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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
office email: chrchsect@bellnet.ca

Rev. Evenden's email: minister@crossroadsunited.ca
Click here for photo tour of our church Click for more about New Sounds in worship

News and Notices . . .

Pancake Supper
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Pancakes, sausages, beverages, dessert
Cost: $8

Trivia alert: Pancake (or Shrove) Tuesday marks the last day before the beginning of Lent (the 40 day season leading up to Good Friday and Easter). Centuries ago, ingredients such as sugar and eggs were restricted during Lent (tradionally, a time of fasting and reflection), so Shrove Tuesday was the last chance to make merry and use up these ingredients before Easter. (That's where the festival of Mardi Gras - from the French, "fat Tuesday" - began.)
Ash Wednesday services

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
@1:30 and 7:30pm

Why not begin your Lenten journey with this time of reflection in the company of others...     all are welcome.

Crossroads Wellness Program
Winter Session (Jan 7 - March 26, 2020)

Tuesday mornings
  - Seniors' Fitness - 8:30 - 9:30am
  - Zumba Gold - 9:45 - 10:30

Wednesday mornings
  - Parkinson's Fitness - 10:00 - 11:00am
  - Better Balance - 11:15 - 12:00noon

Thursday mornings
  - Fitness for Arthritis - 8:45 - 9:30am
  - Gentle Cardio - 9:30 to 10:00am
  - Community Conversations - 10:15 - 11:15am
    (click here for Winter Program poster!)

All sessions are taught by certified instructors, are geared to all fitness levels, and are for both men and women. Sessons are free, although a goodwill offering per class is appreciated, if possible.
Everyone is welcome - come and see!

Bread of Life - can you help?

This is a group of helpers from Crossroads that serves dinner (organized by the Salvation Army) the last Monday of each month to those in need.
Can you volunteer? Contact the church office or sign up after church.

Advent 2019 Newsletter now available here
Click here to view our Advent 2019 newsletter.

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 usually features acoustic guitar joined by woodwinds, and keyboard.

Watch for their next appearance!
Warm-up music starts at 10:20am

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

Grow your faith!
Would you like to enhance your faith journey?
Why not try the

Crossroads Bible Study group
(Tuesdays at 10:30am)

for a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that gives the chance for you to grow in your faith.

Music Notes Click the speaker icon to hear the recording!
Choir anthem - Sun. Feb 23, 2020
    "Bathe Me In Your Light" (music by Ron Klusmeier, lyrics by John Oldham ©2020) click to hear Bathe Me In Your Light

Choir anthem - Sun. Jan 26, 2020
    "Be My Church" (music by David Lantz III, lyrics by Pamela Stewart ©2017) click to hear Be My Church

Choir anthem - Sun. Oct. 20, 2019
    "Deep Within" (music by David Haas ©1988) click to hear Deep Within

Choir anthem - Sun. May 6, 2018
    "O Love" (music by Elaine Hagenburg ©2016) click to hear O Love

Music featured on Sun Jan. 7, 2018New Sounds musical group, 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
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10:30 a.m.
physical accessibilitywheelchair accessible

hearing assistance availablehearing assistance available

Youth Worship classes and Nursery Care
For details click here

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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

Final Report of the Visioning Group
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photo tour of the church

About the season: Epiphany
When: Epiphany itself occurs on Jan 6 (the 12th day after Christmas - hence the name of the Christmas song!). The season lasts either for a week or until Ash Wednesday (Feb. 26 in 2020), 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

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

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"