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Saturday, October 21
2 - 4pm
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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 has now begun its search.
September 2017 Update - Interim Minister
While the search is underway for a new called minister, Crossroads has recruited Rev. Elizabeth Foster to lead us. Elizabeth is a recently retired United Church minister. She has been in ministry since 1997, first at St. Matthew’s United church, then at The Rideau Pastoral Charge, Burridge, and later at 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.
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.
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If you're an instrumentalist, why not consider joining our group?
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Men's & Ladies' Night Out
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
East Side Village, 472 Division St.
Everyone welcome! Come enjoy sood food and great fellowship
Phone the office at 613-542-9305 to reserve your place or arrange a ride
Hand chimes featured in worship at Crossroads
Listen here! Recording date:
Sunday, March 6, 2016 - "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence"
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - "Simple Gifts"
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Sunday May 8, 2016 - "Love Alone Unites Us" (Ron Klusmeier ©1990)
Easter 2017 Newsletter now available online
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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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Youth Worship classes and
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New worship songs from Crossroads
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Final Report of the Visioning Group
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photo tour of the church
About the season: Ordinary Time
When: From the Sunday after Pentecost (Pentecost = June 4 in 2017) until the beginning of Advent (Dec 3 in 2017).
About the Date: "Ordinary" comes from "ordinal" which means "counting" as we count the Sundays to Advent
Meaning: As crops slowly grow in the fields, this time between the major holy seasons in the church provides a time in which we can grow our faith, and then turn our focus to the mission of the church in the world. In the United Church of Canada, the part of this season between Labour Day and the first Sunday of Advent has also recently been called the "Season of Creation" as an opportunity to consider our blessings that come from the Earth that we depend on.
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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"