September 1-7, 2018

The online connection to the Autumn Ridge Church Community.

This Week


| children (Infant-Grade 5)

Don’t know where to go? Check out the Children’s Welcome Desk in the lobby.
See a K followed by a number (K18, K19, etc.)? The number = the year a child starts Kindergarten

  • Saturdays, 5:30pm: Infant-K19
  • Sundays, 9:00 & 10:30am: Infant-K19 (no elementary classes this weekend)
  • Barnabas (Special Needs): on summer break. Classes resume Sept. 9

Coming Up:

  • Sept. 5: NextGen Fall Leader Training, 6:00pm
  • Sept. 9: ridgeKIDS fall programming begins
  • Sept. 12: Opening night for Kids’ Club

register for events on the children’s webpage.

| students (Grades 6-12)

  • Mosaic (Grades 9-12): Sundays 4:30-7:30pm – will resume Sept. 9
       Grade 6: 4:30 – 5:30pm
       Grades 7-12: 5:30-7:30pm
  • Middle School Life Groups: On summer break
  • High School Life Groups: On summer break

| men

  • Men’s Coffee Club, Discussions, and Presentations: Wednesdays, 9:30am – Upper Room
  • Men’s Bible Study: Fridays, 6:00am – Upper Room

| women

  • Women’s Bible Study is on summer break
  • A Time for Women is on summer break
  • Side By Side (medical spouses):2 summer studies: After the Boxes Are Unpacked and The Gospel of Mark. July 25-August 22 from 9:15-11:15am n the Summit Room. Childcare available for a modest fee. www.sidebyside-rochester.org

| fusion (Single Young Adults)

  • Tuesdays, 7:00pm: in the Lighthouse

| missions & local outreach

  • Coming Up Sept 9: Sandwiches and Sodas with missionaries Dick and Gloria.
  • Chuck and Kathy are excited about their highly-anticipated departure for Ireland. They have finally been approved to immigrate as “ministers of religion” and plan on moving next month. Pray for safe travels, good, affordable housing, and fruitful work with the church that will be hosting them.

| general events & classes

  • Adult Bible Study: “Hot Topics for a Hot Summer” Sundays, 10:30am – Upper Room
  • Unity English (ESL): Tuesdays, 9:15am in the Children’s wing
  • Volleyball: Tuesdays, 6:30pm – CENTER Gym
  • Celebrate Recovery: Fridays, 7:00pm – Upper Room
  • Caregiver Support Group: Saturday, Sept. 8, 10:00am, Luther A

Large Events (concerts, conferences, etc.)


Exciting things will be coming soon – stay tuned…


General Events/Classes

General Events and Classes

Making Disciples of Jesus Christ who Love God and Serve People

That statement is what Autumn Ridge Church is all about. You have a need: to grow in your faith journey with Jesus so you can become a follower of Jesus who grows in your love for God and and demonstrates that love by serving people.

Autumn Ridge wants to help guide you in that process. We have many opportunities beginning in just a few weeks that can set you on the path to growth. Get involved and grow in your understanding and love for God. Grow in your love and service to others – in our church and in the commnity. Make new friends and connections. Don’t regret not taking advantage of the opportunities before you. God calls each of us to impact the world and make a difference. Check out the list below. Let us come along side you in that journey.

School Year Discipleship Opportunites

Begins week of
Sept. 9
Sunday AM Barnabas (special needs) class (10:30am)
Wednesday PM Kid’s Club (6:30pm)
American Heritage Girls, Boy’s Trail Life USA (6:15pm,
Begins Sept. 10 – 2 Mondays per month)


Begins Sept. 9
Sunday PM Mosaic Worship and Study (5:30pm, Summit Rm)
Sunday PM Middle School Life Groups (5:30pm)
Wednesday PM High School Life Groups (6:30pm)


Single Young Adults  
Tuesday night Fusion study (7:00pm, Lighthouse)


Begins week of
Sept. 9
Monday PM Bible Study Fellowship (6:45pm, Upper Rm)
Tuesday Precept Bible Study (9:30am & 7:00pm, Luther Rm)
Wednesday AM Men’s Coffee Club Study (9:30am, Upper Rm)
Wednesday PM Bible Study & Life Groups (6:30pm, Upper Rm)
Friday AM Bible Study (6:00am, Upper Rm)


Begins week of
Sept. 9
Tuesday Precept Bible Study (9:30am & 7:00pm, Luther Rm)
Wednesday’s Women’s Bible Study (9:30am, Sanctuary & 6:30pm,
Common Grounds Cafe)
Thursday MOPS (see website for schedule, Summit Rm)
Friday AM Side By Side medical spouses (9:15am, Summit Rm)
A Time for Women- devotions and lifestyle demos (2nd Thursdays, 6:30pm, Summit Rm)


Sunday AM Adult Bible Study (10:30am, Upper Rm),
Financial Peace University – begins Sept 23 (Sundays, 9:00am, Upper Rm)
Tuesday AM Unity English – begins Sept 4 (9:00am, Children’s wing)
Friday PM Celebrate Recovery (7:00PM, Upper Rm)


Archways Membership Class

Join us at our ArchWays membership class.  The class is three weeks long and begins Sept. 29/30:  

  • Session 1 (September 29 & 30): Our History and God’s Gift of Salvation
  • Session 2 (October 6 & 7): Our Purpose, Personality, and Beliefs
  • Session 3 (October 13 & 14): Becoming Fully Connected

Classes are in room LC100, just off the Center lobby on Saturdays at 7:00pm, and Sundays at 9:00am or 10:30am.  All classes are identical, so choose the time that best fits your schedule each weekend.

To sign up fill out the application on our website at AutumnRidgeChurch.org/membership.
E-mail any questions about the process to

Pastoral Transition Committee Focus Groups: September 8/9 and 15/16

Please plan to participate in one of the Focus Group Sessions listed below to provide input
on the future of ARC and the qualities we should be looking for in our next senior pastor.

Saturday, September 8  6:45 p.m.,  Upper Room
Sunday, September 9, 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Common Grounds Cafe

Saturday, September 15,  6:45 p.m., Upper Room
Sunday, September 16, 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Common Grounds Cafe

The Pastoral Transition Committee has selected AGORA Search Group to conduct the search for our next senior pastor. Our contract with them was signed this past month.
We look forward to working with their team to find the pastor God has already chosen to lead our church.
Curious about transition? Visit AutumnRidgeChurch.org/about-transition

  • Adult Bible Study: Sundays, 10:30am – Upper Room
  • Volleyball: Tuesdays, 6:30pm – CENTER Gym
  • Celebrate Recovery: Fridays, 7:00pm – Upper Room


Church Community News (Announcements, Letters, Employment, etc.)


Congratulations to Adam and Abbie Broich on the birth of a baby girl, Navy Louise, who was born July 30.

Congratulations to Bobby and Sarah Patton on the birth of a son, Dain Nicklaus, on August 22.

We extend our sympathy to Mary Van Peursem whose father, Wilber Keeling, died on August 23.

We extend our sympathy to Jim Maher and family on the death of Jim’s father, Louis James Maher, on August 22.

Our Giving To God Last Week:    $ 49,589

Christos Bookcenter

What If God Wrote Your To-Do List?

~by Jay Payleitner

Learn about 52 simple, interactive activities that will help you embrace opportunities to grow closer to God while reaching out to others and taking better care of yourself.

12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You

~by Tony Reinke

The author has identified twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed our lives; some for good, some for bad. He calls us to develop healthy habits in this digital age.

Ministry Partners (Next Chapter, Serenity House, Celebrate Recovery, etc.)

Be sure to check this space in the future for upcoming events sponsored by our ministry partners.

Saturday Night Dinners


Lovingly created by Chef Craig!

Chicken Vindaloo
White Rice
Steamed Broccoli
Ice Cream


Lovingly created by Chef Craig!

Pulled Pork Bahn Mi
(Vietnamese Sandwich)