Sunday worship @ 10:30am
News and Notices . . .
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Dessert/ Silent auction at 6pm
Talent show follows @ 7 pm (approx).
Sunday, June 2, 2013
at the church, following morning worship
Sunday, June 9, 2013
following morning worship
Beginning Wed Apr 24 (aft or eve)
A six week journey of sharing and discovery
Dave Morris, a consultant in change processes will soon be interviewing members of the congregation on their vision of Crossroads' future.
Stay tuned for further developments!
Calling all singers!
Can't commit to the regular Thursday night choir rehearsal but still like to sing? Be part of an informal music group that is open to all ages. Prior choir experience is definitely not a requirement. Meet by the piano in the sanctuary for 10-15 minutes following the end of worship and sample some of the enriching music waiting for you.
Easter Newsletter now available online
Click here to view our latest 2013 newsletter.
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 (email@example.com)
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) workers replacing sanctuary roofing (R) solar panels in place (W sanctuary roof)
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.
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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photo tour of the church
Original music from Crossroads
View and listen to original hymns/songs and lyrics written by us and heard from time to time in our worship
About the season: Pentacost
When: Pentacost Sunday falls on May 19 in 2013. The weeks following are either known as the Pentacost season or "Ordinary Time"
About the Date: Pentacost means "fifty days" and occurs 7 Sundays after Easter (fifty days when Easter day itself is included).
Meaning: Traditionally celebrated as the birthday of the church, when the risen Christ appeared to a group of dispirited and fearful apostles after the crucifixion. It represents the renewal of purpose and an emphasis on God's ongoing work in the world through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, sometimes represented by images of flame and wind.
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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 offertory hymn
"We Bring Our Gifts To Share"
(premiered: March 31, 2013)
New Earth Stewardship hymn
"The Earth is the Lord's"
(premiered: April 21, 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