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Meet The Ridge Staff: Kelly Wyllie; RidgeKids K-2 Director

1.      What is your job at The Ridge?  RidgeKids K-2 Director2.&nbs...

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Meet The Ridge Staff: Leanne Vander Streek; Director of Kids Hope USA

1.      What is your job at The Ridge? Kids Hope USA Director2.    Favori...

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Meet The Ridge Staff: Graham Schardt; Director of Worship Arts

1.      What is your job at The Ridge? Director of Worship Arts2. &n...

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Meet the Ridge Staff: Suzanne Schuknecht; Director of Data & Communication

1.      What is your job at The Ridge? Director of Data & Communicati...

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Meet the Ridge Staff: Sarah Van Rees; Director of RidgeKids & Families

1.      What is your job at The Ridge? Director of RidgeKids and Families...

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Meet the Ridge Staff: Laura Patterson; Preschool @ The Ridge 3-year-old associate

1. What is your job at The Ridge?I'm an associate in the three year old preschool room.2. &nb...

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Meet The Ridge Staff: Dan Schuknecht, Business Manager & Men's Ministry

1. What is your job at The Ridge?Business Manager – oversee finance and facility, lead men’s m...

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A note from Julie about her worship leader sabbatical

It's a busy Saturday at the Wiemann home - not atypical for Chuck and I as we try to cram in as ma...

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Meet The Ridge Staff: Doug Applegate; Youth Director

1.      What is your job at The Ridge? Director of Youth Ministries. My mission is ...

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Meet the Ridge Staff: Kara Backes; Finance Manager

1.    What is your job at The Ridge?  Finance Manager2.    Favorite thing...

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Meet The Ridge Staff: Cheryl Sidler; Ministry Assitant

In honor of Administrative Professional's Day, meet Cheryl Sidler our beloved Ministry Assistant.1...

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Thank You from the Van Rees Family

To paraphrase the words of Jerry McGuire, ‘You had us at the applause’. Our initial response t...

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Meet The Ridge Staff: Pastor Mike

Pastor Mike Van Rees: Lead Pastor1.      Favorite thing about your job? I...

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Save the Date - Night to Shine 2017

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Who is Jesus?

Jesus, how did you do it? You got on your knees and washed their feet (John 13). Some days it's ha...

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Easter Service Times

Join us this Easter as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Savior!Good F...

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We're hiring...again!

We're hiring! The Ridge is hiring a Director for KIDS HOPE USA (part-time). This position will dev...

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New Staff Update

Please help us welcome …•Ryan De Hamer as the new Production Tech Director•Kelly Wyllie as t...

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RidgeFocus with the Junkyard Big Give: Coin Wars

The month's RidgeFocus is partnering with the Junkyard's monthly Big Give for Coin Wars!Here are t...

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Sarah Van Rees, Director of RidgeKids

Sarah has been around The Ridge since the beginning, but you may not know her. Get to know her a l...

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We're hiring!

The Ridge is hiring a F/T Production Tech Director. This position puts an emphasis on video produc...

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Christmas Eve Services

Join us at one of our four Christmas Eve Candlelight Services.December 23rd at 6:00 pmFollowed by ...

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Christmas

Have you ever considered how much courage it took Joseph to marry Mary? His family probably disown...

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Women’s Retreat – When Jesus Sees

I’ve always been drawn to the Samaritan women at the well in John 4, perhaps because in some way...

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Family Fall Event @ Geisler Farms

October 10 ~ 3:00-5:00 pm Pumpkin Patch fun with Ridge Families, marshmallow roasting, b...

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The Ridge Directory Portrait Sessions

The Ridge Directory Portrait Sessions

Wednesday July 6, 2016 to Saturday July 23, 2016

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The Ridge Directory Portrait Sessions

Wednesday July 6, 2016 to Saturday July 23, 2016

Have your family's picture taken for our photo directory - receive a free 8x10 for participating (no purchase necessary). 

Wednesday July 6- Saturday July 9
Monday July 11- Sunday July 17 (not July 16)
Tuesday July 19- Saturday July 23 (not July 22)

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Kids Hope USA Info Meeting

Kids Hope USA Info Meeting

Sunday July 10, 2016

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Kids Hope USA Info Meeting

Sunday July 10, 2016

Informational meeting for Kids Hope USA Mentoring program 

Sunday July 10; 10:00-10:30 am

You have an opportunity to change a child's life. Become a mentor to a struggling student at Terrace Elementary this fall! Show the love of Christ by building relationships!

Come to the meeting or email Lvanderstreek@ridgelife.org to learn more! 

THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPACT CHILDREN:
Kids Hope USA touches children's hearts through mentoring. Data for students who met with a Kids Hope USA mentor for just one year showed:
65% improved in educational success.
79% improved in socio/emotional competency.
56% improved in attitude toward risky behavior.

The chance for caring adults to provide students with one-on-one attention at school is priceless. Imagine if every elementary school in the country offered students who need a listening ear the chance to be a part of the Kids Hope USA program; what would schools look like? Answer: They would be filled with children who thrive and excel in every aspect of life. 

http://www.kidshopeusa.org/home/

Exploring the Sabbath

Exploring the Sabbath

Sunday July 10, 2016

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Exploring the Sabbath

Sunday July 10, 2016

Exploring the Sabbath
July 10th during Second Service in the adult classrooms. 

A follow-up to Mike's Message on The Sabbath (June 26).
Discuss the meaning of the Sabbath, the struggles we face, and some tools to create margin in our lives. 

Questions: info@ridgelife.org

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