March 17 – March 23, 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-5th grade
  • Sundays, 9 & 10:30am: Infant-5th grade
  • Barnabas (Special Needs): Sundays, 10:30am, LC102
  • Wednesday Night Clubs: K18-Grade 5, 6:30-8:00pm.
  • March 1 Thing: Teacher Appreciation

| students (Grades 6-12)

  • Mosaic (Grades 9-12):  Not meeting this week
  • Middle School Life Groups: Not meeting this week
  • High School Life Groups: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm

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 Bible Study Fellowship (BSF): Mondays, 6:30pm, Upper Room – On Break
  • Men’s Coffee Club, Discussions, and Presentations: Wednesdays, 9:30am – Upper Room
  • Men’s Wed. Night Bible Study: 6:30pm, Upper Room – On Break
  • Men’s Bible Study: Fridays, 6:00am – Upper Room – On Break

| women

  • Women’s Bible Study: Gospel of John. Wednesdays, 9:30am & 6:30pm
  • A Time for Women Craft Retreat, Saturday, Mar 4, 9am-4pm, Summit Room
  • Side By Side (medical spouses): Fridays, 9:00am in the Summit Room

| fusion (Single Young Adults)

  • Tuesdays, 7:00pm: in the Lighthouse

| missions & local outreach

  • Save the Date: March 18, Sandwiches and Sodas in the Common Grounds after the 10:30am service

| general events & classes

  • Adult Bible Study: Sundays, 10:30am – Upper Room
  • Precept Study: Judges
    Tuesdays, 9:30am or 7:00pm in the Luther Room
  • Unity English (English language class): 9:15am, Den Rooms
  • Volleyball: Tuesdays, 6:30pm – CENTER Gym
  • Celebrate Recovery: Fridays, 7:00pm – Upper Room

Large Events (concerts, conferences, etc.)


Devoted Hearts
April 27-28


General Events/Classes

Starting point is an eight-session study that offers a conversational environment where you can explore faith and experience community. It’s an ideal place to ask tough questions and work out the details of what a faith walk might look like for you. Our next session begins on April 7/8. Click the image to visit the Starting Point page.

Attend all three weeks of the ArchWays classes.

Class is offered three times each weekend – switch class times as needed to fit your schedule.

Saturday (7-8 PM) or Sunday (9-10 AM or 10:30-11:30 AM)

Week #1 ~ April 21/22   |   Week #2 ~ April 28/29   |   Week #3 ~ May 5/6

To sign up for ArchWays fill out our membership application on our website at AutumnRidgeChurch.org/membership. If you have questions about the ArchWays classes or becoming a member, e-mail us at Membership@AutumnRidgeChurch.org

  • Adult Bible Study: Sundays, 10:30am – Upper Room
  • Unity English (English language class): 9:15am, Den Rooms
  • 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 Renee Redalen and her family on the death of her father, Richard Hines, on February 27.


Easter is quickly approaching, and it’s time to order flowers for our Easter flowering crosses.  Please consider ordering lilies or mums in honor of or in memory of loved ones.  Feel free to order as many as you would like, but the deadline for orders is Sunday, March 25.

  • Pay by Credit CardOrders may be placed online.
  • Pay by Cash or Check – If you prefer to pay by cash or check (payable to Autumn Ridge Church), order forms are available at the Connection Center in the front lobby, or the church office during the week.

As these Easter flowers will be used to decorate our two Easter flowering crosses and provide lovely family photo opportunities, the flowers will be available to take home beginning at 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 1 (after the last service). Or, stop by the church lobby any time April 2-4 and select your flowers to take home.

Our Giving To God Last Week: $ 76,676

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

ARC-supported missionary, Hiram J, will have a table in the lobby on Saturday night only. Hiram and his family serve in Kenya. Please stop by if you’re here for Saturday service and get acquainted.

Nathan and Becky K, working in Upper Guinea, are celebrating the near completion of a huge project, The Beachhead, a conference and study space they have been working on for the last few years. More than 60 people gathered for their first ministry event in the building. They will be stateside for a year-long home assignment this summer as Nathan continues work on his PhD. Pray for smooth transitions and for new members of the team who have recently joined them in Guinea.

Join us for Sandwiches and Sodas after the 10:30 service on March 18.

Men (studies, events, etc.)

Men’s Monday Night BSF

6:30pm, Upper Room.

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 Wednesday Night Life Groups

6:30pm 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.

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

In the Middle of the Mess: Strength for This Beautiful Broken Life

~by Sheila Walsh

Turn your struggles into strengths. Use confession, prayer, and meditation on Scripture to form a daily connection with Jesus. Experience the new joy of being fully known, loved, and accepted.

Hope (Inspiration for Everyday Life)

~by Max Lucado

Max’s words on living a life of hope become an everyday reminder of hope that can add joy and gratitude to ordinary days, difficult days, and even the best days.

Saturday Night Dinners

Please note that due to the Spring Fling on
Saturday, March 17th,
no dinner will be served that weekend.

Please join us the following Saturday
for Soup & Sandwiches
when Saturday Night Dinners resume!

MARCH 24th

Lovingly created by Chef Craig!

(Moroccan chickpea & lentil soup)
Cream of Asparagus
Turkey Sandwiches
Ham Sandwiches