Sunday worship @ 10:30am
News and Notices . . .
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Pancakes, sausages, beverages, dessert
tickets available in advance - call 613-542-9305 or 613-544-1988
Trivia alert: Pancake (or Shrove) Tuesday marks the last day before the beginning of Lent (the 40 day season leading up to Good Friday and Easter). Historically, ingredients such as sugar and eggs were restricted during the Lent (tradionally, a time of fasting and serious reflection), so Shrove Tuesday was the last chance to make merry and use up these ingredients before Easter. That's also where the tradition of Mardi Gras (in French, "fat Tuesday") festivals began.
"Change the World -
Recovering the message and mission of Jesus"
a 6-part video and discussion series
Sunday, Feb. 14, 21 & 28;
Mar. 6, 13 & 20, 2016
@ 9 - 10am
Coffee and muffins provided!
Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, February 21, 2016
following 10:30am worship service
Annual finanacial report and 2016 Budget will be presented for approval
and Kid's Talent Showcase
Sunday, March 6, 2016 (following 10:30 worship)
Singing, skits, and more
Pew and Pulpit
a chance for dialogue, discussion and exploration for the faith journey
- in the Conn Room following Sunday worship
Next encounter: Sunday, February 28, 2016
New Sounds in Worship
Our alternative music ensemble features acoustic guitar, woodwinds, and keyboard in an accessible style. Come join us as we make our 10:30am Sunday worship accessible to all ages.
Watch for our next appearance!
If you're an instrumentalist, why not consider joining our group?
Contact Allan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Christmas 2015 Newsletter now available online
Click here to view our latest 2015 newsletter.
Crossroads is a partner in the West Kingston Refugee Partnership (WKRP). Our church is working with the Islamic Centre of Kingston and Edith Rankin, St. Andrew's-by-the-lake, Cataraqui, and Cooke's-Portsmouth United Churches to help bring at least two refugee families to Kingston and to raise funds and provide support as they establish themselves in our community.
If you wish to donate online to this initiative, click here and choose the "4-Refugee Fund" in the drop-down box identifying the designated fund.
Click here for the latest news on this project.
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. The system became operational in September 2012. Some features of the project are:
(L) replacing old roof (R) solar panels on W sanctuary roof
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Volunteer opportunities at Crossroads
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More events and special services
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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: Lent
When: Lent consists of the forty days (plus 6 Sundays) before Easter (March 27 in 2016). It begins on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 9 in 2016)
Meaning: "Lent" originally simply meant "Spring", when the days lengthen.
Event: a period of penitance (seeking forgiveness), and in remembrance of Christ's sacrifice.
to find out how our
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
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