Together Again

We are sharing a phased approach to returning to in-person worship in the building. Things will look different, but the mission remains unchanged!

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.

Patriotic Concert (online)

Ward’s Choir and Orchestra come together virtually to celebrate freedom and to honor those who have served our country. Enjoy the 2020 Patriotic Concert online, at your convenience, beginning Friday, July 3.

Ward Staff Welcomes Robyn

Robyn Marcotte has joined the Ward Church staff as the Director of Strategic Alignment. Robyn will oversee the strategic planning process and help translate the plan into staff operations. This part-time role was created to fill some of duties formerly covered by the Executive Pastor, Tyler Groff.

Midland Disaster Relief Teams

Our neighbors in Midland are facing an incredible challenge as they try to rebuild their community after widespread flooding due to multiple dam failures. Teams of people will be partnering with Samaritan’s Purse to help with a variety of clean up, construction, and renovation projects.

Candid Conversations: Understanding the Times

Pastor Harvey Carey and Pastor Scott McKee share very different life experiences. They invite you into an open and ongoing conversation about racism today. We will listen and learn as we seek unity together.

Day of Prayer, Fasting and Lament

The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, of which Ward is a part, is calling all members of EPC churches to set aside Monday, June 8, as a day of lament, fasting, and prayer to cry out to God for His help in the midst of this crisis in the United States

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.

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.