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June 22, 2023

WTMJ 4 | How Bucks' general manager Jon Horst's Christian faith guides him

June 15, 2023

CBS 58 | Bucks GM Jon Horst speaks about his faith at Greenfield Father's Day event

May 26, 2023

WPR | Digital ministry growing in Wisconsin churches

December 9, 2022

WTMJ 4 | Local church to help families in need this holiday season with Winter Wonderfest event

October 5, 2022

MKE With Kids | Greenfield Church Collecting Relief Supplies for Ft. Meyers Residents

October 3, 2022

WTMJ 4 | Greenfield Church Collecting Supplies for Victims of Hurricane Ian

 March 21, 2022

WTMJ 4 | Greenfield Church to Donate Thousands Critical Items Overseas to Help Ukrainian Refugees

March 21, 2022

WISN 12 | Greenfield Church Collects Items to Help Ukrainian Refugees

March 21, 2022

FOX 6 Milwaukee | The Ridge Greenfield Ukraine Donation Collection

March 17, 2022

WTMJ 4 | Local Church Seeks Sponsors to Ship Donated Goods to Ukraine

March 9, 2022
CBS 58 | Greenfield Church Accepting Donations for Ukrainian Refugees in Moldova

March 9, 2022

Telemundo Wisconsin | Iglesia Recaudando Donaciones Para Ayudar a Los Refugiados de Ucrania 

March 9, 2022

620 WTMJ | Greenfield Church Hosting Supply Drive and Fundraiser for Ukrainian Refugees

December 24, 2021

FOX 6 Milwaukee | Ridge Community Church Christmas Fundraiser Collects Nearly $250,000

December 11, 2021

CBS 58 | Winter Wonderfest event provides presents, holiday cheer for families in need

December 11, 2021

FOX 6 Milwaukee | Winter Wonderfest at The Ridge Community Church - Part One
FOX 6 Milwaukee | Winter Wonderfest at The Ridge Community Church - Part Two
FOX 6 Milwaukee | Winter Wonderfest at The Ridge Community Church - Part Three
FOX 6 Milwaukee | Winter Wonderfest at The Ridge Community Church - Part Four

March 13, 2020

CBS 58 | "Everyone's best interest:" Local churches make changes, cancel in-person services due to Covid-19

February 27, 2020

CBS 58 | Vigil held for employees killed in Molson Coors shooting

April 26, 2018

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Near-death experiences of more than 1,000 people to be author's talk topic

June 6, 2017

CBS58 at A Night to Remember Prom 2017

 June 4, 2017
TMJ 4 | 200 young adults with special needs enjoy prom in Greenfield

June 3, 2017

WISN 12 | A Night to Remember for young adults with special needs

May 18, 2017

My South Now | From theater to church: Ridge gets OK to open at former Value Cinema in Oak Creek

May 2, 2017
My South Now | Curtain arises: Plans advance for The Ridge church at Value Cinema site in Oak Creek

December 21, 2016

Christmas Eve services at The Ridge will take place AFTER the Packers game

November & December 2016
Stories covering our purchase of the Marcus Value Cinema in Oak Creek

  1.  http://www.jsonline.com/story/money/real-estate/commercial/2016/11/30/marcus-selling-oak-creek-value-cinema-church/94668656/
  2. http://www.cbs58.com/story/33840070/marcus-theatres-selling-value-oak-creek-cinema-to-the-ridge-community-church
  3. http://patch.com/wisconsin/oakcreek/ridge-community-church-buy-value-oak-creek-cinema-building


November 22, 2016

Attendance at traditional churches on decline; more modern churches attracting new followers 

 July 15, 2016
Greenfield church gets in on Pokemon Go craze
July 14, 2016
Greenfield church takes advantage of 'Pokemon Go'

July 13, 2016
As some tell Pokemon Go players to stay away, Greenfield church encourages ‘trainers’ to come play!

June 4, 2016

Ridge Community Church holds 'A Night to Remember' prom 
Watch a quick recap of the 2016 A Night to Remember Prom hosted at The Ridge Community Church in Greenfield.

May 17, 2016

Greenfield church to host prom for special needs students 
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

The Ridge Church in Greenfield offers church in your jammies
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 17, 2016

“Online Campus:” The Ridge Community Church now allows parishioners to take in services from home. 
“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 9, 2015

New church in Wauwatosa aims for diversity, addresses segregation. 
“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 9, 2015

Hundreds of church volunteers participate in area service projects. 
“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 30, 2015

Dressed to the nines: Young people with special needs attend first prom. 
“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 10, 2015

Ridge Community Church collects dresses for girls to be “a Cinderella like every girls fantasy” 
“For the very first time, the church is putting on a prom for people with special needs.”

March 31, 2013

The Ridge Community Church holds Easter Sunday grand opening. 
“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 26, 2013

Old Walmart becomes a unique big-box church sanctuary in Greenfield.
“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

Ridge Community Church to open on Easter Sunday.
“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 10, 2013

The Ridge Community Church will soon have a permanent home.
"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 5, 2013

Ridge Community Church donates former Walmart structure to Greenfield.
“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 15, 2013

Greenfield sowing seeds for development: CRE Guide Community Spotlight. 
”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 13, 2013

Holy Work 
“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.”