Welcome to the Family! Our goal is to help you take a next step to Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Make Him Known!                                            September 11 & 12, 2021

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

 

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. Sign up online or mark your program tear-off and drop it at the Next Steps area. Learn More & Register

 

Fill a Bag, Fill a Belly | September 11-27

Meet the needs of kids in Holland by partnering with Kids Food Basket to provide nourishing evening meals. This September, help us fill 4,000 supper packs to fill 4,000 bellies of kids in our community! Contact abbys@fearlessfollower.org for more details. Learn More

 

Jeremy Camp Concert | Sept 24

Join us as we welcome Jeremy Camp for an indoor concert at Ridge Point on Fri, Sept 24. Get tickets

 

Parenting on Purpose Workshop with Dan Seaborn

Mark your calendars for a FREE parent workshop on Sunday, October 10 from 1:30-5pm. Parenting is a challenging, humbling, life-long endeavor. Join the Fearless Family, Dan Seaborn, and the Winning at Home team in learning more practical ways to parent on purpose. (Childcare included) Register

 

GIVING:

Your generous giving comes out of a heart of thankfulness for what Jesus has already done for us!  THANK YOU! As of September 7th, $8,987,810 has been given which represents giving from over 1,325 families (over 2,500 individuals).  Our ALL IN projections are on track which includes a high number of December 2021 giving commitments.  Please be praying about how God is calling you to help finish ALL IN strong.  Together we can reach our goal collective ALL IN goal of 100% engagement and $15 million by December, 2021. Learn more about ALL IN at AllIn.FearlessFollower.org or for giving options at FearlessFollower.org/Giving.

 

ADULTS:

 

Leaning on God’s Hope

Leaning on God’s Hope: Moving from Grief to gratitude. Join us Mondays beginning September 13th at 6:30p at Ridge Point. Jamie Tidd will be leading a 5-week book study. Everyone deals with grief in some way or another, whether it’s through death, divorce, job loss, etc… We want to walk with you and help you on this journey. Email SarahB@fearlessfollower.org to sign up.

 

God/ Jesus/ the Bible: 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.

 

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: KarenV@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. 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. 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.   

 

 

 

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 | Begins 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 | Adventure For a Lifetime!

Ridge Kids kicks off September 12 with the Adventure For a Lifetime. You will not want to miss being a part of Ridge Kids!!!!

 

 

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. Worship and Open Share groups meet the 2nd and 4th Thurs from 6:30-8:30p. Please use entrance E (main entrance). Childcare available starting August 12.
Next meeting: Sept 23rd
Email celebraterecovery@fearlessfollower.org for more information.

 

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 and 4th Thursday each month at 6p. Light dinner and child-care provided.

Email georgevanderwoude@gmail.com for more information.

 

Young Lives Partnership

Support pregnant and parenting teens through mentorship, community and life with Christ. Contact the Holland Young Lives coordinator Chris at christinebakker24@gmail.com for more info.

 

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.

 

Kids Food Basket

Become part of the community solution to end childhood hunger by providing critical evening meals with Kids Food Basket. Contact abbys@fearlessfollower.org for more info.

 

MOSAIC

A ministry designed to help Foster and Adoptive families flourish. Let us know you are here! Contact 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:

Sponsoring a child is the most personal and effective way to fight poverty!! When you sponsor a vulnerable child, you get to build a relationship that encourages “your child” with hope for the future. Your support helps promote the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of this beautiful Child of God. For more information go to FearlessFollower.org/Global or email MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org.

 

Child Sponsorship with Jubilee Centre in Zambia

The covid pandemic has caused so much heartache and struggle in Zambia. Too many children have lost one or both of their parents to this illness. You can make a difference in a child’s life by stepping up to sponsor one of these children!! Cost is $38 each month.  Contact MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org to learn more!

A fun way to learn more about our Missional Partner in Zambia is to follow Jubilee Centre – Zambia’s Facebook page.

 

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. 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.

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Pullman Volunteer Opportunity
Would your family, life group, Rooted group, etc like to serve and make a difference for people who live in Pullman and connect with our Missional Partner, People Helping People (PHP)? Prepare and serve a meal, be a small group leader for high school students, and much more. Contact Jeff@phpPullman.org or MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.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.