Ridge Student Ministries

October Update


Sunday Night Ridge 5:30 M.S. / 7:00 H.S.

Sunday Night Youth Meetings have been strong recently. If you haven’t been, here’s a quick breakdown of what to expect, whether you come to Middle School or High School meetings:

-Free Time with a variety of recreational options, table games, fun snacks and opportunities to catch up with friends

- All Group time involving cooperative games or team challenges

- Peer Group Time with bible discussion led by Students in Leadership

- Series-based, interactive Message with Harrison that partners with Peer Group discussion

- Occasional: Worship Music, Theme Nights, On-Site Service Projects

More Pics from Youth!

Current Theme:

Life with Christ was never meant to just be some phase we’re going through. We’re talking about:

*Lasting Change

*Experience vs. Commitment

*Choosing to be “Set Apart”

*Trusting Jesus’ Commitment to US

*Staying True Under Pressure

We’ve been walking through parts of 2 Corinthians 3, John 15, Revelation 3, 2 Corinthians 5, 1 Peter 1, Galatians 5, John 10, Romans 8, Philippians 1 and Philippians 3.

See a Discussion Sample!
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Snack Volunteers Needed!

We no longer do dinner on Sunday evenings but instead provide snacks and drinks for the students! To mix up the variety, we're asking parents to partner with us by taking a Sunday to provide and set out our snacks! You can even partner with another family. Use your creativity and if possible try to hang at youth in person - a great way to meet our students.

We plan for about 70 total each week, please use the signup genius below to choose a date!

Sunday Night Snack Signup
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(Weekly Meetings & Classes continue each week UNLESS designated below)

  • October 16 (SAT) - GOD LOVES GUILFORD (ORUMC-Wide Service work and Celebration) 9:00am-12:00pm; 4:00-7:00pm

  • October 24 (SUN) - Student Leadership Meeting, 12:15pm Youth Rm

  • October 24 (SUN) - CLUE MYSTERY NIGHT 5:30pm & 7:00pm

  • October 28 (THU) - FOR KING & COUNTRY Concert (Greensboro) 6:00-9:30pm

  • October 31 (SUN) - NO SUNDAY NIGHT RIDGE

  • November 7 (SUN) - Confirmation Parent and Mentors Orientation, 10:00am Picnic Shelter

  • November 14 (SUN) - Student Leadership Meeting, 12:15pm Youth Rm

  • November 19-21 (FRI-SUN) - FALL RETREAT (Location TBD)


  • December 8, 15, and 22 (WED) - WRAPPING FUNDRAISER

  • December 19 (SUN) - YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTIES (Locations TBD)


  • January 21-23 (FRI-SUN) - WINTER RETREAT

God Loves Guilford &

Youth Day of Service!

Sat October 16

Projects 9a.m.-12:00p.m.

Festival 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

Such a great opportunity for our group and the community! We can still use help, please see all info at link below:

More Info/Signup!
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Sun October 24

Middle School 5:30p.m.-7:00p.m.

High School 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.

Fun Theme-Night for Sun Night Ridge! Student Leadership is planning a super fun evening that'll put your problem-solving skills to the test! Each grade will be asked to come dressed in similar colors (or even a fun costume) as you compete across our property to catch "who done it?"



Thur October 28

Leave Church 6:00p.m., Return 9:30p.m.

Ridiculously talented musicians with songs written full of biblical truth, For King and Country flat out brings it. Even more so in their concerts! It's definitely something you'll never forget. Tickets are limited, use the button below to register a.s.a.p.!

Register for Tickets!


Stay tuned for more info on a potential Fall Retreat opportunity, as well as an upcoming Open Registration period for our Winter Retreat in January ! For now, any expressed interest in a retreat for Nov. 19-21 would be super helpful (contact Harrison)!



We have "soft-started" our confirmation program, but there's still plenty of time to sign up! We'll continue taking commitments through November 3, with a Parent and Mentor Orientation during confirmation class on November 7.

Confirmation is open to 7th-10th graders, will be Sunday Mornings at 10am, through May. With our extended schedule and spread curriculum, we can work around schedules that have to miss some Sundays.

Contact Harrison for more info!


Ridge Youth soars with the participation of volunteer adults in various ministry aspects. We're blessed to offer programming and discipleship to such a wide range of students! Here are some current needs you could get involved with that will help support and deepen these students' faith:

  • Regular Sun Night Volunteer
  • Teach a few weeks of Sunday School or Confirmation
  • Chaperone Events or Trips (See schedule)
  • Be a Confirmation Mentor
  • Start a home group that meets once every few weeks
  • Coordinate Flamingo Fundraiser
  • Be part of Adult Visioning Team
Contact Harrison for more info!


10:00am each Sunday we're back to holding Sunday School Classes. There's a new "Pre-Teen" class for 5th-6th Graders, 7-8th Graders can be a part of Confirmation as a class even if they aren't participating in the process. 9th-12 graders (besides those in confirmation) will meet in youth lounge for High School SS. We have some new teachers for all three classes and we're really excited how we can grow from all of these!



There are plenty of trip opportunities ahead, and it will soon be time to start working toward next year's summer mission trip. We have fundraising opportunities that can cut your costs down and ensure we have what we need for these efforts.

December: Gift Wrapping Fundraiser (See How it worked in 2019!)

January-April: Flamingo Fundraiser! (See How it worked in 2021!)


Did you know we have around 20 students serving in leadership within our youth ministry? A lot of planning and coordinating goes on behind the scenes to prepare for games, discussions, social postings, devotional videos, event selection, fundraising, missions and so much more. Not to mention a consistent presence at youth with many leading our discussion groups. Look for the students in teal lanyards and lean on them if you need a guide at youth!



With a Student Video

Throughout the school year we'll feature videos made by students for students. We encourage any of our teens that are willing to film a 1-3minute video about their faith growth, to use the link below and choose your week based on your most meaningful topic. We look forward to hearing from you!

Student Video Signup!

Don't Forget . . .

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Check out the Website!

Our website is a great resource for keeping up with updates, pictures, signup links and plenty more.

Simply visit !

Stay Connected!

To join our REMIND messages, simply send a text to 81010 with the message "@orumcridge" .

You can find us on INSTA : @orumc_ridge

Or ask to join the Facebook Group: ORUMC Student Ministry

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