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The Ridge Regathering
This Sunday @ 9:00am
(Online worship @10:30am)

We're having a great time with the outside family worship service on Sundays! 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.

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How about #SomethingPositive !? ⁣
Our incredible Rose Hill Serve Team stepped up to feed the less fortunate and KNOCKED. IT. OUT. OF. THE. PARK! ⁣
WAY TO GO RIDGE! ⁣

Current Message Series

Passed down from generation to generation.
Legends of battles and floods, kings and giants.
Tales as old as time, but with truth that is timeless.

This series recounts various Bible stories like Joshua, Elijah and Samson. Bring the family to the outside worship service and enjoy some great stories and how they apply to our lives today.

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If we follow Jesus, we can’t take a DIY approach to life. 

  Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
- Matthew 11:28-30, NLT

Most of us pride ourselves on our ability to solve our own problems and to avoid needing others—basically to live a DIY kind of life. For example, if we don’t know how to do something, we watch a YouTube tutorial. If we have a question about something, we research it on the internet until we find an answer. If we’re struggling with something, we’ll often listen to a podcast, find a sermon, or distract ourselves with a binge-worthy TV series or endless social media scrolling.

While there’s nothing inherently wrong with any of those coping mechanisms, they are all things we can do alone, and rarely do those things inspire us to reach out to others around us. The thing is, we have more information and content available to us than we could ever hope to consume. And while it’s great to be informed, we have to recognize that consuming information in isolation rarely leads to transformation. So we can’t allow our consumption of information to outpace our connection with others.

The truth is, following Jesus is a journey of surrendering our self-sufficiency and recognizing our need for a Savior. No matter how hard we try to be good enough, to work hard enough, or to gain enough material resources, wealth, or wisdom—it will always fall short of God’s standard—perfection.

To follow Jesus is to admit that we don’t have it all together, but that there is One who holds everything together—including us. We can’t live a life fully surrendered to Jesus while also idolizing independence. We need God, and we also need others to help us live a life that honors God.

When we’re feeling worried or anxious about the weight and demands of life, we often try to fix it ourselves or find the solution on our own. But Jesus invites us in Matthew 11:28-29 to come to Him to surrender our worries. It’s only then that we’ll discover we don’t actually have to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders after all.

And as for needing others? Jesus modeled this with His life by choosing to invest His life intentionally in 12 people—His disciples. And He instructed us to do the same. In Matthew 18:20, Jesus tells us that when multiple people gather together, He is right there among us. And in Matthew 9:38, Jesus invites us to pray for more workers to do the good things God has planned for the world. See, the more we try to solve our own problems and fix everything on our own, the less we’re allowing the Church to be the body of Christ.

When we’re trying to solve everything, we can’t solve anything, because God has given each of us a unique role to play in sharing God’s love with others. We need each other.

Following Jesus isn’t about what we can do. It’s all about what He did. And our appropriate response is to continue to give up control, to depend on God instead of ourselves, and to recognize our need for others.

Pray: God, I sometimes find myself tempted to live a DIY kind of life. Show me any areas of my life in which I need to surrender control to You. Show me where to invite others into my life. Give me the right people to surround myself with. And help me honor You with everything I say and do today. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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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.

Student Ministry This Week:

Unfortunately, we had to cancel the Summer Retreat....BUT we're having a party in its place. TWO parties actually! See announcement below.

PARENTS - We've been having an issue with emails reaching you, so we're adding a parent GroupMe group. GroupMe is a group texting app (it can be muted, by the way). If you would like to be included, email Nathan at nathan@theridgecolumbus.com, request to be added and include the phone number you would like to use for the app.

We are working on getting some student small groups rolling. We will have one on Sunday afternoons and another at lunch on Wednesdays. Students will pick up coffee or food and meet at an outdoor location like the island downtown. Please speak with your students, encourage them to be involved and let Nathan know which option will work better for them.

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: Let's Talk Family


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Series: Bible Stories

Week #1: Joshua - Sun Stand Still
Week #2: Elijah (Part 1) - How To Have an Amazing Story
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