Here at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church, we are driven to bringing our youth together in a life of faithful, Christ- centered fellowship. Each Sunday our youth gather at 9:30 am in a nurturing space where they study the Bible and share their accomplishments and concerns with each other. Throughout the year they participate in many events that encourage youth and adults to build meaningful relationships with God and with each other, exploring their faith and providing them with Biblical direction to live a Christ-filled life.
Christian education is an important part of Cedar Grove's ministry in helping to teach everyone to receive, embrace, grow and share God's word with others. We have classes for everyone and are always looking for ways to innovate. Sometimes, we have intergenerational classes with families and all ages praying, talking and singing together. Our adults may engage in discussions about scripture, contemporary culture and their faith journey during Bible study. Our youth may do activities and have conversations about how their faith intersects with their lives. Our children may do crafts, sing, or have snacks during Bible storytime. As one of our members is known for saying, "Sunday is school is where you get your meat and potatoes, and worship is the gravy on top." We hope you'll join us during this time to dig deep in the Word and build relationships with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
We also have a vibrant Vacation Bible School ministry every summer. Attendants enjoy a meal, music, games, Bible study, videos and so much more. Stay tuned for details about VBS 2022!
We acknowledge that the faith formation of our young people is integral to the future of the church. From the time we baptize our infants through early elementary school, from catechism and confirmation through graduation, we believe in supporting the spiritual growth of our children.
The music ministry at Cedar Grove has a strong history of providing beautiful and meaningful music -- whether through our traditional choir, our virtual choir or Christmas caroling. We welcome soloists and instrumentalists of all ages and often partner with musicians from other churches to provide new musical experiences for our church and community. Interested in becoming part of our choir? Meet us in the sanctuary on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. If you or your child is interested in receiving individual voice instruction, please complete the Google form here: https://forms.gle/GcigemEqJRt8t7sB9. We are eager to watch our music ministry evolve under the leadership of our new music director, Jim Johnson!
The 50+ Club is an opportunity for seniors who are still young at heart to enjoy fellowship, games, meals, trips and guest speakers. The club meets one Saturday per month. (Check out a bulletin or ask a member for details.) Whether they are visiting a pumpkin patch, learning about the process of making honey or enjoying devotions with their peers, this group knows how to have a good time. Cedar Grovians and friends of the community are always welcome!
The mission of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is to mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. They carry out this life-changing mission with women and girls of all ages. Our ladies gather monthly in one of four groups for devotions, business and fellowship, and quarterly as one large group for Bible studies, service projects and hobbyist activities. They serve in the church by preparing communion and other meals, caring for others during times of bereavement, leading worship and sponsoring activities such as Relay for Life. Join them soon -- and bring a friend!
Lutheran Men in Mission
By God's grace, the mission of the Lutheran Men in Mission is to build men's faith, relationships and ministry through men's events, the resources we produce and ongoing leadership development. Our men meet once a month for devotions, business and fellowship. They serve in the church by preparing meals, leading worship, preparing and delivering fruit baskets during the holiday season, and constructing ramps for shut-ins and baptismal chests for our newest members. They'd love for you to join their efforts!
Church Service Opportunities
Maybe you prefer doing behind-the-scenes work. If so, you may like to fold bulletins or care for our youngest children in the nursery. Maybe you can't attend our small groups but want to make our worship services special. Then providing altar flowers, preparing communion, or reading lessons may be ways you can serve. Let us know your interest by filling out the form, and we'll let you know of available dates. We appreciate your willingness to contribute!
Community Service & Connection Opportunities
"Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven."
Sure, we believe that God's grace is enough to save us. But we also believe that we can reflect His abundant grace by putting good into our world. It's like a love offering to our Lord and Savior.
How do we do this?
By serving in our community.
By building strong families.
By connecting with others.
By working for causes that benefit our neighbor.
Here's where you'll find regularly updated information about events in Batesburg-Leesville, Gilbert, Lexington and the Greater Midlands area. Choose one that resonates with you, and shine your light, friend!
Music & Fundraising Event
Big Band Dance Event
Wesley Hall - Lexington United Methodist Church - 6:30-9:30 PM
Enjoy big band music, dance demonstrations, and refreshments while supporting Mission Lexington. To learn more and purchase tickets, click here: https://bit.ly/BigBandDanceLUMC
2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, October 30 - 9AM
To register or donate, go to https://bit.ly/2021AlzheimersWalk
Halloween on Main
Sunday, October 31 - 6-8 PM
Biscuits and Bluegrass
Saturday, October 30 - 10 AM-2 PM
Enjoy brunch, outdoor games and live music at Hunter Gatherer Brewery while supporting Senior Resources. For more information (including prices), go to https://bit.ly/BiscuitsandBluegrass