Church can be an amazing place to connect with God and find purpose! Yet, it is easy to “just blend into the crowd” and not feel connected with people even at church if we are not intentional. We know that we are all meant to live life in authentic community, and that simply cannot be done in only one hour on a Sunday morning. That is why Cedars Church provides groups throughout the week! These groups are for you; it is where you can find belonging, fellowship, and comfort in asking some of the tough questions in life. These groups are more interpersonal; giving people space to talk, connect. You are not meant to walk life alone; you are welcome here!
Take a look below and get plugged in!
For any questions, please contact Laura Haas: firstname.lastname@example.org
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THE ROOTED EXPERIENCE
As a church, we are “rooted” in Christ! The Bible says a person rooted in the teachings of God “…is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.” Psalm 1:3
The Rooted Experience is an opportunity to get into the Bible with new friends from church! It is a 10 week program that is offered multiple times throughout the year at Cedars and is a fresh reminder of “why” we do what we do in living life in a church community. Whether you have gone to church all your life or are brand new, this 10 week study has something for everyone!
Rooted is currently in session, but contact Laura Haas to find out when the next session is ready for you!
THE QUEST FOR AUTHENTIC MANHOOD
Here is a men’s group for guys of all ages! Led by Dennis Bettencourt, Cedars men love gathering on Wednesday nights at church to discuss the pursuit of God in their everyday life. The men’s group at Cedars also do monthly breakfasts together, weekend getaway’s, and mission trips. Dennis is the perfect guy to get connected with, and this is a perfect place to start! Click the link below and get plugged in men!
BITTER TRUTH- A WOMEN’S STUDY ON BITTERNESS
Bitterness is something that none of us should have to carry around in live. It can fester like a wound and infect other parts of ourselves. If you struggle with bitterness, know you are not alone! Women of all ages, please join this Wednesday night study, hosted by Heather Leyva! The study runs through the end of March and meets in the Mission District of Fremont. Read more details below, or contact Heather to join!
A STUDY ON CREATION
Take a look at how God spoke the Heavens and the Earth into place! This study is led by Alan Whittaker, find out more below.
COLOSSIANS: HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE
This 10 week study runs to the end of March and is being hosted by our executive pastor, Tim Ruiz! Tim has an amazing heart of discipling people and loves to share with others the power of applying God’s teaching and commands into their lives. If you are intimidated by reading the Bible or need some guidance in understanding the scriptures, this may be the study for you! Tim’s group meets on Wednesday nights; send him an email and check out more details below!
WOMEN’S STUDY ON THE BOOK OF PHILIPPIANS
This study is following the current Sunday teaching series at church! It is a great way to hear the teaching on Sunday and then dig deeper with other women in a smaller group context. With the leadership of two amazing women, Antoinette Rodrigues and Jodi Harris, you are welcome to join a community of women in fellowship, studying God’s word, and supporting each other in prayer. This group meets in the Irvington District of Fremont. Find out more below!
YOUNG ADULT- LADIES
If you are a young woman, either fresh out of high school, or just turning 30, this is an amazing group to belong to! Hosted by Jodi Harris, the young adult girls are a strong group of young women who care for each other and their community. The group meets weekly on Sunday nights, sharing ups and downs of being a young woman living in the Bay Area, and going to the Bible for guidance and inspiration. They also do monthly outings with the young adult guys’ group! Connect and belong!
YOUNG ADULT- GUYS
This group is open to all young men fresh out of high school and up to 30 years old. Led by Josh Bisquera, the young adult men gather weekly to share life’s ups and downs, as well as share things they have been learning about God. The format is very interpersonal and friendly, and usually has some unhealthy food involved. The guys group will also meet monthly with the young adult ladies group for fun outings! Come join and belong.
LETTERS TO THE CHURCH, BY FRANCIS CHAN
This is definitely an advanced study that our senior pastor, Jeff Harris, is hosting to help inspire and challenge veteran church-goers on how to keep the modern church relevant and impactful. Please know that a lot will be expected by those who participate. Please also know this study is worth the effort and can be pivotal to your walk of faith!