulch, picking up trash, and some painting. #summerlovebecause crossatlanta ...

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IT'S HERE! We are so excited to love on our community today because He first loved us! We won't be live streaming service on Facebook like we normally do, but we are so excited to see everyone serving together! #summerlovebecause ...

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In addition to interns submerging themselves in the consistent culture of Cross Church, every month interns come together for one on one personal reflection and growth and also leadership development through a staff member or key influencer.