Welcome to the Family! Our goal is to help you take a next step to Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Make Him Known!                                            October 2 & 3, 2021

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Fearless 101 | Learn About Ridge Point
Whether you are new, wonder what it means to be a Fearless Follower, or want to find your place in community, join us on Sunday, October 3 from 11:45a – 1:00p for a Fearless 101 lunch. We can’t wait to get to know you and to help you get to know us! Register

 

Parenting on Purpose Workshop with Dan Seaborn

Mark your calendars for a FREE parent workshop on Sunday, October 10 from 1:30-5pm. Parenting is a challenging, humbling, life-long endeavor. Join the Fearless Family, Dan Seaborn, and the Winning at Home team in learning more practical ways to parent on purpose. (Childcare included) Register

 

Phil WIckham Concert | Pre-Sale!

Hey Fearless Family! We have a great opportunity to get Phil Wickham tickets before they go on sale to the public. Through Sunday, Oct 3 our church is able to purchase pre-sale tickets. The first 100 people can get tickets for $19.95. After those 100, people can still purchase ahead of time at $25 per ticket. Join us as we welcome Phil Wickham to Ridge Point on February 17. Use code: HEAVEN
Get Tickets!

 

Trunk or Treat | Oct 30

Mark your calendars for our annual Trunk or Treat event, held at Ridge Point on Sat, Oct 30 from 10a-noon. We need your smile and your trunk or truck to make Trunk or Treat at Ridge Point fantastic!!
Sign up your trunk!

 

 

GIVING:

It is exciting to share that over 361 new families have started giving to ALL IN since we began our generosity journey together.  Inviting new Fearless Followers into our family is what we are all about.  Thank you for your ongoing support for our mission to Make Jesus Known, what we do together is making a difference.

As of September 27th, $9,263,006 has been given to ALL IN which represents giving from over 1,325 families (over 2,500 individuals). Together we took a step-in faith. Our projections are on track, which includes a high number of December 2021 giving commitments. Please be praying about how God is calling you to help finish ALL INstrong.  Together we can reach our goal collective ALL IN goal of 100% engagement and $15 million by December, 2021. Want to start supporting our Fearless activities? Check out FearlessFollower.org/Giving.

 

 

ADULTS:

 

Leaning on God’s Hope

Leaning on God’s Hope: Moving from Grief to gratitude. Join us Mondays beginning September 13th at 6:30p at Ridge Point. Jamie Tidd will be leading a 5-week book study. Everyone deals with grief in some way or another, whether it’s through death, divorce, job loss, etc… We want to walk with you and help you on this journey. Email SarahB@fearlessfollower.org to sign up.

 

God/ Jesus/ the Bible: Evidence?!

Is it only blind faith – or a reasonable conclusion – to believe that an intelligent Creator exists, the Bible is simply true, and Jesus is God in human form? 10:30-12 noon, Sundays, Conf Room 3.
October’s topics: How can God be good if there’s still evil and suffering? Why can’t we see God? Is faith the opposite of reason? Newcomers welcome anytime. Contact Bob Hazen for more info and for the book we’re using: 651-324-3004 or 651-324-3004 or Evergreen.Apologetics@gmail.com
Class does not meet on Oct 3; resumes the 10th.

 

Women’s Bible Study | Tues Evenings

Inviting women of all ages to Bible study on Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm, in room 132. Have you been wanting to connect with other women? Have you been desiring to dig deeper into God’s Word and see how it applies to our lives? Then this is for you! Join us as we study the gospel of Luke. This time together includes worship, prayer, and Bible study led by Bonni Melton. Please email Bonni with questions at bmelton86@gmail.com.

 

Wed Morning Women’s Study | Get Out of Your Head

This study group meets weekly on Wednesday mornings 9a to 11a for fellowship and study in Room 161. They are beginning a new book, Get Out of Your Headby Jennie Allen, on Sept 22nd. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own book.  For more information, please contact Deb DeVries at debdv36@gmail.com.

 

Bible Study | Men’s Study Group

Are you looking to dig deeper into the word of God together with fellow men on the journey of following Jesus and Fearlessly making Him known? Join the Men’s Bible Study Group for an enriching time of prayer and study. Every Thursday morning 6-7a in the Prayer Room.
Learn More: KarenV@fearlessfollower.org

 

Ridge Point Parkinson’s Support Group

Have you or someone you know been living with Parkinson’s? You are not alone! The Parkinson’s Support Group is here to offer encouragement and support to you and your family. Meets monthly on Thursdays at 12:30pm in Room 159. For more information, contact linda.zoerhof@gmail.com
Next Meeting: Oct 7

 

Life Groups | A Family of Disciples on Mission

When you join a life group, you can expect to meet new people and find a relational environment offering helpful conversations about life and faith. None of us have life or faith figured out, but together we can share our insights and stories to help us understand better who Jesus is, who we are and how we can share Him with others. Contact: KarenV@fearlessfollower.org  Learn More  

 

Care and Support

Do you know we have a full team of people that love to encourage and support our Fearless Family? If you are in need of prayer or support please send us a note at Care@FearlessFollower.org. Don’t do life alone. There is a faith family here that cares.   

 

 

 

STUDENTS:

Follow us on Facebook (Ridge Point Parent Group 5th-12th) or on Instagram (@triberpcc or @amplifyrpcc).

 

TRIBE (5th – 8th

Middle Schoolers, come join us this week as we continue to answer the question, “Who am I?”  If you want to know why you are here, come out this Wednesday as we discover that together!
If you have questions, please email Hannahp@fearlessfollower.org. We’ll See you there!

 

AMPLIFY (9TH – 12TH

We had a great week meeting outside last week talking about being created on purpose. Join us Sunday night as we talk about how we were all created FOR a purpose. Pizza is now available at $1 per slice.  See you there! If you have questions, please email derekl@fearlessfollower.org.  See you there!

 

Zeeland E vs Zeeland W Tailgate

We’d love to have you join us for our annual tailgate at the Zeeland East vs Zeeland West game on October 15 at Zeeland stadium.  The game might start at 7p, but all the fun is happening from 5-7p in the parking lot! We’re going to be grilling up some free hot dogs for everyone as well as other snacks.  We’ll also have some prizes to win and games to play.  Everyone and their friends are welcome!

 

 

FAMILIES:

 

 

MOMS 

MOMS has begun for the year but you’re still welcome to join. What mom couldn’t use a break? Enjoy the company of fellow moms with breakfast, speakers, crafts, and childcare. Meeting every other Thursday from 9-11a, September through April.
Contact: moms@fearlessfollower.org

 

Child Dedication | Oct 9/10

Child Dedication is the first Milestone on the Spiritual Pathway of your child. We will celebrate this shared commitment to raise our children to love and follow Jesus on the Weekend of October 9/10. Register Here

 

Ridge Kids | Adventure of a Lifetime

Ridge Kids has added a “Duty Free Store” to our Great Adventure! As children fill their monthly passport page with stickers they will receive “money” to go shopping. Make sure you have the parent take home sheet and make memory work part of the ride to or from school.

 

Faith 45

If you have struggled with miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss, Faith 45 has support for you. Visit their website at faith-45.com or email info@faith-rt.com

 

 

LOCAL INITIATIVES:

Local & Regional Missional Initiatives work with partners where we live, work, and play to provide you with your next step in reaching others with the hope and love of Jesus and restoring what’s broken in the world around us.  

 

 

Celebrate Recovery

Journey to health from your hurts, habits, and hang ups. Worship and Open Share groups meet the 2nd and 4th Thurs from 6:30-8:30p. Please use entrance E (main entrance). Childcare available starting August 12.
Next meeting: Oct 14
Email celebraterecovery@fearlessfollower.org for more information.

 

Stronger Together 70×7

Do you have a loved one who is incarcerated, or know someone who does?  Come join a group of people who are walking that path as well.  Benefit from the council, love, and support of those who have been down that path. Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month at 6p. Light dinner and child-care provided.
Email georgevanderwoude@gmail.com for more information.

 

Young Lives Partnership

Do you enjoy making meals and have the gift of hospitality? You can support pregnant and parenting teens by providing a meal for their Club nights where they enjoy Christ centered community. Gift cards to local restaurants also welcomed. Contact abbys@fearlessfollower.org for more information.

 

E.C. Brooks Prison Ministry
Building relationships with the men at E.C. Brooks.  Learning to work out our differences and to experience hope. Email Doug at dcupery@cpministries.org for more information.

 

Kids Food Basket

Kids Food Basket in Holland currently needs delivery drivers and volunteers to sort and pack Sack Suppers at their Holland site during the week.
Contact abbys@fearlessfollower.org for more info.

 

MOSAIC

A ministry designed to help Foster and Adoptive families flourish. Let us know you are here! Contact mosaicfosteradopt@gmail.com or go to mosaicfosteradopt.org.

 

Pullman Ministries

Make a meal, teach a child, come to serve in a ministry dedicated to showing the love of Jesus by serving our friends in Pullman. Email mike@phppullman.org

 

 

GLOBAL INITIATIVES:

Sponsoring a child is the most personal and effective way to fight poverty!! When you sponsor a vulnerable child, you get to build a relationship that encourages “your child” with hope for the future. Your support helps promote the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of this beautiful Child of God. For more information go to FearlessFollower.org/Global or email MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org.

 

Child Sponsorship with Compassion International-Honduras

Life in Latin American continues to be challenging, especially because of the covid pandemic.  Our Missional Partner, Avance Misionero in La Canada Honduras has 2 children who live in this village available for sponsorship!!  What a gift it would be for these kids and their families to be sponsored by YOU!

  1. Walter Antonio Aguilar Sanchez– HO029500412
  2. Elias Josue Vasquez – HO029500347

Contact MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org to learn more!

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Pullman Volunteer Opportunity
Would your family, life group, Rooted group, etc like to serve and make a difference for people who live in Pullman and connect with our Missional Partner, People Helping People (PHP)? Prepare and serve a meal, be a small group leader for high school students, and much more. Contact Jeff@phpPullman.org or MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org to learn more!

 

Community Life Needs

  • Anyone willing to take a woman to her cancer treatment once a week? The treatment takes very little time. She lives in Zeeland and needs to go to the Holland Cancer Center on Riley St.
    Contact Care@fearlessfollower.org

 

Fearless Food Pantry – Donations Needed!

Over the past year our food pantry has provided over 400 freezer meals to families who were sick, quarantined, or in need. Please help us to continue serving our community by donating individual and/or family size frozen dinners. Frozen dinners can be dropped off at door C during office hours; Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, and Friday 9am-12pm. Need more information? Contact abbys@fearlessfollower.org.