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Everyone Needs Help

Everyone is in need of recovery from something (not just addicts). As members of the human race, we all are facing issues that at the least can rob us of our joy and complicate our lives. Some of us are dealing with issues that have the potential of destroying us and the ones we love. You are invited to join in on a small group hybrid Bible study discussing The 12 Steps In Scripture beginning April 21 @ 7p. Through…

710 in Worship Easter, BUT NOW WHAT?

Sisters and Brothers, All totaled, online and in person from all three of our services at Easter, attendance was 710. It was an incredible day of worship and celebration and indeed, resurrection! BUT WHAT NOW? How do we live into the “born-anew-ness” of Easter that I preached about? How do we find the continual renewal of the Easter promise? How do we become the people we are already claimed by the sacrifice of Jesus? Only by the “Breath of God.“ Starting this Sunday…

Maundy Thursday Worship, Good Friday Reflection & Easter Morning!

Sisters and Brothers, We gather tonight for a special service of worship at 6:30pm. On “Maundy” Thursday (which comes from the Latin word for “command”) we remember Jesus’ commandment that we “love one another” and his commissioning of the Eucharist, Holy Communion, the last supper as a commemoration of him in perpetuity “DO this in remembrance of me…” Join us in person or online www.ringgoldumc.TV at 6:30pm. Then tomorrow I invite you to participate in a Good Friday reflection from noon to three. The…

So…I Forgot Something Important Sunday

Friends, For just the second time in all the years I’ve been a pastor I forgot… THE OFFERING! (In contemporary worship only) We put it at the very end of the service last Sunday in contemporary and I just totally blanked. Anyway, I wanted to give anybody that missed the chance to make an offering now. Click here to GIVE. Of course you can always use our new app and give at any time or just text RinggoldUMC to 77977. I thought I…

The difference a year can make | eNote

Dear Sisters and Brothers, What a difference a single year can make! It was this day (Friday, March 13th, 2020) that I shared with you the drastic changes coming our way because of what the Global Health Council had just recently declared as a pandemic. The Sunday prior, we had just dedicated our new digital pipe organ and we were looking forward to all our Spring ministry plans. Then, everything stopped. Nobody thought then, we would be where we are…

A Spiritual Journey: Jeremy Bárcenas

Listen to the movement of God in and through the life of Jeremy as he shares his story and a powerful testimony of God’s grace. Welcome, Jeremy Bárcenas, our Director of Contemporary Worship.

SOUPer Bowl and Wear Your Team Colors

First things first: Buccaneers or Chiefs? I asked that question in another setting and got two types of responses. The first response was an immediate: CHIEFS OF COURSE (sorry Buccaneers). The second response was a delayed: WHAT? OH, YEAH. THE GAME IS THIS WEEKEND? Regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, I want to encourage you to participate in the SOUPer Bowl this year! The what?!?! This will be our second year bringing in canned food and non-perishable items…

Do You Know Someone Who Needs A Recovery Meeting?

Sisters & Brothers, I mentioned in the sermon this past Sunday of a new resource for those that seek a recovery meeting but need it to be online.  THIS IS FOR ANYONE (and because it is online they can in fact live anywhere) that would like to meet, no strings attached and be able to share about their struggles and get some initial support and encouragement. “Recovery” isn’t just for the chemically addicted, it is for anyone who struggles with obsessive/compulsive…

It’s a New Year. Is it a NEW YOU?

Sisters and Brothers, It’s a New Year but is it a NEW YOU? How do you feel? Tired? Hopeful? Anxious? The current worship theme “Getting Into Shape” can help. Listen to a sermon you’ve missed. I’ve taught about Mental Health and this last week, Financial Heath. This Sunday I’m working on a message about Emotional Health. Do yourself a favor, make sure to be in worship or join us online:9am TRADITIONAL;11am CONTEMPORARY;www.ringgoldumc.TV.No other clicks or website navigation necessary.It’s easy to remember, “Ringgold U – M…

Break Through Isolation & Grow in a Group with Others | Adult Connections Groups

Why not set a goal RIGHT NOW to break through isolation and grow in a group with others this semester? Many people that I have talked to (and myself included) have mentioned how isolated and lonely they feel over the past year. I get it; really I do. It has been very difficult to do life with others recently. Let’s break through all the excuses (and many excuses are valid), meet with others, and grow in group fellowship TOGETHER. NEW…