Cedar Grove family and friends,

“We are living in unprecedented times”…that phrase has been used a lot frequently. We certainly don’t disagree, however, these are not the only unprecedented times that have ever been. Consider the “Black Plague” and “Holocaust”, some of which come to mind. We recall another unprecedented time that has a much better connotation…the first century church. During that time a radical, Jesus, taught His disciples an idea that we could worship God anywhere as long as it was done in spirit and truth (John 4:21-24). He then encouraged them to go to the whole world, spreading that message. That is just what they did, and in doing so turned the whole world upside down. This was done amidst fierce persecution. Today we face a new challenge, the coronavirus. Our nation’s leaders are asking us to cooperate with their efforts not to spread this virus. Some of the requests are to reconsider all nonessential travel and to not gather in groups of 10 or more. Romans 13:1-3 has some strong words considering submitting to and rejecting governing authorities. Acts 5:29 tells us we must obey God rather than man. So, considering what our governing authorities are asking, the Word of God, and the severity of the virus, this is what we have decided at this time, and until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will adjust as new information comes in.

  1. We will continue to stream live on Facebook Sundays at 10:30am.
    • if you do not have access meet at someone’s house who does
  2. There will only be one service at 10:30am on Sundays.
    • this means no Sunday School, no Sunday evening, no small groups, no activities
    • this will be a service for people connected to making our live stream happen
    • we encourage all, especially those with weakened immune, elderly, and young to take this virus serious
    • for those that need to be there for livestream, we encourage love and greeting without touching
  3. Those that will not be attending, we encourage you to get things needed for the Lord’s Supper and tune in
  4. We will be doing an online bible study during the week. (we are working out the logistics)
  5. We will also be doing some other interactive things to keep us together.
  6. We will be establishing a way to give online.
    • so you may have a full worship experience
    • we foresee an increase in those needing help within and without the church and want to be able to help
  7. Shepherding and visiting will be using more on phone, email, text and online
    • we are encouraged to limit travel and exposure and so many health care facilities are closed to visitors

These decisions were not made lightly. We knew that whatever decision we made would be greeted with supporters and detractors. “Where is your concern with health safety?” “Where is your faith?” Our concern for health safety is that we are choosing not to gather corporately at the building. Our faith is that we believe the church can shine brighter than it ever has. To help you understand our mindset consider the scene from Apollo 13. One actor says “it will be the worst disaster N.A.S.A has experienced” to which another responds with, “With all due respect sir, I believe this going to be our finest hour”. Your leadership believes that this will be Cedar Grove and the Kingdom of God’s finest hour.

For this to be the case, all of the members of the body must do their part. Remembering that the church is the people and not a building. The first century church met at the Temple (Acts 2:42-47) until that was no longer possible (because of persecution, which is not the case now). Then they continued to meet from house to house. That is what you need to do now. Use technology and small groups to reach out to each other. Be the Church.

We would like to close with this quote from A.W. Tozer. “A scared world needs a fearless church”. Yes, be smart and use your common sense, but remember God is in control. Uncertainties abound, and likewise, opportunities, to show our faith and confidence in our Lord.

In spirit and truth,

your Cedar Grove leadership

Why We Exist

The mission of the Cedar Grove Christian Church is to ultimately glorify the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ. This will be accomplished by, first of all, growing in our faith and increasing in our service to the community and to one another. While others are focused on growing in numbers, we are focused on growing in our faith and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ through the teaching and preaching of His Word. Secondly, we bring glory to God by demonstrating the love and grace of Jesus Christ to the world around us and teaching them about the salvation offered only through Jesus Christ. Lastly, Christ is the center of all we do, and His Word is the standard by which we strive to live. As a result, it is our mission to pattern ourself after the Lord’s Church as seen in the New Testament.

Service Times

We would love to have you join us for worship!!

Sunday Morning
  • Sunday School - 9:30AM
  • Worship - 10:30AM
Sunday Evening - 6:30PM

Classes for the little ones available

Wednesday Evening - 7:00PM
  • Men's and women's classes
  • Nursery and youth classes available