Updates: COVID-19

The coronavirus continues to dominate the news. We are worshipping together within our homes. And still, the church is serving, loving and praying for our community and the world. View updates regarding the pandemic and Ward Church’s response from our Senior Pastor, Scott McKee.

WardKids Activity Night (for Grades 4 + 5)

July 16 the 7-8:30 p.m. Kids who have just finished grades 4 + 5 and their friends are invited. Come and have some outdoor fun playing games and seeing all your friends and leaders from church. We’ve not been together in quite a long time, so we’re really looking forward to seeing you! Of course we will enjoy some ice cream sundaes too!

Jonah Series – Resources For Your Family

July is here and we are excited to announce a family series on Jonah! Each week during Sunday services you can gather around and enjoy church as a family. Adults and kids will be learning about Jonah. It’s a journey through deep fears and anxiety, only trumped by God’s patience, grace and forgiveness. Can’t we all relate? WardKids has created a custom coloring + activity book (for any and all ages) that goes along with Jonah’s journey each week!

Together Again

We are sharing a phased approach to returning to in-person worship in the building. Things will look different, but the mission remains unchanged!

Backpack Buddies

Be a Backpack Buddy by sponsoring a child for just $25, which will be used to purchase a backpack and all of the supplies necessary to help them start off the year right! Out goal is to deliver 800 backpacks by September 1.

Staff Update – Sean Carroll

We’re pleased to share that Sean Carroll has accepted the call of Assistant Pastor, serving as the Pastor of Spiritual Care and Formation. Sean brings with him a Master of Arts in Counseling and Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary. His experience as a family pastor with a background in counseling and youth work will be an asset to the team.

Children’s Grief Camp

“Grow Through What You Go Through” Children’s Grief Camp. New Hope Grief Support and Angel Hospice will be hosting a free children’s grief camp August 27 & 28 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Maybury Farm in Northville.

Beginning the Grief Journey Virtual Half Day Seminar

Saturday July 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.This three-hour virtual seminar provides an understanding of the grief journey and is a great first step for those grieving the death of a loved one or those who are interested in learning more about ways to care for those in grief.

Ward Preschool: Toddler and Two Fun Parent/Child Class Registration

These parent and child classes introduce a fun and interactive way to learn through play based activities all with the trusted adult by their side.

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. This group will begin meeting online Saturday, May 30.

Patriotic Concert (online)

Ward’s Choir and Orchestra come together virtually to celebrate freedom and to honor those who have served our country. Enjoy the 2020 Patriotic Concert online, at your convenience, beginning Friday, July 3.

Ward Staff Welcomes Robyn

Robyn Marcotte has joined the Ward Church staff as the Director of Strategic Alignment. Robyn will oversee the strategic planning process and help translate the plan into staff operations. This part-time role was created to fill some of duties formerly covered by the Executive Pastor, Tyler Groff.

Midland Disaster Relief Teams

Our neighbors in Midland are facing an incredible challenge as they try to rebuild their community after widespread flooding due to multiple dam failures. Teams of people will be partnering with Samaritan’s Purse to help with a variety of clean up, construction, and renovation projects.

Candid Conversations: Understanding the Times

Pastor Harvey Carey and Pastor Scott McKee share very different life experiences. They invite you into an open and ongoing conversation about racism today. We will listen and learn as we seek unity together.

Day of Prayer, Fasting and Lament

The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, of which Ward is a part, is calling all members of EPC churches to set aside Monday, June 8, as a day of lament, fasting, and prayer to cry out to God for His help in the midst of this crisis in the United States

Update From Pastor Scott: Racism and the Heart of God

This week, the attention of our nation turned from the coronavirus to the virus of racism and civil unrest. Like you, I am grieved by the tragic events that have unfolded in recent weeks.

Family Field Day

Join us on Tuesday, June 16 for our first ever Family Field Day! Come to the Ward Church parking lot anytime between the hours of 6-8 p.m. for pure family fun.

3 Essential Responses to Racism

We’ve learned in these past few months that the church is more than a building but the people who gather to live by God’s word and for God’s mission. Brothers and sisters, we can no longer remain silent as men and women of color are being lynched before our very eyes. We must weep, we must cry out, and we must stand.

2020 Congregational Meeting

Session has called the Annual Congregational Meeting for Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. Members of the congregation will be asked to to approve the upcoming year’s program budget and the pastor’s terms of call for next year. The Nominating Committee will present their official report for elders, trustees, deacons and nominating committee. Motions will be presented for a vote.