Saturday, May 30, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Thanks to all who came out for our Family Fun Day. It's always a great day when we have baptisms. The food was delicious. The fellowship was sweet. The kickball was intense. And, I'm very proud of our church collecting 22 units of blood that will be credited towards Josiah Wilson in Charleston. Great job Ridgeview!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
It's 3 pm and I just spoke with Milo. Josiah's heart cath was
successful. They were able to make the hole they needed. He entered
this world around 7:50 am this morning. I know the family is grateful
for the many prayers they have received from God's people. They have
also been blessed by your generosity. Currently, the "Wilson Heart
Love Offering" has raised around $3,700! That will be a huge help to
them with living expenses in Charleston.
Let me encourage you to continue to pray for this dear family and this
precious little one. You can find more information about their journey
at www.thewilsonheart.com .
Also, next Monday, May 25, Beverley Brady will be giving birth to
their third child. Please keep Sean, Beverley, Cheyenne, and Camden
and their newest family member in your prayers.
See You Sunday!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This past weekend I had my first opportunity to be a part of Habitat For Humanity project. It was great to be a part of Saturday's time of priming the walls with about 12 other people from Ridgeview. It's great to be a part of a church that is outward focused and desires to serve the community. Thanks to all of you who have of your time Friday and Saturday to help with this. I want to especially thank John Mauldin, our Connect Minister, who recruited many of us to be a part of this. We were so glad we did!
At Rigeview we believe that life change happens in groups. Those groups can be large groups or small groups of two to three. With the busy summer schedule arriving and many people making vacation plans, we'd like to propose and experiment: Sunday morning Growth Groups. They would meet before the worship service from 9:00 - 10:15 am. The Ridgekidz children's ministry would meet concurrently during the Growth Groups time. There would be an extended session time for the preschool during the worship service. Everyone else would meet for worship in the worship center. We'd like your thoughts and opinions on this change for the summer. Would you be willing to come at 9:00 am for Growth Groups on Sunday morning? Do you like this idea or not? What are your thoughts? I would appreciate any input you could give. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call me at 630-9459.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
At Ridgeview we care for our community. We love our community in the name of Christ. There are many other churches in our area that are doing that as well. I believe by caring and loving our community alongside our sister churches doors will open for all of us to share hope to our community. That hope we share is that God loves them and they can have new life in Christ. No one church in our area can reach everyone. We're all in this together. We're on the same team. So, pray for other churches in our community. Ask God to bless them so they in turn can be a blessing to the community.