Crossroads’ Love Like Crazy group shares joy, love and hot dogs

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Members of Crossroads Fellowship in Pleasantville descended on the city bus station on Saturday, Aug. 16 to clean up, plant flowers and share fellowship with people in the area. Oh, they also distributed hot dogs, water and good cheer to all who passed by./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Members of Crossroads Fellowship in Pleasantville descended on the city bus station on Saturday, Aug. 16 to clean up, plant flowers and share fellowship with people in the area. Oh, they also distributed hot dogs, water and good cheer to all who passed by./R.J. Liberatore Jr. PLEASANTVILLE - Saying, “God’s Love is Free,” a group of 30-plus members of Crossroads Fellowship provided free hot dogs and inspirational fellowship Saturday morning.

The good cheer, food and camaraderie were all part of Crossroads’ second annual Love Like Crazy campaign which promotes acts of community service.

Two weeks ago, the group handed out school supplies during Pleasantville’s annual National Night Out Celebration.

On Saturday, Aug. 16, the group targeted the area around the Pleasantville Bus Station and the people who use the facility as a place to “Love Like Crazy.”

“We challenge our church members to go out and perform 1,000 acts of kindness,” Pastor Matthew Mouliert said.

On Saturday, the group planted flowers and cleaned up the gardens around the bus stop which is located on E. West Jersey Avenue and in the downtown section of the city.

But the group wasn’t just happy enough with planting flowers.

They brought in a pair of grills and cooked more than 300 hot dogs to distribute to area residents and to those using the bus station.

“Someone once told me, ‘God’s love is free,” said Mouliert, who has been in ministry for more than 20 years. “And today so are the hot dogs and water.”

As soon as the bus pulled up, Mouliert’s team of well-doers would rush the bus, climb on board, and hand out hot dogs to those who got off and those who remained.

“It’s really good,” said Howard Pennock, 58, a Pleasantville resident who was out for a Saturday morning bike ride when he peddled on the Love like Crazy makeshift compound.

“It’s very helpful to the community,” he said while chewing down a hot dog covered with ketchup and mustard, but no relish. “It helps bring up the morale in this city.”

Mouliert said the group isn’t finished with its “Love Like Crazy” campaign.

Later this month, the group will pack bags full of personal care items and distribute them to those in need at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.

Want to join in and feel the love?

Crossroads Fellowship is located at 101 N. First St., Pleasantville. You may contact the church at 609-407-1750 or by going online at www.crossnj.org


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