Money Lessons for the Whole Family

On Sundays, August 18 and 25, Pastor Scott will breakdown biblical principles about money that work for all stages of life. These lessons, if learned early enough, will save much future heartache and pain. Bring your kids (kindergarten and older) with you into worship. We have planned the morning for all ages. Modern and Classic worship venues will meet together in the Sanctuary at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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. Groups meet at both 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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.

Sign Language Interpreters Needed

Sign Language Interpreters are needed for ministry to deaf and hard of hearing worship attendees. We are seeking several individuals who are skilled in ASL and are willing to rotate weeks.

Baptism and Dedication Class

We will be baptizing/dedicating infants at the regular worship services on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Parents interested in having their child(ren) baptized or dedicated must attend the Infant Baptism/Dedication Class on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

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.

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.

Giving Appreciated Stock

If you own stock that is worth more than you paid for it, consider donating it directly to Ward Church instead of writing a check or making an online payment. If you have held the stock for more than 12 months, you will avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciated value and you may also claim an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock.

Mother’s Day 2019

Sunday, May 12. Moms, grandmothers, mother figures and mentors… enjoy special service elements and plans for the day, including giveaways and free professional family portraits.

Is A Matching Gift In Your Future?

Want to multiply your charitable giving impact? Perhaps it would be worth your while to check with your company’s HR department and become familiar with any programs your company may be offering.

Cindy Serves: WardStudents

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 will share the good, the surprising, the challenging…the authentic experience behind a wide range of volunteer roles at Ward Church, all serving to connect people to God!

Senior Pastor’s Prayer Partners

Would you like to become part of the team that prays specifically for our Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Scott McKee? At the beginning of each month you will receive via email a list of ways you can be praying for Scott, his family, his day-to-day appointments and for Ward Church.