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What do you think church is?

What do you think church is?

I work for a company based out of Germany.  Recently the owner of the company came to visit our headquarters while he was in Chicago.  It was a big “to do” in our office.  Everyone had to dress like they were being interviewed and we stood for an hour in the company’s atrium while he […]

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  October 11, 2017   No comments
Doubt and West Ridge

Doubt and West Ridge

“I do believe. Help me overcome my unbelief (Mark 9:24).” Why West Ridge? I knew when asked this question I could sum up my answer in one word, doubt. Jesus, after being crucified and buried rose from the dead. The day we call Easter completes the story of God’s promise to send a savior to […]

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  October 7, 2017   No comments
Another One in the Books

Another One in the Books

One afternoon God had a bit of down time. While He was relaxing he decided to share another success story with those who were with Him. He loved to share stories like these, and those who heard them always rejoiced loudly. As they all sat around Him, he started. “I’m going to tell you about […]

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  October 5, 2017   No comments
Living Life with West Ridge

Living Life with West Ridge

Damaged and broken; just a lost soul doing my best to find a way in this world. I was searching for something six years ago …. I wasn’t really sure what IT was, but I knew I needed it. I was wandering in a world that I thought I could navigate on my own.  I […]

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  October 4, 2017   No comments
Gospel Whiskey Runners Concert

Gospel Whiskey Runners Concert

Saturday, October 14th at 6:00pm Gospel Whiskey Runners Concert Don’t miss this performance of an incredible band from California. You can find their music on Pandora and Spotify.  Doors open at 5:00pm, so be sure to come early, as the West Ridge Café converts to a wine bar! Ticketing options: $20 for tickets ($25 at […]

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  October 3, 2017   No comments
Wine to Water

Wine to Water

Save the Date for Nica Angel’s Wine to Water event on Saturday, October 21st in the West Ridge Café. The wine tasting and auction will be at 6pm and the cost is $50 per person and benefits our next project in El Tamborcito, Nicaragua. Purchase tickets here. For more information contact Shelby at [email protected]

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  October 3, 2017   No comments
My West Ridge Story

My West Ridge Story

The older I get, the more I can look back and recognize some of God’s pretty cool plans with my life. Here I am, looking at how God led me to West Ridge: I grew up in Streamwood, Illinois and was the youngest of three kids. My parents were not active in any church, yet […]

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  October 2, 2017   3 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, October 21st from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Guest speaker: David E. Smith, Director of the Illinois Family Institute will share his thoughts on “Rising above chaos in today’s crazy world.” Bring a friend and an […]

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  September 22, 2017   7 comments
A Bigger Plan

A Bigger Plan

I still can’t believe the God who created heaven and earth chose to save me. Truth is, in the beginning I fought coming to West Ridge. However, I now know that we are here because God has a much bigger plan for our lives than we could have ever imagined for ourselves. The journey that […]

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  September 21, 2017   No comments