Welcome to the Family! Our goal is to help you take a next step to Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Make Him Known!                                            November 13 & 14, 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 for a Fearless 101 lunch. Sunday, November 14 from 11:45a – 1:00p in Room 40 (across from the Ground Floor Café). We can’t wait to get to know you and to help you get to know us! Register

 

Journey of 100ft: Dinner & Panel Discussion

Our faith and race group, Journey of 100ft, has 4 upcoming meetings where they’ll look at 4 practices: Learn, Listen, Love, and Live. On Tues. Nov 30, join us over a meal while learning from a panel of diverse community members as they share their everyday experiences in life and work as people of color in West Michigan. Next Meeting: Nov 30, 6-8p in The Commons
Register

 

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. Learn more and sign up.

 

Giving Tree

Giving Tree provides Fearless Followers a thoughtful way to walk alongside our Missional Partners: Mosaic, Pullman (Adopt a Family), Young Lives, and Holland Middle School. To participate in person, visit our “Giving Trees” in the Main Lobby or in the Commons before and after our weekend services Nov 13/14 through Nov27/28. Choose a Tree, Pick an Ornament, then Check in with a Volunteer.
Return gifts securely wrapped and labeled under the same tree by Dec 13.
Learn More

 

Thanksgiving Eve Service | Nov 24

Ridge Point’s Thanksgiving Eve service will be on Wednesday, November 24 at 6:30pm. This service is family friendly and provides opportunity to reflect on God’s goodness and provision in our lives.

 

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!

 

Christmas Eve Services

Ridge Point’s Christmas Eve services will be on Dec 24 at 2:30p, 4:00p, and 5:30p. Come celebrate Christ’s birth with us through song and teaching. Childcare available for children 0-5 years of age.

 

 

GIVING:

Almost two years ago we launched ALL IN with an amazing $14,561,000.  Praise God!  As of Nov. 10th, our combined giving equals $9,737,910.  At the beginning of ALL IN, some indicated their commitments would not be given until December 2021.  Those “end of campaign” commitments equaled a few million dollars. A couple of households have let us know that due to market circumstances, their support amounts will be delayed.  Our ministries are in good financial health, but your participation matters. Learn More

 

 

ADULTS:

 

 

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. November’s topics: Did Jesus really claim to be God? How do we know that Jesus existed? Newcomers welcome anytime. Contact Bob Hazen for more info and for the book we’re using: 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 | He’s Where the Joy Is
This Bible Study group meets Wednesday mornings from 9-11 in Room #161.  They will be starting a new study on October 27, He’s Where the Joy Is by Tara-Leigh Cobble.  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: Dec 2

 

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) | Wed 6:30-8p

Middle Schoolers, come join us this week for some pizza, games, small group time.  We are starting a new series on the gifts that God has given to you.

 

AMPLIFY (9TH – 12TH) | Sun 6-8p

See you Sunday night as we talk about Stretching Our Faith!

 

Tribe Neverrest | Nov 19

Neverrest is the greatest night of your life!!  This year, we are having a late-nighter at URBAN AIR!!!  You will not want to miss this!!  Friday November 19 from 9pm-1am. Drop-off and pick-up will be at Urban Air. This event is for 6th-8th grade only. Register

 

 

FAMILIES:

 

Child Dedication | Dec 11/12

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 December 11/12.
Register 

 

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: Nov 25
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.  

 

Zambia with Jubilee Centre

Jubilee Centre is a Christian NGO that exists to equip and serve pastors & professionals and support young people.  Fearless Family walks alongside JC to support vulnerable children, provide leadership development workshops and share best practices for church leaders.

  • Sponsor a Child through the Jubilee Centre Child Sponsorship Program
  • Mission Trip: June 11-23, 2022: a cultural experience that includes encouraging students on child sponsorship & college scholarship, kinship care, and home repair.

*Email: HeidiSlagh@gmail.com or MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org

 

Honduras with Advance Misionero

Growing God’s Kingdom by bringing Christian education, building, and training community leaders, and promoting health in La Canada Honduras

  • Sponsor a Child who lives in Honduras through Compassion International
  • Mission Trip: Date TBD: Spring 2022

Contact MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org or HPDCaptainJack@yahoo.com

 

Guatemala with Paradise Bound

A ministry designed to continue the earthly ministry of Jesus by ministering to others through addressing physical needs and sharing the gospel.

  • Mission Trip: July 14-21, 2022

Email: Maureen@ParadiseBound.org

 

 

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Christmas Eve Nursery Volunteers
Christmas Eve is a chance for us to share the message of The Gospel with those who don’t already call Ridge Point home. With the extra people coming through our doors comes extra little ones to hold and care for. Would you be willing to help us by serving before or after the service you’re already attending? Christmas Eve services will be at 2:30p, 4:00p, and 5:30p.
Please contact CathyDFearlessFollower.org.

 

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