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Dear church family, we think my brother, Scott Swanzy has Covid19. His oxygen level is dropping and they’re on the way to ER. Can you all please pray for him and my nephew Tanner who is also sick? We are so scared. Thank you.
The church will move forward on
Youth Pie Auction & Taco Bar are tomorrow at 11:30ish after our 1 church service (10:30AM)! Don't miss out on the delicious, tasty pies!!! Here are a few pies that will be there just to wet your appetite... pecan pie, candy crunch pie, coconut cream pie, strawberry pie, & sopapilla cheesecake!!! Don't forget that someone will also get to bid on putting a whip cream pie in Sara's face!!!
Ridgewood Park ladies, please join me starting Friday, March 8th for Christine Caine's Unexpected Bible Study. We will meet from 9:30-11:30AM at my house. Please message Jennifer Newman for more information. You will need the Study Guide, your Bible and a pen. Life is an unpredictable journey full of twists and turns. The good news is that while we don't always know what's going to happen, we can always trust that God uses everything in our lives as an invitation to rely on Him more deeply and completely. While most of us have been trained to fear the unexpected and want everything to be "under control," god wants us to anticipate the unexpected with a faith-filled perspective rooted in trust. He has never been taken by surprise. Hope you can join us!
Great service today, Pastor Bill!
Thank you, devoted Choir and Nick La Rocca. Our well-worn hymnals tell a story.

A diverse, loving church community of all ages that worships, studies, serves, & goes through life together committed to Love God & Love One Another! Sunday School Classes @ 9:30 AM Sunday Worship @ 10:30 AM

What a wonderful thought for the world...

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Upper Room Devotional for June 8th, 2020

Here is your daily devotional from The Upper Room - "Whatever We Do" from Colossians 3: 15-17 for Monday, June 8th.

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upperroom.org In January of 1959 I was a relatively new Christian and was checking in at my new assignment at Osan Air Force Base in Korea. As an Airman Second Class I had two stripes on my sleeve. The Tech Sergeant who was also checking in had five, showing he outranked me. When he used some profanity wi...

Movie night at Ridgewood Park!! Just waiting for it to get darker!!

Emmanuel Acho

In our journey towards understanding, confronting, and ending systemic racism in Dallas, here is an interesting perspective for us to listen to and to hear.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=272134207491609

Dear white people,
For days you’ve asked me what you can do to help. I’ve finally found an answer.

Let your guard down and listen.

A Message from Pastor Bill about our path toward activism and an end to systemic racism in Dallas

We are distraught at the images of violence that has captivated our attention. We were horrified witnesses to the senseless murder of George Floyd, which was one in a long line of racially motivated deaths that span generations. We are devastated by the looting and violence in our community. Yet, we are encouraged and moved by peaceful protests that have called for change in our world. System racism has been generations in the making and its end will not come easily and quickly. We faithful Methodists are called to oppose evil in all of its forms and to work to bring about social justice. As Ridgewood Park Church, we are in a unique position to address the great depth of pain in our urban Dallas community. First, we must confront the past, see the present need, and then work to build a better future. What will we do?

1. For the month of June, let’s pray for peace and reconciliation. Let’s listen to what our black sisters and brothers are saying. Let’s hear them! You will find videos on our Ridgewood Park Church page that will invite and provoke listening and understanding through different experiences.

2. Beginning July 8th, we will begin to read a history book, “White Metropolis” by Dr. Michael Phillips published by the University of Texas Press. This historical account details the system racism in Dallas from its very beginning to present day. We will learn a history of systemic racism that we may not have been taught in school. We will understand the failing of Methodists in the Dallas area that enabled and promoted the slave trade. We will learn how religion and politics aided in creating a Dallas that was built, organized, and maintained through systemic racism. I have invited Dr. Phillips to join us at the end of our exploration of his historical work that has won several awards. Bible Study with Pastor Bill on Wednesdays will devote its time to discuss and reflect upon our weekly readings. We will meet on Zoom until we are able to meet in person. We will meet in both a morning and afternoon session on Wednesdays. A reading plan will be published soon. If this is not accommodating to you, I invite you to develop your own small group and explore this book. Here is a link to the book from Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/White-Metropolis-Ethnicity-Religion-1841-2001-ebook-dp-B004OBZFHE/dp/B004OBZFHE/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1591537245

3. Following our reading and learning about the history of systemic racism in Dallas, we will read and explore a book together to learn more about our white privilege that we often take for granted. This amazing book and New York Times Bestseller is called “White Fragility” written by Robin DiAngelo. Currently, the book is in such high demand that it is sold out across the Nation. However, the electronic version is available at both Amazon.com for kindle and Apple iTunes as an eBook. Here is a link for the book: https://www.amazon.com/White-Fragility-People-About-Racism-ebook/dp/B07638ZFN1/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=white+fragility&qid=1591537369&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 We will begin reading this book as we near early Fall and there may be books on the shelf at that time. This book will open our eyes to the prejudice and privilege that we have grown up in and that benefits us. We often assume that everyone has the same opportunity as we do. Reality teaches us a much different story. A reading plan will be coming soon and Bible Study with Pastor Bill will also focus on this book in both morning and afternoon sessions on Wednesdays. If not convenient for you, please form a small group to read through and discuss.

4. We will soon be announcing a new mission and ministry that will provide meals during the week (take home) and a hot meal (served onsite) to immigrant families in our community. This will be a wonderful opportunity for us to more closely be in ministry with those of different ethnicities and cultures. It will also be a wonderful mission opportunity to engage families with children and our youth as we further our mission and ministry to immigrant families.

5. We will be uniting with other churches in our North Texas Conference as we engage in listening sessions, learning opportunities, studies, and activism as we seek to end the systemic racism in our North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church.

6. In the days, weeks, and months to come, you will be learning about opportunities to express our activism and to lend our voice towards demanding a world that is free from systemic-racism. This will include writing letters, sending emails, signing petitions, engaging in events, and hosting events that expresses our love towards God and God’s beloved children.

This is only a beginning towards opening our eyes, preparing our hearts, and moving us towards faithful action and activism. We must be the tools in which God works through to bring about God’s kingdom in our Dallas community. Confronting some of these realities will not be easy for us and we will struggle. That is okay. Together we can march along this journey together, opening our hearts to let God’s Holy Spirit to work within us, and to lead us on towards a more perfect life and community. We will do this together! #BlackLivesMatter

Grace and peace,
Senior Pastor Bill Eason

Sunday Worship - June 7, 2020

Join us Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Let's get the JUMP ON JUNE!! June is normally one of our most financially challenging months as the summer has arrived and the temperatures really heat up! We need your help to continue our mission and ministry to our Dallas community. Please consider giving a generous gift to Ridgewood Park Church today! What does your generous gift do? It is through your generosity that we love and serve God, love our neighbors, welcome all people, and serve the growing and overwhelming needs of our Dallas Community during this COVID-19 pandemic. It is a means by which God loves our community and makes it a better place. How can I help and give? There are 3 easy ways that you can generously give:

1. You may give online by visiting www.RidgewoodParkChurch.org . Click on the “Give” tab to make your online contribution from checking, savings, or credit card. You may give a one-time gift or a recurring gift. Or, simply click on the link at the bottom of this post.

2. You may give by our text-to-give option. In less time than it takes to write a check, you can now make your contribution to RPUMC with a quick text message to 214-666-5367.

Simply text the $ amount ($3 minimum) to the dedicated number and the gift will be charged to the designated card. Recurring donations can be set up through Text to Give.

3. You may send in your gift by check at the following address:
Ridgewood Park Church
6445 E. Lovers Ln.
Dallas, TX. 75214

Thank you so much for your wonderful and generous gift. We will get through this pandemic together! We are better,
together! TOGETHER!

https://ridgewoodparkchurch.wordpress.com/give/

It is almost time for worship! We are so excited to share these holy and sacred moments of worship with you. Our worship live-stream will begin at 10:25 AM with a 5 minute countdown. The service will begin at 10:30 AM. Here is your worship guide so that we may all participate together. Let us prepare our hearts and minds to worship God.

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Upper Room Devotional for June 7th, 2020

Here is your daily devotional from The Upper Room - "Faith in God's Word" from Psalm 23: 1-6 for Sunday, June 7th.

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upperroom.org In April of 1980 my family was caught in a deadly military overthrow of the government. As we took cover from the rapid fire of machine guns on our Liberian home, we recited Psalm 23 repeatedly. I recall reciting today’s verse countless times as the gunfire drowned out our voices.......

[06/06/20]   Join us Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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Upper Room Devotional for June 6th, 2020

Here is your daily devotional from The Upper Room - "Trusting God" from James 1: 2-12 for Saturday, June 6th.

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upperroom.org During my teenage years, my greatest suffering was loneliness. Year after year, I prayed for deep Christian friendships. But year after year, God answered, “Not yet,” and I wondered why. Hadn’t I put effort into finding friendships? Wouldn’t godly friendships help me grow in my relationship....

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Upper Room Devotional for June 5th, 2020

Here is your daily devotional from The Upper Room - "The Right Road" from Psalm 25: 4-10 for Friday, June 5th.

https://www.upperroom.org/devotionals/en-2020-06-05

upperroom.org I was alone in my car driving home at night when suddenly I wound up in a location I did not recognize. I had taken the wrong road and was in an area totally unfamiliar to me. My uncertainty and anxiety at that moment were disconcerting to say the least. At last, I spotted a building I recog...

[06/04/20]   Please my friends continue to be vigilant and cautious. While it is being reported in the media that our Governor is moving us to stage 3 reopening, Dallas County reports today it’s highest rate of positive COVID-19 cases at 285, this with a decrease in testing due to the curfew. Please continue to exercise caution and safety! It is an expression of our love towards one another.

Delivered a carload full of gifts and party supplies from our Pentecost Party to The Birthday Party Project this morning!! Thank you, Church!!

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Upper Room Devotional for June 4th, 2020

Here is your daily devotional from The Upper Room - "Letting Go" from 1 Samuel 1: 1-28 for Thursday, June 4th.

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upperroom.org Shortly after I was born, my mother fell ill. Her doctor prescribed potent medication that severely impaired Mom’s ability to focus. But this didn’t stop her from sharing Christ with me, encouraging me in my studies, and cheering me on in sports. In spite of her pain and debilitating conditi...

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Upper Room Devotional for June 3rd, 2020

Here is your daily devotional from The Upper Room - "Words and Actions" from 1 Thessalonians 1: 2-10 for Wednesday, June 3rd.

https://www.upperroom.org/devotionals/en-2020-06-03

upperroom.org When I married Bill, classical was not on my list of musical genres I wanted to listen to. But it was Bill’s favorite. When a classical radio station began broadcasting in our area, we tuned our alarm radio to it and awoke to classical music every weekday morning. We attended concerts and re...

To all,

You are invited to Bible Study with Pastor Bill on Wednesday, June 3rd, at 10:30 AM. While we are in Psalms chapters 7 & 8, we may or may not get to those tomorrow. We will have our regular check-in and we will open the discussion to events in our world and process what is happening. There is no rush. I want to make sure that we have enough time to discuss what we are seeing in our community. I live where these protests are happening and have participated in some of the peaceful protests and in the Prayer Rally. We have lots to discuss!

To connect through Zoom, here is the link:

To join Zoom Meeting, click here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87833017419

Meeting ID: 878 3301 7419

Or, you may call this phone number:
1 (346) 248-7799, and enter meeting id# 87833017419#

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Upper Room Devotional for June 2nd, 2020

Here is your daily devotional from The Upper Room - "Heavy Cost" from John 3: 1-21 for Tuesday, June 2nd.

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upperroom.org Recently my son required corrective surgery for which the surgeon had to break his jaw in seven places. We knew the surgery was needed, but that only slightly reduced the stress. In a quiet corner of the surgical floor, we prayed. “Are you scared, Son?” I asked him. “Yes,” he replied, weepi....

General Board of Church and Society

Systemic racism is sin.
White supremacy is sin.
Police brutality is sin.
Silence is sin.

As the fires of Pentecost birthed an equitable and diverse church, we pray for a new birth of justice around the world.

Black lives matter.

[06/01/20]   A CALL TO PRAYER

Today at 11 AM, please stop and say a prayer for the family of Peggy Blanchard -her children Nancy and Scott. Our hearts grieve today in Peggy's loss. We desperately want to come together as a family of faith and celebrate Peggy's life. During these pandemic days, we cannot do so. At 11 AM, a graveside service will be held at Restland and we will honor Peggy's life. Please join with us and say a prayer for her family and reflect upon your wonderful and tender memories of Peggy.

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Upper Room Devotional for June 1st, 2020

Here is your daily devotional from The Upper Room - "I Am Still Here" from Psalm 145: 1-8 for Monday, June 1st.

https://www.upperroom.org/devotionals/en-2020-06-01

upperroom.org My husband and I needed some work done on our home, so we selected a repairman to do the job. When the man came to the house, he proved to be very professional. His bid was reasonable, and we liked that he was soft-spoken and kind. As he was leaving, he said, “I’ll get back to you in a few d...

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Join Us As Change Agents In The Journey Toward Racial Justice

Please take the time to read this letter offered by our Bishop, Extended Cabinet, and the Journey Toward Racial Justice coordinating team.

qoo.ly Vital Conversations, Intercultural Competence and Institutional Equity are the areas the North Texas Conference will be focusing on ...

Thank you so much!! We had over 30 families participate today bringing gifts and party supplies for the Birthday Party Project!! Our carts were overflowing Happy Pentecost!! Happy Birthday, Church!! May we continue to experience the Holy Spirit in the days to come!

Sunday Worship - May 31, 2020

Join us at 10:30 Sunday morning.

Help us FINISH MAY STRONG!! This is our last day! We had a challenging month of April where we fell short of what we financially needed. We need your help to continue our mission and ministry to our Dallas community. Please consider giving a generous gift to Ridgewood Park Church today! What does your generous gift do? It is through your generosity that we love and serve God, love our neighbors, welcome all people, and serve the growing and overwhelming needs of our Dallas Community during this COVID-19 pandemic. It is a means by which God loves our community and makes it a better place. How can I help and give? There are 3 easy ways that you can generously give:

1. You may give online by visiting www.RidgewoodParkChurch.org . Click on the “Give” tab to make your online contribution from checking, savings, or credit card. You may give a one-time gift or a recurring gift. Or, simply click on the link at the bottom of this post.

2. You may give by our text-to-give option. In less time than it takes to write a check, you can now make your contribution to RPUMC with a quick text message to 214-666-5367.

Simply text the $ amount ($3 minimum) to the dedicated number and the gift will be charged to the designated card. Recurring donations can be set up through Text to Give.

3. You may send in your gift by check at the following address:
Ridgewood Park Church
6445 E. Lovers Ln.
Dallas, TX. 75214

Thank you so much for your wonderful and generous gift. We will get through this pandemic together! We are better,
together! TOGETHER!

https://ridgewoodparkchurch.wordpress.com/give/

Worship is almost here! We are so excited to worship together online! Here is your worship guide so that we can participate together. See you at 10:30 AM right here on the Ridgewood Park Church page.

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Upper Room Devotional for May 31st, 2020

Here is your daily devotional from The Upper Room - "Ourselves or Others?" from Luke 10: 29-37 for Sunday, May 31st.

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upperroom.org I was teaching English as a Second Language to college-age students who were preparing to enter a university in the U.S. One day the class was learning to use the reflexive pronouns (myself, yourself, himself, etc.), and students were practicing by filling in the blanks in sentences in their w...

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Sunday Worship - May 24, 2020
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Happy May the 4th!
Worship May 3, 2020
A video message from Pastor Bill
Worship April 26, 2020
Worship - April 19, 2020
The virtual Passing of the Peace continues with Lannie
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6445 E Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX
75214

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Monday 09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 15:00
Sunday 08:00 - 15:00
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