Re-Launch Plan

Creating a New Normal in Light of COVID-19

Of primary importance to us is the desire to provide both necessary biblical ministry and personal safety for you and your family. The Re-launch will happen in phases as we consult with our denominational leadership and local health authorities as to current best practices.   As our church transitions through the approved phases it is our sincere desire to display the grace, mercy and love of Jesus Christ.

Worship Experiences

Starting July 5th we will return to our regular service times of 9:00 AM and 10:45 AM 
Online Experience will be at 9:00 AM on YouTube Live!
You will no longer need to RSVP for a service.  Procedures established during the first phase of reopening for cleaning, encouraging physical distancing, and creating a touch free experience will remain in effect.  Please read our service attendance agreement before attending for the first time.

Life Groups

Life Groups will start meeting in person the week of May 31st. Virtual Life Group options will still be available for those who are not yet comfortable meeting together in person.  If you would like to join a Life Group contact Pastor Tiffany.

Corporate Prayer

Corporate Prayer will start meeting on-site  Wednesday July 8th at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall on the lower level.

Ridge Youth

Ridge Youth meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary.  Contact Pastor Hans with any questions.

Ridge Kids

When on-site services begin there will not be children's programming and the nursery will not be staffed.  Children will sit with their parents and be given an activity packet.
Ridge Kids will continue to stay connected through their Facebook Page with daily posts, lesson videos, virtual competitions and family activities.  Contact Pastor RaDonna with any questions.

Before you arrive...

Here is the short list of new procedures we are adopting to follow guidelines for a safe reopening:

  • Cleaning and Sanitizing between services
  • Designating "in" and "out" doors
  • Using every other row for physical distancing between households
  • Providing hand sanitizer and masks
    • Masks are ENCOURAGED, but not required. 
  • Creating a Touch-Free Experience
    • Propping doors open
    • Eliminating paper handouts
    • Smile and wave greeting time

For those who love detail, here is how the experience will be different during this phase of re-opening.

  • We are using the main level only. The lower level Ridge Kids entrance and parking lot will be blocked off.
  • The cafĂ© is closed, no coffee or snacks will be served.  Feel free to bring your own coffee or water bottle. The drinking fountain will not be in use.
  • Restrooms will be open with a capacity of 3 people inside at a time. Marks for a line will be on the floor outside the restroom.
  • We are blocking off every other row in the sanctuary.  Leave a 4-seat gap between you and another household to abide by physical distancing.  As you choose your seat, be mindful of leaving room for another household and stick to an aisle.
  • We are going paperless.  You can take notes and fill out a Connection Card through our App.  If paper is your thing you can print the notes or bring a notebook and pen.
  • Tithes and Offerings can be dropped off as you exit the sanctuary.  If you desire to use giving envelopes contact Diana in the office and she can send you a supply. 715-834-1930
  • You can submit prayer requests through the app.  If you would like someone to pray over you, the pastors will be available after service or you can call the office to schedule a home visit.
  • Kids will be sitting with their families in the sanctuary so expect a little extra noise.  There will be prepackaged activity packets for kids available, but parents should consider bringing other items to keep the kids occupied.  Strollers are welcome for little ones.
  • The nursery will be open, but not staffed and no toys available.  The max capacity is 3 families.  A changing table is available in the family restroom and in the main part of the nursery.
  • Socialize in the sanctuary or in the parking lot before or after services to keep the lobby from becoming crowded.  Please abide by physical distancing in these spaces and be aware of the time so we do not run into capacity issues as people arrive for the next service.