May 27 – June 2, 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, 8:30, 10:00, and 11:15am: Infant – PreK
  • Barnabas (Special Needs)Sundays, 10:30am
  • 1 Thing for May: Baby Bottles

| students (Grades 6-12)

  • NO Mosaic (6-12th grade): Sunday, May 28
  • NO Middle School Life Groups: Sunday, May 28
  • NO High School Life Groups: Wednesday, May 31

college-aged (ages 18-24)

  • NO College-Aged gatherings: Sunday, May 28

| men

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

| women

  • Side by Side (medical spouses): Fridays, 9:15am – Summit Room

| fusion (Single Young Adults)

| missions & local outreach

| 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

Large Events (concerts, conferences, etc.)


We’ll keep you posted of large-scale events as details become available.



General Events/Classes

 FAMILY CAMP: July 30-August 4

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  • 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.)


We extend our sympathy to Mrs. Norman (Deloris) Huse and Carla Nelson on the death of husband and father, Norman Huse, on May 22.

We extend our sympathy to Nega Dinku (our Snap Shuttle driver) and his family on the death of his daughter Rachel Dinku in Ethiopia.

We extend our sympathy to Melanie Budihas and her family on the death of her son, Seth, on May 20.

For Memorial weekend Vets eat for free
Stop in the Common Grounds for Saturday night dinner after the 5:30 service or for breakfast
served from 8:30-11:00am on Sunday. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 5-10, and free for children 4 and younger.

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.

Hire a Student

Do you need help with a project?
Hire a student to help. Money earned goes toward summer mission trips.
Info on the Student webpage.

Our Giving To God

Giving to God’s work last week: $57,817   |   Students: $ 19,769

Children (Infant-5th Grade)


Wednesday Night Clubs

We are currently on Summer Break.

September – May: 6:30 – 8:00pm for PreK-Grade 5. Meet in the Children’s Wing.

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
  • Middle School Life Groups, Sundays, 5:30pm
  • High School Life Groups: Wednesdays, 6:30pm

Support our Students’ summer missions trips. Hire a student for personal, household, neighborhood, or business projects.

College-Aged (18-24years)

Sundays at 8:30pm in the Lighthouse

We are young adults between 18 – 24 years old who are striving to help develop each other into devoted disciples of Jesus Christ that love God and serve people

Weekly gatherings will include:
Worship time, thought provoking subjects, debates, small groups, games, community bonding, and growing together in Jesus!

In the Lighthouse at Autumn Ridge Church (2nd floor of the CENTER).

Missions & Local Outreach

Missions and Outreach

Sandwiches and Sodas on June 4 in the Common Grounds Café immediately after the 10:30 service.

Come and hear Andy Kilen, retired founder and director of Next Chapter Ministries, share with us about his new work with the Center for Indian Missions in northern Minnesota.

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

We have just completed our school-year study. Look for information soon about a summer study.


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

Riley Unlikely: With Simple Childlike Faith, Amazing Things Can Happen

~by Riley Banks-Snyder

Unable to bear children of her own, Riley who loves children and has a servant spirit, travels to Kenya annually with backpacks, school supplies, and hygiene kits.

The Drop Box: How 500 Abandoned Babies, an Act of Compassion, and a Movie Changed My Life Forever

~by Brian Ivie and Ted Kluck

This story is of spiritual orphans, young and old, discovering their identity as children of God. While filming a documentary of unwanted newborns in South Korea, the videographer becomes a Christian.

Saturday Night Dinners


Created by Chef Craig!

Hot Dogs
Baked Beans
Corn on the Cob
Angel Food Trifle
(made with fresh fruit!)


Join us in the COMMON GROUNDS for a delicious homemade breakfast created by Chef Craig!
Served from 8:30 to 11:00
$8 for adults / $4 for kids ages 5-10 / 4 and under eat free!

This weekend VETS EAT FREE! 

Scrambled Eggs
Breakfast Sausage – GF & DF
Breakfast Potatoes – GF & DF
Mini Muffins
Mini Bagels
Apple Juice
Orange Juice


Created by Chef Craig!

Baked Manicotti
Roasted Vegetables
Garlic Bread
Ice Cream