August 19 – August 25, 2017

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.

  • Saturday, 5:30pm: Infant – PreK
  • Sunday, 9:00 and 10:30am: Infant – Grade 5
  • Barnabas (Special Needs)resumes in September
  • Volunteer Training: Sept. 13 (details coming)
  • Wednesday Night Clubs: 6:30-8:00pm, September 20 – May 9
    Those entering Kindergarten – 5th grade. Register online by Aug 27 for early registration discount. Visit the Children’s Welcome Center for more information.

| students (Grades 6-12)

  • Mosaic: Sunday, August 20, 6-12th grade – 5:30-7:00pm

| men

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

| women

  • #WhenLifeStinks: Fans study starting in September. Online registration is now open.

| fusion (Single Young Adults)

  • Tuesdays, 7:00pm: in the Lighthouse

| missions & local outreach

| general events & classes

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

General Events/Classes

  • Adult Bible Study: Book of Hebrews, Sundays, 10:30am – Upper Room
  • Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL),Tuesdays, 6:30pm, Wesley Counseling Room
  • Volleyball, Tuesdays, 6:30pm – CENTER Gym
  • Celebrate Recovery, Fridays, 7:00pm – Upper Room 

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


Warmest congratulations to Carle and Jenny Larson who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 29.

We congratulate Harold and Kathy Baxter, who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend.

Congratulations to Matt and Amanda Andring on the birth of a son, Blaine Matthew, on August 8.

mercying-definitionMercy has been defined as “love in action.” Whether you want to show that love in action in the Autumn Ridge community or in the broader community, we have options for you, your family, and even your Life Group.

Have you found opportunities for Mercy-ing?
Use a Connection Card to drop us a note and let us know – so that we may encourage others to find their own opportunities.

Our Giving To God

Giving to God’s work last week: $77,631

Be a Saturday Night Missionary!

Our 10:30 service no longer has space for our guests. Would you be one of 200 people to make room for our guests by switching from the 10:30am service to the Saturday evening service beginning September 16?

Starting that weekend, we’ll be offering full children’s programming on Saturday night. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to have dinner as a family at church after the service. If you’d like to serve in our Saturday childrens’ classes, let us know.

Become a Saturday Night Missionary – be one of the 200 that makes room for our guests at 10:30 on Sundays.

Children (Infant-5th Grade)

Wednesday Night Clubs

We are currently on Summer Break.

Wednesday Night Clubs: 6:30-8:00pm, September 20 – May 9
Those entering Kindergarten – 5th grade. Register online by Aug 27 for early registration discount. Visit the Children’s Welcome Center for more information.

DiscipleKids Weekend Classes

Saturdays at 5:30pm:

Classes for infant – K15 Preschool
Sundays at 9:00am and 10:30am:

Classes for infant – 5th Grade
Elementary students are encouraged to attend class for one hour and then attend a worship service with their families during another service.


BARNABAS Ministry, Sundays @10:30

Barnabas is a Sunday School for children and teens ages 5-18 who have special needs.  Barnabas exists to glorify God by sharing the love of Jesus Christ and the truth of His Word.  The Barnabas class meets every Sunday during the 10:30 service in the Mannika Room.  If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact the Autumn Ridge Children’s Ministry Department.

Trail Life USA

Our regular meetings are the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month (with monthly Hit the Trail! activities at other times). We meet from 6:15 – 7:45 PM in the Upper Room.

Helpful details:  

Cost is $76 (includes shirt); for more information or to register, contact trail.life@arnoldzoo.org

Helping Hands

The Children’s Ministries Department invites adults of all ages to minister to the children of Autumn Ridge Church through their Helping Hands Ministry. The purpose of Helping Hands is to assist the Children’s Department in preparing and organizing materials for their programs. Helping Hands normally meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 9:30 am -12:00 pm. If you are able to lend a hand once or twice a month, please contact Elann Wright at 288-8880 ext. 116 or email her at Wright.Elann@AutumnRidgeChurch.org.

Students (6th Grade-HS Senior)


Mosaic meets on Sundays in the Lighthouse.

  • Mosaic (6th-12th Grade): Sundays 5:30pm

Missions & Local Outreach

Missions and Outreach


Are you interested in helping us with 2 babies and a teen, their moms, and translators?  There are a variety of ways to serve them! We will need at least 3 host families,  as well as those who are willing to provide transportation, meals, outings, and a variety of other blessings for these children. Please contact us at Missions@AutumnRidgeChurch.org or call 288-8880 and ask for Mary or Woody.

Join us at noon this Sunday, Aug. 20, in the Common Grounds for Sandwiches and Sodas with Jon and Carrie, who have been serving in the Arab Peninsula. Jon teaches English and develops friendships with students in a closed country. Come for lunch and find out how God is using them in a difficult place.

Men (studies, events, etc.)

Men’s Coffee Club

Join a group of men, led by Dick Larson, who meet every Wednesday for coffee, donuts, and discussions or presentations on a variety of subjects.

Wednesdays, 9:30am in the Upper Room

Men’s Friday Morning Bible Study

Fridays, 6:00am – Upper Room

Women (WBS, MOPS, Women's event, etc.)

Women’s Bible Study

Who we are: A Bible Study group which connects you to women of all ages – 18 on up, who are meeting God and making friends.

What we do: Study the Bible through well-prepared teaching lectures, small group discussion, and friendships.

Click here to register for the Fall 2017 study of Job and 1 Peter.

When we meet:
Wednesdays at 9:30-11:00am and 6:30-8:00pm. Our first session is Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

What else should I know? It’s free – including childcare and an excellent children’s program. Coffee and treats each week. A great way to connect with other women.


Side By Side, a non-denominational women’s bible study meeting at Autumn Ridge Church on Friday mornings, is looking for individuals interested in helping with childcare. Both substitutes and regular childcare workers needed. Hours are 9:10-11:30. This is a paid position. Teens $15, Adults $25 each Friday during the academic school year.

Contact Meghan Olsen meghanolsen@gmail.com

Christos Bookcenter

A Spectacle of Glory: God’s Light Shining Through Me Every Day

~by Joni Eareckson Tada and Larry Libby

Say “no” to complaining and “yes” to following God despite a difficult path. God created you to showcase His glory. Glorify God daily to those you encounter.

The One Year Impact for Living Men’s Devotional: Daily Coaching for a Life of Significance

~by Nathan and Scott Whitaker

Don’t follow the paths of power, wealth, image, or status. Focus on your eternal legacies—what you can do each day to better understand your God-given purpose, potential,
and passion.

Saturday Night Dinners


Lovingly created by Chef Craig!

Shrimp & Crab Cakes
with Paprika Aioli
Vegetarian Croquettes
Fresh Green Salad
Fresh Fruit


Lovingly created by Chef Craig!

Garlic Bread
Fresh Green Salad
Fresh Fruit

Chocolate Cupcakes!