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Sunday Order Of Worship
10:30am

*Opening Song
Raise A Hallelujah

*Welcome
Stewart McWhorter

*Worship Songs
10,000 Reasons // Goodness of God // Way Maker

*Graduate Recognition
Nathan Carr

*Message: The Rev. Jimmy McIlrath
Series: Rooted
Sermon: "The Root of Gratitude"

*Announcements // Dismissal
Are You Connected?

Stand firm and be deeply rooted in His love. - Ephesians 3:17, CEV

These days, we are connected almost all day long through the internet. But what would happen if you didn't have this source for a day?

Perhaps, you couldn’t talk with your family, friends. Maybe you wouldn’t finish your work or you wouldn’t be able to answer your emails.

Let's be honest, you can definitely survive without it, but it wouldn't be easy. Now, imagine if you were disconnected for a whole week, or a month or, even worst, a year! 

It would be chaos.

Now think about your spiritual life. 

Are you connected to God?

Jesus says in His Word that He will remain in us if we remain in Him. He is the vine and we are the branches. We can’t live if we aren’t connected to Him.

If you let your roots grow down into Him, everything will be different. For example, you will have a grateful heart. This doesn’t mean that you won’t have difficulties; it just means that it will be harder to bring us down. When we're rooted in Christ, we will gain the strength to overcome any situation.

However, if we are unplugged from Jesus, we are incomplete. No matter in what situation you are in or if you have been disconnected for a long time, He is waiting for you. 

Connect with Him.

Be rooted in Him.

*Adapted from Mariel Olivera
Upcoming Series: Rooted
Starting This Sunday
And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.
- Colossians 2:6-7, NLT
May Day // 5.15
This Sunday!

Inflatables, BBQ and Family Fun!
Graduate Sunday // 5.15
THIS SUNDAY
Join us on Sunday, May 15th, as we honor our seniors.
We're so proud of all our Ridge graduates! 
Confirmation 2022

We are so proud of this amazing group!
Men's Ministry
Movie Night // May 26th
 We've waited a long time for this!

Join us on (opening night) for Top Gun 2.

Movie details:
Carmike 15 // 8pm // May 26th (Thursday)
Preorder your tickets today!

Dinner details:
6:00pm @ Five Guys
Alaska // July 16th-23rd, 2022

On our Alaska mission trip, our team will have the opportunity to partner alongside local churches, as well as colleges, nonprofits, and Christian camps. These established ministries have targeted specific struggles and we will work together to make a difference.

Come experience the last frontier. The Church is active and ready to have you!

Our next meeting is coming soon.

More information and registration link: click here.
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We'll be seeing Top Gun 2 on May 26th.

If you would like to be notified about when and where to meet us, send us an email and let us know. We'd love to have you!


Thank you for the support. If you'd like to give, click here.
Sunday Serve Teams
The church doesn't function without everyone getting involved and making it happen. Have you been thinking of volunteering? Now’s the perfect time to start!!

If you aren't on a serving team but would like to register: click here.
- Ridge Youth -
Upcoming Schedule

Sunday Night Youth

May 15 - 5:30-7:30 at the church office Suite E
May 22 - 5:30-7:30 at the church office Suite E
May 29 - Memorial Day - No youth meeting.
June 5 - 5:30-7:00 Dinner - Location TBA


Breakfast Devotion - (We will meet through May 18.)
Wednesdays from 6:50-7:30 am at the Bradley Park Chick-fil-A

Questions? - Contact Nathan at 706-464-7548 or nathan@theridgecolumbus.com.
Parent and Student GroupMe

We have a student and a parent GroupMe account to help keep everyone up to date on what's going on in student ministry. GroupMe is a group texting app that's a great forum for staying connected and asking questions. It can be muted, so you won't get notifications constantly. If you or your student would like to be added, just text or email Nathan at 706-464-7548 and nathan@theridgecolumbus.com.

Only a few spaces left...
Register today using the links below!

Souled Out Dates: Monday, June 6 - Friday, June 10

Souled Out is a Christian conference for middle and high school students. It is held at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat on the west end of Panama City Beach, Florida and it focuses on students’ relationship with Christ. Morning and evening worship and speakers set the tone for each day. The conference is discipleship oriented, and each student will participate in a D-Group (disciple group) made up of students of their grade and gender. Each D-group is led by college-age Discipleship Leaders (D-Leaders) whose focus is on helping students open up and grow closer to Christ. Lots of free time is scheduled into each afternoon for individual activities, swimming at the pools or beach, playing in the basketball/Ultimate Frisbee/volleyball, etc. tournaments, competing in the strong man/woman contest, or just hanging out and relaxing. Souled Out is the perfect setting for students to open up and be real before God and with each other.
 
This year’s Souled Out theme is “SOAR,” based on Isaiah 40:31: "But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." 
 
Worship will be led by Jonathan and Lisa and their band, MOORE.
 
This year’s evening speaker is Charlie Marquis and this year's morning speaker is Christian comedian Lee McBride.

Click HERE for more information and to register online.
Click HERE for the packing list, info packet and paper forms.
RidgeRunners
Children's Ministry


Theme - Give/Save/Spend

This May at RidgeRunners, our theme is Give/Save/Spend, based on
Matthew 6:21: “For where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also.”

Masks are optional on Sunday morning. If you wish to send your child with a mask, we will support that and will require them to wear it while at RidgeRunners. Extra kn-95 masks are available in the greeting area near kid's check-in.

Hi, Parents!
We've re-opened our Pre-K room on the Turner Auditorium main hallway. Children who are potty-trained through Pre-K5 should be dropped off in the upstairs hallway. Look for the banner outside their room. Infants through Toddlers will remain in the last classroom on the right. Kindergarten through Elementary will continue to meet in the gym. Check in at the hallway table just inside the Turner Auditorium doors. 

Online
If you're looking for some more online options for children's programming check out:

*Rightnowmedia.org: This is a free video resource for our church. Check out the kids' section (VeggieTales, etc.) and watch with the family! Registration link: click here.

*Ridge resources for Sunday morning activities/lessons. Just in case you missed out this weekend: click here.

Car Talk:
*Why do we treat stuff as more important that people sometimes? (We're thinking about ourselves and forget what is most important)
*What is one thing you could do this week to show someone you treasure them?
*What does it mean to give God our first and our best? (To trust God with our money before we spend on other things and to give God our energy before we do other things.)
*How could you use saved money to help someone?
*Which is easier for you: to give, save or spend? How can you do better with the ones that are harder?
**

Memory Verse (learn it together):
Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also.”

Spaces for girls are full
...but we do have a waiting list!
Space for boys is filling up fast!

Camp 4:12 is an amazing summer camp experience for kids!

Camp is a 5-day, 4-night event held at Pine Eden Christian Retreat Center in Hamilton, GA and is specially designed for girls and boys entering 2nd grade thru 6th grade (2022-2023 school year). Campers stay in boys or girls cabins with other kids in their age-range along with adult and high school counselors. Camp includes interactive teaching and worship and exciting activities including swimming, electives, crafts and much more.

Click HERE for more information and to register!
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 10th.
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Please email us if you would like more information: info@theridgecolumbus.com.

United Methodists and others wishing to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country may contribute to Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery. This fund will provide direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.

Gifts to support the people of Ukraine can be made in the following ways:


*By toll-free telephone: 888-252-6174

*By check made out to Global Ministries/UMCOR with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed and addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068 or given at or through any United Methodist church

One hundred percent of all Advance contributions go to the designated cause.

The United Methodist community in Ukraine, though quite small, is actively engaged in assisting neighbors in need. Global Ministries is in touch with the church’s leadership as well as with church leaders in countries welcoming those who are fleeing from violence in Ukraine.
Message Series Archive
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