No matter what line you’re on or where you’re headed, you’re absolutely welcome here. Scroll down to start exploring the stops on your map to Cedar Park United.
Peu importe la ligne sur laquelle vous vous trouvez ou dans quelle direction vous allez, vous êtes vraiment bienvenu ici. Faites défiler vers le bas pour commencer à explorer votre carte de l’église unie Cedar Park.
You’re welcome to attend and experience our weekly Sunday morning worship service at 10 AM. It doesn’t matter if you have no religion, or if you’ve never been to church before. We’ll welcome you, respect your dignity and privacy, and no-one will try to “convert” you to Christianity or to our particular form of it. We simply want to share our experience of God with you.
KidZone, our children’s worship experience, offers a welcoming space where children are given the opportunity to experience God. Sometimes it’s through gardening, sometimes through art, sometimes through music, but whatever we do, it always leaves space for the holy to happen.
Children begin worship in the sanctuary with the adults before continuing their worship in KidZone. Contact us if you’d like to know more.
Every Sunday morning from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM, all are welcome to join this group in practicing silent meditation. Interesting in finding out more about how you can incorporate this into your life? Sign up to attend the Lunch and Learn presentation about meditation on September 15 from 11:30 to 1 PM.
Our Healing Pathway Ministry offers sessions of a form of healing touch adapted for the United Church of Canada, with trained practitioners. Sessions are available on Monday afternoons from noon to 6 PM and are free of charge (donations are welcome). Contact us to schedule an appointment. You can find out more about Healing Pathway here.
NeXt for Youth
NeXt for Youth is a safe place where teens in grades 6 to 11 can gather to belong, to be heard, and to wonder about faith together. NeXt meets on the first Friday of each month (starting September 6) from 6:30 to 9:15 PM for supper and an evening of connection. Contact us if you’d like to know more.
Mini Connections Play Group
Mini Connections, our free drop-in playgroup, is a safe space where caregivers can connect and their little ones aged 0 to 5 can play together. The group meets in our bright and spacious Community Hall every Thursday from 9:15 to 11 AM starting September 5. Contact us if you’d like to know more.
Voices for Hope Community Choir
Voices for Hope community choir is for people at various points on their musical journey. Some have years of experience, some have decided to re-visit a former singing passion, and others have finally decided to take the plunge and start a life-long desire despite minimal singing experience. It’s never too late!
Rehearsals are held Wednesday afternoons, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, September to June at Cedar Park United. “Voices for Hope” rehearsals are closed to the public; the best way to find out if this is the choir for you, is to attend a concert and talk with the singers at our post-concert reception. Interested new singers can always contact director Douglas Knight for more information. September 11 is the first rehearsal of the season.
Every line leads to line dancing! Get your feet moving, connect with your neighbours and get your heart pumping on Tuesdays and Fridays with Susan Knight. Dancing resumes on September 10 with a free Intro to steps class at 12:15 followed by Beginners 1 at 1:00 PM and Beginners 2 at 2:15. Contact Susan to find out more.
Our Women’s Group gathers the first Monday evening of each month at the church, and all women are welcome. Come at 7:00 to socialize over tea; the meeting begins at 7:30 with a different discussion topic each month. Contact us for more information.
After sponsoring a family that had to flee from Syria, our Social Justice Ministry is now focusing on additional ways we can respond to the growing global refugee crisis.
You’re invited to join Cedar Parkers and Action Réfugiés Montréal for a 25 km bike ride, a 5 km walk, or a family-friendly short ride as part of the Ride for Refuge on Saturday, October 5 on Ile Bizard. You can register here by searching for ARM (Action Réfugiés Montréal) and joining the team. Or make a pledge to support ARM or Montreal City Mission.
Watch for information about other opportunities and events this Fall where you can learn more and, together, we can make a difference for refugeed people. Contact us if you have questions.
Morning Connections on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:15 AM offers an opportunity to gather for a cup of tea or coffee and to connect over conversation. Occasional presentations include travelogues, book reviews, nature slides, and singalongs. Morning Connections resumes on September 25. Contact us if you’d like to know more.
The Cedar Park Men’s Group gathers in different homes on a Tuesday evening each month. The meeting format is generally a presentation by one of the members, followed by a discussion. You’re invited to join this welcoming group of men for any or all of their gatherings. Contact us for more information.
F4, a Friday Evening in Community
Every month from September to June, we gather from all corners of the city to enjoy a home-cooked meal and an evening in community, including a movie in the sanctuary. F4 is open to absolutely everyone and is a pay-as-you can event. The first F4 of the season is on September 13 at 6. Please let us know if you plan on coming for the meal. You can also sign up to receive the F4 Invitation on the Tuesday before each event.
Our food security ministry is all about accessibility, availability and affordability of healthy food and there are plenty of ways for YOU to become involved–just keep reading!
- Contact us if you can bake muffins at home or join (or lead) one or more cooking teams to make a nutritious meal to be distributed by Calling All Angels (Helping the Homeless and Needy).
- Add healthy soup or meals to our Comfort Food Freezer. 2 serving containers are available at the church.
- Take or offer items from our Comfort Food freezer. This food is for anyone, for any reason. Grocery budget tight this month? Spending time at the hospital with a family member? Experiencing difficulty or fatigue with cooking for one or two? Pressed for time and looking for a quick healthy meal for your family? The Comfort Food Freezer is here for you.
- Share local produce. Too many apples from your apple-picking outing? An overabundance of zucchini from your garden? An amazing deal on field tomatoes from your local farm stand? If you have extra, drop it off at CPU for others to enjoy.
- Contact us if you can offer to give a presentation or share information. Do you have a favourite topic such as meatless meals, eliminating food waste, etc?
- Pay it forward at F4: A Friday Evening in Community. Consider giving extra for your meal in support of those who may not have the means, for any reason.
Are you curious? We are! Which is why we offer a variety of different discussion groups. This fall, you’re welcome to take part in our Faith Discussion group on October 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 9:15 to 11:00 AM in the church Lounge. Called Tapestries of Faith, Part 2 (don’t worry if you missed Part 1), this group will view and discuss a video presentations by a variety of theologians. All are welcome and you can share at your own comfort level. Please let us know you’ll be coming by registering in advance.
On some Sundays after worship, we offer Lunch and Learns from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, and you can bring your lunch. On September 15, you’re invited to learn about Meditation and how you can incorporate it in your life, with Vincent Randy. On October 20, learn about Homelessness and how we can make meaningful connections with those who are “sans abris”, with Susan Clarke, founder of Calling All Angels (Helping the Homeless and Needy).
The Cedar Park Coffee House happens several times throughout the year offering live performances, camaraderie and refreshments. The first event of the season will be taking place on October 25 and you’re welcome to come and enjoy. Contact us if you’d like to know more.
This year’s day by the water, in the woods and around the fire took place on August 24 at Cap St. Jacques, but you can be part of it next year!
The rainbow lines on the Cedar Park United map are also an echo of the lines on the Affirming Ministries logo. As an Affirming Congregation, we value diversity of all kinds, welcoming people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Cedar Park United is a safe place for you.
Want to stay in the know?
You’re welcome to subscribe any of our publications so you can know what’s coming up next at Cedar Park United:
The Friday Update from our Church Administrator (weekly)
The Cedar Park United Sunday Invitation for families from our Minister and Family and Youth Ministries Coordinator (weekly)
LinX to Cedar Park United, the newsletter from our Family and Youth Ministries Coordinator (monthly)
The Senior Selection, the newsletter from our Coordinator, Congregational Care for Seniors (monthly)
You’re also welcome to follow or like our Facebook page where we post events, seasonal inspirational series and meaningful links.
Want to volunteer your time or talent or register for upcoming events?
Check the Cedar Park Signup Schedule regularly to discover the most recent opportunities.
At Cedar Park United, you are always, always welcome. Absolutely.