Two Job Openings at RCUMC

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Family Ministries Director

Ridgefield Community United Methodist Church seeks a Family Ministries Director. Responsibilities include leading the Children’s Ministry Team, organizing Children’s Church (grades K-5), assisting with Youth Group (grades 7-12), organizing staff for nursery care, and planning special events, like Vacation Bible School, with the Children’s Ministry Team. Applicants should love children and have experience working with children, will be highly organized and self-motivated, will love living out their faith in a congregation and will comply with Safe Sanctuary policies. RCUMC is a generationally-diverse suburban congregation with a commitment to children, youth and families.

Nursery Caregiver

Ridgefield Community United Methodist Church seeks a Nursery Caregiver. Responsibilities include providing excellent, loving care for children (infants through 5 years) during Sunday morning services, maintaining a safe and clean nursery environment, and being open to providing care for other church events as schedules allow. Applicants will have experience working with children, will be CPR certified, will comply with state and local background checks, and will enjoy working in a church environment. RCUMC is generationally-diverse suburban congregation with a commitment to children and families.

To apply for either job:

For full job description and application inquiries, contact Dean Brown, personnel committee chair, at 360-263-2925 or To apply, submit cover letter, resume and two references to Mr. Brown.


Longest Night Service

R Church of NazareneRidgefield Church of the Nazarene will hold a Longest Night Service, Sunday, December 21, at 6:30pm.

The Longest Night is a service of Scripture, stories, special music, silent reflection and healing prayer. Join with us to hear scripture, offer prayers for healing and wholeness, and to hear songs that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn, for those who grieve, for those who struggle. God’s Word comes to shine a light in our darkness.

Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene is at 747 Pioneer St, Ridgefield.

Upcoming Events at the Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene

Thanksgiving morning the Church of the Nazarene will host the 5th annual Turkey Trot: Walk for Water, a family-friendly event with a course that is walker friendly but with some challenges for the more experienced runner.

We have organized this event with the primary focus of giving participants the opportunity to provide clean water to people across the world and work off that extra piece of pumpkin pie.

100% percent of your entry fees will go directly to water projects. Every participant will receive their choice of a complimentary water bottle or head band (2 items per family registration). Event long sleeve tech t-shirts are available for $15.00 while supplies last.

Event details and schedule

Registrations begins at 7:00 am

10K Run only begins at 8:00 am

5K Walk/Run begins at 8:30 am

Also our 37th annul Singing Christmas Tree performances are right around the corner.

Our performances will be on December 7th, 9th, 12th, 14th, and 16th at 6:30 pm and on the 14th at 11:30am.

Lastly we have an abundance of warm children’s clothing (coats, gloves etc.) in our kid’s closet that we would love to share with the community. Call the church office (360-887-3576) for more information.

Easter Egg Hunt at Discovery Pointe Church

Discovery Pointe Church at 21810 NE 37th Avenue will hold an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19th. There will be prizes and 1500 eggs will be hidden. It all starts at 10:30am.

Family worship service is at 9:30am, fellowship brunch at 10:30am and bible study at 11:15am on Sundays.

If you have questions, please call 727-3030,

Holy Week & Easter @ Ridgefield Community United Methodist Church

Good Friday – April 18th – 3 Events

Cross Walk – 5:30 pm – we meet downtown at the Skate Park (one block east from the Post Office), and take turns carrying a large wooden cross through our community and up to our church, stopping along the way for scriptures and prayers.  This is a powerful gathering, and open to the public.

Soup & Bread Supper – 6:30 pm – we end our Cross Walk with a light soup supper. This is both for those able to join us for the Walk, and those catching the end. This is a free meal, open to all.

Good Friday Worship – 7:00 pm – a solemn service of witness on the day Jesus suffered and died for us upon His Cross.  Includes the seven last utterances of Christ, Holy Communion and a message, “Why is Good Friday Good?”

Easter Sunday – April 20th – 4 Events

Sonrise Worship – 8:00 am – a special early service, we gather outside on our deck overlook Mount St. Helens (weather permitting) as we sing praises and share in celebration of the resurrection of our Savior! A light breakfast follows – free!

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt – 9:30 am – come and learn how an Easter egg teaches us about Jesus’ resurrection!  Open to all children!

Easter Sunday Worship – 10:30 am – our “big” service with praise songs and hymns, Scriptures and prayers, and celebration of the risen Christ!  “He is Risen!”  “He is Risen Indeed!”

Ridgefield Community United Methodist Church is located at 1410 S. Hillhurst Road,1 mile south of Pioneer, 1 mile north of RHS.   (360) 887-8312

“Epic” at Nazarene Church Tomorrow


Don’t have plans for tomorrow (Wednesday) night?  Well, bring out the whole family for our last Outdoor Movie Night of the summer.  The Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene will be showing the movie “Epic” rated PG on the lawn in the back of the church.  The movie will begin at 8:30pm but come early at 7:30pm to enjoy our infamous super slide! Don’t forget everything you need to get comfy….blankets, chairs, sweatshirts, etc.  We will also have a full concession stand with goodies costing only 25 cents-50 cents!  Come enjoy a fun (and inexpensive) night out with the family!

Gnome Mobile on Wednesday

The Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene will show the Disney movie classic the Gnome Mobile (rated G) on the back lawn of the church this Wednesday, July 31st at 9:00pm.  Bring your blankets, chairs, sweatshirts and whatever else you need to get comfy and enjoy a simple night of family fun.  We will have a variety of yummy snacks and refreshments all for only 25 cents.

A new addition to our Family Movie Night will be our infamous Super Slide!  If you would like to play on the Super Slide before the movie we will have it set up at 8:00pm.

Hope to see you all there!

Christmas Eve Services at our Local Churches

The display in front of the Nazarene Church brightens all of downtown

The Ridgefield Nazarene Church will hold a Christmas Eve service at 6:00 pm.

Christmas Eve Services at the Ridgefield Methodist Community United Church will include a service of lessons and carols at 5:00pm and candlelight communion at 10:00pm. They will also offer a service on Christmas Day at 11:00am.

Both of these groups invite the public to attend their services.


Longest Night Service at Ridgefield Nazarene Church

The Longest Night Service is a time to recognize that for many, Christmas can be a bittersweet time of the year. The constant refrain we hear about getting together with family, reminds many people of what and who they have lost, or what they never had. The anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of isolation – all these can make us feel very much alone in the midst of the festive season. We need to know that we are not alone. We need to know God’s presence during this season.

So on the longest night, here at Ridgefield Nazarene, on December 20 at 6:00 pm, we invite you to a worship service that takes time for remembering, sharing our hurting places with God, and preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ.

Join with us to hear scripture, offer prayers for healing and wholeness, and to hear songs that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn, for those who grieve, for those who struggle. God’s Word comes to shines light in our darkness.

You are invited to place an ornament in memory of your loss on the Blue Tree in our foyer. Ornaments will be returned on the Longest Night Service or after if you are not able to attend.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

Bible School at Bethel

Backyard Vacation Bible School will be held Monday through Friday, August 13-17, from 9am to noon at Bethel Church, 2306 NW Carty Road.

This camp is for children in grades K-5 and will be put on through a partnership between Bethel Church and Child Evangelism of Clark County. Information: Vetra Shockley, 254-2693.

Strawberries at Nazarene Church

Once again the Nazarene Church has strawberries for sale on the lawn in front of the church on Pioneer Street. I bought a flat, and the berries are HUGE!

They’re donated by the Dobbes family, who belong to the church. The proceeds go to support their Vacation Bible School, which starts Monday. (See flyer, below.)

The booth is manned most of the day, and there will be someone there until the berry crop is depleted, perhaps another five days or so. A flat costs $18, half a flat is $10 and a halleck is $2.

They make wonderful freezer jam.