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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
Private Music Lessons

Private Music Lessons

The Center for the Arts (CFA) offers lessons to all ages and skill levels by mature, experienced and highly skilled musicians who are currently involved in the music at West Ridge and active as performers. Current teachers are: Jennifer Melugin – woodwind, brass, bass guitar and keyboard Joe Nuccio – bass guitar Bruce Franklin – […]

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  September 26, 2017   No 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
This is my church, this is my home

This is my church, this is my home

This is my church, this is my home. These people are like family to me, my soul brothers and sisters. I have laughed and cried, felt anguish and great grief, healing and relief. There have been fervent prayers, many hours of service, life and death moments, and lots of learning and growing. I learned what […]

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  September 19, 2017   No comments
Breakfast for the Homeless

Breakfast for the Homeless

Join others from West Ridge in serving the homeless in Elgin every forth Friday of the month. On those Friday mornings we supply breakfast for about 60 people and have the opportunity impact their lives with a smile and breakfast. For more details contact Eric or Michelle Hubicki at [email protected] . Here are the details: […]

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  September 2, 2017   No comments
A Different Path

A Different Path

It’s August. Summer is coming to a close and another school year is about to begin. Normally, I would be busy making sure my daughter has enough clothes that fit her and buying all the necessary school supplies. But this year is different. This year, I have been busy researching alternative school options: private schools, […]

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  August 14, 2017   1 comment
Last Days of Summer

Last Days of Summer

Swimsuits, flip flops, dirty feet, sun kissed faces, lemonade stands, playdates, picnics, dripping popsicles, bike rides, catching fireflies, road trips, heat waves, long days, late nights, lazy mornings, all things summer halted by the return to school. Kids and parents are now immersed with the “Great Back to School Scavenger Hunt” to find 28 glue […]

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  August 11, 2017   No comments
The Difference in Sponsoring a Child

The Difference in Sponsoring a Child

I want to share with you what it is like to sponsor a child in Nicaragua. Steve and I decide to sponsor a child after the Wine to Water event at church last October. The commitment was for a year and seemed like something that would fit into how we wanted to give back. We […]

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  July 16, 2017   No comments
Life in Jesus is Gloriously Easy

Life in Jesus is Gloriously Easy

“Life in Jesus is gloriously easy. It has one responsibility; the responsibility of remaining in union. If you stay in union with Him, He’ll take care of everything else.” –Rufus Mosely This season of my life is nothing I ever imagined I would be going through right now. 27 years with my partner has come […]

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  July 11, 2017   No comments
Ask Stu

Ask Stu

This is Stu ( pictured above in hat ).  He us our “Nica Guy”.  He is usually the answer to most questions.  “Where are the paint brushes?” Or ” What is this guy saying to us in Spanish?”. The answer?  ” Ask Stu”. So, when I was feeling a bit stuck on what to write […]

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  July 6, 2017   1 comment