Welcome to the Family! Our goal is to help you take a next step to Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Make Him Known!                                            October 9 & 10, 2021

HIGHLIGHTS:

Trunk or Treat | Trunks & Candy Needed!
Mark your calendars for our annual Trunk or Treat event, held at Ridge Point on Sat, Oct 30 from 10a-noon. We’re in need of you to volunteer your trunk and/or donate candy. This is one of our largest community events of the year, so help us make Trunk or Treat at Ridge Point fantastic! Sign up your trunk!

Believer Baptism
We’re having our next Baptism Service the weekend of November 20/21. If you have become a follower of Jesus, then you are ready for the next step of baptism.The Baptism Class is scheduled for Sunday, Nov 7 at 10:00a in the prayer room.

Night of Worship | Nov 10
Bring the family and come ready to eat, worship, and pray together with the Ridge Point Worship Arts Team on Wed, Nov 10. The shared meal will be at 5:15, following with worship from 6-6:50p. This will be a family friendly evening.

Christmas with Selah Concert | Dec 9
Join us as we host “Christmas with Selah” at Ridge Point on December 9 at 7pm. It will be an evening to reflect on the joy of the holiday while soaking in beautiful music. Get Tickets!

Fill a Belly Celebration!
The final count is in and Fearless Followers have filled 4,683 bags to fill 4,683 bellies of kids in our city! God is good! Thank you to everyone who donated. If you’re interested in more opportunities to serve with Kids Food Basket, email abbys@fearlessfollower.org.

 

 

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. As of October 4th, $9,380,706 has been given to ALL IN.  Praise God! Together we took a step in faith. Our projections are on track, which includes a high number of December 2021 giving commitments. Together we can reach our 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 

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: Nov 4

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!

Tribe Corn Maze | Oct 27
We will be meeting at Cranes Orchard on October 27 from 6-8p to do the Corn Maze and celebrate all the fall things! Drop off and pick-up will be at Cranes. The event costs $5!   6054 124th Ave. Fennville, MI 49408 Register

 

 

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

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:

Community Boards
Did you know we have Community Boards up in the lobby? Before Covid, these boards were open spaces where people could write information they wanted to share on note cards. They could post if they were in need of something or had a skill or a way in which they could help someone else. We would love to have you use them again! How we help each other, or even connect a need to someone we know, allows the Church to be exactly what it was meant to be. Contact mickk@fearlessfollower.org

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!

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.