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‘The Little Mermaid’ dives in as Surrey’s first panto of holiday season

Crossroads Kids Perform in Panto!

Crossroads’ own seahorse-playing sisters Madelyn (left) and Kiera (right) flank Yasmin Pena, as Calypso, in “The Little Mermaid,” a panto produced for the Surrey Arts Centre stage by FVGSS, A Musical Theatre Company. (Photo by Rob Dunne, Surrey Now-Leader) The Little Mermaid panto runs from November 23 to December 3, 2017 at the Surrey Arts…

The four-week study, The Jesus Fatwah, was held at Crossroads United Church in Fall 2017

Crossroads Members meet Muslim Neighbours

  Participants in the four-week study, The Jesus Fatwah, met for the third time in the presence of Maulana Nabil Khan, a young Islamic scholar who graduated from the Al-Ihsan Institute (founded and led by the Mufti Aasim Rashid). He commenced his studies at the tender age of fifteen and graduated seven years later. He…

Interfaith Song Circle

Intercultural & Interfaith Experiment a Great Success!

Every Wednesday evening in August, Crossroads United Church was the host space for “Song Circle” — an invitation to people of faith from any tradition — to come and share the music of their faith.   Over the five evenings, the crowd gathered numbers, diversity and depth of ability to hear and appreciate (as well…

Jean-Vanier

A Special Message From Jean Vanier

Enjoy this series of touching and uplifting messages from Jean Vanier, Companion of the Order of Canada and founder of L’Arche on the occasion of Canada’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary. At 88, Jean Vanier is truly the scion in winter. The child of two of Canada’s most remarkable figures, Georges and Pauline Vanier, he used the manifold…

Canada’s Parliament finally adopts transgender rights bill

Canada’s Parliament adopts transgender rights bill

A bill to enshrine human rights protections for transgender Canadians into law has, after more than a decade of opposition and delays, been passed by the Senate and is on track to become law. After those years of frustration, Canada’s trans community is ebullient.   “Today, Canada became a safer and more inclusive place for…

Grade 3’s at Cougar Canyon Reach out to Refugee Families

Grade 3 Students at Cougar Canyon Reach out to Refugee Families

  Teachers Mary Yoshihara and Susan Johnson, leading a class of grade 3 students at Cougar Canyon Elementary School, made contact with the North Delta Refugee Project (NDRP) via MP Carla Qualtrough’s office this spring.   “Is there a way in which our grade 3 students could make some small difference in the lives of…

Children’s Programming Facilitator Job Posting

Wanted! Two Children’s Programming Facilitators for Summer 2017

  Crossroads is pleased to announce that we have received funding from the Canada Summer Jobs program of the Federal Government for two positions. Each position is for 30 hours/week for 9 weeks, and we will be accepting applications for both positions until May 28, 2017. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older,…

Top Vancouver Christian leaders reject Franklin Graham's crusade

Top Vancouver Christian leaders reject Franklin Graham’s crusade

A leadership group representing more than half of Metro Vancouver’s one million Christians issued a public letter on Friday expressing deep concerns about the rally to be held here by American evangelist Franklin Graham. “Our concern is that the contentious and confrontational political and social rhetoric that Mr. Graham has used has the potential to…