We believe that each person is a unique and sacred, being created in the very image of God. God is lovingly calling every person into a personal, unique and dynamic relationship. Jesus urged his followers to respond to that call by following him with everything they have. He promised that the pursuit of knowing God and becoming like Jesus is the path to peace and abundant life.
Following Jesus is a journey—it’s a process of learning to love, grow and serve that lasts a lifetime. While at times it’s exhilarating and joy-filled, there are also times when it feels difficult and painful. But if we allow Jesus to lead us and if we persist with a desire to engage with God and others authentically, openly and passionately, this journey becomes life’s greatest adventure—a quest to become real and truly alive, and all that God created us to be.
People at Cedar Ridge come from many backgrounds. Some have been committed Christians for many years and they come from many denominations across the spectrum: from Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic to Mainline Protestant, Evangelical, and Charismatic. Many are here who come from other traditions of faith, and some who are exploring their spirituality for the first time.
Journey is a focused opportunity to explore our path at Cedar Ridge—how we are seeking to follow Jesus through our unique vision for discipleship: the ways we seek to practice and live out a life together of community, spiritual growth and servanthood. It’s a time for getting to know pastors and others at CRCC and to explore our history, vision and values, and an opportunity to discuss aspects of the Christian life and to share our own spiritual journeys with one another.
The next Journey will be held on three consecutive Sundays, February 16, 23, and March 1, from 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM.
I am so grateful for Cedar Ridge. In my time here I have struggled and been a grand mess at times. But week by week, year by year, I transform. The inner false ideas of a scowling, disapproving God that held me ransom fade. This is a journey of discovery. It is like finding out all your fondest wishes of a loving God were true all along. It is coming home.
FROM I-95: Take Route 198 West to Burtonsville (I-95 exit #33B). Continue west across Route 29. Go 2 miles past Route 29. Cedar Ridge will be on your right.
FROM THE WASHINGTON BELTWAY:Take Colesville Road/Rt.29 North toward White Oak. Continue on Route 29 for about 9 miles. You will pass the White Oak Shopping Center (on the right), the Bell Atlantic complex (on the left), Fairland Road, Briggs Chaney, and Greencastle Road. (Watch signs carefully – there is presently construction on Route 29.) Watch for the signs showing an exit-only lane to the right leading you to Route 198. Take that exit, and at the light at the end of the ramp, you will take a left onto Route 198. Go 2 miles. Cedar Ridge is on the right.
If you visit with children, please stop by the Cedar Ridge Kids’ table which is located to your left as you enter the building. Most Sundays, younger children (infant through 5th grade) can attend an age-appropriate program while adults are in the service.
You can register at the table where you and your child will receive a nametag and a temporary identification number. We will notify you if you are needed during the service with a number which will appear on a monitor above the projection screens. A volunteer at the Children’s Ministry Table will let you know what need your child has. When you pick up your child after church, you may turn in your number.
Children of all ages are also always welcome in our main service. If your pre-schooler will be joining you in the service, you may borrow a ‘Big Church Bag’ with some quiet toys and activities. The bags are handed out at the Cedar Ridge Kids' table. Our service allows time for moving around, as well as being still, and sitting on the floor or stretching your legs around the room are encouraged!
We welcome your middle or high school student to visit us too! Middle and High School Groups meet in the barn which is located on the right as you approach the main building.
Middle School is comprised of 6th-8th graders and meets on the lower level of the barn. High School meets in the upper level of the barn. Both groups meet for the entire service. Students and parents can agree on where they wish to meet after the service–either in the barn or main building.