Sunday worship @ 10:30am
News and Notices . . .
Pew and Pulpit
a chance for dialogue, discussion and exploration for the faith journey
- in the Conn Room following Sunday worship
Next session - June 7, 2015: "The Church and Us"
Munch Lunch Bunch
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @noon
Curious about Tai Chi?
Find out more about this health-oriented physical discipline
Bring a bag lunch
Rummage, Plant and Bake Sale
Saturday, May 30, 2015 (8:30am-noon)
- donations of small household articles (no large items, please), plants, books, good used clothing accepted at the church during office hours (9-12) starting May 25
Annual Church Picnic
Sunday May 31, 2015
(following 10:30am worship
RAIN OR SHINE
Free Community Breakfast
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Note new date!
9:00 - 10:30 am
Start your Saturday with a little "outrageous hospitality" from Crossroads United Church!
Meet your neighbours over breakfast!
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.
of the United Church of Canada
Sunday, June 14, 2015 @7pm
(@ Crossroads United)
- guest preacher: Dr. John Young (Queen's School of Religion)
- massed choirs from Kingston-area United Churches
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 re-introducing this feature as we make our 10:30am Sunday worship accessible to all ages.
Watch for our next appearance in June, 2015
If you're an instrumentalist, why not consider joining our group?
Contact Allan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Easter Newsletter now available online
Click here to view our latest 2015 newsletter.
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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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: Easter
When:The Easter season lasts for 50 days following Easter and ends on Pentecost, the "birthday" of the Christian Church (this year on May 24, 2015).
Meaning: Although not certain, "Easter" may originally derive from the Anglo-Saxon word for "spring" (Eostre), the season when Easter occurs.
Colour: White or GOLD
Event: a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and a reminder that death does not have the final word. It is a time of renewal as we celebrate God's ongoing work in the world through his people.
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