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Crossroads United Church
"where life and Spirit meet"

690 Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd.
Kingston ON, K7M 1A2
office email: chrchsect@bellnet.ca

We have returned to
in-person worship
Sunday mornings @ 10:30am

We are also live-streaming our services: Click here to access

News and Notices . . .

Advent begins this Sunday (Nov 28)

Communion will be served

Note: New safety policy - full vaccination is required at the church

Minister Search

Crossroads is looking for a full-time minister to walk with us on our journey, following the retirement of Rev. Judith Evenden. We are a progressive, accepting, and supportive congregation that values social justice and is open to new directions. Interested ministry should email search@crossroadsunited.ca

Living Faith Story - a more extended description of our congregation can be found here
Return to In-Person Worship

New safety policy effective Sunday Nov. 28, 2021

What to expect:
COVID protocols will be in effect, so please be mindful of the following:
  • New: Proof of full vaccination (for 12yr and older) is now required for all indoor church activities (with medical exceptions). (similar to before but now includes worship services in the sanctuary)
  • masking is required (but singing is now allowed with masking)
  • upon arrival, you will need to sign up for contact tracing, so please allow extra time for this
  • social distancing will be necessary - pews will be marked to indicate safe distances; other pews will be roped off
  • hand sanitizer is available at the door
  • if you can't attend, follow us live via our online Worship page or our YouTube channel
Let's make worship safe for everyone!

What is a Guaranteed Liveable Income?
Engage in the discussion. Find out More!

The United Church of Canada affirms that a guaranteed annual income is the most efficient way of ensuring that all Canadians will have a secure economic floor to stand on. To find out more, Click HERE

Apple Pies For Sale!
Support Crossroads' ministry by buying one of these ready-to-bake pies. Pop them in the oven and in a few minutes, you'll have a hot, fresh pie.
The pies are for sale at $15 each and are available at the church between 9:00 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to Friday or by calling Elaine at 613-546-5936. Get yours before they're gone!

September 2021 Newsletter now available here
Click here to view our September 2021 newsletter.

Click here for Newsletter Archives

fitness classes
Crossroads Wellness Program
online via ZOOM
Fall Session (Sep 20 - Dec 22, 2021)

Monday mornings
  - PWR!Moves (Parkinson's Fitness)
        - 10:00 - 11:00am
  - Exercise for Arthritis - 11:15 - 12:00noon

Tuesday mornings
  - Gentle Mindful Yoga - 9:30 - 10:30am (ends Dec 13)

Wednesday mornings
  - PWR!Moves (Parkinson's Fitness)
        - 10:00 - 11:00am
  - Exercise for Arthritis - 11:15 - 12:00noon

All sessions are taught by certified instructors, and are geared to all fitness levels. Registration is required. To register, email Elaine at wellness@crossroadsunited.ca

Everyone is welcome!

This Program is sustained solely by the goodwill offerings of participants & donors. If you would like to make an online offering in support of this Program, click on this link: Click here to donate on-line!

Congregational Update

At our congregational meeting held by ZOOM on Sunday, August 22, 2021, the following issues were approved:
  1. Election of Search Committee for a new minister
  2. Approval of new Governance Structure
    (for document details, CLICK HERE)
Other documents for you to comment on:
  • Living Faith Story - description of our congregation that will be become part of our ministerial search process (CLICK HERE for document)

Truth and Reconciliation Calls to ActionTruth and Reconciliation

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established in 2008 to document the history and impacts of the Canadian Indian residential school system on indigenous students and their families. Its final report was issued in 2015. In light of the recent revelations of gravesites identified on the grounds of former Indigenous Residential Schools, this is a good time to have a closer look at the Calls to Action (part of the larger report) that were put forward at that time.

To read the Calls to Action click on this link

A new way to donate to Crossroads!

In addition to the Canada Helps online deposit tool, you can now also use an e-transfer directly from your bank.

Complete the following steps for your e-transfer donation to Crossroads:
  1. Log on to your bank's on-line banking tool using your browser
  2. Select Interac “e-Transfer​”
  3. Select your bank account and enter the dollar amount​ of your donation
  4. Set-up “New Recipient” (if not already set-up for Crossroads) ​
  5. a) Select "Notify By" and enter this email address:
    b) Add or Save as your bank requests.​
  6. Select this New Recipient and complete the transaction as indicated on your screen.
  7. Send a separate email confirming your e-transfer to donations@crossroadsunited.ca
    In this email, please provide your full name, address, postal code, donation amount, etc. This will ensure donations are recorded correctly and an end-of-year tax receipt can be sent out in January for all accumulated donations above $20.​
  8. You will receive a confirmation email when your e-transfer donation has been processed.

Thank you for helping sustain Crossroads' ministry in these difficult times!
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About the season: Advent
When: Starts Nov. 28 in 2021 (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.

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

Final Report of the Visioning Group
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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"