Whether we are serving at church by teaching the kids on Sunday morning, singing in the worship choir, or serving coffee and donuts, on the receiving end of that act of service are people–with names and faces, hearts and passions––tied together in spirit and moving towards Jesus. Serving is ultimately an outpouring, be it big or small, of love for God and love for one another.
What if we challenged ourselves to see serving as a spiritual discipline through which God is shaping us? Serving then becomes so much more than an obligation or a task to check off the list. It becomes an opportunity for growth and an expression of God’s love in us.
Leading a discipleship group suddenly means being present with and available to those in our group and loving them no matter where they are in their journey…instead of just facilitating discussions. Helping with Cedar Ridge Kids on Sunday morning then means building relationships with those children that are an expression of God’s love for them, rather than just preparing a lesson plan or babysitting a bunch of kids. Pulling weeds on our property or cleaning up after a messy potluck lunch becomes an offering of gratitude for the gift of being part of God’s kingdom. And that kingdom is here; that kingdom is now; that kingdom begins with us!
Cedar Ridge has many serving opportunities, and you are encouraged to try a few areas that are of interest to you until you find a place that seems to be a good fit. We will provide you with all the support you need to get started. Feel free to contact the ministry leaders listed below to let us know how you would like to get involved.
You can get in touch with the ministry leaders listed below or fill out this form to let us know how you would like to get involved!
Learn about and care for our bee hives on the property: inspect, feed and care for the bee yard and equipment. No prior experience necessary–come and learn! Contact Ethan Stryker.
Writers, photographers and artists are needed to support our community’s various communication initiatives. Contact Sarah Burke.
Pack birthday gift bags for local elementary school students (contact Marianne Warner), help deliver farm vegetables to local organizations serving the hungry (seasonal: May-Oct), or help with community outreach events. Contact Tinica Mather.
Join the team to plan operations, or lead teams to harvest, water, or weed on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings (seasonal: April-September). Contact Ruth Campbell.
Translate from Spanish to English letters and cards from Guatemala, or support the Global Engagement Team with various local or Guatemala-related projects. Contact Deb Frew.
Help make meals for a youth retreat, serve as a chaperone or driver for a youth event,* or help with communications. Contact Trish Audi.
Sing or play an instrument during Sunday morning service.** Contact Caroline Ferrante.
Work on various outdoor projects on a Saturday Morning Workday (every other Saturday), help with weekday facility or property tasks (mow, repair, indoor or outdoor projects), or help remove snow and ice as part of snow removal team. Contact Mark Hartley.
Help with room set up, snacks, communications and other support to racial reconciliation events. Contact Sarah Clark.
Get trained to operate the Sunday morning sound system or run media projection for services. Contact Sarah Burke. . .
Sunday Morning Hospitality
Prepare coffee on Sunday mornings, greet people at the doors, or serve donuts and bagels. Contact Colleen Heitkamp.
Sunday Morning Set-up
Prepare and serve communion elements, or help set up candles, and creative elements for the Sunday service. Contact Sarah Burke.
* Application required
** “Audition” required