On Location Sermon Series: July 4-August 8

The Golden Rule says treat others the way you would want to be treated. And Christ teaches that we should love God first and love our neighbors second. Our sermon series, On Location, which runs from July 4 to August 8, will teach us how we can live out these principles and love the people God has placed all around us.

New Sunday Services and Times

As announced during the 2021 Annual Meeting, starting fall 2021, Ward Church will shift to offering two different worship styles at separate times. Starting September 12, Sunday worship services will take place at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.  The 9:00 service will be traditional. The 10:30 service will be contemporary.

Reaping a Harvest

In our busy, hectic lives, the last thing many of us want to do is try and cultivate any kind of relationship with those living on the other side of our privacy fences. And yet, that’s exactly what Ward Members Mike and Jen List set out to do, the minute they moved on to Harrison Street in Livonia in 2014.

Disaster Relief Informational Meeting, Aug. 8

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. They need volunteers to join them in relief and compassion efforts in Dearborn to help flood victims. Starting July 8 and running through early August, Mondays through Saturdays, they need volunteers for full and half-day shifts. Volunteers will work out of a church in Dearborn where teams will be deployed from each day.

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

Are you guy looking to share a few laughs and a great breakfast with friends? Then, you are invited to a monthly men’s fellowship breakfast on the first Wednesday of every month at George’s Senate Coney Island on Haggerty Road, just south of Ward Church.

Staff Update – Terence + Ashley Gray

Terence Gray will join the pastoral team of Ward Church in August 2021 as Assistant Pastor. Terence, his wife, Ashley, and their nine-month-old daughter, Lucca, will be relocating from Memphis, Tennessee. Meet the Grays!

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!

Tunes, Trucks + Treats – Summer Event

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!

Lead a Small Group Women’s Retreat

Life can get hectic and busy, and we all need time to get away. If you lead a small group, or have a small group and would like to lead a retreat, we invite you to learn all the ins and outs of organizing a small group retreat this summer. Join us for an hour of training on July 22 at 6 p.m. in Chapel Suite 1.

Father + Son Canoe Trip – August 20-22

Registration is now ready! Experience a time away from civilization, enjoy hearty meals cooked outdoors, a peaceful (or maybe not!) ride down the Muskegon River. Enjoy incredible scenery, hanging around a campfire, s’mores, and more, all in one weekend. Grandpas, grandsons, uncles, nephews, and friends are welcome to attend also!

Tunes on Tuesday

Ward Church is so happy to once again partner with Northville Parks and Recreation for Tunes on Tuesday! It’s every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Northville for parents and kids! We’re so happy to meet so many new families this year, and have collected some FREE kid-friendly resources for making summer planning even easier. We hope to see you at the next Tunes on Tuesday!

UPDATED Gathering Guidelines

UPDATE: Per the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ (MDHHS) order to rescind all mandates for face masks and gathering guidelines, we are also lifting additional COVID-19 related policies at Ward Church. Learn more.

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! Donate by Aug. 31!

Financial Peace University

This life-changing, 9-week class taught by Dave Ramsey and team via video will show you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

Mark Your Calendars for Water Days, Aug. 14 + 21

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

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!

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!