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Men’s Discover Retreat

Men’s Discover Retreat

The Men’s Retreat themed “Discover” offers an opportunity to build upon their walk with God on March 23-25th.  God’s word inspires all men to discover Him, accept Him, share Him and follow Him.  All the while building on our faith in Him as we grind out this daily thing called life with all its ups […]

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  February 6, 2018   No comments
After School Sports Program

After School Sports Program

West Ridge will be hosting an After School Sports Program for Huff Elementary from March – May this year.  We are excited to spend time with the students at Huff Elementary.  The program begins on March 5th and will be hosted the first and third Mondays from 2:00 – 3:30pm through May.  The program will […]

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  February 5, 2018   No comments
Men of West Ridge Breakfast

Men of West Ridge Breakfast

Men of West Ridge Men’s Ministry invites all men to gather for another awesome breakfast in the Cafe. Saturday, February 17th from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Guest speaker: Lance Hurley Bring a friend and an appetite and please register today so we can order enough food. Register at Guest Services, on the West Ridge […]

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  February 5, 2018   4 comments
Women’s Event – IF: Gathering

Women’s Event – IF: Gathering

We are saving you a seat, REGISTER HERE today. Event Description:  We are so excited to bring this women’s event IF:Gathering to Elgin again on March 10th, 2018. This event is designed to be a space where you can encounter God and be equipped to apply that back into our daily lives. Feel free to […]

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  February 5, 2018   No comments
Community Clean-up and BBQ

Community Clean-up and BBQ

West Ridge will be hosting a Community Clean-up for Huff families on Saturday, April 21st.  This will include Spring yard clean-ups and planting flowers (weather permitting) for deserving Huff Elementary families.  We are so excited to spread some West Ridge cheer to the Huff families.  The clean-up will be from 9 – 3 pm and […]

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  February 1, 2018   No comments
How the Bible Came to be.  The Canon

How the Bible Came to be.  The Canon

I was raised in the Catholic church and taught not to question the authority of God or the bible or the commandments.  There was a lot of memorization and classes – and every Sunday we recited much of the same verses from the bible – but in this smaller book, mixed with and Old Testament […]

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  January 17, 2018   No comments
Calling All Creatives

Calling All Creatives

Come express your creative impulses authentically in community as we explore our artistic side to better serve our church, our community and ourselves. Starting January 13 the group will meet on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 1:00 p.m. in the Café. (lunch will be provided). RSVP to Lisa Riedl by phone at 224-806-6585 […]

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  December 30, 2017   No comments
The Holidays are Hard

The Holidays are Hard

Holidays are hard for me.  Aa a child, they represented three things: My parents were going to fight My mom would tell us how broke we were That darn Christmas tree my Step-Dad fixed every year would probably come crashing down to the ground before Christmas Of course, as an adult, I start the season […]

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  December 12, 2017   No comments
Continuing the Tradition

Continuing the Tradition

When I was a teenager, my brother dated a girl who came from a large family. Fifteen kids, to be exact. She loved to sing, as did her dad, siblings and many other family members. I remember my brother asking her what was her favorite kind of music and she replied, “Christmas music!” Every year, […]

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  December 6, 2017   No comments