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

Opening Song  -   
Chain Breaker
Worship  -
Our God
Revelation Song
Reckless Love

Message By Pastor Jimmy McIlrath
Message: Fault Finder or Hope Healer?
Series: Just Sayin'

Prayer and Dismissal

Weekly Devotional
"I Can Do All Things"
Most of you know the Super Bowl was played this past Sunday night.  The Philadelphia Eagles managed to beat the New England Patriots and take home their first Lombardi Trophy.  
But did you know that Nick Foles (the Eagles' quarterback) was once the back-up quarterback and on the brink of retirement?  OK... maybe some of you know his incredible story.  However, I wonder if you're surprised to hear that he is also a Christian and recently put out a devotional message with a few other players.  It's worth a look:
"I'm content because of Jesus.  He is all I need."   I love that Nick Foles uses his platform to share his faith in Christ.  It's so refreshing to see people open up and actually speak the name of Jesus.  He's making an impact.
Truth is, we're no different than Nick Foles (besides the $ that comes from being a Super Bowl Champion... ha).  My point is that we have each been given a platform in life.  I hope this encourages you to leverage whatever position you have to share your faith with others.  I believe that God has placed you in a unique position to share your belief with someone who needs to hear it.

This Sunday!

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 February 11th after worship.

Registration link:  click here

Registration Open!

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Rose Hill Ministries

We are looking for a few more volunteers to help next Tuesday night at Rose Hill (5pm on 2/13).  Email us if you're interested in joining in: info@theridgecolumbus.com.

Current Series

Words are powerful. They can beat us down and lift us up. They wound and they heal. And the right words at the right time can be exactly what we need to hear--or what we need to say. Let's find the right words in a new series, 
Just Sayin'.

Next Meeting - February 11 @STUMC
CONFIRMATION - We will host a mandatory meeting on February 11th from 4:30-5pm for parents and students participating in confirmation at Striplin Terrace UMC in the Family Gathering Center.
GATHERING - All Ridge Students 6th-12th grade are invited to join us for the Gathering at STUMC from 5-7pm.  We will have worship, play games, hear a lesson and have small group time.  Bring your Bible!
Ridge Student Journey Groups
Winter Semester - January 2018


The following small groups will be offered second semester for Ridge Students: 
Middle School
1. Sunday Breakfast Club - Sunday mornings during the 10:30 service in the Brookstone Cafe.  Begins December 31st.
2. Chicken & Jesus - Tuesday mornings at the Chick-fil-A in Midland.  Begins January 9th.
High Schoo l
1. Devos @ The Diner - Sunday mornings after the 10:30 service at Panera. Begins January 14th.
2. Donuts in the County - Thursday mornings before school at Harris County High School. Begins January 11th.
3. Mornings @ Midtown - Friday mornings before school at Midtown Coffee Shop.  Begins January 12th.

In order to be good stewards of our resources, The Ridge has emailed the 2017 giving statements.  Please email us and let us know if you did not receive yours: clay@theridgecolumbus.com. Thank you for all the ways you continue to support the ministries of The Ridge United Methodist Church.  

Good Works Project

Big thanks to everyone who took part in January's "Good Works Project" video! 

Here's a compilation of our "Happy Birthday" announcements:

For more information on Good Works Project: 
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Ridge Students

CONFIRMATION - We will host a mandatory meeting on February 11th from 4:30-5pm for parents and students participating in confirmation at Striplin Terrace UMC in the Family Gathering Center.

Women's Journey Groups

L adies' Journey Groups are starting up soon! "G.I.F.T" Group is led by Jodee Rovig and meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. "The Well" is led by Kimberly Durham and meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month (beginning this week). "The Office" group is led by Katy McRae and Heather Zeunges and meets on Wednesdays during lunch at the church office. Please email us if you're interested in receiving more info: info@theridgecolumbus.com.


Our retreat will be held  February 9-10 at the Pine Mountain Chalet Resort.   We will begin with check-in from  5-6pm   on Friday  evening and will conclude at  3pm   on Saturday  afternoon.  We will use the Aspen Center event room for our meals and sessions, and guests will stay in cabins at the resort.  

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Are you interested in being a part of a serving team on Sunday mornings? Here are some of the ways to get plugged in:
*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.  

If you're interested in serving on a Sunday team, click here and fill out this form for us.  

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