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Welcome to Cedar Creek United Methodist Church! We will be ready for your arrival! Any of our two services on Sunday readily welcome visitors. You will see people of all ages and stages of life. You will see a variety of attire-from blue jeans to coats and ties. We want our doors to be open to everyone!
Warm, welcoming, caring, open, involved, genuine, accepting...” These are some of the words that recent new members have used to describe Cedar Creek UMC. We work hard to create environment in which people can experience God within a supportive Christian community. Our membership is drawn from all walks of life. We are a church of all ages and stages, from young to old, married or single.
We understand the purpose of church to be threefold: to help people find a relationship to Christ that is authentic and life-changing; to help people to grow and mature in faith; and to help people discover and utilize their own gifts for ministry.
We are a church that respects tradition and is open to innovation. Worship at Cedar Creek UMC is not one size fits all. From the majestic sounds of a sanctuary choir in one service, to the upbeat rhythm of drums and guitar in another service, we speak many worship languages as we seek to share the gospel with authenticity and relevance. In every service we sound the notes of hope and grace. As one young adult put it, “Coming to Cedar Creek UMC was like coming home.” It is our hope and desire that you will feel at home here.
When you arrive, look for a greeter in any service. They will be looking for you! Please let them know if you need any assistance or information. If you are ready to visit a Sunday School class, meet a greeter between 9.45am and 10am in the main sanctuary lobby.
If you would like more information about our church, or interested in membership, just give us a call or ask around! If you have any questions or just need to talk, please call us at 512-303-1393 or email us.
Emmaus Gathering Locations
The ABC Emmaus gathering location rotation now includes the following three (3) churches: Bastrop UMC, Cedar Creek UMC, and Haynie Chapel. The gatherings are held on the first Tuesday of each month. The current schedule is as follows:
April, July, October
Cedar Creek UMC
February , May, August, November
March, June, September, December
Pot Luck 6:30 Worship 7:15
Cedar Creek Gathering Coordinator
Dates for the next Women's Walk to Emmaus and the next Men's Walk to Emmaus will be posted soon. If you have never been on a walk, please contact Eben or Dot Files at 512-303-6417. Anyone who has been on a walk, contact one of the pastors for more information.
"Chrysalis" is the name chosen for the youth and young adult version of The Walk to Emmaus, its parent movement, because it symbolizes the spiritual growth that is essential between adolescence and adulthood. That growth is as crucial for youth as the cocoon is for the caterpillar. It is that precious time of nurturing a person's faith for discipleship.
Chrysalis "Flights" (for 10th through 12th graders) and "Journeys" (for young adults, ages 19-24)
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What is "Walk to Emmaus"?
"While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them".
About Emmaus: Program Overview
The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program's approach seriously considers the model of Christ's servanthood and encourages Christ's disciples to act in ways appropriate to being "a servant of all." >>More
The Walk to Emmaus is an adaptation of the Roman Catholic Cursillo (pronounced cur-SEE-o) Movement, which originated in Spain in 1949. Cursillo de Cristianidad means "little course in Christianity." >>More
Structure and Organization
The Walk to Emmaus is grounded theologically and institutionally in The Upper Room ministry unit of the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church.
About the Name "Walk to Emmaus"
The Walk to Emmaus gets its name from the story in Luke 24:13-35, which provides the central image for the three-day experience and follow-up. Luke tells the story of that first Easter afternoon when the risen Christ appeared to the two disciples who were walking together along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus.
How to Attend
To get involved in Emmaus, each person must have a sponsor who has already attended Emmaus him- or herself. If you have a friend who has been to Emmaus, ask your friend to tell you about his or her experience with the program.