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"We had church in person for the first time in three months and it was AWESOME! Can't wait for next Sunday!"
- Jeremy and Afton Pownall

We're So Excited To See You Again!
The Ridge Regathering
This Sunday @ 9:00am
(Online worship @10:30am)

Around 100 people gathered last Sunday for our first regathering service! It was such a great experience! For those that are able (and comfortable), we'll see you for outside worship this Sunday at 9am at Brookstone. Please bring a blanket or bag chairs for the family.

If you are more vulnerable or feeling sick, please join us online (Facebook/YouTube) at 10:30am.

Church Safety Guidelines

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Church On The Lawn // 9:00am
Online Worship Hour // 10:30am

What To Expect

Introduction
Opening Song : God Is Able
Welcome
Worship Songs : Love Came Down // Always
Announcements
Morning Prayer
Message: Sun Stand Still
Closing Prayer
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Upcoming Message Series

We are the result of our decisions. While we agonize over little things like what to wear and what to eat, are we glossing over the big choices? This message series helps us learn to be intentional about making BETTER decisions that will lead to a BETTER life in Christ.

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The "Nevers" of Life

"Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him."
- Isaiah 64:4, NIV

Never.

It’s the word that can stir the deepest fear in the bravest heart.

“I’ll never find a job.”

“This will never get better.”

“I’ll never get married.”

“I’ll never have the child I long for.”

“He’ll never come home to me.”

It’s the lie that originates with our sinful nature, and it insists on putting a decisive end to all of our hopes. Don’t bother to dream, it whispers cruelly. You don’t deserve it. Stop wishing for what can never be.

And so we continue to drive the nails into the coffin of our dearest longings.

“The Lord will never answer my prayers.”

But this is the challenge of waiting on God. It’s the ability to keep hoping when the nevers of life bombard us—when the minutes, hours, days, and years tick away without any answers to our most passionate pleas at the throne of grace. It’s the faith to hang on to the Father on the long road when human reason tells us to give up.

If the "nevers" of life are discouraging you, if you’ve waited for the Lord to fulfill His promises to you, if you wonder why God has allowed such a lengthy delay in answering the deepest cries of your heart, I want you to know that you can still find meaning and hope in these times of waiting on the Lord to respond. Though you don’t see Him working, you can know for certain that He is because He guarantees that He “acts on behalf of the one who waits for Him” (Isa. 64:4).

Not only that, but the Father has an awesome plan for you—purposes that are fantastic, perfectly suited for you, and that will give ultimate meaning to your life. However, God also has a very specific schedule—one that’s often vastly different from what you’d expect, may have you wait far beyond what makes you comfortable, and most likely will make you feel that all earthly hope is gone so that you’ll rely solely upon Him (2 Cor. 1:9).

The only “never” you should focus on is that God will never let you down (Deut. 31:6, 8). So whatever it is you yearn for—no matter how long you have to wait—you can trust the Father to lead you. And you can know for absolute certain that He has your very best interest in mind.

*"Waiting On God" - Charles Stanley
RidgeRunners
We can be game-changers among our friends when we're filled with God's love!

Summer Theme - Game Changers

Hi, Parents!
Summer is here and we're going to celebrate and have lots of fun!

We will have an announcement about Camp 4:12 to post this weekend!

We'll be rolling with the punches through summer and updating you as often as we can. We hope we'll be able to do some in-person children's ministry, but regardless we'll be working hard to keep things fresh for your kids and to keep them engaged.

Car Talk:
*What kind of friend do you want to have?
*What kind of friend do you want to be?
*What kind of things does a good friend do?

Memory Verse (learn it together): " Therefore encourage one another and build each other up." - 1 Thessalonians 5:11a, NIV

Hey Parents!!

Mr. Nathan will have some online fun this Sunday with our RidgeRunners at 10:00 am on Facebook Live and YouTube. Join us for a game, worship video with dance motions, and a great lesson!

Also, 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 .
Mrs. Autumn's Story Time

Join Mrs. Autumn for a Bible storytime at 7 pm on Wednesday nights on Facebook Live. Click here for her latest story.
Ridge Students Summer Retreat 2020

We're excited to announce that we will be going to Laguna Beach Christian Retreat for our summer retreat from
Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17. 

Cost for students will be $325 and  scholarships are available!  All activities, transportation, food and lodging are included.

Students who signed up for Souled Out will have the option to transfer their registration and will receive $10 spending money for the trip, or if they are unable to attend the summer retreat, a full refund will be given.

Registration is open and deposit payments of $100 are due by Wednesday, July 1.

In light of COVID - 19, steps will be taken to maintain sanitation and a level of social distancing when possible. Beds will be spaced appropriately, meal times on campus will be staggered and temperatures will be monitored daily.



Register  HERE  and pay your choice of 
deposit or full amount.

If you have already registered for Souled Out, we still need you to fill out the entire form, but DO NOT MAKE PAYMENT using this form. Registrations are due by July 1. 


Pay Balance  HERE

If you have already registered for Souled Out, you can pay your new balance using this form. Balance payments are 
due by July 12.
Student Ministry This Week:

We will begin phasing in limited, in-person opportunities for students. We understand and respect that some families will be cautious and may be reluctant to allow their students to participate. We will of course be taking precautions, but we will also emphasize to students that each family is in a unique situation and that they need to be understanding and not pressuring if some of their friends aren't able to attend.

High School
Beginning soon we will start our new outdoor high school small groups (OSG) specifically designed to enrich lives and crush COVID-19 (well maybe just avoid it, but crush sounds better). We will meet places like the Starbucks patio, Flat Rock Park and the Island Down Town. Stay tuned.

Middle School
We are planning summer activities for middle school students beginning in July. More info coming soon.


Looking for a way to strengthen your faith during the quarantine?

* Rightnowmedia.org : This is a free video resource for our church. There are many different Bible/topical/book studies to choose from: Registration link: click here .

* Bible.com : Choose from different devotional series or Bible reading plans. For more info: click here .

* The Ridge App: This is a great way to listen to past message series. For more info: click here .

* Facebook and YouTube: This is a great way to watch past message series. For more info: click here .
Series: Breakthrough

Week #4: What To Get Mom

Series: Let's Talk Family


For more series, click here.
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