Make It Happen – Thanksgiving Offering

God gives us a passion for His Kingdom and directs our attention to those things he wants us to care for within His church. So, from Nov. 20-29, for this year’s Thanksgiving Offering, we invite you to consider what ministries, programs and activities you love most about Ward, and then give to “make it happen.” Review a list of over 40 projects and give to those projects that resonate most with you!

Christmas events volunteers needed

It takes many hands to ensure our Christmas programs and events are successful and that visitors feel welcomed and cared for. Please consider serving this holiday season at one or more of our invitational events. Learn more and sign up today!

Thanksgiving Devotional

God’s faithfulness has been proven time and time again. And although the road ahead may still be uncertain, we know His love and provision are unending. We invite you to join with us in watching an on-demand, video devotional this Thanksgiving season. Plan to watch this 15-minute Thanksgiving message brought to us from Pastor Terence on Nov. 24.

Christmas Festival, Dec. 4

Families won’t want to miss this completely free, totally entertaining, hands-on Christmas experience on Sunday, Dec. 4! The Christmas Festival kicks off with a Christmas edition of FX: A Family Experience at 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!

Revelation 7:9 Fellowship Museum Trip

Join us for a trip to the Charles H. Wright Museum, January 14! The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History opens minds and changes lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture.

Sign up now to lead a Small Group this January

Being a group host isn’t about being perfect, it’s about serving others by making space for connections. We’ll give you the tools you need to start a successful small group. You can start a group around existing friendships, you can open your home to individuals at Ward looking for a group – or a little bit of both!

Prop 3 passed, now what?

On November 8, Michigan voters approved Proposal 3 amending the Michigan Constitution to make abortion legal and accessible to all. Many are celebrating the decision as a victory in women’s health. Others are lamenting the decision as a societal stamp of approval for the murder of unborn children. This is a divisive and polarizing moment. Let’s consider how we can respond in a loving, God-honoring way in this moment in Michigan’s history.

Find hope this holiday season

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Navigating grief is hard, but can be especially difficult during the Holiday season, let us help with two upcoming events; Hope for the Holidays seminar, and memorial Candlelight ceremony.

Children’s Christmas Program – Dec. 11

It’s such a wonderful tradition, to see the Christmas story through the eyes of children! The Children’s Christmas Program is back this year, on Dec. 11 during both services! Children ages 3 to grade 1 can participate. Learn more and register by Dec. 1.

Christmas with Ward: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

This Advent season, we will consider the messages that angels carried, from the throne room of God to lowly, human places. What did these messengers have to say? What does their message mean for us today? As we consider the implications of Christmas..everything! Join us for our Advent series, Nov. 27-Dec. 18. The series culminates with a special message on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 – join us at our Northville + Farmington Hills campuses, and also online at ward.church/live.

Annual Keenager Christmas Luncheon

Join us on Thursday, December 1, for our annual Keenager Christmas luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cultural and Banquet Center. We will begin the afternoon with a hot buffet meal followed by a concert of Christmas music by Jim Stolt and a devotional by Pastor Dave Owen.

WardStudents – Winter Retreat 2023

Students grades 6-12, get ready to head “Up North” to SpringHill Camp for an incredible, life-transforming winter retreat. From Friday, January 27 to Sunday, January 29, 2023, this weekend is one you cannot miss. We mean it! Register between now and Dec. 18.

FX: A Family Experience

FX is an amazing event taking place on the first Sunday of the month in Knox Hall. Kids (K-Grade 5) bring parents and grandparents to learn about what is being taught that month in WardKids. This high-energy, high-production drama, games and interactions introduce a memorable virtue, with attitudes and behaviors to match. Join us as we kick off a new season on Oct. 2!

Annual Music Ministries Concert, Dec. 11

Ward will put on a Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 11 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The music, led by Director of Traditional Worship Mark Loring, will feature Ward’s own Orchestra, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and Sanctuary Choir. Enjoy lessons and carols of this blessed season! Don’t miss this inspirational night of music.

Women’s Christmas Tea 2022

Join us for an evening of Christmas celebration focusing on friendship, community, fabulous desserts and an amazing speaker, Marsha Brown! Marsha will draw from her experience of serving the Lord for over 40 years through various women’s ministries. Tickets are $15/person. Get them before they’re gone!

Recap + Photos: Team World Vision 2022

They did it! Our Team World Vision of 28 individuals from Ward have raised over $55,921 and counting! Check out some of the images and plan to congratulate them on Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Current Focus Kiosks after both services.

“God’s Lighthouse” needs ongoing TLC

In the middle of the city of Dearborn is a neighborhood filled with charming 1920s homes nestled snugly together. Front porch lights illuminate the fronts of many of the homes. But one house on the street emanates a different kind of light – the kind that brings rest and hope to weary souls. Read more about this house of blessing!

Serve at OCC Processing Center, Dec. 5-9

We will be taking a team to Aurora, IL, just outside of Chicago, to work at the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center, Dec. 5-9, inspecting shoebox gifts and preparing them to be shipped. Learn more about how you can get involved!

Win/Win Volunteer Story: Annika Sholander

Annika’s lovely singing and keyboard work are a great WIN for Ward Church. “Pray and think about what opportunities will bring you joy,” she says. Read more about how serving has been a Win/Win for Annika, and how serving can also enrich your life and relationship with Jesus.