News and Notices . . .
A fun event following morning worship on
Beginning with a luncheon
Games for everyone from ages 3 to 90 (or more!)
Find out if your team is up to the challenge of:
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Pancakes, sausages, beverages, dessert
Did you miss Shrove Tuesday (Feb 13)? Re-LENT with us!
(We've had to delay the celebration this year, but the pancakes are just as good!)
Trivia alert: Pancake (or Shrove) Tuesday (Feb 13 this year) 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 Lent, so Shrove Tuesday was the last chance to use up these ingredients before Easter. That's also where the tradition of Mardi Gras (in French, "fat Tuesday") festivals began.
Annual Congregational Financial Meeting
following morning worship on
Sunday, March 4, 2018
a 5-part video and discussion series
Sunday, Feb. 18, 25; Mar. 4, 11 & 18, 2018
@ 9 - 10am
Coffee and muffins provided!
New 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 and Cam Moses on acoustic guitar joined by woodwinds, and keyboard.
Next appearance: March 4, 2018
If you're an instrumentalist, why not consider joining our group?
Contact Allan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Easter 2018 Newsletter now available online
Click here to view our Easter 2018 newsletter.
Shout Sister! Choir
(Kingston Afternoon Chapter)
Sunday, March 27, 2018
Next steps for Crossroads - calling a new minister
With the retirement of Rev. Bill at the end of June, 2017, Crossroads has begun the process to call a new minister. That process started with the formation of a committee called a JNAC (Joint Needs Assessment Committee) to put together a report outlining the priorities for the pastoral needs of the congregation. This report was approved by the congregation on June 4, 2017 and subsequently approved by our overseeing body, Four Winds Presbytery. At the congregational meeting, a Joint Search Committee was elected, and the committee began its search. After advertising from July to October, interviews were conducted in October and November 2017.
December 2017 Update
At a congregational meeting on Sunday, December 10, 2017 the Crossroads congregation approved the recommendation of the Joint Search Committee to call to Crossroads Rev. Judith Evenden, with her ministerial call to begin by July 1, 2018. Rev. Evenden is currently concluding an interim ministry at Zion-Memorial United Church in Carlton Place, Ontario. We look forward to Rev. Evenden joining us.
Until our new called minister arrives, Crossroads has recruited Rev. Elizabeth Foster to lead us. Elizabeth is a recently retired United Church minister who now lives in Kingston with her husband Glenn. She has been in ministry since 1997, first at St. Matthew’s United church, then at the Rideau Pastoral Charge (consisting of Burridge, Newboro and Westport UC). She has experience serving churches in transition, having served Glenburnie United Church in 2012, Westbrook UC in 2013 and Princess Street United Church in 2014. Elizabeth will be working with us on a half-time basis, with her primary responsibilty for Sunday worship, with some pastoral care and administrative duties. We are pleased that Elizabeth has agreed to join us at this interim time, and we look forward to a fruitful time together.
What's been happening?
Thanks to all our volunteers who spent time putting Christmas baskets together for those in need!
What an evening! A great concert by the Frontenac Concert Band, and $1080 raised for the Kingston Youth Arts Cooperative
Grow your faith!
Would you like to enhance your faith journey?
Why not try the
Crossroads Bible Study group
(Tuesdays at 9:30) or the
Crossroads Prayer Group
(Thursdays at 10:30)
for a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that gives the chance for you to grow in your faith.
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"On the Wings of a Dove" (Mariana Buchanan, vocal & guitar; Glenn Foster, banjo)
Music featured on Sun Dec. 10, 2017
"Came He Not in Fire" (chimes and choir)
"Longing for the Light, We Wait in Darkness" (Bernadette Farrell, ©1993)
with flute soloist Susan Lew
"One Light, One Sun" (Raffi, ©1985)
"Star of Heaven, Child of God" (Diane Hannibal, ©2014)
"Light of Peace" (Joel Raney, ©2007)
Two Sonatas by Corelli played by the Dolce Trio
(Susan Lew, flute; Josh Lewis, violin; Frank Lewis, piano)
Hand chimes featured in worship at Crossroads
Sunday, March 6, 2016 - "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence"
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - "Simple Gifts"
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
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hearing assistance available
Youth Worship classes and
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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: Epiphany
When: Epiphany itself occurs on Jan 6 (on the 12th day after Christmas - hence the name of the Christmas song!). The season lasts either for a week or until Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14 in 2018), 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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