Family Milestones

Celebrating the next step in the development of your children

Every milestone, we come together as a family of families to celebrate our children, dream of their future and learn our next best steps as parents and guardians during key phases of life.

CHILD DEDICATION
Child Dedication is a celebration and an opportunity for parents to publicly commit themselves before God, along with their family and friends, to raising their child(ren) to love and honor God.
Services are scheduled for the 3rd Sunday of February, May, August, and November from 1:30p to 3p. All families who wish to be part of the Dedication Service must attend a Parent Orientation beforehand where they will receive information about the service and required parent responses. One of the responses will include writing a letter to their child that will include the parent’s dreams concerning their child’s faith, their future and their love for them.

 

4th GRADE GRADUATION

The Family ministry team will partner with and support families as their 4th  grade students transition from Ridge Kids into Tribe, our middle school ministry. Parents participate by writing and reading a letter to their child that contains the hopes and dreams they have for their child’s faith and future. 4th grade students are introduced and welcomed into student ministry and into the Weekend Gatherings during this celebratory milestone event.

This event is held each year in the spring. Watch for details.

Contact Melissa Jurries, Elementary Coordinator. 616.395.4126 x422.

GRADUATION CELEBRATION

Celebrate and launch your student during one of the most defining moments and phase your student will go through, High school Graduation.  Invite your life group, family and friends to bless and send your student(s) into their next adventure of life.

Parents and guardians will write and read letters of their hopes and dreams for their students in high school.

Contact Tim Nelson, Family Ministries Pastor.

PRESCHOOL to KINDERGARTEN

The Children’s ministry team will partner with and support families as their Pre-K student transitions into Kindergarten. Parents participate by writing a letter in advance and reading it to their child. This letter contains the hopes and dreams they have concerning their child’s faith and future. Pre-K children spend time exploring their new Ridge Kids Kindergarten classroom and they receive a diploma as they participate in a fun graduation ceremony.

This event is held each year in the spring. Watch for details.

Contact Melissa Jurries, Elementary Coordinator. 616.395.4126 x422.

8th GRADE GRADUATION

Parents and Guardians join us and invite your life group, family and friends as we celebrate your student and other 8th graders, and look forward to their new journey in high school!

Parents and guardians will write and read letters of their hopes and dreams for their students in high school.

High School students will share stories and encourage 8th graders as they step into their new schools and youth group.

Contact Tim Nelson, Family Ministries Pastor.