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Order Of Worship


*Opening Worship

Less Like Me


*Worship Songs

Raise A Hallelujah // Broken Vessels // What A Beautiful Name

*Message: Love Thy Neighbor

Series: Top Ten

The Rev. Jimmy McIlrath

*Closing Announcements

Current Series

The Ten Commandments set the ground rules for the Israelite people in the Old Testament. Moses met with God on Mount Sinai and was given ten commands for God’s people to follow.

If these were given to the people of Israel, do they still apply to us today? And how did Jesus teach these commandments?

Join us as we break down the BIG TEN and how they apply today.

Meeting - This Sunday, March 19th

Please let us know if you're interested in joining the Safety Team: Click here.

Church-Wide Spring Study

Little did Luke know that of the many accounts of the life of Jesus, his would be one of four that survived. Let's dive in, read the book and see what his account of Jesus can teach us as we move toward Easter Sunday.

Sunday, May 7th

May Day / Spring Fling

Here's what to expect:

*Inflatables for the kids.

*BBQ dinner fundraiser for the students.

*Update on the building and the state of the United Methodist Church.

Registration coming soon ...

April 9th // 10:30am

Easter egg hunt immediately following morning worship.

Don't forget to bring your Easter baskets on Easter Sunday! There will be separate hunting locations for different age groups.

Bring any candy donations you would like to make on

Sunday, March 26 and Sunday, April 2.

The mission of The Methodist Home is to be a model agency that restores childhoods, strengthens families and cultivates a people-building organization. Your time, participation, and contributions will help us reach into new areas and enable us to soothe, heal, and rebuild hurting hearts. We will be able to strengthen more families than ever before. Together, we can make a difference!

Darryl Strawberry is described as a legend by many who have been dazzled by the dynamics of his baseball game, the power he possessed at the plate, and the story of redemption that continues to bring hope to so many lives. 

The Ridge is sponsoring a table for this luncheon fundraiser. Tickets are $75/each with all proceeds benefiting The Methodist Children's Home. To reserve a seat, please email our Mission Coordinator Marietta Webb: Click Here.

Deadline extended! There's still time to join Pastor Jimmy McIlrath for 8 days in The Holy Land. Organized by Maranatha Tours, the trip will feature all the major sites: the Sea of Galilee, Mount of Olives, Jordan River, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and more.

For more information: click here.

Calling all RidgeRunners kids in 1st through 5th grade!

Camp 4:12 is on for June 25-29!

Camp 4:12 is an amazing week of fun, encouragement, and faith development for kids entering 2nd through 6th grades. Each year The Ridge partners with Pierce Chapel and St. Mark to host this overnight camp that runs from Sunday afternoon through Thursday afternoon at Pine Eden Christian Retreat Center in Hamilton, GA. Campers will experience worship and teaching, lots of swimming and recreation, crafts, chill time, great food, and their choice of two daily electives like canoeing, theater, sports, games, book club, wilderness survival and lots more! Cabins are organized by age and gender with around 12 campers each and are led by a team of one adult counselor and 2 or 3 high school counselors. Early Bird registration runs now through April 30 and is $310 with a $100 deposit. Discounts are offered for siblings and week-long volunteers. Scholarships are available through The Ridge for Ridge families. Learn more and register by following the link below. Contact Nathan at nathan@theridgecolumbus.com for scholarship information or any questions about camp.

We need volunteers including parents, grandparents, high school students and middle school students who want to make camp amazing for our RidgeRunners!

Youth and Children's ministry staff from each of the three churches are on site all week, but we need a great team of volunteers to make camp a success. Follow the registration link below and click on the "Volunteers" page if you are interested in helping in one of the following areas: cabin counselor, kitchen helper, lifeguard, elective leader, setup/cleanup, music team, or crafts.

Click HERE for more information and to register!

The Ridge Church

Message: Words and Worship

Series: Top Ten

Video Link: Click Here

You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God. … Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. - Exodus 20:7-8, NLT

Taking a sabbath:





What’s in a name?




Honor the name above all names:




Rose Hill Ministry

Our team meets on the second Tuesday of each month to serve the less fortunate in the Rose Hill area. It is a great opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ.

For more info: info@theridgecolumbus.com.

Monthly Dinners

Our next dinner will be Wednesday, March 15th at Old Chicago.

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!

Email: info@theridgecolumbus.com

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.

Souled Out Summer is a Christian conference for middle and high school students. It is held at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat on the west end of Panama City Beach, Florida and it focuses on students’ relationship with Christ. Morning and evening worship and speakers set the tone for each day. The conference is discipleship oriented, and each student will participate in a D-Group (disciple group) made up of students of their grade and gender. Each D-group is led by college-age Discipleship Leaders (D-Leaders) whose focus is on helping students open up and grow closer to Christ. Lots of free time is scheduled into each afternoon for individual activities, swimming at the pools or beach, playing in the basketball/Ultimate Frisbee/volleyball, etc. tournaments, competing in the strong man/woman contest, or just hanging out and relaxing. Souled Out is the perfect setting for students to open up and be real with God and with each other.


This year’s Souled Out theme is “Purpose,”


Worship will be led by Jonathan and Lisa and their band, MOORE with guests Mike Marshall and Mallory Lang.


This year’s evening speaker is Jordan Easley and this year's morning speaker is Christian comedian and evangelist Lee McBride.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

- Ridge Youth -

Sunday Night Youth

Sunday, March 19 – 5:30-7:30pm at the Church Office

Sunday, March 26 – 5:30-7:30pm at the Church Office

Sunday, April 2 – 5:30-7:00pm at Dinner at Don Chucho's

Sunday, April 9 – Easter Sunday - No Youth Meeting

Sunday, April 16 – 5:30-7:30pm at the Church Office

Sunday, April 23 – 5:30-7:30pm at the Church Office

Middle School Small Group

Sunday, March 19 – 10:50ish-11:30am in the Green Room

Sunday, March 26 – 10:50ish-11:30am in the Green Room

Sunday, April 2 – No Class - Beginning of Spring Break

Sunday, April 9 – No Class - Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 16 – 10:50ish-11:30am in the Green Room

Sunday, April 23 – 10:50ish-11:30am in the Green Room

Breakfast Devotion

Wednesday, March 22 – 6:50-7:30am at Bradley Park Chick-fil-A

Wednesday, March 29 – 6:50-7:30am at Bradley Park Chick-fil-A

Wednesday, April 5 – No Meeting - Spring Break

Wednesday, April 12 – 6:50-7:30am at Bradley Park Chick-fil-A

Wednesday, April 19 – 6:50-7:30am at Bradley Park Chick-fil-A

Wednesday, April 26 – 6:50-7:30am at Bradley Park Chick-fil-A

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

March Theme - Faith

This March at RidgeRunners, our theme is "Faith," based on Hebrews 11:1 NIV: "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for

and assurance about what we do not see.” 


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, first room on the left. Look for the banner outside their room. Infants through Toddlers will remain in the last classroom on the right in separate areas of the room. Kindergarten through Elementary will continue to meet in the gym. Check in for all ages 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.

Car Talk:

*What does it mean to follow Jesus? (To love God and others with all you do and say.)

*What is a question you have about Jesus?

*What can you do when you have a question about Jesus? (Ask your parents or church leaders, look in the Bible, and pray)

*How can we have a relationship with God forever? (By doing three things: 1. By BELIEVING that God loves us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for our sins. 2. By admitting my sins and asking God to forgive me. 3. By promising to follow Jesus with my life. When I do those three things, I RECEIVE the gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus, and I begin a new life of faith in Jesus.

*What is something you can do this week to show others that you follow Jesus?.

Memory Verse (learn it together):

Hebrews 11:1: "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for

and assurance about what we do not see.”

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