The holidays are coming. What’s supposed to be a season of joy and celebration, often is not. We find ourselves distracted by preparations, overwhelmed by expectations, or depressed by our own circumstances. Let’s learn how we can make the holidays enjoyable and meaningful!
We’ll discover how to take a biblical approach to the holidays, and explore how we can be present, keep calm, and survive the season.
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http://www.theridge.church/coatdrive TODAY, November 10–You can make a difference this holiday season by bringing in new or gently used coats, and winter accessories to share with those in need in our community. Drop off your items for donation in the lobby this Sunday—November 10th is the final collection date. We are accepting items for children, teens, and adults.
http://www.theridge.church/coatdrive November 11 and 12–If you or anyone you know is in need of winter jackets, hats, gloves, and scarves, you are welcome to The Ridge on Monday and Tuesday from 11am to 7pm. All winter items are free to anyone in need. We have items available for children, teens, and adults.
http://www.theridge.church/gymnight TODAY, November 10–Middle school and high school students are invited to Gym Night today at 4:30pm! We’ll have activities and free pizza in a casual and fun environment that everyone can enjoy. Let’s have a great time with good friends!
http://www.theridge.church/now Sunday, November 17–We're going old school! Join us next Sunday as the Ridge Worship band leads you through some of your favorite throwback songs! We're bringing back songs from years ago, mixed with a few more current favorites. Mark your calendar and invite your friends—everyone is welcome to this special throwback Night of Worship!
http://www.theridge.church/occ Now through November 24—The amazing journey of a Christmas shoebox begins with you. Operation Christmas Child boxes are available in the lobby. It’s easy to make a difference! Simply pack a box with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies for children in countries affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease—each box comes with a set of instructions. You’ll be able to return your filled shoeboxes to The Ridge any time before November 24th.
"We must picture the disciples reclining on thin mats around a low table. Each is leaning on his arm, usually the left; the feet radiate outward from the table. Jesus pushes himself up from his own mat. [He] took off his outer clothing and wrapped a towel round his waist—thus adopting the dress of a menial slave, dress that was looked down upon in both Jewish and Gentile circles. Thus he began to wash his disciples’ feet." –D.A. Carson
"In Eastern lands, people used public baths; as they walked in the dusty streets, their feet became dirty. On arriving home, they did not need another bath; they needed only to wash their feet." –Wiersbe
"…this was a task normally reserved for the lowliest of menial servants… Some Jews insisted that Jewish slaves should not be required to wash the feet of others; this job should be reserved for Gentile slaves…" –D.A. Carson
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