Sunday, November 8, 2020

Service Video

The Sunday service video will be livestreamed on Wednesday evening at 7pm here and on our Facebook page.

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Prayer List

Amplified Leaders Update

Last week, Justin spoke about one of our global missions projects called Amplified Leaders. Here’s an update to how your giving is Serving Others around the world! Here’s what they wrote:

Dear Partners,

We’re so grateful for your ongoing support and partnership in seeing pastors trained and leaders equipped worldwide!

You may have been wondering, how has COVID-19 impacted our global education efforts and training programs around the world? 

Well, just like so many other aspects of life, ministerial training programs have also had to pivot into new realities. Some trainings have been postponed, some have continued with adjusted methods (e.g. Bible Colleges in Africa), and still others continue without much change (e.g. Wesley Seminary Students Online).

Here are a couple highlights that I’d love to share with you:

2 New Pastors in Mizoram, India  

  • In the summer of 2020, the Mizoram District Conference of India identified a need for two new pastors to be trained and equipped for ministry. These individuals were chosen and asked to study toward a Bachelor of Divinity from John Robert Theological Seminary in Shillong, India.
  • Along with an accredited degree, these two will have the opportunity to fulfill requirements needed to become ordained pastors. Since the Mizoram District has lacked the resources needed to fund their ministerial education, we are excited to partner with them through our Amplified Leaders Initiative. This is possible because of your partnership.

19 Individuals Make Progress in Cambodia

  • We celebrate that after much hard work and preparation, there are currently seven Cambodian pastors being trained in the Oral Curriculum (OC) Program.  We have an additional 12 students participating in the OC who are very promising lay leaders.
  • The program has continued all throughout COVID, with some students working through lessons faster than planned because they are out of school, jobs or regular ministry involvement.

28 Students in Ghana Ministerial Training

  • Despite the complexities created by COVID-19, Ghana National Superintendent, Rev. Felix Baafi, reports that during 2020, “The current five instructors were fully equipped to deliver at all cost.” 
  • All three levels of training (Licensing, Commissioning, and Ordination) were offered at various stages and at various times.
  • Expressing appreciation, Rev. Baafi writes, “Thank you so much for all the efforts in getting Wesleyan theological education established in Ghana.”

As you pray, please remember our pastors around the world who are continuing to be trained as they strive to serve The Wesleyan Church where they live.

Amplifying Together,

Mike Morgan
Director of Executive Initiatives

 

New Prayer Ministry Begining!

The Ridge Church Prayer Team is ready to accept prayer requests. Just forward them to Marilyn Moore on Facebook Messenger, pass her a note or call 292 4776. All requests are kept confidential among team members but can be passed on to other small groups in our church if given permission. Some details may be helpful BUT not necessary. The requests will be added to our Facebook chat where all members will begin to pray. Stay tuned to our “Adopt a Teen” prayer program beginning November 1.

Heat Pumps Getting Installed!

Great news! The heat pumps are on their way. Our waiting paid off and we were approved for an NB Power rebate on the cost of the project. The plan is for everything to be installed on the week of November 16th. If you have any questions please feel free to contact pastor Mike. Thank you to all who give so generously!

 

 


Metrics

Last Sunday

In person: 84

Giving: $3395

 

Kids and Parents

Ridge Kids is back! If your child is going into Junior Kindergarten to going into Grade 5. The kids will be dismissed part way through the service to go downstairs.

Nursery

For Nursery content, please download the Parent Cue App.

Ridge Kids

To see the story video for both pre-teen and elementary, visit the 252 Studio page. They are posted on Monday morning. For additional content, please download the Parent Cue App.

November Spotify Playlist

Family Devotional (Elementary, Nov wk 2)
Family Devotional (Pre-teen, Nov wk 2)

Giving

During this time, we are encouraging e-transfer for tithes and offerings. To send an e-transfer, set the recipient as The Ridge Church and send it to “giving@theridgechurch.ca”. Set password as “offering”. If you want your offering designated, write that in the messages section, otherwise it will go to the General Fund. Auto-deposit is turned on.

You can also use the debit machine in the lobby, or place your offering in the boxes located in the lobby and sanctuary.

 

 

A Message About Masks

GNB has announced that masks are now manditory for all public spaces, including churches. This means that, for the entire time you are inside the church, you must wear a mask (unless you have a medical condition that prohibits you from doing so).

Also following GNB guidelines, people who are using a mic will not be required to use a mask while they’re speaking or singing, but will put it back on once they’re off the stage. From GNB: “Masks are required inside all places of worship and faith gatherings. An exception is made for a performer or officiant who is performing activities that require vocalization (like talking or singing) at a faith gathering, wedding, funeral, etc.”