Christmas with Ward: God Grant Me…

We can’t wait to celebrate this Advent season with you, your family and friends. We’ll take a long look at the Serenity Prayer on Sundays in December and consider timeless truths we might glean from it and in light of the Christ’s birth! Join us in person and online on Friday, Dec. 24 at 3, 4:30 and 6 p.m. for our Christmas Eve services, where we will sing classic songs, enjoy inspiring moments, and hear an uplifting and insightful message about our Savior Jesus, “The Good Shepherd.”

Women’s Christmas Tea 2021

There are some extra tickets available for this fun Christmas tea celebration, focusing on friendship, community, fabulous desserts and an amazing speaker, Cindy Bultema! Contact Kristen Shunk for details on how to purchase them!

#GivingTuesday at Ward Church

Give to support our Benevolence Fund and help to launch a new anxiety and depression support group in 2022! Give on this #GivingTuesday!

Christmas Festival

Families won’t want to miss this completely free, totally entertaining, hands-on Christmas experience on Sunday, Dec. 5! The Christmas Festival kicks off with a Christmas edition of FX: A Family Experience at 9 + 10:30 a.m., followed by an entire afternoon of unforgettable fun from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. We have many open serving slots; sign up to serve today!

Ward Young Adults Christmas Party

Gingerbread cookies, white elephant gifts, and a whole lot of fun. Come celebrate the end of the year with us on December 21 starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Room. Bring a white elephant gift if you’d like to join in for that game. There’ll also be cookie decorating, food, games, and more.

WardStudents – Winter Retreat 2021

Students grades 6-12 head “Up North” to SpringHill Camp for an incredible, life-transforming weekend Friday, January 28 to Sunday January 30, 2022. 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.

WardStudents Christmas Party, Dec. 15

Everyone grade 6-12 is invited to the WardStudents Christmas Party, Dec. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Ward Church! Come for the taco/nacho bar and stay for the ugly Christmas sweater contest! Bring a friend!

WardKids Next Steps 2021

Participants will learn about baptism, communion, and growing in faith in a class led by Pastor Scott McKee and Director of WardKids Justin Tucker. This class is intended for children in 4th and 5th grade, attending with their parent or other adult. It meets for six weeks, starting January 12.

Hope for the Holidays Candlelight Ceremony

Grief is hard, and special days and holidays always seem it to make harder. Thinking about how this year will be the first, or yet another, holiday season without a loved one can be hard to bear. Ward Church is pleased to announce two different events from New Hope Center for Grief Support to help those who have experienced a loss find some peace and support during this holiday season. Learn more.

We Are Hiring!

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

Sign up to lead a small group starting Jan. 30!

Sign up now to lead a small group with existing friends or new ones! Starting Jan. 30, we will read and study Nicole Unice’s book, “The Miracle Moment.” In this series, we’ll step into the space where miracles can happen in your relationships. Your miracle moments are waiting for you: moments of honesty, healing, renewal, and lasting change.

Rachel Sochacki – Gateway 328

Rachel Sochacki is one of the co-leaders for Gateway 328, the Ward anti-human-trafficking ministry. When you talk to Rachel today about her ministry, her passion for human-trafficking victims is very evident. However, it was not always that way for Rachel. But God’s still small voice called to her in a worship service, to do the unimaginable to bless others.

21 Days of Prayer + Fasting: Discover your desperate need for God

You may not be in the habit of praying and spending time with God. Or, even if you are, and you want to take your time with God to the next level, we invite you to join us for 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting, starting Jan. 2, 2022. Learn more.

Recap + Photos: Man Camp

The men of Ward joined guys from around the area at this year’s “Man Camp” sponsored by Kensington Church and held at Spring Hill camp, Oct. 8-10! It was a great time of fun, growth and companionship. Check out some photos from the event.

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!

Attend next Ward DNA class

Step 1 for membership with Ward starts with the Ward DNA class. The class revolves around God’s Story, Your Story and the World’s story. Learn more about our next Ward DNA class taking place on Sundays Nov. 14 + 21 from 9-10 a.m.

Recap + Photos: Team World Vision 2021

They did it! Our Team World Vision of 28 individuals from Ward have raised over $41,000 and counting! Check out some of the images and plan to congratulate them on Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Current Focus Kiosks after both services.

Coming to a WardKids near you!

Visit the WardKids page to learn about all the neat things we have planned for WardKids this fall season! Parenting class, WardKids Blast, Christmas Pageant, WardKids Movie Matinee, and more!

New Video Studies – Tuesday Groups for Women

Our two Women’s Video Study groups, meeting in the morning and evening, will be starting a new study: What Love Is – The Letters of 1, 2, 3 John,” by Kelly Minter. The AM class will start Oct. 26. The PM class will start Nov. 9. Learn more about these and all the Tuesday Women’s Groups.