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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Taking Us by the Hand // February 19, 2023

Cedarview Alliance Church family, It’s Family Day weekend already! I hope you will enjoy time with family or friends at some point this weekend. Since Michelle and I are often separated from our family in Saskatchewan and Alberta, we are oh-so-thankful for our spiritual family in Christ. This Sunday, February 19th we have a special service planned with […]

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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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Cedarview Alliance Church, We are approaching January 1st – are you ready for all the end of the year LISTS?? Top ten goals of the year. Top 10 recipes of 2022. Best songs, best books, best movies and of course, the most consumed colour of Skittle of the year (Pastor Matt follows this trend closely). On January 1st, Cedarview has a similar tradition! Not really a ‘list’, but we do […]

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