Thursday, March 17, 2011

From Pastor Tommy

Wow, great week! Lots of great stuff happening in the life of Ridgeview Church!

1) The Advisory Team, upon the recommendation of the student search team, has approved CJ Cauble to be our new Pastor to students. CJ brings a wealth of experience to this position. He has served churches in Rocky Mount, NC and Ware Shoals, SC. He is a graduate of North Greenville University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has preached numerous times for me in my absence. Welcome aboard, CJ!

2) Stepping up our bridging! We had some great bridging opportunities this week in our community with our bridging with bread and Dunkin Donut Coffee Giveaway at Blue Ridge Middle. I will let the video share the rest:

3) Jonah series begins this week! I promise this will be a powerful message series. Here's where we are heading:
March 20- The Jonah In Us
March 27- Jonah's Prayer
April 3- Jonah Obeys
April 10- Jonah's Anger
April 17-(Palm Sunday) Act II Drama Team from North Greenville University (The Book Of Jonah Drama)

4) So proud of Kathy Green and family! Last Sunday they brought to church a young girl named Alexis that we saw come to Christ in our Good News Club a few weeks ago who is unchurched. That's what being a bridge of God's love is all about!

Also, the recent events in Japan have been awful to watch and read about. If you would like to help financially, let me encourage several options. You can write a check to Ridgeview Church and memo: Japan Earthquake Relief. We will send it to the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. They have personnel on the ground in Japan and will meet physical and spiritual needs of the Japanese people.

Also, if you want to give directly to the IMB: 
The IMB has established a relief fund for the Japan earthquake. Donations may be sent to Office of Finance, International Mission Board, 3806 Monument Ave., Richmond, Va. 23230. In the memo line write "Japan Response Fund." Or you can give online by going to imb.organd clicking on the "Japan response" button. For further information call the IMB toll-free at (800) 999-3113.

I also recommend Samaritan's Purse organization led by Franklin Graham. You can give online at

Pastor Chip Ingram has a great video blog response to this tragedy entitled, "How Jesus Would Respond To The Tsunami." 

May the peace of Christ be with you this week. I look forward to celebrating Him with you this Sunday!

Pastor Tommy

Tommy Hargrove
twitter: @TommyHargrove
864 630 9459

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