Welcome to the Family! Our goal is to help you take a next step to Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Make Him Known!                                            April 17 & 18, 2021

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Reach and Restore- May 1 & 2

Join us May 1 & 2 as we celebrate all that was gained and restored though your generosity from last year’s Reach and Restore Campaign, and step into the opportunity of showing love and mercy through Reach and Restore 2021. For Reach and Restore 2021, we will partner financially and relationally with those in need in our city, in our region, and in our world. Learn more at: fearlessfollower.org/reach-and-restore-2021/

 

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.

 

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/

 

 

ADULTS:

 

Reconnected Marriage Workshop:

Do you want to keep journeying towards healthy communication and connection in your marriage? Join the  Reconnected: Moving From Roommates to Soulmates Workshop. This is a brand new 7 week course written by Greg & Erin Smalley, so you will be among the first to benefit from it! The course begins on Monday, April 19, 6:30-8pm, and costs $60 per couple.

Learn more at https://ridgepointff.org/connect/adults/.

 

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
Learn more at: ridgepointff.org/connect/adults/

 

Seeking 2 Paid Childcare Positions: “Stronger Together”

Ridge Point’s Missional Initiative “Stronger Together” supports families with a loved one who is incarcerated.  The team meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. You can support these families by caring for their children from 6-8p. Contact MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org to learn more.

 

NEW: Young Lives Partnership!

We are so excited to be welcoming Young Lives into our Ridge Point local missional initiatives family! If you have a heart for supporting and walking alongside teen moms or pouring into their little ones, contact the Holland Young Lives Coordinator Chris Bakker at christinebakker24@gmail.com for ways you can get involved.

 

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. Please use entrance E (main entrance). Email celebraterecovery@fearlessfollower.org for more information.

 

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 in the Prayer Room.
Email Jerry Rawlings at jerryr@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. 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

 

Evidence-Based Apologetics Classes

-Apologetics 1: “Are God/the Bible/Jesus Actually True/Real?” Sunday mornings in Conf Rm 1, 10:30a-12p, starting April 11th.

-Apologetics 3: “Scripture & Science – Do We Check Our Brains at the Door?” Class meets on Zoom Tuesday nights, 6:30-8:00pm starting April 13th.
-To learn more, contact Bob Hazen: Evergreen.Apologetics@gmail.com

 

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

 

 

STUDENTS:

 

Middle School – TRIBE (5th-8th Grade)
The best night of the week is Wednesday night at Tribe!  We’d love to invite you into the fam this week as we learn more about who God is and how that changes who we are and how we live.

For updated location visit: ridgepointff.org/connect/students/

 

High School- AMPLIFY (9 TH-12 TH)
If you’re looking for a place to find community, ask real questions about God, faith and this world and have some fun in the process, you need to check out Amplify. We are a bunch of people on a journey together moving towards Jesus.  Join us Sunday nights from 6-8p.
For updated location visit: ridgepointff.org/connect/students/

 

FAMILIES:

I Wonder – VBS

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! June 21-23, 6-8p; family celebration on June 24, 6-7p

Sign up at: https://ridgepointff.org/connect/children/

MOM TO MOM SALE

Ridge Point’s MOMS ministry is having its annual MOM to MOM sale! This helps fund MOMS ministry and MOSAIC. Come shop, become a consignor, or both! Located in The Commons. Tues April 27 (7-9p) & Wed April 28 (8a-2p). To learn more contact moms@fearlessfollower.org.

 

Child Dedication

We will be celebrating Child Dedication on the weekend of Mother’s Day, May 8/9. To register or learn more: 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. Meets the 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.

 

  

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

 

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 care@fearlessfollower.org.

 

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 everything from painting to splitting wood. Cost $300 find out more:  https://phppullman.org/pullman-serve-week/

 

The Holland Hundred at 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.