Awesome News!

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Thanks to our amazing Ridge Kids door holders, we will now have childcare for BOTH Christmas Eve Eve services for kids 5 & under!

Pass the word & let’s get the invite out!

Don’t Forget

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Hey Ridgers! Pastor Bobby here with a few reminders for you this week as we near Christmas.

THIS Sunday we have just ONE SERVICE AT 1030am as we will come together & celebrate communion. I’m excited about having one service & seeing everyone all together!

Then on Sunday night, we begin two days of Christmas services! Sunday night at 6pm & Monday night at 7pm. We want there to be room & time for you to get your family & friends to a service, so we’ve created space for all of them!

We set up OakRidgeChristmas.com so you could send the link to people to let them know about it & reserve their free tickets.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday I will give you 3 days of inviting: 3 simple ways you can invite someone to a Christmas service with step by step instructions. But don’t wait on me, go ahead & invite someone today!

Lots Happening at Ridge Church During Christmas

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Hey Ridgers!  There is a lot going on at Christmas time here at Ridge Church, so we want to make sure we keep these things on your mind.  We don’t want you or your friends to miss out!

OAK RIDGE CHRISTMAS PARADE

Each year we serve our city at the Christmas Parade and this year we are doing things just a little different.  We’ll join our student ministry on their float, pass out candy, glow bracelets and invites for our Eve Eve services!  If you would like to join in the fun, meet at the church at 430pm on this Saturday.

CHRISTMAS AT LINDEN

This year, we are purchasing gifts for parents to give to their children through Linden Elementary school.  This will take place on December 21st from 10am to 1pm at Ridge Church.  We need you in two ways Ridge Church…1) Help purchase gifts for these parents to give to their kids.  You can pick up an “angel” at the tree by Ridge Central.  All gifts need to be brought by the church office no later than December 18th and be unwrapped.  2) Volunteer with us on the 21st as we minister to parents and kids.  It’s going to be a blast!  SIGN UP HERE!

CHRISTMAS EVE EVE SERVICES

There is no shortage of opportunity for us to bring our friends to an Eve Eve (and Eve Eve Eve) service this year!  We have ONE communion service at 1030am on December 22nd….an Eve Eve Eve service on December 22nd at 6pm and an Eve Eve service on December 23rd at 7pm.  You can get your FREE tickets at OakRidgeChristmas.com

HELP US GET THE WORD OUT

Can you help us get the word out between now and Christmas?  Post a link to OakRidgeChristmas.com on your Facebook sites, work message boards, or anywhere else you can think of to help get the word out about Christmas services at Ridge Church

Sunday Announcements: 12-8-13

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Thanks for being at Ridge Church this Sunday! We’ve been expecting you and saved you a seat! Read on to see all the announcements for this Sunday at Ridge Church and things happening in the weeks to come.

Today we continue an all new series called Simple Christmas. We hope to help you get back to the simplistic side of things this season.

VIPs

FILL OUT A CONNECT CARD ONLINE

If today is your first time here, you are our VIP today! We want you to know we are so excited you’re with us, and as a very small token of appreciation of that, we want to give you a free Ridge coffee mug and bag of Land of a Thousand Hills coffee that we brew here at the Ridge. All we ask is you take the CONNECT CARD close to you (or click here to fill it online), fill it out and bring it by the RIDGE CENTRAL table you passed on the way into the gathering today. It’s the table out in the lobby. Thanks for being at Ridge Church!

GIVING

At Ridge Church, out time of giving is a chance for us to give back to God. God is a giver, so therefore we give. There are 3 ways you can give here at Ridge Church. 1) You can give online securely by CLICKING HERE 2) You can give online using our FREE APP, or 3) You can give by placing your gift into giving bags as they are passed during the gathering today. Thank you for giving to what God is doing at Ridge Church!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our Christmas schedule is now out! Check out Ridgechurchonline.com for all the info you need & also to get your Christmas Eve Eve tickets! We will have two services for Christmas Eve Eve this year. Join us Dec 22 at 6pm or Dec 23 at 7pm.  GET YOUR TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE

Want to serve at Christmas at Linden or the Christmas Parade?  Click HERE to sign up!

Also, be sure to pick up your ANGEL from the tree out in the lobby today to serve our kids at Linden!

December 22nd we will have ONE service.  That will be a communion service led by our Ridge Church elders.  There will be Ridge Kids available for you that day.

December 29th there are NO services.  Enjoy the day with your family!

HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?

If you have felt God speak to you today, were moved by something in the gathering, have a question, or just want to talk with a pastor, please CLICK HERE AND LET US KNOW! We would love to hear from you today and pray for you!

Second Saturday Men’s Breakfast Decembther 14

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The Second Saturday Men’s Breakfast
Join us for coffee, breakfast and conversation. Feel free to invite your friends. We promise not to make you talk about your feelings.We’ll meet at 8:30 and you can stay as long as you like. Breakfast is Dutch treat. Unless you feel like paying for everyone. Then it can be on you.
Jefferson Soda Fountain
22 N. Jefferson Circle

Pinterest Party at Ridge Church Friday

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by Denira Williams

Hey Ladies,

I wanted to invite you to a “Pinterest” night at the church. (aka crafting night). With Christmas coming up we thought it would be fun to get together and work on Christmas presents, decorations or just anything you have been wanting to make!!

So get on Pinterest, pick out a project, bring the stuff to the church and hang out with some other lovely ladies while you work!

Everyone bring a finger food to share!!!  Feel free to invite anyone you would like!! (ladies only of course!!)

 This Friday. 7pm at the church!! 

Enhancing Advent

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Today marks the beginning of Advent for Christians.  Advent is the expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Christ as well as his second coming.  Advent is celebrated from December 1 – December 24th and is a great way to teach your children about all the wonderful things surrounding the birth of Christ and the excitement of his second coming.

To help enhance the Advent season, there are lots of apps and devotionals out there.  Here is a list of apps, devotionals and readings you or you and your family can participate in this Advent season.

Devotionals from YouVersion

Apps

Ebooks

Sunday Announcements: 12-1-13

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Thanks for being at Ridge Church this Sunday! We’ve been expecting you and saved you a seat! Read on to see all the announcements for this Sunday at Ridge Church and things happening in the weeks to come.

Today we start an all new series called Simple Christmas. We hope to help you get back to the simplistic side of things this season.

VIPs

FILL OUT A CONNECT CARD ONLINE

If today is your first time here, you are our VIP today! We want you to know we are so excited you’re with us, and as a very small token of appreciation of that, we want to give you a free Ridge coffee mug and bag of Land of a Thousand Hills coffee that we brew here at the Ridge. All we ask is you take the CONNECT CARD close to you (or click here to fill it online), fill it out and bring it by the RIDGE CENTRAL table you passed on the way into the gathering today. It’s the table out in the lobby. Thanks for being at Ridge Church!

GIVING

At Ridge Church, out time of giving is a chance for us to give back to God. God is a giver, so therefore we give. There are 3 ways you can give here at Ridge Church. 1) You can give online securely by CLICKING HERE 2) You can give online using our FREE APP, or 3) You can give by placing your gift into giving bags as they are passed during the gathering today. Thank you for giving to what God is doing at Ridge Church!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our Christmas schedule is now out! Check out Ridgechurchonline.com for all the info you need & also to get your Christmas Eve Eve tickets! We will have two services for Christmas Eve Eve this year. Join us Dec 22 at 6pm or Dec 23 at 7pm.  GET YOUR TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE

Want to serve at Christmas at Linden or the Christmas Parade?  Click HERE to sign up!

December 22nd we will have ONE service.  That will be a communion service led by our Ridge Church elders.  There will be Ridge Kids available for you that day.

December 29th there are NO services.  Enjoy the day with your family!

HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?

If you have felt God speak to you today, were moved by something in the gathering, have a question, or just want to talk with a pastor, please CLICK HERE AND LET US KNOW! We would love to hear from you today and pray for you!

Christmas at Ridge Church

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It’s time.

It’s time for reindeer, egg nog, trees with too many lights on them, mall traffic, and crazy aunts and uncles.  It’s Christmas time.  And we LOVE IT here at Ridge Church.

This Christmas season at Ridge Church, we have a lot of great things you can be involved with and a lot of great times to invite your friends, family and loved ones to hear about Jesus. Here is the Christmas season schedule coming up this month for Ridge Church.

SIMPLE CHRISTMAS

Sunday we start an all new series titled Simple Christmas as we take a look at how we naturally complicate Christmas and how we can get back to making it SIMPLE again.  It’s going to be a GREAT series to invite someone to!

Christmas Eve Eve

One of the few but great traditions we have at Ridge Church is our Christmas Eve Eve services and this year, we are making room and more time for more of your friends and family.  On Sunday December 22nd, we will have ONE service at 10:30am and it will be a communion service led by the Ridge elders.  And then that evening of the 22nd, we start our Eve Eve services.  Sunday night the 22nd at 6pm and then again on Monday night at 7pm.  YOU CAN GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE.  Get some for your friends too!

Sunday December 29th

We want all our amazing volunteers to have a moment to catch their breaths this year, so we will NOT be having services on Decemeber 29th.  Take the Sunday off and enjoy some family time!

Service Opportunities

We have several opportunities you can serve in this year:

1) Christmas at Linden:  As one of our ministry partners, we are going to provide Christmas gifts and fun for around 30 students at Linden Elementary school this year.  We will host a Christmas Shop for parents of these students at the school on the 21st of December and food, fun, and games for the kids.  We need volunteers to help staff the even AND we need you to drop off toys, gifts, etc for the parents to purchase for their kids.  These gifts will be priced at $3-$5 each. This helps empower parents as they can purchase these gifts for their families.  Please bring your unwrapped, new gifts for elementary age boys and girls to the Ridge Church offices anytime on a Sunday or through the week.

2) Oak Ridge Christmas Parade:  We love serving our city at the parade and this year will be back at it!  The parade is the evening of December 14th and we need volunteers willing to put on a smile and hand out some fun and invites along the parade route this year.

SIGN UP TO SERVE HERE

3) Christmas Offering:  Even if you can’t volunteer, we hope that everyone will give their BEST gift to those in need this Christmas.  This year our Christmas offering will be specifically for our Emergency Response Fund.  All money taken during our Christmas offering on December 22nd – 23rd will go into this fund that will be used to help our community in times of need and for families who are in an emergency situation.

IF YOU’RE READY, YOU CAN GIVE HERE

There’s a TON going on but this is going to be one of the BEST Christmas seasons EVER at Ridge Church! Get fired up Ridge Rowdies!

Sunday Announcements 11-24-13

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Thanks for being at Ridge Church this Sunday! We’ve been expecting you and saved you a seat! Read on to see all the announcements for this Sunday at Ridge Church and things happening in the weeks to come.

Today we conclude a series titled, WHEN ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE, based on the book of Job. It’s a road map for how we can navigate life when he’ll breaks loose in it.

Next week we will begin a brand new series called Simple Christmas about keeping the main thing, the main thing.

VIPs

If today is your first time here, you are our VIP today! We want you to know we are so excited you’re with us, and as a very small token of appreciation of that, we want to give you a free Ridge coffee mug and bag of Land of a Thousand Hills coffee that we brew here at the Ridge. All we ask is you take the CONNECT CARD close to you, fill it out and bring it by the RIDGE CENTRAL table you passed on the way into the gathering today. It’s the table out in the lobby. Thanks for being at Ridge Church!

GIVING

At Ridge Church, out time of giving is a chance for us to give back to God. God is a giver, so therefore we give. There are 3 ways you can give here at Ridge Church. 1) You can give online securely by CLICKING HERE 2) You can give online using ourFREE APP, or 3) You can give by placing your gift into giving bags as they are passed during the gathering today. Thank you for giving to what God is doing at Ridge Church!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our Christmas schedule is now out! Check out Ridgechurchonline.com for all the info you need & also to get your Christmas Eve Eve tickets! We will have two services for Christmas Eve Eve this year. Join us Dec 22 at 6pm or Dec 23 at 7pm

HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?

If you have felt God speak to you today, were moved by something in the gathering, have a question, or just want to talk with a pastor, please CLICK HERE AND LET US KNOW! We would love to hear from you today and pray for you!