Important News For Sunday
Houston, we have a problem!
Those who attended last Sunday's service were quite shocked to find that there was no AC in Turner Auditorium. The Ridge turned into a good old-fashioned summer camp meeting. Most improvised and made the bulletins into fans, while I kept dabbing my head with a rag.
Needless to say... it was hot!!
So, what about this Sunday??
Looks like the AC issue might not be resolved by this weekend. But don't worry!! I actually believe this is an amazing opportunity.
Get ready to
do something good
It just so happens that
is in the middle of their "
Stuff The Bus
" drive for school supplies. This is a community-wide fundraiser to donate, collect, sort and distribute school supplies to hundreds of at-risk youth in Title I schools in Columbus, Phenix City, Russell, and Harris counties.
I think this is an
for Ridge families to help the community!
Plan to be at The Ridge this Sunday at your normal worship hour (9:15am or 10:30am). We'll gather for a very brief moment under the huge oak trees in the courtyard. We'll provide each family with a book bag (already purchased) and a notecard with the details of what to purchase. We'll have a prayer over the book bags and send everyone to Target or Walmart (or your favorite store) to purchase the necessary supplies. Each bag can be filled for around $20! Once you're done shopping, bring the book bag filled with the supplies and drop them off at The Ridge office (5624-B Whitesville Rd., grey building).
A few important things to know:
donuts, Panera, water and Coffee
available, just like normal. I know that many of you can't get through a Sunday without your Golden Donuts.
*This is an amazing way to
serve with your family
! If you have children, this will be a great chance to explain why serving others is so important while living it out.
Wear your Ridge T-shirt
so that people will know that you're part of The Ridge family.
*Someone will be at the church office until
to collect the book bags.
Let's have some fun serving this Sunday as a church family
. Galatians 5:13 reminds us to "
serve each other through love
." We're going to have the opportunity to show a little love to the community and lend a hand to those who need a little help starting off the new school year on the right foot.
Who knew that having no AC can actually turn into something good?!?!
We'll see you Sunday!
FYI - Next Sunday we should be back to normal.