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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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He Knows My Name by Cheryl Sidler, Ministry Assistant

I was recently reading in John in preparation for Easter and came across John 20:11-18, verse 16 i...

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The Fruit Bearing Life by Pastor Tony Vis

“If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit apart from me you can do nothing....

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Good-bye, Teresa!

Teresa Deitch is resigning her role as Director of Spiritual Formation. She will be returning to...

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Doug Applegate, Movie Critic

Hey Ridgers, I'm going to play film critic for my turn on the blog. Recently i watched a dark come...

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Prayer – Our First Line of Defense! By Cheryl Sidler, Ministry Assistant

Jesus calls His disciples “friends” in John 15, where He is talking with them about the Vine...

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The Spirit of Christmas

From the blog: He's Taken Leave I want to write about fun stuff.It's Christmas.  I want ...

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Thank you Prairie Ridge!

You won’t get to see them open the presents. You won’t get to see the expression on their face...

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Be Reminded by Cheryl Sidler

As 2013 draws to a close, it’s a good time to take inventory and to prayerfullymake goals for 20...

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What IS Abundance? by Teresa Deitch

What do you think of when you heard the word “abundance”? Do you think of an abundant amount o...

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Jealousy vs. Thanksgiving by Jeanne Hirsch

This past Sunday we talked about the Green Eyed Monster of Jealousy with the preschool kids. ...

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Staff Update

Teresa Deitch has been serving as the Interim Director of Spiritual Formation for the past few mon...

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Remember…when so often we forget…by Kara Backes

Why do we forget?  What blessings do we remember?Let’s remember together who God is…the G...

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Dating....by Youth Director (& Parent) Doug Applegate

Hey Ridge, Me and my family have entered the world of dating and girlfriends. I thought you might ...

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Got Peace? by Cheryl Sidler

How often have you prayed for peace? I know I have many times.  And God graciously offers us ...

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Fall is upon us…by Kara Backes

So fall has me thinking this year, as it does most years.  I get pretty sad when my kids head...

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RidgeKids Registration

RidgeKids Registration

Friday August 1, 2014 to Sunday August 31, 2014

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RidgeKids Registration

Friday August 1, 2014 to Sunday August 31, 2014

It's a great time to be a kid at The Ridge!  We are currently gearing up for a new year of fun & growth for all Ridge Kids.  All children age 4 months through 5th grade are required to register to participate.  Thank you for helping us plan by registering your children!

 


2014-2015 Kids Worship & Nursery Registration (Sunday mornings):

To register your child(ren) 4 months old through 5th grade, for our Sunday morning programs click here


 

Habitat for Humanity Ankeny Wall Build

Habitat for Humanity Ankeny Wall Build

Saturday August 9, 2014

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Habitat for Humanity Ankeny Wall Build

Saturday August 9, 2014

This year's wall build will at Ankeny First United Methodist Church's Christian Life Center 710 NE 36th Streetin Ankeny. 
It will be held Saturday, August 9th with August 16 as a rain date.

We are looking for crew leaders (if you have questions, contact Joe Ethington at joefethington@gmail.com), a lunch leader and volunteers.

This opportunity is open to those 14 and older, with a guardian present. 

To voluneteer: http://greaterdesmoineshabitatforhumanity.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=6164

Boundary Waters

Boundary Waters

Wednesday September 10, 2014 to Sunday September 14, 2014

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Boundary Waters

Wednesday September 10, 2014 to Sunday September 14, 2014

A COLDWATER wilderness experience is about gaining perspective and connecting with others. The BWCA is an amazing wilderness and worthwhile exploring. It is also the perfect place for retreat and reflection. One of the themes we'll spend time thinking about is the cultivation of faithfulness and what it looks like to live with integrity, leading our families toward a practice of our faith in the world in which we live? How can we deepen our core commitments when life seems to be so busy and full? What does all of this have to do with wilderness? We'll be paddling the lakes and rivers and making camp at established campsites. Meals will be prepared together over a fire and evenings will include time to look back on our day. We'll make time for meaningful interaction with one another as well as setting aside time for prayer and personal devotion. Our trip will begin at The Ridge on Wednesday, September 10. Included in the trip will be an opportunity to spend time in iconic Grand Marais, MN prior to returning home on Sunday, September 14.
 

Cost: $375 ($100 deposit required)

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