Bringing the Community
TOGETHER My Crossroads church celebrates cars, biscuits and crafting By Madeleine Williamson
Pastor Bryan Uebel and his wife, Maria, host the event. (Photos by Kimberly Carrillo)
Pastor Bryan Uebel of My Crossroads music, cars, vendors, animals, Christian Fellowship Church in New River fundraisers and food. The My CCF rises around 4 a.m. every Saturday to make Church, as it is nicknamed, has crebiscuits and gravy. ated a place where people can come By 8 a.m., he and his three crockpots of together. homemade gravy and biscuits can be found “This really is a destination to at the church’s Cars, Café and Indoor Flea come see,” Uebel says. Market held the first Saturday of each month Although the event is known for at 42425 N. New River its car showRoad. ings and free The event, which genbiscuits and erally runs until about gravy, all vennoon, is free and open to dors or performers are the public. The church alwelcome. The church lows vendors to sell withhas hosted food trucks, out commission or charge advertisers, boy scouts and gives visitors a sense and pet rescues. The of community. vendors sell everything Uebel says he founded from steaks to handthe event one Christmas made crafts to furniture. to bring his community Nancy Sides offers breakfast. Chickens, miniature together. roosters, goats and dogs “I made biscuits and gravy,” Uebel says. make regular visits. “One guy told me I couldn’t stop now. I deMy CCF Church hosts fundraisers too, like cided, OK. I’ll do it regularly.” a backpack collection and socks and shirts for That snowballed into a smorgasbord of the homeless.
George Petraitis peruses the cars at My Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church’s monthly gathering.
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My Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church 42425 N. New River Road, New River 623-465-9461, myccf.church
Cars, Café and Indoor Flea Market has grown into a destination event for folks to socialize and connect. “It just amazes me how much the word of mouth has spread,” Uebel says. “The atmosphere is very relaxed. I want people to come in and enjoy their time here and just hang out with us. I don’t know how it’s worked, but it’s worked.”
Sean Gillogly and Carl McAnind are into the cars at My Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church’s monthly get together.