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This Sunday in Worship: Christ IS King

Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, ‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ Jesus answered, ‘Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?’ Pilate replied, ‘I am not a Jew, am I? … Read More

Deck the Halls at Ridgewood Park!

Join us on Wednesday, November 29 at 6:30p.m. in the sanctuary to “Deck our Halls” for Christmas. Everyone is welcome to help make our church ready for the holiday. Please contact Laura Wegener at lawbass@sbcglobal.net for more information.

Poinsettia Orders November 26-December 10

Honor loved ones by dedicating a poinsettia to decorate our worship spaces for Christmas.  Poinsettias are $12 each, and we’ll take orders November 26 -December 10th.  Your purchased plant may be taken home after the 5:30p.m. Christmas Eve Service.  Order … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Thank You

In our modern culture, we find ourselves continually busy and preoccupied. We become addicted to the fast pace of life and instant gratification. What if we were to slow down and be thankful for what we already have and are? … Read More

Help is needed to provide Thanksgiving baskets

Help is needed to provide Thanksgiving meals for families in need.  If you can help, please use the sign up genius below or contact Sherry Lundswick at slundswick@att.net or 214-534-8062 to let her know how you can help.  Thank you! … Read More

RPC Thanksgiving Lunch-November 19th

All are welcome to join us Sunday at 12:30p.m.  for our annual Thanksgiving meal.  We are thankful for those in our church family who have volunteered to continue this RPC tradition.  

This Sunday in Worship: Putting God to the Test

Is it appropriate to test God? How can we put God to the test? Perhaps it is not so much putting God to the test as it is testing our faith. Come Sunday and let’s have some open and honest … Read More

Feed the Homeless – this weekend!

HELP IS NEEDED to Feed the Homeless this weekend! Austin Street Shelter- Saturday, November 11 (food drop off)- Help is needed to prepare food for the residents of Austin Street Shelter.  We are requesting sandwiches (only peanut butter/jelly, or turkey/cheese, … Read More

RPC Thanksgiving Lunch-November 19th

What better way to prepare for a season of thankfulness than to gather together as a church family and share a delicious meal.  Join us for our annual Thanksgiving meal next Sunday, November 19th, 12:30p.m. in the gym. We are … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Blessed are the Saints

We miss are friends and relatives that have made their eternal home with God. We miss seeing them, touching them, hearing their words of wisdom. What is the legacy they leave for us? Where do our saints find themselves now? … Read More

UMW Auction and Lunch Sunday, November 5!

UMW Presents: The Vickie Thompson Memorial-Score 1 for Missions-Sunday, November 5, 12:30-2:30p.m.  Lunch, Auction and Bake Sale.  Tickets are $10/Adults and $5/Children (12 & under) and available from any UMW member or you may purchase at the door.  Proceeds will … Read More

Daylight Savings Time Ends This Sunday!

Daylight Savings Time Ends  this Sunday, November 5th at 2:00a.m.  Don’t forget to “fall back” and set your clocks back one hour  before you go to bed or you’ll be an hour early for church!

This Sunday in Worship: What Keeps You Up at Night? Peer Pressure!

But my friends are doing it! If I don’t do it, I will stick out more than I already do! Everyone else is doing it, so that makes it okay, right? Peer Pressure can be a very powerful motivator and … Read More

Halloween Carnival – Tuesday, October 31st

Halloween Carnival–Tuesday, October 31 – 6:00-8:00pm. This annual tradition is one of our community outreach events where we welcome lots of kids from Dan D. Rogers and around the neighborhood! We need your help!  Please bring bags of Halloween candy … Read More

UMW Presents: Score 1 for Missions

It’s almost Kick Off Time for our Vickie Thompson Memorial Score 1 for Missions Tailgate  Sunday, November 5 from 12:30 -2:30p.m.   Purchase tickets!  This Sunday, at church or WNL,  We’d love for you to go ahead and purchase so we have a better head count … Read More

This Week in Worship: What Keeps You Up At Night?

Christians often have fears that plague our faith journey like monsters underneath our beds. They lurk in the shadows and we had rather close our eyes and pretend not to notice. One of those fears is punishment. What if we … Read More

Annual Charge Conference Sunday, October 22

Annual Charge Conference-Sunday, October 22nd, 6:00p.m. White Rock UMC, 1450 Old Gate Lane, Dallas.  Ad Council members are encouraged to attend.  Everyone is invited to attend.

RPC Annual Halloween Carnival

Tuesday, October 31 – 6:00-8:00pm. This annual tradition is one of our community outreach events where we welcome lots of kids from Dan D. Rogers and around the neighborhood! We need your help!  During the month of October, please donate … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Children Get It!

Children’s Sabbath this Sunday- Children are very perceptive and often see spiritual truths that escape us as adults. Children remind us of wonder, excitement, exploration, and simplicity. As adults, we often forget these very important elements especially in our journey … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Raising the Bar: A Disciple Serves!

I am so busy and I just don’t have time to attend a bible study, a community meal, or a mission and service opportunity. There is always next year when things settle down in my life! Does this sound familiar? … Read More

World Communion Sunday – October 1

This Sunday as we gather at the Lord’s Table, we will celebrate World Communion Sunday.  Our communion offering will go to support Union Coffee House.  We’ll be treated with special communion bread made by our Ridgewood Park children.  

Intentional Parenting Class – Begins October 15

Beginning Sunday, October 15th, a new class for Parents is being offered during the Sunday School hour at Ridgewood Park. (10:30-11:30).  Intentional Parenting: 10 Ways to be an Exceptional Parent in a “Quick Fix” World.  The workshop/class is a 5 week … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Raising the Bar

A faithful disciple lives in communication with our closest partner who loves us – God. We participate in this relationship through prayer. We also practice disciplines to help us grow in that relationship – bible study, reading of scripture.What is … Read More

Dan D. Rogers Backpack Program

The Backpack program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children at Dan D. Rogers at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations.  These are the items we would like to include in … Read More

Second Annual Cookie Caper – This Sunday!

Second Annual Cookie Caper –Be sure to stop by the tables outside the Sanctuary and Ministry Centers on Sunday to purchase cookies. All monies will go to continue funding the G.A.P Food Distribution Program and the Backpack Program.   Thanks for … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Raising the Bar

A faithful disciple promises to give gifts to our church family. What does this mean? Do you feel that you have little to offer? Perhaps you struggle with where to start? Will people notice? Is giving to the church only … Read More

Hurricane Relief Cleaning Buckets

This Sunday,  we will assemble the cleaning buckets for UMCOR Hurricane clean-up during the Sunday School hour (10:30a.m.) in the gym.  Everyone is invited to help!  If you signed up to bring items for the buckets, don’t forget to bring … Read More

Second Annual Cookie Caper September 24th

United Methodist Woman is  sponsoring the Second Annual Cookie Caper Sunday, September 24th.  They will sell homemade cookies to benefit the G.A.P. Food Program. There will be 3 different sized boxes to choose from to fill with your choice of cookies. They will be … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Raising the Bar

This Sunday we’re starting a new 4-week sermon series:  Raising the Bar.   What is expected of a member of Ridgewood Park Church? What is expected of a follower of Jesus Christ? We remember our baptismal and membership vow to serve … Read More

Hurricane Harvey Relief Help!

We love Texas and we love all Texans!  The images coming to us from the Houston area are overwhelming. A lot of us have personal connections to friends and family who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  Let’s join together … Read More

Wednesday Bible Study with Bill

Bible Study with Pastor Bill-The Beginning  Let’s journey through Genesis one step at a time and see the wonderful  beauty that tells us of our origin as God’s beloved people.   Wednesdays beginning September 13 through December 6th. There will be … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Hello My Name is _____________

Do you think about God often? Weekly? Daily? Who is God to you? Does your life revolve around God? What is the importance of God in our lives? If you were to meet God faceto- face, would you have to … Read More

Hurricane Harvey – How You Can Help!

We love Texas and we love all Texans!  The images coming to us from the Houston area are overwhelming. A lot of us have personal connections to friends and family who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  Let’s join together … Read More

Church office closed Monday, September 4th

The church office will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.  We hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend!

This Sunday in Worship: Come and See

You know the moment – you are about to eat dinner and all is calm, just then there is a knock at your door and someone is there wanting to help you to find Jesus. Was he missing? Witnessing to … Read More

Children’s Choir at RPC

The children’s choir at RPC is gearing up for another wonderful season.  We welcome all children, ages Pre-K to 6th grade. Throughout the school year, children will sing in worship, participate in musicals, and perform at various events.  Each Wednesday … Read More

Wednesday Night Live is Back September 6!

Join us to kick off the WNL season, September 6th.  Wednesday Night Live is a fun, casual get-together during the school year.  We gather to share a meal together followed by fellowship and great conversation.  We’re serving fried chicken, mac … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Youth Sunday!

Join us this Sunday for a very special service and hear about the youth summer mission trips and their experience at BigStuf beach camp, as well as testimonies from students.  You won’t want to miss hearing how lives were changed this … Read More

Promotion Sunday, 3rd Grade Bibles and Backpack Blessing

Sunday, August 27th, children will be promoted to their new grade in Sunday school, and 3rd graders will receive their Bibles in both worship services. Children are invited to bring their backpacks to church. During the children’s sermon, we will … Read More

United Methodist Men’s Annual Garage Sale – October 14

Save the date and start cleaning out your closets!  The United Methodist Men’s annual garage sale will be Saturday, October 14, 8:00a.m. in the gym.  Items can be dropped off beginning at 3:00p.m., Thursday, October 12.  Muscle power is needed … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Heroes Trust!

A heroic faith requires us to have trust in God, in faith, and in others. Some superheroes might be convinced that they can solve all the problems in the world on their own. Why trust in someone or something else? … Read More

G.A.P. Food Assistance Program – Date Change

G.A.P. Food Distribution-  PLEASE NOTE:  The dates have been changed for food distribution to Friday, August 18th.  Volunteers for sorting needed at 3:00pm in the Ministry Center. Saturday morning volunteers are needed at 10:30a.m. to help clients get their food … Read More

Help is needed for Austin Street Homeless Shelter!

We are still in need of lots of lunch sacks of sandwiches, fruit, boiled egg, snack and fruit drink for this Sunday, August 13th. Please let Sherry Lundswick know how many you can bring.  slundswick@att.net  Food items are to be … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Heroes Serve!

If we were a hero, what kind of hero would we be? What would that look like? What would your superpowers be? What would your normal life look like? Would your life be spent serving others or serving yourself? Why … Read More

G.A.P. Food Assistance Program

GAP Food Program with Crossroads Community Services-Our next distribution date is Friday, August 11th.  There are several ways you can help.  If you have a pickup truck or large SUV,  we need someone who can pick up the food at … Read More

Feed the Homeless at Austin Street Shelter

Austin Street Shelter-Next weekend is  our next Feed the Homeless date:  Saturday/Sunday August 12 and 13.  Food  drop off will be on Saturday with food delivery on Sunday.   Click here to donate food:  Sign Up

This Week in Worship: Heroes Promote Peace!

Where is this kingdom of God that Christians keep talking about?  The kingdom of God does not always appear to be succeeding in the world, especially in the Church itself. Is it easy to lose confidence in God’s kingdom as … Read More

G.A.P. Food Assistance Program

Our next distribution date is Friday, August 11th. We need someone with a pick-up truck to help us pick up the food at 2:00pm at Crossroads Community Center. Several families are from the Oasis Global Mission Church that meets at … Read More

Youth – We need your help!

Work Day in Youth Room-Youth, we need your help!  Stay after church on Sunday and help us get the upstairs ready for kitchen remodel and carpet installation this week.  12:30-3:00p.m. pizza served for lunch!  See Sara if you need more … Read More

This Week in Worship: New Sermon Series-A Hero Will Rise

It seems that the world is so full of hatred, violence, anger, and injustice. We need a hero to rise up and save the day! Where is Superman? Where is Batman? Where is Wonder Woman? Perhaps, you are the hero … Read More

Wilkinson Center Food Pantry Champions!

We have two more weeks for the July Wilkinson Center Food Pantry Champions.   Let’s finish strong!  Requested items:   Canned veggies, canned fruit, canned meats, corn bread mixes, biscuit mixes, flour, sugar, condiments, ketchup, mustard, mayo, salt, pepper, cooking oil. Always … Read More

G.A.P Food Assistance Program with Crossroads Community Services

We had our first food distribution to 14 families last weekend. It went pretty well for our first time and getting a chance to meet and visit with the families was truly a wonderful experience. Eleven of these families are … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Wonder Women of the Bible

This Sunday we welcome  Rev. Mike Baughman, who will lead us in worship.  Mike is the Community Curator and founding pastor for Union Coffee House. The editor for Flipping Church (2016), Mike is eager to encounter and support those on the innovative … Read More

Wilkinson Food Pantry Champions

Wilkinson Center Food Pantry-RPUMC will be the Wilkinson Center Food Pantry Champions for the month of July. Each week, we will focus on a different meal and finish up the month with additional needs for the Pantry.  This Sunday, July … Read More

Youth Beach Trip – July 16-21

We have 51 youth and leaders leaving today for Big Stuf Beach Camp in Florida.  Please keep the youth and leaders in your prayers this week. They return July 21.

This Week in Worship: Profiles in Courage

Join us Sunday morning for worship!  We take a look at a Daniel 1:1-17, Daniel’s training in Babylon.   See you at 9:30am in the Sanctuary or 11:35am in the Ministry Center.

Urgent Help for Wilkinson Center Food Pantry Needed!

During the month of July, RPUMC is a Food Partner, meaning we are the main source of food donations that come into their food pantry. Last Sunday was our first collection and with so many out of pocket, due to … Read More

This Week in Worship: Deeper-Get Out!

Jesus would often hang out with undesirables and even called undesirables like tax collectors into ministry. Why wouldn’t Jesus just stay at the temple or synagogue? Why wouldn’t John Wesley just stay in a cathedral? Why did both of these … Read More

Bring a Meal/Share a Meal this Sunday

This Sunday, as we gather together at the Lord’s Table to share in Holy communion, please remember to bring items for the Wilkinson Center. RPUMC will be the Wilkinson Center Food Pantry Champions for the month of July. Each week, … Read More

ONE Service – July 2, 10:30a.m.

A reminder that we’ll have ONE service on Sunday, July 2, 10:30am. in the Sanctuary.  Immediately after the service, join us a for a good old- fashioned summer indoor picnic in the gym. Watermelon and ice cream will be served … Read More

This Sunday in Worship – Deeper: Be Prepared!

Join us for week 3 of our sermon series Deeper:  Living Life Outside the Fishbowl.     Why is coming to church important? Why is learning about God often so boring and shallow? Why can’t I just sleep in on … Read More

Vacation Bible School begins June 26

We are excited to welcome over 200 kids for a wonderful week of VBS fun!  Monday-Thursday,   9:00a.m. to noon.  VBS Family Celebration Thursday, June 29, 11:45a.m. in the gym.   VBS Set Up – Help is needed today to move all … Read More

ONE Service this Sunday, June 25

Don’t forget….ONE Service this Sunday, June 25, 10:30a.m. in the Sanctuary.

This Week in Worship: Deeper – I’m Hungry!

Where is your passion? Do you think of God when you think of passion and purpose? How can we find passion and purpose in God when there are so many things that compete for our attention? Do you find passion … Read More

Father’s Day Shopping at Amazon!

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 18 and don’t forget to shop for the men in your life at https://smile.amazon.com/   Be sure to list Ridgewood Park UMC as your charity of choice and we’ll receive a portion of all … Read More

Breakfast for VBS Volunteers

Vacation Bible School will be held June 26 through June 29 and we would like to show our VBS Leaders our appreciation by providing them with a ‘grab and go’ breakfast each morning. If you can help, please sign-up by clicking the … Read More

This Sunday is Worship: Deeper-Living Life Outside the Fishbowl

We’re kicking off the new sermon series Deeper:  Living Life Outside the Fishbowl. This week we’ll take a look at Luke 5:4-11 – Deep Water. Our faith in God pushes into places where we are not comfortable and places that … Read More

High School Mission Trip

Please remember in prayer our 25  students and adults as they travel to Mobile, Alabama for the Senior High Mission Trip. They leave Saturday, June 10 and  return June 17th.   

Amazon and Father’s Day

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th and dad loves Amazon!  Don’t forget to shop at smile.amazon.com (choose Ridgewood Park as your charity) and Amazon will donate to Ridgewood Park United Methodist Church.

This Sunday in Worship: Pentecost – Bring the Fire

The Christian church was birthed by the Holy Spirit. That was so, so long ago. Isn’t the church dying? Isn’t the Methodist church dying? Shouldn’t we just give up and stop trying? What does this say about the Holy Spirit? … Read More

Youth Summer Trip Meeting Sunday, June 4

This Sunday, June 4, 12:30p.m. in the Ministry Center.  Mandatory for both student and one parent to attend.  Please contact Sara Orr for more information.  saraorr@ridgewoodparkchurch.org

Pentecost Sunday – Wear Red!

This  Sunday, June 4, we will celebrate Pentecost  and the “birthday” of the church.  Pentecost means “fiftieth day” and it is celebrated 50 days from Easter Sunday.  In remembrance of this joyous occasion, we invite all who are present to wear something … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Before I Die…I Want to Find Peace

We’re wrapping up this sermon series with a look at Mark 1:35. Our final days in life are not the only times when we can slow down and find peace. We must cultivate methods and ways to experience and live … Read More

Pentecost Sunday – June 4

Pentecost Sunday-  Next Sunday, June 4, we will celebrate Pentecost  and the “birthday” of the church.  Pentecost means “fiftieth day” and it is celebrated 50 days from Easter Sunday.  In remembrance of this joyous occasion, we invite all who are present to … Read More

Church Office Closed Monday, May 29th

The church office will be closed  Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.  Have a safe holiday weekend!

This Sunday in Worship: Before I Die…I Want to Find Joy!

Part 3 of this sermon series finds us taking a look at Psalm 23.   We spend much of our lives living in the “valley of the shadow of death” instead of finding and living in joy. We so desperately … Read More

Pie Auction this Sunday – 12:30pm!

Immediately following the second service, please join us for a taco bar lunch and our Annual Pie Auction. Our Pie Auction helps support our summer youth trips as well as our year-round youth activities.   Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase … Read More

VBS Wish List

VBS Wish List “Grab Board”  One way we are fortunate to offer VBS as a free ministry to our community is to rely on generous donations from our Ridgewood Park church family.  We have set up a VBS “Wish List … Read More

This Week in Worship: Before I Die…I Want To Find Love

Sunday is Mother’s Day and we’ll honor all women in attendance with a special blessing! Join us for part 2 of the sermon series Before I Die… Three people stand on a desolate road and say their final goodbyes. Life … Read More

Be Our Guest at Wednesday Night Live May 17!

Our last WNL of this school year – May 17 Take the night off from cooking and join us for a fried chicken meal complete with all the fixings and cobbler and ice cream for dessert!  Dinner is only $5 … Read More

Help! We still need food for Austin Street Shelter!

Help is needed to provide food for the residents of Austin Street Shelter this weekend.   On Sunday, May 14th, RPUMC  is responsible for breakfast and lunch sacks for the homeless at Austin Street Shelter. Every quarter, our church takes breakfast … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Before I Die… (New 4-part Sermon Series)

What’s on your bucket list? Is there a mountain you’ve always dreamed of scaling? A huge, audacious goal you’ve always wanted to tackle? Just a longing to sink your toes into the ocean for the first time? Is there a … Read More

Feed the Homeless – May 13 & 14

Help is needed to provide lunches for the residents of Austin Street Homeless Shelter. Lunch sacks should include the following: ham/cheese, turkey/cheese, bologna/cheese sandwich using NO condiments or PB&J. You may add a fresh fruit of your choice, hardboiled egg, … Read More

Pie Auction – Youth Fundraiser May 21st!

Sunday, May 21, 12:30p.m.  Immediately following the second service, please join us for a taco bar lunch and our Annual Pie Auction. Our Pie Auction helps support our summer youth trips as well as our year-round youth activities.   Don’t miss … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Confirmation Sunday! ONE Service at 10:30a.m.

Don’t forget… just ONE service this Sunday at 10:30a.m. in the Sanctuary.   Be sure and join us for this very special service as we celebrate 25 confirmands who have studied, prayed and heard God’s call to full membership in our church. … Read More

Feed the Homeless – Food Drop Off May 13th

Feed the Homeless  food drop off Saturday, May 13th – Help is needed to provide lunches for the residents of Austin Street Homeless Shelter. Lunch sacks should include the following: ham/cheese, turkey/cheese, bologna/cheese sandwich using NO condiments or PB&J. You … Read More

Music and Arts Camp – Registration Deadline April 30!

Deadline to register is  Sunday, April 30 and space is limited so sign up TODAY!  The Slingshot Heard Around the World, the story of David and Goliath.  July 31-August 4. 9:00a.m. – 3:00pm.  Culminating performance is Friday, August 4, 6:00p.m.  … Read More

Youth Climb for Congo this Sunday!

YOUTH!  Join us as we raise funds for the Congo Restoration and help children in the Congo attend school! Meet at Summit Rock Climbing at 9201 Forest Ln (between Abrams and Greenville) at 6:00p.m. Bring $20 (includes climbing fees and … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: When Pigs Fly and Donkeys Talk!

Why observe a Sunday where we bless and consider the impact of pets? Why would pause from our chaotic and hectic lives to consider the value of God’s good creation? Are there lessons we can learn from creation? Let’s have … Read More

Blessing of the Animals Sunday, April 23

Bring your pets (with leashes, cages, or in your arms, please) for a special time of blessing  this Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  We will have a brief time of prayer and individual blessings for your furry, scaly, or feathery family members.  … Read More

Vacation Bible School – Hero Central!

“Take kids on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to … Read More

Easter Sunday in Worship: The Gospel of the Nobodies- Jesus of all

Resurrection Sunday is almost here. This has been a humbling and fearful journey walking with Jesus towards the cross. We have considered the many ways Jesus challenged the religious authorities, as well as each of us. In the days leading … Read More

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 15

All are welcome to the annual Ridgewood Park Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday at 10:00a.m.  Bring Easter baskets and camera to capture great pictures with the Easter Bunny!

Church office closed Monday, April 17

The church office will be closed Easter Monday, April 17th.  We’ll be back in the office Tuesday, April 18th at 9:00a.m. Happy Easter from the staff of Ridgewood Park UMC!  

This Sunday in Worship: The Gospel of the Nobodies-Jesus the Desperate

What happens when people are desperate? If you are starving, truly starving, you will do anything to have food. We live in a culture that wants quick and easy solutions. Do we approach faith in the same way? Do we … Read More

Youth Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast this Sunday!

This Sunday, please join us for the annual Pancake Breakfast  during Sunday School (10:30am) to help support the YOUTH. Your generous donations toward our youth ministry helps 30 plus kids attend summer  mission trips — all while your family enjoys … Read More

Plastic Easter Eggs and Easter Candy Needed!

Please help us prepare for our annual Easter Egg Hunt by donating LOTS of plastic eggs and Easter candy!  You may deposit your donations in the tubs around church or give to Sara Orr. Join us for the Easter Egg … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: The Gospel of the Nobodies-Jesus of the Dying

What happens when the power of the universe stands before us – God in flesh? Who would ever consider that to be threatening to our lives. Yet, we are often afraid to let God be God – fearful of what … Read More

Palm Sunday and Youth Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast – April 9

Join us for Palm Sunday services, April 9th at 9:30a.m.-Sanctuary and 11:35a.m. in the Ministry Center. Between services, make plans to attend the Youth Summer Trip Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast! We will begin serving at 10:15a.m.  so you can eat before … Read More

Faith in Action Day!

FAITH IN ACTION DAY – SATURDAY, APRIL 1 The Trustees Committee invites you to come and lend a hand to help spiff up Ridgewood Park Church to get ready for Easter! We have several light tasks inside and outside (morning … Read More

This Week in Worship: The Gospel of the Nobodies-Jesus of the sick and suffering

Do you know someone who practices a selfish faith? How can the practice of faith be selfish? We are supposed to love God and love others, right? Certainly that is not selfish! Is our service dependent upon our own schedules … Read More

Wilkinson Center Food Champions!

Wilkinson Center Food Pantry- This Sunday please remember to bring non-perishable food items for our last week of March Food Pantry Champions.  Requested items are:  Cornbread mixes, biscuit mixes, flour, sugar, ketchup, mustard, mayo, salt, pepper, and cooking oil.   When … Read More

Faith in Action Day Saturday, April 1

Faith in Action Day– Spring is here! And it is time for our annual Faith in Action Day.  Please join the Trustees on Saturday, April 1st  from 9:00a.m.-12:00noon or 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.  for some Spring cleaning, honey-dos, closet cleaning, and yard work … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: The Gospel of the Nobodies-Jesus of the Sinners

Why is forgiveness so hard? The religious leaders decided to set a trap for Jesus to test his message of love and forgiveness. They found an impossible situation in which Jesus had to make a decision that could cost him … Read More

Wilkinson Center March Food Champions

This Sunday please remember to bring non-perishable food items for March Food Pantry Champions.  Requested dinner items are: Chef-Boy-R Dee items, spaghetti sauce/pasta, canned meat, boxed noodle varieties, canned fruit, canned veggies, boxed potatoes, beans, rice and rice side dishes. … Read More

This Week in Worship: The Gospel of the Nobodies-Jesus of the Wrong Neighborhood

John 7:40-44 This weeks scripture finds Jesus teaching and preaching in public. Yet, others try to discredit Jesus because of his hometown or his lack of proper education. If Jesus were visit with us today, what would his credentials need … Read More

Wilkinson Center Food Champions

Last weeks breakfast collection was exceptional! Thank you to everyone who donated food or money to purchase food. Reminder that we’re collecting lunch food this week.  Requested items: mac ‘n cheese, canned meat, canned fruit (not fruit cups, and no … Read More

Daylight Savings Time Begins this Sunday!

Daylight Savings Time begins THIS Sunday, March 12 at 2:00a.m.  Don’t forget to “spring forward” and set your clocks up one hour or you’ll be late to church!

This Sunday in Worship: The Gospel of Nobodies

New 7-Part Sermon Series starts Sunday. Most of us at some point have felt like a nobody – insignificant, invisible, or worthless. The Gospel of John is a first century portrait of Jesus with a particular focus on his ministry … Read More

Bring a Meal/Share a Meal this Sunday

Sunday as we gather together at the Lord’s table for Holy Communion, please remember to bring non-perishable food items for the Wilkinson Center.   We will collect food for the Wilkinson Center food pantry the entire month of March.   Each … Read More

Scout Sunday and Troop 709 Scout Hut Grand Opening

Scout Sunday and Scout Hut Grand Opening   – This Sunday, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from our congregation will be serving as ushers and greeters in both services.  Please join us for the highly anticipated Grand Opening and … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Twisted Truths-I’m Not Evil! How Dare You!

Have you ever heard, “money is the root of all evil?” Guess what, it’s not actually in the bible. Yes, there is a scripture that is similar, but it is not the same as we often quote it – we … Read More

Cookie Caper this Sunday!

Second Annual Cookie Caper this Sunday! Look for us between services and purchase some delicious homemade cookies! The Cookie Caper was a huge success last year and again all proceeds benefit the Dan D. Rogers Backpack Ministry.   Thanks for your … Read More

Ash Wednesday Service March 1

Let’s start the season of Lent together in a moving and reflective worship service.  Join us as we prepare our hearts and minds to journey with Christ towards Jerusalem, to lament the crucifixion, and to celebrate the resurrection on Easter … Read More

This Week in Worship: Twisted Truths – I Want Revenge!

 You have been hurt and it has devastated your life. Lies, rumors, gossip, betrayal, vicious plotting, and physical abuse, it shakes us to our core and challenges our idea of being a faithful Christian. Is it wrong to want to … Read More

Second annual Cookie Caper February 26th

Calling all bakers!  Our 2nd Annual Cookie Caper is coming on Sunday, February 26th and we will need lots of cookies! If you can help make a few dozen cookies, please contact Sherry Lundswick. (slundswick@att.net or 214-534-8062)  You can bring … Read More

Church Office and Preschool Closed Monday, February 20th

The church office and preschool will be closed Monday, February 20th  in observance of President’s Day.  

This Week in Worship: Twisted Truths – I Can Do it All!

Jesus is on my side! I can do all things through Jesus! I can conquer the world! What happens when that ideology fails? What happens when we don’t get that promotion at work, or win that prize, or the project … Read More

Cookie Caper benefiting Dan D. Rogers February 26

Calling all bakers!   The Cookie Caper was a huge success last year and again all proceeds benefit the Dan D. Rogers Backpack Ministry.  We will need lots of varieties of cookies. Please let Sherry Lundswick know how you can help.  … Read More

Scout Sunday and Scout Hut Grand Opening  March 5th

 On Sunday, March 5th Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from our congregation will be serving as ushers and greeters.  The highly anticipated Grand Opening of the Scout Hut will be between services with the official “ribbon cutting” and … Read More

Ridgewood Park VBS 2017

Mark your calendars now! Vacation Bible School will be June 26-19th, 9am-noon for all 3 year olds-6th grade. We will have online registration beginning March 10th. Our theme this year is Hero Central, where we will take kids on awesome … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: New Sermon Series – Twisted Truths

We have a habit of quoting things in the bible that aren’t really in the bible. Our tendency is to take things that are in the bible and completely twist their meaning. A complete lie is easy to refute, but … Read More

Jazz Sunday is Back!

This Sunday we are thrilled to welcome back the Jazz Combo!  These talented musicians bring a musical enrichment to our worship and it’s a always a special day when they join us.  This years’ Jazz Combo will feature saxophone soloist, … Read More

Souper Bowl of Caring!

Souper Bowl Sunday- For Communion Sunday this month, we are participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring.  This Sunday, please bring hearty soups and stews to benefit the Wilkinson Center on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5th.    Our communion offering … Read More

This Week in Worship January 29: Religiously Transmitted Diseases-Perfectionitis

We are not perfect, although we often pretend that we are. We want the world to see that we have things together and we are just fine! Guess what? The world beyond these walls sees through that! We are not … Read More

Souper Bowl of Caring – Sunday, February 5th

For Communion Sunday February 5th, we are participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring.  Please bring hearty soups and stews to benefit the Wilkinson Center on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5th.  Let’s do our part to help tackle hunger in … Read More

Administrative Council Meeting – Sunday, January 29th

Sunday, January 29, 2:30p.m. in the Parlor-Our first Council meeting of the year will include an overview of the 2017 ministry budget and updates on local missions.  All are welcome to attend, although voting will be by Council members only. 

This Week in Worship January 22: Religiously Transmitted Diseases-Spiritual Amnesia

Another issue in the Christian Church that strikes us with vigor is Spiritual Amnesia. Much like amnesia, an event or trauma happens in our lives and we forget who we are. We lose our identity. We “drift away” from God. … Read More

Souper Bowl of Caring

For Communion Sunday February 5th, we are participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring.  Please bring hearty soups and stews to benefit the Wilkinson Center on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5th.  Let’s do our part to help tackle hunger in … Read More

Church Council Meeting – Sunday, January 29

Church Council Meeting, Sunday, January 29, 2:30p.m. in the Parlor-Our first Council meeting of the year will include an overview of the 2017 ministry budget and updates on local missions.  All are welcome to attend, although voting will be by Council members only. 

This Week in Worship January 15: Affluenza-Religiously Transmitted Diseases

In the Christian Church culture, we tend to go to extremes. For example, we think that having money is evil so we try to live without it. Or, we are tempted to shy away from this topic and ignore it completely. … Read More

New Bible Study with Pastor Bill begins January 18th

Are We There Yet? Perhaps you have heard or even said this statement before. You have traveled a long and tiring journey and then someone around you says, “Are we there yet?”  In our journey of faith, we are no … Read More

Church Office and Preschool Closed Monday, January 16th

The church office and preschool will be closed  Monday, January 16 in honor of MLK, Jr. day.

This Week in Worship: Religiously Transmitted Diseases

New Year — New Sermon Series!   Younger generations are disconnecting from the Christian Church in alarming numbers. Many view the church as hypocritical and stuck in our old and forgotten ways. To be honest, the Christian Church is suspect … Read More

Wednesday Night Live presents the 6th Annual Chili Cookoff!

Get your favorite recipes ready for the sixth annual Chili Cook-Off January 11th during Wednesday Night Live. Hot dogs and accompaniments served by the Wednesday Night Live kitchen “staff.” Chefs, please have your chili/crockpot in the gym by 5:50p.m. Judging … Read More

Bible Study with Pastor Bill begins January 11

Are We There Yet? Perhaps you have heard or even said this statement before. You have traveled a long and tiring journey and then someone around you says, “Are we there yet?”  In our journey of faith, we are no … Read More

This Week in Worship: Same Old Year Ahead?

Start your new year off with us and join us for ONE service at 10:30a.m. in the Sanctuary.  

Holiday Office Hours

The church office will be closed Monday, January 2 in observance of the New Year’s holiday.  Happy and Safe New Year to all!

New Bible Study Begins January 11th

New Bible Study Series with Pastor Bill :  Are We There Yet?  – Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm in the Ministry Center. Bible Study during Wednesday Night Live (January 11th – May 17th of 2017).  Come join us!

Christmas Eve Service – 5:30p.m. Sanctuary

Our Christmas Eve service is 5:30pm on Saturday, December 24.  It is a candlelight service, and it is perfect for kids and families. Childcare will be available in the nursery if needed, but the service is  fun for kids of … Read More

Christmas Day – One Service at 10:30a.m.

Join us Christmas morning for one special worship service at 10:30am in the Sanctuary.  To make it even more fun and special, kids are invited to come  in their pajamas and bring one of their favorite toys from Christmas for … Read More

Church Office Holiday Hours

The church office will be closed for the Christmas/New Year holiday December 26-January 2. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This Sunday in Worship: Lessons and Carols

Join us Sunday for our annual Lessons and Carols service.  This service combines the scriptural readings which tell the entire story of Christmas and the birth of the Messiah with some of the beautiful music of Christmas. Our Chancel Choir … Read More

Blue Christmas Service – Monday, December 19th

Christmas is a time when we feel we are supposed to celebrate hope, love, joy and peace, and yet it is a time that can also be full of grief and sadness. This service offers special recognition of the struggles … Read More

Christmas Eve Service – 5:30p.m.

Saturday, December 24 – Christmas Eve Candle Light Service – 5:30 in the Sanctuary Join us for Christmas Eve service at 5:30 in the sanctuary.  We will celebrate the birth of Jesus through traditional carols, hymns and scripture reading.   … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Christmas Under Wraps – Grace

What was it like to walk in Mary’s shoes? Certainly the community in which Mary lived must have struggled with Mary and Joseph having a child out of wedlock. Let’s not miss the wonderful beauty of this scripture because we … Read More

Dinner and a Show – Sunday, December 11

Don’t miss the Christmas Edition of our annual summer youth trip fundraiser Dinner and a Show –  Sunday, December 11, 6:00p.m.  Come enjoy a wonderful dinner with a show featuring our favorite Christmas songs and talented YOUTH. Tickets are $10 … Read More

Last Day to Bring Coats for Dan D. Rogers Students – December 12

Brrr….can you imagine being without a coat on this cold day?  Many of the students at Dan D. Rogers are without warm coats and jackets and they need our help!  Please consider donating a new or gently used coat (size … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Christmas Under Wraps-Faith

Join us Sunday for the 2nd Sunday of Advent  and Communion Sunday.  God gives us the gift of Faith!  How do we respond to God’s gift of faith? Have we left this gift still in it’s beautiful wrapping under the tree? … Read More

Dinner and a Show – Sunday, December 11

Don’t miss this year’s Christmas Edition of  Dinner and a Show, our annual summer youth trip fundraiser -Sunday, December 11, 6:00p.m. in the RPC gym.  Come enjoy a wonderful dinner with a show featuring our favorite Christmas songs and talented … Read More

Bring a Meal/Share a Meal this Sunday!

This Sunday as we gather together at the Lord’s Table for Holy Communion; please remember to bring non-perishable food items for the Wilkinson Center. It’s  “bring your favorite non-perishable food item” Sunday!   Our communion offering will support a Christmas angel … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Christmas Under Wraps: Hope

This Sunday we begin the season of Advent with a 3-part sermon series:  Christmas Under Wraps. Christmas has become widely expressed through the giving and receiving of gifts. In this sermon series we will explore the gifts that God gives … Read More

Coat Drive for Dan D. Rogers

Having a warm jacket is something many of us take for granted; but there are kids right in our own neighborhood who lack a warm coat.  We need your help so students at Dan D. Rogers Elementary can stay warm … Read More

Dinner and a Show – Sunday, December 11

Don’t miss the Christmas Edition of our annual summer youth trip fundraiser, Dinner and a Show.  Sunday, December 11, 6:00p.m. Tickets are $10 each and will go on sale Sunday.  Come enjoy a wonderful dinner with a show featuring our … Read More

This Week in Worship: Thankfully Being (ONE SERVICE 9:30)

Paul challenges the Christian community in Philippi to be thankful and live thankfulness. Paul encourages us to be a “human being,” not just a “human doing.” When Paul wrote this, he was perhaps being held in a prison cell. What … Read More

Thanks for Giving Sunday, November 20

Our annual community service day, Thanks-for-Giving day  is  Sunday, November 20th. There will be one Service at 9:30am in the Sanctuary and then we will work on projects that will give back to our community.  At noon we’ll gather together … Read More

Thanksgiving Holiday

The church office will be closed Wednesday-Friday, November 23-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. No WNL next week. We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

This Sunday in Worship: Thankfully Doing!

It seems that we live in a world that is growing less and less thankful. We have a holiday quickly approaching  – Thanksgiving. Are we really thankful?  Have we become too busy in our lives today that we have forgotten … Read More

Thanks for Giving – RPC’s Great Day of Service November 20

Sunday, November 20th – we’ll have one service at 9:30am and then we will work on projects that will give back to our community. These are the projects for you to consider:  Thanksgiving food baskets, coat drive for Dan D. … Read More

Feed the Homeless – Help Needed!

Help!  We are in need of volunteers to provide food for the residents of Austin Street Shelter this weekend. We’re doing the food a little different.  We are asking you to provide one of the followng type sandwiches:  ham/cheese, turkey/cheese, bologna/cheese  (using … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: All Saints Sunday

This Sunday, in both services, we will celebrate All Saints Sunday to remember and give thanks for the faithful witness of all those in our church who have passed away in the last 12 months.  Please plan to join us … Read More

UMW Dinner and Auction this Saturday, November 5

Ridgewood Park’s  United Methodist Women invite you to their annual Dinner and Auction A Festival for Missions (Una Festa per le Missioni) Saturday, November 5, 2016 6:00 p.m. at Ridgewood Park UMC. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased … Read More

Daylight Savings Time Ends This Sunday!

Daylight Savings Time Ends this Sunday, November 6th at 2:00a.m.  Don’t forget to “fall back” and set your clocks back one hour!

This Week in Worship: Jesus vs. Zombies

We live in a time when the church in America is decaying – younger generations are disconnecting and many no longer have faith and hope in the church. These old dead ideas – “we’ve never done it that way before” … Read More

Coat Drive for Dan D. Rogers

Having a warm jacket is something many of us take for granted; but there are kids right in our own neighborhood who lack a warm coat.  We need your help so many students at Dan D. Rogers Elementary can stay … Read More

Burger House Youth Fundraiser Sunday Night!

Burger House Night Sunday, October 30th!  Don’t cook dinner Sunday night and come join us from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for our annual Youth Mission Trip Fundraiser. Eat at Burger House at 6248 E. Mockingbird, and proceeds will support our youth mission … Read More

This Week in Worship: Serve Others! and Children’s Sabbath

Join us Sunday for our annual Children’s Sabbath Sunday where the children lead in worship.  In addition to the children’s choirs singing, we have children serve as greeters and ushers, and participate throughout the service. We’ll wrap up our sermon … Read More

WNL Presents: Halloween Extravaganza!

Wednesday, October 26th–  Join your Ridgewood Park family for a night of Halloween fun!  Come dressed in your family-friendly Halloween costume and enjoy a meal together followed by games, fellowship and a costume contest!  The fun begins at 6:00p.m. Please … Read More

Having a warm jacket is something many of us take for granted; but there are kids right in our own neighborhood who lack a warm coat.  We need your help so many students at Dan D. Rogers Elementary can stay … Read More

This Week in Worship: All In! Serve Ridgewood Park!

John 21: 13-17 This scripture from the Gospel of John is much different chronologically than the same story in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Here, Jesus turns over the temple tables near the beginning of his multi-year ministry. Jesus had become upset that … Read More

WNL presents Halloween Extravaganza!

Join your Ridgewood Park family for a night of Halloween fun on Wednesday, October 26!  Come dressed in your best non-scary, family-friendly Halloween costume and enjoy a meal together followed by games, fellowship and lots of candy gathering!  The fun … Read More

United Methodist Men’s Garage Sale This Saturday!

United Methodist Men Garage Sale-Saturday, October 15th, 8:00a.m., Ridgewood Park gym.  Items can be dropped off until 5:00p.m. today (Friday).  Please contact Steve Sample for more information, 469-340-8236. Donate or shop– UMM appreciate your support!

This Sunday in Worship: All In! ONE Service Outdoors at 10:30a.m.

We are called to feed those who are hungry. As we gather outdoors and have a single simplified worship service, we are reminded of a time when Jesus did something similar. People gathered around him and soon the crowd grew much too … Read More

United Methodist Men’s Garage Sale – Saturday, October 15th

United Methodist Men Garage Sale-Saturday, October 15th, 8:00a.m-4:00p.m.- Ridgewood Park gym.  Items can be dropped off beginning Thursday, October 13th, after 3:00p.m.  Please contact Steve Sample for more information, 469-340-8236.

Halloween Carnival – Monday, October 31

Ridgewood Park’s Halloween Carnival will be here before you know it!  This annual tradition is one of our community outreach events where we welcome lots of kids from Dan D. Rogers and around the neighborhood!  6:30-8:00pm. We need your help! … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: All In!

This Sunday we  begin a new 4-part sermon series,  All In! We often think of the faith journey as something we individually do. Have you ever thought of the faith journey as something we do together? As a family of faith, how … Read More

Bring a Meal/Share a Meal and World Communion Sunday!

This Sunday as we gather together at the Lord’s table to celebrate World Communion Sunday and share in Holy Communion, please remember to bring non-perishable food items for the Wilkinson Center.  This month’s request is canned tuna, beef stew, chili, … Read More

Outdoor Service – Sunday, October 9

NEXT SUNDAY-Outdoor Service Sunday, October 9th ONE service at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch and fellowship on the lawn.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, friends, family and neighbors for a casual service outside in the midst of God’s beautiful creations!  … Read More

This Week in Worship- Fixer Upper: Renovating Attitude

We are called to live faith out loud. Out loud. What good are bells in a bell tower if they do not ring? As our bells ring, so should our lives in faith. The bells are no longer silent at Ridgewood Park … Read More

Scouts Need You!

In our continued efforts to support and be in ministry to Dan D. Rogers Elementary School, we would like to invite you to become an adult leader in our Boy Scout program. Recently, our Scouting Program at Ridgewood Park Church … Read More

Volunteer Readers/Mentors Needed at Dan D. Rogers

Can you spare one hour of your time each week to read to a child? If so, please contact Sherry Lundswick, 214-534-8062 or slundswick@att.net to find out more information. All schedules can be accommodated.  Many students at Dan D. Rogers … Read More

This Week in Worship-Fixer Upper: Renovating Mind

Join us Sunday for Part 3 of Fixer Upper! We are so excited that our old, antique windows are being replaced. Our new windows allow us to see the outside world much more clearly than through the dim, cracked, and distorted … Read More

News from Dan D. Rogers Elementary

UMW Hosts Dan D. Rogers Speaker- Everyone is invited to join us on Tuesday, September 20, beginning at 7:00p.m. in the Ministry Center as Ms. Jeanne Juneau, Counselor at Dan D. Rogers Elementary will talk to us about their school. She will … Read More

Annual UMM Garage Sale – Saturday, October 15

United Methodist Men Garage Sale-Saturday, October 15th, 8:00a.m., Ridgewood Park gym.  Items can be dropped off beginning Thursday, October 13th, after 3:00p.m.  Please contact Steve Sample for more information, 469-340-8236.

This Week in Worship- FIXER UPPER: Renovating Heart

Join us for Part 2 of our sermon series FIXER UPPER. We’ll take a look at Luke 10:29-37 (the parable of the Good Samaritan).  We are called to love despite cultural, national, ethic, and social differences. See you at 9:30a.m. – … Read More

Fall Bible Study: Swimming with Elephants

Swimming with Elephants – a Study of the Gospel of John with Pastor Bill.  Beginning September 14, Our class will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:20p.m. in the Parlor. This class is perfect for beginners as well as armchair theologians.  If … Read More

Bridgeport Camp Bible – September 24-25

For 3rd-5th graders.  September 24-25th at Bridgeport Camp.  $85.  Register online at www.bridgeportcamp.org or see Sara Orr for more info. Registration ends  September 12th.

This Sunday in Worship: Fixer-Upper: Renovating Will

Fixer Upper is currently a very popular TV network series on HGTV that features a couple from Waco that turns dilapidated houses into potential-rich homes. Does this remind you of your own Christian journey? Do you feel at times that your Christian … Read More

Bring a Meal/Share a Meal this Sunday

This Sunday as we gather at the Lord’s Table for Holy communion, please remember to bring items for the Wilkinson Center.  This month’s request is soap, shampoo, deodorant, and razors.  September communion offering will benefit Union Coffee House.

Wednesday Night Live Kick-off September 7th!

Join us for the WNL Kick-Off  Family Fun Fair! Wednesday, September 7th 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. -Gym Taco Bar,  Bounce House, Face Painting, BINGO,Cake Walk and lots of fun! Programs and fellowship starts Wednesday September 14th Dinner at 5:50 p.m. followed by: … Read More

This Week in Worship: YOUTH Sunday!

Join us Sunday for a special day as the youth lead worship and share their experiences from the summer.  It’s been a great summer for the youth ministry — made possible by the generosity of our wonderful Ridgewood Park congregation! … Read More

Wednesday Night Live is Back September 7th!

Wednesday Night Live is Back!  WNL kicks off Wednesday, September 7th, with a FREE Family Fun Fair complete with a bounce house, face painting, BINGO, taco bar, cake walk and all kinds of fun. Every Wednesday during the school year, … Read More

Louisiana Flood Relief

As we’ve all seen in the news, southern Louisiana is dealing with historic, catastrophic flooding from the past weeks’ prolonged rainfall. We have seen photos of homes lost, people displaced, even United Methodist Churches under feet of water. As many … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: A Fresh Start

It’s a new school year and a new opportunity to experience something new in our faith journey. God invites us to something new. Join us Sunday!  9:30 Sanctuary and 11:35 Ministry Center

Youth Sunday-August 28th

Come hear about our summer mission trips and our experience at BigStuf beach camp, as well as testimonies from students.  You won’t want to miss hearing how lives were changed this summer through Ridgewood Park Youth Ministries! Youth Sunday Night – … Read More

Promotion Sunday, 3rd Grade Bibles and Backpack Blessing!

This Sunday, August 21st, children will be promoted to their new grade in Sunday school, and 3rd graders will receive their Bibles in both worship services. Children are invited to bring their backpacks to church. During the children’s sermon, we … Read More

This Week in Worship: Olympic Victory

We are often a people of divided priorities – personal, professional, educational, etc. Do our priorities and God’s priorities align? What is our ultimate goal?  As we conclude this Olympic journey, let’s explore what are we running towards.  Promotion? Wealth? Acceptance? Power? Our life … Read More

Feed the Homeless Food Drop Off-Saturday, August 13th.

Please help us get breakfast ready for Austin Street Shelter by bringing breakfast sacks each with a hard-boiled egg, sausage biscuit, banana and a couple cookies. Please bring these sacks to the church gym kitchen at 6:00p.m on August 13th. … Read More

Bridgeport Camp Bible – September 24-25th.

Hey 3rd-5th graders– join us for Camp Bible at Bridgeport Camp on September 24 and 25.  Register online at http://www.bridgeportcamp.org/ or contact Sara Orr for more information.

This Sunday in Worship: Olympic Training

The Olympics begin this Friday!   Athletes will gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and have been actively involved in training. The Apostle Paul talks about this training and that he is not “boxing into thin air” but actually training for the … Read More

Bring a Meal/Share a Meal This Sunday

This Sunday, as we gather together for Holy Communion, please remember to bring items for Wilkinson Center.  This month we’re collecting diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, and all types of baby food. Our August communion offering will go to purchase … Read More

Feed the Homeless – Saturday, August 13

Feed the Homeless Food Drop Off  next Saturday, August 13th – Please help us get breakfast ready for Austin Street Shelter by bringing breakfast sacks each with a hard-boiled egg, sausage biscuit, banana and a couple cookies. Please bring these … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Olympic Messes

Join us Sunday as we kick-off our 3-part sermon series OLYMPIC FAITH. The Apostle Paul uses lots of Olympic imagery dispersed in his writings. As the 2016 Summer Olympics nears, we will challenge ourselves to consider our practice of faith. We are … Read More

Bring a Meal/Share a Meal – August 7th

Sunday, August 7th, as we gather together at the Lord’s table for Holy Communion, please remember to bring items for Wilkinson Center.  This month we’re collecting diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, and all types of baby food. Our August communion … Read More

Family Movie Night – August 4

Escape the heat and bring your family, friends, a picnic dinner, and blanket to enjoy a movie night, Thursday, August 4th at 6:30p.m. in the Ministry Center!  Root Beer floats will be served for dessert!

This Week in Worship: Feeding Sheep (One Service at 9:30a.m.)

Join us Sunday for just ONE service – 9:30am in the Sanctuary! This week we’ll conclude our sermon series Tails of a Sheepdog with a look at John 21:15-17. Jesus challenges us to feed sheep. How do we do this? … Read More

New Sermon Series: Olympic Faith Starts July 31

The Apostle Paul uses lots of Olympic imagery dispersed in his writings. As the 2016 Summer Olympics nears, we will challenge ourselves to consider our practice of faith. We are tempted to only connect with the Olympics through our television screen, where … Read More

Eagle Scout Project – Men’s Shoe Drive to Help the Less Fortunate

Colton Marshall, Boy Scout in Troop 709 at Ridgewood Park,  is collecting gently used or new men’s shoes for his Eagle project for Crossroads community services to benefit the homeless. Please bring the shoes to the church by this Sunday, … Read More

This Week in Worship: Sheep on a Journey

Join us Sunday for week 3 of our sermon series Tails of a Sheepdog.  This week we’ll look at Matthew 10:16 and hear how we are ALL called into ministry and sent forth into the world, whether we think we are ready … Read More

School Supplies for UMCOR

United Methodist Women is collecting school supplies for children who have experienced a natural disaster.  You can help by providing the following items:  blunt scissors, spiral notebooks, hand-held pencil sharpeners, 12″ rulers, un-sharpened pencils, 2″ or larger erasers, and 24 … Read More

Jr. High Mission Trip Swim Party – July 17th

Pre-Mission Trip Swim Party! Junior High Mission Trip Swim Party Sunday, July 17th  6:00-8:00pm. at Oak Tree Village Club House, 8717 Oak Stream, Dallas.  Parents, please plan to attend a brief meeting at 7:45p.m.  Please contact Sara Orr if you … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: A Sheepdog Sent

Join us for part 2 of our sermon series:  Tails of a Sheepdog. Rev. Eason will will share his story of how he has been called all of his life to pastoral ministry, ran from that calling, and the events that brought … Read More

Youth Beach Trip: July 10-15

We have 45 youth and leaders leaving July 10 for Big Stuf Beach Camp in Florida.  Please keep the youth and leaders in your prayers this week. They return July 15th.

Thank you from Martha and Bill Eason

To our new family at Ridgewood Park UMC: Martha and I would like to express our deepest gratitude for welcoming us so warmly and generously. It filled our hearts with joy to meet and worship with you on our first … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Tails of a Sheepdog

Rev. Eason’s 4 week sermon series Tails of a Sheepdog will begin this week.  Jesus compares his relationship to his followers as that of a Shepherd to Sheep. Sheep need a Shepherd! Jesus lived into and fully expressed the role … Read More

Bring a Meal/Share a Meal!

Bring a Meal/Share a Meal-This Sunday, as we gather together at the Lord’s table for Holy Communion, please remember to bring non-perishable food items for the Wilkinson Center.  This month’s request is peanut butter and jelly (household size). Our communion offering … Read More

Welcome Rev. Bill Eason!

Please join us in welcoming our new Pastor, Reverend Bill Eason and his wife Martha this  Sunday, for Bill’s first service with Ridgewood Park.  There will be one service at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary,  followed by an indoor picnic in … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: PLEASE Talk to Strangers

This Sunday we welcome Rev. Fred Durham to Ridgewood Park as our guest preacher.  Rev. Durham was the pastor of Ridgewood Park from 1987-1991 and is currently the City Director in Dallas for the C.S. Lewis Institute.  Welcome back to … Read More

Bring a Meal/Share a Meal-July 3

Next Sunday, July 3rd, as we gather together at the Lord’s table for Holy Communion, please remember to bring non-perishable food items for the Wilkinson Center.  This month’s request is peanut butter and jelly (household size). Our communion offering will … Read More

VBS Surf Shack – Huge Success!

Thank you so much to all of our fabulous adult volunteers and youth helpers.  We had over 180 children here this week, 40 adult volunteers, and 35 youth helpers!  That’s a lot of Surfers in the church!   There are so … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: The Problem With Miracles

Join us Sunday as we welcome Rev. JoNell Lindh as our guest preacher.  Rev. Lindh has been an associate pastor and senior pastor around the North Texas area since her call to ministry more than 30 years ago. Having retired … Read More

Capes 4 Kids at Union Coffee

Join us on Saturday, June 25th, 1:00-5:00pm, at Union Coffee (5622 Dyer Street) to make Capes4Kids. These capes are made and delivered to hospitalized children, or children with long-term illnesses and disabilities in Dallas hospitals. Bring your sewing machines, scissors, … Read More

Vacation Bible School – June 20-23

We can’t wait for Monday to welcome over 180 kids to Ridgewood Park!  Our VBS theme:  Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love program fits the bill for a perfect beach-themed getaway for kids to bask in the … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Love Never Fails

Join us Sunday for a very special service as Rev. Ann Willet preaches her last sermon titled “Love Never Fails” at Ridgewood Park. 9:30-Sanctuary 11:35-Ministry Center

VBS June 20-23rd, 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.

We are excited to welcome nearly 180 children to Ridgewood Park for VBS!  Our church will be transformed into an ocean of excitement as Surfers and Lifeguards glide through surfer–themed music, crafts, recreation, Bible stories, and more!   These kids … Read More

High School Mission Trip

Please remember in prayer our 27 students and adults as they travel to McAllen, Texas for the Senior High Mission Trip.  They leave Saturday, June 11 and return June 18.

This Sunday in Worship: Pestering God

Christ’s teaching of persistence in prayer may seem foolish when we don’t get the results we long for.  When we put our trust in God’s steadfast love, praying becomes our way of living. Join us Sunday!  9:30-Sanctuary, 11:35-Ministry Center

Bring a Meal/Share a Meal-This Sunday!

This Sunday as we gather at the Lord ’s table to share Holy Communion, please remember to bring food items for the Wilkinson Center.  This month’s requests are: Macaroni & Cheese, Spaghetti Sauce & Pasta, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Individual … Read More

Farewell Luncheon for Ann Willet

Please join us on Sunday, June 5th immediately following the late service (lunch start time approximately 12:30pm) in the gym for a farewell luncheon for Rev. Ann Willet and her husband, Loren. Rev. Willet, our beloved pastor of three years, will give … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Soft Hearts and Open Hands

As the Israelites took their place in the Promised Land, God commanded them to open their hearts and hands to the poor.   We, too, are called to share of our abundance with our neighbors in need. Join us Sunday!  9:30a.m. … Read More

Vacation Bible School-June 20-23

Help is needed to provide breakfast for the volunteers during VBS, June 20-23.  Please contact Sherry Lundswick and let her how you can help provide a light breakfast for these 44 wonderful volunteers.  214-534-8062 or slundswick@att.net. Vacation Bible School– June … Read More

Mark Your Calendar for Family Movie Night!

Family Movie Night, Thursday, June 9 – Bring your family, friends, a picnic dinner, and blanket and enjoy a movie night, 6:30p.m. in the Ministry Center!  Root Beer floats will be served for dessert!

This Sunday in Worship: Neither…Nor

Humankind has a tendency to establish categories of insiders and outsiders, and the church is no different.  Paul makes it clear that all human categories are abolished when we are in Christ.  Join us Sunday, 9:30a.m. Sanctuary and 11:35a.m. Ministry … Read More

Don’t Miss the Pie Auction – this Sunday!

Youth Fundraising Pie Auction – Sunday, May 22, 12:30p.m.  Immediately following the second service, please join us for a taco bar lunch and our Annual Pie Auction. Be sure to stop by after the 9:30a.m. service and check out the … Read More

United Methodist Women’s General Meeting-Tuesday, May 24th

UMW Business meeting begins at 6:30p.m in the Ministry Center.  Our program Immigration in Texas with speaker Mary Eugenia Macias from Justice for Neighbors will begin at 7:00p.m.  Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) is a ministry of hospitality that offers … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Filled with the Spirits?

This Sunday we will celebrate Pentecost and the “birthday” of the church.  In remembrance of this joyous occasion, we invite all who are present to wear something red (color that symbolizes the Holy Spirit).  The children will gather during the … Read More

Feed the Homeless – Food Drop-off this Saturday

A reminder that we will feed the homeless at Austin Street Shelter this weekend.  Please help us get breakfast ready by bringing breakfast sacks each with a hard-boiled egg, sausage biscuit, banana and a couple cookies. Please bring these sacks … Read More

The Bells Are Ringing!

Special thanks to our United Methodist Men for funding our bell tower repairs and refurbishment.  Join us Sunday for a special bell tower re-dedication following the 9:30a.m. service.

This Sunday in Worhship: Complete Oneness

Join us Sunday for worship as we will honor ALL women as part of our Mother’s Day celebration. Hope you’ll join us. 9:30a.m. Sanctuary 11:35a.m. Ministry Center

The Bells are Ringing!

Special thanks to our United Methodist Men for funding our bell tower repairs and refurbishment.  Next Sunday, May 15th we will have a special bell tower re-dedication following the 9:30a.m. service.

Austin Street Shelter Food Drop Off – May 14

Please help us get breakfast ready for Austin Street Shelter by bringing breakfast sacks each with a hard-boiled egg, sausage biscuit, banana and a couple cookies. Please bring these sacks to the church gym kitchen at 6:00p.m on Saturday, May … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Senior Sunday

Join us this Sunday for a special day as we recognize our graduating seniors of 2016.  After the first service, there will be a breakfast honoring our graduates in the gym. 9:30a.m. Sanctuary 11:35a.m. Ministry Center

Bring a Meal/Share a Meal this Sunday

This Sunday as we gather together at the Lord’s table for Holy Communion, please remember to bring non-perishable food items for the Wilkinson Center.  This month’s requests are Hamburger or Tuna Helper, Pasta Roni or Rice-a-Roni, toothpaste and toothbrushes.  Our communion … Read More

Youth – Climb for Congo-Sunday May 1

Youth – This Sunday meet at Summit Rock Climbing at 9201 Forest Ln (between Abrams and Greenville) at 5:45p.m. Bring $20 (includes climbing fees and equipment, pizza, soda, and t-shirt).  Join us as we raise funds for the Congo Restoration … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Protecting the Earth

This Sunday we’ll wrap up our sermon series The Head and The Heart:  Reconciling Science and God with a look at Psalm 104:5-22 and 27-30. We hope you’ll join us.  9:30a.m. Sanctuary and 11:35a.m. Ministry Center.

Graduating Senior Recognition – Sunday, May 1

Next Sunday, May 1st, we will honor our graduating seniors.  After the first service, please join us in the gym for a breakfast in their honor where you are invited to look at pictures and memorabilia from their high school … Read More

Vacation Bible School – Sign Up On-Line!

Parents:  Have you signed your child(ren) up for VBS yet? June 20-23rd 9:00a.m. to noon. Ridgewood Park’s VBS is a FREE ministry, open to all 3 year old (potty trained) through 6th grade. Register online:  (www.ridgewoodparkchurch.org/vbs).

This Sunday in Worship: The Faith and Science of Creation

The creation of the universe is sometimes a battleground between science and faith.  When we embrace both of the Biblical accounts of creation, perhaps we can see that scientific theories and faith claims can co-exist. Join us Sunday for part … Read More

Faith in Action Day – Tomorrow!

It is time for our annual Faith in Action Day.  Please join the Trustees tomorrow, Saturday, April 16 from 9:00a.m.-12:00noon or 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.  for some spring cleaning, honey-dos, closet cleaning, and yard work to help keep our Church looking good. It’s a … Read More

Scout Sunday and Scout Hut Tour this Sunday!

We will host a Scout Sunday celebration during the services. As part of this celebration, Troop 709 will host an open house in the new scout hut between services. We will also recognize scouts and volunteers for their work on … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Accepting God’s Mysteries

As faithful and reasonable people, we sometimes struggle with the mysteries of God’s involvement and intervention in our lives.  Do we recognize the God’s miracles as gifts of love, or do we reason them away? Join us for part 2 … Read More

Faith in Action Day – April 16

Spring is here and it is time for our annual Faith in Action Day!  Please join the Trustees on Saturday, April 16 from 9:00a.m.-12:00noon or 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.  for some spring cleaning, honey-dos, closet cleaning, and yard work to help keep our … Read More

Community Garden

Ridgewood Park UMC and St. Paul’s UCC (across the street) have joined forces with the mutual interest of bringing a community garden to our Ridgewood Park neighborhood. Members from both churches have participated in a series of collaborative meetings to … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Science without Faith or Faith without Science?

How is it possible to accept the truth proven by science, and still claim the mystery of faith in God? Do we have to deny one to believe the other? This Sunday we’ll explore the question:  Science without Faith or Faith … Read More

Bring a Meal/Share a Meal This Sunday

This Sunday as we gather together at the Lord’s table to celebrate Holy Communion, please remember to bring non-perishable food items for the Wilkinson Center. This month’s food requests are: Syrup, Pancake Mix, Biscuit Mix, Cake Mix, Cereal and Oatmeal. Our Communion … Read More

Mark Your Calendar for Faith in Action Day!

Spring is here and it is time for our annual Faith in Action Day!  Please join the Trustees on Saturday, April 16 from 9:00a.m.-12:00noon or 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.  for some Spring cleaning, honey-dos, closet cleaning, and yard work to help keep our … Read More

This Week in Worship: MOSAIC/Palm Sunday

Join us Sunday for Palm Sunday and the conclusion of our Lenten sermon series:  MOSAIC.  Children and Youth will participate in the services and will lead palm procession. Children’s choir leads the first service in Hosannas. 9:30a.m. Sanctuary 11:35a.m. Ministry … Read More

This Week in Worship: MOSAIC: Regrets

Join us Sunday for the Fifth Sunday of Lent.  We’ll continue our Lenten sermon series with a look at regrets. 9:30a.m. Sanctuary and 11:35a.m. Ministry Center. Don’t forget:  Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 13th at 2:00a.m.  Set your clocks … Read More

Easter Lilies

At Easter, we decorate our Sanctuary and Ministry Center with lilies. The lilies may be purchased in honor or in memory of a loved one.  We will take orders until March 20th.  Plants are $16 each, and a portion of … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: MOSAIC: Anger

Join us Sunday for the Fourth Sunday of Lent as we continue our Lenten study, MOSAIC. 9:30am-Sanctuary 11:35am-Ministry Center

Introducing Eagle Power Packs Program!

Ridgewood Park UMC has partnered with Dan D. Rogers Elementary School to help provide healthy, nutritious meals to students during the weekends. Students in this program will receive a small bag of non-perishable foods such a peanut butter, crackers, fruit … Read More

Bring a Meal/Share a Meal – This Sunday!

This Sunday as we gather at the Lord ’s table for Holy Communion, please remember to bring non-perishable food items for the Wilkinson Center.  This month’s requested items are canned tuna, chicken, ham, beef stew, chili and canned fruit. The … Read More

This Week in Worship: MOSAIC: Imperfections

Join us Sunday for the Third Sunday of Lent as we continue our Lenten sermon series:  MOSAIC. 9:30am Sanctuary and 11:35am Ministry Center  For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. … Read More

Vacation Bible School – Surf Shack! June 20-24

Don’t miss one of the greatest weeks of summer at RPUMC!  On-line registration is now open for Vacation Bible School Surf Shack!  VBS is a free ministry event, open to all children ages 3 (and potty trained) through 6th grade. … Read More

Scout Troop 709 Commemorative Brick Sale

Troop 709 is selling Commemorative Bricks for $50 per brick.  These bricks will be set around the entrance and walkway to the new Scout Hut at RPUMC.  Order forms can be found in the the “Scout” slot in the copy room … Read More

This Week in Worship: MOSAIC: My Way

Join us for the Second Sunday of Lent.  We’ll take a look at Romans 7 as Paul explains how we all struggle with inner conflict.  Has there been a time in your life when you’ve been rebellious with God? 9:30a.m.-Sanctuary … Read More

Read Across America Day at Dan D. Rogers

Dallas ISD has designated Wednesday, March 2nd as Read Across America Day. It is the birthday of Dr. Seuss and Dan D. Rogers is looking for volunteers to come to school that day and read to the children. There are … Read More

All Church Retreat – June 24-26

Make plans to get away to play and relax with your church family and friends. This will be a very casual and unstructured retreat. Though there will be certain activities available at certain times, everyone is on their own to choose what … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Restless Minds, Longing Hearts

The season of Lent invites us to an honest view of our own brokenness.  Our hopes and dreams are shattered by disobedience, betrayal, and regret.   Even when we strive to live in the light of Christ, the broken pieces, places, … Read More

Thank you from FUMC Rowlett

A thank you note from FUMC Rowlett: On behalf of Rowlett tornado survivors & FUMC Rowlett Methodist Church, we thank you & all the Ridgewood Methodist Church volunteers who came & helped moved debris from Michael Giroud’s home on 7402 … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: And the Oscar Goes To: Inside Out

Riley is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley’s emotions — led by Joy  — try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: And the Oscar Goes To…Bridge of Spies

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers’ only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), recruited by a … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: And the Oscar Goes To…The Martian

When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: And the Oscar Goes To…

We are people who love stories.  And when we find stories that have a powerful connection to our Christian faith, they can become some of our favorites.  As Academy Award season approaches, join us for four weeks of sermons highlighting some great … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Baptism of the Lord

This Sunday, as we hear the story of the baptism of Jesus, we will remember our baptism vows and recommit ourselves to following him.  Please plan to be with us in worship — 9:30 traditional in the sanctuary or 11:35 contemporary … Read More

North Texas Tornado Relief Update

Thank you Ridgewood Park!  Because of your overwhelming generosity, we collected and donated over $2800 for the North Texas area tornado relief.   If you are interested in helping with relief efforts in affected areas, volunteers are needed on Saturday, January … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: New Year, New Light

Join us this Sunday for Epiphany Sunday. 9:30a.m. -Sanctuary 11:35a.m. Ministry Center   In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: One Service 9:30a.m.

Join us for one worship service at 9:30a.m. in the Sanctuary for a special instrumental ensemble and the Chancel Choir as they present, “Appalachian Winter,” a Christmas Cantata retelling the Christmas story through beautiful music inspired by the mountains. Hear … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Everlasting Father

Join us for the Third Sunday of Advent See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Mighty God

Join us for the Second Sunday of Advent.  9:30a.m. Sanctuary, 11:35a.m. Ministry Center For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.  I pray that, according to the riches … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Wonderful Counselor

Please join us Sunday for the first Sunday of Advent.  9:30a.m.-Sanctuary, 11:35a.m. Ministry Center We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now;  and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Dig In! Sunday

Sunday is Dig In! Sunday, our annual community service day.  Join us for one service at 9:30a.m in the Sanctuary then we’ll head into the neighborhood for various service projects and come back to church for lunch at 12:00p.m. Blue … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: A Five-Talent Church -Commitment Sunday

This Sunday, you will have an opportunity to offer your  financial commitments to our 2016 ministry budget.  Together, we as a church, can share God’s blessings in and outside our church walls. If you cannot be present on Sunday, we … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: God’s Grace, Our Response

Join us Sunday, 9:30a.m. Sanctuary or 11:35a.m. Ministry Center On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: There is a River

This Sunday we will celebrate All Saints Sunday to remember and give thanks for the faithful witness of all those in our church who have passed away in the last 12 months.  Please plan to join us for this service … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: We Will Be Changed

Join us Sunday at 9:30a.m. in the Sanctuary or 11:35a.m. in the Ministry Center. They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Rosa Lee’s Chair

Join us Sunday for worship, 9:30a.m. Sanctuary and 11:35a.m. Ministry Center. From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Strength to be Satisfied

Strength to be Satisfied  comes from calling on God to give us strength to be content with what we have, so that we can ultimately share, as Christ teaches us to do.  Join us Sunday at 9:30a.m. in the Sanctuary … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Prophesy is a Verb

We’ll wrap up our sermon series: Are You There, God?  It’s Me this Sunday.  When we find our hope in God, we are called to help others hear God’s guiding voice. Join us at 9:30a.m. in the Sanctuary or 11:35a.m. in … Read More

This Week in Worship: God’s Presence In The Silence

Continuing our sermon series:  Are You There, God?  It’s Me.  Faithful following requires faithful listening.  What happens when we don’t hear God’s guidance, or worse yet, when we don’t like it? Join us Sunday for Week 3 as we learn … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Getting Real With God

Join us for part two of our sermon series:  Are You There, God?  It’s Me. Getting Real with God -Listening for God’s guidance involves honest expression in times of discouragement.  God can handle our doubts and fears. See you Sunday!

This Sunday in Worship: Big Sounds-Big God

Are You There, God?  It’s Me. Faithful following requires faithful listening.  What happens when we don’t hear God’s guidance, or worse yet, when we don’t like it?  For four weeks beginning August 30, we will consider ways that we can … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Words That Come to Life

Join us Sunday for a special day as our 3rd graders receive their Bibles, we bless and pray for our school teachers as they begin a new school year and hear inspiration from 2 Timothy 3:16-17.  Sanctuary-9:30a.m.  and Ministry Center-11:35a.m. … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Real Food

Join us Sunday for 9:30a.m. Traditional worship in the Sanctuary or 11:35a.m. Contemporary worship in the Ministry Center.   Scripture                                                                      John 6:35, 41-66 35 Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: God With Us

Join us Sunday for a great day of worship. Our Traditional worship service at 9:30a.m. offers powerful preaching, hymnal singing and organ music.  In our contemporary service at 11:35a.m., you can expect a powerful blend of Biblical teaching, modern praise … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Bon Appetit!

This Sunday we wrap up our sermon series What Would the Neighbors Say? with a look at Luke 14:12-24.  Hope to see you Sunday!  He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Improving Our Serve

Join us for the second week of our sermon series:  “What Would the Neighbors Say?” Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: What Would the Neighbors Say?

Ridgewood Park UMC has been an important part of this Dallas neighborhood since 1954.  How is God calling us to share Christ’s love in our neighborhood today?  This Sunday we begin a 3-part sermon series, What Would the Neighbors Say? … Read More

Thank you Ridgewood Park!

Through your generous donations of resources, time and men’s clothing, Wilkinson Center, Project Transformation and One Man’s Clothing have greatly benefited.  Thank you for always heeding the call to help those in need. For our communion offering last week, we … Read More

A Letter from Bishop Michael McKee

Upon hearing the news early this morning of the murders of nine African American persons in the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, I was unable to find the words to express the horror, anger, confusion, and questions that … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: 5, 2, 1 Talents

“For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Remember to Remember

Take care that you do not forget the Lord your God, by failing to keep his commandments, his ordinances, and his statutes, which I am commanding you today. When you have eaten your fill and have built fine houses and live in … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Holy Wind

I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: What Good Is Faith?

Join us this Sunday in worship as we take a look into James 2:14-26 (Faith Without Works is Dead) Also, we will be celebrating the profession of faith of 14 Confirmation students with a reception to follow in the gym … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Twelve Going on Twenty

Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. When the festival was ended and they started to return, the … Read More

This Sunday: If You Can Only Remember One Thing…

Join us this Sunday for a very special service and a time to honor our graduating seniors.  Between services, please join us in the gym for a celebration breakfast honoring the graduates.

This Sunday in Worship: A Great Story Can Change the World

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: I Doubt It

Join us this Sunday as  the sermon takes us to John 20: 19-31.  We’ll be discussing the natural doubts that disciple Thomas had in the days after Jesus’ resurrection.  Hope to see you in worship!

This Sunday in Worship: This Makes No Sense

Join us for the Second Sunday in Lent, as we continue our Follow sermon series. For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Stranger Danger

Join us Sunday as we continue our Sermon Series:  More Than a Feeling with a look at Luke 10:25-37. Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: The Right Place AND the Right Time

Please join us Sunday as we continue our sermon series “More than a Feeling,” with a look into the book of Esther. Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not think that in the king’s palace you will escape … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: I Will Show You

We continue our sermon series More Than a Feeling, with a look into Genesis 12:1 –9.  Join us as we continue exploring God’s creative purpose for our lives — both as individuals and as a church family. More Than a Feeling … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: The Divine Decider

Join us as we continue our sermon series:  More Than a Feeling exploring God’s creative purpose for our lives — both as individuals and as a church family.  More Than a Feeling will invite us to listen for how our unique … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Baptism of the Lord

New Sermon Series:”More Than a Feeling”- This Sunday we begin a 6 part sermon series exploring God’s creative purpose for our lives — both as individuals and as a church family. “More Than a Feeling” will invite us to listen for … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Epiphany

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star … Read More

New Sermon Series Begins January 11- “More Than a Feeling”

Join us in January worship, as we begin a series of sermons exploring God’s creative purpose for our lives — both as individuals and as a church family. “More Than a Feeling” will invite us to listen for how our … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Welcome to the Family and Blessing of the Toys

We hope to see you all on Sunday.  If you have family or friends in from out of town, please invite them to come along! All children are invited to bring a toy for a special Blessing of the Toys … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: The Christ Child’s Tree

Please join us at 9:30am in the Sanctuary as the children decorate our Christmas tree and remind us of the symbols of the season through word and song.  The wonderful Christmas tradition has been a favorite at RPUMC for many … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Lessons and Carols

Darkness into Light: a Service of Lessons and Carols-9:30a.m. – Join us in the Sanctuary as the chancel choir and chamber orchestra present Mary McDonald’s, Darkness into Light, a service of Lessons and Carols celebrating the light and hope that … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Preparing for Home

1The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, ‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; 3 the voice of one … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: First Sunday of Advent

Join us in worship on Sunday, November 30, as we begin preparing for Christ’s birth in the first Sunday of Advent. We will celebrate with special Advent music and light the Candle of Hope. In both services, we will have … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Deciding to Give

6The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for … Read More

WE ARE THE WORLD (cover) Moss Haven Elementary – Helps Fight Ebola

So proud of the work our Ridgewood Park Kids are doing at their school. Check out this video that features Morgan, Dylan, and Zoe.

This Sunday in Worship: Lord, I Will Give

Luke 19: 1-10 He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Praising God with our All

Psalm 138 1 I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2 I bow down towards your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: I Love To Tell The Story

Please join us this Sunday as we study the passage from 1 John 3:1- 3 See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Community 101

Join us Sunday as we gather together in Community and hear a new twist on a very familiar story during Jesus’ ministry. 13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by … Read More

This Week in Worship: Faith Questions…Faithful Responses

We hope you’ll join us Sunday as we wrap up our 4 week sermon series Faith Questions…Faithful Responses.  Thanks to everyone who submitted questions for our series. 1 John 4:7-12 7Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from … Read More

Shop Amazon and support RPUMC

Announcing a simple, easy way to help raise funds for Ridgewood Park Church! We are now participating in AmazonSmile, a program that donates 0.5% of eligible Amazon purchases to qualified non-profits. If you are a regular or even just occasional … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Faith Questions…Faithful Responses

Please join us Sunday as we continue our sermon series, Faith Questions…Faithful Responses. Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He answered, “I have been very zealous for the LORD, … Read More

This Week in Worship: From “Why?” to “How?”

This Sunday we continue with our sermon series entitled Faith Questions…..Faithful Responses, and we deal with questions related to evil and suffering. Why does God allow suffering? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do good things happen … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Faith Questions…Faithful Questions

Join us Sunday as we begin the sermon series, Faith Questions…Faithful Questions.  This weeks’ sermon:  Some Practical Tools  will focus on Hebrews 4:12-16. Ridgewood Park is a safe place for your faith questions. Please help us with our weekly topics by … Read More

Communion Sunday ~ Bring a Meal – Share a Meal

Sunday as we come to the Lord’s table for Holy communion, please remember to bring non-perishable food items for the Wilkinson Center.  Also, our communion offering for July will go to support Project Transformation, a NTC day camp ministry to Dallas-area … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Cracked, Chipped, and Cherished

For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 6 For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts … Read More

July Sermon Series ~ Faith Questions…Faithful Answers

What are the issues that challenge your faith? What questions do you wrestle with? Sometimes the significant growth in our faith involves not only searching for answers, but in striving to formulate the questions. Ridgewood Park is a safe place … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Fueled by the Spirit

Hope you’ll join us Sunday as we conclude our sermon series on the Holy Spirit.  This week will focus on  Luke 4:14-21 14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: CONSTRUCTION ZONE: Holy Spirit at Work!

Join us Sunday for part 3 of our sermon series on the Holy Spirit referencing Acts 2:1-13. We will also celebrate Pentecost Sunday and the “birthday” of the church. In remembrance of this joyous occasion, we invite all who are … Read More

This Week in Worship: God’s Comforting, Counseling Spirit

Join us this Sunday for part 2 in our 4 part sermon series on the Holy Spirit. 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Spirits, Ghosts and God

O Lord, you have searched me and known me. 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. 3 You search out my path and my lying down, and are … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Flock Life

“Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Pilot or Flight Attendant?

In the day that the Lord[a] God made the earth and the heavens, 5 when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not … Read More

Lent 2014: Encounters with Jesus

John’s Gospel is known for accounts of Jesus’ deep conversations with those interested in exploring and expanding their faith. During this Lenten season we will hear the stories of these personal encounters and consider how Jesus’ teachings can impact us … Read More

Lent 2014: Encounters with Jesus

John’s Gospel is known for accounts of Jesus’ deep conversations with those interested in exploring and expanding their faith. During this Lenten season we will hear the stories of these personal encounters and consider how Jesus’ teachings can impact us … Read More

Lent 2014: Encounters with Jesus

John’s Gospel is known for accounts of Jesus’ deep conversations with those interested in exploring and expanding their faith. During this Lenten season we will hear the stories of these personal encounters and consider how Jesus’ teachings can impact us … Read More

Lent 2014: Encounters with Jesus

John’s Gospel is known for accounts of Jesus’ deep conversations with those interested in exploring and expanding their faith. During this Lenten season we will hear the stories of these personal encounters and consider how Jesus’ teachings can impact us … Read More

Lent 2014: Encounters with Jesus

John’s Gospel is known for accounts of Jesus’ deep conversations with those interested in exploring and expanding their faith. During this Lenten season we will hear the stories of these personal encounters and consider how Jesus’ teachings can impact us … Read More

This Week in Worship: Encounter Temptation

Join us for worship Sunday as begin our Lenten study with the Temptation of Jesus. 1Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Let’s Just Stay Here!

The Transfiguration 1 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Exhaustive Joy

“Joy” is a word that we take for granted and rarely explore. What is joy? How do we give/receive it and how does it fit in with God’s intention for the world? On Sunday, we’ll explore how it is that … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: In Our Family We…Share God’s Light

We’ll wrap up the 4-part sermon series this Sunday as we study Ephesians 5:8-14 Join Us!

This Sunday in Worship: In Our Family We…Encourage One Another

Join us for part 3 of our 4 week sermon series on the book of Ephesians, as we seek guidance from scripture on the blessings and responsibilities of being part of a church family. Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Scout Sunday  – During both … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: In Our Family…We Have a Common Purpose

Join us Sunday for part two of our 4-part sermon series from Ephesians. 14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. 16 I pray … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: In Our Family…We Are United

Don’t miss the first of our four-part sermons from Ephesians. Unity in the Body of Christ I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Demons and Pigs

Jesus Heals the Gerasene Demoniac 5 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And when he had stepped out of the boat, immediately a man out of the tombs with an … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: By Another Road

The Magi Visit the Messiah. Matthew 2:1-12

This Sunday in Worship: The King and the Maiden

All children are invited to bring a special toy as Pastor Ann has a Blessing of the Toys during the worship service. (Please no toy weapons).

This Sunday in Worship: Christ Child’s Tree

The decorating of the Christmas tree by our children this Sunday, known as the “Christ Child’s Tree” has been a tradition at Ridgewood Park UMC for many years. Please join us for this special service as we sing along and … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Lessons and Carols

Don’t miss this wonderful day of worship as we continue to prepare for the birth of Jesus.  In both our worship services we will explore the questions posed by the famous hymn, What Child Is This, through scripture and song. … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Hoping for the Best

Join us Sunday as we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. Isaiah 2:1-5.

This Sunday in Worship: Practice Makes Perfect

In any valuable pursuit, we hone our skills with diligence and practice. Join us Sunday, as we study 2 Corinthians 8:1-7 and explore how “practice makes perfect,” even in generosity. Sunday we make our commitments to support the ministries of Ridgewood … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Storing or Sharing?

The rich farmer becomes the rich fool when he allows his possessions to define him. In worship this week we hear one of Jesus’ many parables about our relationship with our things. In addition, will be blessed by a testimony … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: All Saint’s Day

Please join us for worship on Sunday as we celebrate All Saint’s Day. We will remember those in our church family who have passed away in last twelve months and give God thanks for their faithfulness.  

This Sunday in Worship: What sorority girls know that the church forgot.

What lessons can we, the church, learn from those around us? Join us as we explore lessons learned from sororities in the way they welcome and socialize new members. Joshua 2:1-11,  Matthew 28:16-20  

This Sunday in Worship: Children’s Sabbath

Sunday, October 20 we will have one worship service at 10:30am where we will celebrate Children’s Sabbath and be led in word and song by our children. Following the worship service, join us for the annual Fall Fest at Big … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Never Lose Heart

Luke 18:1-8 18 Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. … Read More

This Sunday in Worship: Lost & Found

Please join us for worship on Sunday, as we explore Jesus’ teaching on repentance and rejoicing. Luke 15:1-10 gives us wonderful insight into our Lord’s encounters with “sinners” and religious people, and the lessons he offers to all.

This Sunday in Worship: The Image of Christ

As followers of Christ, part of our identity is to be welcoming and hospitable to all people. Join us for the final in our series of Life-Long Lessons, for Ann’s sermon entitled “The Image of Christ.” 1 Peter 4:7-11  

This Sunday in Worship

The Power of Invitation John 4:7-26 Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman is an inspiration to all of us who strive for a deeper relationship with him. Transformed by her experience of Christ’s “living water,” the nameless woman found the … Read More

This Sunday in Worship:Blessings From Strangers

18 The Lord appeared to Abraham[a] by the oaks[b] of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. 2 He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw … Read More

This Sunday in Worship

Life-Long Lessons: Recognizing My Neighbor Luke 10:25-37 Memorable teachers offer us memorable lessons, regardless of our age or stage in life. Join us for four lessons from scripture on our calling to be loving and hospitable to our neighbors, as … Read More

This week in worship: Walking your path.

Faithfulness to God can take us down many paths in life. Regardless of our gifts and life experiences, we can remain true to God’s calling to be loving toward God and neighbor. This Sunday, we hear one pastor’s story of God’s call on … Read More

This Week In Worship: Thanksgiving In August

In the dog-days of summer, it is good to remember the abundant blessings that God bestows on creation. God sustains us, God feeds us, and God delivers us.

This Week In Worship: The Spirit Gifts Us

Invited and made right with God, we are gifted to serve with one another in the Body of Christ. Our individual gifts and inspiration come from God’s Holy Spirit, working in and through us. As we share our gifts for … Read More

This Week In Worship: God Reconciles Us

God sees the great gulf between Creator and humanity, and reaches out through Christ to bridge the gap. Some call this “salvation.” The Apostle Paul calls it “reconciliation,” a gift given through Christ, in order that we may share it … Read More

This Week in Worship: Why We’re Here – Christ Lives In Us

Join us Sunday, July 7 as pastor Ann Willet begins a new sermon series, “Why We’re Here.” Summer offers us many options for activities, recreation, and a little slower pace. Yet the church family continues to gather for worship, study, … Read More

This Week In Worship: The Great Feast

Luke 14:15-24 One of the dinner guests, on hearing this, said to him, ‘Blessed is anyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!’ Then Jesus* said to him, ‘Someone gave a great dinner and invited many. At the … Read More

This Week In Worship: Top Ten Things To Do In The Days Ahead

Luke 15: Now all the tax-collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ So he told them this parable: ‘Which … Read More

This Week In Worship: It Depends On Where You Are In The Story

Acts 8:26-40 Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Get up and go towards the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ (This is a wilderness road.) So he got up and went. Now … Read More

This Week In Worship: Lessons From The Farm

Luke 8:4-8 When a great crowd gathered and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell on the path and was … Read More

This Week In Worship: Are You My Mother?

Matthew 12:46-50    While he was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers were standing outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, “Look, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.” … Read More

This Week In Worship: How Much Is Too Much?

John 12:1-8 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table … Read More

This Week In Worship: Lived In Faith

Hebrews 11:8-11 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he stayed for a … Read More

This Week In Worship: The Impact Of Ministry

1 Peter 2: But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once … Read More

This Week In Worship: Jesus Was A Refugee

Exodus 23:9 You shall not oppress a resident alien; you know the heart of an alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.

This Week In Worship: Grounded In Gratitude

Galatians But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with … Read More

This Week In Worship: Your Defining Story

John 20:19-23 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and … Read More

This Week In Worship: The Final Week In Jerusalem

Mark 11:7-10 Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. … Read More

This Week In Worship: The Art Of Dying Well

Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”

This Week In Worship: Comforting Those Who Mourn

John 14:25-29 ‘I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate,the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have … Read More

This Week In Worship: Christianity and Suicide

Psalm 13:1-6 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all day long? How long … Read More

This Week in Worship: Death and Eternal Life

Revelation 21:2-5 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,‘See, the home of God … Read More

This Week In Worship: Love That Lasts A Lifetime

Colossians 3:12-15 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord* has forgiven you, … Read More

This Week In Worship: Habits That Hurt, Habits That Heal

Proverbs 5:18-20 Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,  a lovely deer, a graceful doe. May her breasts satisfy you at all times; may you be intoxicated always by her love. Why should you … Read More

Compassion: A Journey Through The Lenten Season

This Lenten season we invite you to join hands in compassion and walk through Lent with special worship services, a new sermon series, and a variety of activites that you and your family can take part in to help bring … Read More

This Week In Worship: The Importance Of Sexual Intimacy

I Corinthians 7:3-5: The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; likewise the husband does not … Read More

This Week In Worship: What She Wants / What He Wants

Phillippians 2:1-5 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord … Read More

This Week In Worship: Cats in the Wall

1 Corinthians 12 – Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. Therefore I … Read More

This Week In Worship: Does the Devil Make Us Do It?

Ephesians 5: For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light— for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find … Read More

This Week In Worship: Understanding The Struggle Between Good And Evil

Yes, the line between good and evil runs through us all. Kindness or cruelty, truth or deceit, compassion or calloused unconcern, faithfulness or infidelity, mercy or revenge – we know the struggle. And we’ve each been affected by the struggle … Read More

This Week In Worship: By A Different Road

“Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising,[a] and have come to pay him homage.” When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; … Read More

This Week In Worship: Giving Up On Perfect

Luke 1:26-38. “’You will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus’. . . Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I am a virgin?’”

This Week In Worship: Lessons and Carols

Don’t miss this exciting Sunday of music and the story of Christmas. In both services you’ll be treated to special musical offerings you won’t want to miss!

This Week In Worship

Luke 3:1-6 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler* of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler* of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler* … Read More

This Week In Worship: Jesus’ Wish List

Matt. 25: 45 “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’”

This Week In Worship: Blisters for Jesus

Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”

This Week In Worship: Give Until It Feels Good

Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

This Week In Worship: It’s A Privaledge To Be Here

Psalm 122:1   I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”

This Week In Worship: Are You Ready To Grow

Psalm 27:7&8   Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me!  “Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!” Your face, Lord, do I seek.

This Week In Worship: Should You Believe The Creation Story?

Genesis 1:27,31 So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening … Read More

This Week In Worship: Grow Strong, Learn Things, Love God and Others

Luke 2:40  The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.

This Week In Worship: The Questions Of War

Matthew 5:43 – 48 “You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be … Read More

This Week In Worship: Faith and the Presidential Elections

Micah 6:8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

This Week In Worship: The Logic Of Hell

1 John 4:13-18 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the … Read More

This Week In Worship: Are You A Liberal or A Conservative?

James 3:6-10 The tongue… is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell…No one … Read More

This Week In Worship: When God Is On the Loose

Acts 17:22-28 Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I … Read More

This Week In Worship: On Your Marks

1 Corinthians 9: Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it. Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it … Read More

This Week In Worship: Find Your Own Voice

1 Samuel 17   David said, “The Lord, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine.” So Saul said to David, “Go, and may … Read More

This Week In Worship: Joseph and His Messed Up Family

Genesis 37:2-4 & 19-24a This is the story of the family of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives; and … Read More

This Week in Worship: Youth In Mission

Judges 6:11-16  Now the angel of the LORD came and sat under the oak at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, as his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine press, to hide it from the Midianites. … Read More

This Week in Worship: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Luke 6: 36-42 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be … Read More

This Week in Worship: Heads Up! Thriving In the Midst of Change

Mark 6:1-6 He left that place and came to his home town, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, ‘Where did this man get … Read More

This Week in Worship

Mark 6:1-6 He left that place and came to his home town, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, ‘Where did this man … Read More

This Week in Worship: Chi Omega Campus Ministries

2nd Corinthians 5:17-20 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us … Read More

This Week in Worship: Matthew 16:1-4

The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test Jesus* they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, ‘When it is evening, you say, “It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.” And in … Read More

This Week in Worship: ‘Tis the Set of the Sail

Psalm 13:1-6 To the leader. A Psalm of David.  How long, O Lord? Will you forget me for ever?    How long will you hide your face from me?  How long must I bear pain in my soul,    and have sorrow in … Read More

This Week in Worship: Parable of the Sower

Matthew 13:1-9 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the lake. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And … Read More

This Week in Worship: People Say Crazy Things

John 21:2-23 Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin,* Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. 3Simon Peter said to them, ‘I am going fishing.’ They said to him, … Read More

This Week in Worship: Behind the Veil – Martha & Mary

Luke 10:38-42 Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what … Read More

Behind the Veil: Ruth

Ruth 1:8-16 But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back each of you to your mother’s house. May the Lord deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me. The Lord grant that you may … Read More

This Week in Worship: Behind the Veil – Jochebed

Exodus 2:1-10 Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him three months. When she … Read More

One of 10,000 Doors: Dan D. Rogers Science Minds

Pastor Rob preached many Sundays on looking for opportunities to serve others as part of the United Methodist “10,000 Doors Campaign.” As Rebecca Cartier heard his message, she found herself sitting in the pew asking, “Why Not Knock Next Door?” … Read More