Look around. This world is a mess: tragedies, injustice, pain and suffering, greed, lovelessness, hopelessness, brokenness. How is it possible to be joyful, happy or thankful in the midst of all this?
Part of the answer relates to our focus.
This week we begin a new two-week series titled "Thx," which will help us see that it's possible to be thankful if we are looking in the right places.
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http://theridge.church/occ Tomorrow morning (Monday) is the final chance to drop off your shoebox! Boxes must be received by 11am. Shipping is just $9 per box, and there’s more info at theridge.church/OCC.
http://theridge.church/wintercoat Thanks for the many donations of coats, scarves, hats and gloves! The Winter Coat Community Pick-up Day is TODAY for anyone in need of winter items, from 1–4pm. There’s more info at theridge.church/WinterCoat.
http://theridge.church/MosaicService TODAY—Join other singles for the annual Christmas decorating service project at Christian Help. Invite your single adult friends to join you, and come lend a hand! Immediately following the 11am service, Mosaic will meet in the Hub for a free lunch, then the group will head over to Christian Help from 1–3pm. Come for lunch, or meet up downtown! There’s more at theridge.church/MosaicService.
http://theridge.church/DivorceCareHolidays Facing the holidays after a separation or divorce can be difficult. If you’re wondering how you’ll get through the emotions, social activities and experiences, there is hope to be found. Save the date, and visit theridge.church/DivorceCareHolidays for more information.
http://theridge.church/celebraterecovery Meets Mondays, 6:30–8:30 pm—Celebrate Recovery is a place to share the struggles and victories of your hurts, habits, or hang-ups. For more information, visit theridge.church/celebraterecovery. CR is open to the public, and childcare is available.
Ready to take a next step in your personal or group study time? Follow the link below for printable discussion questions about today's message. You'll also find links to this Sunday's audio, video and weekend program.