Posts by Ringgoldumc

Posts by Ringgoldumc

What Would You Put In This Subject Line?

An e-Note for Pastor Chris How about some celebrations? We had 11 people take our membership class Sunday night! We had 17 different teenagers participate in youth ministries this last week! We’ve had 20 new “household” (some families, some individuals) visit with us since the start of the new year! And our goal of 100 sponsored Haiti kids from our partner-mission “Friends of Momance,” stands currently at 94 (already 10 more than last year)! The next membership class will be sometime this summer. If you’re ready to take this 90 minute class…

“Our father” – Mother’s Day – easter attendance

An e-Note from Pastor Chris I want to invite you to the start of a new theme in worship that over the next three weeks that will focus on the three requests we make in the Lord’s Prayer:Give us this day our daily bread;Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;Lead us, not unto temptation but deliver us from evil.When Jesus gave his disciples this model prayer he undoubtedly expected it to be repeated and learned…

THE COMMUNICATOR | May 2022

Stay connected with what’s going on in our ministries at Ringgold United Methodist Church with The Communicator. Here’s the May Edition of The Communicator

The Final Moments of Lent are upon us

An e-Note from Pastor Chris Dear Sisters and Brothers, Today is Maundy Thursday, this evening we commemorate the Lord’s commandment / commissioning of the sacrament of Holy Communion. (That’s what “Maundy” means.) “Do this,” he said, “in remembrance of me.” We will join together in this sacrament this evening; the service starts at 6:30pm. If you can’t make it in person, join us online www.ringgoldumc.TV. (By the way, always remember you can experience our worship service online one of three…

Don’t give up (& Please be patient)

An e-Note from Pastor Chris Don’t give up on your Lent journey. At this point some of you may be frustrated (or disappointed) in your hopes for Lent, that is in what you wanted to do or the habits you wanted to form (or break).  I want to encourage you. Remember, any change, any growth, any attempt is a positive step. Don’t give up. There are a couple weeks still left and these could be the ones that matter the most!…

The Communicator | April 2022

Stay connected in the loop with what’s going on with our senior adult ministries at Ringgold United Methodist Church with The Communicator. Here’s the April Edition of the Communicator

Take a Guess . . .

An eNote from Pastor Chris Dear Sisters and Brothers, Take a guess, what was special about last Sunday? The beginning of Lent? Well yes, but… We actually just had the best attended [in-person] weekend of worship yet (not counting Easter/Christmas Eve). There were 122 people in Traditional worship and 113 people in Contemporary.  Another 84 joined us online for Traditional and another 42 joined online for Contemporary. (I’m really appreciative of our ongoing online faith-community.) We had 30 children in-person for “Wiggle…

Happy Lent?

An e-Note from Pastor Chris When I came into the office this morning, Karen and I started discussing how people don’t know what to wish us as Christians on Ash Wednesday… “Happy Ash Wednesday”?… “Happy Lent”? People are so use to special days being that of celebration that we don’t have appropriate gestures for when it isn’t. Nonetheless, I’m somewhat still “happy” to be on the Lenten journey together with you. Attached at the bottom of this email is a…

The Communicator | March 2022

Stay connected in the loop with what’s going on with our senior adult ministries at Ringgold United Methodist Church with The Communicator. Here’s the March 2022 Edition of The Communicator

Lent Daily Readings 2022

Join us in this season of Lent as we read through the story of Jesus, starting when he first turns his face towards Jerusalem in Luke 9 and ending with John 20. This year, instead of reading one Gospel account, we will read selected chapters from each Gospel that highlight specific moments in the life of Jesus. Each day there is an option to read a small excerpt from the scripture if a whole chapter feels too daunting. No matter…