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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
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News and Notices . . .

Christmas Dinner and Concert
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Dinner @ 6pm

Catered by Ramekins Restaurant
Cost - $15 (advance tickets required - not needed for concert only)

Concert @7:15pm
presented by the
Frontenac Concert Band
with guest harpist Merrilyn Barber

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Freewill offering in support of Kingston Youth Arts Cooperative

Crossroads Café

Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30

Note: we're taking a break for the winter
Join us for the last cafés for the season on
Monday Dec 5 & Dec 12, 2016

Click for poster Enjoy coffee or tea on us!
Come for the coffee.
Stay for the company.
All are welcome!

Advent Study
"A different kind of Christmas"

Sunday, Nov. 27; Dec. 4, 11 & 18 @ 9 - 10am
- a video and discussion series

Topic: Can Christmas Still Change the World?

Coffee and muffins provided!

A Family Christmas Eve at Crossroads
Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 @6:30pm

Youth Nativity Pageant
a role for every child (and child at heart)

Advent 2016 Newsletter now available online
Click here to view our latest 2016 newsletter.

Tyson SullivanNew Sounds in Worship
Our alternative music ensemble features acoustic guitar, woodwinds, and keyboard in an approachable contemporary style. Come join us as we make our 10:30am Sunday worship accessible to all ages.

Watch for the next appearance in January, 2017

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

Music Notes
Hand chimes featured in worship at Crossroads

Listen here! Recording date:
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

Click the speaker icon to hear the Chancel Chimes!

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.
June 2016 update: The first refugee family has now arrived in Kingston.

If you wish to donate online to this initiative, click here and choose the "4-Refugee Fund" in the drop-down box identifying the designated fund.

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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 encounter!
10:30 a.m.
physical accessibilitywheelchair accessible

hearing assistance availablehearing assistance available

Youth Worship classes and
Nursery Care

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Final Report of the Visioning Group
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More events and special services
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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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Volunteer opportun- ities at Crossroads
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photo tour of the church

About the season: Advent
When: Starts Nov. 27 in 2016 (four Sundays before Christmas) and runs until Christmas Day.
Colour: Blue
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.

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outreach committee
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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"