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Ridgecrester May

Ridgecrester May

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The RidgecresterThe RidgecresterThe Ridgecrester 
On the GO to Witness On the GO to Witness On the GO to Witness On the GO to Witness 
Acts 1:8 Acts 1:8 Acts 1:8 Acts 1:8 
Ridgecrest Baptist Church 
Volume No. 61 M
AY
2012 Number 5
 Well Done, Good and Faithfull Servant!
This month we celebrate Mother’s Day, a very special holiday in ourhearts and minds. I am reminded as I reflect on this holiday the impact of a mother’s love and faith upon our lives. Writing to pastor Timothy, Paulsays, “I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in yourgrandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, nowlives in you also.” (2 Timothy 1:5) Though it is God who meets our everyneed, often He uses people to accomplish His will. Let’s thank God forgodly mothers who have made an immeasurable impact on our lives, bynurturing within us a faith in the Lord that will see us through this life andon into eternity.I hope you are as excited as I am about our new Worship and FamilyMinistries’ leader, John Russell. Our wait is almost over and John willlead his first service at Ridgecrest on May 27
th
. Thank you so muchRidgecresters for your prayers and support of the search committee as wesought God’s will for our church. Thank you to all who worked and gaveto prepare our missionary housing for John and Laura Leigh to occupyuntil they find a permanent home. Remember our prayers and service ontheir behalf are not over but have just begun. Let’s join together in prayerand support of John and Laura Leigh both now and after they join us sothat his leadership and service will be blessed by God and so our churchwill be a blessing to them.In Christian service, Bro. Mike
May is a busy, yet rewarding month. It signals the end of another school yearand a more laid back time called summer! We have so many end-of-yearprograms that you need to be aware of offering you the chance to support ourchildren and youth as they are recognized for their accomplishments.On Sunday, April 29th, we heard the Preschool and Childrens Choirs sing andbe recognized for their participation in choir this past year. The participants inYouth Worship Arts were also recognized for their dedication.On Wednesday, May 9th, we will recognize our Mission Friend’s, G.A.’s,R.A.’s and our Acteens group at 6:15 p.m. during the prayer meeting in theworship center. Our AWANA recognition program will be on Sunday, May20th, at 6:00 p.m.Please plan to attend these special programs and support our children and allof the many volunteers that work with them each week!Please sign up at the Vacation Bible School display to help with VBS. It isscheduled for Sunday, June 10th through Wednesday, June 13th, from 5:30 –8:30 p.m. each night. The theme this year is Amazing Wonders Aviation inwhich we will learn of God’s great love for us! Proverbs 22:6 tells us to Traina child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.Thanks to all of the volunteers who willingly give of their time and talents toteach our children and youth about our Lord and Savior.In His service, Susan Campbell
As an individual, are you investing your talent wisely? As a church, arewe good stewards of the opportunities God has given us? If the answer isno, why? What do we have to be afraid of? Look what happened to theservant that was afraid (v24-30). I don’t think any of us want to be “ThatGuy”! Our goal is to be like the first two servants! Our goal, asindividuals and as a Church is to hear “Well Done, My Good and FaithfulServant!”Blessings, TomP.S. As I wrote my article this month I had no idea God would give us animmediate opportunity (before it was ever published) to be faithful andshare His love. Unfortunately, on Monday, April 23, two young boysaccidentally drowned at Cypress Court Apartments. We had ministeredto them through block parties, and several members of our churchtutored them every Tuesday and Thursday.At the news of the tragedy, our church family was immediatelyinvolved caring for the family, comforting and consoling them, andsome of our members provided food for them. Ridgecrest establisheda memorial fund to help the family take care of the arrangements.Thank You! Thank you for your willingness to serve, for your lovingkindness, and your generosity.I’ve been asked by the youth, “Why did Jesus teach in parables? Whydidn’t He just tell people exactly what He meant?” There are severalreasons. First, He taught in parables to fulfill the prophecy of Psalm78:2 and Isaiah 6:9-10. God in His infinite wisdom originated parablesto transcend time, culture, situation and meaning.This holds true for the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30), wherethe master gives his servants differing quantities of talents. The talents
could represent, 1) money; 2) people (or actual individual talent); or 3)
opportunity. It can be applied to individuals or to the entire church.Our Master, has given each of us unique talents. He wants us, asindividuals, to use those talents, investing them wisely to grow Hiskingdom. As a Church, He provided us with finances, people andopportunities. Our challenge is to recognize our members’ talents, theopportunities He gives us, and how to invest ourselves to grow thekingdom of God.Our ministry to the children at Cypress Court Apartments is one of thoseopportunities that God has given us. While we were not looking for it,God gave us the opportunity to minister to underprivileged kids throughthe AWANA program. Several of the children have come to know JesusChrist as their Savior. The Lord has given us other opportunities like AllNations Baptist Church, and missions opportunities.
Recognitions and Amazing Wonders Mothers Day
 
Counting Team Schedule . . .
 
May 7
Dot Casey, Tyson Thompson & Carolyn Williams
May 14
Merigold Caldwell, Edith Hicks
May 21
Betty Brown, Velita McFarland & Marianne Harrell
 
May 29
Sheila Kelley & Judy Wilson
* Date Change
 
 
May 6 -
Tommy Ratliff, Dale Corley, Walt Wilson,Don Weathers, Dan Jones & Dean Cherry
May 13 -
Dale Jones, re oe, Jim eale, hilli Trssell& Kyle Bollin
May 20 -
arry ynh, E.E. Branell, Randy Williams,Joe MDowell, Dale Farris & Tony isenby
May 27 -
Tommy Ratliff, Dale Corley, Walt Wilson,Don Weathers, Dan Jones & Dean Cherry
Prayer Room Schedule
May 6
– Dale Jones
May 20
– Jim Seale
May 13
– Greg Lockett
May 27
– Phillip Trussell
 
Deacon Weekly Schedule
Friendly Reminders
 
Budget & Finance Meeting
 May 20 - 4:00 p.m., Rm 103
Deacons Meeting
 May 20 - 4:30 p.m., Rm 301
 
From the Library 
Have you been in the Librarylately. Come check-out what wehave. There are books foreveryone of every age. You will find researchbooks, fiction, non-fiction, and bio-graphies.Stop in today.
May 17, 2012
Adult Meals - $5.00 Children’s Meals - $3.50
May 2 -
Chicken Stuffed with Broccoli, Cream Potatoes,Butter Beans,
 
Rolls, Salad & Dessert
 May 9
- Hamburgers, Chips and Dip
 
Salad & Dessert
May 16
-
Family Week - No Church Activities / Meals
May 23
- BBQ chicken, Mac and Cheese, Baked Beans,Texas Toast, Salad & Dessert
May 30 -
Beef Tips, Rice, String Beans,Rolls, Salad & Dessert
Servers
 
May 2
- Linda Nelson & Ethel Weathers
May 9
- Marianne Harrell, Lorene Jones & Jerry Sims
May 16
- Luverne Bethay & Linda Nelson
May 23
- Tom Anderson & Vida Wilder
May 30
- Marianne Harrell, Lorene Jones & Jerry Sims
Collectors
 
May 2 -
Merigold Caldwell & Joyce Ottinger
 May 9
- Reba Lisenby & Ethel Weathers
May 16
- Jim and Carol Seale
May 23
- Edith Hicks & Reba Lisenby
May 30 -
Reba Lisenby & Ethel Weathers
Note:
Please contact Carolyn, 277-0011, or Angie, 320-5179, inadvance when not able to serve or collect on your scheduled date.
May 13, 2012May 13, 2012May 13, 2012May 13, 2012
 
“The Ridgecrester”
(USPS 005-247)Published monthly by Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 5260 Vaughn Road,Montgomery, AL 36116. Periodicals postage paid at Montgomery,Alabama.
Postmaster:
Send address changes to The Ridgecrester,5260 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL 36116
May 2012
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2:00 Grace SSMtg-FH
3:00 Tutoring COH
2
National Dayof Prayer
3
 
3:00 Tutoring COH
4 56 7 8
 
3:00 Tutoring COH
9
 Children’s ChoirPartyActeen, GA, RA &MF’s RecognitionService
10
 
3:00 Tutoring COH
11 1213
 
Mother’s Day
Baby Dedication
 Family Week
No EveningServices
14
Carolyn beginssixth year
15
 
3:00 Tutoring COH
16
 Family Week
No EveningActivities
17
10:00 YAH
3:00 Tutoring COH
18 1920
 
8:15 Men’sBreakfastAwanaRecognition &AwardsSpirit of LibertyDeadline2:00 CampbellShower4:00 Finance CmtMtg Rm
103
4:30 Deacon’sMtg Rm 301
21
 
9:30 MaxineMoseley WOMFLC
22
 
3:00 Tutoring COH
23
SummerSchedule Begins
 
5:00 FLC - VBSPlanning Cmt5:30 Supper6:15 Kids onWednesdays6:15 All OtherActivities
Bro. John’s firstWednesday with us.
24
 
3:00 Tutoring COH
25
Anita begins her26th year
.
26
“Net” begins hersixth year.
27
 
Bro. John’s firstSunday with us.No Evening Service
28
H
OLIDAY
Office Closed
 Memorial Day
29
 
3:00 Tutoring COH
30
 
5:30 Supper6:15 All OtherActivities
31
 
3:00 Tutoring COH
Sunday, May 20, 8:15 a.m., FLC
 S
he is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at
the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithfulinstruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her
children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he
praises her. Proverbs 31:25-28

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