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Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Make Him Known! April 24 & 25, 2022
Big Serve | May 21
Serving in the name of Jesus can have an exponential impact on the world around us. Just 2 hours of our time can impact 2,000 lives in our community and beyond. Come and be a part of BIG SERVE to see it in action. We’ll be serving Kids Food Basket, Pullman Community, Young Lives, Honduras and more! Join us on Sat, May 21st from 9a-12p. For more info and registration: Ridgepointff.org
Milestone Weekend | May 15
On Sunday, May 15, join us for our special Milestone Service, where each year we take time to celebrate our 4th, 8th, and 12th graders and all they have accomplished over the past few years. Families and leaders of 8th or 12th graders are invited to a celebratory lunch. Please RSVP to have your student participate in the Milestone Service: Ridgepointff.org/students.
Mother’s Day Photos | May 8
On Mother’s Day, we are planning our annual tradition of photos with mom (or another special lady in your life). Photo stations will be available on both upper and lower levels of the church. Moms, take advantage of your chance to be IN the picture!
Child Dedication | May 8
Child Dedication is the first Milestone on the Spiritual Pathway of your child. At Ridge Point we celebrate this milestone in the Weekend Gathering to honor the role of parents and highlight the church’s partnership with families to raise our children to know, love, and follow Jesus all the days of their life. Our next Child Dedication is on Mother’s Day Sunday on May 8.
Thank you for your generosity and continued support of our Fearless Churches. Last weekend, $96,870.86 was given to our Fearless Churches, with $54,349 to Ridge Point. Our giving initiative, ALL IN, ended halfway through our fiscal year, so as we project forward our generosity goal is $1.9 million between January and June of 2022. This averages to a weekly giving amount of $73,000 per week, with $55,375 for Ridge Point, gifts to-date currently equal $1,009,286 towards the $1.9 million. Each week your giving invests in our ministry activities and pays down the debt we made into facilities at all three churches. Learn more about giving at fearlessfollower.org/giving. Learn More About Giving
The Backyard Summer Concert Series
The lineup for 2022’s Backyard Summer Concert Series is out and tickets are on sale! $5/person, $30/season pass, kids under 10 are free. Fearlessfollower.org/thebackyard
Care Portal Informational Meeting |May 4
We are looking to raise up teams of responders who will step in and be the bridge between our church and the children of our community. Come and learn about Care Portal and how it is used around the nation to empower families, churches, and the local community to care for children in need. The info meeting will be on May 4 from 6:30-8p at Cultivate Community Church. RSVP to Abby at AbbyS@fearlessfollower.org.
Kids’ Food Basket Open House | June 5
Learn about the growing partnership between Ridge Point and KFB. Come and enjoy refreshments, participate in fun, engaging activities, and meet Farmer Jason and the KFB team. Learn about Kids’ Food Basket’s mission and the impact the farm will have on our community. The open house will be held at Ridge Point after second service until 2pm. Learn more at kidsfoodbasket.org/grow.
God/ Jesus/ the Bible: Evidence?!
Is it only blind faith – or a reasonable conclusion – to believe that an intelligent Creator really exists, that the Bible is simply true, and that Jesus is God in human form? Sundays from 10:30a-12p in Conference Room 3.
Topics thru May: Do Scripture and science conflict? How old or young is the earth & universe? What about light from distant stars? Aren’t the rocks billions of years old? Is there evidence for intelligent design of the universe and life?
Contact Bob Hazen for more info and for the book we’re using: 651-324-3004 or Evergreen.Apologetics@gmail.com
Bible Study | Men’s Study Group
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
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 email@example.com Next Meeting: May 5
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. 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.
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TRIBE (5th – 8th) | Wed 6:30-8p
Hey Middle schoolers, are you looking for a place to be where people know your name and you can get connected? A place where you learn more about why you are here and your purpose? A place with snacks, pizza, games, and people who want to get to know you more? Then Tribe is the place for you. We’d love to meet you and bring you into the Tribe this week! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
AMPLIFY (9TH – 12TH) | Sun 6-8p
Hey high schoolers, we know that you have a lot on your plate. School, work, relationships, family…it can be a lot. If you’re looking for a place to just be you and make connections with other Christians, we’d love for you to join us at Amplify. We are off this week for Easter but will be back next Sunday. Have a great Easter!!
Contact email@example.com for more details.
MOMS’ M2M Sale | May 5 & 6
Ridge Point’s MOMS ministry is happy to announce that they are planning on their annual M2M sale again this spring. The sale will be on May 5 from 5-9p and May 6 from 9a-1p and 5-9p. Please contact Karen Vanhaitsma for more information or if you’re interested in being a consignor. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ridge Kids Milestone Service | May 15
On May 15, we are having a Milestone Service to celebrate our 4th, 8th, and 12th graders. Ridge Kids will be leadings the song “Build My Life” on stage and 4thgraders will be highlighted as they graduate out of Ridge Kids and into Middle School Ministries! Please contact Pastor Cathy with any questions: CathyD@fearlessfollower.org.
Ridge Kids VBS | July 11-14
Ridge Point is hosting their annual VBS on the evenings of July 11-14, 6-8pm, for kids K-4th grade. Join us for live worship band, creative storytelling, crafts, and activities all held in the great outdoors! A VBS Family Celebration will be held on Sunday, July 17 at 10am with our Outdoor Service. Register Here
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 email@example.com
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.
Stronger Together 70×7
Do you have a loved one who is incarcerated or know someone who does? Be encouraged by the council, love, and support of others who are walking that path as well at Stronger Together. Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month at 6p. Dinner and child-care provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Young Lives Partnership
Do you know a pregnant or parenting teen mom looking for community? They can join Young Lives as they meet at Ridge Point for a meal, games, and mentorship from Christ-loving women. Email email@example.com for info on the gatherings and how you can get involved.
Kids Food Basket
Join us in partnership with Kids Food Basket to fight child food insecurity in our city. Serve opportunities range from hosting meal packing parties to serving onsite directly at KFB in Holland. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
A ministry designed to help Foster and Adoptive families flourish. Let us know you are here! Contact email@example.com or go to mosaicfosteradopt.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Globally, we strategically partner with and walk alongside likeminded Christian organizations in our “world.” You are invited to join us in reaching others with the hope and love of Jesus and restoring what is broken; bringing pieces of God’s Kingdom to their communities.
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
Honduras with Advance Misionero
Growing God’s Kingdom by bringing Christian education, building, and training community leaders, and promoting health in La Canada Honduras
- Mission Trip: Date: Postponed to November 2022
- Sponsor a Child who lives in Honduras through Compassion International
Contact MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org or HPDCaptainJack@yahoo.com
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.
- Mission Trip: Postponed until October 2022
- Email: MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org
- Sponsor a Child through the Jubilee Centre Child Sponsorship Program
Café Volunteers Needed
If you feel called to serve in church ministry, we would love to have you join us on the Ground Floor Café team. We work together to connect people to Jesus and the church, build community, change lives through serving and hospitality, and care for others in a safe and inclusive environment. No prior experience is necessary. We all work together as a team and help each other out. If you are interested, please let someone in the café know or email Jaysen at email@example.com. We would love to have you as part of our team!
Prayer Team Volunteers
We are working to build up a team of prayer persons for Sunday and Monday services. If this is something you are interested in learning more about please contact LA Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-395-2600 extension 432.
Front Desk Volunteers
Opportunities to use your volunteer superpower weekdays in the Ridge Point office! Weekday Office Volunteers are the hands and feet of Jesus when welcoming guests, helping staff members with ministry projects, answering the phone, and doing light administrative activities. If you are a “people person,” email email@example.com to use your SUPERPOWER. No experience needed, smiles required.
Do you have an extra seat in your car to take someone to church? The Care Department has had several requests for rides to and from church for Sunday mornings and Monday nights. Please contact LA at 616-395-2600 ext. 432 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you can offer a ride.