The Lone Cedar Ladies ministry began in 2010 and was headed by Sister Alice Wallace. It began with ladies meeting one Wednesday a month to prepare a home cooked meal for the shut-ins and elderly of the Lone Cedar congregation and members of the community. After about three months, the response had been so positive and uplifting that it was decided that we would begin to meet every other Wednesday. As the ministry grew, so did the mission. These ladies not only cooked meals for the shut-ins and elderly, but also those who were sick and suffering from loss. Birthday, anniversary, get well, sympathy and encouragement cards began to be sent as well.
In 2011, hearts were saddened with the passing of Sister Alice. Her presence in the congregation was bigger than life. In honor of her love and devotion to the ladies ministry, it was decided to change the name to Alice's Angels. Her encouragement and enthusiasm lives on each Wednesday as the group meets to prepare the meals and fill out cards.
There are presently about 15 ladies that take part in this wonderful ministry. Any lady interested in taking part is encouraged to join. It has often been said that those who attend are benefitted more than the recipients. It is truly an uplifting service to glorify our Lord by serving those in need.
Our youth group is a great ministry. They often take on service projects which consist of raking leaves for the shut ins, to cleaning or doing some improvements to our church building. All teens have the opportunity to take part in many spiritual building activities like CYC, Evangelisim University and their annual youth retreat.
Lone Cedar supports several missionaries in the mission field. We also have some members who went on a mission trip to Christmas Island this year and plan to make that an annual trip to continue to spread the gospel.
Children's Bible Hour
Bible Hour is a great program for children ages 4 year old to 4th grade. Bible hour starts at 6:00 p.m. and takes place during our Sunday Evening worship service. Children are taught bible lessons and sing praises to God. Children are often taught bible lesson by our puppet teams and have a time of arts and crafts as well.
Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes
Lads to leaders/Leaderettes is the oldest and largest leadership training program used by the churches of Christ today. It is a tool churches of Christ can use to help prepare their youth and adults for service in the Kingdom of God and help develop their overall leadership potential. We offer a variety of Bible-based class materials and events for preschoolers through adults. Lone Cedar offers many of the events and training programs that are offerec by the Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes program.
North Alabama Christian Children's Home
The children's home is located just around the corner from our church bulding. We are involved with a number of things around the year to help with the children's home. Coin can fill ups, and monetary donations for various events help on the campus of the children's home. Our youth group is involved in the summer months and will conduct devos and grill outs along with many games at the children's home. We are honored that several of these young men and women along with their house parents worship with us.
Nursing homes worship services
Several times a year we conduct a worship service at Lauderdale Christian Nursing Home, El Reposo Nursing Home and Cedar View Assisted living. Most of these services are conducted by our young men that are in our Lads to Leaders program. This mission is rotated with other churches in our community. Service time is normally at 2:00 for the nursing homes and 2:30 for the assisted living.
Save Asian Souls
Our care groups sponser several girls in the Save Asian Souls program. SAS goal is to rescue teens (aprox. ages 12 to 20) in Asia who would possibly become targets for human trafficking to other countries. These girls are taken to a safe house and are taught a trade and also taught the Gospel. A majority of these girls become christians before they leave the safe house.