Announcements and Information

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Updates and Information

In-Person Services

We have resumed in-person Sunday morning services. Adults and youth will be masked and will meet indoors. Children will also be masked and will meet outdoors, weather permitting. The adult service will continue to be live-streamed via Zoom.

Nominate a New Board Candidate
Each year we elect new members to the Board at our Annual Meeting, which is on Sunday, November 7, after the service. This year the Board is seeking to nominate 2 candidates, and we are now seeking recommendations from our church community. Please click here for details on requirements, and prayerfully consider anyone you would like to recommend for nomination. Recommendations are open until 12 PM on Friday, October 8. Contact Melinda Anderson at for more information.

Greencastle Food in Backpacks Program
Each month we donate non-perishable food to families in need at nearby Greencastle Elementary School. Complete food packages can be left in the Commons on any Sunday during the school year, or any time in the bins outside the front doors of the main church building. Click here for a list of needed food items and here to sign up. Contact Jen Hair at for more information.

Help on the Farm: Every Thursday, 6-8 PM

The Cedar Ridge Farm is finishing up the harvest! Come and join us between 6 and 8PM any Thursday to harvest healthy produce for low-income families in our neighborhood. All ages and abilities welcome. SSL hours available for students. Bring a friend, and/or a picnic, and enjoy spending time on our beautiful property while doing good in the world!

Sunday Morning Book Study Group: Every Sunday, 8:45 AM via Zoom
This group is currently working through The Very Good Gospel by  Lisa Sharon Harper, and will be starting a new book (TBD) in late September. For questions and connection information, please contact Dave Martinsen at

Emotional Support Groups: Tuesday, September 21, 7:30-8:30 PM
Two groups (one in-person and one via Zoom), led by certified counselors, will provide a safe setting for people who have been struggling in various ways emotionally and mentally as a result of the pandemic. Every one is welcome. Sign up online to attend.

Outdoor Movie Night: Friday, September 24, 7-9 PM
Join us for a showing of the 2019 family-friendly movie, Aladdin, projected onto the side of our historic Barn. There will be free freshly-popped popcorn and hot chocolate. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, or sit at one of the many picnic tables. Invite friends and neighbors—everybody is welcome!

Property Workday: Saturday, September 25, 8 AM
Join Mark Hartley and other volunteers in taking care of our property. Projects include weeding, mowing, and other seasonal maintenance. Meet by the farm shed at 8 AM.

Burtonsville Day Parade: Saturday, September 25, 9:30 AM
Come ride on our hayride float at the Burtonsville Day Parade. Meet at Paint Branch High School at 9:30 AM and throw candy in the old town parade. Adults can walk behind the float to pick up trash along the parade route. Then stay for a fun festival at the Marilyn J. Praisner community center and stop by the CRCC booth! Sign up in the Commons or online.

Prayer Practices Evening: Tuesday, September 28, 7-8 PM
Join us on our beautiful property for an hour of stillness, reflection and guided prayer practices. Weather permitting, we will sit outside, socially distanced. In the case of rain, we will wear masks and relocate to the auditorium. Sign-up here.

SAVE THE DATE | Pumpkin Patch + Outdoor Movie Night: Saturday, October 16, 5 PM
Join us for free games, pumpkin carving and decorating, live music, and food trucks, plus info about food justice featuring the farm; and then once it goes dark, s’mores making and a movie projected onto the side of the Barn! Invite your friends and neighbors—everyone is welcome!


 Current Financial Summary
Week Actual Goal % Goal
August 22 $7,818 $10,262 76%
August 29 $8,216 $8,697 95%
September 5 $11,843 $16,386 72%
September 12  $6,993 $13,838 51%
YTD $18,836 $30,224 62%
*Our Fiscal Year is September 1 – August 31


Cedar Ridge Community Church is a diverse, open, and affirming community of followers of Jesus, sharing God’s love with everyone and working to make the world a better place for all. We invite you to join us on our journey of growing to be more loving people who recognize that change must begin with us.

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