Good Friday Service // April 7, 2023

Cedarview Alliance Church, It’s a hopping place here this week! So much being prepared for the weekend ahead: For tomorrow, Good Friday (April 7) morning at 10:30am, I know Pastor Lena and the children’s ministry team are preparing a special Easter celebration for the kids in the chapel. Over In the sanctuary, we will have a […]

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Cedarview Alliance Church, I remember visiting the capital city of a country where the leader had built massive roads that were the addresses for …… nothing. Only bush and wilderness. The roads were clearly meant to take you somewhere important – but that somewhere was nowhere to be seen. They were enjoyable to drive on, […]

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Cedarview Alliance Church, Have you ever had that feeling before an important flight (or meeting, or interview) of waking up suddenly in the morning having overslept? Not a great feeling is it! Especially if you know there is someone or a group waiting for you. When you finally arrive, perhaps with a collar half unfolded […]

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Cedarview Alliance Church, I remember being taught rock climbing and repelling on a couple of occasions. I’m not great with heights to begin with, while repelling is certainly easier, it was just so counter-intuitive to be told by an expert guide (once I was in a proper harness and tied to ropes) to lower myself over the […]

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Cedarview Alliance Church, Before a choir gets singing, normally they have some ‘warm up’ songs and exercises they use. Before a rock climbers begin to climb, there are stretches, testing of ropes and connections, and a careful assessment of the ascent. Before writers write, or a painter paints, or builders begins to build, they lay […]

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The First Move // February 5, 2023

Cedarview Alliance Church, Things do not always go as planned, but God has bigger plans that we do. Late last week I suddenly needed to find help because of a back issue, and thankfully a few different people stepped up in wonderful ways. One of those was David Taylor who on short notice gave a […]

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Cedarview Alliance Church, One of the games I remember playing as a young person in a youth group was a kind of relay, where people on your team had to bring something back and forth across a big space. The catch was that you were blindfolded, and you had to depend on the shouts of guidance from your team for directions. (One time we had to ‘wear’ a refrigerator box). The worst part […]

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Planting Big Trees // January 15, 2023

Cedarview Alliance Church, Well, I have officially travelled 52 times around the sun today. I am firmly in the zone called ‘mid-life’ and yes, ‘crisis’ looms. Not all crises are bad, however! As I prepare for Sunday, I have been thinking about what is most important in life and how to make the most of it. This Sunday January 15 our text […]

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Awake My Soul // January 8, 2023

Cedarview Alliance Church, With holiday festivities wrapped up, many are (or will soon be) getting back into routine of setting alarms to wake up at specific times in the morning. It is not easy to do, I know. I have a lot of sympathy for our young people especially. When I was a teen, I had to set an alarm on the other side of my (cold basement) room, so that […]

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