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Sunday Worship
Service Times: 9:15 and 10:30am
(Nursery and elementary activities provided for all ages)

Opening Song  -   
I Am Set Free
Worship  -
Only Boast
It Is Well


Message By Pastor Jimmy McIlrath
Message: What Do I Do Next?
Series: What To Do When I Don't Know What To Do

Prayer and Dismissal

Weekly Devotional
How'd He Do That?

I've always loved watching magicians make the big "reveal." It's always amazing seeing something suddenly appear.  One of my favorites is when the magician would show me two coins in his hands, close them, and then open them again to reveal four.  

How do they do that?    

Of course, those types of tricks are fake.  If you Google long enough, you can find the secret.  But I wouldn't suggest it because it ruins the fun. :)

However, there are quite a few stories in the Bible that involve true miraculous reveals. One is the story of Jesus feeding 5,000 people with just a few pieces of fish and bread.  Another involves the prophet Elijah creating an endless supply of flour and oil from a few jars.  And, of course, the biggest reveal of all is Jesus being placed in the tomb and then escaping death three days later.

I love seeing miracles happen.  

I love the big "reveal" moments!  

This past weekend we witnessed the reveal of a HUGE miracle.  As you know, we asked our congregation to pledge $200,000 over the next two years above their current standard of giving. God took what you gave and multiplied it! And the big reveal was that we pledged $521,000!!!  More than 2 1/2 times what was expected!


Blown away!  Can't even begin to explain how God accomplished this one! I'm still in awe!

So, now what?  These pledges push us ahead of schedule for getting into a new building.  Instead of having to wait until the end of two years and then evaluating whether we have enough to begin building, because of this miracle, we should have what we need!

However, in order to get to that next step, we have to live into our pledge over the next two years.  I look forward to seeing what miracles God will reveal in this congregation as we faithfully live into these commitments.  

I can't tell you how grateful I am to be a part of this church.  And I'm so glad I was able to see, once again, God perform a miracle and make such a big "reveal!"  

Honestly ... t hat was way better than the time I was three and saw a magician pull a bunny out of a hat for the first time! 

Jimmy McIlrath
Pastor - The Ridge UMC

Easter Sunday Message
Easter Sunday Message

The Big Announcement
The Big Announcement

Death Was Arrested - Special Music
Death Was Arrested - Special Music

  Ridge Student Spring Retreat
Registration is OPEN!

Propel Spring Retreat - April 27-29 $60

Registration is now open for our Propel Spring weekend retreat. This weekend retreat will take place in LaGrange at the Boy Scout Camp and is open to all 6th - 12th graders and your FRIENDS!  This is a great way to invite new people to learn about Jesus.  Grab a buddy and join us! The deadline to register for this awesome event is April 16th. To register click HERE! 
Ridge Student Gathering - April 8 5-7pm

We're starting a new series this week with your students all about stress! Now that spring break is over and testing is right around the corner you can feel that all consuming anxiety starting to creep in!  But that's not the way God intended us to live.  In this series, students will discover that with God, it's possible to live a life defined by freedom rather than stress.  Join us at STUMC this Sunday from 5-7pm for dinner, worship, teaching and games. 

Upcoming Series

You haven't finished your life story. What will you do with the blank pages? The choices you make today will lead you one way or another - but when you know who to trust, you'll always know what to do.

In this series, we will learn how to seek God's will for our lives and how He cares more about who we are than what we do. 
Camp 4:12 

Registration has begun for our awesome summer camp program!  We team up with Pierce Chapel and St. Mark for a great week of Bible study, worship, games, crafts, swimming, canoeing, archery, fishing and more!  This is the perfect first time camp experience because we are just up the street in Hamilton, Georgia at Pine Eden. 
2nd-4th Graders: June 24-28th
5th-7th Graders: July 8th-12th
Register by clicking here. 

Membership 101: God made you to be connected in a church family. A healthy family shares common beliefs, purposes and commitment. We'd like to share with you our values and future goals. Membership 101 is designed to explain what it means to be in membership at The Ridge. At the end of this class, you will be given an opportunity to join our church family and continue the M.A.P.S. process. Join us May 6th after worship.

Registration link:  click here

Save The Date: May 13th

Join us as we celebrate our moms!  Let's be honest ... they're kind of a big deal! 
 Graduation Sunday

We're planning to recognize our graduating seniors on Sunday, May 20th. Please email us and let us know if you have someone in your family that needs to be recognized. Email link: click here.

We're planning to recognize our confirmands on Mother's Day, May 13th. We're so proud of this amazing group of young people!!
Are you interested in being a part of a serving team on Sunday mornings? Here are some of the ways to get plugged in:
*Safety Team.  This team offers a watchful and helpful presence during the worship hour.  
*Greeters.  The Greeters Team are the warm hearts and big smiles of The Ridge Church.  Without them, there would be no Golden Donuts, no one telling you good morning and no coffee!  
*Parking Lot Party.  The Parking Lot Party has the special task of making sure people find the way to the worship area.  This includes putting out directional signs and welcoming our members and visitors.  
*RidgeRunners.  At The Ridge, we have one of the best kids' environments around.  Children of all ages learn about Jesus in a way that is relevant, biblical and engaging.  
*Student Ministry.  We do student ministry a bit differently at The Ridge. We have monthly gatherings, monthly worship (3rd Night) and weekly small groups that meet in restaurants across Columbus before school starts.  
*Worship.  The worship team is both on stage and offstage.  Everything you see happen on Sunday morning is made possible by this amazing team. Opportunities range from singing to running the lights.
*Setup/Teardown Team.   This team is the hands and feet of Christ.  No expert skills needed, just the heart of service that comes from a heart of worship.  
Email us and let us know if you're interested in being on one of these amazing teams: info@theridgecolumbus.com.
The Ridge Church
Office Address: 5624B Whitesville Rd.
Columbus, GA 31904 
Office Hours: 9 - 3pm,  Monday - Thursday
Sunday Worship: Brookstone School Turner Auditorium
440 Bradley Park Dr.
Columbus, GA 31904
Property Address: 2201 Smith Rd.
Fortson, GA 31808
Email: info@theridgecolumbus.com
Online: theridgecolumbus.com