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Alpha for Gringos by Julie Wiemann (Alpha Director)

A few months ago I had the opportunity to visit a friend in Costa Rica with the purpose of helpi...

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Night to Shine Highlights

What a fabulous night! Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors, and guests for participating in ...

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We say YES to SEX....in black and white.

Here at the Ridge, we say YES to SEX…in marriage as defined by God. As you may have heard, there...

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A responsive reading based on Solomon's Prayer of Dedication the Temple

For those of you who joined for services February 1st, here is the responsive reading used durin...

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History of Alpha by Julie Wiemann (Director of Alpha)

  I love Alpha, and here at the Ridge we love it too.  One of the many reasons we so en...

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Unbroken

On Christmas day, the popular box office movie, "Unbroken," was released in theaters across the co...

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Night to Shine - Donations Needed

Thank you for supporting the Night to Shine Prom!     We have 200 guests with ...

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Alpha starts January 18th

If you are new to the Ridge, or if you know someone who is new to The Ridge or who is seeking to d...

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Christmas Eve Services

Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus the Christ this Christmas season....

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Blue Christmas

December 21st will be the shortest day of the year.  Along with the shortest day comes the ...

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Update from PRAY....by Youth Director Doug Applegate

Hey church, I just gave a recount to our high schoolers about how i thought the junkyard was doi...

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Welcome Joni!

We're very professional around here. Welcome, Joni! We can't wait to see how God is going to use y...

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Joni Pine, Director of Connection

We are so excited to announce that Joni Pine will be joining The Ridge staff as the Director of Co...

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A Challenge from Julie Wiemann, Director of Alpha and Connection

I've always loved a challenge.  In fact, at times somebody challenging me NOT to do something...

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Summer recap by Doug

Well I'm done with my summer of mission trips and of course we had fun, we served others and we li...

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Intern Sunday

 Join us this Sunday as our Interns, Justin Pearson & Hunter Thorpe, deliver the message....

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What'd that Bible just say?! Song of Songs

Find out what the Bible says about sex being part of God's plan.Click here to listen to ...

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What’d that Bible just say?!

Did it just say SEX? Sunday we will be focusing on what the Bible says on sex. Our passages for t...

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Sydney Kate Peterson

Sydney Kate Peterson passed peacefully in her sleep Friday June 13, 2014. She will ...

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Thank you! From the Jamie Peterson Family

Thank You!!These past few months have definitely been a journey.  We never know the path God...

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Movies Under The Stars - FUSE Summer Events

Calling all FUSE’rsSummer is here and it’s time to enjoy things outdoors!  We don’t hav...

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God and gas…and we’re not talking the automobile kind!!?!?! Sara Van Rees

So it’s Tuesday night and we’re hunkered down in our family room having our family bible stu...

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Life with Doug

It's my turn to blog so here goes...life is kind of hum drum right now. We've done a lot at home...

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Doing Church Differently...by Kara Backes, Family Ministry Director

Sarah and I just returned from a conference focused on family ministry.  And a key speaker ...

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Welcome Mary Kohlsdorf to PRC Staff!

Join us in welcoming Mary Kohlsdorf as the new Director of Spiritual Formation. Mary will begin he...

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DivorceCare

DivorceCare

Thursday March 5, 2015 to Thursday May 28, 2015

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DivorceCare

Thursday March 5, 2015 to Thursday May 28, 2015

Walk with Him...walk with us.

Join us on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. beginning Thursday, March 5th.    Find help. Discover hope.  Experience healing.  DivorceCare is not just for Prairie Ridge attendees.  If you know anyone that is in need, please invite them.  DivroceCare is for people thinking about divorce, separated couples, divorce has been filed, divorce is final (doesn't matter how long, could be just recent or 5 years or more).  We are here for all stages.

Cost is $15 for workbook. Scholarships available.  Email info@ridgelife.org with questions or for details. 

 

Generation Change (Financial Class for Teens)

Generation Change (Financial Class for Teens)

Sunday March 8, 2015 to Sunday April 26, 2015

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Generation Change (Financial Class for Teens)

Sunday March 8, 2015 to Sunday April 26, 2015

Generation Change is the teenager equivalent to Financial Peace University.  This is a great program and will provide an excellent foundation for our teens as they get ready to head to college and subsequently the real world.  This class is for any youth ranging from sophomores through seniors in high school. There is a $10 fee for this class.  

Scholarship:  Students that attend at least three of the five sessions will be eligible to apply for the Generation Change Scholarship.  If you attend Generation Change as a sophomore or a junior, you will be eligible to apply for the scholarship your senior year.  Last year we gave 3 seniors $500 each!

Register here - sign-up by February 26th. 

Questions: Contact Travis at travis.desmoines@gmail.com or 815-985-1432.

The class covers the following topics - Contentment, Living in Our Materialistic Culture, Handling Money God’s Way, Budgeting, Saving, Giving, Going to College Without Going into Debt, Choosing Majors/Careers, Real World Finance (Bills, Investing, Insurance). For more informationhttp://www.daveramsey.com/gc/lessons/

Location: Junkyard (basement of PRC)

Schedule: Sundays from 2-4pm (light snacks provided): March 8th, March 29th  (1PM-3PM in the church gym on this day only), April 12th, April 19th, April 26th  

Learning How to Forgive

Learning How to Forgive

Thursday March 26, 2015 to Thursday May 21, 2015

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Learning How to Forgive

Thursday March 26, 2015 to Thursday May 21, 2015

Learning How to Forgive

Forgive and Forget. Whoever came up with that phrase may not have learned how difficult forgiving can be. Who can forgive? How do we forgive? What is forgiveness? What is not forgiveness? Do we need to reengage the person who hurt us? If any of these questions hit a chord with you then the class on Forgiveness might be for you. We will explore these questions and more as we begin to unpack the hard work of forgiving someone, including ourselves. We will also take a look at what Scripture has to say about forgiveness. And throughout the class we can draw from the greatest Forgiver of all.

 

Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:45pm, beginning March 26

To Register for the Session: Click here ($12 fee for the book)