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Cornerstone Women on Mission (WMU)

This group of women supports and prays for missionaries serving in our community, state, North America, and the world. They participate in and promote International Missions (Lottie Moon Offering), North American Missions (Annie Armstrong Offering), and State Missions (Margaret Lackey Offering). Church-wide mission projects are shared throughout the year.  All Ridgecrest women are encouraged to get involved. Contact Edna Lambert at 601.853.1598.  Present project is collecting eyeglasses, so bring your old eyeglasses (even if the frames are broken) to the kiosk with the display close to the Coffee Corner. September is  Margaret Lackey State Missions month.  You can pick up your offering envelope at the Welcome desk  for your offering and then place it in the offering plate when it is passed. 

Deaf Ministry

Ridgecrest provides sign language interpretation at morning worship services on the right side of the worship center near the front. We also have a Life Group for the hearing impaired each Sunday morning at 9:00 in the Conference Room on the east side of the church through the Pastor's Office entrance. On Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm, we have beginning and advanced sign language classes in Room 102 for anyone who would like to learn how to sign. Childcare is provided. For more information contact Susie Grothe at 601.259.4832 or kwgrothe@bellsouth.net.

ESL - English as a Second Language

ESL Classes meet on Wednesdays at 6:00pm on the 3rd  Floor. These classes offered at Ridgecrest to anyone in the community who speaks English as their Second Language (ESL). The classes will help them learn the English language and culture, and how to do tasks that may be new to them if they are new to the United States.If you would like to join this class or know of someone who could benefit, please contact Jody Parham at jodypham@yahoo.com.  This class is growing quickly, so if you would like to volunteer to help (you don't have to know a foreign language), please contact Jody..

Helping Hands Ministry

This ministry assists widows, single ladies, persons with physical disabilities, and the elderly in our congregation with minor home repairs. This ministry is carried out solely by volunteers who want to show God’s love by using their talents and time. Click to email Kathy Keeton or call 601-856-9015 with needs or to volunteer for the Helping Hands Team. You may also email Tim Blocker at tblocker@rcbc.org or call 601.853.1090 x64.

Home Outreach Ministry

Our mission is to be Christ’s hands and feet in our community, to reassure those in our midst who may feel lonely or discouraged through ill health or who are no longer able to participate in regular worship services. To be part of this compassionate ministry, contact Linda Logan at Lindalogan11@gmail.com or call 601.573.4625.. 

Men’s Adventure

Proverbs 27:17 – “Iron sharpens iron as one man sharpens another.”- Using our past to open up our future, enabling us to walk closer with God. Open to all men of the community, offering weekly men’s meetings on Sunday mornings at 7:30 and Wednesday evenings at 6:00 in room 103. For more information, contact Charles Williford at cwilliford@bellsouth.net.

Prayer Quilt Ministry

It’s not about the quilt—It’s ALL about the Prayers.  Quilts are made and then hung for Ridgecrest family to pray and tie knots for those who will be given the quilts to show   God’s love and that someone cares.  You do not have to know how to sew or quilt; there is something for everyone to do. Quilters meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:00am. Contact Carolyn Ragsdale at Carolyn@employersupport.com

Special Needs Parent’s Night Out (PNO)

PNO is a time of respite for parents of children/adults with special needs. This event is held once a quarter on Saturday from 5:30 – 8:00pm in the Ridgecrest Activities Center (RAC) and includes supper and theme-based activities.  A generous volunteer base is needed to provide care for this large group.  Contact Beth Bennett at bbennett@ridgecres.net or 601.853.1090 x61. For more information, access www.ridgecrest.net/specialneeds.

Sports Ministry

The Sports Ministry for K5 - 4th graders at Ridgecrest encourages every child to participate and strives to promote Jesus Christ through soccer, flag football, and cheerleading. For more information, access www.ridgecrest.net/sportsministry. For more information, contact Buddy Knott at 601.853.1090 x62.

STARs (Special Teens & Adults at Ridgecrest)

Activities-based ministry with outreach to the community for teens and adults with special needs ages 15+ and their families. Volunteers interact with these families and show Christ’s love. To volunteer, contact Beth Bennett at bbennett@ridgecrest.net or 601.853.1090 x61 or Charlane Wall at charlane.wall@gmail.com or 601. 906.7651.  For updates on special events and activities access www.ridgecrest.net/specialneeds

Stitches & Bobs

We are learning to sew while ministering to others. All skill levels are welcome. We have made fidget quilts for The Orchard and are currently working on character hospital gowns for Batson’s Children’s Hospital. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month  from 6:00 – 7:00pm in Room 104. Childcare is provided. For more information contact Samantha Denson at samanthadenson@yahoo.com or 601.622.8172. 

WinShape

WinShape Camps for Communities provides a professionally trained staff to create the most fun and meaningful camp experience for children who have completed 1st through 6th grades. It includes a coalition of organizations and churches across Madison so as many families as possible can be impacted with the gospel. Whether campers like soccer or science, there is something for everyone. WinShape Camps combines sports, recreation, arts, Bible study, and worship into one unforgettable week. For more information, contact Katy Myers, Children's Director, at kmyers@ridgecrest.net or 601.853.1090 x65.  

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