This Lent we give birth to a new project at Cedar Park United: Caring Community.Â Â
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 ofÂ helping every single person in our Cedar Park Community discoverÂ 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,Â Lenten Labyrinth â€“ in worship and on CPU Facebook
Mar 1 Â Â Â Â Â Â Covenants and CareÂ (Why care?)
Mar 8Â Â Â Â Â Â Â This is crazy! (Godâ€™s foolish notions of the way things could be)
Mar 15Â Â Â Â Â Â Tongue-tied and foolishÂ (But I donâ€™t know how!)
Mar 22Â Â Â Â Â Â Healing Service â€“ The Heart of the Matter
Mar 29Â Â Â Â Â Â â€œWe were Thereâ€ â€“ all ages participation in Palm-Passion
April 5Â Â Â Â Â Â Celebrating Resurrection!
2. Lent Wednesdays: Sharing Caring Practices
February 25- March 18Â Â 7:30 â€“ 9:15 PM
Feb 25 Â Â Caring through Food
Mar 4 Â Â Â Caring with healing practices
Mar 11 Â Â Caring through music
Mar 18 Â Care through embodied prayer/ processing (Labyrinth)
3. Lent Sundays: Exploring the Dark. Journeying to Light
February 22,Â March 8, March 22Â Â 7:00 â€“ 8:30 PM
If you are grappling with â€œLife isnâ€™t supposed to be like thisâ€ 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 15Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Pancake Lunch for All Ages
Feb 20Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â F 4Â – it really is for everyone!
Feb 24Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Menâ€™s Group
Feb 27Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Coffee House
(Partnerships: Family Life Centre Â â€œHappiness Seminarsâ€)
5. Care through spiritual conversation â€“ whenever you need it, and for whateverâ€¦.
Call Rev.E to make an appointment.
Coming After Easter
Creating Community Care : Worship, â€œLunch & Learnâ€ events, Church 202 (study group), Care workshops for anybodyâ€¦..caring through the sensesâ€¦ caring for the generationsâ€¦..