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God calls Ridgeway to be a welcoming shelter – a safe place where people grow in faith and service to God.
The Ridgeway Community Church of the Brethren, a congregation within the Church of the Brethren, strives to be a welcoming location for members of the community to grow in faith and service to God.
Whether during Sunday worship, Sunday School, a fellowship gathering, during a small group meeting, or at a youth or children’s event, there’s an activity for all to fellowship, learn and grow.
In addition to the church sponsored activities, the church is used by numerous community groups for meetings and gatherings. Visit the calendar page to see what’s happening at the church this week!
It’s hard to believe that the year is almost half over. As we enter June, along with changes in church Sunday School schedules and family schedules, it is both a time to refocus energies and to take a breath from regular routines. Families may be planning vacations, and those connected with school as students, faculty, or staff look forward to different rhythms and for many, a less packed schedule. In the wider Church of the Brethren, denominational staff are preparing for Annual Conference at the end of the month. Delegates and the Church as a whole will be challenged to consider issues of voice, justice, and faithful discipleship. Special prayers are with the moderator (Andy Murray), Annual Conference officers, and all of the delegates (including Barb Myers, who will be serving as Ridgeway’s delegate this year).
Here at Ridgeway, our last Sunday for most of the Sunday School classes will be June 12th. Children’s Church will also be taking a break for the summer to give leaders a chance to rest. Women’s groups have already had their end of season gatherings, and Bible Study will be taking a break. Summer Fellowship will begin (a favorite among many), and our primary way of being together will be through worship.
Although other groups are slowing down, worship services in June will include some of our most treasured rituals and ordinances. On June 5th, we will be sharing in communion during worship. On June 12th, there will be a time for anointing during the service. If you are seeking healing or discernment, this will be an opportunity for you to have this tangible reminder of God’s presence and touch. June 19th is Father’s Day, and worship will be a time to remember and celebrate fathers as well as those who are father-like in their actions and words. Finally, on June 26th, we will have a more meditative worship service, in the style of Taizé. This is a service with a lot of music, candles, and time to reflect on passages of scripture.
Whatever changes of pace you may or may not be experiencing in your life right now, may worship and fellowship opportunities at Ridgeway continue to sustain your spirit.