Chestnut Ridge Church
In the Beginning - Part 2
Tim Haring — In the Beginning is a series focusing on what God has made known about himself in the first three chapters of the Bible.
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM
  • Chestnut Ridge Church
    Sunday 5:55 PM


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Music from today
God Is for Us, Faithful to the End, Sinking Deep, Make a Way [Chad Hurley (Lead Vocal), Hannah Amedro and Sarah Jones (Background Vocals)], Everything Changed [Chad Hurley (Special Vocal)]

Services are now on Sundays (only) at 9 am, 11 am, and 5 pm. There is programming for birth through 8th grade at both morning services, with plans to add limited childcare during the Sunday evening service in the near future.

Starting Point Orientations will be THIS Sunday, January 15, after each service (9 am, 11 am, and 5 pm). Find out more at

Celebrate Recovery meets on Mondays at 6:30 pm. For more info, go to

Grief Share begins January 26. Losing someone hurts, but you don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Grief Share provides resources and people who understand what you are going through, as you look toward rebuilding your life and taking steps to recover from your loss. Register at

Beginning February 1st: Divorce and separation are among life’s most difficult and painful experiences. Divorce Care provides healing and support in a group setting for people who are going through separation or divorce. To register, visit

Come sing songs of praise and worship on January 27 at 6:30 pm at The Ridge.

Join other singles after the Night of Worship for pizza, fun games, and an open gym night at CRC. Open to single adult individuals and their children. For more info:

January 28—Attend this one-day workshop to learn God’s promises, advice, warning and wisdom with regard to handling money, and learn how to apply these biblical principles to your finances. For more info, visit the Crown Financial kiosk in the lobby today, or register at

Save the date! Friday, February 10 at 7:30 pm. You and your spouse deserve a fun-filled date night, with dinner, laughter, and adult conversation with other couples. To register, go to

In the Beginning [January 15, 2017] Tim Haring

Different religions have differing ideas of what God is like. But who is God? How can we know Him? And what difference does any of it make?

In the Beginning is a series focusing on what God has made known about himself in the first three chapters of the Bible in the book of Genesis. Join us in discovering how life changing this information can be in our relationship with God and with others.
I am a scientist and a believer, and I find no conflict between those world views. As the director of the Human Genome Project, I have led a consortium of scientists to read out the 3.1 billion letters of the human genome, our own DNA instruction book. As a believer, I see DNA, the information molecule of all living things, as God's language, and the elegance and complexity of our own bodies and the rest of nature as a reflection of God's plan.
– Francis S. Collins, M.D., PhD
Because God is eternal...his perspective is the only one we can completely trust.
Solomon observed that God has put eternity in the hearts of men. People have a longing or desire to know the extra-temporal significance of themselves and their deeds or activities.[1] – D.R. Glenn

[1] Glenn, D. R. (1985). Ecclesiastes. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 1, p. 984). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
Because God is eternal...his perspective is the only one we can completely trust.

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