Serving others and spreading the good news of Jesus Christ is a fundamental action of who we are called to be as followers. Jesus’ example leads us to love our neighbors, bring hope to the marginalized, and work for justice. You are invited to participate, living out God’s call, through various opportunities as our faith community continues to meet the practical and spiritual needs of those in our neighborhood, our city, and the surrounding area.






Christmas Food Boxes (Downtown Campus)

Pete Schroeder |

This year, our Christmas Food Box Ministry will take place in a COVID-safe manner. We will still receive the names of 200+ families in need, from our school districts. But instead of filling boxes in the church with volunteers, we are asking you to drive by the Downtown Campus on Saturday, December 12th from 10am to 12pm to pick up an address and a shopping list with instructions.

You will then shop for the groceries and deliver them to the recipient within three days. The list will cost you between $75-$100. All addresses not picked up that day will be mailed a Winco gift card. It will be more critical than ever to receive your donations to cover the cost of the gift cards, so please go to our website’s giving page and contribute to our food card ministry today! Help us deliver JOY this Christmas season to families in need!

Amity Campus Garden Ministry

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The Amity People's Garden began as a USDA People's Garden. It supplies thousands of pounds of fresh produce to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Garden volunteer workers enjoy planting, weeding, picking and socializing as they work to help provide healthy produce for communities with food insecurity. It is a great place to meet and get to know new people while doing one of Christ's callings to feed the hungry.


Baby Needs (Downtown Campus)

Dedra Swanstrom |

One in three families in Idaho struggle to afford diapers for their children. The Baby Needs Ministry supplies families with diapers and wipes for their infants and small children. Distribution days are every Monday and Wednesday from 1:00-3:30 pm. Families can receive assistance once a month.  To receive diapers, a parent/guardian needs to provide identification for themselves and identification for each child (birth certificate, vaccination record, etc.). Thanks to the generous support from the congregation, the Baby Needs Ministry in 2020 provided on average 119 packets of diapers per month to serve families in need. By designating your giving for the “Baby Needs Ministry,” our partnership with the Idaho Diaper Bank will turn a small donation of $10 into a month’s supply of diapers for a family in need!

#LOVEBOISE (Downtown Campus)

If you want more love in the world, put it there. Every day, the people of the Cathedral are attempting to do just that, be it through Habitat for Humanity house builds, feeding those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity, providing reading and conversation partners for refugee families, standing on the Capitol steps in support of our LGBTQ community, or simply by holding the door with open arms, warm smile, and accepting heart.

Help us to put more love in the world.

Be kind to yourself. Buy a coffee for someone in line behind you. Pick up litter from the street or park. Let someone merge in front of you in rush hour traffic. Write a kind note on a napkin and leave it for the next person to use the table. Plant a tree. Compliment a stranger. Or join us for any of the following mission projects we'll be holding throughout the year. Put more love into the world.

Check back soon for updated #LOVEBOISE info as the world re-opens. Events coming soon!!

Friendship Feast (Downtown Campus)

Every Sunday at 1pm and on the third Thursday of each month at 5pm, we host a meal for about 100 food insecure neighbors, utilizing volunteer cooks, donations from our partners, and produce from the Amity People’s Garden and Downtown Teaching Farm. All are welcome to come, eat, and offer hospitality to our guests.

It takes six to eight volunteers for each meal to help prepare food, serve the meal, and clean up. Children 6 years and older are welcome to help along with their parents or group leaders, and with a little notice we can put a larger group to work preparing an extra special meal. To serve on third Thursdays, sign up here! To serve on Sundays, sign up here!

Food Pantry (Amity Campus)

Hosted at our Amity Campus at 4464 S Maple Grove Road, the pantry is operated in partnership with the Idaho Foodbank and Feeding America.

We serve between 25 and 30 families every week. If you need food or know someone who does, just stop by any Monday between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. There is no limit to the number of times you can visit and ID's are not required. Some basic information (name, etc.) will be requested for our records.

Volunteers are also needed to serve God through the pantry. You can serve on distribution days, any Monday from 4:45-7:45 pm.  Please use this URL to sign up to volunteer:

Food Pantry Lunch Bags (Downtown Campus)

Pete Schroeder |

Jennifer Gerlach |

In addition to the Friendship Feast, we’ve found a daily need for a light sack lunch to hand out to our guests. Lunches are available every day, and we distribute about 100 bags each week. Lunch bags are distributed from 11:30am-1pm seven days a week.

We send out the empty bags with our church on the last Sunday of the month to be filled and brought back the next week. All food is sorted and made into complete lunches. Volunteers are needed on occasion to sort and fill lunches, so if you'd like to join the team, let us know!

Items needed for Lunch Bags:

  • Vienna Sausage or Pork & Beans– pop top, single serving (4)
  • Tuna 2.5oz foil pouch (4)
  • Fruit or Applesauce cups (4 pack)
  • Pudding cups (Non perishable) (4 pack)
  • Granola Bars (low sugar preferred) (4)

Contents of this list will fill four lunch bags. Large quantities of individual items are appreciated, particularly protein items (beans, sausage & tuna). All items can be found at local grocery and dollar stores.

We serve over 5,000 lunches per year!

Please return filled bags and extra food items to the Hospitality Desk where they will be sorted and distributed daily.

Good Sam Days (Downtown Campus)

Pete Schroeder |

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday afternoon we serve our neighbors in need. We offer transportation assistance in the form of stored value local bus passes, and also offer toiletry items, baby supplies, and home-baked treats. Bus passes are given in a lottery-based system that can be entered between 1:30 and 1:55pm for a 2pm drawing.

If you are feeling called to serve, there are several ways you can help with the Good Sam Ministry: bring travel-size toiletry items, feminine hygiene products, home-baked cookies, or diapers and wipes for our Baby Needs closet. Or you can join us from 1:30-3pm every 1st and 3rd Wednesday to visit and pray with our guests.

Habitat for Humanity (Downtown Campus)

Pete Schroeder |

For several years we’ve been partnering with Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity to help provide affordable housing in the Treasure Valley. Once a year, CrossRoads Missions helps us build the frame for a house in one morning at the Amity campus, with an army of volunteers of all ages. This year, the house framing event is scheduled for Saturday, June 19. No experience is necessary to serve on these teams. Donations are gratefully accepted throughout the year and particularly as a part of our Christmas Eve offering, to cover the costs of framing these homes. If you have a heart for construction, please contact Pete Schroeder at my email address above for more information about this exciting and life-changing mission opportunity each year.

Sign up for our 2021 Habitat for Humanity event here.

When: Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Amity Campus

Mirror Image (Downtown Campus)

Elizabeth Popish |

The mission of Mirror Image is to provide hygiene products to homeless or otherwise disadvantaged students in the Treasure Valley. Providing these items aids the student's effort to sustain hygiene and supports their self image, academic performance, and social membership. Positive body image is incredibly important for children of all ages, especially teens. We cover elementary, junior high, and high school students that are referred by their school nurse or counselor. Here is a list of current supply needs.

Refugee Assistance Programs (Downtown Campus)

Pete Schroeder |

FAMILY MENTOR TEAMS Prior to reductions in refugees to the US, and prior to the pandemic, we had supplied teams of volunteers to help new refugees get established in our community. This program was operated through Glocal Community Partners.
This program remains on hold until the current situation improves.

HILLSIDE READING PARTNERS are meeting again this school year, Mondays from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm, in the new Hillside Junior High cafeteria. Volunteers enjoy a time to read and connect with the same one or two students each week, helping students improve their skills in the English language. Student’s ability to be successful academically grows as they gain a better grasp of the English language. During this process, many meaningful and lasting relationships develop between students and mentors.










Tijuana Christian Mission

Pastor Duane Anders |

The Tijuana Christian Mission serves God through serving the needy children of Mexico – children who come to them from broken homes or from no home at all, who have learned to make a life for themselves on the streets. Mission teams from the Cathedral have assisted with on-site maintenance and construction, as well as off-site construction of new homes for families in need.

Upcoming Mission Trips to Tijuana Christian Mission | May 24-27 2019 | Contact for more information.

Estimated cost per team member – $600