Ridgecrest Baptist Church

RBC News

Week of 4.13.2013



A 64-year old North Carolina women was recently charged with assault after she started a food fight at the salad bar during the Golden Corral restaurant's early-bird special. Police said Polly Richards was livid about being cut off in line by Linwood Moore, 69, so she banged into him, slapped him, and then threw a plate of food that hit another person. When police arrived to break up the fracas, they said that Richards told them, "Just take me to...jail then."

The Easter season is a reminder that our behavior and sin demands punishment, and that Jesus not only took our punishment, He provided a new way to live both now and for all eternity. Join us over the next several days as we celebrate the Cross, the Empty Tomb and the our new Life in Christ. Here are a couple of ways you can do that:

Love Carried The Cross...Our Maundy Thursday Easter Musical presented by our Choir and Orchestra. It will begin at 7:00 PM. Admission is to bring 1 non-perishable food item that will help stock the local food pantry.

Good Friday Service Luncheon...One of my favorite gatherings each year is the Good-Friday service. It starts at 11:30 and will end at 12:30. No reservation is needed. The celebration includes lunch ($3 suggested donation), Lord's Supper and a special time of reflection on the Cross.

Easter Services and Bible Study High Attendance...Of course the highlight of the entire Easter season is our worship next Sunday morning. A special emphasis on inviting your friends, colleagues and neighbors that do not have a place to worship is part this wonderful day. Everybody bring Somebody. Our Sunday School and Bible Study departments and classes will have plenty of food and fellowship to welcome everyone that attends.

Because we will be packed...we will need some of our dedicated and faithful Ridgecrest family to assist us in making ample room for our guests. Here is how you can help next Sunday:

*If you are physically able to park a bit further away... use the grass lot behind the IGA grocery store. You can enter it from Woodland street just past the buildings.

*We may need some of you to attend the closed-circuit overflow worship during the 8:15 service in the fellowship hall. Staff and ushers will be there to assist.

*Remember all our pews belong to "Jesus"- make sure that our guest feel right at home anywhere they sit...enough said.

We're Back in the Black...I can't remember when we have been in the black financially this far into the new year. Thanks for faithfully giving and getting this aspect of spiritual DNA so far. Keep it up, God is at work.

Today I will continue in our second area of spiritual health...Life In The Word. The Word of God is our source book and one more crucial element of spiritual life. Take it in, worship and remember, God is always trying to take you someplace new. I love being your pastor!!!

For God's Glory Alone,
Bro. Ray


VBS Volunteers Are Needed
| Join us on June 16-20 from 8:30 AM till 12 noon. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lee Ann Murray at 701-4705 or Tim Bristow at 792-9406 ext. 227. Opportunities include: classroom, snacks, recreation, and crafts.

Are you in a group?| We are glad you are here today to worship with us. Take the next step. Join us at 9:45 AM on Sunday in a Bible Study Group. We have groups for all ages and stages of life. Come to the Welcome Center to get started or contact aaron@rbcdothan.org for help.

Everybody is Somebody!| Join us Easter Sunday at 9:45 AM in Bible Study for Everybody Bring Somebody Sunday. Groups will be having breakfast and Bible Study. Invite your friends and family to join you in a group on Easter.

30 Days in the Word| Pick up your 30 Day reading plan in your Sunday School class or at the Welcome Center on Sunday and enhance your walk as Brother Ray leads us to "Live in the Word" this month.

What is My Next Step?| We are glad you are here Sunday and want to get you plugged in to the Ridgecrest family as soon as we can. The next step is enrolling in a Bible Study class. We have classes for all ages that exist to encourage fellowship, equip with Bible study, and empower you to serve your world. Don't wait any longer. Get connected to a class. Come to the Welcome Center or email kelly@rbcdothan.org to get started.

Do You Need Help?| Are you a widow or disabled person in need of help with tasks such as yard work, electrical, or minor home repairs? If so, and you would like assistance from some of our men at Ridgecrest, please contact one of the following - Spud Thomas at 673-3870, Johnny Oppert at 794-6839, Dennis Peavey at 333-0104.


, 4.13.2014, in the RFC meeting room at 6:00 PM. The guest band will be "Abandon the Empire". All youth are invited to attend this special Sunday night service.

Wired 2014 Rally| is coming to the RFC gym on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 PM. Come hear a preview of what you are in store for this year. Our guest this night will be Wired 2014 speaker Tony Nolan and worship leader Jake Holman Band

Sundaes on Sunday| What's the best way to end a Sunday evening? It's with an ice cream sundae of course! All 12th graders are invited over to Bro. Lloyd's house SUNDAY NIGHT, 4.13.2014, from 7:00-9:00 PM for a fun time of hanging out and eating ice cream. Bring your sweet tooth!

Breakfast Club| Join us on Monday mornings at Atlanta Bread Company from 6:45-7:30 AM. Be sure to bring some cash to enjoy the great food ABC has available. With prior notice transportation drop off to various schools can be arranged.


Register now for CentriKid WEEKEND Trip
| July 25-27. The cost is $154.
Registration forms are outside the Children's Ministry in black drop boxes.
A deposit of $50 is due to hold your child's spot.

GA Bake Sale| GA's are hosting the Annie Armstrong Easter Bake Sale and "Sweets" Table before and After both A.M. Services at Welcome Center Coffee Bar. 100% of Funds raised will go to helping our church reach the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Goal to support North American Missions.