Welcome to the Family! Our goal is to help you take a next step to Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Make Him Known!                                            August 28 & 29, 2021

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

New Fall Series! | Asking For a Friend Have you ever thought, “If God is so loving, why does He allow suffering?” or “Why should I go to church; isn’t knowing Jesus enough?” We all have questions about God, the Bible and the Church. You’re invited to be a part of a conversation as we wrestle through some important and relevant questions for our lives. Beginning September 4/5.

Outdoor Service & Picnic – Sunday ONLY | August 29 Come worship in The Backyard on Sunday, Aug 29! We’ll be holding our service outside in our new amphitheater! Burgers, hotdogs, and chips will be served following service. Please bring blankets or chairs to sit on. Saturday’s service will be indoors as usual.   Fall Group Kick-Offs! Fall is fast approaching. Make sure and check out all the group kick-offs with students, children, Rooted, and studies. Get connected and find a place in community!   Rooted Fall-Launch | Sept 12 Rooted is a 10-week faith experience that connects you with God, the church, and your purpose. The fall session for Rooted kicks-off on Sunday, September 12th at 4pm. Learn More & Register   Summer Concert Series | Food Drive! We are so thankful that the community has enjoyed and had such a positive response to the first annual Summer Concert Series in The Backyard. We’d like to end our summer series by giving back as a community. At the Sept. 1st  Mac Powell concert, we would like to do a food drive for the Holland Community Action House. Please bring non-perishable items with you when you come to the concert. Let’s stock the shelves! Tickets: $5 ea/$20 per family Learn More       

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   Women’s Bible Study | Tues Evenings Inviting women of all ages to Bible study beginning Tuesday, September 7, 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. Otherwise, come on September 7 and study guides will be available.   Walk Through the Word | Women’s Bible Study Whether you are still seeking what faith in God looks like or have been in church your entire life, this Bible study is meant to educate, inspire, and build confidence. We will learn how to read the Bible with the goal of understanding the greater story from Genesis to Revelation. Meeting Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, beginning Sept 16. Contact Renee LaVere at reneelavere@gmail.com.   Wed Morning Women’s Study | Get Out of Your Head This study group meets weekly on Wednesday mornings 9a to 11a for fellowship and study in Room 161. They are beginning a new book, Get Out of Your Headby Jennie Allen, on Sept 22nd. 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.    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: Sept 9   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:

Follow us on Facebook (Ridge Point Parent Group 5th-12th) or on Instagram (@triberpcc or @amplifyrpcc).   Parenting Meeting Tribe will be kicking off on Sept 15th and Amplify on September 12th. There will be a brief parent meeting after each morning service in the Centre on Sunday, Sept 12th.   TRIBE (5th – 8th It’s time for Tribe to start up again!! Join us on Wednesday September 15 from 6-8p for our kick-off event.  You can register for the year ahead of time by going to ridgepointff.org/students. If you have questions, please email Hannahp@fearlessfollower.org. We’ll See you there!   AMPLIFY (9TH – 12TH We can’t wait to get back into the rhythm of gathering with each other this fall! Join us Sunday, September 12 from 6-8p for the greatest event of your life: Youth Group Kickoff!! You can register for the year ahead of time by going to ridgepointff.org/students.  If you have questions, please email derekl@fearlessfollower.org.  See you there!

FAMILIES:

    MOMS | Sept 23 The Ridge Point MOMS group is set to kick-off again on Thurs, Sept 23. 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   Fall Kick-Off Get ready for a super fun Ridge Kids kick-off on Sept 11 & 12!   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.     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: Sep 9th 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. Let us know you are here! 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 2021 – Canceled 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; November medical mission trip canceled due to COVID.

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:

Pullman Volunteer Opportunity People Helping People in Pullman would love to have your small group or a group of family and friends assist with cleaning and organizing their pole barn, used to store their bus, lawn mower, and many things used to serve the community (washers, dryers, beds, wood, etc). Contact Jeff at jeff@phppullman.org to learn more!   Community Life Needs

  • Anyone willing to take a woman to her cancer treatment once a week? The treatment takes very little time. She lives in Zeeland and needs to go to the Holland Cancer Center on Riley St. Contact Care@fearlessfollower.org
  • We have a Mosaic family that needs our help. Medical issues have entered their lives and a kitchen project of installing hardwood flooring remains partly finished. Could you help? Contact Care@fearlessfollower.org

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.