The Ridge: A Community Church

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Call the office at The Ridge at 816-353-1435

Tuesday thru Thursday, 9:00am – 4:00 pm with your questions.

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Here you’ll find calendar of activities, quarterly newsletter, and occasional local information as we continue ‘Connecting People Along The Way’.
Contact our church office at 816-353-1435 with any questions.
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00 am-12:00noon and 1:00-4:00pm.

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Coming AUGUST 10, 2024 – 9:30 to 11:30 am. – just in time to get your school supplies!

Please come and join the fun. Meet some new people, let the kids play, have some popcorn and get your schools supplies – all in one stop.

Watch for more information here and on our Facebook page.

Church Family Dinners

Every Third Thursday 

Serving 5:30-6:00 pm. Church Family come and stay as long as you like.

Break bread together, vist and enjoy the fellowship.

Check church bulletins for menu offerings.


On August 23rd at 7:00pm, our church will host a Community Night of Worship for all the local churches in Kansas City, Raytown, and Independence.  Our desire is to come together in a unified spirit of worship and invite everyone in our communities.  We will minister through various forms of music, prayer, and scripture reading.  Let us worship together as the unified body of Christ!

AUGUST 23, 7:00 PM  – JOIN US!




We ring and sing from 10:00 – 11:50am at John Knox Village Assisted Care. 

We start with those in Memory Care 2, and then hop over to the Memory Care 1. 
Then we ring and sing for the residents eating lunch in the Fireside Restaurant from 11:20 – 11:50am.

The Blessing of the Animals!

Bring your pets and a lawn chair to The Ridge for the Blessing of the Animals  service on Sunday, October 6th at 10:00am.

Bring your cats, dogs, birds, snakes, hampsters, all pets are welcome!

They’ll all be  blessed by Pastor Anchul. 

And pray for good weather!

Kansas City Area Bluegrass Club

Every first Friday, October through April here at The Ridge
the members of the Kansas City Area Bluegrass Club
gather and play for fun and entertainment. 

It’s an all FREE family friendly fun night beginning at 7:00
and lasting till 10:00 pm. 
Refreshments such as chili, hot dogs, chips, cookies and desserts
are often served by the United Women In Faith.



⇓    Monthly CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES and small groups.    ⇓

On February 1, 2019, the scouting program decided to accept girls and the Boy Scouts of America changed its name from Boy Scouts to Scouts BSA.     

Now Cub Scouting can combine boys and girls’ dens or have separate dens where they share hands on learning and achievement.

The boys and girls of Scouts BSA still experience the traditional scouting involvement as before.  Boy and girl troops can be linked together in the same Charter Organization where they have separate leadership and can meet at the same location.

The Ridge has supported our troop and pack 269 for 75 years in March 2023. We hope to have a 75th anniversary open house to celebrate this. Troop 269 now has more than 302 Eagle Scouts.

Troop leaders, volunteers, and families dedicate their time and talents continuing to make this a quality program. The success of scouting depends on our volunteers who serve in a variety of leadership roles so young people may benefit from our scouting ministry.

The Prayer Shawl ministry team knits, crochets, and prays as they use their time and talents in service. Their beautifully made shawls, after being prayed upon, are given to those needing comfort. To date they have distributed over 450 shawls around the community.  Contact the church office for information about joining the group.

The primary purpose of this program is to provide a safe and enriching day out for older adults who cannot be left alone while their caregiver is provided a much-needed break from their caregiving responsibilities. Call our church office at 816-353-1435 Tuesday – Thursday 9:00-4:00 pm for questions about Breaktime. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for a caregiver to have a break one day a week and enjoy some personal time. Breaktime is sponsored by Shepherd Center of Raytown. You’ll find more information about Breaktime under the programs tab on their website.

Do you enjoy playing cards and socializing with others?  The women of “Connecting Hands” would like to invite you to join them on the 4th Wed. of the month February thru October from 12:30 till 3:30 pm.  They play “Hand and Foot” and have a table for Bridge players. Please call the church for information or to let them know you’re coming to visit and they will be looking for you!  Join in the fun – it’s a great way to socialize, and enjoy fellowship.  

The Ridge Book Club celebrated its twelfth anniversary in September 2021.  Started in 2009 by two women the group has read over 100 books ranging from mystery, adventure, favorite children’s books, romance, non-fiction, and others. Some original members are still in the group, and we have been blessed to welcome others to the group who have become good friends.  Meeting on the third Wednesday each month at 2:00 pm, we always begin with a delicious treat followed by a lively discussion with different members leading each week.  If you have questions, or would like to visit, please call the church.

Golden Key Club is an organization for retired men and women who like to have Fun, Fellowship and good Food.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12:00 noon for a catered meal ranging in price from $5.00 to $10.00.  After the meal there’s a short business meeting followed by entertainment.  Please call the church office for reservations or for more information. 

Golden Key Club began in 1973 when two ladies saw a need for older adults to meet together, for spiritual growth and social interaction.  So, 46 years later they are still going strong and loving it.  Feel free to join them! If you don’t care to come for the meal but would like to hear the program, come ahead at 1:00 – they’ll welcome you!

The KANSAS CITY AREA BLUEGRASS CLUB meets at The Ridge the FIRST FRIDAY of each month October through April.  We hope you’ll come out some Friday night to check out the music. It’s all FREE – people from all walks of life love bluegrass music and the club meetings allow them a place to gather . . .  and it’s a safe, fun place for families with their children to submerge them in a truly American music.

Bluegrass First Fridays at The Ridge start Friday, October 7th, 2022, at 7:00 pm and it’s all FREE!

There’s jamming throughout the rooms downstairs where friends come together to play, meet other pickers, hear new music and make new friends. Bring your instrument and join in the fun.  There will be simple refreshments offered by the United Women in Faith for a nominal charge.

We’ll be having a drive thru Trunk-or-Treat on October 31 that we’re calling Drive-Thru Boo, from 5:30-7:00pm. Since Covid, we’ve been very successful doing the drive thru and will continue again this year. Please come and see us – no one needs to leave their car. We’ll pass candy right thru the window!

You and your family are able to stay warm and stay safe.




We ring and sing from 10:00 – 11:50am at John Knox Village Assisted Care located at 1704 NW O’Brien, LSMO, 64081. 

We start with those in Memory Care 2, and then hop over to the Memory Care 1. Then we ring and sing for the residents eating lunch in the Fireside Restaurant from 11:20 – 11:50am.

Children’s Church 10:30 am

One Church / Two Services

Both Worship Services are on Facebook livestream every Sunday morning.  Traditional at 9:00 am and Contemporary at 10:30 am.

Three Adult Sunday School classes:
  8:00 am Good Samaritan Class*
  8:00 am Covenant Class
  10:00 am Builders Class

*Adults with physical and developmental disabilities; opportunity to apply bible lessons to daily Christian living.

Children Church at 10:30 am.