OCTOBER 1, 2023
- 8:00am Coffee Shop Opens
- 8:30am Worship (traditional), Nursery open, not staffed
- 9:45am Sunday Classes, Nursery (all ages)
- 11:00am Worship, Nursery, Children’s Church (age 3-8)
- 4:00pm Cedar Kids’ Clubhouse, 4-5:30pm, REGISTER
- 6:00pm Journey Youth (6-8pm) *Registrations due for Oct 21-22 Middle School Retreat
- Oct 2
- 6:00pm Men’s Connect Event, Textile Taphouse, Atkins
- Oct 3
- Oct 4
- Oct 8
- Oct 11
- 6:00pm An Active Faith, Ungs’ House
- Oct 15 – Connection Sunday
- 9:30-9:50am – Tour Sunday classrooms with your Prayer Champion
- 12:00pm – Pizza in the Gathering Space
- Oct 21
- 1:00pm Fall Harvest Potluck (see details below)
*TONIGHT* – CEDAR KIDS’ CLUBHOUSE – For kids ages 2nd-5th grade – Kicks off Sunday, October 1 and meets twice a month, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Register now!
MIDDLE SCHOOL FALL RETREAT – Our 6th-8th grade students are headed on retreat at Lake View Camp October 21 – 22. Registrations are due TODAY. Register online: www.lakeviewconference.com and use code: CH2023 to get our church discounted rate of $50/student. (Contact Pastor Steve Poole if financial assistance is needed.)
CONNECTION SUNDAY – Our next connection Sunday for Prayer Champions and students to meet is October 15th. From 9:30-9:50, plan for a little breakfast together with your prayer champion and then students will invite prayer champions on a four of their classroom! Pizza following 2nd service! Postcards to invite your student/family are available in the Gathering Space.
HELP FEED THE HUNGRY – There is a growing need in our community. Just this week 97 families visited our pantry (total of 361 people!) Our Open Hands Food Pantry can always use peanut butter, mac & cheese, soups, and cereal. Currently, the pantry is in need of people with trucks to pick-up HACAP orders. Sign-up on the bulletin response! Contact Darlene DeVries at (319) 350-9490 or the church office with questions.
FALL HARVEST POTLUCK – Did you know we have 25 families, most originally from Africa, who have gardens at our church where they grow produce for their families? We have been intentional this year to get to know these families and invite you to join us for a Harvest Potluck Saturday, October 21, 1pm in the Gathering Space. Celebrate with a taste of some wonderful African dishes and enjoy cultural Christian music in local languages. Please bring a favorite traditional food to share. Drinks and tableware provided.
- Wed Oct 4 – No Rehearsal
- Wed Oct 11 – No Rehearsal
- Wed Oct 18 – Rehearsal
- Wed Oct 25 – Rehearsal
- Sun Oct 29 – Sing in 1st Service
AN ACTIVE FAITH – New group for men and boys (fathers/grandpas welcome), age 2nd Grade (reading age) through 6th Grade. Meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th, Wednesdays, 6-8pm at the Ungs Home: 105 Stoney Point Rd NW (corner of 1st Ave and Stoney Point Rd). Plan for an “active” time learning truths about God with three-legged races, building fires, washing out structures with water and more!
WEEKEND TO REMEMBER – Great marriages take work! A Weekend to Remember event is a great resource for couples to re-ignite and reconnect in their marriages. The early bird price ends soon – and it’s in Cedar Rapids! If you use our church group code “CEDARHILLSCOMMUNITY” for a discounted price. MORE INFORMATION
MEN’S MONDAY CONNECTION – This Monday we will meet at the Textile TapHaus in Atkins at 6pm. Connect with other men, enjoy some trivia. MORE INFORMATION
LINE DANCING – Tuesdays, 7-8pm. (Break out those cowboy boots and bring some friends to enjoy Line Dancing in the Worship Center. Perfect for beginners!
LIVE SERVICE FEEDS – now available on YouTube and our website www.cedarhillscr.org. If you have a smart TV, you can now watch services on your TV via the YouTube app! Follow us at youtube.com/cedarhillscr
PRAYER MEETING – Wednesdays at 6:30pm via the Zoom App (details below). Everyone is welcome! Even if you are uncomfortable praying out loud, come and agree with us in prayer. Click here to join the Zoom Meeting. Meeting ID: 524 352 9410 | Password: Cedarhills
NOAH’S ARK PRESCHOOL – Providing a quality education experience to preschoolers in Cedar Rapids since 1969. There are still openings left for this school year! Visit www.noahsarkcr.org.
SUNDAY CLASSES – Students and youth should fill out a registration form for the new school year. Adults are invited to attend without needing a registration.
- Nursery Registration 0-36mo
- Preschool -5th Grade Registration
- 6th-12th Journey Students Registration
- Adult Class Offerings (read full descriptions):
- Know What You Believe and Why You Believe It (Sun. 9:45a) *Red Room
- Parenting Together (Sun. 9:45a) *Orange Room
- The Olivet Discourse (Sun. 9:45a) *Teal Room
- Parenting LGBTQ Kids (Sun. 9:45a) *Resource/Gray Room
- The Book of Daniel (Ladies study, Tues. 10am) *Red Room
Pointless Prayer? – This past Sunday I mentioned that one path into prayer might be bird watching. This thought emerged from Jesus’ suggestion to watch ravens and sparrows. “Consider the birds: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!” (Luke 12:24)… READ MORE
What Prayer May Be – The picture painted in this poem helps me visually how easy it is for God to miraculously answer my prayers. It helps me trust in His good timing and providence. I hope it encourages you, too… READ MORE