Updated April 18, 2019

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Scripture Reading Challenge:
April 15-21: Psam 57-58, John 20
April 22-28: Psalm 59-60, John 21

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Easter Schedule:
-Thursday, April 18, 6:30 PM - Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
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Saturday, April 20, 9:30-12:00 - Kid’s Eggstravaganza. There will be blow-up games and Easter Egg hunts for ages up through 4th grade.
-Sunday, April 21, Regular Sunday Schedule as we proclaim that “He Is Risen”

 
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Next Sunday, May 5, we will have a One-Worship-Sunday at 10:00 AM in the Gym for a “Celebration of Praise.” There will be no scheduled Connect Groups meeting that morning. Preschool Care will be available.



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Mother’s Day, May 12 - We will have a recognition of mothers and a Parent-Child dedication for children of all ages.  Contact the church office (919.477.5426 or ctaylor@Ridgecrest.cc) to sign up for the dedication.

We are receiving the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering this month to our help mission outreach through NAMB. You may make your check to RBC and note "Annie Armstrong" on the memo line.  Envelopes are available for your use at the Crossing and in the Fellowship Hall if you choose to do so. (Click on the King’s Church graphic for a message from Chad and Christy Ferrell about Annie Armstrong and their church planting adventure.)

 
 
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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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Dear Younger Me
Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:00 AM
Donation at the door
Ridgecrest Baptist Church – Gym and Sanctuary

 Join us for breakfast in the Gym then learn from some of our wiser ladies. Listen to a series of 5 minute “Ted Talks” from our own Ridgecrest ladies on advise they would give to their younger selves, while Amber Tsumas sings, Mercy Me’s “Dear Younger Me”.

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DURHAM RESCUE MISSION

* 8th Annual DRM Golf Classic, May 3rd at 9:00 am at the Hillandale Golf Course.  Golfers and Sponsors are needed.  

* 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 is 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 April 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 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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Baptists on Mission Disaster Relief Meeting:  April 28 at 4 PM - We are having an organizational/interest meeting for anyone who has gone through any disaster relief training sessions, and for anyone who wants to know more about opportunities to serve in Disaster Relief efforts.. Snacks are provided. No childcare is available.  If you have questions, you may contact Kim Vaughan by email (k.vaughan226@frontier.com) or phone at 919-606-4244.

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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)   

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER IS MAY 2:  Join Pastor Marc and others for prayer at CCB Plaza (Bull statue), downtown Durham, Noon-1PM (come for as much as you can).  

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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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The Daniel Plan - 40 Days to a Healthier Life by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen and Mark Hyman. This small group study is centered on five essentials that will launch your journey to health: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends.
With support from medical and fitness experts, it works for one simple reason: God designed your body to be healthy and He provided everything you need to thrive and live an abundant life.
Follow THIS LINK to watch the first video. 

After watching if you think this program is for you, then please join us Wednesdays in Room 401 at 6 PM.  We'll meet each week at the same time for about 45 minutes. Contact Janice Elrod if you have any questions (janice.elrod52@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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