Welcome to the Family!  Our goal is to help you take a next step to Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Make Him Known!                                        

September 26 & 27, 2020 

HIGHLIGHTS: 

Life Groups kick off OCT. 4 4-6 

Are you ready to live an Extra- Ordinary Life? 

As we step into another season of ministry this Fall, we have an opportunity to prepare, plant, water and watch God do the extra-ordinary. We want to come alongside you and provide you with the resources you need. This October, we will be kicking off a study based on the sermon series “Extra-Ordinary.” In this series we will examine the extraordinary faith of ordinary women and men who experienced the transformational power of God in their everyday lives. We will explore topics such as extraordinary compassion, extra-ordinary prayer, extra-ordinary courage and extra-ordinary humility to help us move to fearlessly living, empowered, extra-ordinary lives. 

This is a great time for you to step into a life group or for your life group to plant new seeds and water old plants and enjoy growth and fruitfulness. If you are interested in becoming part of a Life Group, please email jerryr@fearlessfollower.org and we will get you set up. 

A-MAZEING Trunks and Treats 

This fall is off and rolling and you know what that means! It’s time to start preparing for our annual trunk or treat event! Candy donations can be dropped in the main lobbies at Door E or Door F. Email CarolineK@fearlessfollower.org to sign up your trunk! 

Fill a Bag – Fill a Belly 

The Fearless Family is For Every Child and we want to pour into the next generation by making sure they have access to regular nutritious meals. Something as ordinary as a meal can have an extraordinary impact on a child’s education and quality of life. We want to partner with Kids Food Basket to reach the world around us with extra-ordinary compassion and provide 600 supper packs and 200 personality paper bags throughout the month of October. 

Starting Oct 3 stop by the Fill a bag, Fill a belly displays. Grab a box of quart sized bags.  

Each box will have list of non-perishable food items that you will purchase.  

Fill each bag with the items listed 

(Pudding Cup, Fruit Cup or Pouch (no foil tops please), Small Raisin Box, Two .28 oz Meat Sticks) 

and return to Ridge Point by Oct. 31.  

Each bag will be delivered to child in Ottawa county who is food insecure. This bag will bless a child with supper and the nutrition they need to do their homework and thrive in school. 

Student Ministry Update 

Our student ministry kicked off last week and it was INCREADBLE!!  Our middle school students had a blast with arcade night and the high school students were unrecognizable after mess night. We’re back in our normal rhythm this week.  5th – 8th graders have Tribe from 6-8 on Wednesday nights at entrance C and 9th – 12th graders have Amplify from 6-8 on Sunday nights at entrance C. 

ADULTS: 

Celebrate Recovery Step Study 

 Women’s step study Fridays at 11a  

Men’s step study Wednesdays at 6:30p  

Recovery isn’t just for addicts! We all have been hurt and have hurt others. Are you looking for a stronger relationship with God and to find freedom from past circumstances? This Study is a 9-month study that will help process the choices you have made. If interested, please email Amber atamberh@fearlessfollower.org 

Bible Study | Women’s Study Group 

Join us for a time of fellowship, study and prayer as we together learn from the Word of God how to live faithfully and victoriously. The Women’s Bible study meets every Tuesday nights from 6:30p-8p starting September 8th. Email Bonni Melton at bmelton86@gmail.com  for more information.  

Bible Study | Men’s Study Group 

The men’s Bible study is currently in session.  Join for an enriching time of prayer and study. Email Jerry Rawlings at jerryr@fearlessfollower.org for more information.  

Apologetics-1: The Bible Is True  

See that Christianity isn’t a blind leap but a reasoned, reasonable walk into the light. Classes run online Tue. nights, 6:30-8p, Sept.8-Nov.10; and online/in-person Sundays, 10:30a-12p, Sept.13-Nov.15. Email Bob Hazen at bob@algebraforkids.com for more information. 

Men’s Breakfast | September 19, 7:30a 

The Men’s Breakfast is a great way to meet other guys who are looking to learn about life and growing closer to the Lord. Mark the following dates and join us at 7.30a in the Ridge Point Commons: Sept 19th, Oct 17th, Nov 7th, Dec 12th and Jan 16th 

Financial Peace University: 

Are you ready to take control of your finances? Financial Peace University is the class that starts you on your journey to financial freedom. Based on biblical principles, our nine lessons show you how to budget, pay off debt, save, invest for your future, and give generously. This 9-week virtual course will take place via Zoom, and begins on Monday, Oct. 5, from 7:00-7:45p. The $129.99 registration fee includes an all access pass to Ramsey+, which will give you all the tools you need to transform your financial future. Scholarships available! For more information and to register, contact Kevin & Michelle at kevin.burnham@gmail.com or 616-834-3504

STUDENTS: 

Middle School Students – Tribe 5th – 8th Grade Our Middle Schoolers are starting things off on Wednesday September 16th from 6-8p! 

Learn more at: 

High School Students – Amplify 9th – 12th Grade 

High school is kicking off on Sunday 

September 20th  from 6-8pm 

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

FAMILIES: 

MOMS 

MOMs is back! Fall 2020 Meeting Dates are Thursdays: October 1 & 15

November 5 & 19,  

December 3 & 17.  

We offer TWO meeting times: 

Morning MOMS will meet from 9:30-11a and will offer childcare.  

Evening MOMS will meet from 6:30-8p and will NOT offer childcare. 

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: 

Stronger Together 70×7 

2nd& 4thThursdays at 6:00p 

Light dinner and child-care provided. 

A place where families of incarcerated individuals will find a community of encouragement, strength, and hope. 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 atdcupery@cpministries.org 

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 a number of ways that you can help families and children. Emailmosaicfosteradopt@gmail.comor 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.EmailMikej@fearlessfollower.org. 

Learn more about our Local & Regional Missional partners  

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 

MISSIONAL INITIATIVES – GLOBAL: 

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

For Every Child:What a privilege to be part of changing one life or one family’s lives!  Consider sponsoring a child who lives in Honduras or Zambia. Visit: 

https://fearlessfollower.org/Nextsteps/global/

Honduras – Avance Misionero and Compassion International  

Growing God’s kingdom through education, leadership development and promoting good health. Email  Craig@fairlypainless.com 

Guatemala - Paradise Bound Ministries (PBM) 

Holding true to our Lord’s example, PBM ministers to people’s physical needs as well as eternal.  EmailMaureen@ParadiseBound.org 

Zambia – Jubilee Centre 

Join us as we support Jubilee Centre’s Mission of being salt and light in their communities: Email MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org

Tanzania – Hope of the Nations 

We bring hope the nations of Jesus Christ and the Word of God. EmailKurtRietema@hotmail.com