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July 19, 2019

Last Sunday, July 14, I shared the second message on the topic of race, “One Family, One Race, One Savior, One Family Reunion!” There has been really good and insightful feedback! For those of you who have responded with a comment or an email seeking to address ways that we can reach our increasingly multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community, “Thanks!” And, keep the comments and emails coming.

“Undivided: Your Church & Racial Reconciliation” is our Wednesday evening focus for the next few weeks. We got off to a great start and will continue this Wednesday. We meet on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in room #509. This is open to everyone. I’m interested in everyone hearing the content and engaging in the conversation. Please join us.


The hot and “dog days” of summer are here! Stay cool! Summer is a happening time at Ridgecrest: Vacations are taking place each week - enjoy / relax / refresh! We are dealing now with VBS and children’s camp follow-up. You may have heard that 25 children indicated their decision to follow Jesus during VBS! Please pray for us as we follow up and for the boys & girls as they comprehend all that it means to be a follower of Jesus. Our youth are at camp this week and having a great time. Our mission team leaves for “Country B” in a day or so.


THIS SUNDAY I will continue preaching a series of messages from the life of King David. This week we are looking at how to handle success. Statistics tell us that people do a much better job of handling adversity than handling success! While David dealt with success and failure, he certainly handled success with….. success! I hope you will join s on Sunday.

I will also have the privilege to share with you an exciting way that God has opened a door of ministry for us at Ridgecrest. I will be making an introduction in each worship service to inform you and ask for your prayers.

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Be sure to take note of what’s happening each week. These are the “dog days” of summer, but still an active and fruitful time of ministry and outreach.


  • . July 21 - RBC ministry opportunity and introduction

  • July 28 - Introduction of the current occupants of one of our mission houses

  • August 4 - Celebration of the Lord’s Supper in morning worship

  • August 11 - Deacon confirmation election

  • August 25 - 10 AM . Combined worship service and culmination of the “Faith In The Real World” sermon series.

  • September 1 - Annual RBC evening fellowship with the Durham Bulls. We’re on the party deck! Get your tix now!

Wednesdays for Adults, 7 PM, Room #509:

  • Undivided Study dealing with racial reconciliation in the church.

  • Resuming our study of the Lord’s Prayer

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Question for you - “Who’s YOUR ONE?!” Have you prayerfully identified someone with whom you will share the gospel of Jesus by your prayers, actions, invitation to church, and your story of faith? If so - Keep praying and looking for open doors. If not, ask God to impress you with someone so that they may come to know Him and experience eternal life!

Remember - It’s ALL about Jesus!

Pastor Marc