May 26 – June 1, 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-K18
  • Sundays, 9:00 & 10:30am: Infant-K18
  • Barnabas (Special Needs): Sundays, 10:30am, LC102
  • May 1 Thing: Women’s Shelter cleaning supplies

Coming Up:

  • June 25-29, ARKids Week at Camp Victory
  • July 7, ARC Family Pool Party

| students (Grades 6-12)

  • Mosaic (Grades 9-12):  Not meeting this week
  • Middle School Life Groups: on summer break
  • High School Life Groups: On summer break

Hire a Student
Many students are eager to work hard to raise funds for summer mission trips. Be a part of the blessing by hiring a student for a job you need done!
Students available January through June 10.

| 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
  • Side By Side (medical spouses): on summer break

| fusion (Single Young Adults)

  • Tuesdays, 7:00pm: in the Lighthouse

| missions & local outreach

  • Save the Date! Wednesday, June 6, 7 pm Common Grounds Café: Missions dessert with Ruth W, ARC-supported missionary in a closed country. Come hear what Ruth does in a very challenging environment and find out how you can help.

| 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


  • 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.)


Be sure you don’t leave church this weekend without your own copy of the devotional we’re going through as a congregation this month: A Month of Generosity. It’s written by Autumn Ridgers for Autumn Ridgers.

Last weekend, Pastor Steer announced his plan to step down as Senior Pastor in January 2019.  You can view his announcement and comments from Jay Maier, our Elder Board Chair, at AutumnRidgeChurch.org/about-transition.

We extend our sympathy to Lorraine Ryberg and her family whose twin brother, Loren Lindholm, died May 5.

Our Giving To God Last Week:    $ 68,476
Giving to Student Missions (through May 6):
$ 58,065 (goal: $68,000)

Children (Infant-5th Grade)

Wednesday Night Clubs

Wednesday Night Clubs: 6:30-8:00pm, September 20 – May 9
Those entering Kindergarten – 5th grade. 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

Nathan and Becky have moved from the their home in Kankan into The Beachhead, the building project they have been working on the last several years. They also baptized a man they have been working with for over 10 years. He committed his life to Christ a year ago, but was baptized secretly, due to fear of social repercussions. Pray for God’s continued blessing on his life.

Men (studies, events, etc.)

Men’s Monday Night BSF

6:30pm, Upper Room. Now on summer break.

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, meets year-round.

Men’s Wednesday Night Life Groups

6:30pm in the Upper Room. On summer break.

Men’s Friday Morning Bible Study

Fridays, 6:00am – Upper Room. Meets year-round.

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.

When we meet:
Wednesdays at 9:30-11:00am and 6:30-8:00pm. We are now on summer break.

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

What’s It Like to Be Married to Me?: And Other Dangerous Questions

~by Linda Dillow

This book is about knowing the difference between having a desire for a better marriage and setting the goal of a better marriage. There is a reflective study guide included

Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away: Real Help for Desperate Hearts in Difficult Marriages

~by Gary Chapman

Many couples struggle in marriages. But the story shouldn’t end there! One, or both, partners can take positive steps that potentially will change the emotional climate of their marriage.

Saturday Night Dinners

MAY 26th

Lovingly created by Chef Craig!

Turkey Meatball Sandwich
Fresh Fruit
Fresh Green Salad

JUNE 2nd

Lovingly created by Chef Craig!

Cobb Salad
Homemade Mac n’ Cheese
Dinner Roll
Ice Cream Sandwiches