Sunday, October 1, 2023

The Books of History, Part 2 

"… but if you return to me and keep my commandments and do them, though your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of heaven, from there I will gather them and bring them to the place that I have chosen, to make my name dwell there.” Nehemiah 1:9 

Songs for Worship

This Is Our God
Same God
Great Are You Lord
Jesus Paid It All

Weekly Insights

This new resource will be updated each week to offer insights into sections of the Bible that we have been reading, studying and meditating on. It will also share some points from the Sunday message. The goal of this new tool is to help us as we walk through each major section of Scripture, and to make it easier to remember and apply the sermon. Use it as a resource throughout the week!

Midweek Gathering on the Ridge

You’re invited to a time of prayer and study of God’s Word each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. We begin with prayer, then break up into smaller groups to discuss and apply the Bible to our lives. We are currently doing the Bible Project New Testament Overview series, and you can find the video link below.

New Members Lunch

Want to explore what it means to become a member of our church? When you attend the new members lunch, you’ll find out more about who we are, what we believe and how we follow Jesus. Then you can share about your journey of faith and what brought you to Pea Ridge. Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to make a commitment to be part of our church family by agreeing to our church covenant. There is no pressure to join! If you attend the new members lunch and realize you aren’t ready to take that step, we understand. There will be more opportunities in the near future!

Please use the link below to register so we can have a head count and plan for any dietary restrictions. If you have any questions, contact Cari Reed at 304-736-5572 or

Lunch For A Buck

We are providing lunch at Marshall University’s Campus Christian Center’s Lunch for a Buck on Tuesday, October 10, and need volunteers to serve and donate desserts. This is a great chance to show love to college students! Please contact Gloria Urian at 304-208-4384 for more information.

Trunk or Treat

We are partnering with Pea Ridge UMC and Christ Presbytarian to offer a community Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 29 from 4-6 p.m. in the HIMG parking lot. We need volunteers to decorate their cars and hand out candy! If you can’t participate but want to help, donations of candy can be placed in the basket outside of the church office.

Operation Christmas Child

We are collecting washcloths and WOW items for the OCC shoeboxes. WOW items include small dolls, small stuffed animals, a soccer ball & pump, toy cars and trucks, or musical instruments. All items must be new and be able to fit in a shoebox. Items can be placed in the chest at the back of the sanctuary.

Deacon of the Month

The deacon of the month handles pastoral care emergencies when our pastor is unavailable. We ask that you pray for our deacons, and please know they are praying for you!

Chris Atkins


Deaconess of the Month

Our deaconesses work alongside the deacons and pastor to provide support for families in our church. They are also available to provide spiritual support for ladies in the church.

 Cari Reed


Mark Your Calendars
2023 Upcoming Events

October 4 @ 6:30 p.m.
Ridge Kids*, Fellowship Hall
C.R.E.W.*, Youth Room
Adult Midweek Gathering*, Sanctuary

October 10
Lunch for a Buck at MU Campus Christian Center

October 15 @ 12:30 p.m.
New Members Class, Fellowship Hall

*Each week at the same date and time unless otherwise indicated

August 2023 Financial Snapshot

General Offering: $27,198

General Expenses: $34,328

Monthly Budget: $28,649

2023 Year to Date

General Offering: $218,830

General Expenses: $212,184

2023 Budget: $229,192