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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

Rev. Evenden's email: minister@crossroadsunited.ca

Return to in-person worship
Sunday Sept. 19, 2021, 10:30am

Click here for our live-streamed
Sunday worship service

For now, our ZOOM "Congregational Check-in" is suspended, pending rescheduling.

News and Notices . . .

Return to In-Person Worship

starting Sunday Sept. 19, 2021 @10:30am

What to expect:
COVID protocols will be in effect, so please be mindful of the following:
  • masking is required (this means no singing, but humming is OK!)
  • 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!

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

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)

Wondering about how to vote or what questions to ask your local candidate? Did you know, the United Church of Canada has a whole page to help us navigate this election? Check it out - click on the icon at the left!

Can you help?

Zion United Church Foundation, a non-profit seniors' housing apartment complex at 107 Pine St., is urgently in need of volunteers to sit on its Board of Directors. If you can help or for further information, call (613) 548-3389 or email zucfi74@bellnet.ca

Welcome Sara!

We'd like to introduce our new Office Administrator, Sara Morelli. We'd also like to congratulate her on her recent marriage. Best wishes, Sara!
Sara has worked as an Administrative Assistant at the Kingston Community Foundation, Rosewood Retirement Residence, the Alzheimer Society and the Kingston Sexual Assault Centre. Sara will be in the church office Tuesday to Friday from 8:30 to 12noon.

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: Ordinary Time
When: From Pentecost Sunday (May 23 in 2021) until the beginning of Advent (Nov 28 in 2021).
Colour: GREEN
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.

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"