Crossroads Christian Fellowship with Handicapped People – Bankstown City

VENUE

Grace Christian Church – Padstow  (cnr Arab & Cahors Roads)

DESCRIPTION

Crossroads is a Christ-centred organisation for people with disabilities and their carers which affirms them, advocates for them and promotes their integration into, and acceptance, by the community and Christian churches. It is multi-denominational but comes under the auspices of UnitingCare, a division of the Uniting Church in Australia. Our branch of Crossroads is sponsored by Grace Christian Church who have the responsibility of approving the office bearers that are elected by the members.  Crossroads is self-supporting and is affiliated with the NSW Crossroads organisation.
Crossroads is a fellowship with adult handicapped people, not just for handicapped people.  We are not carers, so any members that have special needs have to be accompanied by their professional carer.  We are not registered to work with children.
We welcome new people! Please ring 02 9773 4754 or send us an email (bankstown@crossroadsfellowship.org.au) to make sure we will suit you and to make sure your visit will be a happy one.

ACTIVITIES

HALL NIGHTS: 

These occur on the first Saturday of every month except January.  They are held at the Grace Christian Church, Padstow commencing at 7:30 pm and concluding at 9:30 pm.  Average attendance is about 50 and we do offer a limited pick up and return home service for members.  These nights are run for us by various churches and organisations in the area and, consequently, the content of the activity varies considerably.  The activities could be games, dancing, singing, trivia, craft etc. depending on who is running the night for us.  There is always a devotional period followed by supper.  A typical evening would be:
  • Opening prayer.
  • News and Secretary’s report.
  • Choruses – including “Happy Birthday” for those having a birthday during the month.
  • Activities run by the visiting church or organisation.
  • Devotions
  • Prayers of intercession and grace before supper
  • Supper

DAY OUTINGS: 

These are held on the third Saturday of the month – usually on every second month – with the exception of January and December.  The outing destinations vary within the Sydney/Wollongong/Gosford semicircle. Outings are to such activities as swimming, ten-pin bowling, the Gang Show, barbecue in a park, the zoo or animal sanctuary etc.  Average attendance is about 25.
Outings usually start from the church at about 9:30 am and return at about 4:00 pm. Members need to make their own way to and from the church.