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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
Click here for photo tour of our church Click for more about New Sounds in worship

News and Notices . . .

You're invited to an evening of music at Crossroads with
Glenn Foster
Faithful Friends

Saturday, May 26, 2019

Hear a lively combination of folk/gospel/country tunes that will put a smile on your face!

Your freewill offering will help support the church's work

Click here for more infoCrossroads Wellness Program

  - 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):
May 1 - Diabetes
May 8 - Nutrition and Chronic Disease
May 15 - Parkinson's Disease and Exercise - (special time: 11am - noon)
May 22 - Canadian Hearing Society Clinic - drop by for a free hearing check or to discuss hearing issues
May 29 - Open discussion on wellness topics with Eleanor Belfry-Lyttle
      click for Sessions 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!

New! Friday Fun Fare - click for more info
Fri May 31 @9:30am - Urban Poling (Nordic Walking)
Fri June 7 @9:30am - Rhythm Recharge - using rhythm to energize. No musical experience needed. Instruments provided.

Of interest to our community:
An Open letter from the Kingston Interfaith Community about the Easter Weekend violence in Sri Lanka....

"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

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 on acoustic guitar joined by woodwinds, and keyboard.

Next appearance in June, 2019
Warm-up music starts at 10:20am

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

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!
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
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
Click here for more news on this project.

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10:30 a.m.
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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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.

Does your group need financial assistance?
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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"