Cedar Bluff United Methodist Church is located in Mountain Lakes District on Weiss Lake, but more importantly, it is located next door to Cedar Bluff schools. The first Wednesday of each month during the school year children from kindergarten through fifth grade who have signed up for the ministry line up and walk across the street to the church for two hours of Vacation Bible School-style fun and fellowship.
"One"derful Wednesday includes snacks, recreation, Bible stories, crafts, music and songs.
Recently, 87 children marched over almost filling the sanctuary for the opening devotional. At five o'clock they were joined by more than forty parents and siblings for a community meal with church members and other volunteer helpers.
In 2010, Cedar Bluff accepted God's challenge to be, in Jesus' name, inviting, embracing and empowering to all God's children. "One"derful Wednesday inspired the congregation to become involved in a Brown Bag ministry, which provides weekend food to children who might not otherwise have anything to eat until they return to school on Monday.
Another way the church serves is through its Pantry Ministries, which serves an average of 45 families three times each week in conjunction with WalMart's Feeding America program and the First Baptist Church of Cedar Bluff. Volunteers are encouraged to help serve and lead this ministry and many active and talented people are joining the church through this ministry. Together with members of 13 other churches, WalMart, Piggly Wiggly and some individuals who have no church relationship they are building new community ministries.
For more information about the ministries at Cedar Bluff United Methodist Church visit www.cedarbluffmethodist.com.