Here’s a quick look at activities coming up under our roof December 16 – January 24, 2019
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
We invite you to one or more of the 4pm, 7.30pm or 10pm worship services on Christmas Eve:
You are invited to an evening of music and readings with our augmented choir.
Our theme for Advent is the Human Quest for the Holy and will feature conversations with other faith traditions
As part of our “We Sing Thanksgiving” congregational giving campaign, we interviewed participants in the community about why they gave to and participated in the Cedar Park United community.
Schedule for 2017-2018
On October 1 we launched our 2018 Congregational Giving Program. We set our the ministry objectives for 2018 and how we plan to get there. Thank you for your participation
This Thursday morning Faith Discussion Group runs from Oct 19 to Nov 23, 9:15 to 11:00.
A 3 Sunday series lead by Rev Wendy Evans. 10 AM Sunday mornings, Sept 17 to Oct 1