Welcome From Reverend Dan
Hi, my name is Dan Ficklin and I’m the Senior Pastor here at Union Ridge. Thank you for taking the time to visit our webpage to find out more about us. I hope it will interest you to seek further. There’s a lot going on here “on the Ridge” now through the New Year.
First, we’re going to continue our outdoor worship for as long as the weather will allow. It remains incredibly popular for people to bring a lawn chair and enjoy worship in “God’s sanctuary” that He created so long ago. And the variety of music with the band, special soloists and groups, and the choir with its blend of the new combined with a new “take” on the old is reaching new people with God’s message.
The hesitancy to gather back inside still exists as Covid is reminding us of its unpredictability, so even when we do move back inside, we’ll still offer radio broadcasts in the parking lot and speakers on the lawn. Beginning October 31, we will move the worship service back to 11:00 to take advantage of the warmer weather later in the morning.
There’s the annual Harvest Festival on October 23 with great BBQ and all the fixin’s, music on the lawn, and this year a new “twist” on our auction – it’s silent this year so come by and bid at any time on what you just can’t live without. There will also be the Children & Youth Ministry Annual Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween, our monthly Food and Clothes Pantry on the 3rd Saturday of each month (10:00 am), the Men’s & Women’s Ministries, a drive-through Living Nativity in December . . . well, you get the idea. There are lots of ways and places to serve and grow the Kingdom.
Welcome to Pastor Jeremy Lisenby, our new Associate Pastor / Pastor of Children & Youth. Jeremy comes to us from Mobile, Alabama (after serving in Youth Ministry in Portland, Oregon as well.) We're looking forward to Pastor Jeremy being with us beginning November 1 and all the new and exciting ways he will share with us on building the Kingdom here in Alamance County and beyond! Welcome home to "the Ridge", Pastor Jeremy!
With all that going on, the main thing we strive to do here, however, is to listen for and follow God’s voice as we fulfill the Great Commission, and grow in the grace, mercy, and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Everything we do is focused on one goal: making disciples who walk closely with God and serve others.
We’d love to have you join or contact us so we can tell you more about the faith and love we share, here “on the Ridge.”