Simple Serve Saturdays

This is a great opportunity for anyone of any age or skill level who’d like to get a taste for what’s happening in the City of Detroit and how they can get involved.

Mali Trip Info Meeting

We will be sending a team to Mali, West Africa January 11-25, 2020. There will be an informational meeting on Saturday, June 29 at 9:30 a.m.

Meet and Have Fun with a Refugee Family

Would you like to meet and have fun alongside some refugee families this summer? Volunteers are needed for a Kids Camp July 15-19 from 1:30-5:30 in the city of Oak Park. There is also a BBQ on July 21 at 4 p.m. in Southfield for refugee families.

Middle School Michigan’s Adventure Trip

This is a day of fun for Middle School students and friends. We head over to Michigan’s Adventure theme park and water park near Muskegon on Tuesday, August 13.

High School Cedar Point Trip

This day trip to Cedar Point is for our students and friends entering grades 9-12 and our high school graduates from the class of 2019. We will travel as a group to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio on Tuesday, July 16.

We Are Hiring!

We have an opening on our team for a Lead Teacher at Ward Preschool.

Life Remodeled Info Meeting

Life Remodeled focuses on “remodeling lives, one neighborhood at a time.” Come learn more about how we can partner with this organization working in this August. The info meeting will be Sunday, June 30 between services from 10:30-10:45 a.m. and at 12:00-12:15 p.m. in the Hub Meeting Room.

Backyard Bible Studies

June 25 + July 9 + August 13 4th and 5th graders (for the 2018-19 school year) are invited to enjoy an evening filled with swimming, dinner, s’mores, board games, and devotionals.

Storytime at the Climb ‘n Slide

Children love to be read to and we love to read! Enjoy some time in the playscape before hearing the story, after the story or both! Stories are geared toward preschool-aged children. Registration is not required. Bring your friends!

Preschool Playdates

Join us for a fun morning of play on our outdoor playground and preschool inflatable near Entry 3. Meet other parents from the area and enjoy watching your kids play. Each playdate will have a special surprise activity. Playdates will be held June 20, July 18, Aug 15 beginning at 10:00 a.m. until approximately noon.

Summer Midweek Women’s DVD Study

This summer join us for a 7-session study on Psalm 23 by Jennifer Rothschild as we gain fresh insight and encouragement. Explore the depths of God’s compassionate care while debunking the self-reliance myth. Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability because you can trust the Shepherd’s goodness throughout each season of life.

Keenagers Trip: Eaton Rapids

Keenagers (age 55+), our July 25 outing begins with a very special luncheon at the English Inn, a 1920’s country Tudor Revival estate, once owned by Oldsmobile executive, Irving Reuter, located on the Grand River in Eaton Rapids.

Don’t Panic: A Scientific and Spiritual Approach to Stress and Anxiety

Learn not just to reduce anxiety and stress, but how to fill your life with joy and peace at this free workshop led by clinical therapist, Matthew Swartz.

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.

MOPS Registration for 2019-20 is Now Open

Select Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Sept-May. MOPS is for any mom with children ages birth-5 years who are looking to connect with other moms in a similar phase of life. MOPS encourages and equips moms to realize their potential as mothers, women, and leaders. Whether you are a soon-to-be mom, first or seventh-time mom, young or seasoned mom, adoptive or foster mom, you are welcome here!

Cindy Serves: Shuttle Ministry

Each month, we’ll follow Ward member, Cindy Ziemba, on her adventures around the volunteer globe. Did you know there are over 100 unique roles filled by volunteers each month? Cindy…

2019 Annual Meeting of the Congregation

Session has called the Annual Congregational Meeting for Sunday, June 9, 9:30 a.m. In addition to celebrating the goodness of God through stories, reports and worship, members of the congregation will be asked to approve the upcoming year’s program budget and the pastor’s terms of call for next year. The Nominations Committee will present their official report for elders, trustees, deacons and nominating committee.

Connection Center

You will notice some light construction beginning in the Grand Mall toward the end of this month. We’re excited to share the news of this upcoming project with you! The Connection Center was born out of the desire to create one, cohesive space where connecting to the life of the church could be made simple and seamless.

Keenagers Trip to Belle Isle

Keenagers (age 55+) join us on Friday, June 28, for a trip to Belle Isle. We will visit the historic aquarium and nature center, as well as dine at Sinbad’s.