Sunday worship @ 10:30am
News and Notices . . .
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (Shrove Tuesday)
5:00 - 7:00pm
- pancakes, sausages, tea/coffee and dessert for $8
NEW! - Pancakes and dessert will be available for gluten-restricted diets
(Shrove Tuesday is the day before the start of Lent, the special season leading up to Easter.)
led by DLM Debbie McCutcheon
Sunday mornings from 8:45 to 9:45am
on March 9, 16, 23, 30 and Apr 6, 2014
A look at the writings of author and theologian Marcus Borg and the meaning he finds in the death and resurrection of Jesus
following worship on Sunday, March 9, 2014
a chance for dialogue, discussion and exploration of the day's sermon topic
- in the Conn Room
St. Patrick's Day Tea
Sunday, March 16, 2014
following 10:30am worship
A fellowship event featuring Tea, punch, cookies, veggies, fruit & entertainment
Christmas 2013 Newsletter now available online
Click here to view our latest 2013 newsletter. (Easter newsletter coming soon!)
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.
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 (email@example.com)
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: Epiphany
When: Epiphany itself occurs on Jan 6 (on the 12th day after Christmas - hence the Christmas song of the same name!). The season lasts either for a week or until Ash Wednesday (Mar. 5 in 2014), the beginning of Lent.
Meaning: "to reveal" - a shining forth of the light of Christ. Often a period for emphasizing the mission of the church.
Event: Traditionally, Epiphany celebrates the arrival of the magi ("wise men"), the first to "reveal" Jesus to the wider world
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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 (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