Updated May 13, 2019

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Scripture Reading Challenge:
May 13-19: 1 Samuel 1-5
May 20-26: 1 Samuel 6-11
May 27 - June 2: 1 Samuel 12-17

 
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Our annual Kid’s Fishing Expo will be June 1 starting at 8 AM. Fishing, prizes, food, blow-up games, archery, and lots of other kid oriented stuff. A good time for the whole family. Invite your neighbors.

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GRADUATION Sunday:  
Graduation Sunday is June 9. Both High School & College graduates will be recognized at the Worship Service they attend.  If you want your graduate recognized, please contact Austin Tsumas (atsumas@ridgecrest.cc) or Shay Reyner (sreyner@ridgecrest.cc)
GRADUATE LUNCHEON:  For all graduates (HS & College) and their families on Sunday, June 9, following the 10:45 service. RSVP with # of people attending by calling the church office at 919.477.5426, or email rbcoffice@ridgecrest.cc, or sign up on the Connection Card beginning Sunday May 12.

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GRIEF SUPPORT:  Heartland Hospice is sponsoring a Grief support group here at Ridgecrest beginning on Thursday, May 9th, at 10:00am. This group will meet the second and fourth Thursdays each month in room 509 across from the church office. This group is about supporting those who have experienced loss in some shape or form. If you or someone you know has experienced loss, no matter how recently, please join us and encourage them to attend these meetings. Helping one another is the best way to journey through grief.  

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VBS 2019 – July 8th - 12th (9AM - 12Noon) – The Incredible Race
We are very excited about VBS 2019! The theme for this summer is "The Incredible Race." Join us each day as we study God's Word, play games, make crafts, learn music, and more. Stop by the volunteer registration table this Sunday or contact Joe Yandle and Julie Keeton to sign up to help at VBS.

Pictorial Directory - We are creating an online pictorial directory to help our people know one another better. The directory will be available via the web, a phone app, as well as a print version if desired. Click HERE to submit a your directory information..


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DURHAM RESCUE MISSION

* 2019 Spring victory Graduation, May 21st at 10:00 am at Main Campus.  Need guests to attend and encourage the new graduates and a sponsor for the lunch.  Approximately 250 individuals attend the lunch.

* Adopt-A-Room Good Samaritan Inn Renovation.  Room furnishings, and labor are needed.  A complete “Home” for a woman and her family is estimated to cost $10,000 - this includes electrical, plumbing, and renovation costs along with fixed furniture costs of Bunkbeds, guard rails, dresser drawers, mattresses, and flooring. 
Contact Janine Guadagno (stonehouserj@gmail.com) for info about any of this.

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Pregnancy Support Services - A Baby Bottle Fundraising campaign benefiting Pregnancy Support Services (PSS) will be held from Mothers Day through Fathers Day.  You will have the opportunity to pick up a baby bottle each Sunday during this month. The bottles will be in the foyer outside the sanctuary and in the fellowship hall. Please take the bottles home and fill it with silver change.  Bills or checks are fine as well!  All baby bottles are to be returned to the church on or before June 16th.

PSS  is also planning for a Durham satellite office  The following items are needed:  New or gently used maternity clothes (large and plus size), Bibs, Diapers (size 1 or 2), Baby wipes, Baby wash and shampoo, Boys and girls towel sets, Girls onesies (0-12 months), Boys and girls sleepers (0-6 months), Burp cloths. Place them in the bin in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Sherri Cockerham if questions (sherri.cockerham@gmail.com) 

You can view the PSS May Newsletter by clicking HERE

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Membership Matters is a one-time seminar for those wishing to find out more about membership at Ridgecrest.  Our next Membership Matters Seminar will be this Sunday, May 19, from 9:30 - 11:45 AM, in Room 404. Sign up via the Connection Card in your bulletin or by going HERE.

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Sherron Family Adoption Spaghetti Lunch & Dinner Fundraiser - Sunday, June 2 at Ridgecrest. 12:30pm and 5:30pm. To learn more about their adoption story or to donate online click here. To donate by check: Send a check payable to Lifesong for Orphans. On the memo line, please write "Sherron #8378" to ensure it is credited to their account. Please mail to: Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley IL 61744. 100% of your donation will be given to their adoption fund. The Sherron Family is so very thankful for your prayers, for taking the time to read their story, and for supporting them on their adoption journey. 

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PRAY LIKE THIS! 
 Join Pastor Marc and others for a multi-week study of the Lord's Prayer and what it means for us today.  Wednesday, 7 PM - Ages 18 & up - Room #509 (across from the church office)   

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TOGETHER WE CAN-HAITI:  Byambison & Morgan Pierre will be serving as in-country directors for Together We Can-Haiti. They are seeking spiritual and financial supporters. Go to twchaiti.org and follow the “Donations” link at the top of the page. 

Select their names to give a one-time or recurring monthly donation online. Checks payable to Together We Can- Haiti with “The Pierres” written in the memo line. All checks are mailed to Together We Can at 1416 Ewing Drive, Garner, NC 27529.   

Contact them at  thepierrepair@gmail.com

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If you are not already involved in a Connect Group at 8:15, 9:30, or 10:45 AM then this Sunday might be a great time to check one out. They are designed to help you make better connections here at Ridgecrest by connecting you to God, people, and community. If you are looking to grow in your faith then this would be an awesome NEXT STEP to take in your journey.

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