Church Ministries


Since 1993, ACROSS owned and operated two modest houses that were available for families in emergency situations.  These houses were funded by the sale of property donated by the Estate of Daniel C. Russell, by donations from businesses and individuals, and by the Greater Ennis United Way.  Many families have benefited from living in these houses, allowing fathers, mothers, and children to live in a clean, respectable environment while moving from homelessness to independence.  In 2005, those houses were sold to help finance the new 4 – apartment complex that we now occupy.


It is the mission of ACROSS to provide interim housing to citizens of Ennis, Texas who are homeless due to a crisis situation.  Further, to provide and assist in locating services and counseling that benefit individuals as they move toward independence.

ACROSS Website


Cursillo is a movement of the Episcopal Church. The Cursillo weekend is a time for renewal and reflection on your commitment to living for Christ. The weekend consists of short lectures given by both lay and clergy, group discussions, worship and participating in the sacraments. As a result, they become more effective in bringing Christ to others to spread the Kingdom of God throughout their neighborhood and the world — the duty of all Christians. These tools are maintained and sharpened through 4th Day activities, Group Reunions, Ultreya and Spiritual Direction.