Welcome to the Family!
Our goal is to help you take a next step to Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Make Him Known!                                            July 31 & Aug 1, 2021

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Day of Hope | Aug 5 & 6

Calling all Teachers! We are offering a Day of Hope on August 5 and 6 for school workers! Join us for this two-day event at Ridge Point with Dr. Stephanie Grant and the Developmental Enhancement Behavioral Health team for a conversation of healing and a way forward beyond the pandemic.
This event costs $10 and includes breakfast, snacks and event materials!
Learn More and Register

 

Summer Concert Series | Tony Bakker

Join us on August 4th as we welcome Tony Bakker to The Backyard! Invite a friend or neighbor, grab your beach chairs, and enjoy a night of music, food, and fun! What a great night to build community!
Tickets: $5 ea/$20 per family
Learn More 

 

Fearless 101 | Learn More 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 on Sunday, August 15 from 11:15a – 12:30p for a Fearless 101 lunch. We can’t wait to get to know you and to help you get to know us! RSVP and Learn More

All-Church Baptism | August 22

Join us on Sunday, August 22 at 4pm for our annual All-Church Baptism where we’ll celebrate those making a decision to follow Jesus. It will be held outside at Third Coast. Interested in believer baptism? We’re holding a Baptism Class on Sunday, August 8 at 9:15am in Conference Rm 3. Learn More 

 

Outdoor Service – Sunday ONLY | August 29
Save the date of Sunday, Aug 29! We’ll be holding our service outside in our new amphitheater! Saturday’s service will be indoors as usual.

 

 

 

ADULTS:

 

 

Evidence!?

Is it only blind faith – or a reasonable conclusion – to believe that God exists, the Bible is true, and Jesus is who he claimed to be? ? 10:30-12 noon, Sundays.
September’s topics: What evidence is there for God’s existence? How could a good God allow evil and suffering? Why would God command the genocide of the Canaanites?
Contact Bob Hazen: 651-324-3004 or Evergreen.Apologetics@gmail.com

 

Morning Women’s Bible Study

This study group meets weekly on Wednesday mornings 9a to 11a for fellowship and study. They are currently going through the book Trustworthy by Lysa Terkeurst.  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.

  

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 Thurs, Aug 5 at 12:30p in Room 159 at Ridge Point. For more information, please contact linda.zoerhof@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. Learn More

 

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:

 

 

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Check out our Summer Events!

 

Michigan’s Adventure 
Join us for a full day at Michigan’s Adventure! For incoming grades 5-9.
When: Monday, August 2nd
Students will meet at Ridge Point at 9am and will be transported to Michigan’s Adventure in Muskegon, MI.
Learn More & Register

 

Six Flags

Join us on Thursday August 5th for a day full of hanging out, fast coasters and great friends. Students will meet at Ridge Point at 7:45 AM and will be transported via vans to Six Flags Great America in the Chicago area. Cost: $75 – Includes breakfast, lunch, transportation, and entry to theme park. Learn more & Register: ridgepointff.org/connect/students

 

 

FAMILIES:

 

Check out all our Summer Opportunities!

Child Dedication | August 14/15


Child dedication is the first Milestone on the Family Pathway. It is a special service where you as parents promise to raise your child to know and love Jesus. If you’re ready to dedicate your child, please register for the next Child Dedication, held at both weekend services, Aug 14 & 15. Learn More

 

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.

This week: Lawn games and popsicles!

 

The Nature of Art

Come explore the Nature of Art on July 13, 20, 27, & August 3 from 9:30-11:30a. Meet at the Lower level playground.

 

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.

 

Gateway Center | Thank You Ridge Point!

Ridge Point is in partnership with the Corners of Your Field program at the Gateway Center. Recently, they shared that your donations of goods (noting RP as your home church) equaled $27,075 in value between April 1 – June 30, 2021.

That results in two things: First, many people get to purchase items to help them along their way. And secondly, Community Life is able to assist people here who are in need because that has resulted in $1,355.00 worth of gift cards we can disperse.

Thank you so much! The blessing goes full circle.

 

Celebrate Recovery

Journey to health from your hurts, habits, and hang ups. Join us for worship and open share groups the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30p. Childcare available beginning August 12th. Please use entrance E (main entrance) and turn left to the 1st classroom near the windows/elevator.
Next meeting: Aug 12th
Email celebraterecovery@fearlessfollower.org for more information.

 

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.

 

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 georgevanderwoude@gmail.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 Mike@phppullman.org.

 

 

 

MISSIONAL INITIATIVES – GLOBAL:

For more information go to FearlessFollower.org/Global or email MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org

 

 

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: October 19-26. 2021 (Full)
Email: Maureen@ParadiseBound.org

 

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

  • Sponsor a Childthrough Compassion International
  • Mission Trip; Travel with our November 5-9. 2021 Medical Team

Contact MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org to learn more.

 

Zambia with Jubilee Centre
We walk alongside Jubilee Centre to support vulnerable children, provide leadership development workshops and share best practices for church leaders.

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

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Missional Childcare | Paid Position
If you love children and are looking for a way to support local missional partners, we’re in need of some paid childcare workers. This will support the Celebrate Recovery and Stronger Together ministries on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings of each month. This is a paid position!
Email: 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 care@fearlessfollower.org.

 

Monthly Maintenance for Bridge BBQ Trailer

Serve Fearless Followers who are building relationships with their neighbors by completing a monthly inspection of the Bridge BBQ Trailer and its contents and doing any needed clean-up or repairs.  There is a small stipend available and funds to cover materials used for repairs.
Contact MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org to learn more!