June 7 – July 13, 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
  • Barnabas (Special Needs): on summer break. Classes resume Sept. 9

Coming Up:

  • Registration is now open for Fall Kid’s Club
  • July 16-19: Art Camp at Autumn Ridge
  • Upward Soccer Registration: open until July 25

register for events on the children’s webpage.

| students (Grades 6-12)

  • Mosaic (Grades 9-12): Sundays 4:30-7:30pm
       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): on summer break

| fusion (Single Young Adults)

  • Tuesdays, 7:00pm: in the Lighthouse

| missions & local outreach

  • Food 4 Friends Summ School Snacks
       For Bamber Valley and Harriet Bishop. Donate through Pushpay (app or website) and choose “Snacks for Kids.”
  • Find out how you can minister to parents facing chronic stress or crisis. www.tfgood.org.
  • Jon and Carrie are facing some hard changes as a family. Missionaries regularly must say ‘goodbye’ to friends, and sometimes that’s especially hard for the kids, Kiki and Charlie. Remember them in your prayers as they face this hard reality.

| general events & classes

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

Large Events (concerts, conferences, etc.)



Family Camp offers the right blend of time away with family and friends, biblical teaching, and recreation.

We are privileged to have the Steers lead our morning sessions for the 25th Autumn Ridge Family Camp.  John, Gretchen, and John’s brothers, Andrew and Simon Steer, will provide biblical teaching to help us “Steer Straight” this summer.

Housing options range from hotel rooms to basic camp sites. The food is great, and you can go a full week with all your meals prepared for you (and not do any dishes).

There are so many options for recreation; the challenge is figuring out what to do each day.


General Events/Classes

General Events and Classes

Summer Lake Baptisms

Family Camp: August 1
Autumn Ridge Church (Penz residence): August 12, 6pm

Baptism is a beautiful scriptural way of professing our faith in Jesus Christ. If you are interested in taking this step of discipleship, please contact Pastor Paul McDonald at McDonald.Paul@AutumnRidgeChurch.org or call him at 507-288-8880.

  • 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.)


Thank you to everyone for the cards and condolences on the death of my brother, Ron Newman.
– Maureen Maass

This week, Pastor Jim Fleming joined Autumn Ridge as Interim Executive Pastor. He will focus on staff and organizational leadership through our upcoming senior pastor transition. He was previously the senior pastor of a church in the Memphis area for 25 years, and more recently has been interim pastor at two churches in Iowa, helping them successfully navigate senior pastor transitions. Jim and his wife, Rochelle, have three children and 4 grandchildren. Please join us in welcoming them to ARC!

Our Giving To God Last Week:    $ 70,236

Christos Bookcenter

The 5 Love Languages Military Edition: The Secret to Love That Lasts

~by Gary Chapman and Jocelyn Green 

This edition will build lasting love relationships over long distances, help reintegration after deployment, unlearn harsh military style communication, rebuild and maintain emotional love, and help spouses heal from trauma. 

Pocket Prayers for Military Life: 40 Simple Prayers That Bring Faith and Courage

~by Max Lucado

Life for military families can be filled with rapid change, fear, and uncertainty. Max Lucado offers hopeful words to point them to Scripture and the Source of faith and courage. 

Saturday Night Dinners

JUNE 30th

Lovingly created by Chef Craig!

Beef Kabobs
(with creamy mustard sauce)
Fresh Green Salad
Butterscotch Pudding

JULY 7th

Lovingly created by Chef Craig!

BBQ Ribs
Baked Potato
Corn on the Cob
Ice Cream

JULY 14th

Lovingly created by Chef Craig!

Chicken Vegetable Wellington
Mashed Potatoes
Apple Crisp