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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
Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas

For many, the holiday season is not cheerful and reminds us of the pain and loss we’ve experienced during the year. So we hide our pain in secret; we don’t want to damper others celebration. If you feel this Christmas might be a blue one, you are not alone. The hope is found in processing […]

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  November 25, 2017   No comments
Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve Services will be Sunday, December 24th at 9:00 am, 10:30 am and 12:00pm (features the West Ridge Kids Choir). West Ridge Kids or Café will not be available. New Year’s Eve Service will be Sunday, December 31st at 10:00 am only. West Ridge Kids or Café will not be available.

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  November 22, 2017   No comments
Donate to the Toy Sale

Donate to the Toy Sale

Do you have unused, perfectly good toys lying around your house?  Like most of us, the answer is probably, heck yes!  An easy way you and your family can help serve local families this Christmas is by bringing in your gently used toys. Please only donate gently used, cleaned, all pieces in tact and grouped […]

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  November 14, 2017   No comments
Arctic Blast Youth Camp

Arctic Blast Youth Camp

Arctic Blast Camp is Jan. 26 – 28 for both middle & high school students, it’s an opportunity for students to grow spiritually and build friendships at Lake Geneva Youth Camp. It’ll be three days of fun and the cost is $149. Register at online here. Here are a few key details for the retreat: […]

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  November 9, 2017   No comments
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa will be Saturday, December 9th from 8a – 11am in the West Ridge Café. Save the date for this great opportunity to have your family talk with Santa and snap a picture or two. A pancake breakfast will be available with a suggested donation of $10 per family to benefit the Benevolence […]

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  November 9, 2017   No comments
Christmas Caroling

Christmas Caroling

Join West Ridge Christmas carolers on December 12, 13, 14 or 15 at 7pm as they bring the holiday spirit and reminder of God’s love to families in the area. Fun for the whole family and no singing experience required. Register to sing here, nominate a caroling recipient or donate cookies today.

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  November 5, 2017   No comments
The Narrow Path

The Narrow Path

This shouldn’t be a difficult topic to write about. I believe Jesus’ words. Truth is I just want to write out Matthew 7 and say buck up and take the road less traveled. Yes, even if it means denying yourself or earthly treasures in this life because you will reap the reward of eternal life. […]

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  November 4, 2017   No comments
Volunteering Matters

Volunteering Matters

“I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost The Road not Taken by Robert Frost is one of my favorite poems. So many times in my life, my inner voice has said this to me when I am attempting to make a decision. If I look […]

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  October 19, 2017   No comments
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