News and Notices . . .
An urgent message from the Kingston Interfaith community
You are invited to a gathering in response to the Easter Sunday bombing in Sri Lanka
Meet at City Park (@ Barrie & Stuart)
5:30 - 6:00 pm
A gathering to tie ribbons of mourning and hope onto the Peace Tree
(ribbons provided, or bring your own)
"We write to once again decry the senseless sectarian violence that mars our world. We are deeply saddened to think of the deaths of so many Sri Lankan Christians, other Sri Lankan citizens and guests to Sri Lanka as they went about their lives. We are deeply moved by the irony of so many killed as they gather to celebrate the festival of hope and renewal that is the Christian festival of Easter.
"We write also to testify to our sense that this violence is so unnecessary. The best ethical systems allow human beings to control themselves without the need to control others. Where religious rhetoric is used to justify control of others, we see politics co-opting faith. As a diverse group of people of faith we affirm that our obligation to live without violence against or control of others.
"We will gather Wednesday April 24th from 5:30-6 in Kingston’s City Park to tie ribbons of mourning and hope onto the Peace Tree. No matter how often we need to gather, we will not retreat from our efforts to increase cooperation across humankind."
Kate Johnson (a Quaker)
On behalf of the Kingston Interfaith Community
Sunday, April 28, 2019
(Advance tickets can be bought from the church office)
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 on acoustic guitar joined by woodwinds, and keyboard.
Look for their next appearance April 28, 2019
If you're an instrumentalist, why not consider joining our group?
Contact Allan (email@example.com)
Crossroads Wellness Program
Note: no sessions Apr 2-4. Sessions resume Apr 9 Tuesdays
- Seniors' Fitness - 8:15 - 9:00am
- Zumba - 9:30 - 10:15am
- Information sessions - 9:30 - 10:30am (see below)
- Balance/Falls Prevention - 11:00-11:45am
- Yoga - 8:15 - 9:15am
- Seniors' Fitness - 9:30 - 10:30am
(click photo for program poster)
Information session topics (all on Wed @9:30am):
April 3 - no session
April 10 - Canadian Hearing Society - hearing loss, aids & strategies
April 17 - Canadian National Institute for the Blind - what's vision loss like? Find out with an eye simulator kit
April 24 - Open discussion on wellness topics with Eleanor Belfry-Lyttle
Everyone is welcome - come and see!
Enjoy an evening of vocal music at Crossroads with
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Tickets: $20 (adult)/ $10 (student/youth)/
Choral Group Melodia Monday under the direction of Doug Routledge
and Traditional folk group Syrian Hope,
with Fahd Abou Zainedin (Oud), Hasan Wahab (Naj), Esmaeel Abou Fakhr (Buzuq), Anwar Alisami (violin), Muhanad Al-Kattan (tabla), Rahaf Alakbani (voice) & Sadaf Amini (santur)
All ticket proceeds and donations go to the resettlement of a Syrian family in Kingston. Tax receipts for donations over $20 - contact Carole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are available from Tara Natural Foods, Arden's Music, Eventbrite.ca or at the door
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.
What's been happening at Crossroads?
Anniversary Sunday - Jan 27, 2019
Guest Preacher: Rev. Wanda Stride
click to hear Rev. Stride's introductory message
click to hear Rev. Stride's sermon
click to hear Rev. Stride's song, "Do We Dare?"
Easter 2019 Newsletter now available here
Click here to view our Easter 2019 newsletter.
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!
Music featured on Sun Jan. 7, 2018
"On the Wings of a Dove" (Mariana Buchanan, vocal & guitar; Glenn Foster, banjo)
Music featured on Sun Dec. 10, 2017
"Came He Not in Fire" (chimes and choir)
"Longing for the Light, We Wait in Darkness" (Bernadette Farrell, ©1993)
with flute soloist Susan Lew
"One Light, One Sun" (Raffi, ©1985)
"Star of Heaven, Child of God" (Diane Hannibal, ©2014)
"Light of Peace" (Joel Raney, ©2007)
Two Sonatas by Corelli played by the Dolce Trio
(Susan Lew, flute; Josh Lewis, violin; Frank Lewis, piano)
Hand chimes featured in worship at Crossroads
Sunday, March 6, 2016 - "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence"
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - "Simple Gifts"
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
Click here for more news on this project.
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Youth Worship classes and
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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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photo tour of the church
About the season: Easter
When:The Easter season lasts for 50 days following Easter (PLUS the 7 Sundays during this period), and ends on Pentecost, the birthday of the Christian Church (this year on June 9, 2019).
Meaning: Although not certain, "Easter" may originally derive from the Anglo-Saxon word for "spring" (Eostre)- the time of year when Easter occurs.
Colour: White or GOLD
Event: a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and a reminder that death does not have the final word. It is a time of renewal as we celebrate God's ongoing work in the world through his people.
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