Chestnut Ridge Church
Keep Calm and Reach Out
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.
Locations & Times
  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM


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Today's Music
Grateful, Live Again, Bigger Than I Thought, O Praise the Name TONIGHT, November 17–We're going old school! Join us this Sunday evening as the Ridge Worship band leads you through some of your favorite songs! We're bringing back songs you've loved over the years, mixed with a couple more current favorites. Invite your friends—everyone is welcome to this special throwback Night of Worship! TONIGHT, November 17th–If you’re a single adult, let’s gather to sing some throwback worship songs and praise His name! Then, we’ll get together in The Hub for delicious desserts and warm beverages in a fun atmosphere designed for you to connect with others. Let us know you’ll be there by signing up online. Invite your single friends to join you—all are welcome! Now through November 24—The amazing journey of a Christmas shoebox begins with you. You can return your Operation Christmas Child boxes in the lobby. It’s easy to make a difference! Simply pack your box with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies for children in countries affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease—each box has a set of instructions. You’ll be able to return your filled shoeboxes to The Ridge any time before November 24th. Friday, December 6–Jingle Jam is a high-energy, high-spirited, interactive Christmas event, geared towards kids and families! Everyone is invited to have a jolly time celebrating the holidays at The Ridge! We’ll have concessions available beginning at 6pm, and the show starts at 6:30pm. Enjoy music, dancing, comedy, and videos! It’s a FREE show—all are welcome!

Problem: We don't see the opportunities we have during the holidays to reach others for Christ.
Solution: Keep calm and reach out.
Three observations from John's example:
Our responsibility is simply to point people to Jesus.
• The message does not have to be complicated.
• We can trust Jesus with the results.
"Nathanael knew of the poor reputation of Nazareth. Surely the Messiah would come from Jerusalem, Hebron, or some other prominent city." –E.A. Blum
Today's Takeaway: Keep calm and reach out.

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