Chestnut Ridge Church
In the Beginning - Part 3
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
Where It All Begins [Leslie Dorchester, Adam Etris, and Patrick Garcia (Special Vocals)], Unstoppable God, The Rock Won't Move, Set Apart, Let The Heavens Open [Patrick Garcia (Lead Vocal), Courtney Costello and Leslie Dorchester (Background Vocals)]

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 22, 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

If you're a college-aged student, get connected with others at College Link today! There's a free lunch and a way to get involved with a weekly small group. Can't attend? Connect at the kiosk in the lobby after all services. Find more info at

Ready to grow in your relationship with God and others? Take a next step to be a part of a Women's Short-Term Group, venturing into a life change through biblical insight and practical discussion. Visit for registration info, dates, times, and childcare availability.

High School students are invited for a free, overnighter at The Ridge! There will be fun, large-group events, small-group discussions, food, and lots of hang-out time. Register at:

High School Camp is coming! Registration is now open—deposit is due by March 6. For more info:

If you are a parent of a 6th-8th grade student, register them for Crave—an overnighter, where discussion will center on God-created love that has been twisted and morphed into an unhealthy obsession. There's more info 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 22, 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.
• Conscience
Universal Concept of God
• God's communication with us
The chapter would then be accounting for the Creation of the universe as man knows it, not the beginning of everything.[1] – A.P. Ross

[1] Ross, A. P. (1985). Genesis. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 1, p. 28). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
Three days are given to making the “uninhabitable” earth productive, and three days concern filling the “uninhabited” earth with life.[1] – K.A. Mathews

[1] Mathews, K. A. (1996). Genesis 1-11:26 (Vol. 1A, p. 130). Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers.

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