December 9: “Caroling Through Christmas Sing Along” Join us for caroling at 6:00 pm, in our back parking lot for Christmas Carrols. We’ll have hot chocolate, coffee, and snacks. We’re also planning on having a firepit and perhaps a special guest will stop by! We’re hopeful those of you in our community will stop by and join in the fun!
December 17: “Winter Harmony Concert” with Bethany Glendenning, Letisha Epperson, Mike Wheller, and Bob Stahl. Saturday, December 17, 2022, 6:00-7:00 pm with piano, drums, saxophone, and vocals – reception to follow. Come as you are but come early for best seating.
December 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 5:00 pm – with lots of music.
December 25: Christmas Day. There will be a broadcast of our Christmas Day service “Holiday Gathering” on Facebook at 9:00 am. Our church will be open for those who want to come and watch the service on a big screen also at 9:00 am. A greeter will meet you at the door.
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.
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.
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 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 Thursday each month at 7:00 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.
The KANSAS CITY AREA BLUEGRASS CLUB meets at The Ridge the FIRST FRIDAY of each month October through May. 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 had great success once again with our Drive-Thru in 2022. Check back next October to see what our schedule will be. thanks to all those who stopped by to say “Trick-orTreat” to us. We loved seeing you. And we also had a wonderful surprised young lady who was thrilled to win our $25.00 Walmart gift card!
Photo taken at an earlier indoor Trunk-or-Treat.