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On Sunday Mar 10, at 11.30, bring your lunch and help plan our Food Ministry; the what, when, how and who?

On March 16 we will celebrate the one year anniversary of Sa’ed, Najah, Hareth, Zafay, and Islam’s arrival in Canada from Syria. We are hosting a a Canadian/Middle Eastern Buffet at 6 pm

In Summer and Fall 2018 we solicited visioning input from a wide range of Cedar Park United (CPU) stakeholders, including participants at the Faith Fiesta and user groups. Read on for a summary.

Gathering in Community Hall

Here’s a quick look at activities coming up under our roof February 10 – March 16

We are collecting new or gently used clean winter scarves and tuques up to February 6. These will be blessed and distributed to people who would appreciate a warm ‘hug” for Valentine’s Day.

Lunch and Learn Series — Feb 10, March 3, March 17 11:45-1:30

Church 101 is for anyone interested in questions of Christian faith in the 21st century. It’s also for those seeking membership or preparing for baptism or marriage at Cedar Park United.

“Listen, Look, Luke!” is a 5-week series starting Jan 24 from 9:15-11:00 AM , led by Rev. Elisabeth, using Midrash to explore the Gospel of Luke. Come to one, two, or all sessions.

This year, Cedar Park United will join with an ever increasing number of Christian faith communities who use a daily spiritual practice known as “Star Words” (…Words!! not a George Lucas franchise- I see you!!) .

Come with us on an Advent journey to the stable where Jesus is found.  Encounter the Holy this holiday season.

Resourcing the Vision
I am writing this letter surrounded by bubbles! The photo shows some of the “vision bubbles” that have been shared by Cedar Parkers during the first four weeks of our Vision 2020 Season for Discernment.

Focussing on the upcoming preaching texts, RevE will help participants to “mind the gaps”, fill in the blanks, uncover layers in the text, and bring today’s contexts into conversation with the Gospel as told by Mark. 4 Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:15, starting Sept 19 or 4 Thursdays from 9:15 to 11:00, starting Sept 20.

As a congregation we will discern together what vision God has for us between now and 2020. We’ll launch Vision 2020 at a Faith Fiesta at Cap St. Jacques on Saturday, Sept 15 from 10-6, continuing with Sunday worship at CPU on Sept 16.

Our summer worship series explores the many times Scripture reminds us that God is not only “up there” in heaven, but “down here” amongst us, pitching a tent right in the midst of creation.

July at Cedar Park is “Sabbath Time.” Worship will resume on August 5. Download your 2018 Summer Sabbath Guide here.

The amount raised is now close to $55,000, 74% of the expected investment required. This project will underwrite our food ministry for decades to come. 

On Sunday June 3 after worship (approx 11.45 am) we have a celebration lunch for RevE (Rev. Dr. Elisabeth)

Come and party with us in Rev Elisabeth’s honour. If you have congratulatory messages please send to the Church office.

To support our Food Security Ministry and Caring Community Initiatives into the future our kitchen will be completely redone this summer. Donations of any size welcome.

What would happen to the “resurrection story” if we tried to live it every day? Take the opportunity to notice, or choose, to do something that witnesses to new life, or resurrection life, every day until Pentecost?

Wonder why we do the things we do? Explore these questions with a group of curious senior youth and adults led by Rev. Elisabeth Jones. Lunch and Learn April 22 and/or 2 evenings May 2 and 9.

The Congregational Care Coordinator for Seniors (CCCS) role at Cedar Park United (CPU) involves the effective coordination and management of resources available within its Caring Community to support ministry programming with its seniors.

The family of 5 which we are sponsoring arrived on April 10. A welcome event is being planned in the next few weeks.

Throughout Lent, let’s support On Rock Community Services, a West Island food bank serving 300 families per month, with 75 more on the waiting list, many of whom are refugees.

Cedar Park is inviting the neighbourhood to drop-in for a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday. Everyone’s welcome!

Ash Wednesday Worship — Feb 14 at 7:30 PM Ashes or Chocolate?
Lenten “Texts and Textures” Series ~ Wednesday/Thursdays
A Lenten Artistic Event

Rev Elisabeth will lead a series of 3 Congregational Care Training sessions on Wednesday evenings 7 to 9 pm. Jan 17, 24 and Feb 7

After worship on February 25, we celebrate the blessings of 2017, learn more about our key initiatives for 2018 and help make decisions concerning the future direction of our collective ministry. The annual report will be available on line shortly

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