The Ridge - March 20 Update
2021 Summer Mission Trips Registrations Open!
We now have two out-of-town mission week opportunities available for the summer and we both need students to register and adults to volunteer chaperone!! We so missed these last year!

PRICES ARE PRE- PERSONAL FUNDRAISING DOLLARS: You can earn a SIGNIFICANT amount toward fees by joining in the FLAMINGO FUNDRAISER (see below)!

High School (Rising 10th-Graduates) will be going to CHATTANOOGA, TN for a home repair workcamp, JULY 4-10. There will be some terrific site-seeing and recreational opportunities along with the construction, rebuilding and cleanup tasks of our mission assignments. We will have all the tools we need and only participate in work that we can be trained in that week. We'll be stretched and challenged as we pour ourselves out, but strengthened as a group as we retreat away to this beautiful area together. Great opportunity to serve, learn new skills, and explore new things! $385/student
Middle School (Rising 7th-Rising 9th) will be going to CHARLESTON, SC for a community service workcamp, JULY 25-30 . Additionally, some HIGH SCHOOL students who are unable to participate in Chattanooga are allowed to join this trip in some leadership roles! We will be working with community organizations that make an impact in underprivileged, mentally handicapped and elderly communities . Our direct interaction with community residents will be limited compared to years past, due to Covid precautions, but we will still be challenged with projects that make a difference for these organizations. We will enjoy free time at the beach and other recreational opportunities in Charleston! $225/student
REALLY Need Flamingo Help! Earn Easy Fundraising!
We still need to fill THREE weeks for flamingo flocking, which means at least three families! It has been very successful so far and joining up with us will earn you significant fundraising dollars toward any mission trip or retreat of this year (2021) or 2022!
Join us at Sunday Night Ridge!!
We're holding meetings each Sunday night to accommodate activity, discussion and break-out groups for both Middle and High School! Middle School meets from 5:30-6:45pm on Sundays while High School meets from 7:00-8:20pm. You can see all of our Covid-related Community Guidelines at oakridgeumc.org/youth . Signups each week by 2pm on Sunday are required! It has been a true joy to work with you all in person again and meet some new friends along the way too! Check out our latest video below to get an idea of what our time is like!!
Don't forget . . .
Order a new "The Ridge" mask!
Represent the group by picking up a RIDGE branded mask. We have a bunch of different colors and styles we think will be really fun while you represent each other in school or other activities. Choose a style and message Harrison the one you want! Custom colors can often be applied.
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