Ridge In The News
Nov. 22, 2016
July 14, 2016
June 4, 2016
Watch a quick recap of the 2016 A Night to Remember Prom hosted at The Ridge Community Church in Greenfield.
May 17, 2016
Ridge Community Church held a prom for special needs students last year, and nearly 100 attended. This year, the church plans to do it again June 4, only bigger and better. "Our intent is to show God's love to a community we feel is often marginalized," said Jodi Tonarelli, public relations director for the church.
May 3, 2016
As of right now, you no longer have to get out of bed to go to church. For weeks, The Ridge Community Church, 4500 S. 108th St., Greenfield, has offered the region's first fully interactive online church service at live.theridgecc.com with live broadcasts of the 9:45 and 11:05 a.m. Sunday services.
January 17th, 2016
“A church in Greenfield is using technology to bring services to parishioner’s right in the comfort of their own homes. You can now take part in a Ridge Community Church service from your own living room.”
December 9th, 2015
“Partnering with The Ridge Community Church in Greenfield, and a network of several other local Christian churches, City of Light aspires to be a diverse and contemporary church in the Milwaukee-Wauwatosa area.”
July 9th, 2015
“Hundreds of church volunteers are scheduled to fan out across the region to participate in service projects. The week of service, called "Love MKE" runs July 5 through July 12 and involves Lakepoint Church in Muskego, Southbrook Church in Franklin and The Ridge Community Church in Greenfield.”
May 30th, 2015
“Nearly 250 developmentally disabled teens and young adults enjoyed prom at the Ridge Community Church in Greenfield Saturday. Donated dresses, makeup, limos, a red carpet lined with police and cheering crowds made it a night to remember.”
April 10th, 2015
“For the very first time, the church is putting on a prom for people with special needs.”
March 31st, 2013
“The Ridge Community Church held its grand opening celebration for its new facility in Greenfield on Easter Sunday. The Church opened its permanent location on Highway 100. The Ridge Community Church is a non-traditional church in an unorthodox building. Founder and lead pastor Mark Weigt converted the former Walmart store into a spacious and inviting place of worship.”
March 26th, 2013
“From boxy to holy, the Ridge Community Church pulled off its transformation of a former Walmart into a church with such success that regular shoppers of the store would be astonished. While they didn't want their church to look like a Walmart, they didn't want it to look "churchy" either. That's because they want to reach out to those who have had a poor experience with a church or are turned off if the experience comes on too strong, said Kristi Dezek, church communications coordinator.”
March 26th, 2013
“The Ridge Community Church, which has purchased the former Walmart building on Highway 100 and Layton Avenue, is less than two weeks away from holding its first service. Pastor Mark Weigt said the new, massive church is on track to open Easter Sunday, with a service at 10:30 a.m.”
March 10th, 2013
"The Ridge Community Church has been around since 2006, but has never really been in a church. It first started at the Marcus Ridge Theaters in New Berlin. It has since moved to Whitnall High School in Greenfield. Now, after more than six years, The Ridge is about to have a permanent home. We're not a traditional church. We're a church for people who don't want to go to church, who are struggling through life and are looking for a place and purpose," Lead Pastor Mark Weigt said.
February 5th, 2013
“The Ridge Community Church, which is renovating part of the former Walmart at 4500 S. 108th St., is giving Walmart's metal garden center building to the city of Greenfield, which is currently disassembling the structure and will reassemble it at the city's Department of Public Works yard.”
January 15th, 2013
”Ridge Community Church will move into the former Walmart building at 4500 S. 108th St. and will use a portion of the building for its church, but lease the remainder for commercial purposes, Neitzke said.”
January 13th, 2013
“The Ridge Community Church on Jan. 11 bought an 110,000-square-foot former Walmart store and plans to use about half of it and lease out 50,000 square feet to other retailers.”