Sunday Newsletter
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Weekly Newsletter
What To Expect This Sunday
Opening Song : Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is
Welcome : Stewart McWhorter
Worship Songs : You Make Me Brave // Holy Spirit // Here As In Heaven
Message : The Reverend Jimmy McIlrath
Message Title: Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is...
Series: Start Here
Prayer and Dismissal
Series: Start Here
Weekly Devotional - How would you describe Him?

If I were to ask you to describe your heavenly Father, you’d give me a response. If I were to ask you to tell me what Jesus did for you, you’d likely give a cogent answer. But if I were to ask about the role of the Holy Spirit in your life. . .? Eyes would duck. Throats would be cleared.

John 14:17 says, “The world cannot accept him, because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he lives with you and he will be in you .”

What does the Spirit do? Scripture says He comforts the saved. He convicts the lost. He conveys the truth. 

Have you ever been convicted? Ever sensed a stab of sorrow for your actions? Understood a new truth? Then you’ve been touched by the Holy Spirit.

What do you know? He’s been working in your life already. (A Gentle Thunder - Max Lucado).

I think we all have questions when it comes to the role of the Spirit. Join us Sunday as we discuss who the Spirit really is and what He wants to accomplish in our lives.

Invite someone you know to "Experience The Ridge!"
Ridge "Hobby" Groups
We're trying to organize a few "Hobby" Journey Groups for the fall semester (ex: sports, cooking, running, crafts). These groups would meet around the leader's schedule (monthly, quarterly, etc.). Let us know if you have an idea or would like to lead one.

RidgeRunners // 09.09.18 // Tell Grandma and Grandpa.
RidgeRunners // 08.12.18 // Back-To-School Party!
Students // 08.12.18 // STUMC 5:30-7:30pm
Students // 08.19.18 // Brookstone 5:30-7:45pm
Students // 08.26.18 // Girls-Guys Night
Pizza With The Pastor
Want to learn more about The Ridge? There is so much we'd like to share with you! Join us for lunch immediately following the 10:30am service on Sunday, September 9th.

Please register and we'll be in touch.

Registration link: click here
Current Series
I f God has a plan for your future, does that mean every detail of your life is already determined — or do you have a choice? Repeatedly in the Bible, God says that He will never force you to enjoy His beautiful plan and purpose for your life. In fact, He gives you the freedom to accept or reject His will, to obey or disobey His directions, and to follow or ignore His leading. Join us as we talk through a few crucial choices you must make to fully experience God’s perfect plan for your future. Get the encouragement you need to make the right choices each and every day. 
Upcoming Series
Join us for this new series as we focus on living out our God-centered plan for our church family. God has given us specific instructions on how we should do ministry, and Pastor Jimmy will show us God's targets for spiritual growth, evangelism, fellowship and service. We don’t ever want to miss the mark. Now is the perfect time to draw your bow and aim for the bullseye!
Parent Meeting August 19th
Parents of students in 6th-12th grade! Please plan to stay after the 10:30 worship service on Sunday, August 19th to hear about the exciting fall plans for Student Ministry. You will have a chance to sign up for our Fall Retreat, Winter Ski Trip, and meal ministry for students on Sunday nights.

The calendar for fall meetings, retreats, and special events is now available on
August Theme - SERVICE!
Hey Parents!
How great would it be if your kids saw a need and jumped in to help? Jesus said that if you want to be great, it starts with serving others. And we want our RidgeRunners kids to be GREAT!

August Verse: Philippians 2:3-4
"In humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others."
Journey Group Leadership Meeting
This Sunday! (following 10:30am worship)
Leading a small group isn’t about being perfect; it’s about serving others by giving them a place to connect. Hosting a group is simple—choose a topic that interests you and select a time and location to meet with others to share it. We give you essential tools to make your Journey Group successful through Leadership Training and a directory where you can register your group so others can find it easily. We believe people’s lives are changed one semester at a time by moving one step toward Christ, and as a Journey Group leader you get to play an important role in that process.
RidgeRunners Volunteer Training for High School Students
This Sunday! (following 10:30am worship)
Ridge high school students are essential to our children's ministry program on Sunday mornings! Beyond their ability to be walking playground equipment, familiar teenagers can help ease separation anxiety for our elementary kids. High schools students do an excellent job of sharing their faith with younger kids and building great friendships! If your student is interested in serving, please have them stay after church on Sunday, August 12th, for training.
New Ridge Women's Ministry
Future Ridge quarterly events coming soon!

There are a few ways to stay connected and receive more information:
* Click here to be placed on an email list.
*Join The Ridge Women's Ministry Facebook page.
*Email Jodee Rovig:
Media Links
Past Series : Better
Week #1: Normal V/S Better Click Here
Week #2: Warning! Click Here
Week #3: Climbing The Mountain Click Here
Week #4: "For" Is Better Than "Like" Click Here

Current Series: Start Here
Week #1: Start Here - Vision Click Here
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
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 August 14th at 5pm.

Please email us if you would like more information: .
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