Welcome to the Family! Our goal is to help you take a next step to Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Make Him Known!                                            March 27 & 28, 2021

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

Holy Week- Join us for a new series on Forgiveness!
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to truly be forgiven? Find out as we talk about finding freedom in forgiveness.

Good Friday: April 2 – 6p (masks welcomed)
Easter Services and Baptism: April 3 & 4
-Saturday 6p (masks welcomed)
-Sunday 8:30a (masks required), 10a (masks welcomed), 11:30a (masks welcomed)

Fearless 101- Learn About Ridge Point
On Sunday, April 11 (11:45a-1:00p), 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. We can’t wait to get to know you and to help you get to know us! Visit Ridgepointff.org to RSVP. For more information, contact Kate Bareman at kateb@fearlessfollower.org.

Diversity, Faith and Race
As a Fearless Family of Churches we are excited to grow in our understanding of diversity, faith and race. Our Diversity Team has created a list of resources, support for those in need and opportunities to learn more about different cultures in a 12 month journey.
Learn More at fearlessfollower.org/diversity

Rooted
Rooted is an adventure with God and others. Over 10 weeks, you will meet and make new friends, discuss daily readings, pray together, participate in a service experience, and start to understand your purpose in God’s family. No matter where you are in your faith journey, Rooted has the potential to have the greatest impact on your spiritual life than anything else you do this year. Registration is now open at https://ridgepointff.org/next-steps/rooted/

Begins April 18, 4pm in The Commons.

 

ADULTS:

Kids Food Basket-
Thank you Ridge Point for filling bags that will fill bellies!  We love the ways you are serving together to bless others! This will be the final weekend to bring your donations.  Let’s fill 1000 more bags!

Your volunteer time is also valued.  Join us on Wednesday, March 31 as we sort, count and pack.
Contact MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org to learn more.

Chapters – Restock and New Merch!
We are excited to announce that there has been a BIG restock of Chapters in Ren’s, including some of your old favorites and some new clothing items as well. Be sure to stop by after the services this weekend to get first pick!

Celebrate Recovery
Worship and Open Share groups begin April 15 and meet every other Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm. Join us if you want to find out to how you can journey to health from your hurts, habits, and hang ups. Email celebraterecovery@fearlessfollower.org for more information.

I DO — Building a Marriage that Lasts a Lifetime
Are you engaged and planning your wedding? Let us help you build a Marriage that Lasts a Lifetime.
We will give you tools that will help you to handle conflict and give you communication tips to help you through finances and your values. Join us Tuesday nights in May 4-May 25 @ Cultivate from 6-8pm. Coffee and dessert provided.  Cost: $50 per couple

Parent Talk – Faith and Sexuality
Ever wonder how to talk with your kids about what sexuality means today and the LGBTQ+ conversation?  We’d love to help you get the conversation started. We are excited to have Brad Klaver, Director of coaching at Winning at Home, leading us in this conversation. Monday April 19th from 6:30-8pm. Learn more at ridgepointff.org/connect/students/

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. Join us at our next meeting on Thursday, April 8th at 12.30p at Ridge Point, Room 159. For more information, please contact linda.zoerhof@gmail.com

Morning Women’s Bible Study
This study group meets weekly on Wednesday mornings 9a to 11a for fellowship and study. The next book study starting on April 14 will be on the book Trustworthy by Lysa Terkeurst.  For more information,
please contact Deb DeVries at debdv36@gmail.com.


Women
‘s Bible Study
One of the ways to get nourished for the journey of faith is by studying God’s Word. At the Women’s Bible Study, we study the Word of God, have fellowship with one another, and get equipped to live faithfully and victoriously. Join us every Tuesday evening from 6:30-8p as we journey through the Gospel of Mark. Contact bmelton86@gmail.com for more information.

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.
Email Jerry Rawlings at jerryr@fearlessfollower.org

 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.
Email Jerry Rawlings at jerryr@fearlessfollower.org 

Care and Support
We would love to help you! Do you need a meal or care in this COVID season? Our care team is here to help! Contact: care@fearlessfollower.org

A Place to Belong, Grow and Serve
If you are looking for a place to belong, space to grow in faith, a chance to use your gifts and abilities or to better understand Gods Word, we have lots of opportunities for you to plug in. There are Bible studies, groups, and classes meeting virtually and in-person, as well as service and mission opportunities for you to join.
Email Kate Bareman at kateb@fearlessfollower.org

 

STUDENTS: 

Middle School – TRIBE (5th-8th Grade)
The best night of the week is Wednesday night at Tribe! If you are looking for a place to find community, find out more about Jesus and meet some of the best leaders anywhere, Tribe is the place. We’d love to invite you into the fam this week as we talk about why Joseph was sold into slavery, jailed, forgotten, what God’s plan was, and what we can learn from it.
See you at Entrance C from 6-7:30pm!

High School- AMPLIFY (9 TH-12 TH)
Life is starting to get busy again.  Don’t wait till you’re burned out to turn to God.  Move into the week being filled so you can be a source of joy and life for others.  Join us at Amplify tonight for community, worship, snacks and games in the Center (entrance C). It’s our last week before Spring Break!!
See you there, 6-8pm!

 

FAMILIES:

VBS
June 21-23, 6-8p; family celebration on June 24, 6-7p
Join us for singing with a live band, Bible story dramas, crafts, and small group time all outside in the Amphitheater and surrounding grounds of Ridge Point! No cost involved.
Sign up at: https://ridgepointff.org/connect/children/

Wild for Wednesdays!
Mark your calendars for “Wild for Wednesday”! Every Wednesday from July 7-August 18 from 9:30 – 11:30 Lower level playground. For families with young children.

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

 

MISSIONAL INITIATIVES – LOCAL & REGIONAL:

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. Visit RidgePointFF.org/next-steps/missionallife/local

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.   2nd & 4th Thursday each month at 6p. Light dinner and child-care provided. Email lubbersc@yahoo.com 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.

Building Men for Life
Be part of journeying with men that are working hard to put their lives back together. Learn more at RidgePointFF.org/next-steps/missionallife/local

Kids Food Basket
Interested in making sure that kids in our community are well fed to thrive in school and in life. Become part of the community solution to end childhood hunger. Email MaryJob@fearlessfollower.org

MOSAIC
A ministry designed to help Foster and Adoptive families flourish. There are a number of ways that you can help families and children. Email 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 Mikej@fearlessfollower.org

 

MISSIONAL INITIATIVES – GLOBAL:
For more information go to FearlessFollower.org/Global or email MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org

 Short Term Mission Trips We Go – Come With Us
Guatemala with Paradise Bound: October 19 – 26, 2020 (Applications due May 27, 2021). Build homes, assist with a medical clinic and share your faith story
Honduras with Avance Misionero: November 5 – 9, 2021 (Medical Missions)
Apply at https://fearlessfollower.org/global/  or Contact MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org to learn more.

For Every Child: Consider sponsoring a child who lives in Honduras or Zambia. Visit: Fearlessfollower.org/Nextsteps/global

Zambia – Jubilee Centre
Join us as we support Jubilee Centre! Sponsor a child, ask about our prayer team or foster/adopt team, or travel with our trip team! Email MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org

Tanzania – Hope of the Nations
We bring hope to the nations of Jesus Christ and the Word of God. Email KurtRietema@hotmail.com

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Pullman Serve
High school students who want to serve locally this summer, here is your opportunity. Register for Pullman Serve June 13-18 and go on mission to as you show the love of Jesus to children, their families and the Pullman community. Run VBS and participate in work projects that will have you doing every thing from painting to splitting wood. Cost $300 find out more:  https://phppullman.org/pullman-serve-week/


Prayer Team
Do you have a heart for people and a desire to pray for them? Consider joining our weekend prayer team, which will resume in June. Prayer team members are available to offer prayer for people in need after our services. Most team members serve at one service per month (or less). Training available. For more information, contact care@fearlessfollower.org.

The Holland Hundred Comes to Ridge Point July 17, 2021!
They are thrilled about their new start/finish at Ridge Point and their ability to bring a little bit of awesome back to West Michigan this summer. Registration is open with mileage options between 18-100 miles  https://www.holland100.com/.
IF you would like to show Fearless hospitality by welcoming riders to our property or help park cars the day of the event email Kateb@fearlessfollower.org.