What's Happening at Cedar United?
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Welcome to the Season of Lent
40 Days of Reflection before Easter
Using Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 (for everything there is a season) as a framework, we will explore how to connect more deeply with God and with our spiritual self.
February 21st First Sunday of Lent
Ecclesiastes 3:1 - 2
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
Matthew 4: 1 - 11 Jesus is tempted in the wilderness
February 28th Second Sunday of Lent
Ecclesiastes 3: 3
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
Mark 1: 40 – 45 Jesus heals a leper
March 7th Third Sunday of Lent
Ecclesiastes 3: 4
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
March 14th Fourth Sunday of Lent
Ecclesisastes 3: 5
a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
** Past services and sermons are available on our YouTube channel - click on THIS LINK to go to the playlists, where you can look at each Sunday service by date.
Local and Regional News:
CURRENT DRIVE for WARM clothing/blankets/sleeping bags/tents:
all items are still very much needed to assist our local homeless. Donated items are given directly to the homeless. Since 80 % of our homeless are men, men’s clothing is particularly needed. Contact Lynn Burrows, (250) 753-3942 if you have items you would like to donate and to arrange drop-off or pick-up. Currently, during this week of extreme cold, any cash donations will be gratefully received, $ matched by Nanaimo Street Initiatives and used to purchase used (or inexpensive) blankets & sleeping bags. Thank you!
PACIFIC MOUNTAIN REGION – AFFIRMING MINISTRY: is embarking on their studies to consider becoming an Affirming Ministry! As part of this exciting work, they are hosting a region-wide book study during the season of Lent. For more information and to sign up click here: https://pacificmountain.ca/event/queer-virtue-lenten-series/
LAX KW'ALAAMS UC FIRE FUND COLLECTION: At the end of January, the community of Lax Kw'alaams along the coast of Northern BC lost their United Church building to a fire. In addition to holding them in prayer, we can offer support through a fund collection coordinated by Pacific Mountain Regional Council. Though the building was suitably insured, there are many costs to rebuilding in such a rural location which won't be covered, and which would be a great burden to the congregation. For more information and to donate, click here: https://pacificmountain.ca/financial-donations-to-lax-kwalaams-grace-united-church/