Sunday worship @ 10:30am
News and Notices . . .
New Sounds in Worship
Our alternative music ensemble features acoustic guitar, woodwinds, and keyboard in an accessible style. After a hiatus of a few years, we've made an effort to re-introduce this feature as we make worship welcoming to all ages.
Next appearance - Sunday October 26, 2014 (during our 10:30am worship service)
If you're an instrumentalist, why not consider joining our group?
Contact Allan (email@example.com)
Pew and Pulpit
a chance for dialogue, discussion and exploration for the faith journey
- in the Conn Room following Sunday worship
Next session: October 26, 2014
Munch, Lunch Bunch
Tracing your Geneology
with Debbie McAuslan
bring a bag lunch!
Crossroad's Outreach Committee and Canadians for Women in Afghanistan
"My Hopes and Dreams for Afghanistan"
Maryam Sahar Naqibullah
Friday, November 7, 2014 @7 - 9pm
at Crossroads United Church
Raised in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Maryam served as an interpreter for the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan before threats to her life and her family forced her to move to Canada in 2011. She is currently studying at Carleton University.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Gifts, crafts, baking, lunch, and much more
More details to come!
Thanksgiving Newsletter now available online
Click here to view our latest 2014 newsletter.
Fall Cleanup - POSTPONED
(originally Saturday, October 25, 2014)
watch for new date!
New Organ Installed
After almost 30 years' service, Crossroads' organ had outlived its life expectancy. It was becoming increasingly difficult to repair and parts were no longer available. A congregational meeting in May accepted Council's recommendation to acquire a new electronic organ at a cost of just under $29,000. The new organ was installed in the sanctuary in July. As worship services were held in the church hall during the summer, September 8, 2013 will mark the first time the new organ will be used in worship. Our music directors (Kevin and Shirley) have been spending the summer "getting up to steam" with all the new features.
A Green Future for Crossroads
Solar Panels for our sanctuary roof
The United Church's New Creed says that we are to "live with respect in creation", but our society isn't generally respectful in how we care for the earth. Now Crossroads is reducing its "carbon footprint" through an Ontario Power Authority program that promotes clean energy sources - in our case, by installing photovoltaic solar cells that produce electricity. Some features of the project are:
This project was approved at the March 2012 congregational meeting and at a subsequent meeting of Presbytery.
Update - Oct 2012 - Panels now operational
(L) replacing old roof (R) solar panels on W sanctuary roof
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New worship songs from Crossroads
View and listen to original hymns/songs and lyrics heard from time to time in our worship
photo tour of the church
About the season: Ordinary Time
When: From the Sunday after Pentecost (June 8 in 2014) until the beginning of Advent (Nov 30 in 2014).
About the Date: "Ordinary" comes from "ordinal" which means "counting" as we count the Sundays to Advent
Meaning: As crops slowly grow in the fields, this time between the major holy seasons in the church provides a time in which we can grow our faith, and then turn our focus to the mission of the church in the world.
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About our logo
Adopted in 2010, the logo illustrates two crossing roads at the bottom, representing our location at the intersection of two busy roads in Kingston, as well as the way in which our lives and our faith intersect. The rays of the sun illustrate the light that our faith shines on our lives, and the colours (purple and green) are the most common colours of the liturgical year (purple during the 40 days of Lent, and green between Pentecost and Advent).
"This is what the Lord says: stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient ways, ask where the good path is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls" - Jeremiah 6:16
New hymn for times of violence (mp3 file)
"When Peaceful Lives are Shaken"
(premiered: Nov. 10, 2013)
Crossroads United Church, as a congregation of the United Church of Canada, is a welcoming and supportive community of Christians that gathers to worship, seeks spiritual growth and humbly works to advance Godís justice in the world.
In a busy, confusing world it's good to know that we do not have to face our challenges alone. At Crossroads, we believe that by deepening our relationship with God and one another we can discover the spiritual resources we need to meet the demands of modern living.
We believe a church should be a community of people who love one another, challenge one another, and support one another as they work together to further God's work in the world. Each week we gather in worship to deepen our relationship with God and discover where God is at work in our lives and world.
Whatever your age, whether you're single, married, or divorced; whatever your social or economic situation or sexual orientation, whether you or your family have special needs, we invite you to become part of this community in Christ. Come see if Crossroads is the place where you can find a spiritual home.
CLICK HERE to view the complete text of our purpose and mission statements
Our amalgamation story
Click here for details about the steps that we've take in our amalgamation journey.
Click here for Dan Norman's detailed history of the amalgamation