The Lights Fantastic Parade was fantastic! Once again, we won first place for our float, the 27th time in 28 years! Of course, I jest. Preparing the float for the parade takes a lot of time and effort and I thank everyone who helped put it together and the 22 folks who rode and walked the parade route.

Once again, I am reminded of the many who participate in the different ministries of The Ridge. A few Sundays ago, several stayed behind, raised the Christmas tree, and put up our decorations for the season. We all thank you!

While Christmas and all its responsibilities are already upon us, I want to share with you a few events that will make your Christmas most meaningful.

  • The Ridge Choir has been busy rehearsing the Cantata, “God Came Near”, which they will perform on Sunday, December 16, during worship.
  • Also, Jamie Robison has been working with our children on their Christmas program which will also be presented during worship on December 16, prior to the Cantata.
  • Then, our Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight service on December 24 begins at 5:30 p.m. The service is designed as a prelude to your Christmas Eve celebrations and will last about 30- 45 minutes. Dress is casual, come as you are. If possible, we ask that you bring a package of diapers for “Pregnancy Matters.” Find out more about their services at

It is by intention that we have limited our Christmas activities. However, it makes these scheduled events even more precious and I challenge you to make it a priority to not only be present but also be passionate about inviting and bringing family and friends with you. To make your inviting easier we have tickets for you to give out. Check the Welcome Center.

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