Monthly Message from Pastor Cathe

Let's Get Together

"And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
(Hebrews 10:24-25)


I’m convinced that the author of Hebrews would have loved parties, gatherings, potlucks, service projects and worship! He urged the early Christians to make it a priority to meet together, for the purpose of encouraging one another and spurring one another on in love and good deeds. There’s no doubt that we still ought to heed that appeal today. Christian fellowship strengthens the bonds that we have with Christ
and one another. This month, there are wonderful opportunities to get together with other Christians in our church and beyond our church, to celebrate, worship, have fun, and serve… are some options for you!

If you’ve never been to an Ash Wednesday service, please come join us for
worship on Wednesday, March 1st at 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday is the worship service which marks the beginning of the Lenten season. The service will include the Imposition of Ashes (a sign of our humility and mortality) and we will celebrate Holy Communion together.

On March 17th and 18th, our annual Women’s Retreat will take place at
McKinney Roughs Retreat Center, in Cedar Creek. This is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship! As I’m writing this, there are only 10 spots left, so hurry and register, if you haven’t already. We will sing, worship, pray, eat, create, and grow closer to God and one another!

On Saturday March 25th, the annual District Celebration Banquet for our district (Crossroads District), will be held at Bastrop Convention Center at 4:30 p.m.  Bishop Robert Schnase will be present, awards will be given, and our own CCUMC Praise Band will provide the music! This is a chance to learn about all the great things happening in our district and celebrate what God is doing in our part of Texas. Reservations are required, so contact Janice Hoffman right away if you wish to go….it’s $15.00 per person and well worth it!

Along with the author of Hebrews, I urge you to take time to “meet together”….whether in worship, Sunday School classes, Wednesday at the Well meals, service projects, or other small group events. Our fellowship is
strongest when we all take seriously the importance of encouraging one another as we serve Christ together. Thanks be to God for being in our midst and blessing our gatherings!

Blessings, Pastor Cathe

PHONE: 512-303-1393
Cedar Creek UMC
P. O. Box 33
5630 FM 535
Cedar Creek, TX 78612