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Sunday Order Of Worship

Opening Song: Everlasting God
Welcome
Worship Songs:
God So Loved // I Know // Center
Prayer
Message: "Meant To Be Sent"
Series: The Perfect Fit
Announcements
Dismissal


Ridge|Live
10:30am // Brookstone
Thanks again for registering for Sunday's in-person service. This helps us be better prepared for safe social distancing protocols.
Sunday In-Person Registration:
Ridge Missions

Virtual Angel Christmas Tree:
We are very excited to partner with two amazing agencies this Christmas: Foster Care in Columbus and CHOA (teenagers receiving chemo treatment in Atlanta). Please register and our Angel Tree Coordinators will be in touch with the specific information (age/gender/gift(s)/etc.).

Registration Link:
Our RidgeRunners Christmas pageant this year will be pre-filmed and shown during Sunday services on December 20 and at our Christmas Eve service. It will also be available online beginning December 20. If your child between Kindergarten and 5th grade would like to be a part of the show, please sign them up by emailing Nathan no later than Sunday, November 29, at nathan@theridgecolumbus.com. Filming dates will be over the first week of December and will depend on your child's part.

re|engage information

Groups will be taking a bit of a break during the Thanksgiving holidays. We'll plan to meet up again starting in December.

Maybe use this little break to plan a "Date Night!"


Online Worship Experience
Sunday @ 10:30am AND 5:00pm
Live worship - Sunday morning and evening

What is Ridge|Home?

This is church for everyone, everywhere. It’s gathering with your family wherever you live, with other people, in person, to watch The Ridge weekly services, connect with God through music, and have conversations. This can be done in a home or another available space around you. 

Want more information about Ridge|Home? Click Here.
Ridge|Home YouTube Channel:


Thanksgiving Weekend
Sunday // Nov. 29th
Ridge|Home Online Worship Only

Due to the holiday weekend, we're going to cancel our in-person worship and ask everyone to join us online. We also think this would give everyone a great chance to do a little Sunday morning family shopping for the angel tree. Don't forget to register for this year's Christmas Mission!


Outside Communion Service
5:30pm // Brookstone Courtyard

Join us for our traditional candlelight communion service. Adults and children will be together for this meaningful time of celebrating the birth of Jesus.

*Please bring bag chairs and blankets for your family.


Same Web Address
New Look

Take a minute and check out our new website. You'll need to familiarize yourself with the normal links for in-person worship, the newsletter, message series, etc.
Click here to watch last Sunday's message:

Message Notes


Message Title: “Ministers On A Mission”

… you are priests of the King, you are holy and pure, you are God’s very own – all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. – 1 Peter 2:9, LB

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus ... – Colossians 3:17a, NIV

But God in his grace chose me even before I was born, and called me to serve him. – Galatians 1:15, GNT

Great Moments In Ministry:

1.     My life has more joy.

My life is being poured out as a part of the sacrifice and service I offer to God for your faith. Yet, I am filled with joy, and I share that joy with all of you. – Philippians 2:17, GW

2.     My relationships improve.

Pride only leads to arguments … – Proverbs 13:10, NCV

3.     My life is meaningful.
 
Always give yourselves completely to the work of the Lord. Because you belong to the Lord, you know that your work is not worthless. – 1 Corinthians 15:58b, NIrV

4.     My life is a legacy.

If you want to be great, you must be the servant of all the others. – Matthew 20:26b, CEV
 
Study Guide:

This week we focus on our calling to bless others through serving.  Every follower of Christ is called to serve or minister.  Even the most menial task becomes meaningful when we perform it for God.

1.     Read 1 Peter 4:10.  God has given you gifts and abilities, unique to only you, so that you can serve others and glorify Him. What is one way you would like to utilize who God has created you to be to help others this week?  Who do you think will receive greater joy, the one you helped or you?

2.     Read Matthew 20:28.  Think of the most difficult person you regularly encounter in your life.  What do you think would happen in your relationship with them if you were to intentionally serve them in some way?  How do you think that would affect your relationship with them?  How would your unselfish actions make you feel about that person and about yourself?  

3.     Read 1 Corinthians 15:58.  How can your effectiveness in ministry change by knowing you were created to do good works? 

4.     Read Matthew 20:26.  Maybe write down ways to model Christ’s servant attitude. Complete the list by including actions you can take to bless someone during the week. 

5.     Think of ways you might serve others during the holidays.  Or how can your family reach out to someone or another family to be a blessing in a way only your family can.  

6.     What changes do you need to make in order to be a good servant for the Lord? How would those changes impact your legacy?

Memory Verse:  But God in his grace chose me even before I was born, and called me to serve him. – Galatians 1:15, GNT
Current Message Series

Who am I? What’s the point? What does God want with me? What am I supposed to do?

In this new series, we’ll learn about discovering our calling and answering life's biggest question — what on earth am I here for? This series will look at the five dimensions of God's calling on our lives.
A Fresh Encounter

But the sea had made a wall of water on each side of the Israelites, so they walked through on dry land. On that day, when the Israelites saw the bodies of the Egyptians washed up on the shore, they knew that the LORD had saved them. Because of the mighty power he had used against the Egyptians, the Israelites worshiped him and trusted him and his servant Moses.
- Exodus 14:29-31, CEV

I was recently reminded of the Israelites at the Red Sea. 

I can only imagine the fear and uncertainty they were facing at that moment. Their enemy, the Egyptians, were closing in on them from behind. The Red Sea, a seemingly immovable obstacle, was before them. They had no other options.

But God.

Suddenly and unexpectedly, He split the Red Sea. He decimated their enemy before their very eyes. And on the other side, they rejoiced. Moses wrote a song of celebration and God gave strength to His people.

I believe He wants to do the same thing today. And if you feel like the Israelites – wearied by obstacles, overwhelmed by setbacks and enemies, take heart.

The God who split the Red Sea is with you. The God who overcame the Egyptians wants to give you hope. The God who led the Israelites into their Promised Land wants to deliver you out of your struggle. And it’s my prayer that you would experience a fresh encounter with His love and presence.

*Kari Jobe
Due to the holiday season, we will have Ridge|Home online worship only on these dates:

Thanksgiving weekend: November 29th
Christmas/New Years: December 27th and January 3rd

We look forward to worshiping with your family online!
Men's Activity - This Thursday, November 19th

Dinner - 5:30pm
Columbus Axe - 7:00pm
(throwcolumbusaxe.com)

Registration link:
In a frantic world, it’s in the stillness that we find peace. It’s where we know God and hear His voice.

This is what God’s saying to you today. Be still. Know.
“Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, ‘Sit here, while I go over there and pray.’”
- Matthew 26:36, ESV

Join The Ridge March 2021 trip to Israel and you can pray in the garden where Jesus prayed.

Contact Marietta Webb at mwebb3322@gmail.com for more information.
Thank you for your continued generosity!
If you'd like to give, click here.
Student Ministry This Week:
HS Breakfast small group meets Thursday mornings.
This week's meeting is at the north Veteran's Burger King

Because of current school protocols, we will be meeting off-campus for the near future. Students should wear their masks into and out of the restaurant and any time they are not seated at their table eating. Students will be released by 7:30 a.m. to head to school. This meeting is for all high schools.
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Youth Backpacking Trip - Nov. 23-24
We’re going on an adventure! ...

… to the Sipsey Wilderness of The Bankhead National Forest in Northwest AL. This beginner-friendly backpacking trip is open to students 6th grade through 12th grade. 

Dates: Nov 23-24
We will meet at The Ridge office at 8:00 a.m. Monday, November 23, and return Tuesday evening, November 24.

Cost: $20 + money for 2 travel meals and any gear needed.

Click HERE for more details.
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Sunday Youth Meetings

We will meet in Suite E at the back of the church office complex (5624 Whitesville Rd.) this week for dinner, games, a lesson and small group discussion. Dinner will be pizza.

Upcoming Sunday Schedule

November 22 - 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the church office Suite E
November 29 - 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Wild Wing Cafe
December 06 - 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the church office Suite E

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


November Theme - Gratitude


Hi, Parents!
This fall we're offering both in-person and online RidgeRunners experiences. 

In-person
Kids ages 3 and up will meet in the gym for the full 10:30 service. Check in at the hallway table just inside the Turner Auditorium doors. 

Staff and volunteers will be wearing masks and sanitizing hands. Kids will sit only with their siblings on their own personal carpet. Kids must wear masks on their way to and from their carpets in the gym and while we are singing. They may remove their masks while on their carpets and not singing. If a child does not have a mask, we will provide them one at check-in. If you have an only child and want to arrange ahead of time for them to sit with a family friend, please let us know. If you have any questions, please contact Nathan at nathan@theridgecolumbus.com or 706-464-7548.

Online
RidgeRunners will be live at 9:45 am on Facebook Live and YouTube. Join us for a game, worship video with dance motions, and a great lesson! You can also watch at any time throughout the week after the livestream.

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:
*What are you thankful for?
*Who gave you what you have?
*When is it hard to be thankful for what we have?

Memory Verse (learn it together): “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34


Mrs. Autumn's Story Time

Join Mrs. Autumn for a Bible storytime at 7 pm on Wednesday nights on Facebook Live and YouTube.
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 December 8th.

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

Anne Elizabeth Shepherd Home:

Even though the dinners have been canceled due to COVID, we are still delivering the birthday bags that were donated during the Women's Retreat. 

We hope to begin dinners and Bible study again soon!


Series: Faith Over Fear
Week #1: Facing Fear

Series: The Perfect Fit
Week #1: Answer the Call
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Ridge Office: 5624B Whitesville Rd., Columbus, GA 31904