Summer BBQ Bash 2019

Summer BBQ Bash 2019

It’s that time of year again! You’re invited to the 2019 Summer BBQ Bash at Camp Muffly!
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The entire church is welcome to gather for a day of food, relaxation, and fun in the sun. Food will be served at 5pm, and the pool opens at 6pm—you can come and go as you please! Don’t forget to sign up for the corn hole tournament when you get there—limited team spots are available!
We ask that each guest brings a side dish to share with everyone, and The Ridge will be providing the rest of the food and drinks.  Bring the whole family, and invite your friends. It’s going to be a blast!

Location

Camp Muffly

[CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS]

Date

Sunday, July 21st; 5pm – 8pm

Details

  • The Ridge provides the hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks & desserts
  • Everyone else brings a side dish to share!

Activities

  • Cornhole tournament
  • Pool for the kids (opens at 6pm)
  • Music, food, fun

Good to Know

Consider bringing a blanket or lawn chairs to have a place to sit. Feel free to bring your own backyard games. If you have pets, you are kindly asked to leave them at home.

College Summer Group

College Summer Group

College-age adults are invited to join us this summer for Bible study, group discussions, time to build relationships, and a great time together! Beginning Wednesday, June 5th, we’ll gather to begin the summer series and hang out with friends!

For the first gathering on Wednesday, June 5th, we’ll have a BBQ at Ben’s house afterward! Then, each Wednesday, we’ll go to dinner together at various area restaurants! Join us for a great time together this summer!

Let us know you’re coming, and get directions to the meeting site by emailing our College Director at ben.biles@theridge.church.

Date

Every Wednesday beginning June 5th
through July 31st
(no group meeting on July 3rd)

Time

7pm–9pm

Contact

Ben.Biles@theridge.church

 

High School Sunday Funday

High School Sunday Funday

Don’t miss out on Sunday Funday this summer! Each Sunday night, we will have different summer-themed games or other activities for high school students! Invite a friend, and join the fun! Stay tuned for weekly emails and social media announcements covering the details for what’s happening each week. You can even pick up a calendar at The Ridge so you do not miss any of the fun!

Date

Beginning Sunday, June 9th through August 25th (except July 21st)

Time

4:30–6:00pm

Location

Chestnut Ridge Church

Backpack To School

Backpack To School

A back-to-school supply drive will kick off at The Ridge on Sunday, July 14th! Many students in Mon County and surrounding areas are in need of essential items for the upcoming school year. We want to make an impact for local students & schools, and we need your help!

We’re asking you to bring backpacks filled with recommended items for students preK through high school from July 14th through July 28th. Drop-off bins will be available in the lobby. Lists of suggested items that you can donate are below. 

You can drop off your donations on Sundays, or you can bring the items to the main church office Monday through Thursday from 9am to 5pm. The donations will be dispersed throughout the county to students in need.

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The approach this year is based on the most pressing needs of local schools. Because other organizations and businesses are helping to provide school supplies, we want to provide backpacks with high-need items that are regularly given to kids throughout the school year.

Children will not receive a filled backpack like last year. The items will supply the school’s Food Pantries, Clothing Closets, and Hygiene Supplies and children will receive these items as needed throughout the year. The empty backpacks will be given to children who do not have a backpack, or their backpack is in bad shape.

The backpacks and supplies will be distributed from The Ridge directly to local schools in Mon and Preston counties. To give you an idea of the need in our own area, here are a few statistics:

 
Preston County | 45% of preK–12th grade students are below the poverty line. There are 118 (known) homeless students. 
Mon County | 35% of preK–12th grade students are below the poverty line. There are 300 (known) homeless students.

What To Do

Purchase a backpack, and fill it with important recommended items for students in elementary, middle school, or high school—any amount helps! Then bring the backpack during the collection period (7/14 through 7/28), and place your donation in the appropriate bin at The Ridge.

Please do NOT include any toys or personal notes.

Collection Dates

July 14th—July 28th

Location

Chestnut Ridge Church
2223 Cheat Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
Drop-off bins are available in the lobby.

Recommended Items

Food
To help nourish children on the weekends when they don’t have enough food to eat at home. Why these items? They don’t require a fridge, stove, microwave, or the assistance from an adult.
Granola Bars | chewy and crunchy
Fruit Cups | all varieties [Click Here for Examples]
Tuna/Cracker Kits & Chicken/Cracker Kits [Click Here for Examples]
Clothing
To help children when they have dirty or soiled clothes, they are given clean ones. Some children live in homes without a washer and dryer, some children are homeless, and some children simply aren’t cared for properly.
New Socks | boys and girls, all sizes, for PreK–12th grade
New Underwear |boys and girls, all sizes, PreK–12th grade
New T-shirts | Solid colors except white, no graphics, boys and girls, all sizes, PreK–12th grade
Hygiene
For a variety of reasons, whether economic or proper care, children do not have basic hygiene supplies at home so these items are made available to them at school. 
Toothbrushes & Toothpaste | kid/adult sizes and flavors
Deodorant | boys and girls
Bars of Soap

Because of the Beyond initiative, we are able to implement more community outreach programs such as Backpack To School. Our goal is to do as much as we can for others in and around The Ridge. Backpack To School is a step in that direction, and will help make a difference in the lives of local students. With support from Beyond, we are able to begin making an impact, and we’re excited for what we can all achieve together. If you’d like to contribute to the Beyond initiative, click here.

Singles Series

Singles Series

If you’re a single adult of any age, you’re invited to a three-week series this summer called Trapped! This Singles Series will include a time for worship and group discussions about developing and living out your faith. The course is FREE, will be held on three consecutive Monday evenings. Meet us at The Ridge on the second floor!

Through this series, you can explore how to go from being trapped in your emotions to being set free. Over the three weeks, we’ll cover the following topics:
Week 1 July 15 ||  Pain to Joy  (Trapped in Pain to Set Free to Joy) with Ben Biles, College Director
Week 2 July 22 ||  Fear to Hope (Trapped in Fear to set free to Hope) with Kevin Deming, Adult Life Pastor
Week 3 July 29 || Anger to Love (Trapped in Anger to set free to Love) with Josh Rhodes, Next Steps Director

Date

Mondays: July 15th, 22nd, and 29th

Time

6:30pm–8pm

Location

The Loft (2nd floor)
at The Ridge

Registration

Middle School Pool Party

Middle School Pool Party

Middle school students are welcome to join Ridge Students for a Pool Party! You’ll be able to enjoy swimming and hanging out with your friends! Invite a friend to come with you, and don’t forget your towel! Bring some cash for snacks—the concession stand will be open!

Time

1–4pm

Location

Marilla Pool
E Brockway Ave
Morgantown,WV

Cost

Daily Admission:
Adults $6
Children (4-17) $5
Children 3 and under are free with a paying adult
Slide Pass $3 (must be 45 inches tall to use the slides)