July 2, 2024

Brothers & Sisters, 

Over Memorial Day our family spent two days in New Orleans playing, riding street cars and powdering our noses with beignets. While there we visited the National WW2 museum. Room after room, across multiple floors and buildings, the exhibits covered both theaters of war, the Holocaust, the war production effort here in America and many other aspects. Maps, weapons, uniforms and rations were on display. Those who have been know it is absolutely awe inspiring! 

Our visit was a week prior to the 80th anniversary of the D-Day allied invasion at Normandy. It was stirring to imagine the courage summoned by those soldiers who faced the terror of bullets and shelling in the cold surf, all in the name of defending freedom. Can you imagine how our lives and world would be different if they had not answered to call to fight for freedom around the world? Their courage and sacrifice stopped the menacing Axis powers and changed the world for the better. Because of their bravery, our freedom and a more just world perseveres. 

Next Thursday, before our family takes a bite of whatever has been seared on a hot grill, we will take a moment to give thanks to God for the gifts of freedom we all enjoy as Americans - especially the freedom of religion.

Not everyone enjoys that same privilege. I have had the honor of knowing some Christians in other world areas who worship at great risk of persecution. Gathering in public for worship might cost them something. I admire their courage and conviction. I am thankful for the freedom to gather with my church family without fear. I do not take it for granted.

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday celebration this week with friends and family.

We have 5 more Sundays in our “Summer in the Spirit” series, devoted to studying the person, presence and power of the Holy Spirit in our individual lives and the life of God’s Church. God's Spirit is moving among us!

With hope,

Pastor Nathan

BEYOND · Phase 1a Update

After several months of meetings and discussion with the City of Hoover, our Construction Team is pleased to report that we have received permit approval for Phase 1a! As with any new construction project located within a developed community like Ross Bridge, greater scrutiny is exercised by city planning officials to ensure the plans meet city and community requirements. This recent approval was the final step necessary for our builder to mobilize with the sub-contractors and begin site work.

We are especially indebted to Kevin Butler and Jerry McWilliams for co-charing our construction team and guiding us through this approval process. They have put in many hours of work with our architect, builder, and engineers to bring us to this point in our progress. 

Thanks be to God for this exciting development -

in God’s hands our best days are ahead!


Welcome New Members

We welcome the Fleming & Hendrix families to CARB! On the right in the image are John & Mitzi Fleming. John operates Fleming Martial Arts which meets on Monday evenings in our building. In the middle is Tim & Amanda Fleming (Tim & John are brothers), and their girls, Hattie (right) & Caroline (left). They are joined by Deborah Hendrix (Amanda’s mother). These families have served at CARB for some time, and we are thrilled to have them as members - please give them a warm welcome!

We welcome Lois & Jerry Kappler to our church! Jerry is retired from the railroad industry and Lois worked as an educator and administrator. They recently moved to the area from Mississippi in order to be closer to children and grandchildren. They are active in the BG’s and have committed to serve in other ways. Please welcome the Kapplers - we are excited to have you at CARB!

Atlanta Braves Outing

We are taking our church bus over to watch the Atlanta Braves on

Saturday, August 24th, departing at 2p for the game at 7:20p (EST).

This events is open to any church member or household -

but we only have 24 tickets/bus seats!

~ First come, first served ~

Register by clicking the image above or here!

$5 Mission Challenges June 30th - July 20th

Sunday, June 30 - Saturday, July 6

July 7th - July 13th

July 14th - July 20th




Come and volunteer your time on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30a in the Rainbow Room!

The Rainbow Room is our special needs ministry at CARB! To volunteer, click the link below!




VBS is July 22nd - 25th!

We STILL need 7 adult volunteers and 6 youth volunteers!

Please look over each volunteer slot and sign up!

Youth slots have specific age requirements!

All volunteers MUST have a background check, which the church will provide!

To sign up, click the link below!


Bridge Kids Announcements


July 22nd - 25th

For children ENTERING Kindergarten - 5th grades

Morning Session ONLY:

Time: 9a-12p

Cost: $10 per child

Morning Session + Extended Day

(ONLY 9 Spots Remain for extended day):

Time: 9a - 3p

Cost: $35 Per child

You MUST pay to hold your spot!



Upcoming Events

Movie Outing July 11th

On July 11th we will be seeing the movie Fall Guy!

It is a Pg 13 movie about the adventures of a stunt double!

Here is the link to Common Sense Movie Reviews to see if it is appropriate for your student!

Here is the link to the registration page!

You must register for your student to go!

Rides to the Lux movie theatre will be a first come first serve basis, so go ahead and register today!!!

Please email me at lawson@rossbridge.church for any questions or concerns.

Disc golf outing July 1st!

Below are a few photos from our disc golf outing earlier this week!

Be on the lookout for updates and for any pop up events!

To start receiving these updates email: lawson@rossbridge.church.

Ministry Engagement

If you are a mother with children aged 0 to 8 years old, the RESTORE Bible Study is forming this Fall just for YOU!

Want the details? RSVP to the dinner invite below.