Never Stop!

Never Stop!

The other day a friend of mine from Ohio said to me “Eric, NEVER stop writing!” I send him the blogs I write for Aspen Ridge Church and he enjoys reading them. His declaration to me really touched my heart that day and gave me a big boost of encouragement. “Ok, I...

Christmas Eve Outdoor Services

Christmas Eve Outdoor Services

Dear Friend of Aspen Ridge Church, On the first Christmas no room was available for Mary and Joseph, so they found refuge with the animals. Mary gave birth to the Lord Jesus Christ, wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a feeding trough. These were humble...

Beauty & Courage

Beauty & Courage

At Aspen Ridge Church we recently finished up a sermon series on the Old Testament book of Esther. The teaching series was appropriately called “Esther: Beauty & Courage.” Our preaching team is to be commended for the teaching they did on this book of the Bible...

Freedom

Freedom

Stop for a minute and do this mental exercise with me. It will make the rest of this article and my invitation to you at the end more meaningful. What do you think of when you think of the word freedom? Close your eyes and follow your thoughts on the word...

Aspen Hollow Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat

Aspen Hollow Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat

Mark your calendars for an Aspen Ridge outreach on the afternoon of October 31 from 2:00-4:30 PM. We will transform our parking lot into a touch free, drive-thru Halloween experience, in the form of decorated vehicles, candy and entertainment featuring the Salida...

KidZone Pre-Registration

KidZone Pre-Registration

During this pandemic, Children's Ministry weekend classes will require pre-registration online as well as a health screening upon entering the KidZone. There is a form for parents to fill out and a no touch temperature check will be done on each child to be sure we...

Unprecedented Challenges

Unprecedented Challenges

Annual Report 5 August 2020 The words are dramatic and unsettling: pandemic, recession, social unrest, mob violence, racial prejudice, lockdown, partisan politics, protests, anger, and despair. We have been observing these in our country through a significant portion...

AWANA 2020-2021

AWANA 2020-2021

AWANA Registration is now open! We are working on our detailed plan for the year depending on how many families register. We will be hosting AWANA at Aspen Ridge Church on Wednesday evenings. There also is an option this year for families to complete AWANA at home. If...

Church, Don’t Let Coronavirus Divide You

Church, Don’t Let Coronavirus Divide You

The title of this The Gospel Coalition article speaks for itself in many ways. But some of the Aspen Ridge leaders were talking about these unique challenges that face the Church today and see a biblically-backed call to unity in this write-up. With several scripture...

LET’S GO!

LET’S GO!

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. -Isaiah 1:17 (NIV)  This verse from Isaiah is one of my favorites in the Old Testament because it is God telling us he cares about the broken, the...

Student Ministries at Aspen Ridge

Student Ministries at Aspen Ridge

Hello Aspen Ridge family, Student Ministries at Aspen Ridge has kicked off in person meetings and it's been a real blessing not only to me but to the students. While Zoom was a great way to convey information and see each other, students are starved for personal...

Contagiously Calm…

Contagiously Calm…

America has been everything but contagiously calm over the last four months. The pandemic brought waves of sickness, panic, fear, and death to our shores. The economic shutdown drove in despair, job loss, and addictions by the truckload. Then, just as it seemed there...

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