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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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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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Life Together - Women

Life Together - Women

Saturday November 1, 2014 to Saturday December 6, 2014

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Life Together - Women

Saturday November 1, 2014 to Saturday December 6, 2014

DescriptionDo you ever feel isolated and disconnected from other believers in your personal walk with God? The Bible says to live a life “rooted and grounded in God’s love” (Eph 3:17). God’s transforming love can change us…but not when we isolate ourselves from other people. We need the company and care of others for support, growth and perspective.  “Life Together”, a monthly gathering (first Saturday of the month) for women who would like to connect with one another and to explore together how to live a life “rooted and grounded in God’s love“. We will enjoy breakfast goodies, get to know one another and discuss a variety of topics each month.  

Next Date: First Saturday of each month at 8:30 
Location: Prairie Ridge Church
RSVP: Not required - just show up! And feel free to bring a friend!
Event Contact: Joni Pine (jpine@ridgelife.org)

 

Upcoming Speakers

November - Chef Terrie Kohl will share on "Gathering Around the Family Table" and we'll get to have some yummy treats
December - I'm looking for someone who has a story to share about how they get through the holidays dealing with depression.  Someone who has worked through that and can share their experience and how they cope with God's help.   If you know someone or are that someone please let me know. 

Women's Retreat: Letting Go of Busy

Women's Retreat: Letting Go of Busy

Friday November 7, 2014 to Saturday November 8, 2014

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Women's Retreat: Letting Go of Busy

Friday November 7, 2014 to Saturday November 8, 2014

Friday 7pm thru Saturday 4pm
Sunstream Retreat Center ~ Ogden, Iowa

Are you tired? Worn out? Do you need a rest from the busy and chaos from your schedule?
This weekend retreat will include fellowship, worship, and time to spend alone in prayer.
Letting Go of Busy is a powerful retreat led by TEAM Restoration staff.

Included in the $80 cost: Masters level leaders, experienced worship team,
Friday night lodging, Saturday breakfast and lunch, spiritual exercise 

Workshops Include:
Spiritual Disciplines
Keeping Your Kingdom Calling in View
Being vs. Doing: God's Unconditional Love

Space is limited so register now!
Register here

Ridge Focus - Operation Christmas Child

Ridge Focus - Operation Christmas Child

Sunday November 9, 2014

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Ridge Focus - Operation Christmas Child

Sunday November 9, 2014

Each month we will highlight a different mission, our "Ridge Focus," inviting you to pray, give, and serve. Specific, concrete ways to give OVER our regular giving and OUT to people in need will be offered each month. 

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NOVEMBER FOCUS: OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD (OCC) – November 9th

OCC is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse International Relief.  The mission of OCC is “to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.”  Shoeboxes are packed with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, t-shirts, socks and more, along with a personal note to the child who will receive it.  OCC’s local ministry partners distribute the shoeboxes to children in their communities. In many places, a discipleship program called The Greatest Journey is offered to children after they receive their shoebox gifts. Through the program, OCC’s local ministry partners are able to establish long-term, caring relationships with children and families by sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

For more information about OCC, how to pack a shoebox, or to track your shoebox: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

For more information about Ridge Focus: Over & Out and upcoming serving opportunities: http://www.ridgelife.org/contribute/ridge-focus