2021 Annual Meeting + Celebration Sunday

Thank you to everyone who attended the June 9, 2021 Annual Meeting of Ward Church. We are looking forward to this Sunday’s Celebration Sunday on June 13 when we will celebrate with stories, videos, songs, a look-back on a year worth remembering and a look-ahead to what God will do next in and through us!

Mark Your Calendars for Water Days, July-Aug

This sweltering summer calls for one thing – water days! Our WardStudents (students entering grades 6-12 and 2021 graduates) will be hitting the beach three times this summer, and we hope you’ll join us! Mark your calendars now – more details coming soon with registration!

Ward Young Adults Summer Picnic

Young Adults are welcome to come hang out, eat good food, play games, meet new people and have some fun at the June 26, July 31 + Aug. 28 summer picnics from 3-5 p.m. If you are between the ages of 18 and 30, we hope to see you there!

Storytime at Ward Church

Children love to be read to and we love to read! Come to the playground between Entries 3 + 4 and listen to a story and stick around to play! Stories are geared toward preschool-aged children. Registration is not required. Bring your friends!

Tunes, Trucks + Treats – Summer Events

Summer breezes and lazy days call for music, food and fun at Ward Church! We are excited to announce “Tunes, Trucks + Treats” on three Fridays this summer! Admission is free, no registration required. It’s fun for the entire family!

WardStudents – Party on the Patio

Are you a student in grades 6-12? Looking to build new relationships, gain adult mentors, and have a community to grow in? Join us for Party on the Patio on Wednesdays this summer, starting June 30! There will be fun, games, snacks, and teaching!

Doug Thompson: A look back on a faith-filled career

Learn about the life and career of our beloved Pastor of Care Ministries, Doug Thompson, who is retiring on June 13. Following both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services that day, Doug and Linda will be in the Hub area just outside of ReNu to give you the opportunity to greet them, share your well wishes and say a personal good-bye.

Family Movie Night

Enjoy an old-school Drive-In Movie Night with the entire family – July 30, Aug. 27 + Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. Pop your own corn, grab some candy, roll down the windows and escape back to a time when movies were meant to be seen through the windshield of a car! 

Get to know Ward better – Attend a Connection Dessert

Have you been visiting Ward for a few months? A few weeks? Whether you’re just starting to explore the idea of church, or you’ve been growing in your relationship with Jesus for years but consider yourself new to Ward, this is the perfect first step. Sign up for our next Connection Desserts on Aug. 9 or Sept. 8!

Backyard Bible Studies

3rd, 4th and 5th graders (for the 2020-21 school year) are invited to enjoy an evening of fun in Ward Woods! Register for July 13 + August 17 events.

Parent’s Night Out – Summer 2021

Parents! Enjoy a great night out while your kids have fun with friends, games, crafts, food, movies and more! Parent’s Night Out, July 16 + Aug. 6, is for infants through 5th Grade. Cost is $15 for the first child and an additional $10 for two or more children (family max of $25). For our first Parent’s Night Out, we are having a pajama party theme! Bring your kiddos in their pj’s ready for a fun evening! Learn more.

We Are Hiring!

Read more about open positions at Ward and apply! Also, explore Ward’s vision + beliefs.

Forgotten Harvest NEW Time

Now starting at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays at Entry 2, Forgotten Harvest delivers 138,000 pounds of surplus food per day, to local charities six days a week, providing families in need with fresh and nutritious food free of charge. Ward is grateful to partner with Forgotten Harvest as a distribution site this fall. We are looking for people like you to help us serve these families in need.

Spend 3 hours in Detroit this summer

This is a great opportunity for anyone of any age or skill level who’d like to get a taste for what’s happening in the City of Detroit and how they can get involved.

Plan your money and change your family tree forever

This is a life-changing 9-week program teaching ‘baby steps’ for managing your finances, how to eliminate debt, save for your future, and live and give like never before. Through video classes taught by Dave Ramsey and team and small group discussions with other Ward members, you will learn and also be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

From Your Pastor: New Gathering Guidelines

Starting this Sunday, May 16, we are removing our mask-required-for-all policy and simply asking guests to follow the new CDC and State of Michigan guidelines to ensure a safe environment for all. Masks continue to be welcomed, but not required, for adults who meet the new guidelines. Masks continue to be required for kids and students, kindergarten and up. Policies for certain volunteer teams will vary based on role. Be on the lookout for separate communication from your team leaders.

Pray + Give to India

India is being ravaged by a Covid-19 tsunami. Daily infection rates are expected to crest at 500,000 in the coming weeks. Crematoriums cannot keep up with the numbers of dead, most of whom go unreported in official tallies. Oxygen supplies are dwindling, just one sign of an overwhelmed health care system. And vaccine supplies are in short supply. Our partners in India have felt the impact of this second wave. Here’s how you can help.

GriefShare – a Summer Grief Program

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Learn more.

Resources to help today’s parents

Being a parent is a tough job, but someone has to do it! We all need a helping hand and support as we navigate raising children. Find a host of resources here that we’ve curated just for parents!