Worship this week at 11:00 am via Facebook Live & Zoom, or watch any time on YouTube.
"Again and Again: We Draw on Courage"

Mark 11:1-11      Rev. Russ Boyd preaching


This week in worship we will focus on Jesus' entry into Jerusalem on a donkey as people gathered and waved palm branches, shouting "Hosanna!" Come see what we can learn from that event today!
Holy Week is one of the most important weeks of the Christian year. This year we will offer opportunities to  worship together in new ways! Come to worship and invite a friend as we dive into this story of Jesus' death and resurrection that reminds us that hope and love and life always has the final say!

Remember: For all in-person events at church, masks and distancing are required, and we request that you stay home if you are feeling sick. Thanks so much for helping us keep each other safe!

Today (Friday): 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Stop by the church for a few minutes so we can film you waving a palm branch and saying "Hosanna!" for our Palm Sunday worship video.

Palm Sunday, March 28



9:30 am: Palm Parade Outside!

We will gather outside in the church courtyard at 9:30 am to wave our palm branches and follow a live donkey around the building in a palm parade as we remember when Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey! Kids (and adults) can take pictures with the donkey and get a special treat to take home and eat as you watch the Palm Sunday worship service online at 11:00 am.

11:00 am: Palm Sunday Worship

Our full Palm Sunday worship service will be online on Zoom, Facebook & YouTube!  

Maundy Thursday Picnic, Thursday, April 1 at 6:00 pm



On Maundy Thursday we remember Jesus' last supper with his friends and disciples. In memory of this we will gather around tables together! Bring your own dinner and drinks and we will have tables set up physically distanced outside so that we can enjoy a meal in community.

You are also encouraged to bring items for Will Be Fed bags for our neighbors so they can eat too!  Needed items include individually packaged: water bottles, sweet snacks, non perishable fruit (apple sauce, fruit cups), non-perishable protein (peanut butter crackers, protein bars, Vienna sausage, nuts), and salty snacks (chips, goldfish, pretzels).


Good Friday,  April 2

Good Friday: Reading of the Gospel of Mark
On Good Friday we will stream a video of a reading of the Gospel of Mark read by members of Ridglea, South Hills & Community Christian Churches. The video will be available on Facebook and YouTube, so take time some time on Good Friday to dive deeply into the story of Jesus. Thanks to Nolan McDonald, Taylor Condre, and Carlos Saenz for being our readers from Ridglea.

Good Friday: 24 Hour Prayer Vigil


On the night before Jesus' death he asked his disciples to stay up and pray with him. We will spend the night in prayer! You are invited to sign up for an hour to pray. You can choose to pray in the sanctuary or at home. All overnight hours will be done at home. Use the link below to sign up:

Prayer Vigil Sign Up


Easter Sunday, April 4


9:30 am: Simple Easter Worship Outdoors

Join us outside for a short worship of music and scripture as we celebrate the good news that Christ is risen! 

11:00 am: Easter Worship And Baptism Service

Our full Easter worship will be online on Zoom, Facebook & YouTube! It will include the baptisms of several of our amazing youth.

Sunday, April 11

11:00 am: Kids Easter Pageant
Our children and teenagers will lead us in telling the good news of Jesus. You don't want to miss this!

 
Church Work Day
Saturday, March 27 at 10:00 am


We are still in the clean up phase from the damage done to the church during the winter storm. On Saturday we will move lots of items to pods or dumpsters so we can begin to remove the damaged floors and walls. See you there!
Once a month we join with our friends at Community Christian Church to share food with our neighbors! All ages and abilities are welcomed!

COVID Vaccine

The vaccine is now available in our community for everyone 16 and older!

If your doctor thinks the vaccine is safe for you, this is a great way to protect yourself and our community. To sign up, contact your doctor or register using the link below.
Tarrant County Vaccine Registration
You can also register now with CVS, Walmart, or Perrones Pharmacy.  If you need help getting registered let the church office know! 

If you need help, contact Allison (allison@ridgleachristian.org)

Bible Study Podcast

Every other week our Ridglea pastors join with the pastors at Community Christian Church and South Hills Christian Church to imagine together how God is calling us to be the church this day!  

You can find the podcasts coming out every other Monday morning. Click the "Podcasts" link on our website or subscribe in Apple Podcasts, or search for "New Church for a New Day" in your favorite podcast app.
In Person or On Zoom
This class is beginning a new study on the prophets! All are welcome. You can join in the church foyer (we will be distanced with the doors open with masks) or online. If you would like a study book, let the church office know.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88956846059
Meeting ID:889 5684 6059
The Disciples Sunday School Class is continuing their study of the Gospel of Matthew.  All are welcome!

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84724873091

Youth Group: 4:00 pm
Grades 3-12


This week the amazing Katherine Smith will lead us in tie-dye-ing! We will consider how Jesus' resurrection brings new hope and color to our lives and what that means for us. Bring something white to tie-dye (a shirt, shoes, a bag, a pillowcase...anything!). We will have a few extra shirts for those who can't come. If you want to join on Zoom and then tie-dye at home let Allison know by Sunday morning so we can set up to include Zoom paricipants.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/485507362
Meeting ID: 485 507 3621


Children's Sunday School 


Children's Sunday School will not meet this week.  Instead, we will gather in the church courtyard for the Palm Parade following the donkey at 9:30 AM
Let's play together!  All families with kids are invited to come to the park next Saturday to play together!
 

Refugee Services Donations

Community Care Updates

Rev. Catherine DeMoss, who served with us while Russ was deployed, has moved home from the hospital after her cancer diagnosis. She is in remission but continues regular chemo therapy to keep the cancer at bay.  You can send her mail at 406 W Lexington Ave Danville KY 40422

Bill Tosh has been moved to skilled nursing rehab in Weatherford after long hospitalization at MDAnderson.  Cards can be sent to Christi & Bill's home address found in the directory.  If you want to join in supporting the Tosh family in additional ways reach out to Allison!

Will Be Fed Bags

We are always taking items to contribute to our Will Be Fed Bags. Each bag includes a protein items (nuts, peanut butter cracker, beef jerky, pop top shelf stable meats), salty snacks (individual packed pretzels, chips, crackers), sweet snacks (individual packed cookies, candies, fruit snacks, etc), a fruit item, a water bottle, and a kind note.

Drop them off on Allison’s porch or contact a pastor to find a time to drop them off at the church. Thanks for your help in this ministry with our neighbors!

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