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Sunday Order Of Worship
10:30am

*Opening Songs
Hosanna // Furious

*Welcome
Jimmy McIlrath

*Worship Songs
Give Me Faith // O Come To The Altar

*Message: The Rev. Jimmy McIlrath
Sermon: Leaving A Legacy

*Announcements // Dismissal
Good Good Father

The younger son got up and started back to his father. But when he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt sorry for him. He ran to his son and hugged and kissed him. - Luke 15:20, CEV

The Bible is clear about what our relationship with God is. He is our Father; we are His children. In fact, God is identified as our Father 265 times in scripture. Most of those are found in the New Testament because through Christ, we have a new identity as an adopted child of God (Romans 8:15).

The word “father” conjures up different images for people. For some, “father” is associated with warm memories and laughter. For others, absence or rejection. This is why it’s so important to understand that God is not only our Father, but He is a good Father.

In scripture, we see a Father who embraces the prodigal son as well as the older brother (Luke 15). We see a Father who provides for us and cares about our needs, even more than the sparrows’ (Matthew 10). And we see a Father who goes after every one of His children, pursuing a relationship with them, just as a shepherd tirelessly searches for a lost sheep (Luke 15).

The two truths that have transformative power in your life are that you are God’s child and God is a good Father. Choose to believe that today.

*"Good Good Father" - Andrea Lucado
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
Fall Conference // October 28-29
Early Bird Registration
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Special Events:
*June 22nd - Dinner
*August 19th - Bunco night
June 19th
Don't forget to bring Dad to church!

Dads are often our biggest champions, loving and guiding us through life as we grow up. Join us as we celebrate Dad!
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!

Our next meeting is this Wednesday (25th) at 5:30 pm.

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 19 – No Youth meeting in observance of Father’s Day
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)

FALL SEMESTER KICKOFF
August 14 – Lake Party

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

Summer Lunch Tour (12:30-1:30pm)

Tues, June 21 – Wasabi
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, Launch Trampoline Park - Time TBA
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.
RidgeRunners
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. 

Online
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.
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Please email us if you would like more information: info@theridgecolumbus.com.

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