What To Expect This Sunday

Opening Song Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Worship Songs
You Say // Reckless Love // O Holy Night
Announcements // Offering
Message:  The Rev. Jimmy McIlrath
Series: "Hope Is Born" // Title: "Digging Ditches"
Prayer and Dismissal
Grateful for Provision

What comes to mind when you think of provision? Food, a home, money, the words you need for that speech? What an amazing experience when we stand in a place of deep need and something or someone comes through for us in our time of need. We breathe deep; we might laugh; we might cry; we might get down on our knees and praise!

In John 6:1-15, we are taken back to that moment on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. A large crowd of more than five thousand has gathered, it’s evening and they need something to eat. The disciples immediately look at the enormity of the problem – five thousand plus people and no food in sight, except for five loaves and two fish from a boy. They’ve walked with Jesus, witnessed His miracles, and yet in this moment they seem to be missing the opportunity to witness yet another miracle; one of great provision.

How easy it is to look at the meager offering we hold or the scarcity of our situation and miss the opportunity for the miracle. It’s in that moment, with gratitude, that we can confidently offer what’s in our hands to the One who can take what we bring and multiply it beyond what we could imagine!

Based on the truth of who Jesus is – not on your shortcomings – how might you change your response to any seemingly impossible circumstance you are currently encountering?

*Passion Devotionals
Upcoming Christmas Series

God is Emmanuel. God is with us in every moment. He's with us through the pain. He comforts us in the waiting. He gives us courage when we feel anxious. God is with us!

Hope Is Born!
Li'l RidgeRunners

Come and celebrate with the angels! Our Li'l RidgeRunners Angel Breakfast will take place in the Hallelujah Hollow room at St. Mark on December 7th at 9am! This special event costs $5 per child and is for 3-year-olds through Kindergarteners and a special guest (a parent, grandparent, or special adult). We will make a craft, eat an incredible breakfast, and hear the Christmas story. 
Let's teach our little ones the true meaning of Christmas! Space is limited and reservations are required.

If you would like to help serve at this event, please email Mrs. Autumn.

Registration link:   click here .
An Unexpected Christmas
2019 Children's Nativity
Sunday, December 22 

Calling all children preschool age through 5th grade for this year's Children's Nativity production titled "An Unexpected Christmas." We will perform one time only for the entire church during a special combined service on Sunday, December 22, at 10:30 a.m. 

There are 3 mandatory rehearsals for K-5th grade participants. Each will be held at Brookstone from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. following the 10:30 a.m. services on December 1, 8 and 15. Pre-K kids will rehearse their part in their regular Sunday morning class plus a short extended session following the 10:30 service on December 15.

Click here  to register.
Special Christmas Offering

The Ridge offers hot meals to Rose Hill United Methodist Church AND foster families. Our hope is to offset the costs of these meals for 2020 by receiving a special Christmas Offering. We hope your family will make a special donation to this wonderful ministry! Please plan to leave your gift at the altar during communion on Christmas Eve. 
Marriage Retreat

The lodge is currently full. However, there are additional rooms on the property. After registering, we'll send more information regarding the new rooming locations.

This year, our theme is CLOSER - because everything in marriage either brings you a step closer or farther apart. We want to help couples choose to take a step closer. 

Our past four marriage retreats have been amazing, and we have every reason to believe that the next one is going to be the best yet!

Dates:  January 24-26, 2020
Place:  Fort Mountain Retreat Center (Chatsworth, GA)
Cost:  $340/couple ($200 non-refundable deposit due at registration. Price includes lodge + breakfast + lunch).
Registration link:   click here .
Series: Altar Ego

Week #4: Salt and Light

*For more series, check out The Ridge app:  Click here .
Theme - Christmas

Hi, Parents!
As we count down to Christmas, we know there is a lot to celebrate. Let's carve out time to remind our kids that Jesus was born to be our savior!

Car Talk :
*Do you know how many days there are until Christmas?
*What are you most excited to do this month?
*What could we do as a family to celebrate Jesus? (Make a birthday cake; read the Christmas story; attend a Christmas service.)

Memory Verse  - Learn it TOGETHER :)
"For to us a child is born to us a son is given... And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6
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 December 10th at 5pm.

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