Our congregation is organized so that the work of the church happens via dedicated teams of people with a passion for a certain ministry.
Teams draw together to plan and carry out ministry offerings that will deepen faith and further the congregation’s mission and God’s work in the world. Among them are:
Children, Youth and KidVenture Teams
Many volunteers are needed to enliven our ministry offerings with children and youth. If you are interested in serving in any of these ministries, please be in touch with Acting Minister of Children and Youth, Rev. Anita Spiller.
Healing Garden Ministry
A team of Crossroads members, neighbours, youth, and families is forming around the emerging Healing Garden on the boulevard of 119A Street behind the church. Healing our relationship with creation, as well as providing a natural space for people to experience personal healing at Crossroads, are the goals of this team. Participants will receive training in sheet mulch gardening, learn the functions and healing properties of different plants, and experience a process of designing from pattern to details, while healing one small patch of the earth.
Pastoral Care Connect Team
This group of people was created during the Covid era, to provide a phone connection with every single household connected to the congregation during that time of isolation and distancing. Now that we are emerging back into circulation, the team focusses on connecting with our “senior seniors,” those who are relatively isolated, those in acute medical situations, those experiencing dementia of a loved one, and those grieving a significant loss or death.
Social Justice Action Team
The purpose of the Social Justice Action Team (SJAT) of Crossroads United Church is “to actively participate in responding to injustice and inequity, informed by God’s vision of Shalom.” The team follows an internal calendar of seasons of engagement related to Indigenous justice, anti-racism, economic justice, anti-poverty, and Affirming ministry, inviting the congregation to join them in learning and action.
Spiritual Practices Team
This “small but mighty” team has planned retreats, led workshops, hosted Enneagram days and Prayer days, Labyrinth walks and Lenten and Advent studies, and generally seeks opportunities to deepen the faith of adults at Crossroads. Their most recent addition to the Crossroads calendar is the weekly Centering Prayer time, via Zoom on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm.
This team gathers to reflect together on the purpose of worship, to schedule special worship events, and to support the life and participation of the congregation in the worship of God.