The Local Outreach Ministry Team calls on everyone to participate in an ongoing canned goods donation effort to help God’s Pantry.  Please bring a canned good or staple item with you each Sunday and drop it in one of the large blue barrels.

God’s Pantry has been collecting and distributing donated food in our area for over 50 years. This organization works to address the needs of families and individuals in tough times. Our individually- given cans can mean a lot when it comes to re-stocking the shelves at God’s Pantry.

As we come to church every week to feed our spirits and connect with our church family at God’s table, we hope you’ll help other families ensure they have enough on their tables. Please join in this effort and make your canned donation a regular practice each week as a way of sharing God’s love.


If you are new to Crestwood, you may want to learn more about Room in the Inn (RITI).  This program provides a shelter and hospitality program to homeless men in the community.  Crestwood, one of several participating congregations, offers its facilities on the second and fourth Friday evenings from December through March.

RITI Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteers make RITI happen at Crestwood!   Tony Shartle has faithfully and tirelessly coordinated the program since its inception at Crestwood and he welcomes anyone would like to help.  Volunteers provide:

–Set up on Fridays at 5 p.m. (beds, accommodations for guests)

–Transportation (Using the church van, drivers pick up guests on Friday evening downtown at 6:30 p.m. and drop them the following morning at 7 a.m.)

–Dinner on Friday (meal for 18-20 best prepared and served buffet style)

–Breakfast on Saturday (preparation begins at 5:30 a.m.)

–Sack Lunches (simple preparation, no drinks)

–Laundry (men’s laundry on Friday evening, linens on Saturday)

–Clean-up on Saturday

If you are interested in becoming a part of the RITI volunteer effort, contact Tony at for more information about these jobs and the needs for the 2016-2017 dates.  Contributions to the program are possible, too, via check made payable to Crestwood Christian Church, with RITI denoted on the memo line.