Before Sunday…

Before this Sunday, here are a few things you need to do, think about, prepare for, and know…

  • This Sunday we celebrate our 5th Anniversary…our 5th Birthday @ The Ridge! God has done amazing things in and through us and we want to celebrate what HE has done and glorify HIS name for these 5 years.
  • We want all you Ridgers to wear any t-shirt you might have from The Ridge on Sunday. We’ve had a bunch of them over the years and we though it might be kinda cool for everyone to wear a different shirt from the past if you have one.
  • We’ll have some guests with us, so make sure you watch out for them and make them feel welcome. If you are a volunteer in any way, please wear a nametag Sunday. If you don’t have a volunteer nametag, we’ll have our usual nametags available. If everyone wears one, then everyone will know everyone else! Makes it less awkward for people like me who can’t remember names too well. 🙂
  • We will not have RidgeKidz or RidgeKidz Jr this week so that ALL of us can gather as one family. Please reserve seating on the outside edges for those with babies so that they can have freedom to get up if necessary. We had hoped that some folks from another church were going to come take care of the nursery for us this week, but that didn’t work out. But it’s gonna be fine as we will have a great time as one family. It’ll be just like we’ve done in the past when we met at the tent, so it will be fine.
  • We’ll be having an old fashioned dinner on the grounds/picnic after the worship gathering. Bring your own picnic for your family and pack a little extra for another so that you can share with someone who doesn’t bring anything. We’ll have a few hotdogs available for folks who came without knowing to bring food.
  • Plan to stay and enjoy hanging out together and even play together. Bring your games, cornhole, frisbees, etc. This is a great time to connect with one another. If you have not had a chance to get to know many folks, this will be a good time to do just that!
  • If you have become accustomed to parking in the gues lot right in front of the school…and you are not a guest…then please start parking in the larger lot and save those spaces for guests, expectant moms, and those with newborns. Especially starting this Sunday AND Easter Sunday.
  • How do I know if I qualify for guest/expectant/new mom parking? If you’ve been coming here for 1,2,3 + YEARS you are not a guest anymore. Guest parking is intended for 1st, 2nd, or even 3rd time guests. If you are MALE you are not an expectant mom. If your child is 3, 4, 7, or 15 years old, you are not a new mom. Okay…you get the picture 🙂 We will have lots of first and second time guests the next two weeks with Anniversary and Easter, make them feel welcome by leaving the best parking for them.
  • Finally, before Sunday….and next Sunday…INVITE, INVITE, INVITE!
  • There is still time to invote people to The Hunt tomorrow, April 16th at 2pm at Austin M.S. Come and enjoy the crafts and egg hunt as well as the stories and snacks. It’s another good chance to connect with other families at The Ridge, but it is also a great chance to invite someone who doesn’t attend church anywhere.
  • Make note of our Easter Weekend Schedule: Good Friday Gathering 7PM at Austin M.S. (April 22); Easter Sunday Worship Gatherings at 9:30 and 11:00 am (April 24). You don’t want ot miss any of it!

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