Stepping Out for Christ
When I worked for the high school newspaper, I wrote a column titled “Step-n-Out.” It featured all of the new restaurants and movies opening in the area. Such review would often inspire others to try new cuisine and view new movies.
We, the Church, are always seeking new ways to step out into the community. We want persons to know that there is something special going on at Ridgewood UMC. We offer worship, House of Prayer, Bible studies, junior- and senior-high youth groups, Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) and more.
In April, Ridgewood hosted a community Easter festival, which saw more than 180 children and adults from the community come into our building. We are planning, once again this year, to host a July 4 party in the church parking lot as another opportunity to introduce the community to our church family. You may want to be a part of the fun! There will be hot dogs, a band, games and more.
The 13-week Experiencing God Bible study begins in early May, and is open to all who wish to participate. Contact the church office to learn more about this study.
We here at Ridgewood are a part of the body of Christ. Our calling is to grow in faith and step-out into the community. Romans 12:4-5 reminds us, “For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”
Sharing our faith in Christ by stepping out into the community is a rewarding experience – for us and for those we encounter.
Each of us has a calling upon our lives to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. How will you place your mark upon the community and share the love of Christ?