Sunday Newsletter | 5.6.18
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Our current message series centers around the goodness of God. Click the link below to find a great devotional dealing with the joy that comes from knowing that God is good no matter what we've done.

What To Expect This Sunday
Opening Song: Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is
Welcome: Stewart McWhorter
Worship Songs: Love Came Down, You Are Good, Great Are You Lord
Announcements/Offering
Message: The Reverend Jimmy McIlrath
Message Title: Is God Really Good All The Time?
Series: Great
Prayer and Dismissal
Media Links
Latest Series:
What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

Week #1: What To Do Next? Click Here

Week #2: Taking The Next Step. Click Here

Week #3: Trusting The Process. Click Here
Student Spring Retreat April 27-29
Big thanks to everyone who helped make this year's student retreat so amazing!!

We are so blessed to have such an amazing group of young people and such a great group of adult leadership.
RidgeRunners Activity
Blueberry picking adventure coming soon! Our church family will head up to the blueberry patch near Callaway Gardens.

Stay tuned for more details.
RidgeRunners Pool Party
Join us for a splish-splashing day of fun after church on Sunday, June 10th, at Maple Ridge Pool off of Schomburg Rd.

Rising K-2nd Grade from 2-4pm

Rising 3rd-6th Grade pool 4-6pm

Parents welcome too!
The Gathering -
This Sunday @ STUMC
We're starting a new series! Into the WILD! Sometimes God calls us to take a step of faith—a step out into the wild. We don’t know where He’s leading, but we know He’s asking us to trust and follow Him. In this series, as we look at how Abraham followed God’s call into the wild, we’ll see that we can find the courage to do the same.
Join us at STUMC May 6th from 5-7pm for dinner, worship, teaching and games.

For directions to STUMC: Click Here
Upcoming Sunday Series
Is God always great? What about those times of pain and suffering?

Even during difficult times, God wants to reassure us; He wants us to have hope and favor.

In this series, we learn how to have God’s favor in our lives by trusting Him, and we discover how God’s goodness is the answer to worry, regret, indecision, emotional pain, and fear through the twelve expressions of God’s goodness taught through the 23rd Psalm.
New Ministry
In times of crisis (like a death in the family, major illness, etc.) and times of great joy (birth or adoption of a child), people in our church are sometimes unable to provide healthy meals for themselves and their loved ones. The Ridge is forming a Team that will give our church family an opportunity to serve one another during these seasons of life.

To join this team: Click Here
Membership Class - This Sunday!
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: Click Here
May 13th, 2018
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Proverbs 31:10

Join us as we celebrate our moms! 

Let's be honest ... they're kind of a big deal! 
May 20th, 2018
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

Join us as we celebrate our graduates! We are so proud of them!

Please tell us if you have a graduate you would like recognized: click here.
Ridge Rally - May 20th
Join us for a discussion on how to make conscientious choices about technology in our families. This one-night study is about developing wisdom, character, and courage in the way we use digital media. 5:30pm at STUMC.

Registration link: click here.
May - RidgeRunners Theme
Hey Parents!
Having a peaceful house seems out of reach at times, doesn't it? This month we are challenging your kids to find ways to work things out and choose peace with their family and friends.

For more information about what we will cover each week in May, check out our Parent Cue by clicking here .
Next Meeting - May 6th @ 4:30pm
Confirmation - May 13th @ 10:30
Our next confirmation meeting will take place on May 6th at 4:30pm at STUMC. Pastor Jimmy will be joining us to talk about what Methodism is all about and to teach us about the Holy Spirit.

We're planning to recognize our confirmands on Mothers' Day, May 13th. We're so proud of this amazing group of young people!!
Rose Hill Ministry
The Ridge is in charge of feeding the homeless every second Tuesday of the month. All meals are served at Rose Hill Church on Hamilton Road.

Our next service date is May 8th at 5pm.

Please email us if you would like more information: info@theridgecolumbus.com .
Movie Night
Want to meet a few new people at The Ridge? Join us for movie night on Tuesday night, May 29th. We'll plan to eat at Moe's (since it's Taco Tuesday) and then watch an early evening edition of the new Star Wars movie "Solo."

More info on times coming soon.
New Study For Men
In this 5-part video Bible study series, pastor Joby Martin invites men to embrace God’s definition of masculinity and to step into His calling upon their lives to wield their strength on behalf of others. 

This group meets Thursdays at noon at The Ridge office complex.
Good Works Project
A few weeks back we asked The Ridge Church to help us come up with some ideas for ways to Do Good in our community. We were thinking (and hoping) we would get 10-15 “projects” that we could all rally around in the coming weeks. What we didn’t expect was SEVENTY FIVE (actually more are coming in every day)!

Just pick one (or several) and "Do Something Good this week."

To view the list: Click here .
Miracle Capital Campaign
We were amazed with the outcome of our first Capital Campaign! God is so good. We're closer than ever to having a permanent home!

If you missed out on making a commitment to the campaign but would still like to participate, there's still time! Click here to make a pledge.
Saved People Serve 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. *Greeters. *Parking Lot Party. *RidgeRunners. *Student Ministry. *Worship. 
*Setup/Teardown Team. 

Registration: Click Here
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