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Crossroads United Church
"where life and Spirit meet"

A new United Church congregation in Kingston, Ontario, formed by the merger of Queen St. and St. Margaret's United

690 Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd.
Kingston ON, K7M 1A2
email: chrchsect@bellnet.ca
Click here for photo tour of our church Click for more about New Sounds in worship

News and Notices . . .

Lenten Study Group

A weekly gathering on Mondays, 10 to 11:30am, beginning March 11, 2019

How do the words of the prophets of the past inform our faith and our actions as a church? This year's study book (produced by the United Church of Canada) is titled "Skeptics" and costs $20 (less as an e-book). Pre-registration by Feb 10 to order a book is important.

Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday Service,     April 18, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Good Friday Service,             April 19, 2019 @10:30am
Easter Sunday Service,         April 20, 2019 @10:30am
Tyson Sullivan on guitarNew Sounds in Worship
Come join us as we make our 10:30am Sunday worship accessible to all ages with an approachable contemporary style. Our alternative music ensemble features Tyson Sullivan on acoustic guitar joined by woodwinds, and keyboard.

Look for their next appearance April 28, 2019
Warm-up music starts at 10:20am

If you're an instrumentalist, why not consider joining our group?
Contact Allan (ab25@queensu.ca)

Click here for more infoCrossroads Wellness Program

Note: no sessions Apr 2-4. Sessions resume Apr 9 Tuesdays
  - Seniors' Fitness - 8:15 - 9:00am
  - Zumba - 9:30 - 10:15am

  - Information sessions - 9:30 - 10:30am (see below)
  - Balance/Falls Prevention - 11:00-11:45am

  - Yoga - 8:15 - 9:15am
  - Seniors' Fitness - 9:30 - 10:30am
(click photo for program poster)

Information session topics (all on Wed @9:30am):
March 27 - Open discussion on wellness topics with Eleanor Belfry-Lyttle
April 3 - no session
April 10 - Canadian Hearing Society - hearing loss, aids & strategies
April 17 - Canadian National Institute for the Blind - what's vision loss like?     Find out with an eye simulator kit
April 24 - Open discussion on wellness topics with Eleanor Belfry-Lyttle
      click here for Sessions poster

All sessions are taught by certified instructors, are geared to all fitness levels, and are for both men and women. Sessons are free, although a goodwill offering per class is appreciated, if possible.
Everyone is welcome - come and see!

Pork Dinner

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Tickets: $15

(Advance tickets can be bought from the church office)

Enjoy an evening of vocal music at Crossroads with
Syrian Hope
Melodia Monday

Saturday, May 4, 2019
Tickets: $20 (adult)/ $10 (student/youth)/
    children free

Choral Group Melodia Monday under the direction of Doug Routledge
and Traditional folk group Syrian Hope,
    with Fahd Abou Zainedin (Oud), Hasan Wahab (Naj), Esmaeel Abou Fakhr (Buzuq), Anwar Alisami (violin), Muhanad Al-Kattan (tabla), Rahaf Alakbani (voice) & Sadaf Amini (santur)

All ticket proceeds and donations go to the resettlement of a Syrian family in Kingston. Tax receipts for donations over $20 - contact Carole at caroler99@gmail.com

Tickets are available from Tara Natural Foods, Arden's Music, Eventbrite.ca or at the door

Bread of Life - can you help?

This is a group of helpers from Crossroads that serves dinner (organized by the Salvation Army) the last Monday of each month to those in need.
Can you volunteer? Contact the church office or sign up after church.

What's been happening at Crossroads?
  Anniversary Sunday - Jan 27, 2019

  Guest Preacher: Rev. Wanda Stride

click to hear Rev. Stride's introductory message
click to hear Rev. Stride's sermon

click to hear Rev. Stride's song, "Do We Dare?"

Easter 2019 Newsletter now available here
Click here to view our Easter 2019 newsletter.

Grow your faith!
Would you like to enhance your faith journey?
Why not try the

Crossroads Bible Study group
(Tuesdays at 10:30am)

for a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that gives the chance for you to grow in your faith.

Music Notes Click the speaker icon to hear the recording!
Choir anthem - Sun. May 6, 2018 "O Love" (music by Elaine Hagenburg ©2016) click to hear O Love

Music featured on Sun Jan. 7, 2018New Sounds musical group, 2018
"On the Wings of a Dove" (Mariana Buchanan, vocal & guitar; Glenn Foster, banjo) click to hear On the Wings of a Dove

Music featured on Sun Dec. 10, 2017
"Came He Not in Fire" (chimes and choir) click to hear Came He Not In Fire
"Longing for the Light, We Wait in Darkness" (Bernadette Farrell, ©1993)click to hear Longing For the Light
      with flute soloist Susan Lew
"One Light, One Sun" (Raffi, ©1985) click to hear One Light
"Star of Heaven, Child of God" (Diane Hannibal, ©2014) click to hear Star of Heaven
"Light of Peace" (Joel Raney, ©2007) click to hear Light of Peace
Two Sonatas by Corelli played by the Dolce Trio click to hear Corelli Sonatas
      (Susan Lew, flute; Josh Lewis, violin; Frank Lewis, piano)
Hand chimes featured in worship at Crossroads
Chancel chimes 2017
Sunday, December 18, 2016 - "Still, Still, Still" click to hear Still, Still, Still
Sunday, March 6, 2016 - "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" click to hear Let All Mortal Flesh
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - "Simple Gifts" click to hear Simple Gifts
Choir Anthems Sunday May 8, 2016 - "Love Alone Unites Us" (Ron Klusmeier ©1990) click to hear Love Alone

Refugee News

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. The first refugee family has now arrived in Kingston in early 2016

Click here for more news on this project.

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10:30 a.m.
physical accessibilitywheelchair accessible

hearing assistance availablehearing assistance available

Youth Worship classes and
Nursery Care

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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

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Final Report of the Visioning Group
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photo tour of the church

About the season: Lent
When: Lent consists of the forty days (plus 6 Sundays) before Easter (Apr. 21 in 2019). It begins on Ash Wednesday (Mar. 6 in 2019)
Meaning: "Lent" originally simply meant "Spring", when the days lengthen.
Colour: Purple
Event: a period of penitance (seeking forgiveness), and in remembrance of Christ's sacrifice.

Does your group need financial assistance?
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to find out how our
outreach committee
can help.

Green at Cross- roads
click here to find out more about green initiatives at Crossroads, including our 10kW solar array as we live out our commitment to "Live with respect in Creation"