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Sunday Order Of Worship

*Opening Songs
You'll Come


*Worship Songs
Holy Spirit // Reckless Love // Grace To Grace

*Message: The Rev. Jimmy McIlrath
Sermon: Rooted In Hope

*Announcements // Dismissal
The Hope

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.
- Ephesians 1:18, NLT

Have you ever discovered money in your jacket or pants pocket you forgot about? I love when this happens! It’s like receiving an unexpected bonus. The funny part is, I had the money the whole time but just forgot about it. This happens often with our abundant riches in Christ. We always have them, but we often forget about them or fail to use them. And when we have the blessings of God but don’t apply them to our lives, we’re missing out on the life God intended for us. 

God can help you fully know His love. And when you know you have His love, you can truly grasp His grace, His forgiveness, His mercy, His friendship, His peace, His provision, and His very presence at work in you and all around you. Understanding that God loves you completely and immensely fills you with unlimited love and unlimited hope. 

There’s one problem with hope. It doesn’t come naturally. It’s natural for us to cross our fingers and hope for the best. It’s harder to expect confidently in God. But here’s the deal: to have hope, we must know God. Why? Because God is our hope! So, for us to live a life of hope, we must know the object of our hope. 

No doubt, the concept of hope can sometimes be confusing. One reason is because there are two uses of the word “hope.” There is a worldly hope we use in everyday life—where we hope we get the job or hope our loved ones travel home safely. With this type of hope, we’re uncertain of the outcome and cross our fingers as we hope for the best. 

This everyday, worldly hope is quite different from the biblical hope the Scriptures refer to. The hope we have in Christ is not a desire or wishful thinking. The Bible’s use of hope conveys an entirely different meaning. Biblical hope is “confident expectation.” 

If you aren’t walking in peace and joy, it’s time to reset your thinking! God doesn’t need you to have a mountain of hope. He just needs a seed to grow it into something to sustain you in the good times and in the devastating times. Your battle may seem to have no victory in sight, but all hope is not lost!

Today, be encouraged to make the God of hope, your hope. Through Christ, you can have a confident expectation that far exceeds any worldly hope.

*"The Hope" - Amy Groeschel
Current Series: Rooted
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
Father's Day
Message: Leaving a Legacy
Video link: Click Here
A good life gets passed on to the grandchildren … – Proverbs 13:22, MSG

The man who is right and good will be remembered forever. -Psalm 112:6b, NLV

1. “Do the right thing, even when no one’s watching.” 

Be filled with integrity.

I will try to walk a blameless path, but how I need your help, especially in my own home, where I long to act as I should. – Psalm 101:2, TLB

2. “Are you working hard or hardly working?” 

Be a servant.

Whoever wants to become great among you must serve the rest of you like a servant. – Matthew 20:26b, NCV

3. “Don’t spend it all in one place.” 

Be generous.

The godly man gives generously to the poor. His good deeds will be an honor to him forever. – 2 Corinthians 9:9b, TLB

4. “Humility isn’t thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.” 

Be humble.

Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor. – Proverbs 29:23, NLT

- Colossians 2:6-7, NLT
Fall Conference // October 28-29

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Special Events:

*August 19th - Bunco night
More Info Coming Soon
Who doesn't enjoy a cool theater on a hot summer day??
Join us for a great time watching a summer blockbuster.
Coming This July
Grab some lunch following worship and join us for some fun downtown. More info coming soon!
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!

More information and registration link: click here.

Our next dinner is schedule for Wednesday evening, August 17th.

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 -
Youth Summer Schedule

Sunday Night Youth and Afterglows

June 26 – No Youth meeting because it’s first day of Camp 4:12
July 3 – 5:30-8:30 pm Youth and Pool Party – Location TBA.
July 10 – 5:30-7:00 pm Youth at Nathan and Autumn’s house.  
Afterglow: Movie Night there to follow from 7:00-9:30 pm.  
July 17 – 5:30-7:00 pm at the church office. 
Afterglow: Ultimate from 7:15-8:45 pm. Location TBA.
July 24 – 5:30-7:00 pm at the church office. 
Afterglow: Laser Tag at Stars and Strikes 7:15-9:00 pm. 
July 31 – 5:30-7:00 pm at the church office. 
Afterglow: Movie Night at an AMC Theater. Location TBA.
August 7 – Dinner Out – 5:30-7:00 pm at Location TBA.
(First weekend with school)

August 14 – Lake Party

Day Trips
Rafting Trip – July 8-9
Wild Adventures – July 28

Summer Lunch Tour (12:30-1:30pm)

Thur, July 7 - Meet on the River Walk Island
Tues, July 12 - B. Merrell's
Tues, July 26 - Tuesday's Tacos
Tues, August 2 - Bodega

Middle School Nights (Open to rising 6th through rising 8th grades)
Launch Night - Friday, June 24, Sky Zone 5:45-7:30pm, $15
Game Night - Friday, July 29, from 6:00-9:00 Location TBA

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.
Children's Ministry

Theme - Epic Trust

This June at RidgeRunners, our theme is Epic Trust, based on
Psalm 143:8 “For I have put my trust in you. Show me the way 
     I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”

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. 

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 can we trust God? (We can because he can do anything, because he has a plan, and because he loves us.)
*Why is it hard to trust God when we're worried?
*Sometimes we want to give up. How can we trust God when it feels like we've already tried everything? (God's time and our time aren't the same. God can work through things and people we don't know anything about.)
*What is the biggest decision you can trust God with? (You can trust him with your whole life.)


Memory Verse (learn it together):
Psalm 143:8 “For I have put my trust in you. Show me the way 
     I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”

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 July 12th.
Please email us if you would like more information: info@theridgecolumbus.com.

Message Series Archive
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