Christmas at Ward

We’ve got lots planned for you and your family this season as we celebrate the greatest gift ever given.

Holiday Serving Opportunities

With many visitors joining us over the holidays, there is a great opportunity for you to serve others during this season.

Volunteer Spotlight: Todd Ferrier

When life is hectic, most of us choose volunteer roles that are calming. Not Todd Ferrier. As backstage manager of WardKids FX: A Family Experience, the intensity of overseeing a team and making sure the live production goes smoothly is a good fit for how God has gifted him.

Sing! An Irish Christmas

This year’s Christmas concert on December 7 will feature preeminent modern hymn writers Keith & Kristyn Getty. The concert is built around the Getty’s original Christmas music as well as their love for historic carols and congregational singing. This is a ticketed event and we anticipate a sold-out concert.

Operation Christmas Child Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to greet donors, process and pray over Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, prepare and pack freight, and load trucks from Nov. 17-25 at Ward Church.

Preschool Christmas Pageant

This year’s Christmas Pageant is bigger and better than ever! Your child has the opportunity to sing at two Sunday morning services on December, 15th with live orchestra accompaniment. The Christmas Pageant is for children 3 years old through Kindergarten.

Volunteer Spotlight: John Newitt

John Newitt has been a Ward Church attendee for 70 years! His love of connecting with people and ability to connect people to each other, has been a blessing to those he has encountered at Ward. Learn more about how John is using has talents as a Ward Volunteer…

Operation Christmas Child Mission Opportunity

An Operation Christmas Child mission opportunity awaits you to help spread God’s Word around the world. A team of 12 will be traveling to Des Plaines, Il from December 1-5 to help out at the Processing Center by inspecting shoeboxes, preparing them for shipment, and praying over them.

2020 Short-Term Mission Trips

Prayerfully consider attending one of our 2020 Short-term Mission Informational Meetings in the next weeks to see if one of these trips is right for you.

Talking is Teaching Parent Seminar

Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing! Building your child’s future one word at a time.Do you love and care for a child who is a baby, toddler, or preschooler? If so, don’t miss this parent seminar! You will learn and share proven, easy, everyday ways to boost their brain power now and for the rest of their lives.October 23, 2019, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

We Are Hiring!

We have an opening on our team!

All-Sing Sundays

Join the Ward Choir for a day! Sunday, November 17 + December 22.

International Friends Moms + Tots

We’re launching a new opportunity for international families to practice English in fun, conversational ways. Moms and tots can join us Wednesday, January 8 for our Open House from 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Elementary Creative Lab A + B. Beginning January 8, this free class will be available every Wednesday through April 8.

Lectio Divina

At our second Thoughtful Theology Seminar, Dr. Tyler Groff led us through the topic of Neuroscience and Spiritual Formation. He provided a practical tool for spiritual formation with this daily Lectio Divina booklet. Download the PDF to walk through 30 days of scripture reading, reflection and prayer. This PDF has instructions for use and a place for writing.

First Wednesday Thoughtful Theology Seminar

One of Ward Church’s Core Values is “Thoughtful Theology.” To help you flesh this out in your life, we are offering 3 First Wednesday Seminars on the subject of Thoughtful Theology. The first one will take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

Small Group Launch

Beginning September 29, we will launch a small group series studying some of the most counter-cultural statements in human history, the Beatitudes. We’re inviting everyone to join or start a small group for this 8-week study.

Season of Giving

We have the opportunity to be people of blessing; impacting those in our neighborhood, families in the city and others around the world. Ward’s Season of Giving provides a way to do one of these things every two weeks in October and November

Mission Fest

Come join us Wednesday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m. in Knox Hall, as we celebrate Ward’s Global Outreach program and explore all the new 2020 trips. We will have praise and worship, hear testimonies, information, praises and enjoy foods from around the globe. This event is free and childcare is provided.

FX: A Family Experience

Mark your calendars, the Fall FX line-up is here!Sundays, October 6 + November 3, 9:30 a.m. FX is an amazing event in Knox Hall where kids (K-Grade 5) bring parents and grandparents to learn.