Author Archive: West Ridge

Baptism

Baptism

If you look at the history of early Christians in the New Testament, you find a consistent growth path: People learn the truth about Jesus. They choose to follow him. They repent, leaving their old beliefs and lifestyle behind. Being baptized logically and naturally follows their decision. In baptism, we make a public declaration that […]

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  January 21, 2022   No comments
Why a Men’s Ministry

Why a Men’s Ministry

The overshadowing purpose of the men’s ministry must be to produce better men, through the understanding that because life is a process, so also is our spiritual life. Neither is ever static, and we can always grow. Thus, the theme—better men, make men better. Some of the more important facets of the purpose of the […]

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  January 2, 2022   No comments
MOW: Tuesday Tune-up

MOW: Tuesday Tune-up

Are Sunday services enough for you? Might a deeper and relational mid-week “tune-up” experience be that one thing you find lacking as you go through the sometimes muddy waters of this thing we call life?  We start back up on Tuesday, January 18th at 7:00 pm at West Ridge. Here is how it will work: […]

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  January 2, 2022   No comments

She was just a Kid

Her name was Mary. She was probably 12 to 14 years old. She was just a child. She was naive and innocent. She was a virgin. As was the custom then, she was engaged, but not married. She became pregnant. Unwed mothers in that era were shamed radically. Sometimes they were killed. But God had […]

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  December 15, 2021   No comments
Am I ever thankful!!

Am I ever thankful!!

Thanksgiving brings the “thanks” or thankfulness out of most of us. That’s a good thing. It shows that we are taking a moment to pause and consider that which we are thankful for…and it’s the perfect time to express that. I am particularly thankful this year for what is happening here at West Ridge and […]

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  November 30, 2021   No comments
If I were God…

If I were God…

If I were God, I’d be thrilled. There’s a MAN singing in church. And, he’s raising his arm as he sings. Not only is he singing, he’s “into” his worship and praise. On top of that he most likely could care less if he’s singing a bit off key or off the beat. Nor does […]

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  August 20, 2021   No comments
UPDATE: Mask Policy

UPDATE: Mask Policy

We wanted to let you know West Ridge has recently changed our mask policy due to the latest CDC guidelines for those vaccinated. Mask-wearing will not be mandatory indoors at West Ridge for those vaccinated. We will not be checking whether or not any individual has been vaccinated. Masks are still welcome and once seated […]

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  May 28, 2021   No 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: Emily Ward – violin, viola, cello, bass Joe Nuccio – bass guitar Bruce Franklin – guitar Jeanne […]

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  April 19, 2021   No comments
Breakfast for the Homeless

Breakfast for the Homeless

Join others from West Ridge in serving the homeless in Elgin every fourth 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. Here are the details: • Service time […]

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  January 2, 2021   No comments