Crossroads unveils new location

A large crowd turned out on Friday, Oct. 21, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park and to look at the organization’s new location.

“This building is a gift from Wildfire Homes that we have received in exchange for our old building,” explained Crossroads Executive Director Brian Schaffer. “It’s our new facility where we are going to be able to expand services to the community.”

The new building at 1753 Wildfire (just down the road from the old location) has space for Crossroads to meet immediate needs with food and case management. There is also space designated for a resource center to help provide clients long term assistance with a job training center, mentoring program and other services.

Inside the building, guests were treated to a display of news stories from each decade of service by Crossroads.

Rev. Seth Richmond, rector of St. Bart’s, came to Friday’s celebration to encourage the entire community for what they have done over the years to support Crossroads’ mission. (Wendy Rigby/Estes Park Trail-Gazette)

The ministry began in the basement of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Estes Park, but has always been an ecumenical and community endeavor.

Rev. Seth Richmond, rector of St. Bart’s, came to Friday’s celebration to encourage the entire community for what they have done over the years to support Crossroads’ mission.

“St. Bart’s adopted it and took it under their wing with the help of all of the churches and individuals in the Estes Valley,” Richmond noted. “I can’t even imagine the countless people Crossroads has helped over the last 40 years. When there’s a need — and we’ve seen them all with the floods and the fires — everybody joins together and helps.”

The new building at 1753 Wildfire has space for Crossroads to meet immediate needs with food and case management. (Wendy Rigby/Estes Park Trail-Gazette)

Schaffer explained that each board member of Crossroads chose a value to talk about at the celebration.

“One chose courage because it takes a lot of courage to come here and ask for help,” he said. “Another chose generosity because we have such a generous community that allows us to be generous. Another talked about grace because we feel like there is a lot of grace extended to people in their time of need.”

Guests at the celebration each received a paperweight rock to keep which had the Crossroads name and 40th anniversary celebration on it. The back of the rock said, “The Lord has done amazing things among us.”

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