Online Worship: Reimagine Hospitality

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What does it mean to reimagine hospitality when we have to practice social distancing? Can we be hospitable when we’re not comfortable having guests in our home? What does it look like for the Christian community to reimagine hospitality, not only in our church but in every area of our lives? Join us as we explore opening our hearts to make others feel welcome in new and creative ways.  

Watch the worship services any time on Ridge UMC. Sermons are posted each week as well.

Sunday, July 19, 2020 | Week 1

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Theme | God’s Extreme Love for Us

Scripture | Revelation 3:20

Synopsis | Christ teaches us how to reimagine hospitality, but before we can practice hospitality with others, we must accept the beautiful truth that Christ wants a relationship with us. We learn to practice hospitality with others by accepting it from and practicing it with Christ. 

Bible App Study | The Love of God
The love of God is incredible, extravagant and deeply personal. In this seven-day devotional, we will reflect on 1 John 4:7-21, and position ourselves in God’s love as we walk with Him in exploring the width, length, height and depth of His endless love for us.  

Sunday, July 26, 2020 | Week 2

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Theme | Christ Reimagines Hospitality

Scripture | John 13:12-17

Synopsis | So often we learn to improve hospitality by learning from others. But what happens when the world as we know it changes and even the leaders in hospitality are left clueless? Let’s look to Christ to help us reimagine hospitality. 

Bible App Study | The Way God Loves You
The apostle John, known as the beloved disciple because he lay on Jesus’ chest, shows us in his first letter some aspects of God’s love. In this plan, Pastor Jeff Wells highlights four aspects of the way God loves us. Delight yourself and enjoy this reading that will make you love the One who loved you first.

Sunday, August 2, 2020 | Week 3

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Theme | Opening Our Hearts

Scripture | Matthew 25:35-40

Synopsis | Christ invites us to show compassion and hospitality to those who are often on the margins and excluded from society. Showing this love and compassion starts with opening our hearts.

Bible App Study | Showing Hospitality
Sharing isn’t exactly easy for children (or adults, for that matter). In this four-day study, your family will begin to view your “stuff”—from the extra space in your home to your children’s favorite toys—as gifts from God that He expects you to use in the care of His people. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

Sunday, August 9, 2020 | Week 4

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Theme | Empowered by the Spirit

Scripture | 1 Peter 4:8-10

Bible App Study | Be Present
In an information-saturated world, what we crave is community. We all want to belong, to be a part of the team, and to fit in. This three-part series addresses the fact that as followers of Christ, we’re a part of a big community, and we want to let the world in. The power of hospitality is something amazing, and we’re going to see how we can show up for others.