CROS Ministries

Community Outreach Ministries


In 1978, a group of United Methodist churches located in Palm Beach County came together to form Christians Reaching Out to Society, Inc. (CROS Ministries). The congregations realized that together they could make a bigger difference supporting the community's hunger needs. Today, our mission is to serve the hungry in Palm Beach and Martin Counties through community collaborations. We operate eight food pantries serving 15 different locations; Gleaning, a produce recovery program; and The Caring...

Disaster Recovery - Bishop Berlin visits the Southwest District

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In this video, Bishop Tom Berlin surveys Hurricane Damage and Disaster Recovery efforts in the Southwest District.

Fresh Expressions with Bishop Berlin

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Bishop Berlin gets the Fresh Expressions movement experience with Rev. Dr. Michael and Jill Beck.

The Power of Focus (Bishop Berlin)

The Bishop's Blog


Bishop Tom Berlin preaching at First UMC, Lakeland. January 8, 2023

Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011