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This Lent we give birth to a new project at Cedar Park United: Caring Community.  

Like every newborn, it will take us some time to discover its character, its features, but we do know something about its genetics! Caring Community is our way of helping every single person in our Cedar Park Community discover  and strengthen their God-given capacity to care for self and for others. For more reflection have a look at Rev Elisabeth’s Beyond Wood and Stone blog

Here are some of the activities through which you might engage in the project.

1. Sunday Worship: Caring Community

A Worship/Sermon Series which explores Scripture, Faith, Care and Community, Lenten Labyrinth – in worship and on CPU Facebook

Mar 1        Covenants and Care  (Why care?)
Mar 8        This is crazy! (God’s foolish notions of the way things could be)
Mar 15       Tongue-tied and foolish  (But I don’t know how!)
Mar 22       Healing Service – The Heart of the Matter
Mar 29       “We were There” – all ages participation in Palm-Passion
April 5       Celebrating Resurrection!

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2. Lent Wednesdays: Sharing Caring Practices

February 25- March 18   7:30 – 9:15 PM

Feb 25     Caring through Food
Mar 4      Caring with healing practices
Mar 11    Caring through music
Mar 18   Care through embodied prayer/ processing (Labyrinth)

3. Lent Sundays: Exploring the Dark. Journeying to Light

February 22,  March 8, March 22   7:00 – 8:30 PM

If you are grappling with “Life isn’t supposed to be like this” these three sessions are offering a safe place to find wisdom in the dark and deep places, within the framework of a journey towards the promise of Easter.

Facilitator: Rev. Angie Arendt (UCC/US)
Angie has recently relocated to Montreal (and to Cedar Park United!) from Iowa, where she served for many years on the ministry team of a large UCC congregation, as teacher, listener, facilitator, leader, change agent and organizer. Her expertise in creating opportunities for individuals and groups (large and small) to engage in transformational work inside the church carries over beautifully into her current work with individuals and groups (large and small) outside of the church. She is a Partner and Senior Faculty with the Deep Life Company.

4. Care through enjoyment and fellowship

Feb 15              Pancake Lunch for All Ages
Feb 20              F 4  – it really is for everyone!
Feb 24              Men’s Group
Feb 27              Coffee House

(Partnerships: Family Life Centre  “Happiness Seminars”)

5. Care through spiritual conversation – whenever you need it, and for whatever….

Call Rev.E to make an appointment.

Coming After Easter

Creating Community Care : Worship, “Lunch & Learn” events, Church 202 (study group), Care workshops for anybody…..caring through the senses… caring for the generations…..

 

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