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Many Gifts One Spirit
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work”
~2 Corinthians 9:8
The pilgrimage of a congregation is unique for every church. Many persons at Ridgewood have been blessed through Bible studies, small groups, treasured friendships and rich fellowship.
One-hundred fifty years is a long time to travel as a congregation, and our journey has been rich. In addition to turning 150, Ridgewood has been in its current location on Ridge Road for 90 years.
Celebrating a birthday is a blessed event that captures the past as well as looks towards the future. Plan to celebrate with us on Sunday, September 22nd for 10:00 a.m. worship and a celebration luncheon to follow. We will have many special guests, including our bishop of the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, Bishop Tracy S. Malone, along with former ministers of our congregation and city officials bringing good words.
With our birthday comes recognition and honor of our church. We lift up God who has made all things possible through the past 150 years. In the months of August and September our Ridgewood family will have the opportunity to give a birthday gift to God and to the church.
In the bulletins and our Communicator newsletter you will find a birthday giving card. This card reminds us of the areas of focus we are committing to as a fellowship of faith. We honor God with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.
If it is possible to give of ourselves in these ways, could it be possible that we might give of our financial gifts for the ministries of Ridgewood? You may want to give $15 or $150 or a greater amount. These gifts are one way to invest in the kingdom of God and to ensure that our church is thriving into the future.
Please continue to support Ridgewood with your prayers and presence. You are the church and we want you to experience the fullness of God’s love. As we gear up for the fall, let us prepare our hearts and minds for the ministries that God has placed before us.