Host or Join a Small Group

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! This year, we’re committing to becoming students of the greatest sermon ever given – together in small groups, and together as a church through our upcoming sermon series. This six-week study on The Lord’s Prayer begins March 1! Spring small group launch is a great time to try out a group.

Weekday Preschool Registration + Open House

In-House Registration for Ward Church members, children currently enrolled, and alumni of Ward Preschool will begin in person on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. at Entry 1 only. Open Registration for new families/students will begin in person on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. at Entry 1 only.

A Global Crisis: Human Trafficking

Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Chapel Suite 3. Join us to learn more about this issue, both globally and locally, and what you can do to support the fight against human trafficking. Speakers include Jeff McKinley, Executive Director and Alex Miller, Field Operations Director of Not Abandoned, an organization whose mission is to intervene in the sex industry and provide practical options and accessible programming to victims and families.

Handling Tantrums Seminar

Thursday, March 12, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Kim Snyder MS, LPC will talk about handling tantrums. Cost $5.00 per person. This event is geared towards parents of young children. Please register in advance.

From Grief to New Hope Workshop

If you or someone you know is grieving after the death of a loved one, consider attending this helpful, free, 8-week workshop beginning March 2, 2020.

Why Keeping Commitments is Crucial to Your Influence

What is integrity, and why is it so important?

Preschool Playdate

February 1, 10 a.m. – Noon. Preschool Playdate is a great time to burn off some of that preschool energy! Join us for a fun morning of play on our Climb ‘n Slide indoor playscape and preschool inflatable. Bring your own ride-on or push toy to play with in our gym. We will also have a fun bounce house for the kids.

Sunday Morning Groups

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop or deepen friendships, further your spiritual growth, or learn more about God’s word? There are a variety of groups for all stages of life and covering a variety of topics.

6 Ways to Help Your Middle Schooler Develop Positive Body Image

As parents, you have the incredibly important, and at times, difficult job of helping guide and direct your middle schooler toward more healthy thinking. Taking these simple steps to navigate them toward a positive body image will go a long way both today and in the future.

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.

We Are Hiring!

We have openings on our team!

Winter Blast (Grades 4 + 5)

This fun-filled overnight event is at Ward Church. Activities include church-wide laser tag, movies, group games, inflatables, having small group and worship.

Updates: Construction and Concrete

A couple of quick updates for you regarding construction equipment toward the west of our property and concrete repairs.

Holiday Building Closure

Following the last Christmas Eve Service, please note that the building will be closed at specific times around the holidays and re-open for Sunday services. The building will reopen with a regular schedule and office hours on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

DivorceCare

Healing from divorce is not easy. At DivorceCare groups, people in separation and divorce find tools, teaching, and support to help them deal with their pain and give them hope for the future.

Keenager Trip to St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Basilica Church

Seniors, join us as we view the 12-year-long masterpiece by Greek artist Vlasios Tsotsonis (called the Michelangelo for the 21st century), covering hundreds of feet of walls and ceilings with beautiful Biblical iconography in the St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Basilica Church in Livonia. After our visit, we will dine at the elegant Whitney in Detroit.

Keenager Trip to Orchestra Hall

“From Broadway to Hollywood”, a program of music that has thrilled audiences of the stage and screen for years. If you’re a senior, join us for a delightful performance at Orchestra Hall in Detroit with lunch to follow.

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!

Managing the Emotions of Your Preschooler Parenting Seminar

Gain practical resources, tips and tricks to address anxiety in your preschooler with information provided by the Galvin Growth Group.