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News and Notices . . .
UCW Annual Potluck Supper
Wednesday December 11, 2013 @ 6 pm
bring a mitten, scarf or hat for the Mitten Tree
Friday, December 13, 2013
Dinner @ 6:00pm
Prepared by Ramekin's Restaurant
Concert @ 7:15pm
presented by the
Frontenac Community Concert Band
with special guests
Voices of Joy Choir
Freewill offering in support of Kingston Youth Arts Co-operative
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A Christmas Carol Bible Study
Sundays - Dec 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 8:45-9:45am
hosted by Debbie McCutcheon
muffins and juice served
Crossroads will be providing 48 baskets at Christmas to households needing some extra help, as a part of the annual Salvation Army program. We need to raise $3000 for this effort - consider adding this to your regular offering. Packers & drivers are also needed
Christmas 2013 Newsletter now available online
Click here to view our latest 2013 newsletter.
Disaster Relief for the Philippines
Help contribute to relief efforts for the Philippines typhoon disaster. The United Church has begun a financial appeal for an Emergency Response to Typhoon Haiyan that struck the island nation on Nov 8, 2013. Your donation will be applied directly to support relief and reconstruction work through United Church partners in the Philippines. The Canadian government has offered to match donations made between Nov 9 and Dec 8, 2013. click here for more information about the appeal
To go direction to the donation page, Click here to donate
Need a ride to church? Can you offer a ride?
If you need a ride or can offer a ride to Sunday worship, click on the appropriate button at the top of the right panel of this page for an information form. When you submit your request, the information will be sent directly to the church secretary.
Sunday, November 10, 2013 @ 2:00pm
News update: A free-will offering collected at this event raised $668 for Disaster Relief in the Philippines. See above for more about how you can contribute to this effort.
New! Click here to listen to music sample (When Peaceful Lives are Shaken)
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.
New Sounds in Worship
Be sure to catch our next worship service incorporating our alternative music ensemble, which features acoustic guitar, woodwinds, and percussion in an accessible style.
Watch for our next appearance!
If you're an instrumentalist, why not consider joining our group?
Contact Allan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Green Future for Crossroads
Solar Panels for our sanctuary roof
New! Click the sun for solar panel power production
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) workers replacing sanctuary roofing (R) solar panels in place (W sanctuary roof)
Crossroads sanctuary featured in 2013 United Church calendar
This photograph, taken by our own Dianne Hudson, is featured for the month of September in the 2013 United Church calendar. If you`d like your own copy of the calendar, they are available from the church office for a small charge.
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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: Advent
When: Starts Dec. 1 in 2013 (four Sundays before Christmas) and runs until Christmas Day.
About the Date: "Advent" means "coming" as we await the coming of Jesus, the Word made flesh, into the world at Christmas.
Meaning: Hope and waiting are the themes of this season. Each Sunday a different candle is lit, corresponding with hope, peace, joy and love. Sometimes purple (the colour of royalty, but also of the asking of forgiveness) is used for each candle; recently, blue (representing Mary, who waits with us for her baby's arrival) has become more common. The third Sunday uses a different colour - pink, representing joy. On Christmas or Christmas eve, the Christ candle (the white one in the middle) is lit.
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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
"When Peaceful Lives are Shaken"
(premiered: Nov. 10, 2013)
New hymn for Earth's Stewardship
"The Earth is the Lord's"
(premiered: April 21, 2013)
New Covenant hymn
"Call On Me"
(premiered: June 23, 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