Sunday worship @ 10:30am
News and Notices . . .
"A different kind of Christmas"
Sunday, Nov. 22 & 29; Dec. 6, 13 & 20 @ 9 - 10am
- a video and discussion series
and Kid's Talent Showcase
Sunday, December 6, 2015 (following 10:30 worship)
Singing, skits, and more
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Concert at 7:15; Dinner at 6:00pm
Dinner tickets: $15 (not required for concert)
(only advance tickets are available)
"The Sounds of Christmas"
presented by the
Frontenac Community Concert Band
with special musical guest
Merrilyn Barber, harp
freewill charity offering in support of Syrian Refugee Project
Click here for poster
Christmas 2015 Newsletter now available online
Click here to view our latest 2015 newsletter.
Free Community Breakfast
Next date in January, 2016
9 - 11am
Start your Saturday with a little "outrageous hospitality" from Crossroads United Church!
Meet your neighbours over breakfast!
Want to volunteer? We'll find a way for you to help. Call the church office (613-542-9305) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In our increasingly fragmented world, Crossroads believes in helping grow its neighbourhood into one where everyone can feel they are welcomed. This free outreach event is planned as one of a series to be offered several times over the year. Your comments and suggestions for this community action are appreciated.
Pew and Pulpit
a chance for dialogue, discussion and exploration for the faith journey
- in the Conn Room following Sunday worship
Watch for our next date!
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 in January 2016
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. The system became operational in September 2012. Some features of the project are:
(L) replacing old roof (R) solar panels on W sanctuary roof
Follow us on Facebook (click icon)
Volunteer opportunities at Crossroads
Click here for info
More events and special services
Click here for details
Click below if you:
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 Nov. 29 in 2015 - four Sundays before Christmas and runs until Christmas Day.
Meaning: "Advent" means "coming" as we await the coming of Jesus (the Word made flesh) into the world at Christmas.
Symbols: 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 asking 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.
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