CHURCH

 
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8am
Traditional Service

 

A traditional Anglican Service with Communion - Held in the Historic Chelsea Chapel. 
If you enjoy singing old hymns and liturgy then you will enjoy this Service. On the first Sunday of the month, we use the traditional 1662 Anglican Book of Common Prayer with hymns.  Prayer is a very important part of our service and if anyone needs special prayer after the service it is always available. 

 

We are a very caring community and we welcome everyone to meet with us after the Service for coffee and fellowship.

10am
Contemporary Service

A contemporary service with worship led by the worship team and communion - held in the main auditorium.

 

During the service primary school aged children are encouraged to join in our childrens programme - Cedar Kids.  This programme teaches them about God in a way they can understand through games, craft and stories.  For children and babies under 5 there is a special crèche with age appropriate toys at the back of the auditorium.  This room is sound proof so parents are able to relax while still being able to enjoy the service through the large glass window and sound system.​ There is also a programme for youth aged 11 - 18 yrs during the service in the Chapel.

Tea, coffee and fellowship is after the service.  A chance for us to share over refreshments.

Gospel Music

CHILDREN

 
 
 
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CEDAR KIDS

Meets every Sunday Morning during the School Term at 10.00am - 11.30am

Children are a very important part of the family life of our Church.  The children are with the adults during the beginning of the 10am Service where they share in worship and communion with their church family and then split off into children's church.

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Mainly music is a 30 minute session of music, movement and a story for children 0 - 4 years old.  This is followed by morning tea, with time for making new friends and contacts in your local community.

Mainly music is held every Tuesday during school term in the Chelsea Rooms at Cedar Centre.

 

Times:    9.15am - 10.30am

Cost:  $4 per session (per family), $7.50 per session (caregivers)

To register your interest please fill out the form below.

 

 

 

 
 

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PLAYGROUP

 

Playgroup meets from 9am - 12pm on either Monday or Thursday mornings in the Chelsea Rooms.  

Playgroup @ Cedar Saplings’s main aim is to provide a learning environment that is varied and responsive to the interests and learning needs of individual children.  Operated under the Certificate from the Ministry of Education, the programme at Playgroup @ Cedar Saplings is parent lead, encourages and supports parents on the journey of learning about the educational needs of their children in a gentle manner and friendly environment. 

In addition to providing Early Childhood Education (ECE) opportunities for children, Playgroup @ Cedar Saplings provides an informal support network for parents and acknowledges and supports parents as the most important nurturers and educators of their children.  We also acknowledge that each family is unique and is creating a parenting style that best suit their family structure.

Your child/children have their own personality which will be shining through and playgroup assists with the ongoing development of social skills and appropriate behaviours in a calm, positive manner.  Playgroup @Cedar Saplings believe:

  1. parents know and understand their child and learn together while playing,

  2. the concept of positive parenting,

  3. affirms parents expertise and experience in parenting their child.

Playgroup@Cedar Saplings parents support each other to enable our child/children to grow and thrive in a safe and pleasant environment.

For more information or to register click here

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the haven

youth

 
 
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SATURDAY NIGHTS

The Haven is a social hangout night for intermediate and high school aged youth.  It runs every Saturday night of the school term from 7 - 9pm in the Cedar Centre foyer.

To keep up to date with what is happening follow us on our social accounts below:  

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SUNDAY MORNINGS

On Sunday mornings our youth meet during the 10am Church Service in the Chelsea Chapel.  This time is designed to allow young people to explore faith in Jesus Christ and ask the tough questions.  Together we seek to understand the character of God and where we fit within the big picture.

For more information about our youth programmes email becky@cedarcentre.org.nz

PARENTING

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SPACE (Supporting Parents Alongside Children’s Education) is a programme aimed at first time parents/caregivers and their babies. 

The Programme

The SPACE Programme focuses on the following:

  • The heart of parenting

  • Your growing baby

  • Exploring play (play experiences for the baby alongside you as a first time parent).

 

A baby and parent-friendly atmosphere

SPACE@Cedar Saplings focuses on the mother and child and the rights of children.

  • If your baby sleeps late or needs to be changed just as you are leaving home, just come along. We all understand babies don’t work to a routine at this age,

  • You are welcome to feed your baby in the group or in the room next door,

  • If you wish, bring your stroller, sling or front pack if you find these useful to settle your baby during the session.  

Duration

The SPACE@Cedar Saplings programme runs for three terms (approximately 30 weeks). The length of the SPACE session times may vary but are typically around 2 ½ hours each week.

COST

$150 for the three term programme.
This includes:  $32 payable to SPACENZ Trust

 

 
 
 

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Facilitators

Sessions are run by SPACE trained facilitators who have professional qualifications and/or experience in midwifery, nursing, education, music or other professions working with young families.


Location

Held in the Chelsea Rooms, Cedar Centre, 56A Tramway Rd, Beach Haven.

 

contact 
email: admin@cedarsaplings.co.nz 

Register for sessions here

www.cedarsaplings.co.nz  
c: 021 396 888 or p: 09 483 6989

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SENIORS

 

SELWYN CEDARS

​​Selwyn Cedars are a group of older people who meet each Thursday morning at the Cedar Centre.

We enjoy a time of fun, games, food, friendship, conversation, exercise and laughter. Sometimes we will have an outing to a concert, museum, movie etc.
We are non denominational.  All cultures are very welcome.
Your carer is welcome to stay and enjoy the morning with you.

 

Time: 9.30am - 12pm.
Venue: Cedar Centre Foyer,  56a Tramway Rd, Beach Haven.
Cost: $3.00

Selwyn Centres are supported by the Selwyn Foundation and operate in various locations in Auckland.

 

care and compassion

 

FOOD BANK

The Cedar Centre seeks to support our local community with a Foodbank.  We provide food and other items of necessity for those in our community who are struggling to make ends meet.  Whether its a one off parcel or you need assistance on a regular basis, we aim to support through dignity and practical help.

FOODBANK HOURS:  Tuesdays and Thursday from 10.00am - 12.00noon, located at 56a Tramway Road, Beach Haven.

DURING LOCKDOWN:  To arrange a contactless delivery please contact Moira on (09) 482 2995

Antique Shop

New Beginnings
opportunity shop

​16 Sunnyhaven Ave, Beach Haven (Next to the Post Shop)

​OPEN: 

Monday to Friday 10.30am - 3.30pm

Saturday 10.30am - 1pm
 

Our shop is run by volunteers from the Anglican church and our community. We are small, tidy and friendly with lots of quality second hand clothes, shoes, linen, bric-a-brac, books, DVDs etc. Something there for everyone. Donations of quality goods can be made during opening hours.  Large donations can be sold via our Trade Me account at the Managers' discretion.  All our profits go to the Cedar Centre Anglican Church, 56A Tramway Road, Beach Haven.

Willing to volunteer your time?  Please contact our Store Manager, Debbie Thomas here

Visit our website here

Holding Hands

PASTORAL CARE

​Would you like one of our Pastoral Care team to come and visit you at home?  Are you feeling alone or isolated?  Are you sick and in need of prayer?  Are you unable to get out and would like us to bring communion to your home?  We have people that would love to come and visit you even if its just for a friendly chat and a cup of tea!  Please feel free to contact us on (09) 483 6989 or email us here.

COMMUNITY GARDEN

 
 
 
 

The Cedar Centre Community Garden has been a part of Beach Haven community life for several years.  The garden brings residents of the area together in simple but significant ways.  Seasonal working bees bring neighbours and families together to weed and prepare the soil.  Families and individuals who wish to learn about growing their own food are encouraged to learn about gardening as a way of becoming more self-sustaining.  On one particular working bee, children of parents who came to work created a life size scarecrow and learned about how to care for soil so that crops grow.

Recently vegetables and herbs from the garden were made available for sale by donation to the Cedar Centre congregation.  Many of those who attended the church on the day of the sale were pleasantly surprised to find that the garden was growing such a large surplus of beautiful organic vegetables and herbs. 

We are keen to see more community members contribute their skills and enthusiasm.  We hope to offer workshops which will educate and inspire others to grow their own food.  Too many low income families believe that healthy food is too expensive, and so opt for cheaply made processed foods.  Our community garden is also in liaison with our local primary school Beach Haven.  The projects goal is the training of life skills for the primary school children using products produced in the Cedar Centre Community garden.  Through this they will learn to create a garden bed, plant vegetables and to take care of them, right through to learning different cultural cooking methods, selling the vegetables, learning sales, marketing, banking and savings methods.

While we presently grow a variety of seasonal vegetables and herbs, we would like to increase our capacity to feed more local families in need, and most importantly to educate others as to how they can do the same.  We currently have 5 young fruit trees which we hope will become the start of an orchard.

From an environmental standpoint, we also believe that home and community gardens hold the answer to reducing the carbon foot print from New Zealand's dependence on imported food commodities.

Follow our community garden page on Facebook here:

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DISCIPLESHIP

 
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BIBLE STUDY

Grow deeper in your faith by delving into the word of God.  Pray with one another and enjoy meeting and getting to know new people. Meets every Wednesday at 10.30am in the Church Foyer.