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Hire a Youth

If you have an odd job (yard work, baby sitting, washing your car etc) and you were going to pay s...

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The Passion...The Suffering...Easter Morning

Do you remember the year The Passion of the Christ came out? I do. I was a newlywed, living in Ken...

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The original Ferris Bueller

In his message Sunday, Pastor Mike talked about the original "Ferris Bueller" David's first s...

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Encountering God...Sue Mixdorf

I’m Sue Mixdorf and this is my storyWhen others tell stories of “hearing god speak”, I pictu...

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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 helping...

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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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Partnering with Parents: Love & Logic Book Study

Partnering with Parents: Love & Logic Book Study

Sunday May 3, 2015 to Sunday May 31, 2015

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Partnering with Parents: Love & Logic Book Study

Sunday May 3, 2015 to Sunday May 31, 2015

Partnering with Parents - Parenting with Love & Logic 

Join other parents for this 5 week book study during second service Sunday April 26th  - May 31st (not meeting May 24th). Please purchase your book prior to the class. 

Register here for the Love & Logic Book Study

Click here for the amazon link to purchase Parenting with Love And Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay 

 

 

 

Infertility Support Group - Waiting with Hope

Infertility Support Group - Waiting with Hope

Sunday May 3, 2015 to Sunday May 17, 2015

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Infertility Support Group - Waiting with Hope

Sunday May 3, 2015 to Sunday May 17, 2015

Infertility Support Group - Waiting with Hope  
First & Third Sundays of the month; 7:00pm in the adult classrooms. 
To come together as women who have experience with infertility. To bear one another’s burdens. To never wait alone. To wait with Hope. 

Questions: info@ridgelife.org

NYC Summer Mission Trip

NYC Summer Mission Trip

Saturday June 20, 2015 to Sunday July 5, 2015

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NYC Summer Mission Trip

Saturday June 20, 2015 to Sunday July 5, 2015

What is New York City Trinity Church? Trinity is located in the historic Clinton or Hell's Kitchen section of New York City. Started as a Sunday School mission over a stable on Tenth Avenue in 1877, the 100-member congregation - though limited by space, membership size, and funds - carries on a diverse ministry that continues to focus on youth and children along with the homeless and the elderly. Housed in two old tenement buildings, almost 140 years old, Trinity has tens of thousands of dollars worth of infrastructure challenges that threaten to impact their ability to carry out their ministry.

How do we serve?  Where do we stay? The work will be basic building care and repair, helping the members of the neighborhood and church and possibly taking neighbor kids on day trips.   The needs of the church are wide ranged and very dynamic so the type of work activity changes quickly.   Probably the most important aspect of each day (aside from worship time) and night is building relationships and fellowship with the people at the church. 

What does an average day look like? Each day will start with personal reflection and group devotion.  Each day lunch will be together (often in central park) and will conclude with a mid day devotion.  At the end of the workday we will travel to the showers and then have free time until around 10:00 PM.  The day will conclude with worship and devotion.   

Who can go? Anyone 18 and older is encouraged to attend.  Those between 15-18 must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian, and be able to contribute to the work projects being done.  This is not the easiest trip both physically and mentally, there is not much alone time, there is a lot of walking, and God will place personal challenges right in front of you that are not easily solved or sidestepped.

Cost? $350 per person (community meals, lodging, ground transportation).

When are we going? 
Group 1: Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 28 (full)
Group 2: Saturday, June 27 - Sunday, July 5 (register here - 3 spots left)

When do I have to register? The deadline is May 1st. With a non-refundable deposit if $100. The remainder of the cost due June 1st. 

Honduras Summer Mission Trip

Honduras Summer Mission Trip

Tuesday July 7, 2015 to Tuesday July 14, 2015

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Honduras Summer Mission Trip

Tuesday July 7, 2015 to Tuesday July 14, 2015

What is Honduras Mission? Our Honduras Mission trip is located in Azacualpa, Honduras. Established in 2001, The Children’s home exists to serve the needs of the children who live there and the people of the surrounding community. In addition to caring for the children, the home is a hub for many community outreaches like a daily feeding program, church services, sports leagues, and classrooms for education. 

How do we serve?  Mornings are spent working on projects (painting, light construction etc.), afternoons are spent interacting with the children and helping with feeding program and of course playing soccer.  Evenings are spent experiencing the local culture and visiting local churches. 

Cost? $950 per person (community meals, lodging, air and ground transportation).

When are we going?  July 7 - July 14 (register here)