Together Again

Gather your friends and family and meet us outdoors each Sunday at 11 a.m. (weather permitting). Bring a lawn chair or worship from your vehicle as we hear an encouraging message and inspiring, live music together.

Family Movie Night

Friday, September 25, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Bring your family, blanket, chairs, and snacks. You can even pop your own corn and bring it with! We will start a 30 minute VeggieTales showing at 7:30 p.m. for younger kids. Dora the Explorer (live action movie) will begin at 8:00 p.m.

Season of Giving

We are collecting for Season of Giving again! Each year we give to three of our local partners so they may bless families and children during the Christmas season.

Dad + Daughter One Day Canoe Trip

For fathers and daughters of all ages! We’ll meet at Heavner Canoe and Kayak Rental on October 10 at 10:30 a.m. for cider and donuts, launch canoes at 11:00 a.m. and enjoy a leisurely canoe trip to the Proud Lake waterfall (dam). Then we’ll turn around to return to the canoe launch site and have a picnic lunch at about 1:00 p.m. and wrap up to go home by 2:30 p.m.

Life Remodeled

Looking for an opportunity to serve the Detroit community? In response to Covid-19 the Life Remodeled team has rescheduled their 6 day project to take place from Oct. 5-10, 2020.

Fall Leadership Community Meeting

Whether you lead a company, a small group, or a family, you have faced the difficulty of decision making in uncertainty. Join us on Monday, September 14 over a Zoom gathering of leaders throughout our church.  This year, we will be talking about finding opportunities in crisis, preparing for a Post-COVID world, and holding plans loosely.

Ward DNA Class Online

Join Sean Carroll for this 3-week class and discover what Ward is all about; our beliefs and vision. This class is recommended for membership at Ward, though it does not obligate you to become a member. The class revolves around God’s Story, Your Story, and the World’s Story. It explores Ward’s DNA: our key beliefs in these three key areas.

Fall Small Group Hosts

God created us to live in relationship with Him and with others. Small groups create space for us to care for others and to be cared for. They launch us into learning and growth – all in the context of community. It’s part of our design!

The WKND – Students Fall Retreat

Students in grades 6-12 and their friends, Friday, October 2 and Saturday October 3. Expect a weekend of safe, physically distanced fun, challenging talks, great music and opportunities to make new friends and grow deeper friendships with others.

Midweek Bible Study Online

Wednesdays, September 9-December 16 at 7:00 p.m. online via Zoom meeting. Our teacher is Pastor Ken Fresh.

Pioneer Girls 2020-21

Pioneer Girls Club is a Christ-centered and Bible-based club program for girls in grades 1-6, meeting on Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:30 during the school year, in the Elementary Wing of Ward Church. The Club motto is “Christ in every aspect of life.” A typical club meeting includes fun and skill building activities, study of God’s Word, and opportunities to make good and lasting friendships.

Volunteer Spotlight: Community Care

Volunteering may require some deep perseverance. Mary Neighbour was reminded of this when she was rejected by a team.

Connection Dessert (online)

New to Ward? We’d love to say hello. Bring your own sweet treat for this informal Zoom gathering on Wednesday, September 23. Get to know our Senior Pastor Scott McKee, meet others new to Ward. Learn more about Jesus, Ward Church, and ask questions to learn how we can come alongside you in this season of life. Register in advance.

Hey Mom! Need a Break? Check out MOPS

Moms now more than ever are tired, worn out and spent. MOPS is a place where YOU can get a break. This year MOPS will look different, but the saying, “We LOVE You, We GOT You” remains the same.

Back to School Prayer Night

September 6, 2020 8:30 p.m. A new school year is upon us. Parents, our hearts are with you. This is going to be a challenging year for many, but you are not alone. Feeling overwhelmed by emails? Zoom calls? The task ahead. Let’s take a moment to pause together. The WardKids team would like to pray over you, for you, for your child(ren) and for our teachers and administrators.

Forgotten Harvest Food Distribution

Forgotten Harvest delivers 138,000 pounds of surplus food per day, to local charities six days a week, providing families in need with fresh and nutritious food free of charge. Ward is grateful to partner with Forgotten Harvest as a distribution site this fall. We are looking for people like you to help us serve these families in need.

Tuesday Groups for Women – Online

This fall we are offering three ways for women to connect and grow on Tuesday mornings. Because of current COVID restrictions, we will begin our teaching and small group time online using Zoom on Sept. 15 at 9:30 am. When restrictions are lifted by the governor and Ward Church, we plan to return to campus.

DivorceCare Online

Find help, discover hope and experience healing through DivorceCare, a 13-week Christ-centered program that includes three main parts—video, group discussion and personal Bible study. Begins September 17.

Fall Baptism + Dedication Class

Baptisms and Dedications are part of the worship experience of Ward Church and are administered at our regular Sunday worship services 3 times per year. The baptism of infants witnesses to the truth that God’s love claims us even before we are able to respond in faith.