Christmas at Ward

We’ve got lots planned for you and your family this season as we celebrate the greatest gift ever given.

Keenager Trip to St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Basilica Church

Seniors, join us as we view the 12-year-long masterpiece by Greek artist Vlasios Tsotsonis (called the Michelangelo for the 21st century), covering hundreds of feet of walls and ceilings with beautiful Biblical iconography in the St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Basilica Church in Livonia. After our visit, we will dine at the elegant Whitney in Detroit.

Keenager Trip to Orchestra Hall

“From Broadway to Hollywood”, a program of music that has thrilled audiences of the stage and screen for years. If you’re a senior, join us for a delightful performance at Orchestra Hall in Detroit with lunch to follow.

Holiday Building Closure

Following the last Christmas Eve Service, please note that the building will be closed at specific times around the holidays and re-open for Sunday services. The building will reopen with a regular schedule and office hours on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Storytime at the Climb ‘n Slide

Children love to be read to and we love to read! Enjoy some time in the playscape before hearing the story, after the story or both! Stories are geared toward preschool-aged children. Registration is not required. Bring your friends!

Managing the Emotions of Your Preschooler Parenting Seminar

Gain practical resources, tips and tricks to address anxiety in your preschooler with information provided by the Galvin Growth Group.

Volunteer Spotlight: Gary Becker

“It’s not what you have imagined. It is not as much time as you think. And it is more rewarding than you would ever believe.”In spite of some early hesitations, this is how Gary Becker sums up the role of being a deacon. Gary grew up in church, and after he and Stacey married, they were always involved “making ministry happen.”

Year-End Giving Tips

Act now to optimize your contributions by December 31

About our New App

We’ve created an entirely new mobile experience for members and attendees of Ward Church! Our new app connects to your existing myWARD account which makes it easy to sign up for events, serving opportunities or to make gifts. It also allows us to tailor your app content to you and your family.

Love & Respect Marriage Conference

Two key ingredients to a successful marriage: Love and Respect. Find out the secret hidden in plain sight for over 2,000 years at the upcoming conference right here at Ward Church!

WardStudents – Winter Retreat 2020

Students grades 6-12 head “Up North” to SpringHill Camp for an incredible, life-transforming weekend Friday, January 17 to Sunday January 19, 2020. This weekend will be full of learning more about Jesus, bonding with peers, great music, tubing on the sledding hill, hot cocoa, broomball, indoor pool, crazy games and much much more.

Prayer for Orphan and Foster Care

If you’d like to help us discern God’s plan for how Ward can support safe families, adoption, and foster care, whether or not you are personally involved in it. We’d love for you to join us for a prayer meeting on Sunday, January 12 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Volunteer Spotlight: Angi Magnanti

Angi has been part of the orchestra since she started attending Ward in 2003. She has also volunteered for events like Football Sunday and A Christmas Festival, serves at the nursery welcome desk, and helps when she can with Days for Girls ministry. She loves that the orchestra is a multi-generational makeup of volunteers.

Thanksgiving Offering

Our thanksgiving offering this year will help us live out Jesus’ admonition in his Sermon on the Mount to “do to others what you would have them do to you” (Matthew 7:12) by providing weekly worship broadcasts to those unable to attend church in person.

Thanksgiving Day Service

Ward’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Worship Service is a wonderful way to begin your day of thanks to God for all he is and all he has done. Bring the entire family, or invite guests to join you. We will gather at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 28 in the Sanctuary.

Parent’s Night Out – Dec. 2019

Friday, December 13 – 6:00-9:00 p.m. Parents! Enjoy a great night out while your kids have fun with friends, games, crafts, food, movies and more! Parent’s Night Out is for infants through 5th Grade. Cost is $15 for your first child and an additional $10 for two or more children (family max of $25).

Preschool Playdate

January 11, 10 a.m. – Noon. Preschool Playdate is a great time to burn off some of that preschool energy! Join us for a fun morning of play on our Climb ‘n Slide indoor playscape and preschool inflatable. Bring your own ride-on or push toy to play with in our gym. We will also have a fun bounce house for the kids.

Grief and Hope for the Holidays

Monday, December 2 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Facing the Holidays after the death of a loved one brings many emotions and anxieties. Anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one is encouraged to attend this free seminar. Friends and family members are welcome. The evening will conclude with a special candle lighting remembering those we have loved and lost.

Storytime at the Climb ‘n Slide

Children love to be read to and we love to read! Enjoy some time in the playscape before hearing the story, after the story or both! Stories are geared toward preschool-aged children. Registration is not required. Bring your friends!