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Our New Mission

At the annual meeting, January 29th, I introduced to the congregation a new mission. Our mission used to be “to live out the love of Jesus with one another, our community and the world, so that all may become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.” Our updated mission is “to follow Jesus, living out our love for God and for our neighbors,…

Becoming Grateful

As we move into November, it bring us to a season of giving thanks and appreciating how God continues to bless us in so many ways. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says,”Be joyful always; pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Gratitude is a loving and thankful response toward God for his presence with…

Sent: Jesus’ Mission and Ours – New Sermon Series

As we enter this fall, our new sermon series “SENT: Jesus’ Mission and Ours” will be addressing a vital concern of the American church and even Ridgewood. We will explore how Jesus entered into our world, sent by God to do God’s will and accomplish the mission God had given to his Son. While we have had our own mission statement as…

Taste & See New Sermon Series

Our new sermon series on Taste & See is all about experiencing God and his goodness! The act of tasting is used figuratively in the Bible, experiencing the goodness of God in a variety of ways. Too often we can focus on knowing about God, rather than actually tasting his goodness. The aim of the Bible is not merely to convey facts…

Spiritual Transformation

It begins with Spiritual growth and formation. God calls the church to be a sent community of people who no longer live for themselves, but instead live to participate with Jesus in His redemptive purposes. Yet, we will not have the energy nor the strength to live as counter-cultural for the sake of others if we are not transformed by the way…

Continued Prayer

Last month, as a Council, we asked you to pray for four things. We encourage you to continue to pray for… The four requests are: Pray for God’s wisdom, vision and direction for our council and congregation. Pray for our staff for fruitfulness in ministry. Pray for spiritual and numerical growth for our church. Pray for worship/music director. I would like to…

Season of Prayer

We are in a season where we as a Council and your Pastor have asked you to be in prayer regarding four main request for our church. As we are in the book of Hebrews, prayer is a vital component as we see to make progress on the journey of faith. Through the High Priestly work of Jesus, he has gained us…

How’s Our Church Health

We greatly value your feedback on how you think our church is doing. We are entering a season with the church in which our Council would like to have everyone in the congregation provide their thoughts on our overall health as a church. As a Council, we desire to evaluate where we are, where we are headed, identify any dangers, and make…