“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.
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 RegisterToRing.com 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.
Participants are asked to bring a donation to support Bridgehaven. Current needs: dish soap, laundry detergent, household cleaners, paper towels, hand soap, baby wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and snack food items. (All items must be new and unopened.)
The highlight of Advent By Candlelight is the intricately decorated tables and details put in by each table hostess. Doors open at 3:30pm so participants can come and explore the room and enjoy the decorations before the event begins.
We welcome Courtney Misener as our special guest speaker this year. Courtney is am a writer, speaker, and emotional health rebel. She is an advocate for emotional wellness and truth telling and tackles unhealthy emotional behaviors that give us a seat on the crazy train. She self-describes herself as “a rockstar/pastor’s wife and the head negotiator and biggest fan for their three very spunky boys.” Between football games, hip-hop dance recitals and work, she enjoys rapping, car karaoke, dancing in grocery store aisles, and generally doing everything in her power to embarrass her kids.
Music will be provided by the Lala Ladies – a trio of ladies who regularly perform and provide music in the greater Cedar Rapids area, all with connections to Cedar Hills! This trio formed about 3 years ago and began with a ministry to local nursing homes and care facilities.
Those participating in the 6 week small group curriculum have been buzzing how effective these three videos have been in showing just how easy it is to share you testimony – without making it intimidating or difficult.
Take a look! All three videos are part of the Life Shared Video Series on Right Now Media. (If you’ve never created a Right Now Media account with Cedar Hills, you can do so here: create account)
READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR – Let’s do this, Church! Join the Cedar Hills staff by reading the entire Bible chronologically in 2021. We’ll be using “The Bible Recap” – a daily schedule of readings with an accompanying podcast. Follow the steps below to get set-up for January 1st. (Or jump in with the New Testament on Oct 1) There are options for those who prefer paper and those who will be using their mobile devices:
Moms! Bring your coffee and meet other moms for great conversation, encouragement and discussions of faith and mommin’. Thursdays, starting Sept. 16, 9:30am-11. Childcare provided! If you have a kiddo in Noah’s Ark Preschool this works around their schedule!
If you have any questions, contact Lindsey Ungs using the form below.