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What To Expect This Sunday

Opening Song : Your Love Never Fails
Welcome: Worship Leader
Worship Songs : Trust In You // Do It Again
Announcements // Graduate Recognition // Offering
Message : "In It To Win It" - The Rev. Jimmy McIlrath
Prayer and Dismissal

A Hot Mess!

Few things tempt a woman to keep up appearances more than being a mom. You’re expected to have perfectly well-behaved kids, who eat perfectly well-balanced meals, all while you keep your perfectly well-balanced schedule and invite others to spend time at your perfectly well-organized home.

Please. No matter what others may see, you know the truth. Behind the scenes, your life feels like a hot mess. The question is: Is that a bad thing?

Proverbs is filled with truth-packed statements of wisdom. Some of them tend to be more memorable than others; take for example Proverbs 14:4: “Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.” 

So what’s a verse about oxen and barns have to do with being a mom? Basically this: success is in the mess. If you want a clean barn you can have one, but if you want a large harvest, things will get messy.

Moms bring so much life into the world, literally and figuratively. They are nurturers, providers, encouragers, counselors, problem-solvers, and so much more. They cultivate the world around them into something beautiful.

For today, meditate on this thought: Success is in the mess. The very best of who you are comes to the surface as you help your family navigate the craziness of life!

Reflection: 
Look back at last week. What was your top Hot Mess moment? How was Christ in the midst of the mess? Does this reflection give you a different perspective on 2 Corinthians 12:19: “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness"?

Prayer: 
Father, help me to see your success in the midst of my mess. Remind me that a perfect appearance is not the same as a meaningful life. 

*Ministry Brands
Mother's Day - This Sunday!

"A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies."
Proverbs 31:10

Make your plans to join us as we celebrate our moms! We have a few extra things planned: Flowers for the moms and prizes for a few special winners. All of this for the special ladies in our lives. Let's be honest ... they're kind of a big deal! 
Graduation Sunday - This Sunday!

"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 .
New Series Starting May 19th!

The tomb is empty, and Jesus is alive. But it's common for many to forget the Holy Spirit is Jesus in us and with us.

Who is Holy Spirit? What does He do? What are His gifts, and how do we experience Him? In this series, we remove the mystery that surrounds the third person of the Trinity. We are meant to know God the Holy Spirit as fully as we do God the Father and God the Son.
Church Conference

May 19th - Join us as we learn more about the upcoming construction project. We'll share the details, cost and projected timeline with the church family. It's an exciting time!

May 26th - We'll hold a Church Conference immediately following the 10:30am service with our District Superintendent to approve the building project.
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Theme - Honesty (Telling the truth)

Hi, Parents!
We want our kids to know they can always tell us the truth. Let's work to build open communication with them now so we'll have it when we need it later (like when they're teenagers).

Car Talk :
1. When did you have a hard time telling the truth?
2. How does it make you feel when someone lies to you?
3. Why is it so important to tell the truth?

Memory Verse - Learn it TOGETHER :)
"The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy" Proverbs 12:22
Student Ministry

Souled Out Parent/Student meeting - June 2nd (Immediately following the 10:30am worship service)

Souled Out Beach Camp: June 3rd-7th
Women's Ministry - Yogurt and Yoga

Ridge Ladies! 

We would love for you to join us for our next women's event, Yoga and Yogurt. We will have a short devotion, eat some yummy yogurt, and relax with a yoga class. And don't worry, we welcome all fitness levels!

Details: Tuesday, June 18th, 6:30 p.m. // St. Paul UMC // 2101 Wlidwood Ave. // Childcare will be provided

Registration link: click here .
How Are You Gifted To Serve?

Have you ever wondered how you can "do more" at The Ridge? Or make use of all of your talents? Let us help you help others!! We are compiling a list of all our Ridge members and their gifts/talents/resources! No matter what you can do or what you have, there is a place for you to pitch in!

Join our "Ridge To The Rescue" list: click here.
Registration is now open for Camp 4:12
Pine Eden in Hamilton, GA
June 23rd - 27th

Your kids are invited to join us for an awesome overnight camp full of worship, crafts, swimming, canoeing, recreation, and Bible study! This is a great way for your kids to feel more connected to The Ridge family. They will make lifelong friendships and grow in their relationship with Christ. We hope you can join us!

To register please click here .
Series: Afterlife
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 14th at 5pm.

Please email us if you would like more information: info@theridgecolumbus.com .
Volunteer Registration

 Did you know that God has gifted you to serve Him? Did you know that the church can't possibly live into its potential without your help?

Scripture says that just as each part of our body plays a specific role, the members of a church are vitally important. (1 Corinthians 12)

Are you willing to do "Whatever It Takes" to reach people for Jesus? If so, join one of our volunteer teams and help us reach more!

Registration link: Click here
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