Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Philippians 2:3-4

Live Big. Love Big.

If you ask yourself the question, What does loving others require of me?, the answer will show you how you can live out what God has called each of us to do. When we give and serve, we show God’s love. And loving others in simple but intentional ways makes a difference. It matters because it lets people know they matter. Continue reading for ideas on how you can continue to show love to those around you beyond Live Big.

Ideas to Love Big

Versiti Blood Drive (Ages 18+) | Opportunity 1

Location | The Ridge Community Church - Oak Creek
Date/Time | Tuesday, November 10 | 3-7p
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Versiti Blood Drive (Ages 18+) | Opportunity 2

Location | The Ridge Community Church - Greenfield Campus
Date/Time | Tuesday, December 1 | 2 - 6p
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Partner with Bridge Builders Foundation

Details | Bridge Builders would love to have you join them behind the scenes or right out front by lending your expertise. If time and expertise aren’t resources you have, they also accept a wide range of unused construction and landscaping supplies.
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Hope Street | Send an Encouraging Letter/Card

Details | Hope Street is a safe residential living space for broken men, women, and children. Please consider sending a card to one of Hope Street's residents to let them know they are supported, provide them confidence, and give them hope.
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Safe Families | Freezer Meal Donation

Meal Drop-Off Location | 14135 W. Burleigh Rd., Brookfield, WI
Date/Time |
Sunday, November 1 | 1p
Details | Serve with Safe Families of Brookfield by  making and donating frozen meals. See serving form for meal guidelines.
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Safe Families | Host Family Informational Meeting

Location | Zoom Call
Date/Time |
Sunday, November 8 | 1 - 1:30p
Details | 
Join Safe Families for an informational meeting to learn more about how you can serve as an international host family.
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Children's Hospital of Wisconsin | Thank a Caregiver

Details | Every hour of every day, the caregivers at Children’s Wisconsin do whatever it takes to protect Wisconsin’s kids. Let our health care heroes know you appreciate all they do by sending a note of thanks today.
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Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin | Thank a Caregiver

Details | Let the health care heroes of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin know you appreciate all they do by sending a note of thanks today.
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Aurora Healthcare | Nomimate a Nurse

Details | Nurses make a lasting impression on their patients. They transform frightening and high-stress situations into those that are manageable – and meaningful. They form lasting bonds with their patients by offering their presence, personalized attention, and clinical expertise in a way that surprises, delights and reassures. Some nurses have saved lives. Others have offered hope and healing where there was none before. But whatever their gift, nurses give of themselves completely – offering patients their generosity of spirit and hope for a healthier future. Nominate a nurse today.
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LifeLine Guatemala Trip Informational Meeting

Location | Via Zoom
Date/Time | Tuesday, November 10 | 8 - 8:30p
Details | Come learn more about serving others and showing the love of God with Pastor Deybee of our partner Lifeline in Guatemala. A trip is not currently planned, but we are hopeful to schedule a visit in late Spring 2021!
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Pastor Jose Honduras Church Planter Encouraging Cards.

Details | Pastor Jose and his church's members are in the early stages of building a location in Ajeterique, Honduras. Please send fun and encouraging cards to kids, women, men, and their leadership as they transform their community.

Cards can be dropped off at any Ridge Location attn: Kelly Eger or mailed to the Ridge 4500 S. 108th Street Greenfield, WI 53228. Please include if the card is meant for a specific category (Kid, Women, Man, Leader...)

Pathfinders | Hygiene Kits

Location Drop-Off | 4200 N. Holton St. Suite 400 Milwaukee, WI 
Date/Time | Tuesdays-Fridays | 11a - 5p
Details | Hygiene Kits are an essential resource that we offer to our youth both on-site and in the community. Items such as deodorant, toothpaste, sunscreen, lip balm, cleansing wipes, and feminine hygiene products are just some of the basic items that we believe everyone should have access to.  Volunteers often put these supplies in draw string bags or large Ziploc baggies.

Current items we are in high need of for youth that can be included are:

  • -Men's and women's underwear
  • Small Snack
  • Lip balm/Chapstick
  • Emergen-C
  • Allergy Medication/Cold Medicine
  • Hydration Items
  • Tissue Packs
  • Hand Warmers
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Cloth Masks

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Pathfinders | Meal Packing Opportunity 1

Location Drop-Off | 4200 N. Holton St. Suite 400 Milwaukee, WI
Drope-Off Dates/Time | Tuesdays - Fridays | 11:30a - 12:30p
Details |
Drop-off supplies or pre-bag lunches or just bring the items and Pathfinders will assemble them. Most volunteers have been making 25 bagged lunches and an additional 25 sandwiches for our street outreach team to hand out, but feel free to bring what you can!  Ideas for the lunch contents: Lunch meat, bread, cheese, condiments, fruit cups, chips, fruit snacks, cookies, juices, Lunchables/pre-packaged sandwiches. Cold or Hot lunches welcome!

Pathfinders | Meal Packing Opportunity 2

Location Drop-Off | 4200 N. Holton St. Suite 400 Milwaukee, WI
Drop-Off Dates/Time | Wednesdays or Fridays | 4:30 - 5:30p
Details |
Hot meals packaged in separate containers or brought l with supplies to pack into separate to-go plates for youth (tin foil, plates, to-go containers, etc.) Meal ideas include: Chicken and beef dishes, chili, pasta dishes, taco bowls, pulled chicken/sloppy joes, soul food, pizza, juice/milk/water, cookies, pre-packaged sides/small chips. Include a few vegetarian meals, if possible (2-4).

Serve Your One | Treat Your Street

Details | While COVID limits and restrictions may cause some disruptions to many community related events and possibly even disrupt some community related “trick-or-treating” there are still plenty of ways you can be a part of this and organize something that is fun and safe within your neighborhood. There are two great ways to do this: 

  1. Partner with some neighbors to pick a weekend in October and invite the neighborhood to join in and be a part of a fun fall Treat Your Street event.
  2. Leverage your community/local Halloween times that are pre-planned and lean into those to Treat Your Street.

To help you get started, we've created this downloadable digital Treat Your Street Kit: 

Learn more about Your One here.

Pray with The Ridge

Location | Via Zoom Call (Passcode: Prayer)
Dates/Time | Mondays - Saturdays | 8 - 8:30a (except Thursdays)
Wednesdays | 8 - 8:30p
Thursdays | 6:45 - 7:15a
Details | 
We believe in the power of prayer, and our Prayer Team would like to invite YOU to join them during their time together via Zoom call. If you have any additional questions, please let us know.

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Additional Easy Ideas

Do something thoughtful for your neighbor.
Serve with a local nonprofit or charity.
Take a step towards someone who is different from you.
Surprise a stranger with a random act of kindness.