Ridge Pointe Happenings

It is our hope today that you will sense our love and devotion for God, our love of great worship music to God, and our love of the timeless and powerful Word of God. Have a blessed day as you worship with us!
 
Memory Verse
But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts (1 Thessalonians 2:4).
 
Words of Wisdom
By defending his work for God, Paul provides a beautiful portrayal of what believers should do who do not wish to live their lives in vain. One reason Paul’s work for God was not in vain is that he taught the Word of God (and not the ideas of men). Paul realizes that he and his coworkers had been approved by God and were entrusted with the gospel. Thus when he spoke, he did so not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts. Truly effective service to God has God as its audience (cf. Gal 1:10). Believers are not to be men-pleasers, but God-pleasers.
 
 
Happy Birthday
Michael Steller, Jr. …………………………………………………………17th
Adrienne Leon ………………………………………………………………19th
 
 
Donate Unwanted Jewelry
We are going collecting jewelry to help the Ropp’s in their birthing center ministry in the Philippines. If you have jewelry you are no longer wearing, whether it’s broken or not, and you would be willing to donate it, please bring it to the church and put it in the treasure chest on Terrie’s desk. We’d like to surprise the Ropp’s with this when they come to our church on October 13th. See Kelly or Sharlette if you have any questions.
 
Special Offering
We will be taking up an offering next Sunday, September 22nd for missionary Ed Kofi. He and his ministry recently suffered a devastating loss. We would like to bless them with a love offering to help them recover. Please be in prayer this week about giving a love offering over and above your regular gift to the church.
 
Operation Christmas Child
 

It is time to begin gathering items for our annual Shoebox event. This year you can do it two ways. You can get a box from the office and fill it up yourself or you can simply purchase items from the list below and bring them to the church. Our youth group will be putting the boxes together as their monthly youth activity in November. We will collect the shoeboxes on Sunday, November 17th.

Items we wish to collect to put in the boxes include: 200 washcloths, toothbrushes (we would like to collect at least 100 of them), 100 boxes of crayons, 100 coloring books that we can roll up to fit in the box, 100 hairbrushes, 100 squeezable balls, 100 small notepads, 100 hot wheel style cars, 100 bendable animals, 100 small 8 in flutes/ harmonicas, 100 beanie baby sized stuffed animals, 50 small change purses and 50 small dolls, 100 jump ropes, pencils, yoyos. For more information see Terrie Searle or Katherine Odie.
 
 
Fall Fest Volunteers Needed
 

Volunteers needed for our Trunk or Treat on Saturday October 26, 6p-8p. This event drew almost 100 people last year from the neighborhood for a fun, safe event here at our church. We are in need of volunteers to make this year’s event a success. We will need candy donations and will need about 15-20 cars in the parking lot that day decked out for the event. To volunteer, please sign up on the information desk. If you have any questions or need more information, please see Teresa Titchywy or email her at trodrig4@gmail.com

 
 
2018 Giving Totals
Weekly Budget Amount …………………………………………. $3,700.00
Amount Given Last Week …………………………………………$3,038.00
Year to Date Budget ………………………………………………$133,200.00
Year to Date Giving ……………………………………………….$113,770.26
Missions Project ……………………………………………………….$1,540.00
 
Bible Fellowships
At 9:15 on Sunday mornings, our Bible Fellowships meet to help you grow strong in the Word of God that you might serve others (Ephesians 4:12).
Infant-age 3………………………………………………………………….Lupe Williams
Pre K4-K5……………………………………………………………………..Jana Murrey
Grades 1-2…………………………………………………………………..Loretta Kelton
Grades 3-4 ……………………………………………………………….Kelly Vacendak
Grades 5-6 ……………………………………………………..Gary & Janie Crabtree
Grades 7-9…………………………………………………..Nathan & Karissa Collins
Grades 10-12……………………………………………………………….Robert Searle
Homebuilders ……………………………………………………………..Bob Vacendak
Joy/Steadfast ……………………………………………………..Jim Cook, Bill Wade
 
Mother’s Day Out
On Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM we offer compassionate Christian childcare for ages three months to five years at an affordable rate.
Director ………………………………………………………………………Loretta Kelton
Infants-Age 2……………………………………………..Tena Schroer/Janet Topley
Ages 2-3………………………………………………………………………Melissa Arias
Age 3……………………………………………………………………..Heather Stanford
Ages 4-5…………………………………………………………………Patricia McAlister
 
Life Groups Enjoy great fellowship, Bible study, and encouragement!
On the church campus:
Tuesday @ 10:30 AM……………………………………………..Marilyn Kottemann
Ladies Life Group in the JOY Classroom
Wednesday @ 7 PM……………………………………………………..Loretta Kelton
Children (K5-Grade 6) Living a Life That Is Out Of This World
Wednesday @ 7 PM ……………………………………………………..Becky Steller
Students (Grades 7-12) Tough Questions From the Bible
 
Wednesday @ 7 PM………………………………………… Robert & Terrie Searle Adult Life Group
Off-campus:
Wednesday @ 7PM…………………………………………..Bob & Kelly Vacendak
4701 Breckinridge Court, Richardson
2nd Saturday @ 9:30 AM ………………………………………………..Jana Murrey
Ladies Life Group @ Latham Bakery in Forney.