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.

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.

Worship Nights – an Outdoor Summer Series

Beginning June 17, weather permitting, we will gather outdoors for a time of worship every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Here, we can sing and pray and express collectively what has felt held-in for so long. This will be a simple service, including a short message, scripture and worship.

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.

Join a Digital Small Group

Summer is the perfect time to try out a digital small group! Pastor Matt Chandler introduces us to the great shepherd, the Lord, who promises to provide for every need of his flock in this Psalm 23 study. Working through this curriculum with new or existing friends is a powerful way to grow in community and faith.

Estate Planning Seminar For All Ages

You can’t predict the future, but you can plan for it. If you do not have a Will or Living Trust, or yours needs to be updated, this seminar is for you.

FREE WEBINAR – Navigating a Pandemic: Finding Hope in Crisis

This webinar, sponsored by Ward Church, brings licensed counseling and grief support together to help you to navigate the weeks and months ahead. Pastor Scott McKee will host this online event. Topics include relationships, faith, and our brains during a crisis as well as grief – Not only loss of a person, but loss of our plans, milestones and more.

Digital Small Group Hosts Needed

We have new-to-Ward individuals looking to connect in a small group! We’re looking for 3-6 people who would be willing to host a brand new, online small group for 6 sessions (totaling 6 weeks)

When Mother’s Day Gets Complicated

Mother’s Day highlights the gap that exists between what we wish were true and what isn’t. It’s a day where we are confronted with our highest hopes and our current disappointments.

Farewell to the Groffs

Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 2 PM – 4 PM. We would like to show the Groff family some love before they start their new journey serving Orangewood Church in Orlando, Florida.

Grieving Loss During A Pandemic

Free grief support groups are made available through our partnership with New Hope Center for Grief Support. Due to COVID-19, these support groups are continuing to meet through conference calls and include new offerings for first responders and those who have been impacted by the pandemic. We are here for you during these challenging times.

Daily Prayer Across the State – #Pray313

Every day, May 4 through May 31, churches from all over our state will pray for 3 minutes at 3:13pm. The 313 area code has been one of the hardest hit in our state. Learn more about how you can participate.

A Message From Your Pastor

This Sunday, we are going to share in the sacrament of holy communion together, from our homes. What do you need and how should you prepare?

Reopening the Church – Online Meeting

In case you missed it, review the recorded meeting where leaders and volunteers discuss “reopening the church building.” Our church, like the rest of the world, will need to reopen in phases. We need to balance our enthusiasm to return to our building for worship and activities, and the need to ensure the physical safety of our members, especially the most vulnerable. We reviewed potential timelines, discussed new opportunities, anticipated our future normal, and celebrated the ways God has cared once again for exiles.

Storytime on Facebook Live

Children love to be read to and we love to read! While we can’t be together in person, we will be doing this on Facebook Live! Stories are geared toward preschool-aged children. Registration is not required. Invite your friends to a watch party! Storytime occurs every Thursday at 10 a.m. on Facebook.

National Day of Prayer

In these unprecedented days, Americans will unite and pray on Thursday, May 7, for the 69th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme, “Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth”, is based on Habakkuk 2:14, and reminds us that this promise, “for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” is for us today.