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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 . . .

Choral Concert
with the

Shout Sister! Choir
(Kingston Afternoon Chapter)

Sunday, March 25, 2018
7:00 pm

Tickets: $10

Lenten Study
a 5-part video and discussion series

Sunday, Feb. 18, 25; Mar. 4, 11 & 18, 2018
@ 9 - 10am

Coffee and muffins provided!

An Open Fellowship Group Event

Australia in Song and Story
a personal account by Glenn Foster

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
@ 1 pm

in the church hall

Making palm crosses

come help make these symbolic icons that will be used in our Palm Sunday worship

Friday, March 23, 2018
@ 10am - noon

in the Conn Room
No experience necessary! Thanks to Elaine Carr who will guide you through the process
Coffee and Muffins served!

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 and Cam Moses on acoustic guitar joined by woodwinds, and keyboard.

Watch for our next appearance in April, 2018
Warm-up music starts at 10:20am

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

Easter 2018 Newsletter now available online
Click here to view our Easter 2018 newsletter.

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.

Click here to read our JNAC report

Click here to read our Search ad

What's been happening?

Christmas baskets packing Christmas food baskets at Crossroads, 2017
Thanks to all our volunteers who spent time putting Christmas baskets together for those in need!

Christmas concert at Crossroads, 2017Benefit Concert
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.

Crossroads choir Dec 2017Music Notes
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Music featured on Sun Jan. 7, 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

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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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Volunteer opportun- ities at Crossroads
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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.
Colours: White
Event: Traditionally, Epiphany celebrates the arrival of the magi ("wise men"), the first to "reveal" Jesus to the wider world

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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"