Category Archives: News

Lent at Cedar Hills

The season of Lent begins Ash Wednesday and runs until Easter Sunday.  Ash Wednesday is Feb. 14, 2024.

During Lent, we will gather on Wednesday nights for a meal (5:15-6:15pm) followed by a short 30-35 min time of worship in the Worship Center. (Please kindly RSVP for the meal weekly in the Sunday bulletin using the bulletin response form.)

On Ash Wednesday, we will have a time of worship concluding with receiving the ashes on the forehead.

During Holy Week, we will gather on Thursday evening instead of Wednesday to celebrate Maundy Thursday together.

Easter services will be 8:30, 9:45 and 11am.  There will be no Sunday classes on Easter Sunday.

Wednesday Prayer Meetings


February 14, 2024 to March 31, 2024 we will be meeting on site in the back of the Worship Center following the midweek worship services.  (MORE ABOUT LENT AT CEDAR HILLS)

REGULAR PRAYER MEETINGS – Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Zoom app (details below). Everyone is welcome to come! Even if you are uncomfortable praying out loud, come and agree with us in prayer.

Join Zoom Meeting

  • Meeting ID: 524 352 9410
  • Password: Cedarhills


Salvation Army Ring Days

On Saturday, December 10, Cedar Hills will be manning the Salvation Army Red Kettles at the Johnson Ave Hy-Vee and 16th Avenue Fareway.

We will fill 1-hr time slots from 10am-7pm at both locations.

Contact Scott Drzycimski for information or to inquire about available spots below.

    Tim Vink – Guest Speaker November 6

    We will gather for our annual Congregational Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 10am in between services.  (No Adult Sunday classes this day, but the children will still have classes). Cake and coffee to be served.  We will finish around 10:45am.

    This year we welcome special guest speaker Tim Vink from the Alliance of Reformed Churches.

    Tim Vink grew up in Minnesota on the lakes and sports fields but also in the pews of a vibrant congregation of Jesus. His life verse from Luke 12:48 was etched in him by strong Christian parents, “To whom much is given, much will be expected.” The emphasis was full of grace from God, and full of potential and opportunity.

    Through 35 years of evangelism, disciple-making, and helping diverse churches plant more reproducing churches, Tim has experienced the power of making Jesus our model for ministry today. Working with a multiplication mindset, embracing the fullness of the gospel of Jesus and New Testament patterns of Kingdom growth, and receiving all the help offered by the same Holy Spirit—the dynamic results have been life-giving for hundreds of new churches and tens of thousands of people. The Alliance of Reformed Churches will be an exciting next chapter where Tim serves as the Director of Spiritual Leadership and Outreach.

    Dec. 12 Ugly Sweater Sunday

    Sunday, Dec. 12th come adorned in your best or worst Christmas attire–ugly sweaters, Christmas ties, Christmas PJS, or Christmas best.  The choir will be singing at 1st service and the kids will be singing at 2nd service.


    Vote for the best ‘nativity’ costume in the Gathering Space by putting cash or check in that staff member’s “Red Kettle” – a friendly competition that supports the Salvation Army.  And the winning staff member gets bragging rights for the rest of the year! 🙂

    Enter the Nativity

    “Enter the Nativity” – a new 5-week series begins Sunday, Nov. 28.  This series covers the season of Advent (the 4-week preparation for Christmas), Christmas Eve, and the Sunday after Christmas.

    We will look at the different characters of the Christmas story – Joseph, Mary, the shepherds, the angels, Jesus and the Magi and discover together the grand invitation we each are extended to come and behold the Messiah.

    We worship on Sundays at 8:30am and 11am, with classes for all ages in between services at 9:45am.  More About Worship

    Christmas Eve services will be held Dec. 24 at 3pm, 5pm & 7pm.  The 5pm services will also be live on Facebook.  Nursery care for ages 0-36mo provided at 3 & 5pm.  More about Christmas Eve.

    Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army

    Only two shifts left to fill!

    The 7-8pm shift is open at both locations!
    See link to online sign-up below.


    SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGERS – Over the next six weeks, Salvation Army will work to raise more than half its operating budget for the upcoming year. These funds will show the love of Jesus through feeding the hungry, keeping families in their homes and providing critical youth services. Cedar Hills has a long history of supporting the Salvation Army’s ministry in Linn County.

    Again this year, you can help by taking a bell ringing shift.

    This year, we’re ringing the bells at the Johnson Ave Hy-Vee and 16th Avenue Fareway from 10am to 8pm on Saturday, December 4.  You can sign up today or next Sunday in the Gathering Space, or go to and search for the group code “CHCC” to signup online. If that date doesn’t work, reach out to Scott Drzycimski (319-540-2356) to get a time slot that works for you.

    Pro tip: This is a great way for your small group to serve together.